Monday, June 1, 2009
10 x 10 oil on masonite SOLD
It feels so great to be painting again after nearly a month!
This is my new favorite breakfast combo. I get on
"food kicks" so this will probably be on the menu every
morning for quite awhile, especially with the watermelon
(which I could eat my weight in) in season and so delicious.
One of the unexpected benefits of my surgery is that I can
taste and smell again which has led to my wanting to eat
healthy food again. Everything tastes so great! I had truly
forgotten what food tastes like. For the past 5-6 years I've
craved sugar like crazy just because it was the only thing I
could really taste. It was like living with a 6 year old. I forced
myself to eat good things only because I knew I should. During
that time I would eat an entire chocolate cake for my 3 meals
a day! It's an odd feeling to put oneself on a diet for health
reasons rather than weight loss, although now that I am "of a
certain age" I need to watch it anyway.
The second, really miraculous, unexpected thing is that
I can sing again! I haven't been able to participate in that
activity for 6 years as well. I honestly thought my vocal chords
were damaged and that part of my life was over. I guess
a side benefit of not having my voice for 6 years is that I
learned to play Mandolin since singing isn't required to
participate with that instrument. Still, it just wasn't the same.
I began playing guitar/singing when I was 14 so it felt like
one instrument. No fun without the voice. Plus, playing and
singing with other musicians is the closest thing to Heaven
that I can think of. It's like I'm 14 all over again... relearning
songs, learning NEW songs, playing until my fingers bleed.
I'm adding songs that I would have considered "guy only"
songs before like Van Morrison's "Brown Eyed Girl". Hey...she
could be my daughter (if I had one). There are other
"new games" to play "behind the Stadium" than sex!
I'm lovin' my life....painting full time, playing/singing again,
eating health, feeling great. It just doesn't get any better than this!
Posted by Gwen Bell at 2:27 PM