Monday, 13 August 2012

Surgery Update and Some New Cards

Surgery was a month ago...can you believe it?  They say time flies when you're having fun, only problem is that I don't remember having any.  LOL
Everything went well.  I have been on a pureed diet for the last couple of weeks.  It's been really tough to cook a beautiful chicken breast and then have to put it in the blender.  However the good part is that I've pretty much tolerated everything that I've eaten so far.  I haven't been sick at all but have noticed that some things sit better in my tummy than others.  I really have to work on getting enough water and more protein.  It's not such an easy thing to do because of the way my schedule is.  I can't drink for 30 minutes before or after meals.  Meals generally take me about one and a half hours to finish.  Quite often I'm just not hungry and I almost feel like I'm forcing myself to eat just to stay on schedule.  Anyway enough about that, I'm sure it will all get sorted soon enough.  Long story short; I've lost 41 lbs so far.  Yay me!

I have managed to make a few new cards.  I'm quite happy with them but I'm definitely not happy with my photography skills.  Every picture I take I've noticed that the card looks better in person.  There's detail, essence and a personality to the cards in person and it isn't being picked up by the camera.  I have tried fiddling around on different settings but nothing helps.  I'm almost embarrassed to put these pictures on my Etsy site because they are so bad but for now it's all I've got. 

Someone did suggest that I visit a camera shop and see about purchasing an hour or two worth of lessons.  I'll have to look into that.  Oh and I did manage to do a few things while I was in the hotel after being released from the hospital but not a lot.  I really don't even have any totally finished product to show you.  I guess I wasn't quite as 'up' to working on cards/bookmarks as I thought I would be.