Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Zentangle Inspired

I've been going through some extra rough times these past couple weeks and I started looking for a new (portable) hobby to get my mind off the unpleasant stuff and also be able to easily take with me when I go to get treatments. Zentangle (or tangling, as the actual process is called) seems to be the solution! :-)

Here's a pretty cool video that shows some of the extraordinary things you can do with this easy-to-learn artistic technique.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Happy Times at Home Together

The title of this post suggests I'm feeling good. In spite of the current condition of my cancer and the seemingly endless treatments (which unfortunately will need to continue into 2013), for the most part I am feeling good. However, today I'm feeling a little I wanted to post something happy that I can look at from time to time when I feel this way - to cheer myself up. :-)

This picture was taken on one of the happiest days of my life. It was actually just a few weeks ago. I had an idea to take some pictures of my kids and me while they were home from college for a few days. I wanted to make my bald-headedness (from the chemo) something to laugh about and to let other folks (who may be dealing with cancer or some other devastating illness) know that even when you and your family are struggling through the difficulties of the disease/treatment/etc., it's important to take advantage of special happy moments and have fun when you can.

So that's exactly what Megan, Milo, and I did; and we had a LOT of fun that day! I'm not very skilled at making videos; but I think in spite of that, this one turned out pretty good...and I'm proud to share it: