Friday, January 07, 2011

I'm running as fast as I can.............

I seem to be going slower than before. Orrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr I just have way to much real life details to deal with.
I'm gotten the new computer hooked up. The "old" one is being cleaned and I will use that out in the studio. I've run every errand that has to be done. I cook ahead, we eat and then it seems like I'm back to square one and cooking again.
Honestly, I'm not really complaining about WHAT I have to do it's just how fricking long it seems to take me to do it.

Everybody that has so kindly emailed me to tell me about their sleep machine, CPAP, have told me that they really have a sense of energy after using it. Boy, I hope that's the case with me.
I had to go to the dentist yesterday to start work on a crown on one of my front teeth.
Since it had a root canal, already, there was no pain and my dentist does a wonderful job but ALL THE NOISE INSIDE YOUR HEAD when they are using their drills.

Considering all the terrible dentists I have had over the years, my new one is a dream. She is gentle, explains everything, doesn't suggest things unless she has really gone over them in detail with me and I see her point. She's tiny and thin and wears gloves and eye protectors and everything in her offices is a beautiful shade of plum and gray.
She is missing the huge belly to rest your head on, like my old dentist had. It probably wasn't a good idea that I did that anyway, not that I could help it. He was a BIG man.
He's gone and so is the wonderful spit machine. Of course, the oldest dentist we first started seeing back in the late 60s, when we first moved here, used to sterilize his equipment, right next to you, with some sort of special little blowtorch. That was odd.

I just spent a good hour, using my new steam machine, floor cleaner on my kitchen floor.
Take it from me, it works! Drop a half a bottle of hot honey on your tile floor, try to wipe it up while getting dinner on the table for the hungry troops and trust me it works.
I did the best I could last night and then threw a beach towel over the area. No sense having my shoes stick to the rest of the floor.

The steam machine, once it gets hot and going really got up the sticky mess left from my feeble attempts to wipe it up. Then I washed the floor for good measure. Murphy was impressed with all this detail work. End result is a clean kitchen floor and I'm pooped.

I've managed to get back to my original 11 pound loss before the holidays. THAT'S A BIG WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOORAW. Since the temporary tooth is "strictly for decoration" according to my dentist I have been warned not even to bite into a soft sandwich.

That has presented itself with a great excuse to start off my new life style plan with a healthy liquid diet. Hey, at this point in my life I use whatever means to get myself excited about something that really isn't so great.

I really, REALLY want to move down into another 10 digit group of numbers. I never really want to see this weight again. EVER.

I don't want to use a sleep machine for the rest of my days. I'm hoping when I get down to a
"normal" weight, for myself, that I won't need it. But, I'm keeping open the option that I just may be a lazy breather when I'm in REM sleep.

The tree comes down this weekend. It's still beautiful and the birds will enjoy it for the rest of the month as shelter while they wait their turn for the feeder.
This morning as I was picking up stuff in the front room I saw the Pileated Woodpecker fly to a tree in the upper woods. I haven't seen him in a year or two and really thought he had moved on or died. I just lit up with a big smile. It's like seeing an old friend.

I watched the Red Fox bounding through the woods, the other day. He/she looked very healthy.
The buck that plowed into the middle school windows and ran through our woods limping badly, seems to have healed nicely. I saw a scar on his flank but he was moving just fine.

I should start to hear the Great Horned Owls, in the woods start their mating calls, by the end of the month. That's a nice sound to hear.

So, that's the news from Verona, where the woman are strong and everybody else is good looking.

:)Bea Who really needs a camera outing soon.


  1. You are an incredible writer...I have one of those steam machines and they are marvelous. Hopefully you will be ready and able to get back to your studio will ease your soul. Happy Weekend to you and yours. Imagine and Li8ve in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

  2. That meal making is time consuming, isn't it? The shopping, preparing, storing, washing up after...sometimes I fantasize about living alone and just eating between studio time...
    Maybe that's what heaven is :D

  3. You missed your calling, you should be a writer! Love to read your blog, even if I don't comment all the time--your everyday observances are really nice to read about.

  4. I agree with the above, you are some storyteller Bea.

    I put on a few pounds over Christmas and haven't lost them yet. But I am determined, like you.

    Oh I can imagine the awful sticky mess that honey made. Your steam machine sounds fantastic. I knocked over a full mug of tea the other day. It's amazing how far it spreads.

    How lovely to see the Woodpecker again - I can imagine your big smile at seeing him. We haven't seen the fox again for a while now that the weather has warmed up. Great Horned Owls - how exotic.