Saturday, February 23, 2013

All In A Day

Good Morning, my bloggie buddies.  I said I wouldn't be neglectful anymore by staying away too long, well, it's been a while.  I've been busy doing, making, thinking, crying, laughing...well, what all the rest of you do in a day.

I think I mentioned that I was in the process of making a couple of dolls for submission into "Art Doll Quarterly," and hoping this time something will "stick on their walls!"  As I said in my last post, some of their selected pieces are either, what I consider, sculpture or just cheesy, but having different perspectives is what makes the world go around and around and I hope my work will influence someone's world!  I don't know why this is important to me, since I'm not of a competitive nature nor do I give a holy baloney what other's think of me or my work, but somehow, I want to do this.  "If at once you don't succeed, try, try, try again," has become my motto as of late.  I guess it's my post-menopausal brain guiding me into the darkness!!  LOL

My mother has had a few set-backs lately.  Almost a month ago, the specialist administered a epidural into her spine to alleviate her horrible leg spasms.  We hoped she would be that percentage that didn't need the procedure more than once, but no such luck.  The leg spasms have returned and 10 fold.  As I mentioned in my last post, my sister is caring for her and I thank the good Lord for her every day...she's a Godsend.  My hubby and I were planning on a short trip to Tucson, AZ for this week, but when mom landed in the ER last Saturday, due to the return of a particularly horrible spasm, he canceled our reservations and we decided to have what my daughter calls,  a "staycation."  However, my sister is aware of our presence.  We were planning on going out with some friends last night, but when my sis called needing my help in getting mom into bed, we decided to make some homemade pizza instead.  I went over there to help her get mom into her bed and stayed for a bit since my mom wanted "her girls" to keep her company.  I returned to my pizza dough ready to be punched down and spread on the sheets,  good timing!  The evening turned out fun and we all had our fill of veggie pizza or sausage...I only ate the veggie!! LOL

Today, my hubby will be taking an online drivers course, due to his speeding ticket this past Thanksgiving weekend outside of Sonora, TX.  The deputy was the usual Texas, pot bellied cop cliche, accent and all.  As he walked away, he told us to have a "good day," and you can imagine my reply, with windows securely shut, however.  Well, the course will be several hours long, so I will have to relinquish this machine to him soon, so I must make it quick.

I'll be spending my time in the studio, continuing on my little offerings to said publication, listening to some new cd's I treated myself to the other day, Philip Philips, the 2013 Grammy picks, Gotye, The Lumineers and Mumford & Sons.   Music, books (the real thing, no downloads for this gal) and art supplies are my weakness.  Oh speaking of books, I just finished a really wonderful read, it's called "The Prisoner of Heaven,"  by Carlos Ruiz Zafon.  He hales from my European home ground, Barcelona, Spain.  It's a real page turner and if you like intrigue, you'll like this book.  I haven't read his other books, but I'm hooked now.

Well, my lovelies, it's time to say adieu for now and I'm sorry there's still no artwork to display, so I'll leave you with a photo of my "power to reckon wtih," Zoe, after engorging herself on a rather large, pink cupcake.  Peace out.


Linda Wildenstein said...

It's wonderful to have you post a blog entry. Missed your presence here. So sorry about your Mom. It's so hard to see them be in discomfort and yes it is wonderful that your sis is there to help out.
Glad you and Vern at least have some staycation time to be together. I thought SM last staycation was going to make me go the rest of the way over the edge. Almost did but better than the alternative I suppose.
Keep on keeping on with your entries. So cool that you are giving a go.
Just love the photos you post of your grands.....and of course Zoe the magnificent.
xoxo the other vieja loca, Oma Linda

Yve said...

How funny, my dad was from Barcelona :o)

I am eager to see what you are doing for ADQ, I don't think it's competitive to want recognition in your field and it will bring your dolls to a much wider audience. Can't be bad, I'm sure Goyte will get you in the mood ;o)

Gloria in CA said...

Hi Georgina. Tell your husband to not drive fast:) tee hee. Sorry about your mom. Leg spasms? What do you mean by that? What is causing them? Sorry about that. I've had leg pain and I know excruciating pain from that. Hope she feels better soon. Your gb is adorable:) Nice to see you post and yes get in there and paint!!:)Take care amiga.

maddyrose said...

May I make a suggestion for submitting your dolls to ADQ? I've submitted two for the challenge section of the magazine and have had both published. Having your dolls chosen for the publication has no baring on the quality or appeal of your dolls and frankly I didn't get that big of a charge out of being published.
Hope your mom gets feeling better. Those infections are the pits!

peggy gatto said...

Hello! I am thinking of you and your family and wishing you all happy, healthy days ahead!!!!!

yoborobo said...

Hey, my friend Georgina! So good to see you post. :) First of all, Zoe is a doll. OMG - what a cutie pie. I hope your mom's legs feel better! You sound so busy. I hope you're getting some 'you' time. My time now consists of me hiding in our room trying to sneak some art in before I have to cook something. :))
Love and hugs - xox!