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I thought I would write an upbeat blog! It's about time, right? Well, next week the axe will fall "possibly." Hormones. So until then, I will revel in my good day. It was one good day out of 7, but I will take what I can get. Because that one day is so special, I hope to write about it with the colors and smells that I saw and breathed in.
Tuesday, June 1st 2010.
My friend came over and I had asked her to pose for me wearing some new designs I had made. New jewels. She is a really nice girl who doesn't drink or smoke. Someone like me! It's so nice to find others who get that. She too is an artist and actually has stuff showing at a gallery tonight due to the fact that it is first Friday. I love talking to other artists because it excites my dulled, brain fogged mind and makes it work. She showed me her portfolio full of bright yellows and French illustration. We had lunch at a restaurant and then I took her over to the college that I live near.
The college that I live near has the largest arboretum of Holly bushes in the country. Quite a coincidence. Also, it is loaded with trees and flowers, all tagged and named. It's beautiful. Let me take you on a walk with me.
Picture old cobblestones and old 1800's brick. Lots of ivy and greens along with roses that climb up the walls. Adirondack chairs and a sloping field with trees, huge trees lining the walkway. One adirondack chair is huge. As in, Alice in Wonderland huge. It's made for 4 people to sit in. A wooden swing built for 2 that hangs from a rather large tree under a canopy of leaves. And my favorite part is the rose garden. This rose garden is huge. Absolutely huge with roses in red, fuschia, peach, yellow, white, you name it! The fragrance induces a feeling of calm. We sat near the rose bushes and I shot some photos.
We stopped and smelled the roses. Yellow ones, pink ones, the beautiful hot pink ones. Bees were all around and normally that would bother me, but there was something about walking barefoot through the rich green grass that took my mind off of what "could" happen. I kept smelling the roses and looked out at the sun in the bluest sky and felt completely invigorated. I walked barefoot around the college's campus and just enjoyed myself.
There is something about the outdoors, there is nothing like it. I love it. If I could have a tent that was air conditioned and had a bathroom in it, I would consider living in one. Ahhh...it wouldn't work, but I can dream! I used to watch the show, "Northern Exposure," in which, there was a guy like us actually, (allergic to everything) who lived in a huge tent. It was pretty awesome. He had music on and it was a rather nice living situation in Alaska. Alaska. I dream of living in the mountains of somewhere where there are moose and "live," in your face, nature. I also loved the show, on PBS I believe, about living among the wolves. That was just too cool. If I was well enough, I would love that kind of life. Although, I think if I was well, I would be working in some skyscraper. I know myself. I am glad that this illness side tracked that!
It was so hot on Tuesday. It has been so hot on the East coast. I said to my friend, "Hey, could you go for some water ice?" She is originally from Las Vegas and said she had never had any. WHAT? Doesn't everyone have water ice? I took her to Rita's Water Ice. We had raspberry water ice and it was so fine and no chunks of ice. She then came back to my apartment and we just talked about crazy people. How many people there are walking around who are crazy, they seem to function in society but they are a nuts. Kind of like the book, "The Sociopath Next door." YEAH. It was fun.
8 hours. That is how long it lasted. 8 hours that flew by. And I am paying for it, but it was sooo nice. It was just so nice, that using up all my spoons was ok. Exhaustion creeping in, phone off now, but I had fun.
And even now, as I lie in my bed with my laptop on my lap, I am stopping to smell the roses. I can't wait to smell them again either. I am trying to be grateful for the little things. Gratitude. Good day folks!
ps) does anyone know how to make pics bigger on blogs? I see others can do it, but I can't figure it out! Thanks