November 30, 2010


gouache on book page

this little ditty is for my friend, naomi (sorry if you see this before i send it, na :).  i ripped it out of an old book- the pencil part was written by the first owner of the book and it says: Bertha W. Clausen, Winter 1933.

i think quail are amazing and graceful birds.  that embellishment on the top of their head kills me.

speaking of killing me, after 2 and a half weeks of sick sick sick, i am starting to bounce back.  this was one of those illnesses that just amazed me with how crazy it was.  i'm usual never sick over 5 days or so (and even then, not that often), but this thing TOOK IT'S TIME.  the slightest excitement would send me into it's throes again.  

i have come to believe that viruses are evil.  when you have a virus, there's not a single thing you can do about it.  not a single bloody thing.  whereas if you get a cold, you can hit it hard with vitamin C and water and whatever green healthy hippy juice you want and you'll actually get somewhere.  you can actually have the thrill of a fight with a cold.  with a flu?  tuck you head between your legs because the plane is going down wether you like it or not. 

the GOOD thing about all this is i havent had sugar except from whatever is in fruit and dried plums for over a week... a miracle of God that i'm gonna milk for all it's worth!

anyway, it's good to be back.  i havent gone on a run for forever... havent walked around outside in forever... havent blogged in forever...time to get busy!

1 comment:

John and Janelle said...

SO glad you're feeling better! Sounds like you were miserable :( I thought of you on Thanksgiving, wished you were there!