Tuesday, February 18, 2014


I got so far behind on blogger.  Right after my last post I got sick and was sick for a week.  Needless to say I spent a lot of time in the bathroom.  I called my doctor and she had no open time slots for me even though I called at 8am...and no slots for the next day either....the receptionist suggested I go to the walk in clinic.  So I did and they gave me three prescriptions and I got better.  Now I am looking for a new doctor!

Winter has been rough this year.  Last night around this time we had a complete white-out.  Lots of accidents.  I never saw snow come down so hard and fast!  I am not sure but we were suppose to get 6 inches.  I have seen 12 foot drifts right behind our apartment building.  At the mall there is a huge mountain of snow.  The snow plows go all night there, many times keeping me awake since I live right next to the mall.   Today school got delayed at 5:30 am and then at 7:30am I got another phone call that school was closed.  I'm not sure how many days this makes but I know we are over the allotted amount and will probably have to make it up at the end of the school year. Personally I think they should have cancelled mid winter break which was last Friday and Monday.  But I guess they have to stick to their calendar.

I completed one more painting and started another one.  The last one has been a real struggle and I had to set it aside for a while.  Maybe I chose too ambitious of a goal.  I have to complete 14 more and find a place to have the show...then send out invitations and do advertising.   But I won't give up....I'll just press on. 

Are you sticking to your goals or resolutions?  I only had two...give up my cane (which I did on New Year's eve) and the other was to paint twenty pictures for a private art show.  Now I have added other....exercise each day.  Today I was able to walk 10 minutes on the treadmill...I tried the exercise bike and was so disappointed that my new knee would allow me to pedal. Next week I will ask the surgeon about it.  It will already be my six month check up.  Hopefully he will offer me some kind of solution.


  1. Hi Ruth! I know a lot of people who have had colds or the flu in the last week or so. I'm glad you are feeling better! Good for you with sticking to your resolutions! I bet it feels good to be painting again. When is the art show? The snow has to stop! The school that my daughter works at did cancel their mid-winter break so they can make up their snow days. I feel bad for the kids who are going to end up having to go longer in the summer. Have a great rest of the week!

  2. So sorry to hear you have been sick, Ruth, but glad you are feeling better and are back to your painting! I can't wait to see more photos of your work. You have set a great goal for yourself, and I know your first show will be fantastic. Are you using oil paints or acrylics? Take care and be gentle with your new knee!

  3. Ruth, dont get discouraged about your knee. It took me a year to realize that I could walk, bike, swim like I used to. It comes slowly, but it will come. I think you have done great! That snow has to start melting soon, surely. Be safe.