Saturday, October 22, 2011

October 22, 2011 - Saturday.

Sorry dear followers. It has been an enormous time since I've last posted anything. Please forgive me for that, a few momentous things have happened in this time period.

I finished writing Dearly Departed Deceased Dingies and am polishing it. Working on the third of my novels in the Flickertail Saga (Snow Flower and Tehya's Tree). Still submitting erotic poetry.

I made several new online friends. One is in England and he answers my questions about my erotic poetry and I critique his. I have a local friend that I hang out with either Saturday or Sunday. We watch TV and talk.

On August 25 I had my yearly physical. On September 13 drank the prep stuff of my colonoscopy. On September 14 I had my colonoscopy. They found a hemmorhoid that we are doctoring for.

Started painting in oil again.

On Friday - September 23, Kent, Heather, Mark (Heather's friend) and I went to the Shadowbox Theater. It was a good night for all of us.

I was called by my doctor and informed that they had set me up with an appointment with a kidney specialist. Evidently my creatinine level was high. I had an appointment with him on September 28. He took a urine sample and blood samples. He said my kidneys were working at 30%. He set me up an appointment for October 6 for an ultrasound of my kidneys and bladder. On October 11 Dr. McClaurin's office called to tell me they were scheduling me an appoint to have an MRI done of my liver because they found a lesion/cysts.

On October 16 I began chatting with a friend in Germany, his name is Jorge Schiller. He's a nice guy.

On Thursday, October 20, I had my MRI done. On Monday, October 24 I get the results of all my tests. Hopefully we will find out what's going on, how to treat it (if possible), and get started to fix what we can. Also on that Monday, Kent starts culinary school and Heather starts her second job.

Depending on what I find out on Monday I will try to keep this blog up to date.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

It has been a long, long time since I've posted here. A lot has happened. I was in the hospital in mid-June due to my heart. They ran me through every test they could think of including another cardio-cath. All of my arteries were clear. My heart valves hadn't changed. Nothing seemed amiss. The brain scan that they did showed that there was scar tissue indicating a stroke, but it was an old scar. The upshot of this four day hospital visit was that they took me off of digoxin and coumanin. My heart sinus rhythm was back to normal and I no longer had atrial defib.

The day I went home a man that I had talked to on the internet and on the phone decided to come an met me face-to-face. He was on the front porch when we got home. He swept me off my feet. Right away we were engaged even though I wanted to not move that speedily. We spend a lot of time together and we seemed to get along. As you know I have medical issues and so did he. He had had several surgeries on his feet and one foot had metal in it that was being rejected. Well to make this story short...we broke up two months later. He cited his medical problem. He had been told that they were going to do surgery on both feet and there was a chance that he would be confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life and he didn't want to put me through that.

As fast as he entered my life the faster he left me. In retrospect however, I was relieved that we were no longer getting married. I felt that I had to watch every thing I said because he would get upset for no visible reason. He didn't want to be touched on the back because his parents would beat him for things he said he didn't do. So, when he told me for medical reasons I agreed with him and told him to stay in touch. He hasn't.

So I'm "healthy" according to my primary care doctor, my cardiologist, and a "nurse" that I report to at the "Heart Health Program". I'm still doing Curves and of late getting caught up to date on things I haven't been keeping up on, like this blog.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

I've fallen back into old habits....late again!

Friday, May 27, 2011 - Updated this blog and posted a poem. Did some knitting. Talked to Jesse for a while. Chatted with a friend.

Saturday, May 28, 2011 - Did some knitting. Chatted with two friends. Then Kent, Heather, and I went out to dinner and then to the movies to see "Pirates of the Caribbean an Stranger Tides".

Sunday, May 29, 2011 - Was a very quiet day. Napped off and on throughout the day. Chatted with a friend.

Monday, May 30, 2011 - Did some laundry. Kent cooked out and we invited Debbie, Michael, and Kevin over to join us. We had a great time. They are without a doubt the best neighbors. They helped me a lot with Stephen. Heather did a little weeding for me.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - Had my cardiology appointment this morning. They ran an EKG, then he came in and did a neck massage. I was hooked up to the EKG machine at ankles and wrists and he pressed one at a time the vein that goes to my brain (lol). I was told I had atrial fibrillation. He took me off of my Pacerone and put me on Digoxin. He told me to get my coumadin (INR) done monthly. He wants it between 2 and 3. I was told it would take six weeks for the one med to leave my system and the other med to take hold. I'm to go back to him in six weeks and get an electrical shock to get my heartbeat back in sync. When Heather got home we went to Krogers and got the Digoxin script filled while we waited.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - Did some knitting. Got the trash together. We have a nest of cardinals in the fern hanging outside. Heather keeps checking on them. I chatted with a friend. Talked with Franklin.

Thursday, June 2, 2011 - Chatted with a friend and just goofed off the rest of the day. Plus I took a nap.

Friday, June 3, 2011 - Posted a poem online. Had a teleconference with my Aetna nurse. I had a lot to share with her. Chatted with a friend. Talked with Franklin.

Saturday, June 4, 2011 - Went and had my blood drawn for my INR check. Did some laundry. I can't wait for these meds to take hold. I'm so tired and breathless.

