I would love to see this installation up close and personal!
So, by having books appear to grow out of the walls, Craig seems to be cleverly likening the spread of potentially controversial information through books to the unpredictable proliferation of fungi in nature.
Like WGB said....we are on a sexy date! Bahahaha! But hey, at least it is done and we can move on to getting our returns! And then when I get mine I can pay off another credit card!!! Whoot! Debt free this year!
Thanks to my friend for a nice 3.25 mile walk.... I will improve! Part way through it was all about zen...do not focus on the pain accept and move through it! I am back to out of shape and not where I want to be, Taji 100 is coming up and I am starting to be serious again...small steps, small focus points, I can do this!
So I post this and some one says I love the things you post! I respond That finger is full of bubbles!!! Its a bubble maker finger I gave everyone in the office one for Halloween! LOL
One of my friends say "Maybe it is the Vicodin, but I thought that was something of the battery operated kind! Lol!
I love bubbles! They are so relaxing to just sit and blow."
Then my niece starts! OHMYGAWD!
Is that what I THINK IT IS hahaha baaahaha you go auntie! RaWr!
Then my girl friend Katie "I. Am. Dying!!! I just almost choked to death from laughing with food in my face hole! The thing that gets me is that I am for once not the one who thinks something completely innocent is something naughty!"
Niece "Please don't die laughing with food in your face hole! Hahaha ... Ooh crap, I just read back and found out it's only bubbles! ... I'm going to continue thinking what I thought, cause it made my day Lmfao I can't hardly believe that is bubbles ... Auntie, I'm going to need to see these fingers bubbles in action! Bahaaaahaha"
Katie "That is all I see now but seriously, how creepy would that be?!?!! Like who would buy a big finger vibrator??? Bahahahah!"
Niece "Someone like me hahaha I totally would! So would my friends, I'm sure of it! Now I'm going to die laughing. Thanks for the giggles"
Then Gina pipes in "Wowwwwwwwwww!!!!! Hope it Reaches the spot... thatMakes bubbles??????"
Niece "Hahaha Hahaha I feel like such a dumb ass sitting here laughing out loud by my self!"
Finally I see all this and MY response! "OHMYGAWD! I am LAUGHING with tears fucking running down my face!!!! You guys are so hysterical! I NEVER thought anyone would think that! Bahahahahhaaha its a better story that I would bring THAT to work! LOL I am home...but Monday I will take photos! NAOMI !!!!!! SNORT"
My friend who retired sent me this beautiful plant today! Class act Mr. E!!! Work feels a bit empty without him! So grateful and feeling good that he thought enough about me to send me this beautiful tree....
With my Lana Woman....we were at our first girls get away with great friends and OMG laughing till we had to use depends!!! Sue B said something funny! Miss my girls! I love this so much, we were SO in the moment, just loving the experience and surrounded by girl friends! The best time ever! Honest laughter!
Our tech-dependent society has put keyboards at the tips of our fingers at all times, from our smartphones to our laptops. But when was the last time you wrote by hand? Science shows that handwriting can benefit our minds in a number of ways.
It was time to get motivated for the New Documented Life Planner Art Journal with my Mountain Bitches! We get together in January to inspire and set up our jouranals!!! So much fun! Another year is starting! This year I am keeping my planner in the Moleskine again and then Marilyn had made a junk journal and the person didn't want to buy it. So I bought it and I am going to use it for my Art Challenges!
Marilyn hosts us and we get spoiled! I missed Friday because a friends Retirement Party, but we eat, drink and are merry for 2 days...this time I had 1 day but I STILL feel refreshed and ready for journaling!
Here is the junk journal that Marilyn let me buy off her!
Yeah! I got up at 4:00 am...to finish the prep...I was crying by the end of it! It is DISGUSTING! I had to bite a lime slice after everytime I drank it...ending up barfing...gah...AND if they would tell you what color you are looking for I would NOT have had to do the morning prep! Bastards!
My prep was perfect! THANK GAWD!
I had a terrific nurse, but I told her I was freaking because of the IV...my veins hide...they hid. She tried the right side, nope, no go...then heated up my left arm and got it to finally go in a vein! ROLLING EYES! ALWAYS BAD!!!
I loved my doctor! She was very nice and explained a lot. Since I have IBS she decided to do two biopsies, one on the left side and one on the right side to check for a type of colitis that with someone with IBS can be overlooked.
I was SO out of it, my body doesn't tolerate drugs well, so she added an anti-nausia med in my meds. The nurse AFTER the surgery (not the one during) was not helpful at all...I don't even know how I got dressed let alone walked out without my shoes on!
WGB stopped at a Starbucks got me a Tuxedo coffee (which I haven't ordered in YEARS, but some how in my stupor remembered it, got me a breakfast item and scones...and I have NO memory of this at all...I layed out on the couch and was out all day ... I am writing this several days after! Friday was also spent on the couch where I slept most of the day away in my pjs and only took a shower because WGB told me I stunk! ah true love!
