This past week I celebrated my 65th birthday. But mostly I celebrated Medicare!!!! No more exhorbitant insurance premiums - yipee!!!! Deb took me to Santa Barbara for a mini-vacation sans kids. We stayed with our friend, Eileen, who just moved there. We had a great time! Being the birthday girl, they let me plan our itinerary so, of course, art was involved. I went to two art shows. We shopped, we went crazy at a rummage sale, we dined at a trendy bistro and we laughed and celebrated life. We came home by way of Ventura where we met my friends, Dianne and Rose, for a birthday lunch. On Monday, my actual birthday, Deb fixed me a wonderful salmon dinner and baked me my favorite - a lemon cake! I felt so loved!!!! Although I'm an old lady now, I'm a happy old lady!!!!!
I'm a Mom, a Grandma and a Great-grandma. I am very close to my family but they just do not "get" my art. So I will share it here, hopefully with people that do "get" it and like it, or are at least interested in seeing it. I have just become a "health nut" (for the empteenth time in my life) and love studing nutrition and coming up with new recipes using only fresh ingredients. I am a Christian and God tops the list of my friends. He is also my Father, my Counselor and my Guide. I feel extremely blessed to have a loving family and many wonderful friends, including friends I have met online at MySpace and Flickr. I hope this blog will be a format for further communication with all those I hold dear and will, perhaps, put me in contact with some more fellow artists and health nuts.