Sunday, June 5, 2011 - Chatted with a friend. We went out for a late breakfast. Then we went to the movies and saw "X-Men: First Class" Great movie! Next we went to KMart and bought some clothing for Heather and I. Then before we went home we had Taco Bell for dinner. I had just gotten home when Franklin called. We talked for quite a while.

Monday, June 6, 2011 - Went to Curves for the first time in two weeks. Didn't do a heck of a lot for the rest of the day except sleep. My heart was beating hard and rapid before we went to Curves. Chatted with a friend.

That catches us up for the time being.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Don't faint! I know, twice in one week! Just trying to get back on track.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - Still on no vitamins, aspirin, and coumanin. Made the solution, with cherry flavoring, so it can chill for a day or so before needing to drink it. I caught this blog up to today...woo hoo! Talked to Jesse three different times today. He was at the dentist to get the second half of his cleaning done. Talked to a friend today as well.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - Still on no vitamins, aspirin, and coumanin, plus nothing but liquids all day. Clear liquids and a gallon of nasty prep goop. Had to take two laxative pills. Yummy! Got the trash mostly together before the drink goop run to bathroom routine began. By bedtime I was bleeding a lot but no longer shitting. Yay!

Thursday, May 26, 2011 - Got up to take my shower found I was still bleeding. As I finished my shower and was getting dressed my breathing deteriorated dramatically and my heart was beating so rapidly it made my body shake. I sat down on the bed and tried to center myself. That helped a lot. Heather, Kent, and I got in the car and we went to the Central Ohio Surgery Center for my procedure. I got signed in. Heather took off for work and Kent made himself comfortable in the waiting room. I was ushered back to the prep room, got into their open in the back/front gown, onto the bed. The nurse took my blood pressure which was good. My oxygen level was 98 but my pulse was high and rapid. She told me she would let the anesthesiologist know this and see what he says. He wanted an EKG ran. This EKG was compared to one from March 29, 2011 and there was a "gap" in one of the rhythms so they were cancelling my procedure. I was given the EKG and told to take it to my cardiologist and see what he had to say. I was told to go home and resume my medications immediately. While waiting for Heather to come pick us up I called Dr. Pattison and explained what had happened and they made an appointment for me for Tuesday, May 31 at 9:30 a.m.. I ate and took my meds when I got home. Then I went to bed for a while. My heart was still beating like it wanted to escape my chest. I called Franklin to let him know what had transpired. We talked for over an hour and a half. I chatted with two other friends.

That's it for now.

P.S. - Can you have P.S.'s on a blog? Who cares it's MY blog.

1. - Co-incident? - Forest Lawn Cemetery called me on Wednesday. It was Frankie and she wanted to let me know they were having special deals on caskets, etc. I told her I wasn't planning on seeing her this weekend, but not to worry. I explained what I was going to be doing the next day and we got a chuckle out of her timing.

2. - Heather told the receptionist at the Central Ohio Surgery Center when the receptionist said the procedure would take 15 minutes and recovery half an hour, that she didn't know my mother. She was always different. (Note: Heather had just gotten to work when Kent called her for a teleconference with the nurse telling her they were cancelling the procedure.) When we were headed home it was mentioned that I sure was different.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Bad, bad, me....I've not written here for a while. So here I go....

Friday, May 13, 2011 - Went to Curves, posted a poem online, and made an angel-food cake (via a cake mix, but I had forgotten how easy they were to make). Worked on the blog for last week. The cake was for Heather's Birthday.....Happy Birthday Baby Girl! We (Kent actually) took her out to dinner to the Texas Roadhouse, one of her favorite places. I talked with Franklin for a little today.

Saturday, May 14, 2011 - We went to Walmart and did some heavy duty grocery shopping to restock are larders.....hahaha. Chatted online with a couple of friends. Didn't do much else.

Sunday, May 15, 2011 - We were all tired and spent most of the day sleeping. Refueling our brain cells.

Monday, May 16, 2011 - Went to Curves then when we got home I updated all of my weekly diet stats. Talked to Franklin for almost two hours today. Chatted online with a couple of friends.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - Did some laundry and talked to Jesse for a little over an hour. Besides breakfast, lunch, and dinner making I did the dishes and chatted online with four friends.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - Trash day, trash day, once again its trash day! Guess what I'll be doing. Emptying wastebaskets! Talked to Jesse for an hour. Skyped with an old friend for 15 minutes. Did dishes, cooked meals, and did some knitting. Chatted online with two friends one of which was Tom.

Thursday, May 19, 2011 - Today was the first day that I start preparing for my outpatient surgery (colonoscopy). No additional vitamins or fiber supplements or aspirin until next Friday, May 27. Did some knitting and chatted online with two friends.

Friday, May 20, 2011 - Went to Curves, did some knitting, posted a poem online, and did some laundry. Franklin called and we talked for a while. Kent went camping for the weekend. Heather has been working over-time and when she got off we went to Bob Evan's for dinner. I talked to Chip for a little. Plus chatted online with three friends most of the day.

