Welcome November, thank you for being here!

Today is already the second week of November, Thanksgiving is just 2 weeks away and 2022 is just 8 weeks away. Oh my!

My life is getting a rhythm to it now. Working, a little teaching, and a little time for making art in the quiet moments. My body is adjusting to working in a public location and I am planning to get a booster shot in the very near future. Staying healthy is a top priority and I work at maintaining it. I have lost quite a bit of my Covid isolation weight gain, which makes me happy. Walking everyday and the physical labor of my job even though not huge is more exercise than I was getting. And I do truly feel stronger and healthier too. We also eat pretty healthy here and do mostly home cooked meals. I am not making bread these days, which I kind of miss that activity and the flavor and smell of fresh bread. I am sure I ate way too much bread, how could I not??  I will make it again some day. 

I have shopping choices here I didn’t have before and so the options are tempting, however, I am trying to save as much as I can so I am sticking to a pretty strict budget. I still have to find a place of my own and move my belongings. I will go back to the desert in little over a month to pack and prepare the house for sale, and that will take funds. I plan to have estate sales, even though I won’t be dead, just because my new life will require much less stuff and I have accumulated much. I don’t know about you, but I tend to fill all the space available and I had lot’s of space in the desert. LOL

I guess I would have to say, that I am adjusting to the changes I have made. These were changes that I felt were necessary, they were not thrust upon me, so that makes them easier I think. There is more change to come, some I know will be needed and some that I am sure will present on their own. Life is like that isn’t it? Anyway, I am doing my best to continue to be optimistic, because for one thing, I think that makes change less painful. There are so many opportunities and experiences here I have yet to have, and I am looking forward to them all. 

I hope you are all well and that life is improving for you. Hopefully we are coming out of this pandemic episode. Keep looking for the positive and let go of the rest, in my experience it truly is the best way to live. 

Enough philosophy for one day. Here are a couple of photos from a recent walk in Hoyt Arboretum.



Published by cherylmcdonald

Thank you for taking a little time to get to know me. Making art has been my life, I love to tell stories through words and pictures. I am a multi-media artist working in photography, watercolor, various drawing media, and sometimes digital art.

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