Its so hard to believe that my Grandmother Mary is 92 today! She looks younger. But she is slowing down with the ravages of how old she is. She had a very rough night, her legs hurt so bad. I wonder if it is the hip that was replaced. If the hip was the one that causes problems I read about...I sure hope not.
It is so great that she is still with us, I am hoping she feels better this weekend so she can celebrate with her family at a great restaurant and have some joy.
I am really trying to get my artistic self together this coming year. I feel like I am just not focused in my life in any area. And my art is suffering and not getting done. I have a lot I want to do and I have to get more dedicated to getting things done. Discipline!
Goal number one? Clean the studio! I can't finish anything if my damn space is so cluttered there is no room to work let alone FIND anything...its crazy! Maybe I can get it done to start the year off right!
I have to write up a list of things that are unfinished...all the UFOs. Decide on what to keep to work on. Repurpose it or get rid of it. If I don't love it I need to let them go!
I need to work on something every day! Besides my knitting! I have to do some real work on some art. My books, or I really need to get my UGRA project done! PERIOD. I would like to do some of the canvas work that is in my head!
I need to set some radome challenges for myself with a short time period. Like 30 days to finish a theme, crows, crowns, seasons...Only work on the theme.
When setting limits, time the work using only 5 things on my work table for 10 minutes. See what I can get done working fast and NOT thinking about the outcome! Problem solve with the items, work out the issues and see it to the finish.
As my studio sits, I am paralyzed in crap! Too much crap! Too much clutter! grrrr
And it makes me tired.
Ah, this year I tried to be in the spirit of Christmas, and I think I was able to. Having my G-boy in my life is delightful! It brings back all the joys of children for the season.
This month has been filled with me being sick and the loss of Ellen. So for me today was abut being around the people I care about. And it was nice to be able to give gifts as well. WGB cracked me up about always telling me he doesn't have a G-boy yet he went out and out did himself with buying gifts for him! LOL Refused to say they were from him! LOL
I was't feeling great enough to make a big Christmas dinner so WGB mainly did the dinner, we decided on just doing pasta. It was easy and filling. I think G-boy had a great time opening his gifts. I think I was able to surprise Desi too, and I think Jesse was happy as well. It was harder to find gifts for Jesse since we really don't know him well enough. So thankfully there is gift cards!
I really missed Vernon. He couldn't come this year. His car just doesn't do snow well enough to get back and forth...and I would worry about him. So it was better I suppose. Now I just have to get his box together and send off his presents.
I am so happy, WGB got me a wireless keyboard for my iPad and I am sitting here typing this on the keyboard and iPad! whoot! I enjoy sitting on my couch, enjoying watching The Tudors and type in luxury!
I have no words...I am shocked...I am angry...I am profoundly sad...I feel very empty...I feel very confused...and extremly grateful to have hired her, worked with her for 20 years, and to have loved her...her last words to me as she retired...I won't abandon you...I guess that will be the first question I have for her if I ever get to see her on the other side! I will have to say "WHY did you lie?" Truly maybe you found some peace in leaving us...RIP Ellen
I remember seeing this for the FIRST time laying in my living room on the floor, with my legs kicked up behind me! SCREAMING when Bowie came on! I was SO surprised! He was NOT popular, and I loved him so much! I think I was 14 when this played. I had fallen in love with Bowie when I was 12, and bought his album on a whim, because I loved every thing English and I loved the way he looked on his cover. A life long love has been in my heart since that first listen! AND I love that you can see his real teeth in this clip! I hated when he fixed his teeth!
I am in charge of doing the graphics for retirements...and I always seem to get really sad working on them, part of me today was just so sad that our department is no longer a real family like it used to be...and I miss all my friends that made it so damn fun!
Looking through all the photos, just makes me miss my friends that had a sense of humor, and when we didn't have to worry about PC crap! I haven't REALLY laughed at work in a long time...
I am putting together a powerpoint this time, it feel weird not putting together a book...but I do what I am asked to do...
The old photos are just wild! Brought me to tears a couple of times today!