I’m an Artist

I’m an artist… maybe you can tell from my profile picture? That pink Rugosa Rose? Well I admit to having dried up in the creativity department I have artwork I started a year ago I need to finish and give to the person already! I should be ashamed of myself! I even bought 10 huge sheets of hot pressed watercolor paper that I cut into 4 large sheets each! So, I have 40 pieces of paper waiting to be drawn and painted on! I need to FOCUS on my artwork in January!

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I’m Not a Big Griever…

I’m not a big griever and I feel bad about that! My two sisters still grieve for our mother who passed on 3 years ago Dec. 6th of 2014.  My one sister claims she breaks down bawling from time to time when she misses mom. My other said she’s still grieving.. and I image she cries too, she always was the most sensitive sister.  I don’t get depressed, I don’t really cry about it. I did feel very saddened at the time of her death and was a little depressed for a few months and yes I cried a little and had to get used to her being gone when I go to visit. I always talk about mom with dad. I think it’s important to keep her memory alive.  I just accept what happened and live in the present moment! I admit on occasion I feel sad and miss mom, but not to the extent two of my sisters do. Is there something wrong with me? The same thing happened when my grandparents died and my aunts and uncles died. I just didn’t feel overwhelming sadness like I suppose I should. I’ve always had the ability to live in the present moment and what happened in the past just stays there most of the time. I know how really bad we will all feel when dad passes on someday. We have gotten much closer to him after mom died.

Perfectly Imperfect

Our bodies are very flawed as you know. One side of our body is not exactly like the other side. One nostril may be bigger than the other, one eye might be another color.  One eye may be bigger and or higher. One breast may be bigger than the other and usually is!

For instance I shower and put on deodorant everyday, yet if I did some sweaty heavy cleaning I notice the left armpit will stink and the other won’t. My left ear produces much more wax than the right which hardly produces any. My left breast is smaller than my right.  I have a small dimple in my right cheek but not in my left and my smile is not balanced out. One foot is 1/2 size larger than the other!

I’ve seen lots of flaws in other people. Some are more attractive than me, some less, and I consider myself rather plain to look at. I know I’m not the only imperfect human specimen out there in the world and it makes me feel better knowing we are all perfectly imperfect!

“You have High Cholesterol!”

I was recently diagnosed with high cholesterol last month. My triglycerides were 320 and considering 150 is normal something has to be done.  I wasn’t going to take the cholesterol meds and opted to change my diet first before trying any medication, but I wasn’t good at following the diet, so a week later I went to my patient portal and messaged a request for the medicine. Especially after considering heart blockages are the norm in dad’s family and bypass surgery has been done on dad’s 4 siblings. Dad has gotten away without the surgery. He takes his cholesterol meds and downs 2 TB of flax meal mixed with some 1/2 and 1/2 everyday! Doesn’t that sound horribly throat clogging? I suppose I should do the same with the flax meal it seems to have helped him a lot but it gives horrible gas! Ugh! So I need to cook a Mediterranean diet for my husband’s Chronic Kidney Disease, and I eat the same food usually, so that helps too I hope. I go back for blood tests in December to see if this helps.

SPIRIT MOON by William Sarabande

SPIRIT MOON by William Sarabande (c) 2000. Do you know of this writer? He writes of Early Americans and other early civilizations. There are several writers of this genre which I used to read all the time until I got sick of it. Now I pick one up every now and then but they are usually printed with tiny fonts and have many pages, these “Cave man sagas” as I call them. This one is really about several different Native tribes in North Amercia. One tribe being the Inuits or Eskimos. The main characters are Mowea’qua a young healer woman of the OLD TRIBE who is much hated by the others and her side kick Masquash a 6 year old son of a shaman who runs away with Mowea’qua to save her life. Then Ne’gauni a one legged future shaman who loves her. There are other important characters of course. If you like this type of novel give it a try. I just wish it came in large type for these old eyes.

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Here is where the story takes place:

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Will I get in trouble for posting the map? I hope not, it may encourage people to read Sarabande’s book.

 

 

COME SUNDOWN by Nora Roberts

COME SUNDOWN by Nora Roberts, (c) 2017. This is the first Nora Roberts book I’ve ever read I think… I guess this means I’ll be reading more…  This is the story of the Longbow family who run a working ranch and resort in Montana. Everyone seems to work at the ranch, the grandma’s and all their offspring. Bodine Logbow is the young woman in charge. But not far away Bodine’s aunt Alice is being held captive by an insane man for the last 25 years, who beats and rapes her quite often, he calls her Esther and she calls him Sir. She’s birthed him children and he kept the boy but I wonder what happens to the infant girls? He’s giving them away or killing them I suppose. Well one day Alice gets free, and ends up by the side of the road not far from the ranch but she’s quite insane by now. So she’s taken to the hospital where her identity is found. Now the family is dealing with her health and mental problems. It proves to be in interesting story as Alice’s sister Maureen and her three grown children run the ranch and fall in love.