Saturday, May 21, 2011 - Went to Curves to make up for Wednesday which we blew off due to not getting up on time. Then we went to Krogers to pick up to prescriptions and to fill the prescription for the goop I need to drink for Thursday. We picked up groceries while we were there. I did some laundry, dishes, and Kent came home in time for dinner. Chatted online with three friends.

Sunday, May 22, 2011 - Made pancakes for breakfast. Kent and I hung out while Heather went to work for a while and then to hang out with Mark. I did some knitting. Chatted online with three friends.

Monday, May 23, 2011 - Phase 2 of pre-procedure....along with no vitamins, fiber, aspirin, I am now off of my Coumanin. No blood thinners in me. Went to Curves and did a little laundry. Talked to Jesse for half an hour. Chatted online with three friends. Did some knitting.

That catches us up to today.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Friday the 13th! Dunt, dunt, dunt!

Friday - May 6, 2011 - Last Friday I caught this blog up-t0date. It's time to do it again. I posted a new poem. Heather and I went to Curves for our work out. I chatted with two friends today and that was about the gist of my day.

Saturday - May 7, 2011 - Franklin called and we talked for a couple of hours. Stephanie called and we talked for a while. I chatted with two friends and frittered the rest of the day

Sunday - May 8, 2011 - Mother's Day. Michelle called and wished me Happy Mother's Day. I chatted with four friends, three of which wished me Happy Mother's Day. I hadn't spoken to one of them for a long time and it was so nice to speak with him again. Kent and Heather over did things for Mother's Day. They took me out to dinner. They purchased an outdoor table and chair set for the patio and Kent got his longed for grill. What a grill it is! He's happy with it and that is what truly hopefully we won't burn the place

Monday - May 9, 2011 - Went to Curves. Made five phone calls to get things either in the works or pushing them onward....meds delivered, Dr. follow up, cable company for assistance, etc. I made potato salad per Kent's request. Chatted with three friends and got some knitting done.

Tuesday - May 10, 2011 - Did some laundry, the hamper was over flowing. Chatted with one friend and we cooked out for the first time on the new grill. We ate at the new table as well. It was nice.

Wednesday - May 11, 2011 - Curves today. Collected the trash inside. We have old patio furniture (table and chairs) plus the packaging from the new stuff outside that needs to get to the curb. Wrote some poetry. Chatted with two friends, one of which I hadn't spoken to for over a month. I missed him, but I knew he was busy with family stuff.

Thursday - May 12, 2011 - Talked to Jesse for several hours. He was bored. Paid a couple of bills, did some knitting, and chatted with two friends.

Well this catches us up for the time being.

Friday, May 6, 2011

It's me...I'm back!

Friday, April 29, 2011 - My 69th birthday. Heather and Kent got me art supplies: canvases, brushes, oil paint, a craft box to carry it all, and a portable easel! I'm in 7th heaven! Now I need to get to work....ha,ha,ha. Posted another poem. Updated this blog. Worked on my novel. Talked to Stephanie, she sang "Happy Royal Birthday to me." This is the day that Prince William and Princess Katherine got married in jolly old England. Chatted with three friends. Went to Curves.

Saturday, April 30, 2011 - Did some laundry. Made potato salad and deviled eggs. Mark came over and he, Heather, and I played the game "Ticket To Ride". Worked on my novel.

Sunday, May 1, 2011 - Worked on my novel. Talked to Jesse for an hour. Chatted with four friends.

Monday, May 2, 2011 - Went to Curves. Wasn't feeling all that good so I went back to bed and slept most of the day. Managed to do a load of laundry.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - Took it easy today, still wiped out. Chatted with three friends.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - Curves. Gathered up the trash and got it ready to take to the curb. Chatted with three friends for most of the day.

Thursday, May 5, 2011 - Have an eye surgeon appointment for a eight month followup. No changes had occurred and I am scheduled for an appointment eight months down the road (January 2012). Talked with Stephanie/Ashley several times today. Talked to Jesse today as well.

We are now caught up for the time being.

Friday, April 29, 2011


Friday, April 22, 2011 - Did my Artist way pages. Updated this blog. Posted a poem online. I even worked on one of my novels. Plus I chatted with four friends today.

Saturday, April 23, 2011 - Brian is in town and spent the day with us. Heather and I went to Curves in the morning. Next we did breakfast at the Village Crepe in Pickerington. The food was good but a little pricey. We did our Artist way check-in here. Next we went to Hobby Lobby to purchase a few things and to help kill time before we could go to the movies. We saw the movie "Hop" it was cute and funny. Then in the evening I chatted with two friends.

Sunday, April 24, 2011 - Easter Sunday. We were all tired from yesterday so we took it easy. I did talk to Jesse and Michelle. Then afternoon hit us and we had to go grocery shopping! Oh, no! WalMart here we come. We shopped, we returned home, Heather took Brian over to Leigh Ann's, and I chatted with a friend.

Monday, April 25, 2011 - Curves bright and early in the morning. Hip-hip-hurray! No more Artist Way stuff. Three months of that was Talked to Jesse. Paid some bills. Gathered some trash. Chatted with three friends.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - Talked to Stephanie. Worked on my novel. Did some laundry. I took time to do an online art class. Chatted with a friend in the morning.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - Curves here I come! Heather is not feeling well. She did not do Curves. Worked on my novel. Got the trash together. We went to GFS to stock up on meats. Looked at the "new" Helium. Took a Windows Update this evening. Also, chatted with a friend.

