Friday, June 18, 2010


So far so good, my surgery went well. Added benefits, I'm not dizzy, nor am I calling for Huey in the bottom of the bucket. For me this is a HUGE success. So it looks like the whole procedure will be a small blip in the routine instead of the predicted ENORMOUS and highly dreaded one. I am very happy!

The external device ( looks like a hearing aid with a tag on it, but no earmould) will be fitted in about 3 weeks.

Art class at the school went really well too, some massive issues with registration, (during the stage 5 - which is gr 9-10 silk screening) that I can now hope to address after my two week moratorium on driving, as long as the dizziness keeps at it's current non level.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


The art teacher from my sons school called up today and we had a bit of a chat, and I'm terribly excited to say that I'm going to be going into volunteer once next week for sure and hopefully the following day, since that class is the silk screening class which I would LOVE to help out with. The class I will be helping with is doing 3D paper mache sea creatures. Unfortunately due to my rescheduled surgery next Friday I can only go next week.

I've been looking into what sort of university courses I would need to take to teach art to kids or adults. I haven't gotten too far yet, since I need to pop up to the uni to talk to some people to see what my best route would be.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


There are a couple of people lately in my life that have bucked the trend of being disagreeable and surly. I am incredibly grateful for their thoughtfulness and kindness.

One of the people is a lady who we sold our old spa bath to on ebay. Unfortunately between my surgery, the problems in the renovations downstairs and one of the bathroom guys other clients suffering a stroke and needing a quick bathroom upgrade to allow her accessibility, the projected removal of the spa bath (or jetted tub) has been thrown behind by at least a month. I expected the buyer to rant and rave and be generally nasty, I had been stressing over letting her down and the expectation of a nasty response. I couldn't have been more wrong. She was so gracious and and relaxed about the whole thing. It's such a relief to deal with nice people who don't raise their hackles the minute something goes amiss.

There are a couple of other people who have pleasantly surprised me lately as well, one of which I hope to share the details with you very soon about...