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    emoticon Vicki,
    Just got back from some beautiful hikes. Yes, there will be lots and lots of flowers this year. emoticon Just beautiful. I sure hope the rain stopped out your way and you were able to get out.
    I hope you have a fun time at the celebrations today and tomorrow. Drink lots of water and load up with those veggies.

    Have a fun evening and a beautiful Sunday my good friend. emoticon
    29 days ago
    Thanks for stopping by my page. emoticon I'm really happy about your big loss. I need one of those to reach my 5%, but not too sad about how I am doing.

    We are getting light snow here, today and more tomorrow. I do agree with you. I wake up each morning with the hope of a new day.

    Enjoy the birthday celebration.

    29 days ago
    emoticon Riley thanks you for liking his picture. I still want to get one in his hat emoticon , but he says no. emoticon
    Happy Thursday emoticon
    31 days ago
    I do envy you the grandchildren! I haven't had my solo show yet, it's in April at the co-op gallery I joined last summer. I've also taken over doing their website which I really enjoy, and it's nice to have my old job skills needed in retirement. I also gallery-sit there once or twice a month which I find I'm enjoying a lot. People come in and ask which is my work and want to talk, have had some interesting conversations.

    I have one piece currently hanging in a juried show at the county art museum, and I was recently offered another show in September at a small private college about an hour from here in Pennsylvania. I will have a small gallery to myself for three months and be paid a $250 honorarium to give an artist's talk at the reception. So I'm starting to feel like a bona fide artist! Still not selling hardly anything or getting commissions, but at least I'm taking the right steps. And knowing that my paintings are going to hang in public is very confidence-boosing and motivating for me when I'm working on them.

    Definitely come a long way in the past year. I still remember vividly sitting in my daughter's apartment in Columbus surrounded by the cardboard boxes of belongings I'd taken with me after leaving my husband, feeling like I had no life any more, looking at the old paintings I'd brought with me and thinking that was all in the past. And then my first tentative attempts to paint again, not sure I had the energy any more. Now I have a whole routine going and it's so different.

    I weigh about 6 to 8 pounds more than when I moved here a year and a half ago. It's just crept up slowly. Since I faced the fact about two months ago that this was no longer fluctuations but a real weight gain, I've gotten serious and have been doing much better with tracking and staying in range, and I feel confident that I've stopped the upward creep. But I don't exercise enough in winter to lose weight. Hoping this spring I can get back down to where I was.

    I do hope that you are able to retire soon. Life is too short for all that stress!
    32 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/22/2017 1:58:31 PM
    emoticon Vicki, We are on at the same time emoticon Just saw your comment on my page. I don't get my alerts anymore so I just happened to see it.
    Yes, we got more rain this morning, pouring. Got out in the afternoon for a short walk and will be going out with Glen and Riley in a minute. If it is too cold, I may just walk with Leslie.
    You had a good day today I saw in your blog. emoticon Keep going. You are on a roll today. You CAN do it. Keep bowls of veggies in the fridge. Hope you are not up too late with client work.
    I am seeing more touches of Spring our purple plums have flowers. Also saw some Robins and bluebirds. Have a sparking evening and Monday my friend. emoticon
    35 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/19/2017 11:32:05 PM
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