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Sitting Idle and Reflecting

Sitting idle frustrates me. I have been sitting idle for two years now because of my disabling spinal condition and now it has traveled to my RIGHT arm ... my drawing arm, uggghhh. VERY tough just to complete one painting or to even type for any decent length of time. I am actually looking into… Continue reading Sitting Idle and Reflecting

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Nor-Easter

Okay, its ccc-old out there! Wild winds are pushing around snow that is supposed to get above a foot! Yippee! That's what most of my friends are saying. Why? Well because we are New Englanders and that is what we look forward to. I am sitting here in my fluffy jammies with fingerless gloves typing… Continue reading Nor-Easter

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Writer’s Nest

The deeper I travel into this novel the more I love it! I am sitting upstairs in what I call my 'writing nest' and tapping away at the keyboard. Although my back is hurting me badly I am managing to type lying down on my daughters bean bag. Pain pill helps as well. Cross your… Continue reading Writer’s Nest

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Frustrated with disability

Good morning - Today I begin with my frustration. Let me begin by saying I am and always have been an optimist but since 2009 of May this wonderful characteristic of mine has declined greatly and unfortunately it still declines daily. I never mentioned this on my blog because I didn't think it needed to… Continue reading Frustrated with disability

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Boy can I get lost…

I have to say WOW, I just looked at my blog and saw the last time I wrote was August 28th and on that day I told you I would post a sketch the next day! So sorry. I can really get side tracked. I am writing like crazy this month and very happy about… Continue reading Boy can I get lost…

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Sometimes you need to stop and look

I was working on putting up a sign on the outside of a building the other day and heard something in the bushes. This picture just goes to show you how important it is to stop and observe and DEFINITELY always have a camera on hand! Isn't it sweet? I have to admit, I am… Continue reading Sometimes you need to stop and look