Thursday, July 18, 2013
My Artful Week!
Last week I got a letter from my doctor to go have a mammogram re-done! No one wants to hear this kind of news. But I went, and waited in the waiting room drawing others waiting for their tests, treatments, etc. in radiology! Having a best friend dealing with cancer weighed heavily on my mind, wondering if my turn was next.
The suspense grew as I found I'd been sent to the wrong clinic and had to travel thirty miles more to the right clinic for the exam.
But after the "Squeezing" and waiting, the radiologist came in and explained that the test was due to "dense breasts" and old calcification, but everything was BENIGN! In fact, she said, it looked even MORE BENIGN than it looked in 2005! Sigh, relief. I wish everyone I knew could get that kind of news!
From there we drove over to Patty's house. I had a little gift for her. Her DIL came out to inform me that Patty was dozing; and still did not want visitors. It's hard not being able to SEE ones very best friend, but that is Patty's wishes and I respect them. Who knows how I'd feel in the same condition/circumstances?
Meanwhile, back at home, I had lunch and drew at The Pure Grain Bakery, where lots of folks were waiting for lunch and being on their SMART phones!
And to mix things up a bit the next day I had my veggie burrito bowl with grilled vegetables at Tacos Jalisco and so did they!
We've really been blessed with lots of Grand kid time this month. We saw our three in Portland, Oregon on our vacation, (to be seen in earlier posts this month) and more recently spent a day and a night with our twin grand kids (age 8 soon to be 9) here in the Bay Area. We had a sleep over at their house!!!
And guess who showed up at Tacos Jalisco just the other day? Do you recognize "The Couple" from my book "One Fish Taco and Half an Order of Guacamole A Year of Drawing over Lunch at Tacos Jalisco" ? See book via the icon on my side bar if you haven't already! He always has his arm around her!
And the next day I was back. TJ's is very close to my office, and I had to get back early for a new client, so I chose to stay close. Hey, grilled veggies are very healthy, fall within the norm for my vegan diet, and are delicious! So did not mind eating it twice in one week. And I might even or probably will go back today for more!
Have a wonderful week. Eat well, get plenty of rest, play hard, love deeply, enjoy every minute of your life! It's a precious gift, don't you agree?
Hop over to Paint Party Friday (via icon on my side bar too) to see all the great artists who post there each week! And thanks for coming here and leaving your comments. It is you and that that keeps me drawing! Really!!!!
Previous Posts of interest this past week: Our vacation photos from Oregon; Sam's house; Patty's Book. Just scroll down to see more!