Thursday, April 28, 2011 - Heather is still sick, but she did go to the doctor's and was prescribed an antibiotic. Worked on my novel. Insight got their equipment back. Scheduled a ride for May 5. Chatted with two friends.

That's it for now.

Friday, April 22, 2011

A week has passed...time to update...grin.

Friday, April 15, 2011 - Did Artist way stuff. Posted a new poem and caught this blog up. WOW was here and I finally have working phones with the correct phone numbers! Woo Hoo! Joy! Joy! Chatted with a couple of friends.

Saturday, April 16, 2011 - Went to Curves. Worked on my Artist Way pages. Chatted with a friend.

Sunday, April 17, 2011 - Did our Artist Way check in at home. Then we went to Chloe's baby shower. We had such a good time. This is the first time Heather or I had met Chloe and her mother, Amy. They are such nice people and Joey is lucky to have Chloe and soon to be Zoey. Also chatted with a couple of friends.

Monday, April 18, 2011 - Had a doctor's appointment with Dr. Burda to get a shingles shot. She insisted that I get one. Any who I managed to injure myself on the way to the doctor's. I peeled a square inch of skin back on my left forearm. I was bleeding profusely when I went to check in at the receptionists desk. They took me right back to an exam room. They cleaned it and bandaged it. Not a pleasant experience. Taking blood thinner is such a joy....not! I had a bulky, gauze, bandage from just above my wrist to just below my elbow. The silly thing is still bleeding and hurting like crazy....four days from when it happened. Squeezed in my Artist Way when I could. Chatted with a friend.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011 - Did my Artist way. Did some laundry. Chatted with a couple of friends.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - Did Artist Way and I am getting tired of doing it, but this is our last week. Gathered up the trash and got it together to be taken out. I don't miss cleaning a cat pan...I must admit, but I do miss Tom and Jane. Talked to Stephanie for a little bit today and chatted with several friends.

Thursday, April 21, 2011 - Squeezed in two pages of Artist Way journal pages...bad me. Worked on my novel. Chatted with several friends. We went to Staples to browse around. That was it for the day.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Yay! I'm getting better. (Maybe)

Friday, April 8, 2011 - Did my artist way stuff. Posted a poem and worked on my blog. Made a couple of phone calls which is a nightmare when having to leave a call back number since I have that temporary number. Went with Heather and Kent to get their taxes done. Chatted with three of my friends. We got baby shower gifts for Chloe at Target as well.

Saturday, April 9, 2011 - Did artist way things. Went to Curves to get Heather signed up. Then I decided to sign up as well. Talked to Stephanie for a while today. Chatted with three different friends than I chatted with yesterday.

Sunday, April 10, 2011 - Artist way for the morning. Worked on my blog, actually finishing up last weeks entries because I had been interrupted while in the middle of them. Heather and I did some yard work and tried to thin out those darn tiger lillies. Again I chatted with three different friends. Went to Kroger's to pick up my meds.

Monday, April 11, 2011 - Artist way....I'm getting tired of saying Made two phone calls and still didn't talk to anyone. WOW was here and tried to fix the phones. Talked to three friends, one of which was Jeff wanting another date. I told him I still had the baggage that he had complained about and he said he had forgotten. No next date was I worked on one of my novels.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - AW, can you figure that one out? Did some laundry. Worked on a novel. Went to Curves to sign up and do my first circuit. Then we went to WalMart after grabbing a bite to eat on the way. I met a new friend online today as well. He lives in Dayton, OH.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - Same thing different day. Chris is keeping me busy. We talked four different times today. Got the trash together. Paid a couple of bills.

Thursday, April 14, 2011 - Artist Spent lots of time talking with Chris. Also talked with two other friends. I worked on one of my novels as well. Was supposed to go to Curves but we couldn't get there in time so I missed the last circuit.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Yay! Only a week behind.

Friday, April 1, 2011 - April Fools Day! Just another day. Did my Artist Way morning pages. Talked to three friends online, one in Australia. Worked on one of my novels. Posted another poem. And caught this blog up to today.

Saturday, April 2, 2011 - Did my Artist Way pages. Had a date in the afternoon that lasted through the evening. His name is Jeff and it was okay.

Sunday, April 3, 2011 - Did my Artist check in at Steak 'N Shake. We got there at lunch time and missed breakfast by half an hour. So we did lunch, then Kent wanted to go to WalMart and Heather and I both decided to not go to Drum class. When we got back home we all took naps then in the evening Heather hung out with Mark and I chatted with with three friends, including the one in Australia.

Monday, April 4, 2011 - Did my Artist Way pages. Did some laundry. Talked to Australia and two other friends. That took up most of my day.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011 - Artist Way as usual. Called to see about transportation options. I have a doctor that is hard to get to, she's not on a scheduled bus route and Heather is no longer able to just run me to the doctors because she's working. Talked to one friend and my brother. Ran CHKDSK on my computer. That took a little time.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011 - This is a recording - I did my Artist Way pages. Talked to Stephanie. Chatted with my Australian friend and one other friend. Got the trash together. Worked on one of my novels. Read my artist way chapter for the week.

