Friday, October 30, 2009

Fall Litter - Leaf and Nuts

Fall Litter - Leaf and Nuts
Originally uploaded by linfrye
Daily Practice

The days and nights are blending into a seamless surrealism. I'm in a single-focus tunnel, but there is light at the end of it. Mike was placed in his own room last night, still on the IV, and with a reduction of pain meds. He's not as chipper as he was when he was totally pain free, and the soreness of the past week's events and surgery are being felt. He was able to get up and move arouund, walk the halls and such, but no fluids until today. He's lost some weight, and with the return of pain, he'll have less rest. I understand the two days following surgery can be the most uncomfortable, so I'm hoping the worst will be over by tonight. Still, being in his own room allows more company- for Mike a salve and distraction.

I picked up some 'litter' from the grounds and a few nuts from home - a leaf, hickory nut, pecan, chestnuts. Their earthiness and bright leaf colors grounding me as I painted them. Mike's girlfriend and I will alternate stays so both of us will be able to get a few chores run and a bit more rest.

Thank you for your encouragement, prayers and words of wisdom. I"m taking a preventative daily dose of Airborne, and relaxing with paint and views of your work and words -- all exceedingly helpful and encouraging. Bless you and thank you.


Patti G. said...

LIN, I popped in to check on your artwork and read the posts concerning your son, Mike! My heart was aching for you, my friend!
It is good to read that he has had the surgery, and sounds like they removed an abcess? and that his infection is getting better......just know that no matter what his exact issues are, I am praying for him and hoping that you are able to stay strong and healthy your self through this heart wrenching time! I know that when something happens to our children, we wish it were us instead! So please be diligent in taking care of YOU so you can take care of those that need you! <3
Much love and concern, Patti

Lorraine said...

Lovely and very detailed botanical Lin. I know it helps to concentrate and paint and I'm so glad you have this talent to keep you occupied even under the worst of conditions.
Hugs and Love,

Joan said...

Glad to hear Mike is in a regular room. Surgery is such a drain on the person and the loved ones!!! I'm glad you have someone to relieve you for a while.

Litter??? Treasures!!!! Lovely job on these little bits of autumn!

Sandy said...

You are All on the road to recovery ;-)

Teri C said...

Wonderful and colorful bits of autumn.

Evidence of an Artistic Life said...

Wow-I missed anything about Mike! I am so sorry to hear about what he is going through. Prayers for him, and you get rest, too!
hugs, chris

Bobbe said...

Thanks to Patti for letting the RIAC gang know about Mike ... and your Mom, too, Lin. Know that our most positive thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, especially Mike, of course. You must be so exhausted by it all. Take care of yourself, hon... Love, Bobbe