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Sunday, July 27, 2008

OMG! I Am Blogging!

Hell will surely FREEZE!
So,'s been a while.
But alas, I am here - at least for the moment :)

I would have blogged - but my free time has been spent in Doctor's offices, blood labs, and exercising!

About five weeks ago I ended up in ER with scary-high blood pressure. I am talking 288/117...uh huh....HIGH. Stress is wonderful isn't it?

My health insurance kicked in at work and I found a Doctor I actually like!
He put me on blood pressure meds and found out I have a thyroid problem as well ....bless his soul...because now I am finally losing weight (two pounds a week) AND my blood pressure is MUCH better!
I am not dieting...I have made life-style changes...being informed, reading labels, making smart choices and walking about twenty miles a week.

During all of this I noticed that when I took my blood pressure after MAKING ART my blood pressure is TRUE....
ART is good for the HEART!!!

One project I am currently working on is altering my old guitar. I had tossed it in the trash when we were moving out of the cottage - but my Granddaughter rescued it telling me "Don't throw this away, you will regret it!"
As usual - she was right ....and since it is no longer playable I am turning it into ART that will hang on the wall!

As you will see in the photos I am doing it in a Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) theme to go along with the Mexican style of decorating we love so much.

I will take photos again once it is complete and hanging in the living room...but for now here is my work in progress!
It's good to be back! :)