I can keep a secret
I work on Christmas projects all year long and keep a file of pictures that I write about all at once after Christmas presents are all distributed
for the past few months I've been working on a project that is not a Christmas project, but because I wasn't sure about my ability to carry off the technique or the response of the intended recipient, I decided to stay under the radar with it
that project is now to the half way point, and I've decided it's time to come out of the closet
for the last week or so I've been working on this every day, having decided there is no point putting it off -- it's time to get it done!
beside that, I need to get it off the design wall so I can put some other pieces up there
for the past month I've been using the "pay as you go" system at the local recreation center to do water aerobics a couple times a week
on March 1 Medicare kicked in for me (love that I won't actually be 65 until the end of the month, but I can start using my benefits on the first!)
with Medicare my Kaiser insurance pays for me to have Silver Sneakers, which means my health insurance includes allowing me to go to the gym to stay healthy
for the first time in my life I'm a card carrying gym member -- talk about teaching an old dog new tricks!
I admit I hate this part -- I do not like having to say "no, I can't eat that" especially when I'm still working out what "that" is
my attempt at making this less difficult is to play with the food
this was a recent "art salad"
for the first time since the 2nd of January I've begun to work on a piece of beading
frankly, I'm more than a little frustrated with doing these pieces and listing them on Etsy and never selling any of them -- since that is the main reason I make them
this month, however, one of the groups I belong to on Etsy announced a challenge that has a them that interests me, and since I had everything I need already, I'm going to try out an idea that I'm not even sure will work
it's a beginning
(this is not a newer picture than the last post -- it's big so it's hard to photograph without putting it up on the design wall -- which right now has something else on it!)
it's coming along too
the brain is busy -- need to work faster to make these pieces "real"