30 Minutes in the Life: April 2015: Walking in creativity..

March was an interesting month of nothing works. I struggled with a pinched nerve in my lower back, making it hard to sit for too long so editing had priorities.  I need to finish my son’s photo’s.  I went out once to the beach, but did not like the images. The sun was shining too bright and they were boring.  I went to the…

30 Minutes in the Life: March 2015: We’re on the road again….

March has been a busy month.  I traveled to Columbus, Georgia on the 5th.  Returned home on the 9th and left for Nashville, Tennessee, on the 12th. In-between that I had to run payroll, and sit in a 4 hour meeting.  Why Nashville??  Country music…mmm, let me say right up front, this girl grew up on Rock and Roll.  Country did not play a…

Tell Me a Story: Paynes Prairie: Hunting wild horses

I traveled to Gainesville to stay with my daughter Amy while she had surgery.  Her surgery was done on Wednesday morning.  Thursday Xeno, the pet rat, had surgery.  Mom had two patients to take care of.  Amy was pretty easy.  The meds kicked in and she slept.  Xeno on the other hand, was a lot harder.  The poor little mite did not understand the…

Road tripping to Gainesville: Late afternoon day 2

I am cabin bound.  Amy is sleeping and Xeno is curled in tight against her.  Still can’t get over how a rat cuddles.  If they weren’t so stinky I think I would have one for a pet as well.  I decided to embrace the cold weather and head outside for a walk. Weeds abound on the edges of the road. Old houses, my favorite…

Road Tripping to Gainesville: Day 2

Day 2 was Xeno’s surgery day.  Mom will now have two patients to watch.  Xeno developed a mammary tumor that has kept getting bigger and bigger at a fairly rapid pace.  So Amy decided that it needed to be removed.  While prepping for surgery the vet found two smaller tumors.  I cannot for the life of me begin to visualize surgery on a tiny…

Road tripping to Gainesville: Day 1

You are probably asking …”Why Gainesville?”.  Simple – my daughter lives there.  She is a graduate biding time, waiting to leave for the Peace Corps.  In December, Amy had an accident where she fractured the bone in her upper jaw.  Six weeks later, she was now ready to have her bone graft to repair the damage.  For me, if my baby is having surgery,…

Project 10: February 2015: Same

This past week, I spent 5 days with my daughter Amy.  She had to have a bone graft and I wanted to be with her when it was done, and be there to nurse her if she needed her mommy, in the days that followed.  We mistakenly believed that this surgery had been easier than the original accident that caused the need for the…