Friday, July 26, 2013

fantasy land

 I have been reding and enjoying Frances Mayes 'A year in the world' which my sister gave me, its not new but her wonderful descriptions, especially of Spain and Portugal made me grab a pen and some pencils and have a bit of fun in my notebook. I know this is not at all what any place looks like but it was lovely to let my imagination run riot.
I have also enjoyed the fact that with this day of the internet I can go to a gallery or museum that she enjoyed and even find the paintings she liked.
Something to keep me occupied.
I managed, with Johns help to do the weekly shopping this morning, although I had to let him take it through the checkout so I could go and sit down.
A glorious sunny day today, after what seems like weeks of doom and gloom, makes one feel better.
Slowly day by day I can now feel that I can do more, like make the bed and do the dishes!! A great acheivement I can tell you, but still lots of sitting in between exercises and walking.
Tomorrow we will go to Willunga to collect some oysters and briefly see some friends, and probably on Sunday a walk, if the weather is still nice.
Small things keep me amused.
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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Things around me

I havent blogged for a while, I am still progressing with the walking and knee bending etc, it is all pretty boring and there is not much to report except that it is slowly getting where I hope it should be.
I saw the physio this morning who seems to thing it is going well, I hope she is right.
A lot of the time I dont really want to do much after I have walked and exercised but I did do this sketch over a few days. Most of it pretty wonky, Oscar, my lovely basket sting ray, a glass with water in it, the phone, my ring and a flower.
Not at all exciting and I think I will do less as I take more time walking and getting that right and trying to do a few things around the house that need to be done.
John is looking after me well but he has office work to do and things to generally try and keep the farm running.
I will be back when I can.
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Thursday, July 04, 2013

Bali Pots

There are so many lovely combinations of pots and plants in Bali, this was just a small collection.
No wonder people come back from Bali and try to recreate what they see there.
Still plodding along.
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Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Something to keep me amused

When I m not sleeping that is.
I am on stronger pain killers and they just make me sleepy but in between I try to do a bit of sketching, of anything!
Not particularly edifying but with some pencils and various markers by my side I suppose I am doing something except exercises and resting.
I have obviously been trying to do too much so rest is now on the agenda.
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