Monday, June 28, 2010
Ride the Wind by Lucia St. Claire Robson
Follow the River by James Alexander Thom
Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
Oniongirl by Charles de Lint
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson
and, of course,
The Unfinished Angel by Sharon Creech
WHOOOOOOAAAAA! WAIT JUST A COTTON PICKIN' SECOND!
Did you think THAT was my announcement? NOPE! THAT is as follows! I am about to do something just for ME! WHAT????? Gasp! Yes, I am! I don't have tons of $$ but I am going to take a vacation. Where am I going? Am I visiting friends or going to the Rez? Nope! Am I seeking a lovely log cabin somewhere surrouned by SNOW? Huh-uh. (Tho' I WISH I were!) How about a pristine beach? ME? Uh - not on your LIFE! If I want HEAT, I'll just stay HERE! I am going ... drumroll ... to stay home, do NO emailing, do NO blogging, and CREATE. I have to be on the computer a LOT because I edit for a living. But I find that I ache to create non-stop in my so-called spare time, yet I gravitate right over here & start jabbering. I want to see if I can REALLY accomplish something for awhile. I believe taking 2 weeks will replenish my soul & make my spirit SOAR! Now I MAY check blogs every few days but I won't comment. I will go back & comment later. Do you think I'm CRAZY? OOOPS! Strike THAT! Of COURSE I am. But I mean to take this kind of vacation? I think it may be the SMARTEST thing I've done in ages! Now this won't start immediately. I will 'leave' (Blogland & Email Land) on Saturday, July 3rd, and return Saturday, July 17th or Sunday the 18th. Until then, I'm still going to be 'here'. Okay! All my chatter is used up for now!
Thursday, June 24, 2010
PHOTO # TWO: A bunch of felt pastries I made a few years ago
PHOTO # THREE: My REALLY fun/crazy friend Jerry, who works at the Borders (my old hangout) a block from where we used to live.
PHOTO #FOUR: An EXQUISITE drawing by my best friend, Jan Demetralis. (Isn't she AMAZING?) Yes, yes, yes! I DID already post today. LOL! But when I went to finish reading blogs, I saw an interesting one from the incredibly talented Jo Curry of The Cart Before the Horse blog! (WHAT???? You aren't FAMILIAR? Get right on OVER there! You'll love it!) Anyway, her post said to go to our photo albums & go down to the 4th picture in the 4th album & show and tell. Go down 4 more and do the same. Do it 4 TIMES. Now I don't HAVE 16 albums so I had to alter things a bit. I did the 4th picture of every SECOND album 'cause I have only 8. Here they are! And those are the photos you are seeing at the top of this post! Thanks Jo! FUN!
Monday, June 21, 2010
CABINET #2 WITH SNACKIES
CABINET #1 WITH FOOD ITEMS AND COFFEE/TEA
Thursday, June 17, 2010
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Tuesday, June 8, 2010
WARNING! This post is all about self-pity so if you aren't in the mood for my 'poor old Kai' bit, I advise you to RUN - not walk - RUN, RUN, RUN! And with that said ...
I have a LOT of health issues. Some I pretty much ignore because they are just a part of who I am. Lupus surprises me with new aggravations during each flare-up. But it is what it is, and I don't have time for stopping my life so I can be self-indulgent. I DEAL with Lupus. Fibromyalgia is a partner to Lupus. Arrrrgghhh! I loathe the pain and weariness it brings, but again, I am HERE, and I LOVE LIFE. So I deal with that, too. I am Bipolar. Having been on meds for that since the early 90s, the ONLY meds I TAKE, by the way, I don't even THINK about it. Truth is, NOT being on meds and being Bipolar & undiagnosed was hard. No - it was TERRIFYING. I'm so grateful to know WHAT used to make me swing from I-can-d0-anything to I-just-want-to give up in a few short days, from being SO indecisive I couldn't choose my clothing without HOURS of confusion, that KNOWING what's wrong with me - this chemical disorder in my brain - is a complete BLESSING. I am perfectly OKAY with that aspect of my being. It's the knee that's making me insane, frustrated, FURIOUS because it is so PAINFUL. For the few who DON'T know, I have a shattered (not slighty cracked or broken, but totally shattered) right kneecap, compliments of a 14-year-old kid who was cart surfing in a grocery store back about 5 years ago & rammed right into my already damaged knee. You could HEAR the breaking bones the next aisle over. It was a one-minute action that has completely changed my life. Ended my dance aerobics - a thing I LOVED - stopped me from being able to get around independently. Keeps me from sleeping lying down. It cannot be repaired, my leg, because of the 'highway of mess' from childhood 'injuries'. (I won't even GO there!) The surgeons - a number of them - said even if they WERE to attempt it, most likely the healing time would be - well, never, and there was less than a 7% (SEVEN????) chance it would be even remotely successful. I begged not ONE, but THREE surgeons to just cut the cursed thing OFF above the knee. I can LIVE with an artificial leg! I can get AROUND with one. Losing my leg? Not afraid of that! Living with this pain? Very afraid. They won't do it. They WON'T. And it makes me ANGRY. I am in intensive pain tonight. Sometimes it subsides within a few days. Sometimes it doesn't. ONE HOUR of it is too much. It interferes with who I AM. Who AM I, you ask? I'm a person who's so grateful to BE on this earth I want to live EVERY MOMENT to the fullest. This pain doesn't allow that. So tonight - at a time when the pain is worse than it's ever been - I am feeling so pitiful. And even tho' it's no one's problem other than my own, I just really needed to share it and FEEL that there are blogging friends out there who will 'listen' and care. Thank you for that! I'll be my silly self soon. Honest!
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Here are the latest ones by themselves. Now I'm off to crochet myself (yes, MYSELF!!!!) something!