Wednesday, February 22, 2012

New angle

I know I'd tried similar drastic measures before, but after reading this article about the link between dairy + sugar and upper respiratory allergies, as well as joint inflammation, I decided today to go cold turkey on the dairy and sugar. I've been suffering from post-nasal drip since November and I've felt arthritis-type pain in my fingers, toes, hips and knees for awhile now. I'm going to give it 6 weeks of strict compliance and see if it makes a difference. Wish me luck! [p.s.: to get ready for it, last night I ate 5 mini Milky Way bars and a bag of Pirate Booty Cheese Puffs...]

Trash talk

Last week I contacted Pacific Disposal service to request a new trash bin, as mine was cracked and broken up in several places. They said to have it out next Wednesday at 6 a.m. Today is that Wednesday and both Rich and I, of course, totally forgot about the assignment. We slept in a bit, as we were going in to work later than usual, and were in the kitchen stretching for a go 'round the block about 7:45 when we saw the truck from LeMay pull up in front of the house and the driver check his clip board...What timing! A moment later and we'd have been gone, earlier and we'd have still been in bed oblivious. As it was, I was able to run out and wave my arms indicating I'd have the damaged bin out to him pronto! All's well that ends well.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Arts wow

I've been thinking about what to paint for a contribution to an upcoming auction and saw a book in the library that fueled my inspiration. (Abstracts : 50 inspirational projects by Rolina vanVliet). The book helped me decide on a medium and style, but I was somewhat confused as to how to go about implementing the technique. Then last night as I was swimming laps I decided on the subject. Today on Pinterest my friend Jennifer posted an art project that provided a step-by-step guide to the very technique I was contemplating! Lovely synchronicity! Thank you!
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