Friday, January 13, 2012

Daily Sketches

I hate to admit it, but I haven't been on the treadmill since the day I upped the jogging speed to 3.5 mph from the very comfortable 2.5 mph. The fact is my right ankle has been a bit wonky ever since and I am limping just a bit. My problem is that I tend to be overzealous - I think if 2.5 mph is good, just think how wonderful 5 mph would be. Before I settled on 3.5, I actually tried both 5 mph and 4 mph. Every time I do something like this, I think to myself, "Lesson learned." Well, I guess I am a slow learner. I will continue to listen to this ankle until it appears ready for more and then I will jog at 2.5 and enjoy that again.

This evening I have Miss K and her little sister, Miss Z and I am quite looking forward to it. My first born grandgirl, Miss P, turns 9 tomorrow and I am left wondering where all that time has gone.

I got up a bit late this morning to a blustery, snowy world. I have to admit it is awfully pretty, but I am glad to be inside with no need to venture out. I've done my two Posemaniacs sketches, one as a pretty much blind contour and one "sighted".

And then did a quick sketch of an abandoned Texaco station. I used this as a warm-up exercise just to get the juices flowing. I should have taken my time and produced something better, but sometimes just a quick exercise is what I feel I need.

The latest report on my sister is that she will be sent home today with some kind of vest that inflates and deflates to mimic deep breathing (something she is unable to do) and I think it shakes your chest to dislodge mucus and the hospital staff is teaching her husband how to use a nebulizer. I'll wait until they've had a chance to get settled at home and then will call to check on her. Thank you for your prayers and good wishes.

I have had my two mugs of morning coffee and am about to head to the kitchen for my cereal with blueberries, strawberries, kiwi and banana. I am unable to decide whether to call it cereal with fruit of fruit with cereal.

I hope you are having a warm, healthy day and that you are making time for yourself.



  1. I hope your sister gets settled in quickly. My thoughts and prayers are with her at this time that must be so difficult for your family. It is beautiful out today, but, like you, I'm glad I don't have to go out in it-- except for having to shovel. Sigh. I admire your energy, keeping up with your Posemaniacs. It looks like you're learning a lot and enjoying it, too.

  2. I hope your ankle heals quickly and that your sister gets home comfortably. I like the idea of using a sketch to get the juices flowing...I tend to be critical of everything I put down on paper.

  3. You continue to amaze and inspire me with your dedication and diligence to all of your various interests! Take care of yourself! hugs, nancy