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Caring For Mom

Well she came home from a stint in rehab after her fourth surgery on her right knee.  It is fused in the straight position which makes it hard to stand up or sitting or getting into bath tub but hey the leg is still there right 🙂

So I was here on Tuesday to watch her walk up her stairs for the first time since January she stepped over the threshold and said “I’m Home!”  Big smile on her face the nightmare behind her and now to get strong and heal.  So I have moved here to help settle her in and schedule her appointments so once the ball is rolling I can go back home and come down to shop and have a meal with her but for there to be rest so healing happens I will have to be gone as it is too easy to just lean on me and get lazy. It is scary and very painful but I am strong and so she feels she must be as well.  She will be 80 in October I think that calls for a huge party 🙂

I am missed I can assure you by all who love me but since they love me they knew I had to try to be there for her after all of the BS that has gone on.

I paint and weed then cook and clean then eat and laugh and talk about the old days and I miss you all and am now finding time to try once again to catch up with you little by little I will.

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Some Down Time Needed
Some Down Time Needed

It is Saturday morning and time for some coffee and run through my blog roll and to let you know life’s twists and turns are still happening but trying to find silver linings all the same.

Mom’s surgery to fuse her leg will be next Wednesday from what she told me about her meeting with surgeon it will be 3 to 4 hours under sedation as they place a rod from her hip down the leg to her ankle wonder how they will account for the inches in height each year 😦  yes I am always left with these type of questions as it is my brother and sister in law that are handling all of moms affairs. I had no car for 2 years so hard to take her to and from constant appointments.

I had a shocking call as well just before the fourth seems I have not heard from my stepson for 2 years and in that time he was addicted to Heroin.  What happened to meting friends for some pizza and beer 😦 the call I received was to let me know he had overdosed and was gone.  Just 42.  Kind of old I thought for such heavy drug use but seems it is all the rage which yes which has me enraged at societies who do nothing to stop the influx of poison on it’s people sort of as if they have the opposite plan 😦  He was laid to rest two days ago no longer will he suffer with feeling so useless and lost that a drug of this caliber could make him feel whole. RIP Jimmy how I wish you were still a little boy.

I still take photos and paint but with all that has been going on it has become somewhat forced as a way to walk away and chill.  I like when it is fun and this has not been a god run on fun.

I did enter 2 of my Watercolors in a Themed Art Show “Coastal  New England” at Seacoast Art Association just to try one out 🙂  I would rather sell each piece for $45.00 and let the buyer mat and frame to their liking.  They will hang till Aug.1st with an Artist Reception on Friday,  the 17th though not sure how my mom will come through surgery so I will not plan on attending unless all goes well.

Hope you are all doing better than me man has it been a rough stretch.

Stay safe and see you soon!

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We Got Away For The Day

JT with us at NUBBLE in Maine
JT with us at NUBBLE in Maine

Waiting on Mom’s fourth knee surgery appointment to be set up, so while my brother and sister in law took her to doctor appointments in Boston we set off in search of used picture frames, for my first public(besides all of you lol) Art Show.  I did not find what I wanted so today and tomorrow I will search and then buy new if need be.  I must drop the 2 of them off by next Saturday.  I will take a photo of them up with all of the other artists entries in this themed show New England Coast.

Have a great weekend and Happy Father’s Day to all the Daddy’s out there.

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Still No Good News

Hi Everyone.

Still no good news about my Mom she is now done with third surgery on new knee only this time she came out with it wired together and is now in a 30 lb fiberglass cast and she has no muscle left after a year and a half in and out of rehab hospitals.  We pulled her out of last one because we were scared for her even though we liked the people just not enough help when one is helpless.  Just been a plain nightmare for all of us but mostly Mom.

The snow all 8′ of it is just about gone and even with that huge melt we were under a severe red flag warning for fires.

We are getting the place ready for Spring /Summer so much to do but am looking forward to flowers blooming and not the store bought variety I bring Mom.

No bears have stopped by and my male turkey must be off hunting for a bevy of girls lol isn’t life simple at times.

The stress even with Watercolor painting almost daily has done a number on me.  5 pounds gained and no covered with red spots they say is Psoriasis.  OH joy itchy, scratching and just trying to smile and de-stress 😦  So many lotions and potions will now be lathered on.  I hate it when our bodies fail us.

Sorry not much good news well then again the snow is gone  🙂

Here is one of my latest paintings you can see I am trying to find Peace.

Spring Peace