That’s an old photo of Katie and Kiyoshi. I’m not the family photographer. She is, followed by Sam. But there’s a photo, and this post really needs one.
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No, nothing like that!
I’ve been looking at WordPress themes. Again. Lots of them.
I have lots of tutorials bookmarked about creating your own themes, too. I even have a couple of books on the subject.
One is quite new.
Danger, danger, Will Robinson!
It has to be fall cleaning because it’s September, right? I haven’t done spring cleaning at any time since we’ve lived in this house, honestly. I haven’t been able to do it. But between a new pain specialist who isn’t all the way on the other side of metro Atlanta (who actually listens to me and treats me like an adult human being who might know a thing or two about who own body, even!) and new, apparently much more effective dosages of two other medications, I’m feeling better despite that other new pesky health thing. And Sam and Katie have been wonderfully cooperative, as much as they can around work and school obligations.
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It has been some time since I posted much here, so I figure that I should do a bit of an update. It isn’t as if anything has changed in any big way. Sam has the same nice and stable job, and we’re still very happily together after—oh, wow, it’s twelve years this month.
Katie is a college student now, and still living at home (I’m very happy about that!) since she decided to attend a local school. Her health issues haven’t gone away, but she’s trying so very hard—I worry about her constantly. She pushes and pushes until she collapses every day and at the end of every week. She has a very active social life (what do you expect? she’s a babe!), and happily she has a great group of friends who are supportive about helping her get to class when neither she nor I drive.
One of the classes she was supposed to take (French) was canceled due to inadequate enrollment. She was terribly unhappy, and I was a little disappointed because I was looking forward to helping her with the subject. On the other hand, it was an 8am class, and without it her earliest class is much later in the day. I think it worked out for the best for this semester.
I’ve had another nuisance come up with my own health, too. Annoying bodies. They’re great when you want to taste chocolate, hug someone, smell flowers, etc. but I have some complains about a few design flaws.
That’s enough for tonight. Tomorrow: More about Art!
I received the NaBloPoMo newsletter today and learned that this month’s theme is Art. On the one hand, I thought, “I have nothing to say! I’m not an artist. Blah.”
On the other hand, I’m coming to realize that I must have order in my life or I start dying, bit by bit. “Enemy of Entropy” isn’t just a fanciful blog title. Disorder is painful to me. Dull colors, harsh lighting, loud sounds, poor ventilation, and pervasive odors can drag anyone down, but they make me ill very rapidly.
If you find me surrounded by chaos you can be sure that either I haven’t been in that space long enough to impose order, or that something is very, very wrong.
I’m healthiest and happiest when I’m when I find ways to increase the amount of harmony and beauty around me. There is beauty in order, and art, for me, involves order — some kind of order, even if it isn’t always obvious.
I’m never going to be an Artist in any classical sense of the word. I have, however, established peaceful, joyful spaces for my family and friends to live in and visit. I put together fabric and fibers to create unique works of embroidery. When I sing, alone or with others, the result is no less beautiful for its ephemerality.
I’ll be trying to explore my own kind of art this month through blogging, my identity as an artist. And I’ll be working on getting back to blogging regularly, obviously. This is a new sort of blog post for me, more introspective. We’ll see how that goes.