It seems that your stomach goes up through your diaphragm at the hole where your esophagus goes down and you end up with part of your stomach in your chest cavity where it shouldn't be.
They do the surgery laparoscopically so I have five holes in my stomach area that were covered with super glue to heal. I have been careful not to sneeze. I am doing much better now but I have been very weak and I nap a lot. LOL
That leads me to the subject that I really want to talk about. I needed to find something to occupy my time while I was recuperating. I eventually discovered an online mixed media art retreat called Artful Gathering. The workshop I am taking is called "Sweet Tweets" with Riki Schumacher.
It involves making jewelry components with wire and silver bearing solder and I am having a ball with it.
Kirk helped me set up a soldering station outside by his new green house so I wouldn't have to worry about smoke and fumes. It's a cozy little spot with the green house blocking the breeze.
|My soldering set up before I started|
|These findings have been soldered and scrubbed|
|After they have been brushed with patina|
|My finished findings after trimming and polishing|
They will be part of a necklace that I am building with the help of videos by Riki.
I will post photos of my finished necklace next time.
I have been very slow about posting my photos for "Focus on Life" my online photo challenge.
For Week 19, Sally Russick of The Studio Sublime, posted the prompt: Hope.
At first I couldn't think of a photo that I had taken which would evoke that feeling but then I remembered.
Often when we have out of town company, we take them to Dollar Days at the races. Now I don't gamble on the horses, I just love to watch these magnificent animals.
That doesn't stop us from picking our favorites and hope they win. In fact it is so much fun to cheer your horse on to the finish line.
The prompt posted for Week 21 was the word: Reminisce.
I took this photo about twenty-one years ago this month.
It is my sweet daughter Kim and her first child, Rakaiah Christine McClelland; my first grandchild.
Kya turned twenty-one at the end of last week.
I just can't believe it. The years just fly by. Enjoy them while you can.
I would like to end this post by introducing you to our beloved cat Reggie. He was a rescue and lived with us for nearly seventeen years before he went to heaven.
Reggie is the reason I call my business is called: Cat's Meow Co. and he will never be replaced. He was top dog in our family.
|RIP sweet Reggie|