Sunday, July 15, 2012

Back from Vacation

Sea flowers by Roberta Warshaw
Sea flowers, a photo by Roberta Warshaw on Flickr.

I have returned from my vacation in the Berkshires. it was lovely and I swam in the pool every day. I ended up just doing a lot of sketching with my colored pencils. I had few distractions other than the pool. The TV was horrible and there was no internet and no cell phone service. So I always had pencils in hand and pad on the lap.

We only went to Tanglewood once to see Joshua Bell. Mostly we just stayed home and enjoyed the peace and quiet. An old friend came to visit for the day and we spent the day floating in the pool and catching up. Another friend came and stayed for a few days. We have been friends since high school and even though we talk or e-mail daily, we don't see one another that much as she lives over an hour away. So it was a good chance to spend some quality time together.

This week is a little busy. Doctor appointments and such, Never ending. I had an epidural before I left but it wore off and we are back to square one now.

Ah these bodies and their wearing out parts. Anyway, I will try and get back into my work slowly. I am also going to try and get in some pool time at the local pool. Swimming feels fabulous. No pain while swimming. Now if I could just become a fish and swim all the time I will be all set.

6 comments:

Its All About Creating said...

Such beautiful depth accomplished in this piece! Love the colors and even the name. Glad you had a good time on vaca, but wish your back would stay better!

Sara Crittenden Coppedge said...

Beautiful piece Roberta. I am glad you got to take a vacation....

Monique U. said...

Sounds like your holiday was deeply therapeutic. A change of routine is so vital to our creativity. I pray you'll be blessed with improving health very soon!

Mª Reyes said...

Has de continuar con la natación, es perfecta para los problemas óseos. El trabajo es muy bonito. Besos

Saturday Sequins said...

Welcome back, Roberta! No electronic distractions sounds heavenly, and I'm glad that swimming feels so good to your back.

I hope that visits to the doctor help you figure out how to be pain-free out of the water, too! I've had back pain since I was 12, so I know how rough it can be. *Hugs.*

Candace said...

I had to look up the Berkshires, I've heard of them but didn't really know quite what they were. Looks lovely there, and cool.