Wednesday, January 30, 2013

little skull

a little crocheted design, measuring only about an inch tall, had been submitted to a very talented bead designer for consideration.
yeah, i know that i am a week late. i have been talking photos but haven't posted. darn cast...zaps my energy so i am doing more work my hands.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

43 minutes

after 65 days of night, barrow, alaska had its first daylight on jan 20th...all 43 minutes of it. i watched the video of the sun's shimmy over their horizon and was never more grateful for our day and night in pretty even measure.

here's the video in case you like to see it.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013


i have been thinking a lot lately that my life, its constructs, are too small. for the first time, i am ready for more space.

i crave open space the way a cocker spaniel craves a cookie. not just physical but spiritual and mental space too. dust out the corners of my mind and my home. my soul.

so when the urge said 'yo, chickpea. it's time. get up off your butt, spread your wings and catch a breeze',  i nodded in agreement. like the grinch, i puzzled until my puzzler was sore and figured out some stuff that i could do to start creating some change, some space.

then started doing them.

and while doing one of those very things to help me grow and change, i had AFGO. another f*cking growth opportunity which is now stuffed, along with my ankle, into a cast.

now i don't even have the space and freedom that i had before. AFGO.

one of my friends asked me if i had ever made a 'things i will do if i ever break my leg' list. nope, i hadn't. but now that i am trying to find how to move again, to be able to sit with just a manageable amount of pain, i am thinking about how wide i can make my world from my little view of the sky.

-this tangent is sponsored by the realization that came when my photo of the day was my laptop wallpaper. how small and how new my window to the world is right now.

Monday, January 21, 2013

lean on me

i had my week follow up today with the ortho doc.

and it has come to this. crutches. yippee!

he said that if all goes well, when i return in 6 weeks, i can get my cast off and start walking again.

him: and if all that all still goes well, you should be 'good' by the end of the year.

me: excuse me?

him: yes, the end of the year.

me: but it's only january now.

him: right.

there is no negotiating with doctors.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

the day after...

this is the view through ellie's eyes today and for about the next 6 weeks.


through some interpretative dance move, i landed in the wet street on our morning walk yesterday. a few hours of denial, more hours of doctors and xrays and well, here are are. fractured bone and ego.

argh again.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

a couple of new faces on the block

                              i might have to switch back to my camera again.  only one week in and i am already finding that my iphone is too restrictive. i don't feel like i can capture the world the way i see it. we found these faces on the cement dalek that is on our walking path. they weren't there yesterday. there was a girl on one side and a boy on the other. both have little scribblings on them. someone had fun. charlie is checking out the boy face.                                                                 

Friday, January 4, 2013

coming to the point

a narcissus bulb that was given to me by dawn and michelle as part of my body, mind, spirit christmas gift. i have liberated bulbs before (i hate the term force...i am giving them an opportunity to bloom freely) and i am fascinated and delighted every time. thanks, guys! this was an awesome idea!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

lichen on branch

on our morning walk, using my nifty new macro iphone lens, a christmas gift from erik. no one does color like nature. stunning color palette. 

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

falling {faux} snow

happy 2013! new year's is supposed to be about creating what we want. i want today's gray sky to produce some snow. had to take matters into my own hands.