For those of you who follow this blog and may have wondered where I’ve been, I apologize for the scarcity of recent postings. Life happens.
Amid all the end of the year activities – holidays, performances, painting events, etc. – we had a family emergency. My husband had a second (and more severe) heart attack. In this case, it was a pretty scary situation to live in such a remote area. We actually drove 15 miles to meet the ambulance rather than trying to direct them to our house. He is doing well, thank you for asking, but as you may imagine, this event turned the household on end. He’s sticking with a strict vegan diet as touted by Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn in Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease. (Highly recommended, btw.) A total change to vegan has not been a huge issue since we grow and eat lots of vegetables. However, now there’s no meat or fish, no dairy, no eggs, no added fats. But the results have been rewarding. He’s lost 25+ pounds in the first six weeks and feels great. Anyway, a new way of eating for the family.
And my day job as director of a multi-discipline arts center has been busy but rewarding. Several performances, conferences to attend, booking for next season, and work on building expansion. But I still manage to find time to paint or draw.
The bone-chilling cold of the winter in the midwest and north east has driven me to find relief in perusing gardening books (and ordering more, of course). Before this most recent bout of snow and ice, I actually spotted the daffodils and crocuses poking up. Can’t wait for spring.
Meanwhile, life is returning to normal…somewhat. Back in the studio painting, reading, and…well…country living.