Friday, December 22, 2006


Well, thankfully the weather didn't get as bad as they thought it would. They were saying about 5" of snow, but we only got about 1" (so far). I didn't have to work today because it was early deadline this week (& next week too), so today is Monday for me.

I tinted a print of my Leopard Cub ACEO. It turned out OK. I did it with colored pencils. Maybe I'l try one with watercolors.

I've been in kind of a slump lately with my beads. I just can't get on a roll. I've been making some lentil florals. I'm going to make about 4 or 5 more so I have enough for a set to put on ebay.

I also started a Meerkat ACEO.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006


Back home and caught up with sleep.

Bob is recovering. The nurse said the first 24 hours were the most critical, and he's past that now. He will be in the hospital for a few weeks, then he will move to the 'transplant house' in Rochester, or rent an apartment in Rochester. He has to stay in Rochester for 3 months.

I finished the elephant ACEO, named it 'At Rest.' I'm going to start a meerkat ACEO. I've been watching Meerkat Manor, and have gotten interested in them. They're pretty neat critters.

Sunday, December 17, 2006


I want to be home. I want to be home. I want to be home.

I'm in Rochester waiting for an update on my brother Bob's surgery. My brother Bill called me last night from Rogers to tell me that Bob was scheduled for a heart transplant at 10:00, and he (Bill) had just gotten in from Nebraska and had no way to get to Rochester. I called my sister Elaine and we decided that I would pick Bill up, go to Mpls. and pick Elaine up and then go to Rochester. About 10 miles from Rochester Bill got a call that they rescheduled the surgery at 5:30 a.m. They wanted to keep the donar body intact until they could find recipients for the other organs.

When we got to the hospital, Bob was awake. He's lost so much weight in the last few months. He's been through so much in the past few years.

It's about 12:40 pm right now. Last we heard was about 9 am; they were hooking him up to the heart lung bypass machine. So it's wait and try to stay awake until a recliner or couch is unoccupied. I tried taking a nap in the van this morning after he went into surgury, but it was a bit chilly. This is a day that I will be glad to see the last of.