Sunday, March 01, 2015

Well looky here.

Hi there.
I took a long walk this morning and started thinking about writing... so here I am.

I've thought a bit about why I haven't been updating my blog on a regular basis - here are some observations.

I found that I was focusing too much on what was not working in my life...
I started focusing on what was good and eventually it took up more of my time and I really don't have a lot of excess time to post blog entries about my exploits...

I think I also came to the realization that if I leave everything on the page there is no reason for people to interact with me on an personal one-on-one level... Or perhaps I should rephrase that - there's no reason for ME to interact with others on a one-on-one level...

I'm doing alright, I've got a few aches and pains, but things are going to fine.

perhaps I will post again in another few months...

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.