Thursday, April 7, 2011 - Artist Way pages. Our house phone is still not operative. I have a temporary number that is horrible. I've complained about it twice. I have been promised that they will have my original number restored on April 15...believe me I'm not holding my breath.
Chatted with five friends and was told by a guy that I had gone out with (with Jeff) that we weren't compatible (couldn't agree more) and that I had too much baggage (that made me laugh). We met up with Chip and Margaret for dinner and had a good meal and great company.

Done for this week.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Ketch up time again!!

Friday, March 25, 2011 - We went out to dinner then to Barnes and Noble and then we took in a movie. We watched "Beastly", it was good. I posted another poem. Chatted with a friend. Worked on my Artist Way. A busy day.

Saturday, March 26, 2011 - Worked on our Artist Way then we had breakfast before we went to do our Artist date. First we went grocery shopping. Always fun. Then we went to Utreker Art Store. It was fun. I picked up some charcoal and pastels. Then we went across the street to the Chocolatier for our Artist Check in and shared a chocolate fondue. Yummy.

Sunday, March 27, 2011 - I worked on my Artist Way, did some laundry, gathered up some trash, then Heather and I went to Drum Class. We are learning to play a djembe, an African drum that I got for Christmas last year. It's interesting. We have another class next Sunday.

Monday, March 28, 2011 - Worked on my Artist Way, (three more weeks to go), and did some laundry. Talked to Jesse for awhile. Chatted with a couple of friends. One is a new one in Australia. I love his accent.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - Dr. Pattison first thing in the morning. Just a check up. I passed. Wow called to update me on the phones that still aren't working. Chatted with my Aussie guy and another friend. Artist Way got done as well.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - Worked on my Artist Way. Wow came out and checked things over. Got the trash ready to go out. Finished my laundry. Wrote on a novel. Talked to my Aussie.

Thursday, March 31, 2011 - Artist Way first thing in the morning. Teleconferenced with my Aetna nurse. Talked to my primary care doctor she wants me to have a follow up exam and to get the shingles vaccine. Wrote on two of my novels. Talked to John in knew that was coming didn't

Friday, March 25, 2011

Only a week has passed. Maybe I'm getting

Friday, March 18, 2011 - Caught up this blog to today. Posted a poem and worked on a story. Wrote some more poetry. And knitted. Worked on my Artist Way stuff. Chatted with a couple of friends. A nice day.

Saturday, March 19, 2011 - Worked on my Artist Way stuff so I'd be ready for check in tomorrow. I was way behind. Talked to Stephanie. Chatted with a couple of friends.

Sunday, March 20, 2011 - Artist Way check in. We stayed home and did it. Talked to Marla, who I hadn't talked to for about three months. She's so busy that it's hard to catch up with her. Chatted with a couple of friends.

Monday, March 21, 2011 - Artist Way always and Worked on a story and an novel. Talked to Jesse for a little bit. Talked to another friend that I hadn't spoken to for a while. Talked to several other people.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - Did my Artist Way. Chatted with several friends. Something weird is going on with my Yahoo IM and my senior people meet id got hacked. That was interesting.
Said good-bye to a dear friend.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - Worked on my Artist Way. This week is weird. WOW was here to switch my cable provider from Insight to WOW. We went with a three way bundle (like we had with Insight) cable, internet, and phone. The cable and internet went without a hitch. However the phones are messed up. The home phone number is now a temporary number, which in a week (supposedly when they fix this issue) the temporary number will become my fax number. This is a totally different number from the original fax number. The home phone number will be restored and will be my home number. It was trash day today so I got that all together and now my sciatic nerve is seriously painful.

Thursday, March 24, 2011 - Artist Way always! Took a upgrade to Firefox to 4.0 and Yahoo to 9.0. Things have since improved with my Yahoo. Talked to Tom. Chatted with another friend. Wrote on my novel.

Now we are up to today and it seems pretty far.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Shame on me! I am so far behind here.

Saturday - February 26, 2011 - Not a very interesting day...that could be why I didn't think of posting anything here. Boring! I did my Artist Way stuff so we could have our check-in tomorrow. That was about all that I did.

Sunday - February 27, 2011 - Artist Way check-in day we did it over breakfast and lingered where we were until we were done check-in. Did some laundry. Worked on my on-line art class. Stopped doing surveys. I was tired of all the email crap that it generated. Heard from Tom for a little bit of time. Did some knitting.

Monday - February 28, 2011 - Artist Way first and foremost. Cleaned the corner in my office. Communicated with Tom for a little bit. Played my drum and harmonica for half an hour.

Tuesday - March 1, 2011 - Artist Way (what's Went to the Bradford Culinary School with Kent. I was very impressed! It looks like a well run school and Kent is so suited for it. He loves to cook and create pretty plates of food. He has started the process of enrolling. He stated that he would like to live on campus if possible.

Wednesday - March 2, 2011 - Did my pages for Artist Way. Submitted a proposal to a Literary Agent to see if they would take me on as a client. It takes 6 to 8 weeks to even expect a reply. Skyped with a dear friend. Got the trash together. All in all a good day.

