the covid world

I have been confined to the house for about two weeks now and am going stir crazy. I contacted covid and was diagnosed on Tuesday July 5 by the time they got me to a room i had been in the emergency room for 11 hours. I have never been so sick in my life because I thought I was having a uti and of course that was also true. After undergoing xray,ct,ultra sound and lots of blood work they informed me that I have massive blood clots in my lungs and legs. Immediately started me on blood therapy and antibiotics. Slight fever and pain so just sleep. Blood culture shows ecoli again. After a heart echo and regulating my blood they discharged me on Thursday and i am recovering at home. No taste and mouth is very tender.


Sunshine and baseball

The college baseball season has begun. I have the opportunity to work with CSC company at the University of Louisville Jim Patterson Stadium. It’s a lot of fun made a lot of great people and it’s so nice to see spring is finally starting to emerge. The first couple of days we’re very cold actually so little sleet on Friday during the entire ball game but they still played and one. Weekend exactly was a double header because of the bad weather that was coming in on Sunday they played both games on Saturday and 1 both yay cards. It won’t be long before Churchill Downs will be opening up and I’ll be working back over there again that is a lot of fun. I like working the back side and saying all the people who work with the horses it’s a great experience. Hours are 4 a.m. till noon which are great because that’s still gives me the afternoon to do what I want to do even if it’s just take a nap. I’m feeling a lot better than I have in a long long time. I lost 21 pounds and got a injection in my hip which help with the hip pain so I can stand longer and work longer without any pain. It’s nice to be able to get up and not have to think about how bad it’s going to hurt before I get up. Still knitting in my spare time it won’t be long before it’s warm enough to get out into the garage and do some Ceramics I’m looking forward to that. Last year I did nothing in my Ceramics I felt so bad. I would go out there and think I want to do some ceramics get out there and say na don’t want to do that go back in and sit down but I’m over that now and I’m happy about getting back into it. So now we go over to the computer-related year

Feeling great

This week has been a breakthrough for me I don’t know if it’s because of the steroids that I taking on because of my foot or if it’s the fact that I have finally reached the threshold of not eating sugar. I haven’t had any sugar other than a little honey in my tea for over 2 weeks now and I feel more flexible and less painful in my joints than ever. I was getting so frustrated with the joint pain and the stiffness that I what’s about ready just to give up. But this week has had a turn around for me and I Rejoice everyday that I am more flexible and don’t have the joint pain that I had been living. I’m going to continue my eat like a bear diet and see if I can’t lose quite a bit of weight. It’s been fairly easy for me to eat the salads and the low keto and I haven’t even missed the bread and pasta that I usually eat. I’m on a mission and I’m plan on completing that mission as soon as the snow goes away I may even get out there and walk quite a bit but right now all I can do is walk here in the house but here’s to feeling great hope you all are feeling great too.

Reactivating blog

I’ve decided that I want to try this blog thing again. I am trying to connect with the outside world again after all of the Coronavirus quarantines. My favorite things to do are knitting quilting, and ceramic art and painting. I’ve gone through a lot in the past year my arthritis flared up and I have osteoporosis so now I’m started doing exercises to get things loosened up a little bit and trying to lose some weight. There are a lot of subjects that I can write about that I have a lot of experience with so this will be a variety of subjects but I talked about. Today I went to the foot doctor because I have an inflamed tendon in my foot and it is giving me a big problem. He ordered me some arch supports and so then after I left the doctor’s I decided that I wanted to go to shop a little bit see if I can find some good snacks to eat while I’m on my diet. First place I went to was Dollar Tree because I know they have those nice wonderful energy snacks that have very few carbs in them I also bought some pistachios. While browsing through Dollar Tree I found out that they have a new crafting area and are carrying some yarn not a large variety but enough that if somebody wanted to start knitting it would be a good place to get yarn to start. I also found some quarter inch double-sided tape which I needed to repair a picture frame that was coming apart. After leaving Dollar Tree I went to Walmart to get some distilled water for my CPAP machine. And guess what just like Kroger’s they were out I guess everybody sitting because of all of the ice and snow that we’ve been having. Thank heaven the roads we’re clear today when I went out which I was pleasantly surprised to see. After coming home I’ve come up and set in my recliner kick my shoes off and just relaxing for the rest of the day I’ll probably do a little knitting in a little while also I’m knitting a Harry Potter scarf and several baby blankets so I’ve got a lot of work cut out for me. So have a blessed day, stay safe and don’t let the turkeys get you down.

Well it has been 6 years since I posted on this blog.  I have finally decided to get back to doing this again.

