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Paralyzed From the Brain Down - April 3, 2020

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To say the past weeks have been weird is an understatement. I have been trying to work from home, but it's difficult. What's worse is that I'm home more, but am completely unable to paint! I'm paralyzed and I can't figure out what's wrong. My husband says all psychological problems are inherently fixable if you can articulate what the problem is. So when I can't articulate it, I feel worse, like it's only ME standing in the way of feeling better. If only I were smarter.
One fun thing is that my siblings and I are all talking more online. Yesterday we had the best conversation because one never-available-when-we-group-call sibling actually took part! Unfortunately, they also got mad when I took a (lot) screenshots. I touched up one of the screenshots to show how they should really feel about me. 

I'm thinking of downloading some filters for my next meeting at work and looking like the potato lady I can't stop laughing at this picture. 

And laugh…

After the Rain

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After the rain comes the pretty... I took this about five minutes ago. Our roof is leaking into the living room, but there are RAINBOWS outside!


And look. I made something pretty yesterday. See? I'm trying!

In the Middle

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I am in the middle of a story right now. I don't know how long it is or even if it has an ending.

I suppose that's how it always is in life - you don't feel how anything can possibly be different from how it is right now.

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I hurt my foot and then my knee. Since then, I have been affected in all ways. My drive to ... do has all but disappeared. And it's not like I'm spending all of my time watching TV or reading or anything fun. I don't even want to do that. I don't want to do anything. I can't even sleep unless I stay up until I absolutely drop (or take a sleeping pill). Next day, I don't want to get up in the morning. I go through the motions.

This has happened to me before. And it has gone away. The problem is, I don't remember it happening so soon after the previous time it happened. Of course, that makes me nervous. I'm going to become a Great Big Nothing. Eep.

In the evenings, Brian and I spend time toget…

We Just Got a Letter!

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Nothing makes a mundane trip to the mailbox more wonderful than finding a package inside with YOUR name on it.

In this box was a treasure from Lisa of Lil Fish Studios with a felted acorn dyed from some eucalyptus leaves I sent her last week and a beautiful felted stone. It was kinda fitting that the eucalyptus leaves made that color. That's the color of Bakersfield!

It made all the aches and pains of the week vanish, even if only for a few minutes. It was like the sun breaking through endless days of cloud cover.

YAY!!!

What Rhymes With Knee?

Ouch doesn't rhyme with knee but that's all I can think about right now.  It seems that a week ago I did something to my knee and OUCH.

I sit down at my desk to work on something. OUCH!

I stand up to walk across the room. OUCH!

I exist. OUCH!

And when I am in pain, I guess I have no creative juice. Although that might just be the aftermath of getting things submitted to Cloth Paper Scissors for that new magazine they've got...

Still... I promise to return. In the meantime, OUCH!

Caramels

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I love caramel and have read several articles that tell you it's easy to make. My first attempt was from the Martha Stewart magazine. The candy turned out but tasted really bland. This is my second attempt and it has been a HUGEsuccess! I got the recipe from Liddabit Sweets. I checked the book out from the library and am so happy with the recipes. Try it if you like rich caramel...