I'm back. I'm promising myself I won't let myself avoid blogging for so long again... My internet in the studio hasn't been working, which means I haven't been visiting blogs, which means I haven't been writing on my own blog! I can't wait to find out what Lynn and Rita and all the rest of you have been up to!
I've been struggling with sciatica since Thanksgiving (insert very sad face here). I've had it before and it's gone away quickly with just some special stretches. This time the stretches didn't seem to help and the pain just got worse and worse. I finally went to the doctor ten days ago. He gave me a prescription for Vicodin and I went to a chiropractor and got a massage. I'm trying to avoid an MRI, but I'm thinking I may have to do it. Katie's home now, and between her and Richard and Joel and Jenny I've got lots of help. Richard did make an...interesting...dinner the other night, and I'm thinking that the girls may be doing more of the cooking, since the only actual edible part of the meal was the frozen corn that he heated up in a pot on the stove.
We had a great Christmas dinner yesterday. I put a clod roast in the oven at eight in the morning, and when it came out of the oven at four it was amazing! Jenny peeled and boiled and mashed and seasoned potatoes--one of her best friends (a boy) got throwing knives and a blow dart gun for Christmas, and she told him that her weapon of choice was still a potato peeler!--gotta love that Jenny. She always makes me smile.
Joel is working lots of hours at the sporting goods store now that college classes are on a break, and started his reffing career. Just doing JV and Freshman basketball games, but learning a lot and enjoying himself. Making lots of money, too. Put in all his applications for transferring to a Cal State campus, so just waiting to hear on that.
Katie did a great job her first semester at Long Beach. With her AP credits, she has a year's worth of credits under her belt--Yay! Made some really nice friends, and did well in her classes. Nice to have her home for a month while she's on break.
I've got some pictures of stuff I made this fall, and stories to tell about this year's trip to the Apple Festival with my artwork--