Tuesday, April 26, 2011

A Work Report Postponed

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For the last several days I have been in a frenzy of matting and framing prints for that next project I mentioned. There will be chatter about all that soon. I have been busy and distracted, but good busy. By the first week in May, I will have a new display of work up in town and got the good news yesterday that another piece in that location sold.

Now, however, there is another distraction to deal with. The Husband's surgery is nearly upon us and, of course, there are still dozens of things to do before the big day. I am already pooped.

I am far more anxious than I was before either of my recent surgeries. After all, I had The Husband to take care of me. Now, he is stuck with me as caretaker. I can't compete, but will give it my all.

Galen is on several medications for what appears to an allergic reaction. That stinks. Poor little guy is being a champ about it. Chores are piled up. Life is more hectic than usual.

Winter just won't go away here. We have had a great deal of fog. (See above.) Lots of cold and windy days. But, skies beautiful enough to bring tears to your eyes on many days, and there are hints of Spring. Eventually.

Updates will come in a few days. In the meantime, I hope all of those struggling with spring allergies get some relief soon.


  1. Hang in there, Anita. Your husband and you will be in my thoughts for a speedy recovery during this time of his surgery. I hope a real spring finds you soon, but I do like this foggy image of the birds in flight...very nice.

  2. Earl - Thank you for your kind thoughts. My husband is a strong guy and he will get through this with flying colors, I'm confident of that.

    We have hints of spring and there are sure to be more soon. Thank you for the comment on the photo. We see quite a lot of those starlings.

  3. That's a lovely image, starlings provide the most amazing displays. My wife had major surgery a few years ago so I know what it's like to have to be "the strong one", I guess that you just have to prioritize whilst keeping your head. It's also important to give yourself a little bit of "cut-off" time too. Best wishes anyway.

  4. I think almost any photo taken in the fog comes out better than without the fog. They seem to have a mystical quality, including this one.
    I wish your husband the best after his surgery and recovery. This could be perfect time of year for the surgery since spring is around the corner and that will cheer anyone up.

  5. Colin - I have been the patient so often that I know that routine inside and out, but rarely the caretaker. You are right I will have to prioitize and not try to stick too closly to the "instructions" on that "to do" list.

    I should photograph the starlings more often. Goodness knows there are enough of them around here. Thank you and I will pass on your good wishes.

  6. Ken - I have made great strides in developing an affection for foggy weather, but I am not fully "there" yet. There is an association with gloom that I haven't yet completely shaken. (Maybe it's because all those old horror movies always had those dark foggy scenes. Or, more likely, I am just weird.)

    Still, I fully appreciate the mystical quality you mention and always admire other people's photos taken in fog. In fact, I like some of my own taken in fog. Eventually, I will fully embrace the charms and opportunities of my landscape wrapped in cold, damp mist. Meanwhile, I very much appreciate your comment on this photo. This one does appeal to me.

    I will pass on your good thoughts, and you have an excellent point about recovering in spring. What better time to begin celebrating life again. The poppies are just beginnning to bloom in parts of Bear Valley Spring and it won't be long before they begin to open in our part of the valley. That will certainly cheer him.

  7. I see Alfred Hitchcock written all over this image Anita. :-) Spring will be there soon enough. I myself wondered if it would ever hit here. I hope things fall into place with all you have going on.

  8. Mark - Ding!Ding!Ding! And,the winner is Mark Graf! I have wondered who else who think about that and who would mention it first. Personally, I had no desire to be in the middle of that.

    Thank you for the encouraging words. Things will work out fine, I'm sure.


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