As we all know it’s always something in life and I guess we should be glad we’re all around to experience all this stuff, good or bad, because the alternative isn’t a happy thought.
I’ve had a lot of car issues lately, as you know if you follow this blog. Well I think that’s finally resolved (knock on wood) except for routine maintenance, like brakes, which is the next big job for my car.
Aside from that, I’m an artist at heart and I like to create things whether it’s a work of art for me or something for friends and family. Besides writing stories and drawing, or painting pictures, I’m a calendar maker at years’ end. I relax by resizing pics in my Photoshop program and putting together colorful calendars for the coming year. This year I’m way behind because my photo printer has been on the blink. I had a problem with the black ink cartridge and tried for two weeks to rectify the situation the best I could using Google for any info I could obtain that I didn’t know about. I finally decided I was through with that, and believe me I don’t give up easily.
So I broke down and a week ago I bought a new color photo printer. It was painful to spend the money, but it’s a bad situation when I haven’t even printed the calendars yet and it’s the third week of January. I simply couldn’t let this go on any longer.
My new photo printer
I have a binding machine that only gets used about once a year but its well worth it. I love doing everything myself and having the tools I need to do so. I was finally able to print the calendars that I’ve had in a file for a month.
This is especially important because my mother has dementia and is losing her mind. Every year I think this may be the last calendar I can make for her. I put all the kids, grandkids, and great grand kids in there so she can focus and remember who we all are. I know a time will come when this won’t work anymore. I want to thank all my sisters and nieces for getting current pics to me for this calendar. It means a lot.
Do you have a loved one suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s?