Thursday, March 26, 2009


Because the twisted ankle and foot has taken much longer to heal than I expected, I have been hobbling about on a walker up until a couple of days ago. You can probably guess that I haven’t had many new adventures in the last couple of weeks. The photo above is from last November. I am reaching back into the archives looking for something to post here.

Hobbling about didn’t make it any easier to get ready for the local art show next weekend. Because all the things that I had already framed are on display elsewhere, I needed new pieces for the community show. Fortunately, I had a couple of things that were at least matted, I only needed two new pieces. So far (one piece framed), no disasters to report. (When framing, I always think of Paul Butzi and his colorful descriptions of preparations for a show.)

Surely, by April I will be able to take the camera out. March has been a bust. Oh, well, I cleaned out some old files. I should have gotten more done, but it was a start.

In the meantime, the fence builders have been most productive. The horses have already been using the back pasture for several days, and now the front pasture is fenced. (It would sound more impressive to call them the south pasture and the north pasture, wouldn’t it? They would make them sound much larger than they really are.) Yesterday, the groundwork was laid for the dog fence. That means in the near future, we can get serious about adding a dog to the family. I’m looking forward to that. It would have been nice to have had a dog to keep me company while I moped the last couple of weeks. Heck, I was reduced to watching television. Now, that means I was desperate.


  1. Sorry that ankle is taking so long to heal! I remember going through a similar bout of frustrated hobbling after knee surgery.

    I hope you're back on your feet soon!

  2. Rakesh - While I haven't had knee surgery, I am confident that what I am dealing with doesn't begin to compare. I am sorry you had to go through that. Was your surgery a grand success?

    Thanks for the good wishes. I am doing better each day.

  3. I'd say it worked out pretty well. I had the surgery in August of 2000, and nowadays, I'm doing a lot of martial arts and hiking, and now adding rock climbing. And in the Pacific Northwest, we have lots of mountains, so most of these hikes have been pretty challenging. :)

    Besides, you have to get back on your feet so that you can do your SoFoBoMo :)

  4. Rakesh - Gracious. I would call that totally successful.

    I may have to adjust my goals for SoFoBoMo, but restraints spawn creativity. Besides, I still haven't gotten a handle on what I hope to accomplish. I will have to wait until I can get out with the camera next month and begin to discover what this is going to be.

  5. Hope you are out and about soon Anita - taking that new dog for a walk. :-)

  6. Mark - Thanks for both good wishes.


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