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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wednesday's Grace Notes

Wednesday's Grace Notes
New adult art students, new friends,  making my living room my own calming beautiful space, deciding to "up my self respect"... if anything in my closet doesn't look fab on me, chuck it and find another home for it..., heavy morning showers with the frogs singing their songs, having the day to myself and a simple bottle of cold water.
Celebrate the day!
www.asbellarts.com

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Tuesday's Grace Notes

Tuesday's Grace Notes
Going through flames and succumbing to "a peace that passeth all understanding, the simple joy of a favorite chair, miniature Kindergarten piano students, reading in the front courtyard this morning with Panda, meeting my new adult art student. They most often become good friends!
Celebrate the day!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Monday's Grace Notes

Monday's Grace Notes
Rolling 30 minutes down to shop at Publix this morning in my power wheelchair, forgetting my wallet, going home to do it all again and choosing to enjoy it anyway, beautiful morning!, fixing myself a big Cesar's salad with roast beef for lunch, walking sticks hanging out on my living room window, House Beautiful magazines and my Sheltie, Panda, opening and closing doors for me with a happy bark! I bought him some new treats!
Celebrate the day!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Sunday's Grace Notes

Sunday's Grace Notes
Strong enough now to cook real meals for myself... feeling better already, old friends and their kids coming to visit, setting priorities then following through, arranging music for my students, being part of an artist community, and family.
Celebrate the day!
www.asbellarts.com

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Satueday's Grace Notes

Sunday's Grace Notes
Dog toys strewn around the house, my new Saturday voice student, ordering new shoes online, dragonflies and butterflies, believing in God to fulfill His promises, being able to clean my floors, and looking forward to an awesome Saturday.
Celebrate the day!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Friday's Grace Notes

Friday's Grace Notes
Visiting with neighbors, going to St Augustine, using my rolator walker, sleeping through the night, a new pair of jeans, reading "Eat This Don't Eat That" cookbooks, printing out coupons, being able to get in and out of chairs and cars, sending cards to piano students and a humble bowl of Raisin Bran cereal.
Celebrate the day!
www.asbellarts.com

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Thursday's Grace Notes

Thursday's Grace Notes
Ordering pizza with my daughter in love Jennifer, taking the time (or thyme) every morning to pinch off my fresh herbs just to smell them, watching old dogs play with their toys,  new inexpensive clothes to wear and learning to ask for help.
Celebrate the day!
www.asbellarts.com



Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Wednesday's Grace Notes

Wednesday's Grace Notes
Each day is a new canvas to paint on, calling old friends to reconnect, my DVR recording all of my favorite shows, my new 'watercolor table' set up with tubes of paint, watercolor pencils, colored pencils and favorite pens... creativity at the ready and having no where else to go but up figuratively and spiritually.
Celebrate the day!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Tuesday's Grace Notes

Tuesday's Grace Notes
Hydrangeas and geraniums, a sandwich w/ cucumber,tomato,red onion,romaine,feta cheese,dijon mustard,shredded ham all on artisan bread, the sound of school buses making their rounds in the neighborhood,ceiling fans,The American Spirit and re doing my art studio... again.
Celebrate the day!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Monday's Grace Notes

Monday's Grace Notes
Two new kindergarten piano students today, my daily dose of hummingbirds, doing the right thing even if it doesn't feel right, moving furniture with my power wheelchair, making a killer egg white omelet, losing a few pounds, and my HUGE lemongrass plant...  thanks Steve!
Celebrate the day!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Sunday's Grace Notes

Sunday's Grace Notes
New church home "Creekside Christian" St Johns... oh so happy,  my new Rooster Note cards, Panda puppy playing in the rain (wish I could join him), riding in my power wheelchair (five miles per hour) down to Publix to shop and back... too cool, living in beautiful Julington Creek Plantation, new school year, new art/music students, somebody giving me a 'like new mailbox' ????? and new neighbors to get to know. Too much to be thankful for but I'll do you, dear reader, a break and hold my tongue 'til tomorrow.
Celebrate the day!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Friday's Grace Notes

Friday's Grace Notes
My butterfly wings may have been clipped but still I can fly, losing my marbles and it being okay, waking up... I am still amazed that God gives me this opportunity, cooking for one with real china... place setting... fresh sunflowers and my current favorite books, given the chance to love so many good people in my life... even the not so good... I love them too, AND the sound of silence.
Celebrate the day!
www.asbellarts.com


