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Oct 3

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I just don't seem to be able to get the things done that I want to and need to do! So... here we go. New month, new week, now is as good a time as any to start a new journal! Lets see if this can help me to organize, prioritize, and get things done.  From what I am learning about customizable journaling, this will evolve and change, maybe even from week to week!  I hope to be more creative as time goes on, but my journal will continue to be more functional than decorated.

Please let me know you were here.  Comments are ALWAYS appreciated.

June 13

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These are some idea's I've been playing around with for bracelets.  The top one is copper on copper.  I think turquoise beads would be great with this copper one.
The bottom one is copper wire on painted aluminum. I'm already not fond of using painted aluminum wire for wire wrapping projects-it scratches too easily. This one will never be finished... there is no way to fix the scratches. But I am playing around with bead ideas, and it's always good to practice when learning something new!
Thanks for stopping by! Won't you let me know you were here?
I'll be back with a new post soon.

June 11

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Well, I certainly haven't kept up with my blog.  In my own defense, I have been busy. Unfortunately some of it is not so good. The problems with my spine have continued to degrade. My Primary Care Dr. sent me for some x-rays. The results from the x-ray had my Pain Specialist Dr. send me for a myelogram and a CT scan. This picture is from the myelogram. This is the needle and the dye going into my spinal canal. See how the die gets brighter towards the bottom? That's because the dye is stopping there. The blockage is so severe, they couldn't even get the die to go down any further.

From my myelogram and ct scan. This one shows comparison of the space between some of the other lumbar vertebrae, in comparison to the space (or rather lack of) between L4 and L5.

 See how the one vertebrae has slipped forward from the one underneath it? And there is no space between those 2 vertebrae? It's not supposed to be like that. 

I met with my Pain Specialist this past Thursday, June 9th…

A New Year - A New Idea

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WOW! I haven't been here since October?  It doesn't seem that long. I guess I was busier with the holidays than I thought. The saddest part is that I didn't even take pictures of the gifts that I made for family and friends to share with you.  I really must do better.
One thing that will help is that I will delete my other blog, then I won't feel guilty if I update one and not the other.  So you will start seeing more than just my ZIA here.  You will see some of my other loves as well. You might start seeing stories about "the girls", the 4 cats that we have the honour of serving in our house:

You might see stories about the Gunnar, the rescue dog we adopted from Texas this past November:

Or you might see the latest piece of jewelry that I have created:



Hopefully you will see picture of my journal.  I hope to incorporate lots of fun things in my art journal.. including, of course, Zentangles and ZIA.
I'll be back SOON with more updates.