Monday, April 20, 2009

What's going on this week...

First of all, please pray for baby Stellan who is now at Boston Children's Hospital and will be undergoing very risky heart surgery in the morning.

Please also pray for Phillip who is having complications in preparation for brain surgery. This is a very tough time for him, and I know that he and his mom Amy would greatly appreciate your prayers.

I'm about the same right now, but hope to be feeling much better in a few days. I'm resting as much as I can, but things are getting increasingly busy for me so I've got to get well and get some things done. I have several art-related meetings that I must attend tomorrow, so somehow I am going to have to stay unmedicated and out of bed.

In other news, I took the plunge and applied to college today. This is nothing but an act of faith at the moment, because I have no idea what my future holds health-wise. This will be my 4th attempt in going to school, so I look forward to trying again this fall. I've already chosen my classes (assuming that those classes will still be available when it's time to register) and I plan to knock out an entire semester via CLEP exams as well. I'm excited about it, and hope and pray that this will somehow be a successful adventure. I know it won't be easy, but I refuse to give up. I will meet with an academic adviser as well as Disabled Student Services in the near future.

When my itty bitty tax return comes in, I will be shipping out stuff that I owe people...paintings, cards for the troops, thank yous, and the stuff that I'll be giving away right here on the blog soon. Thank you for your patience! :)

My brothers birthdays are this week, and I want to send them cool/funny online cards. Anyone know where I can find the best free funny birthday cards on the net? Shoot me a comment! My brother Layton will be 35 and my brother John will be 21.

I'm also working on my sister's wedding invitations, and they're almost done. When they are finished, I'll post a pic of them. I think they're very nice...love the stationery that she chose, and the location of her wedding is pretty darn cool. I can't say where in case I have relatives reading the blog...it's currently a secret! Once the invitations go out to everyone, I'll post about it and include photos. :)

This Saturday is day 2 of Seascape Month at Hobby Lobby's Bob Ross Painting Workshop. My students and I are having a blast, and I look forward to scheduling more classes with them. I'm hoping to be feeling significantly better by then, so it won't be so difficult to handle. I am also going to talk with the class coordinator about scheduling summer kids classes. I need to get the word out by the end of April if possible. June is sneaking up on me...it will be here before I know it.

Thank you friends for your prayers and well wishes. I truly appreciate it and don't have a clue what I'd do without ya. I think of you all every day and wish you many, many blessings always.

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