Monday, January 30, 2012


I haven't mentioned all the walking I've been doing lately. Hmmmm...why's that? I don't know.
    November was not a good month for walking because I was so busy working on this house. But right before the holidays, I did a LOT of walking and have made a concerted effort since then to get in my 4 miles at least three times a week, especially when the weather cooperates. I haven't been wearing my pedometer, so I don't have any mileage to report.
We have had a wonderfully mild winter so far, so it's been good to get out in the sun and on chilly days, layering is the way to go. Of course February is coming up and that month here can go whichever way it wants. As long as there isn't any heavy precipitation, I expect I'll bundle up and get out to clear my head and stretch my legs.

Thursday, January 26, 2012


Something's up with Google. If anyone has read the new and improved policy, please let me know what it means.
 It doesn't take effect til March, so maybe I can figure it out for myself by then, but any help is greatly appreciated.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

What's up?

my new years eve meal--yummy--lamb & side dishes

lovely cava to toast the new year
The above photos are from New Years Eve. That was a tasty lamb roast with tons of garlic and fresh rosemary, cooked to perfect rareness. A nice Spanish Cava for sipping at midnight at the fire pit, listening to the neighbors fireworks.
Not much going on these days....besides the usual dysfunction. I have been busy sewing, mainly because I need to get through this pile of stuff that has to get done. My goal for next few days, weeks, months, is to get some income generating behind me and find time for artistic endeavors. Sanity restoring is the primary goal for the new year. When I look back on my recent past, art making is the one thing missing from my life right now and it has had a negative effect on my perception of who I am and what I want from my existence. I did make some pieces a few months ago that were straight from my heart. I will not be showing them publicly (except to my good friends who watched me create them) but they are in my living space to remind me where I have been this year. I wrote messages to myself in those quilts and really need to read them everyday.
  Wow! That sounds so pretentious. So far this blog has been the sunny side of this life and I was able to find a lot of happy positive things to write about. Maybe it's just the winter blues we all get this time of year and my mood will improve as the weather does. The eternal optimist inside me has not been speaking loudly enough and I need to listen to her more carefully. She will always be there for me.
Okay, that was even more pretentious. How did I do THAT??

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Artist of the Month

The Memphis Association of Craft Artists has a website and every month one of the members is showcased. In January I was given the