Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy new year!

Happy New Year.  So long 2014.  What will 2015 bring?  Maybe a new job, new house, maybe nothing new.  This is the year I will be 60 - Six Oh.  Don't feel that old but I guess I am.  So maybe I need to focus on making some changes.  Lose weight, different hair style, take better care of my skin, improve my wardrobe.

Other things to resolve.  Paint more, sew more, read books again.  Dig through the closet and revisit some crafts like kumihimo and jewelry making and maybe weaving.  Bring up the oil paints and canvases from the basement.  Travel to new places or revisit old places like Chicago and Kansas City.  Make a list of movie favorites and watch them all.

I feel a bit inspired so I'm going to close this and pick up my watercolors.  Auld lang syne.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Good Night Newsroom

My favorite series The Newsroom has ended and I'm sad.  It was a show that did not have any violence, no blood, no vampires or plotting royalty or dragon slayers.  This show was real.  It was fast paced.  It was about current affairs in the news and serious issues and it had humor.  I looked forward to the new season only to find it cut short and coming to a conclusion.  Add it to the shows I also loved and miss like In Treatment.  Not for the populace, never going to be "popular" but the kind of shows I seek out to make me think and feel enlightened.  With what I spend on cable TV I would like to say that I have more than one show I watch regularly but most of it is really bad.  I enjoy Bill Maher's Real Time and still watch some PBS.  I would rather watch QVC shopping network than most of the premium cable series.  Hope that something comes along soon!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Baby is sick

I should have written before about my dog's cancer but I got away from blogging for a time.  On November 2, 2013 Smokie was diagnosed with lymphoma.  We are lucky we can afford to get her treated.  Six months and $5000 later she was in remission.  She was amazing.  There were no side effects, no emergencies, no periods of sickness.  She was such a trooper.  Well,  after 6 months treatment  free the lymphoma is back.  She seemed to be agitated the other night, licking everything, restless, wanting out to eat grass.  Next day, another lump in her neck was felt.  Got right to the vet and a biopsy revealed that the cancer was back, so we are back on the chemo schedule.  As long as she responds well we will do everything we can to get her back into remission.
Night, Mommy