Different View From Yesterday

ImageThe snow is pretty falling on wordpress, but not in real life. 

Today our snow started to melt some more but not all the way. I sold a few things on Ebay, that was a big surprise to me. Some were big and or heavy, so a chore to pack. I think I am finally starting to learn to stick with the smalls. I hope in the next few days to get some more pics to get rid of my hoard pile of unexciting ebay junk. I am hoping to group things together for higher dollar amounts instead of making a dollar or two.

I saw on facebook a video about getting in and out of a bathtub. That is my next goal, since I have not had a bath since my stroke. (almost three years ago) I long for a bubble bath soak. First order of goal is to clean out the tub. The new stuff I bought to clean did not work very well. I found a partial bottle under the kitchen sink of the old stuff. 

Second hurdle to taking a bath will be bending my knees far enough to get my ass in the tub without having to fall in. I think if I hold on to my grab bar I might be able to do it. Fear is what stops me from living the life I want. I am learning to overcome fear.


I need a different view

Outside my windows I see grey cloudy skies. Melted snow drips off my roof. Outside my only door is surrounded by chaos and dog poo. My car has a coating of sand and salt. I saw cat paw prints and wondered if they were from a homeless cat left to fend for itself. The bleak and bleary season is full on.

I thought about what and how I was going to make my painting for my granddaughter’s first Christmas gift. Watercolor only or multimedia. I love crafting together multimedia, but only have a vague vision of how it will turn out. I know I just need to actually start it, and something will speak to me.

The view in the pic is from the hospital “solarium”. I spent some time in there waiting to see the baby. I wish it had a balcony, so my pics would not have to be shot through the window. This is The Charles (river) with Boston in the background.