Most of the weekend I have spent walking bent over and wondering if all was ok with the biopsies because I fricken HURT! But seeing the photo of the way your colon goes I now understand that exactly where I am hurting is most like the places she did take the biopsy.
Just need time to heal.
The good news:
cancer! Whoot! AND another 10 years without having to have one of these bad boys again! So I am following through on all the things I need to do to take care of myself and fulfill THIS years word which is CLEAN. Clean up my health, clean up my finances, clean up my house...all that CLEAN!
So I am hoping that tomorrow and the rest of the week at work isn't too bad...I wasn't able to make it through the last few days without flaking on the couch and doing nothing!
First of all in about 2005 I lost a good friend of mine. Wow...its been that long. She had a family history of colon cancer. She didn't get a colonoscopy until she was 53, and then they found colon cancer. (Linda is on the right)
Last year I made HEALING my year word. I finally made an appointment to get my colonoscopy done in December...and yea the prep is today! I took half a day off for this wonderful experience! WHO in their right minds prescribes this horrible stuff for you? It is SO horrible I really don't know HOW I am going to finish HALF of the bottle at 4:00 am tomorrow! B L E R G
Of course all week I have had anxiety attacks. AND since I am 53 Linda keeps running in my head how she could have kicked herself for not taking the test at 50! So my brain keeps going there! Everyone keeps telling me that the prep is hardest...we will see tomorrow.
Well, not really how I wanted to start the year out with low stats...but being sick since Dec 23 has not helped my motivation!
TOTAL STEPS 18,882 DAILY AVERAGE 2,697 steps BEST DAY 4,154 steps TOTAL DISTANCE 8.35 miles DAILY AVERAGE 1.19 miles BEST DAY 1.84 miles TOTAL FLOORS CLIMBED 15 AVG SLEEP DURATION 8 hrs 11 min AVG TIMES AWAKENED 11 AVG TIME TO FALL ASLEEP 0hrs 15min
I am thinking about all the things I decided to do this year.
So "I" decided to continue doing a yearly Daily Journal Planner again. I bought myself a very pretty Violet Moleskine. Then I bought myself a wonderful Dylusions Journal. I am keeping my Moleskine the planner part and the Dylusion journal as my prompts art journal...
AND I have all those other blank watercolor journals because besides doing DLP, I of course had to add MORE pressure with a monthly class with Tangie AND a YEAR long class Life Book 2015 with all these teachers!!! All I know is I better not flake on this one! I better watch the videos and get some things out of it called finished pieces of art! FOLLOW through is my new art name! Because I cannot waste my money!
Oh and this WHOLE BUDGET thing...yes, this is the year folks the Gypsy gets out of debt. You can't do retirement in debt. This sucks...I am THINKING about everything I do. I have a spreadsheet. The thing that doesn't suck? I already PAID OFF a big credit card that has been hanging over me! I now have less than 30% to go and its only January! I am stoked at the changes happening!
OH and it is the year that the Torino will be restored and running! We decided to do stock and to make her a show car! I am putitng money aside every month and THIS YEAR she will be done!!! I am thinking of having Betty Boop painted on the rear fenders because I named her that when I was 12! AND she is red!
It is all about GETTING THINGS DONE this year! Including getting rid of my clutter and I want to update my furniture. I want a nice big TV with a nice piece of furniture to put it in and close it off when not in use. I want things taken care of this year! It is time. Most of my stuff is used since I got my divorce 14 years ago, except my bed, and I want new, pretty and comfortable...its time.
Ha! My girlfriend Christine sent this to me today...SO needed the laugh and it is SO true!!! I am having a REALLY hard time staying motivated to go to work, I REALLY want to retire. These days off for the holiday did not help me...
I am not having a good day...went to feed the birds in my back yard and a RAT (or a really big mouse) was hanging on my bird feeder staring at me! GAH Then when I screamed it ran up the tree limb and stared at me!
I guess I got my exercise when I RAN back into the house!
A friend of mine posted this, and it is a good cause. If you are looking to do something really nice for a family, donate here. Every little bit helps. I know, when my ex-husband died and we had to come up with funds for taking care of all the details, we could not have done it without a Go-Fund me account. Here is his website.
Go do something nice, its the New Year! Be grateful and pass it on!
I always try to give...and sometimes it is hard...but it is a good thing to do...if you feel like you need to that too, go read about Aitken, he is a tattoo artist:
On Febraury 13, 2013 he was diagnosed with AML leukemia he had a hard battle. Chemo, 7 bone marrow biopsies, in and out of Emory hospital. In September 2013 he finally was in remission. He slowly went back to his love and passion of our shop as a incredible tattoo artist. He's been tattooing over 22 years. We almost lost our shop when he was sick. This past summer he was asked to compete on Ink Masters but still being under doctors care he had to decline.
I am hoping he heals up well and gets the opportunity to go on Ink Masters...I love that show!
Our youngest got on a plane to go back to S. Korea. For another YEAR. I am in a funk.