Thursday - March 3, 2011 - Date Day with Tom! Did my artist way. Took a shower. Tom got lost getting here so I had to guide him over the Talk about the blind leading the blind but he got here. We had lunch at Bob Evan's and spent time talking about what we liked and did for entertainment. Now since this was the first face-to-face meeting that we had it seemed to go well, because we've been talking to each other since December. Weather and distance had made this date a hard thing to get accomplished. We kissed hello and goodbye. I did not feel the sizzle that I expected. I don't know about him. He said we'd need to get together again.

Friday - March 4, 2010 - Artist Way...duh! Posted another poem. Worked on one of my novels. We did our Artist Date.

Saturday - March 5, 2010 - Not much going on today. Artist Way three pages and catch up. Talked to Steph. for a while.

Sunday - March 6, 2010 - Artist Way check-in. We did a lunch check-in today at Steak 'N Shake. Kent was with us. When we were done we dropped Kent off at WalMart and Heather and I went to Blacklick Metro Park to spend quiet time in the nature center. This is a Artist way date. Did my laundry and a little knitting.

Monday - March 7, 2010 - Made a new friend - Bob. We are so much alike it is mind boggling. He has the same weird humor that I have. He lives in Youngstown, OH and we chatted. I also have a fan of my poems that contacted me. His name is AJ. He wants me to write his story for him. I told him I'd think about it. Did some shredding of old documents.

Tuesday - March 8, 2011 - Did my Artist Way pages. Talked to Tom. Decided to try working on AJ's story. He outlined what he wanted and I thought I'd see how it would flow for me. Chatted with Bob. For our Artist Date we went to the Giant Eagle Market Place. It's a huge place! The scope of things that were inside the market place was mind boggling. It had daycare, dry cleaners, mini-clinic, cooking demos, groceries, food court, and exotic foods. Too bad we weren't prepared to spend money there. We would have gone overboard. As it was we were broke...thank goodness!

Wednesday - March 9, 2011 - Artist Way (are you getting tired about hearing about this as I am writing those three pages?) Did some laundry. Got the trash together. Talked to Bob and AJ.

Thursday - March 10, 2011 - AJ in the morning and AJ in the evening wanting me to start his story. Then I did my Artist Chatted with Bob. Worked on AJ's story.

Friday - March 11, 2011 - Chatted with another friend - Alvin and got a late start on my three pages. Chatted with Bob I do so enjoy talking with him. Talked to Steph. Talked to Jesse. Posted a new poem. Worked on AJ's story.

Saturday - March 12, 2011 - Chatted with Bob. Did my Artist Way. Worked on AJ's story.

Sunday - March 13, 2011 - Artist Way three pages. Heather is in PA with Brian for the weekend. Chatted with Bob, AJ, and Dave.

Monday - March 14, 2011 - Spent a lot of time on my Artist Way a lot of tasks to do for this week. Talked to Dave and Bob. Worked on my novel.

Tuesday - March 15, 2011 - Talked with Bob, Alvin, and Dave not all at the same Worked on AJ's story. And Artist way pages.

Wednesday - March 16, 2011 - Trash day and I'm not talking Artist Way (although I still had to do three pages in my journal). Talked to Dave, Bob, and AJ. Talked to Dawn as well about Kent basically and the new puppies. Worked on my website and I wrote two new poems.

Thursday - March 17, 2011 - Artist Way had to do my three pages and my tasks for the week. Worked on my website and AJ's story. Talked to AJ and Bob. Called WOW to see about switching our cable provider to get a lower price. They had a lower package with more perks. Worked on my novel.

Caught up (to today)!

Friday, February 25, 2011


Sunday, February 20, 2011 - Caught this blog up to Sunday. Most of the day was taken with our Artist Way check in. We ended up doing it in three stages. Things kept getting in the way.

Monday, February 21, 2011 - Started doing online surveys...this could be interesting. Talked to Tom and two friends today. Looked into getting a literary agent to take me on as a client. I found a couple that I thought might be a good fit for me. I'll need to find out what kind of information they need to even think about taking me on. Did my Artist Way pages.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - Worked on my Artist Way morning pages. Spent the morning doing surveys. Scheduled a ride to the culinary school with Kent. Talked to Stephanie for an hour, catching up on things. Tom was supposed to come into town today but the weather here is bad and since he's north of here his area was getting the brunt of the storm.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - Normal Artist Way morning pages. Did my surveys. Worked on getting the necessary stuff together to submit to an agent. Worked on two other novels. Talked to Kurt Jesse for a few minutes. Got the trash ready to go out.

Thursday, February 24, 2011 - Dawn, I cooked my first crock pot meal. I did a few things in not the right manner, but it tasted great. It turned out that we had a guest for dinner. One of Heather's friends from Dayton was in town doing job interviews. I had made a pot roast. Talked to Kurt Jesse, again, for a few minutes. Did my surveys. Talked to a friend for half an hour. Worked on one of my novels.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Hanging my head in shame....late AGAIN!!

Friday, February 4, 2011 - Friday time to post a poem. Check. Worked on my Artist Way. Check. Did some laundry. Check. Been a damn good day.

