Friday, January 23, 2015

I'm still here...

It's been a while since I posted anything on these pages.

A lot has been happening - it can mostly be summed up as follows:

I've been dealing with injuries to my knee and back which have slowed my exercise endeavors... I think things are finally getting back to normal after some Dr. Appointments, Physical Therapy, and rest.

A lot of people are dying... it's been a sad time, but over the course of past year I have developed some useful skills to help me cope with the ups and downs that life has to hand you...

My friends are awesome. They have stood by me when the road gets rocky... it feels good.

I got to counsel at Camp last weekend which was much needed.

This weekend should be a bit on the slow side with some down time with my family...
perhaps I will feel well enough to get some crap cleaned out of my apartment - it's funny - you don't want to do a lot of cleaning when your back is aching...

That's all I have... overall, life is good and I would trade anything I have or any obstacle I encounter because they made me who I am.

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Not too much (but a lot) to report

Things are plugging along.
I feel good.
I have a lot of great friends.
I'm doing what I want to do.
I'm not worrying about things I have no control over.
I am diving head first into the holiday season with a sense of gratitude.


Saturday, October 18, 2014

Hello There!

It's me again.
Things are moving along and things are good.

Not much new to report except the fact I gave up eating sweets two weeks ago, I start stair training tomorrow, and I'm setting up my apartment to be able to make more work in it.
I moved out one of my sofas and set up a work table.

Tomorrow I am going to watch a bike race with my camp friends.

I've submitted work to a few shows and I am waiting to hear back...

I think that's about it...

Be nice to each other.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Not Dead

Howdy people...

I'm still kicking around, Not a ton to report but things are going well.

I have no complaints and I am keeping busy with work, teaching a bit, and being creative.

I no longer feel the need to complain about things - it does me no good.

I am not feeling the need to post a lot updates so they will be sporadic.

I don't have a lot to rant about which is good.

I'm sitting here on the sofa waiting for some soup to heat up (I actually am making it from scratch).


Tuesday, September 09, 2014

I made it home. I'm back. I'm tired.

Just a quick check in.

I arrived home safely last Wednesday night and started back at work on Monday.

Overall it hasn't been too bad but I'm looking forward to the weekend.

I don't have much to report other than I am slowly unpacking my things and trying to get into the swing of working on my drawings. I worked a little bit during lunch so that's good. I just need to finish unpacking. Hopefully by next week I will not be so tired when I get home in the evenings.

This weekend I have a wedding to attend which will be fun.
it's being held at camp - it's a camp person getting hitched... it will be super fun. I get to deliver the cake because my friend Bonnie is making it.

What else... I only gained 5.4 pounds while I was gone. I am having a bit of trouble getting back into the swing of healthy eating but I am doing my best.

I think I may end up going to bed early tonight. I just can't seem to get enough sleep. I mean I am technically getting enough I am just pooped.

Eventually I will get back into the swing of things, I usually do.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Laundry day

I am coming to you from the Johnson laundromat. 
It has become a ritual to do my laundry on Sunday mornings. I suppose it's as close as I'm going to get to going to church while I'm here. 

Last night we went to karaoke. It was really busy so I only sang a few times. It was fun and I may have to venture out to find a karaoke place when I get back home. 

I have started thinking about my return trip and planning out my route.  I have made one reservation on airbnb for next Friday in Syracuse New York. Other than that I'm flying by the seat of my pants. I am contemplating going from Chicago up to Minneapolis and across North Dakota to get back. That would take one state off my "states I've never been to" list. I had contemplated going through Canada but I think border crossings on Labor Day weekend might be a bit much. 

Overall I am pleased with my time here. I started out doing one type of work but it has morphed its way into screenprinting/drawing. There's just something about the repetition and pattern which is compelling me.  I think I may use the work as a ground for my drawings.  
I don't know, the jury is still out.  

Let me see if I can post some photos for you all...
I'm drafting this on my iPad so I'm not sure how it will work. 

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Still Alive

I suppose you all might have assumed that I had gone and pulled a Thelma and Louise type thing.

I have not.

I can't remember the last time I posted but it may have been when I was back in Seattle.. I'm not sure.

All I can say is that I am having the best time ever. Time is passing at the perfect pace, not too fast or too slow. There is a sense of calm and easiness to it which is appealing. I am not looking to make a certain amount of work,  do a certain amount of social things, eat a certain amount things... it's okay. I am doing exactly what I need to be doing and I like it.

Yesterday I got a few messages from home saying that I was missed. I think a few people are worried that I may not come back. don't worry - I will return.

Here are some photos.

Okay, I would post photos but they didn't download from my phone... screw it.