Thursday, August 18, 2011

Thursdays Grace Notes

Thursday's Grace Notes
After 2 and 1/2 months in the hospital I am finally HOME!, my garden... a profusion of butterflies, hummingbirds, skinks, birds, blooms and flowers, the loving kindness of Steve and Jennifer taking care of me, my own peaceful bed and garden view, sitting here in my music studio with my computer, home health coming to my house, having my old Panda Puppy back and staying strong in Jesus.
Celebrate the day!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Friday's Grace Notes

Friday's Grace Notes
I get to leave the hospital tomorrow after over two months!, Heavy thunderstorms, Steve and Jennifer getting my house ready for me, split pea soup, looking forward to painting BIG and playing my piano, my new wheelchair friendly herb garden from my son Steve and cooking with it, and the sound of silence in my own peaceful home.
Celebrate the day!
www.asbellarts.com

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Thursday's Grace Notes

Thursday's Grace Notes
A dear friend meeting me for lunch in the rehab center and bringing me a Greek salad from my fave Panera's,wearing my wigs again, nurses and aids living their passion and caring so well for others, itty bitty baby lizards, looking forward to being "normal" and going to Publix and giving my art to fellow "inmates" residents to bring them a little bit of joy.
Celebrate the day!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Wednesday's Grace Notes

Wednesday's Grace Notes
My Facebook friends... a village of love and support, self reliance, my life of music and art, holding hands with Jesus and not letting go, soaking in the beauty and talent of other artists, taking the time to learn from others and daydreaming about going home from months in the hospital on Saturday.
Celebrate the day!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Tuesday's Grace Notes

Tuesday's Grace Notes
Being your own best advocate, somebody placing a hot cup of coffee by my bed this morning to wake up to, somebody else (the rehab center) doing my laundry, doing physical therapy even if I don't feel like it and my nurse taking my plant home to her house to try to save it... we can call it Lazarus.
Celebrate the day!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Monday's Grace Notes

Monday's Grace Notes
Painting roosters, the new show "For Rent" on HGTV... realistic for today's economy, choosing raw baby carrots over peanut M & M's, lots of ice and lots of sugar free soda, the new page "You Know You're From Gainesville Florida If....."  So much fun!!, saving things to paint to my desktop and accepting my new "friends" diabetes, a blood clot, damaged kidneys and active vasculitis... time to put my "big girl underwear on!"
Celebrate the day!  I'm glad to still be here!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Sunday's Grace Notes

Sunday's Grace Notes
Window shopping on line, learning how to 'make do', beautiful linens,  Stumble Upon/fine arts, marketing with social media, bright pink with lime green and caring for others.
Celebrate the day!
www.asbellarts.com

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Saturday's Grace Notes

Saturday's Grace Notes
Using the mouse to change the channel on the T.V., taking a nap, tortilla soup, listening to the voice of reason, new magazines to read, having pictures to paint and Sunday morning. 
Celebrate the day!
www.asbellarts.com

Friday, August 5, 2011

Friday's Grace Notes
Using my walker to get from my hospital room down to rehab... way to go!, Doing a search for "Jacksonville art teachers" and showing up on the first page, microwave popcorn, air conditioning... amen?, a glimmer of hope opening to horizons of possibilities and nail polish.
Celebrate the day!
www.asbellarts.com

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Thursday's Grace Notes

Thursday's Grace Notes
Using my rollator walker more, new art/guitar/piano students (yippee!), playing the piano for an hour, learning German music for "Germany Week" here at the rehab center, Steve bringing me microwave popcorn and baby raw carrots, paying my bills online, painting ten 5x7 watercolor notecards last night and HGTV.
Celebrate the day!
www.asbellarts.com

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Wednesday's Grace Notes

Wednesday's Grace Notes
Clean laundry, surfing the Internet, singing "Killing Me Softly", wearing make up, being strong enough to get in and out of cars, having a future to look forward to, the color yellow and being comfortable in my own skin.
Celebrate the day!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Tuesday's Grace Notes

Tuesday's Grace Notes
Not being defined by my profession, not needing to blow my own horn, a chocolate milk shake,  playing piano, getting my website back, taking off my wig, soaking in the beauty all around me and new magazines to read.
Celebrate the day!
asbellarts.com
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Monday, August 1, 2011

Monday's Grace Notes

Monday's Grace Notes
Being told that I should be a comedian... now THAT'S funny!  Not over thinking things, using "Mrs Dash" to doctor up hospital food, Bible study, waking up... literally, Cheetos and the color Paynes Gray.
Celebrate the day!