Saturday, July 12, 2014

The last two and a half weeks

I have been busy since being discharged from the hospital.

I drove to Bay St. Louis, MS, stayed overnight, applied for public housing, had to go home to get more paperwork, drove back to BSL the next day, had breakfast at an amazing place called Grammy's Donuts & More - best biscuits and gravy I've EVER had - and drove home. Notable restaurant names I saw: Mother Cluckers, and Slap Ya Momma BBQ. Ha!

Made an awesome homemade pizza,
and beans and peas with honey ham.

Put myself on Mobile County's public housing waiting list, which is impossibly long.

Read Paper Towns by John Green. Loving me some John Green lately. I'm a big fan of his wife Sarah's website too.

Had a great Philadelphia roll at Jacks By The Tracks in Pascagoula, MS.

Caught up with Camp NaNoWriMo by putting a large dent in my novella, now called The Children of Mossy Hollow.

Picked up French bread at Jimmy John's in West Mobile, AL and saw a guy there who looked exactly like Vincent Van Gogh. He even had the hat. I can neither confirm nor deny if he was missing an ear. Sorry I couldn't get a photo.

Got my finished color pencil project professionally framed.

Ended up in some crazy traffic on the 4th of July. So crazy that I almost regret leaving the house, but at least I made it home safely.

Met with a social worker (more on that later) and two doctors. Had an upper GI. Still having digestive issues from that. Still waiting on results of the test.

Attended an event at Ohr-O'Keefe Museum in Biloxi, MS.
If you don't know who "The Mad Potter of Biloxi" is,
or the designer of this facility, Frank Gehry,
you've been art-deprived. Google them.

Cooked, cleaned, did some car maintenance, and ran some random errands.

Dealt with several minor episodes of Periodic Paralysis.

Uploaded a new template for Gulf Coast Art Studio (it's still under renovation - I'll keep ya posted).

Whew! I am so exhausted, but thankful to be up and around, albeit, walking with assistance. A big part of my livelihood is in being as independent as possible. Being able to drive, run errands, and take care of myself is a huge priority.

I have other updates to share. Talk to you soon.