Monday, March 26, 2012

I. Do. Not. Have. Diabetes.

Happy yellow tulip!
My annual physical was today. I knew that my weight loss was a good thing, but I had no idea how good. I no longer have diabetes. I am not pre-diabetic, I am not diabetic at all. I do not have to check my blood sugars. All because I have lost weight and removed refined sugar and most other processed foods from my life. I am one happy, grateful woman today.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Photography Class

Yesterday I traveled about 40 minutes north of my home to a shop in Oklahoma City called Collected Thread. It's a great shop with lots of handmade art, clothing, books, knickknacks, and "stuff". The shop hosted a photography class taught by Samantha Lamb, an Oklahoma photographer, artist, and farmer. (See her dandy blog, Early Bird Acres.) Oddly, my path has crossed hers in the last few weeks in several unrelated ways. I decided it was time to meet this woman so I signed up for the class. I am so glad I did. Both Samantha and the class were delightful.

It was a fun class with action photography ...
Belle, whose wool is destined for art
And still lifes (lives?) ...
Honey and sunshine
I arrived home just as the sun in the western sky was shining on and through some red tulips next to the driveway.

Tulips glowing with the sun shining through them
The day included a meal at a good Thai restaurant and a lots of walking through the Oklahoma City Home & Garden Show with Bruce. It was nice to arrive home to the Abby, Bob, Darrell, and Darnell a cup of green jasmine tea. (More about that lot in a later post.)

Saturday, March 24, 2012

So what is it about blogging?

Belle, a little lamb girl, having a morning snack
I've been trying to figure out why I love the idea of having a blog, but I don't make many posts. After some reflection, it seems that the point of a blog is to share your life, or a specific part of your life with others. I have friends who blog only about their art, or their gardens. I visit blogs that are devoted solely to cooking or photography. I am not an expert on any of those topics, or any others for that matter. At least, that seems to be what is holding me back. It is dawning on me that I don't have to be an expert, I can just be who I am. So that is what I am going to do. I am going to post about my gardens (yes, I have more than one), pets, my family, my art, and any other thing that strikes me, maybe even politics. Get back!