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!
Welcoming our newest Baby Grand, Cameron Joseph or C.J., at long last! I've wanted to post for a bit but Kevin and Molly -- after a...
I wish I had read one of my favorite books, "All the Light You Cannot See," by Anthony Doerr, before I visited St. Malo in 2012. I...
Of course I love to cook! So, of course I love cookbooks, even though I have some I've never used! Still, some of my favorites are Frenc...