“If no one ever took a risk, Michelangelo would have painted the Sistine floor.”  Neal Simon

So you thought you’d escape me prattling on and on about the New Year and resolutions and time to ask your doctor if getting off your butt might be right for you.  You can run but you cannot hide.

Inept attempt to hide

So here I’m going to offer some unsolicited advice (is there any other kind) and share some FAQ’s.  The first question I’m most often asked is, “Are you crazy!”  Answer.  “Hopefully”.

But to move on, rhetorically and practically.  My story. .. I hope you’ve had enough coffee.

I’m now in my mid-seventies, which is a time when some of us begin to ask about the meaning of our lives.  Added to that, a job I held for 20 years in a fabulous restaurant with a fabulous crew came to an end when the place went out of business.  Not my fault.

So here I am with all this time on my hands.  I was working on one small project, which was to rid myself of half my possessions by the end of 2016.  No, I didn’t make it and this quest will continue into 2017, but I did make a BIG dent in the clutter and detritus (c&d) of my life.  I highly recommend this quest.

And one thing I’ve learned, and not a minute too soon, is that as I rid my life of c&d, more lovely things seem to appear almost like magic.  Oftentimes these things come in the form of books that seem to fit my life at that moment.

Second FAQ.  “Did you remember to take your meds today?”  Answer.  “I don’t do drugs except for coffee and occasional bouts of chocolate over-indulgence.”  Which leads to the FAQ of whether I should be on meds or not.  Whatever.

So right here and now I’m going to share the book that’s recently come into my life and is causing me to think outside the box and live life as an adventure.  The book is by Steve Kamb and is titled:

Getting good with this picture thing!

I don’t know if I should now insert a profile picture of me with my belly sticking out or simply go on my own quest and hope that you find yours in the New Year.  I think it will be door number two.  Push on, Superhero!

Loveya – The Grandma

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Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

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