Every so often different bloggers do some sort of check in, and so I thought I'd give it a try!
I'm Reading -- Dreaming of the Bones, by Deborah Crombie. It's the fifth in the Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James mystery series. Not too far on it but she never disappoints!
(I just finished Stephen Sondheim: A Life. If you are a fan of this remarkable composer this biography, done with his cooperation and published in 1998, is well worth a read.)
I'm Feeling -- Very happy! I just had my appointment with the pulmonologist and everything is stable from the previous CT scan and my breathing tests were better. Not much better, but a little, and so that's better! He's working on cutting back some of my medicine doses, which he said he felt was in order given the test results.
When I think of where I was four years ago this month -- in a whirlwind of testing for a very serious disease (testing that lasted close to six months), on two different high-test IV meds for several weeks (which I later learned was a form of chemotherapy, thank you Internet) and working in a stress-filled job under extremely unhealthy emotional conditions, I am filled with joy and gratitude.
I'm Creating -- Well, not much. But I have to get cracking on a pet portrait commission which is scaring me a bit to death. And Vivian Swift posted a new tutorial which I want to spend some time on. I've also been working on a couple of family-oriented projects but more on those in due course. Oh, just to get my watercolor hands wet, a couple of valentines. I can't say they are knocking my socks off but we all start somewhere.
I'm Anticipating -- Meeting several bloggers whose work I've followed for a long while and a new one I'm adding to my list! (More on that later, too.) And I'm anticipating seeing Rick's family in full force for a celebration of his mom's 80th birthday.
I will be a bit behind in visiting your blogs or answering comments as we engage in family merriment. But I'll "see" you soon!
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