Saturday, February 5, 2011 - Talked to Tom. Did my Artist Way. Worked on my novel. Finished the laundry.

Sunday, February 6, 2011 - Artist Way writing done. Artist date done. Went to Office Max and the Columbus Museum of Art. Talked to Tom. Went to Walmart.

Monday, February 7, 2011 - Artist Way (this is taking up a lot of our time) done for the day. Worked on another novel.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - My Aetna nurse and I had our monthly conference call. Did my Artist Way stuff. Worked on my novel. Talked to Kurt Jesse and Diane.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011 - Artist Way...woo hoo! Worked on both of my novels. Got the trash together.

Thursday, February 10, 2011 - Artist Way. Paid some bills. Worked on two of my novels. Put away Christmas stuff that got missed the first time around. Every year it seems there is at least one Christmas decoration that gets missed. Tidied up my office.

Friday, February 11, 2011 - Artist Way first and foremost. Posted my Friday poem. Worked on one of my novels. Did some laundry.

Saturday, February 12, 2011 - Artist Way...whatelse? Heard from an old friend. Worked on a novel.

Sunday, February 13, 2011 - Artist Way check in day. We went to Panera Bread for breakfast and our check in. We did another Artist date and went to Half Price Books. Worked on one of my novels.

Monday, February 14, 2011 - Valentine's Day! Spent my day with Artist Way! Yay! Made a Cranberry Coffee Cake. Cleaned the bathroom. Worked on two novels. Did some needlepoint.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - Artist Way..yep. Cleaned my CPAP machine. Picked up the living room (didn't know I was that Worked on a novel. Talked to Tom.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - Artist Way and Trash day...that should be my Wednesday mantra for a couple more weeks. Started doing online surveys. Worked on two of my novels. Talked to Tom.

Thursday, February 17, 2011 - Artist Way (just think we are only in week three of twelve....aaarrggg). Did some surveys. Worked on two of my novels. Cleaned what I could in the utility room. Talked to Tom. Started correspondence with a fellow poet. He encouraged me to write more and to join the forum.

Friday, February 18, 2011 - Artist Way, did surveys, did laundry and found out the dryer wouldn't start. Went searching for an Agent. Found a few that I will get in touch with. Worked on two of my novels. Read some of my new friend's poems....he's pretty good. We went to Hobby Lobby for our Artist date, then we went to Walmart.

Saturday, February 19, 2011 - Artist Way. I had my blood drawn for the blood thinner level while Kent was getting a hair cut. Then we went to True Valu hardware to find a replacement knob for the timer dial. That is what is not working on the dryer. It's cracked. Finished my laundry from yesterday. Did a quick scan on my computer and did a couple of surveys.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Who's late? ME! Again!!

Sunday, January 30, 2011 - Started the Artist Way with Heather. The Artist Way is to help you release your inner artist/child. To think outside the box. We'll see how this goes. Posted on this blog as well.

Monday, January 31, 2011 - The Artist Way has given us morning tasks. The task is write three pages of whatever flows through our brain in the early morning. This could become a challenge. We had to take the car to the mechanic on Friday and we got it back today. We were able to scrape enough money together to pay the bill. Talked to a lot of people today. Some were business concerns, some were friends, and some were family.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - Did my Artist Way tasks. Talked to Tom. Worked on my novel and my poetry. Very icy conditions around here.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011 - Artist Way first. Talked to Kevin M. and Tom. Made two business calls. Gathered the trash. Still icy out. Worked on my novel and my poetry.

Thursday, February 3, 2011 - Did my Artist Way homework. Talked to Stephanie. Worked on my poetry. Got a "Virus" and Heather helped me clean it up. We also switched over to Mozilla/fire fox as my browser and protector. Talked to Jesse. Accepted an answer on WebAnwser.

That catches us up to today.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Lord how time flies!

Saturday - January 15, 2011 - Nothing unusual going on today. I caught this blog up like I'm doing right now. Talked to Tom for a few minutes.

Sunday - January 16, 2011 - Talked to Stephanie for an hour or so, just catching up on things. Worked on my novel and posted another poem.

Monday - January 17, 2011 - The three of us went to the zoo today. Even though it was cold and windy out most of the places that were open to the public were the aquarium and the gorillas. Talked to Steve's brother Ed for over an hour....he needed computer help. Worked on my book. Chatted with Walter.

Tuesday - January 18, 2011 - Laundry began escaping from the clothes hamper so I did laundry today. Walter and I yakked at each other for 3 hours. He is such a goof ball. Worked on my novel and tweeked another novel. Stephanie called again to fill me in on things. I talked to Tom for a little bit.

Wednesday - January 19, 2011 - Spent time talking to Stephanie and Walter. Worked on both the novels from yesterday. Walter will be unavailable to talk for awhile. Got the trash together.

Thursday - January 20, 2011 - Talked to Kurt Jesse, Stephanie, Tom, and an old friend. Worked on both my novels some more.

Friday - January 21, 2011 - Talked to Tom, Rodney (Stephanie's husband), and Michelle. Posted another poem and worked on my main novel.

Saturday - January 22, 2011 - Shredded some old documents. Started reading the Artist Way. Heather and I are going to do this creative, think outside the box, course and see where we end up. Worked on my novel. Chatted with Tom.

