Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Alumni Show!

That's right.  It's and actual ART update!  How crazy is that?!

I finished a painting the day before my latest surgery.  It took 3 (or 4?  No, 3) sessions - and I love it!  I usually nit pick a painting To. Death.  It'll hang on my wall for ages as I walk by and try to decide if I can live with the "mistakes" or if I should just leave them.  I try to leave them.  I really do.  But I'm not always successful.  A painting is never truly done - it's a cliche for a reason.  But not this one.  I finished it.  I like it.  It's done.  AND it's now been accepted into the AASU Alumni Show in early October.  :)

Now I'm off to enjoy this beautiful Fall day - I have butternut and acorn squash I have to figure out how to cook.  Probably a yummy soup - perfect for a cooler evening.  Feel free to post any recipes you might have!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Ahhh, squishy!

It's been two weeks since my "final" surgery!  It's gone by quickly this time, I suppose.  I do have to struggle to stay in-active.  I can't get my heart rate up due to the possibility of bleeding, and I can't use my pecs still, well - because they were cut and sewn back together.  I should be released for activity in 2 more weeks.  Yay!  I'm already planning my TRX/Power Yoga fitness comeback.  It would be lovely to be in shape to teach by January!  You know, when all my gym peeps decide they need to be healthy again, for a few months ;)

This surgery was SO much easier.  In fact, I only used pain meds for the first 2 days.  I occasionally take a reg Tylenol or 2 now, but it's rare.  I have to say, it's so much more comfortable being squishy now vs. having those dreadful expanders!  Of course, they don't seem so bad while they're in - you do what you have to do.  But now that they're gone?  Ahhhhh, relief!   :)

Today is officially the first day of Fall.  It will happen at 10:49am - most likely while we're hanging out at the coffee shop downtown.  I don't normally look forward to Fall - I am certainly more of a Summer Girl.  For some reason I'm almost excited about the weather change this time.  Could it be the new boots and cardigans I've been buying...?  Or maybe that my summer was not exactly stellar this year?  Who cares.  I just know that it feels fabulous outside - and it's time for me to get off this couch and go enjoy my Saturday at the Farmer's Market/coffee shop!  I even get to head over to a gallery and pick up a check for a painting that sold recently.  Happy Autumn everybody!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


This freaks me out every time.

Every. Time.  

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Commencing Phase 2

Aka Operation Swap Out

It's official. The next surgery is scheduled for Sept 7th. Time to change the expanders for silicone. Then on the road to normal. I realize that's relative. Can't wait!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

How sad is this?!?

This is a reenactment. I was sitting here on the couch with the laptop - and picked up the phone to finish reading an article I'd started this morning while waiting at the park for my walking partner.  I figured my crazy technology obsessed self should be forced to admit that there's clearly a problem...  Here's the video proof:

It's pathetic really.  Oh well, at least the TV wasn't on...  :)