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Saturday, April 30, 2011

The perks of Rehab mingling

Yesterday morning while pushing iron in my fav gym, I overheard my next bed neighbour,an 80 something woman chatting about her slow recovering knee replacement and her never ending pain....she did it in a strong English accent. My empathetic side rose up, needing to offer my sympathies, I struck up a conversation with her.... So....Are you from London??? Have you met the Royal Family??? Will you watch "the wedding"??? In my defence I offer...I was in full Royal Wedding fever....without missing a beat this quick thinking ex RAF vet related this wonderful story... She was 19 in dress blues in the crowd at Princess Elizabeth's Coronation watching the arrival of the Queen Mother. In the first row in the queue along the red carpeted walkway she saw the Queen Mom slip on a leaf on the path. The regal woman turned to her military escort and clearly said...."Clean this FUCKING path immediately" she then turned to the crowd and continued with the Royal Wave....BEST physio moment....ever

Friday, April 29, 2011

Recipe for inner peace

If you can start the day without caffeine,
If you can always be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains,

If you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles,

If you can eat the same food every day and be grateful for it,

If you can understand when your loved ones are too busy to give you any time,
If you can take criticism and blame without resentment,

If you can conquer tension without medical help,
If you can relax without alcohol,

If you can sleep without the aid of drugs,

...Then You Are Probably .........

The Family Dog!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Never look back

New strategies for getting through April must include moving forward, thinking positively and not reliving the past.

New Theme Song...Never Look back

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The challenge that is April

So sorry my Dear Readers in my "lack of Post". I blame it all on April, the month that shouldn't be. Since 1990 it has beaten my ass yearly and 2011 is not to be missed apparently with the onslaught of calamity, crises and just plain catastrophe. SO!! I will regroup, reassess and reorganize and resume....soon.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Nerds...gotta love them

Years and years ago, in another life, a colleague and I while rooming together at a workshop had a similar discussion about an entirely different topic. Much to the dismay and mystification of the third colleague roomie we carried on at length about the Jackson 5...the family, the music, the gossip and the facts. this very funny video between 2 other nerds reminds me of that evening long ago and made me smile. Please ignore the sponser message, I could not remove nerd needed...

Friday, April 08, 2011

advice from Madonnart

Best Advice: Go to bed early. Be willing to pay for ideas, not just products. Never use knockoffs and do not support the industry that produces them. Spend at least as much time on planning as on execution.

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

OMG...the 60's were rich in music

Making Art yesterday in the Studio and listening to some great Woodstock bands, I heard Robbie Robertson's Album, Big Pink...over and over....over and over. I came to this Ah Ha moment....This could possibly be the best band ever....EV...ER...Now that was a Time Dear Reader....the 60's. How did I survive...a mother who drank and smoked while pregnant. Tucked me into my lead based painted crib, transported me in a car without a seat belt and fed me processed, processed food. Survive we did with out PlayStation, IPhone or Starbucks.John Kennedy was assassinated as was Martin Luther King, watched the Vietnam war on TV, birth control pill discovered and Free Love exploded at Woodstock. We had psychedelics,the Beatles and the Mashed Potato.Wore bell bottoms, Fros and ate Velveeta Cheese slices.Whether you were a Yippie, Hippie or Beatnick, the 60's brought freedom, experimentation and fun in a time of innocence and all was reflected in our music and it's message to the world..."I dig Rock and Roll Music

Cats of the 60's....enjoy The Band. My favorite Album of all time,"Big Pink"

Monday, April 04, 2011

Sound The Alert

Madonnart has entered the Studio and has touched a paint brush...OMG...Yesterday, I needed a sort of rest day from the after affects of some fairly rigorous spring cleaning. It was raining and my library books have all been read and my Physio cancelled....what to do. While wandering around the rooms I happened upon this lovely bright welcoming area filled with various art supplies and remembered.....I was an artist...I could Art....and that is what I did...I Arted.

Friday, April 01, 2011

Chalenge shmallege

Today is the last day of my 90 day Avena Challenge.Organic Dude has been a vocal disciple and passionate to the point of gag me with a spoon irritating with his apparantly never ending knowledge on health, medical science and the human body works. Yes I am testy and a tad irritable....90 F$%$#*G days people in which I have dramatically decreased my near toxic consumption of Caffine, wheat, dairy, soy, alcohol and my god, sugar. Add to this a good attempt at 80/20 nutrition program and taking the 7 Avena products daily. SURPRISE!!!! people, I not only did it much to the amazement of many but I am now a sort of convinced advocate of this lifestyle....maybe....

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