Monthly Archives August 2011

Day 335 – Rules? What Rules?

If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun.  Katharine Hepburn I set some rules upon myself on Day One of Art Apple A Day. They were: A 5” x 5” image – no other restrictions except that it could not be photographs or digital art. It had to be done by hand. […]

Day 334 – Days Go By

To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.  ~Emily Dickinson Life just moved along today. Nothing startling but good news, bad news. Laughter and tears. Thank you to my friends and family (both my family family, and my AS family) for sharing this ride with me. I could not ask for […]

Day 333 – Comfort And Safety

What gives you comfort? Is it home? Food? Maybe it’s the sound of the ocean. I find comfort in all of these things but for physical comfort I have a few items of clothing that will never be seen past the doors of my home. YES – they are that dreadful! I have a cardigan […]

Day 332 – You Are Beautiful

I think everyone should be told they’re beautiful until they believe it. – Unknown I just finished watching a story on 60 Minutes about Gospel For Teens, a program in Harlem, NY. The program was started to make sure that gospel is taught to the next generation and doesn’t become a lost form – that […]

Day 331 – Sounds of Saturday Morning

There was quite a symphony going on this morning while Doug and I were lazily waking up. The Russian Olive Trees are starting to ripen; the birds are in celebration mode and woke happily to feast but that was a mere background beat. The dog was stirring, shaking her body awake and Bitty Kitty was […]

Day 330 – The Princess and the… Apple?

It’s another Fairy Tale Friday! I cannot believe how fast the days are flashing by right now. Didn’t we just have a Friday? In the fairy tale The Princess and the Pea, the princess has to prove she is who she says she is by recognizing that she is sleeping on a pea. The moral […]

Day 329 – Pin Cushion

Infusion day always feels a little like human pin cushion day! My infusion nurses are awesome and my nurse today knows and empathizes like few could – you see, she too has AS. I’ll be feeling great in no time – love my Remicade but it does knock me flat for a day or two […]

Day 328 – Bead Me Up!

Bead me up Scotty… Well, you know the rest. I definitely feel this way driving in city traffic, watching Jersey Shore (I may be one of the only people on the face of the planet who’s watched it only once), and when dealing with health insurance billing issues! I continue to love making the fabric […]

Day 327 – Love This Vintage

I’m a pack rat – I admit it and I could use a 12 step program. I have a very difficult time throwing things out. I’m not a hoarder – I hate to buy things, but I collect everything. Yes, it is a fine line but I think it has to do with the artist […]

Day 326 – Brain Freeze

I’m dealing with brain freeze! Not the kind that you get from drinking a slurpee too quickly; the kind you get from having a chronic illness and for me it is an autoimmune disease called Ankylosing Spondylitis. I hate it when this happens and I really can’t stand admitting it. I’d like to wish it […]