Saturday, March 02, 2013

Brush your teeth

I have an automatic toothbrush from oral b which times itself to brush my teeth for 2 minutes -- 30 seconds in each quadrant of my mouth. Nice thing.

Well I was thinking...if I were to brush just the minimum twice a day, that is 4 minutes a day. That's 120 minutes -- 2 hours! -- in a month, and a startling 24 hours in a year, that I'm doing nothing but brushing my teeth!

But, truth be told -- and I always tell the truth -- I usually brush 3 or more times a day, floss daily, use one of those little pipe cleaner- type brushes between my teeth at night, and nightly I use a fluoride rinse that takes a minute. So we're talking 9 minutes a day = 270 minutes a month, which is 4.5 hours. That is 54 hours in a year! :O No wonder my dentist is pleased with me.

Location : 7100-7248 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85710,

Thursday, February 28, 2013


Today was a creative day for me. I spent part of it finishing up creating a presentation for our photo club. My presentation today was on critiquing photos. I talked about why we critique, what to look for, and how to deliver a critique effectively. Then we went through a collection of photos I had along with several from group members and we offered critiques. People seemed to like my presentation.

Jack took me out to the Chinese buffet for supper, and it was good. I'm still working on assembling my costume for the show, so we did a bit of shopping for things.

Location : Mohave, Tucson, AZ 85710,

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Good day, sunshine

What a fine day this was in my life! I was scurrying around busy all day, and I could not possibly have fit in another thing. Exercise, breakfast, shower, variety show practice, lunch, variety show practice, party, supper, choir practice, dq, and falling into bed!

Location : Mohave, Tucson, AZ 85710,

Tuesday, February 26, 2013


Today was good. I am soon to have what is to me a remarkable bit of art to post here. How's that for a teaser? I worked on that, worked on my photo club presentation, and played all my penny whistle songs.

I helped Jack move the platforms we're borrowing for the Entertainers' production, ate three square meals, and went to see Memphis downtown with Arnie and Margaret. It was fabulous with a good story, great singing, and exciting dancing.

Location : Mohave, Tucson, AZ 85710,

Monday, February 25, 2013

Where did this day go?

Well, ok, part of it went for exercise. Part went to nourishing my body. Some went toward practicing my penny whistle. Some time went into doing laundry. And I spent some time working on ideas to make our church better. Oh, and we did our ballroom dance class, working on new rumba steps and the polka! It was a creative day for me, but I did no digital art.

Location : Mohave, Tucson, AZ 85710,

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Dusty and cold

Well, I am officially tired of winter and can hardly wait till mid-spring when we'll head back eastward. Hopefully it will be warmer by then. Today was bright and sunny but the air had a funny whitishness to it because of the dust which was stirred up by the fierce winds. That along with a high temp in the 40's lent a distinctly wintry feeling to the day.

Today's service was about courage and I liked it. We didn't focus so much on "don't be afraid," as on "don't worry; just do."

I was reminded of when I was faced with Michael's illness and with losing him and how I dealt with all of that. Someone told me in those days, "Do what's next." I really liked that. It gave me a kind of peace. I know that I helped to make his life good and I helped to make his dying good, too. I came through for him. And, though I was scared some of the time, I did what was next, kept us going, and retained my courage.

Before church, I was talking about how I'd learned to play the penny whistle this winter, and Pastor Lesley asked me if I'd play for the offertory on 3/17. Somehow I felt the...courage ...and agreed to do that. :-) I had an extra-long and good practice session today.

Location : Gila, Tucson, AZ 85710,