Monday, February 23, 2009

Bright Spots

Steph and I were talking the other day and we had to agree that February has been a true crap-storm. (I am hoping that means that March will be mild and meek!) But in the midst of all the difficulties there have been some real bright spots.

  • I lost 5 lbs! After watching my weight inch up the scale month after month it feels awesome to make some progress in the other direction! (Knock on wood.)
  • I was transported to other worlds by the wonderful short stories of Ursula K. LeGuin. If you like short stories, you owe it to yourself to check out Changing Planes and Orsinian Tales.
  • I sold my first ACEO painting on Etsy. In March I hope to paint a lot more of those trading card sized paintings and really stock up my shop.
  • Mom had a very successful surgery and was released from the hospital with a great prognosis.
  • I am getting some critical dental work (Dr. McCall said they should have taken pictures of my mouth as an example of why people should go to the dentist regularly) and when it is over I will have a healthier, stronger mouth than I have had in, oh, about a decade.
  • Our Xbox 360 (from which all entertainment blessings flow) broke this month, creating a huge void in our home, but, after some finagling with the customer service people, it is now off in Microsoft world getting repaired FOR FREE!
  • I finally finished learning how to play Le Cygne by C. Saint-Saens on the keyboard.


Daddy said...

Thanks for the good news, Kim. Do you pronounce the composer's name to sound like the name of those breath sweeteners they used to sell?

As far as your dentist's comment is concerned, you were probably feeling appropriately chastised, but after what you'd be through, you would have beeen within our rights to extend a digit and tell him take a picture of this.

Steph Stanger said...

Dads funny! I like your good news list but most of them are like the saying when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. I guess we do what we got to do and make the best of it! Good for you! I love you and cant wait to see you Saturday!

Kimberly Cangelosi said...

Hi Dad! I don't know how to pronounce the name :P I was not familiar with the piece but it was one of the tutorials programmed into the keyboard and it sounded pretty so I decided I would give it a shot.

Right now I'm doing the tutorial for Beethoven's Pathetique and it is going much better. It really helps when you already know the tune.

Lol, I wouldn't dare flip off anybody holding a sharp instrument to my head! I did tell him I was glad they didn't take pictures.

Kimberly Cangelosi said...

Yeah, lemons into lemonade, dangit!