Stripping away the rose colored glasses of denial concerning my reality. Getting in touch with truth. Reaching out to others in empathy concerning their reality and their walk to truth.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Write... right?

I'm sitting here wondering what to write. You've experienced that too, right? An update from me is overdue, so here I am. Physically, there hasn't been a big change. Therapy is over, so now I continue the exercises on my own. Typing is still mostly with one hand. I'm considering using a "voice recognition" system to enable me to continue writing... waiting to get a microphone for my laptop. An ingenious device... I speak and it records (types) what I say. That will be fun, I think.


My last post was just before Thanksgiving. All of my holidays were very nice. I hope your holidays were as cheerful and warm as mine. The worse thing was finding out my Cd of "The Grinch" finally bit the dust. I had to watch it online. If that was the worse thing, then I think I'm doing great!

Mentally and emotionally I'm hanging tough. Staying positive helps my recovery. I decided to do some crafting to coordinate my hands, and to distract me...For Christmas I made salt dough ornaments. It's a great way to get both hands working together. 

My next adventure is to make a 10" x 5" salt dough plaque... a birthday gift for my God-daughter. Once I paint it, I'll glue this seahorse clip art onto the plaque. Then I'll coat it translucent with a glitter paint. I think it will look pretty in her "beach themed" bathroom. 



















As soon as I learn to use the camera on my new phone, I'll upload a picture of the seahorse plaque. Until then, I wish you peace and love. 

Additionally, "Happy New Year"! Love, Dixie

17 comments:

  1. Hey Dixie! Good to hear from you.
    A voice recognition program will help you out a lot.
    Glad your holidays were good. Looking forward to seeing your plaque when it's finished.

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    1. Thank you, Alex. This weekend I plan to view a tutorial on using the camera. This will be interesting because I'm "device illiterate."

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  2. Those voices programs work well, as long as you have a good mic, bad mic and what comes out is gibberish lol Good you are keeping on keeping on indeed

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    1. I know, Pat, and maybe I should br concerned... having a strong Southern drawl.Ha!

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  3. Hi Dixie, it's good to hear from you again. When I can't think what to write - I don't write anything. Simple!
    Keep on getting better!
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  4. Glad to hear you're doing well, Dixie! The seahorse plaque will be fabulous, I'm sure!

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    1. Thanks. Debra... I'll be searching my art room for some additional bling... fake jewels!!!

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  5. Nice to hear from you again, DIXIE POLKA. Keep up the positive attitude.

    We eagerly await your return to BOTB.

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    1. Thanks, Stephen. BOTB is still off the list. Time will tell.

      I like your new blog. I read a couple of posts; very interesting, and you are the 'King of puns"!!

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  6. It's a lovely plaque! Oooh, a new phone!
    Nice to hear you're staying strong and energetic, Dixie! Hope spring, in a few months, brings you warmth, does that help in any way to your hand?

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    1. Thank you, Dezzy. Aha! warmth to my hands. I was considering cutting the fingers from an old pair of gloves. Great minds think alike!!

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  7. Good to hear from you, Dixie. Staying positive is essential. I couldn't agree more.

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  8. So glad to hear things have been going well. You have got such a great outlook on the limits life puts on us. I was once told the greatest sign of mental fortitude is the ability to adapt to situations. You're as clever as MacGuiver at making new ways to deal with situations.

    I think she'll love the sea horse. What a great idea!

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  9. Hi Dixie. Just dropping by to visit after a long absence. Hope the recovery is going well. That seahorse would inspire me. Bet your god-daughter loved it. Stay positive, okay? Let us know if the voice recognition device is a winner.

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  10. Checking in, haven't seen u post for a while

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