Tuesday, January 30, 2007


My surgeon says I am progressing as expected. He tells me that in 2 weeks I'll be much improved. I hope he's right. I am feeling better.
I finished taping my pendants... 48 of them. Hooray!!!!!!!!! Now I need to solder... ugh.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

two steps forward...

and a few more backwards... I am going to take it very easy today. I plan to work on my pendants and rest. My body is simply making me sit still. It is remarkably difficult for me to this. Pain and fatigue are good reminders, though.
The mailers have gone out for the trunk show and my pendants are a big part of it, so my goal is to be able to finish this last batch of art and be there.
I see my surgeon tomorrow. I expect him to be wearing tights and a fluttering cape.

Friday, January 26, 2007

baby steps

I actually got some sleep last night! What a balm! Today Juli snatched me and took me out into the world, that is surprisingly unchanged. It was good to escape... but exhausting. It is really hard for me to accept this pace, but I know I must. When I don't, I pay.
Colder weather is returning and that makes me more content to be inside.
God, what a boring blog. But I am happy to be alive and boring for now.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

lala land

Geeze! I don't even know what day it is. I just realized it is Thursday, not Friday. I was still in the hospital last week at this time. When I think of that, I realize how much I've improved. Still, it is rocky and I float around the house feeling weak and trying to distract myself from various pains. Mostly I need sleep. I have had one slightly decent night's sleep in almost 2 weeks. It is making me a bit crazed.

I did manage to tape up a few pendants and I kicked ass on the NY Times crossword puzzle. So, tomorrow I'll be better. I'm sure of it.

One week out of the hospital and I am still feeling a bit ghostly. It is a quiet day, my first one all alone since I became ill. I am enjoying the solitude and the delicious silence, though I really appreciate my family and friends' care. My friend Susan is bringing us dinner tonight. She is a marvelous cook. Hopefully my unhappy innards will allow me a nibble.

I am working on some pendant art today between naps. My participation in the Feb. trunk show is very iffy right now. Perhaps I can send my things if I am unable to be present.

It is a cold, but glorious day with an amazing blue sky. I am content to be snug inside and grateful for each tiny step toward recovery.

nothing stays the same

It is almost as if you were frantically constructing another world while the world that you live in dissolves beneath your feet, and that your survival depends on completing this construction at least one second before the old habitation collapses. ~Tennessee Williams

Saturday, January 13, 2007


Oh, jubilate!!!! I am feeling so much better! Thank you drug companies of America for your healing wonders!!!!!!! Despite the hideous cold temperature and the impending ice storm, I am HAPPY TO BE ALIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, January 11, 2007

dental woes...

aaarg! I know this tooth will be better in a few days, but right now I am trying to take enough codeine to keep from whimpering, but still be able to function. I go back to the dentist on the 23rd. What on earth do people do who don't have access to dental care? How awful. I hurt like hell & I've been to the dentist and have drugs.

Dear God, this is boring! Forgive me. Hard to get beyond it. Time for more meds...

Wednesday, January 10, 2007


Ah, what a lovely day for a root canal. While the nitrous is quite relaxing, this is not my favorite way to spend a Wednesday. The alternative is to do some "Castaway"-style home dental work and I wasn't really in the mood to whack myself in the mouth with a coconut. I'm off to pick up my Lortabs.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

We dance round in a ring and suppose,
But the Secret sits in the middle and knows.
-- Robert Frost

Friday, January 05, 2007

my captain, my captain!

Ah, well, my post-holiday sigh-o-relief was short-lived. I have a trunk show on Feb. 10 & 11 so I must kick ass on making pendants and collage art. Also, my friend Myrel is opening a bed & breakfast and I am going to donate* (* give her my junk~ cool junk, though) a hoard of stuff to help her decorate it. She also needs signs, so I will be dragging out my paints. I have another trunk show in March, but the dates are not nailed down yet.

And... I have my pendants in a new store in Richardson called Beaucoup. I think I need to give up on getting my website launched. I need to hire someone to set it up. I CAN do it, but it is sooooo time consuming for an amateur. I hate to say I can't do it, but... well, there you go.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

holiday highlights

good gifts given! smiles everywhere!!!

the Turkish Circus plays on~bravo!

McKinney bedecked & magic snow!!!!

lakeside~ very nice~~~~~~

Christmas Eve dinner

Virgin Mary journal (thanks Kate!)

... more to come...

island dreaming

Tuesday, January 02, 2007