MERCY! This has been a wild year so far. The best that I can do right now is a summary, so here ya go...
Health: Since greatly increasing my potassium intake, I've seen a huge improvement. I still have a long way to go, but I'm half way there. I'm officially in "recovery mode", and so thankful. Once I'm back in "maintenance mode", I will be in much better shape. I can't wait. I took an hour of videos about all of this but YouTube is being a punk and giving me errors when I try to upload. Anybody have any suggestions on other upload sites? Facebook and Blogger don't cooperate with my vids, either. Guess I'll just have to keep trying YT.
Surgery: It went beautifully as I said, and I have been released by my surgeon. January was very rough on me physically, and my moods were swinging like crazy due to the sudden change of hormones post-surgery. THANK GOD, I feel like I'm almost my old self again. Driving down the road and bursting into tears for no apparent reason was so aggravating! HA! Glad that unruly mess is over and done with. God willing, I won't be blogging about my uterus ever, ever again. You don't have to thank me...you're welcome! :)
School: Finally caught up on school after missing a couple of weeks. What a relief! I received an invitation to join Phi Theta Kappa due to last semester's 4.0. I think I'm going to join as a way to support the students at this school. I've grown to love the place and people dearly, and even though I feel awkward at times, somehow I also feel like I am meant to be there. I will be sad when I have to leave soon.
Teaching: I have resumed teaching Bob Ross workshops. Although physically difficult, it's going well. My students are positively wonderful...couldn't possibly ask for more!
Art: I'm working on several new Bob Ross paintings, but also dabbling in other mediums...acrylics, ink, pencil, etc. I'll share my new portfolio soon. Also working on henna tattoos and will start advertising my services this week.
Charity: Raised $465 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through my last two Bob Ross workshops of 2009. Had to bring the beans and rice challenge for Haiti to a complete halt due to my decline in health and drastic change in diet, but I'm sending a donation to Compassion International this week. Please consider giving to Haiti in this incredible time of need. Locally, I'm involved in a charity event this Saturday via Art With Heart...more on that later.
This week: Research paper on therapeutic art, done. Deep cleaning the kitchen, almost done. :) Mardi Gras holiday tomorrow. Two tests to take Wednesday. Homework homework homework. Running business errands all over the Mississippi and Alabama coast. Gonna try to find time to paint as well. And sleep. Definitely sleep. Sleep is my friend.
GIVEAWAY COMING IN MARCH! EVERYBODY DELURK AND GET READY!!! :)