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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Blood glucose: 131 before breakfast

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This has been my thinking through the years. Now I have learned to celebrate in non-food ways. I went out last night and bought a new lazy Susan for our kitchen table. It has a Fleur-de-lis design and I really like it. I bought myself a Complete Art Studio with an easel too. I feel like I have stifled my creative energy for too many years. I like to write, I like to draw and paint. I really need to set up an area of the house just for me.

If my husband hears me listening to the Bible on the computer, he will start talking to our pets and I have to get up and shut the door, so I can hear it. My eyes aren't the greatest and I listen to it being read online by Alexander Scourby and follow along with a bookmark.

My son's fiancee, my sister, and a lady at church have all done paintings. My parents had paintings done by Gustav Muss-Arnolt. He painted champion dogs for their owners. Our paintings were of a brook trout rising out of the water for a fisherman's fly and ducks landing on water. My aunt used to own a boarding house and the paintings were in it. I foolishly sold them for $20 with some other things when I needed money. Mom gave them to me when she sold the house after Dad died.

I don't have any formal training in writing or painting and drawing, but that doesn't matter. Mom used to order a monthly craft that was sent to her by mail and she did it. She had a spice rack that she painted a flower on. It had a drawer at the bottom and she kept stamps in it. She crocheted and what was supposed to be a doily, became a table cloth for a round, pedestal table, that had been Grandma's, that Dad cut down to make a coffee table. We laughed about how big it was. She could sew and cut down a man's suit to make a jacket and short pants (dress shorts) for a little boy.

Mom painted a claw and ball-footed tub we had at our old house. She painted the outside black and put gold on the ball of the ball-feet. Then she put decals of swans and water lilies on the outside. I always got compliments about our tub.

I know what my problem is, it is wanting to do something perfectly. Perfection gets in the way of so many things. I am not perfect. When I look at a Picasso, then the idea of perfection slips form my mind. He just enjoyed painting, that is what it is all about.
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  • LUCYCAN7
    Your Mother was quiet a crafty Lady,you inherited her love for crafts.I LOVE CRAFTS
    also!When we keep our minds and hands busy we don't think about FOOD!
    I have been working on craft projects and forget to EAT!!!Hope you set up a
    little Art Studio,thanks so much for sharing your Artistic side with us! emoticon
    1325 days ago
  • TEXASFILLY
    Hey girly~ *hugs* Good for you on rewarding yourself with things that have meaning for you. (I know that big ol' monster hamburger isn't a "reward" worthy of all your diligent efforts, after all.) I think it's great that you're willing to explore your creativity with writing, painting, and drawing~ what a great REWARD that will result in some lovely self~discoveries yet to be made. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon BB~
    1325 days ago
  • PRNCSCUP1-2FULL
    Yikes! My computer is getting crazy again! anyhow, you don't need formal training to have fun and create! And, way to go for your goal! And, you still have until Monday to reach it, right? Awesome!
    1326 days ago
  • PRNCSCUP1-2FULL
    Picasso says he painted what he thought, not what he saw! Perfectionism can ruin a good time! Let go and let that creative side shine! It doesn't have to be perfect, it just has to be yours! Sounds like your mom enjoyed doing her artwork! One doesn't need formal training to reate!
    1326 days ago
  • 2BDYNAMIC
    I think it is wonderful you are putting a studio together for yourself to enjoy with an easel and paint set and by the way I love listening to Alexander's Scourby and like listening to the Bible on audio....
    Best wishes to you for everything coming together .
    1326 days ago
  • FROSTY99
    So happy you are going to do things that bring bliss into your life. We all need something we enjoy doing that isn't work. Enjoy whatever you do for YOU.
    1326 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    good for you!
    1326 days ago
  • ROXYZMOM
    Great job!!!
    1326 days ago
  • GEORGE815
    Close. Good luck. You can do it!
    1326 days ago
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