I know she was leaving. I didn't get to see my son for the holiday break because I was sick and didn't want to give it to his girlfriend it is important she stay healthy since she is pregnant. But I missed them! I just miss the kids, and I want to retire. But its too early to retire so I have to stop thinking about retiring.
I am grateful for my kids, and I am grateful for my job, but I am just in a funk. Sigh. Winter.
She wanted me to spend the day with her and WGB so I cancelled my hair appt. (Thank you Simona the greatest hair artist ever), and so I did a couple of chores like going to the bank and depositing my check AND getting a new credit card since I lost mine! (hopefully in the house, I have been doing that a lot lately)...
We went to Holders for a nice visit and then to Ed R. Levin park in Milpitas for a nice brisk hike around beauty, where we watched hang gliders and parasailing people since Jaclyn got her 3rd class FAA medical and her student pilot certificate to go learn to fly in Korea! sigh
I thought I did as well as last week, apparently not...sigh Some times it is just really hard to get the exercise in, I really have to start doing a more consistent and better job at this. I think I have to start the resistence bands or weights.
WEEK'S MOST ACTIVE DAY Sun, Jun 29 WEEK'S LEAST ACTIVE DAY Wed, Jun 25 TOTAL STEPS 25,510 DAILY AVERAGE 3,644 steps BEST DAY 5,310 steps TOTAL DISTANCE 11.29 miles DAILY AVERAGE 1.61 miles BEST DAY 2.35 miles TOTAL FLOORS CLIMBED 6 AVG SLEEP DURATION 7 hrs 7 min AVG TIMES AWAKENED 10 AVG TIME TO FALL ASLEEP 0hrs 10min
It's all in the balance, right? This last week I improved again....only to have my hip hurt me all day today! I refuse to give in!
TOTAL STEPS 37,951 DAILY AVERAGE 5,422 steps BEST DAY 8,467 steps TOTAL DISTANCE 16.79 miles DAILY AVERAGE 2.40 miles TOTAL FLOORS CLIMBED 27 AVG SLEEP DURATION 7 hrs 38 min AVG TIMES AWAKENED 15 AVG TIME TO FALL ASLEEP 0hrs 21min
The boy told me he was coming down, so I rearranged everything. I got up at 730 am aftre not getting to bed until after midnight, to run errands go to holistic doc, food shopping, pet food shopping, gardening, laundry, cleaning the house.... Cooking chili all day long for the boy.... Changed my artful plans...
All moot...the kid had a front flat tire on his harley on i80!!! gah! didn't tell me until late, I have TONS of friends in the area! He could have stayed with some awesome people!
But look at the most awesome chili I have made in years!
A huge sigh of relief...the retirement party I think went really well, the tables looked great, the decorations were great...the speeches were long but engaging and entertaining...the movie was perfect...
I had an epic fail when I forgot and put all the Hawaiian and Frank Sinatra music on my iPhone, which any normal person would not have been an issue, however, we are talking about the Carmelita, and HAD to have a stupid plastic frog that I put in the audio plug, that of course broke off! I forgot I did that....so I get to the venue...and BAM ... can't use my iPhone and I can't get the playlist from the cloud! Thankfully someone had a pandora acct and we got free wifi (shhhhh, don't tell anyone) and they saved the Carmelita's bacon!)
I was a stress ball until we got there and set up then it was a lot of fun! All dressed in Hawaiian theme...I was comfy in shirt, shorts and sandals! Perfect night. A big thank you to my partner in crime Jodie....
It is HARD to say good bye to your friends in a professional way...they will always be my friends, but I REALLY miss them at work. We have all been through wars together and high profile cases that kept us up at night and I will really miss them having my back...And I hope they had a GREAT time at their celebration ... I could not have been prouder listening to all the things people had to say about each one of you tonight... We are going to feel your absence for a long time.
I was draggin this morning over whelmed by life, I get to my desk to find this! Made my morning Mizz Vickie!!! And I got to see her in a debriefing we had today...it was a bright spot in my day. It was a very emotional day.
I also talked to dad tonight and he has no pain and needs no pain meds! Ah...its good!
I have had the craziest itching going on this week...most likely heat rash, could be menopause hell it could be stressing over my dad. A great big thank you to my friend Jodie who brought me benedryl AND homemade goo and aveno non-itch... 98% better right now....
My dad IS doing well, he called me about 3pm at work and sounded ok after surgery, he was not in any pain and that makes me happy!
WEEK'S MOST ACTIVE DAY Thu, Jun 12 WEEK'S LEAST ACTIVE DAY Sun, Jun 15 TOTAL STEPS 28,765 DAILY AVERAGE 4,109 steps BEST DAY 5,534 steps TOTAL DISTANCE 12.73 miles DAILY AVERAGE 1.82 miles BEST DAY 2.45 miles TOTAL FLOORS CLIMBED 21 DAILY AVERAGE 3 floors BEST DAY 12 floors AVG SLEEP DURATION 7 hrs 37 min AVG TIMES AWAKENED 10 AVG TIME TO FALL ASLEEP 0hrs 13min