Friday, September 22, 2017

A Hero Dreams


 What could be more fun than going to a reading by an author who was one of your 8th grade Humanities students?! A successful lawyer, Mark Ristau decided to give it up to devote time to writing. Last night a good crowd and I at Common Good Books in Saint Paul listened to Mark launch the first novel of his planned trilogy.



Saturday, September 16, 2017

Chiropractic Visit for Wild Wendy!


I'm still not mobile enough to get outdoors to do a photo shoot, which I am hoping will occur soon.  In the meantime, I'm mining the archives for some half-way decent photos to post. Because of her injuries (fractured pelvis, broken rear leg and surgery to remove a hip socket) before we adopted her, Wild Wendy visits an animal chiropractor every three months.  This insures that her spine and other parts of  her body stays in alignment.  WW actually enjoys the adjustments and her daily exercises that we give her. What a dog!!
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Monday, September 11, 2017

Anniversary


I am still unable to go on a photo shoot, but I want to acknowledge this day as one that we should not forget.  I dedicate this post to the victims of 9/11,  their families and loved ones, and friends who have suffered the effects of this dastardly event. Is working and hoping for peace too much to ask?!

Sunday, September 10, 2017

The Drum Majorette


Four weeks post surgery! Walked two blocks and back twice on Saturday!! Think I'll audition for drum majorette at the University of Minnesota's Gopher's football games!

Friday, September 08, 2017

Sidewalk Musician




First Outing: Post-op appointment after surgery (3-week anniversary today!), a brief stop for a bowl of Cafe Latte soup plus a serenade by a street musician. Couldn't quite believe how that little trip could be so exhausting.  But, moving right along!!

Saturday, September 02, 2017

Theme Day, September 1, 2017 Taking photo of a photographer taking a photo


I hope that there is still time to add this to the September Theme Day Gallery.  I had to dig deeply into my archives, but I found this of Olivia taking a "selfie." I had total knee replacement surgery on August 18th and this is the first time that I have been able to post any photos on CDP. Surgery went well but the first 10 days are nothing to write home about !!! Now I am doing well, and I am very happy with my progress. I still haven't been able to walk outdoors so my posts will still be few and far between. It's getting boring!

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Saturday, August 26, 2017

Memorial Bench



This little bench sits among the flowers that I posted last Thursday and Friday.  On my way home today. Woo Hoo!!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Floral Treat


After seeing the dinner-plate-size white and red  hibiscus flowers that I posted yesterday, I noticed these smaller-sized blossoms that were not as showy but certainly as pretty and pleasing.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

A Floral Day Brightener

I am recuperating quickly and well after my knee surgery and presently am in the Transitional Care Unit at Episcopal Homes on Fairview and Feronia Avenues in Saint Paul. Finally I have been able to walk the grounds with my Cadillac walker to get some fresh air and sunshine! I took advantage of that outing this afternoon to take photos of some flowers in the many small gardens located throughout the campus.  I'll be "sprung" on Saturday and eventually I will be able to be out and about on some photo shoots after  I get home.   In the meantime, I will have to make do with what is available. 


Monday, August 14, 2017

Kneed to Know!

These photos obviously are not mine, but will serve to explain my past and future absence on CDP.  On Friday, August 18, I will have TKR, Total Knee Replacement, on my left knee. The weeks leading up to this procedure have

had some medical complications, but all is now resolved. Although I won't be around for awhile taking photos and posting on here, I will visit this group and Facebook every day to get my internet fix. I selected the least gross photos of knee replacement for your enjoyment!  Don't worry, I intend to be a brave, uncomplaining and cooperative patient.  If anyone out there has some artistic skills and wish to draw me as a a Bionic Woman, I will use it as a signature profile photo!!

Peace


Although not strictly a mural since it is not painted on a wall, I felt that this colorful work of art done on a large piece of canvas is close enough to qualify. I found it on a wall in a building on St. Kate's campus. Because of its style and vivid colors, I would expect to find this in a student area or commons, but it was in Carondelet Center, a building on Randolph Avenue that focuses on spirituality workshops, Wisdom Ways programs, a fine library and other programs, sponsored by the Sisters of Carondelet.
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