Being Independent, Colonial Williamsburg and Blueberry Compote

We’ve been talking a lot about visiting Colonial Williamsburg once the weather is better. I really love visiting Colonial Williamsburg and it’s a great springtime destination! A friend of mine used to work there. I miss him, I miss the beautiful old houses and I miss the delicious food that’s served at the taverns. ThisContinue reading “Being Independent, Colonial Williamsburg and Blueberry Compote”

Painting: Girl Wearing Orange Earrings, on Cradled Wood Panel, February 2nd, 2023

Due to my sleep disorder, this painting was done late at night and into the morning. Here are my paint brushes: In the end, I used all of these colors, plus a few more. I started by coating a cradled wood panel with clear gesso and then decided to decoupage the background/underlying skin tone withContinue reading “Painting: Girl Wearing Orange Earrings, on Cradled Wood Panel, February 2nd, 2023”

Painting: Young Woman in a Hat, on Cradled Wood Panel, February 1, 2023

This painting was done in parts due to my sleep disorder, instead of all in one go, which I prefer. I started by coating a cradled wood panel with clear gesso and then decided to decoupage the background/underlying skin tone. To do this, I decoupaged my cradled wood panel with a bright pink tissue paper.Continue reading “Painting: Young Woman in a Hat, on Cradled Wood Panel, February 1, 2023”

Taking Care of Mom

Wednesday, July 27 Today was a Pennsylvania day. My mother and brother live in Pennsylvania. More accurately, my brother lives in Pennsylvania and our mother lives with him. When mom first thought about moving to Pennsylvania, I had offered for her to stay in Maryland and live with me but it’s hard to separate aContinue reading “Taking Care of Mom”

Tuesday, July 26th

Tuesday, July 26th Today was much cooler than it has been lately and Jason encouraged me to go outside and enjoy my garden. So, I gave myself permission and I did just that! Give yourself permission In this fast paced world we live in, it’s important to give ourselves permission to just BE…to sit still…toContinue reading “Tuesday, July 26th”

A Special Painting and Fighting Procrastination

Saturday, July 23rd I finally sat down at my desk to work on a special painting. My muse My friend Erum is often my muse. With her long black hair, olive colored skin and self confidence, she’s very much the opposite of me. I am blonde, pale and shy. I have to force myself toContinue reading “A Special Painting and Fighting Procrastination”

Getting back on my Peloton

I feel like it’s been a long journey but I’ve finally gotten back on my Peloton! I stayed off it for months in fear of causing myself more leg pain but I FINALLY overcame the fear. As someone, and I know I’m not alone in this, who has had leg pain every day, literally, forContinue reading “Getting back on my Peloton”

Fighting Weight Gain and Hypoglycemic Attacks

Tuesday, July 12th It can be a vicious circle. You have pain that stops you from exercising and then you gain weight. In an attempt to loss the weight, you cut calories and then you have low blood sugar attacks. To stop the low blood sugar attacks (Hypoglycemia), you have to eat more. Then youContinue reading “Fighting Weight Gain and Hypoglycemic Attacks”

Monday Meal Prep

Today I’m brining chicken breast for Jason to grill. Brining chicken for grilling I have about 2 1/2 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken breast that I want to brine and have Jason grill for lunches and possibly quick dinners. I always brine my Thanksgiving Turkey and it is Amazing! But, as far as I canContinue reading “Monday Meal Prep”

A Quiet Sunday

Sunday, July 10th Yesterday, we had the best evening with our friends, Erum and Peter. Today, we are having a quiet day at home. Because of my sleep disorder, despite being tired last night and wanting to go to sleep at 12:30/1:00 am, I didn’t actually sleep until after 6am. And today, I’m really veryContinue reading “A Quiet Sunday”

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