Recently had a total knee replacement on my left knee.  The first couple of weeks was tough going and made me wish I didn’t have it done. With lots of exercise, rehab and walking I am finally on the right track to being pain free.  My main pain was and is with my hamstrings and sciatic nerve but that is getting better with time. Have been off major pain meds for 6 days now and that really feels good. My brain is starting to function almost normally or as normal as possible for me.  During this time I have done some knitting and now that weather is getting warmer plan on working on my ceramic pieces for my sales at festivals and on consignment.

Since I have been gone I have become a great grandmother times 2   A beautiful little girl who will be one in May, and a handsome boy who be one in December.  They are really a joy to watch their progress through life.

My youngest grandson  is becoming a wonderfully talented baseball player and artist.  He is my only leftie in the family besides me and so that makes him really special to me. We have a lot of fun doing artsy things together.

I have been knitting for the Kentucky State Fair entries and will start on my ceramic entries soon. I also enter the plants and flowers at the fair and work as an assistant superintendent in that department. It is a fun 10 days and I will be posting on those events in August.



weekly blog

One great time at nceca. Learned a lot and saw some beautiful work by some great people. Worked in the k-12 show and this work was amazing. The rain was depressing but all in all it was a good time. Checked in at the Brick Factory booth and took a glaze test (check out the bright orange nails in the pic. Also posed with the clay head. Kind of heavy but fun. Of course went to the marked where they toss the fish but no fish tossing while I was there. Very interesting. Image  

nceca week

I will be sooooooooooo happy to get home. This grey wet depressing place is getting on my nerves big time. People are in a big hurry and will knock you down if they cant get past and no body knows where anything is located. nceca people are nice but they are as lost as I am. Things are so spread out and hidden around corners and down halls and around more corners it is frustrating. Getting ready to walk to the market and have some lunch and then try to go to the space needle and check that out.  I did get my sees candy and that soothed my troubled soul. I may just eat the whole box it is soooo goooooood.  The K-12 entries were absolutely wonderful and I wend to a talk on China Painting.  Got my brushes that I love so well. got 19 of them different sizes for 25 that is not bad. Got a China painting book and a cone six book. May get the furimsky video but it is kind of expensive like 68 dollars. Have to watch my budget because every time you turn around it’s another 10 or 20 for this or that. Thats all for now will up load some pics when I get back.

weekly blog

This week we did the burnout fire of the doilies and quilts.  Just as I figured I lost quite a few pieces because of the strength of the slip not being strong enough. I am going to research to see if I can find a stronger slip.  As long as the pieces are overlapped and not too large everything seems to be ok. It is when I try to stretch the pieces out they become very weak and sunstable. . The pieces that didnt break were put into the glaze fire and they seem to be fine. Still a lot more work to do on this project. Lots of flowers still to make and so little time to ger it done.  Its almost over. I cannot believe how fast the time has gone. Will work on getting some more flowers made today and try to get a cup done for the nceca show.     

Weekly Blog

Worked on BFA card for my show. I think that I have it finished and ready to go to the printer. Did two cone six fires over the week end and am generally pleased with the out come.  This week I will be working on making a lot of flowers for my installation and loading the burnout fire of my doilies. I have some very pretty ones and hope they hold up in the fire. I know that the mini quilts will be ok but the lacy doilies are delicate and fragile even after the bisque. Once the glaze is on them they become more sturdy and able to be handled a little easier.  I am not known for being gentle with delicate things so this is a challange in itself. The lichen glaze produced the effect that I want for some of my extruded pieces so this week I will proceed with getting the glaze on them.  Glaze test tiles came out nice in cone 10 but the cone 6 ones are very opaque and satiny.  I need to adjust them for the cone six and do a refire on them. Only about six weeks until the final show as a student. Have mixed emotions about that. I dont want to grow up, I have too much fun with everyone at IUS.  I am still having trouble uploading pictures to this site. I know its me but that dosent make it less agrivating.


weekly blog

Gee its too late for snow. Love the snow but hate the timing. Worked this week end on my card for my senior show. Debating on which one to use and also thinking about another pic that I havent gotten to yet. Also finally got out to school to trim my pots and plate that I made on thursday. Friday kind of put everything on hold. I am blessed that everyone is ok and I only lost a little fence. That has been repaired and the tree of my neighbors is now back in his yard where it belonged in the first place. This coming week I plan to get all of my bisque pieces glazed and ready for cone 6 also today I need to finish up my presentation for my crit tomorrow. Things are jus going too fast for me. I tried to upload pics of my cards but they are a file that is not allowed by word press.

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