Sunday - January 23, 2011 - Tom and I talked and chatted. Worked on reading the Artist Way.

Monday - January 24, 2011 - Tom and I talked and chatted. We were supposed to get together today but the weather was to bad for his drive. Read more of the Artist Way. Worked on my novel. Talked to my friend Janet. She just found out she has a heart problem. She wanted to hear about the cardio-cath and if I disliked having it done. I told her it didn't bother me at all. Emailed another old friend.

Tuesday - January 25, 2011 - Read more of the Artist Way. Went to Kroger's to pick up my meds. Walter has returned to my world. I missed him. Worked on my novel.

Wednesday - January 26, 2011 - Trash day...woo hoo! Went to WalMart with the troops. Did some more laundry. Read more of the Artist Way. Talked to Walter and James.

Thursday - January 27, 2011 - Chatted with Tom and Walter. Read more of the Artist Way. Finished up the laundry. Worked on my novel. Kurt Jesse called, Diane (his wife) was in the hospital giving birth. He called me numerous times all stressed out. They induced her but it wasn't working so they decided to do a C-section.

Friday - January 28, 2011 - Posted another poem for people to read. Worked on my novel. Talked to Ed. The C-section was done today and a healthy baby girl was delivered.

Saturday - January 29, 2011 - Read the Artist Way and worked on my novel.

Now we are caught up to today which is still in progress. We have Brian and Mark (Heather's fellow) here at the moment. Diane called, they were on their way home from the hospital.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Hello! New Year, new things going on.

Sunday, January 9, 2011 - Worked on a Short Story for a PBS short story competition. Kent returned from Texas late this evening. He had a good time, but we're glad to have him home safe.

Monday, January 10, 2011 - Talked to the Aetna nurse for half an hour today. It was our usual monthly visit. We discussed how I was feeling and things to do in this month to improve my health...ha,ha. Spent a little time chatting with Walter. Worked on my Short Story and my novel. Talked to Tom to arrange a meeting...our "first" date so to say. He has called me several times and now it's time to meet. He's 71 years old. Lives in Columbus Grove, Oh. and is a retired truck driver. He's 6'1", says he has red hair and blue eyes. I'd bet his hair used to be red and is probably gray.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - Talked to Chip via Skype today. He and Margaret are doing well. They stayed inside for the holidays. Worked on my novel. Talked to Walter.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011 - Talked to Michelle for half an hour or so. Did some laundry. Wrapped Kent's birthday presents while Heather made him a birthday cake. Worked on my Short Story. Tom called and we cancelled our "first" date due to the snow storms we were having. Worked on my novel. Gathered the trash. Heather cooked a birthday meal for Kent which consisted of steak, baked potato, and brussel sprouts. She filled the house with smoke and we all had coughing fits. Doors were opened and fans turned on to clear the smoke out. The meal was tasty.

Thursday, January 13, 2011 - Worked on my laundry some more. Spent time chatting with Walter. Worked on my novel. Submitted the Short Story. Winners will be announced in February.

Friday, January 14, 2011 - Talked to Stephanie for 45 minutes. Chatted with Tom for half an hour. Worked on my novel. Worried about Walter. I knew he was going to be out of commission for a while (24 hrs) due to the procedure on his back. I still missed talking with him though.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Well here I am late again. Bad me.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010 - Not much going on today. Got the trash together. Normal Wednesday stuff.

Thursday, December 30, 2010 - Talked to Kurt Jesse today. He was just checking on me he said. Chatted with a couple of friends today.

Friday, December 31, 2010 - Worked on novel. Took a anti-virus download. Did my normal Friday stuff. I was home alone to welcome in the New Year. Kent was on his way to Texas and Heather was visiting with her guy friend. I did, however, manage to stay up to midnight and beyond for the first time in ten years.

Saturday, January 1, 2011 - Submitted a poem on line. Worked on my novel. It was pretty quiet around here.

Sunday, January 2, 2011 - Worked on my novel. Chatted with friend.

Monday, January 3, 2011 - Worked on my novel. It seems to be coming along just fine. Talked to my friend Walter. He is such a hoot.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011 - Worked on my novel (what a surprise...haha). Did some laundry. Went to WalMart. Walter for hours. I can't keep up with him sometimes. I'll be replying to an email and he'll send me three more while I'm replying to one. Adds new meaning to "penpal". Maybe it should be "e-penpal"

Wednesday, January 5, 2011 - Trash day! Woo hoo! Did a follow up on the novel that I'm trying to get a publisher for. I'm getting tired of waiting to hear from them. Worked on my website. Did some more laundry.

Thursday, January 6, 2011 - Worked on my novel. Fed and watered Kent's fish for him. The water level was getting pretty low so I asked what I should do. He told me and I did it. Now the fish love me. Every time I walk by they watch me from the front of the tank. I rattled Walter's cage for a change. The devil made me do it.

Friday, January 7, 2011 - Joked around with Walter. Worked on my novel. Submitted another poem.

Saturday, January 8, 2011 - Spent a little time harrassing Walter. Called Tom to see about the meeting he wants to set up with me. Worked on my novel.