Thursday 22nd June 2017

by chel

We watched The Lego Batman Movie last night.

This part had me rolling on the floor- this is pretty much what goes on inside my head whenever I don’t want to do anything.

Or when I have to do anything that involves a lot of interaction with people.

Or when I have to sit in waiting rooms at doctor’s offices.

Or when it’s time to get up in the morning and I’ve slept less than five hours.

Or when it’s time to put away laundry.

Or when I have to leave the house before I swim.

Or when I have to wait in the car while someone runs into the grocery store.

Or when I have to call and schedule and appointment for anything.


(You get the picture…)

There’s also this brilliance from Billy on the Street:


(I wrote this entry about kindness and compassion and it disappeared when I tried to preview it, so I felt this was an apt replacement. Hope you are having a good week.)

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I’m Chel (pronounced “shell”, short for “Michele”).

I’m a visual artist, writer, gardener, art historian, long-distance swimmer, crochet-er, movie watcher, animal lover, and avid reader.

I’m also a (newly) practicing Buddhist, studying online at Sravasti Abbey.

Random facts:
– I have an eleven year old daughter named Grace and a husband named Tom.
– I grew up on Long Island, NY, went to college/grad school in Atlanta (Emory University) in the 1990’s, and now I live in Southwest Florida.
– I’m incredibly shy but I adore my friends and family.
– I’ve been a vegetarian for almost 30 years and I love animals of all kinds- we have four rescue cats, three parrots, and an elderly gecko and we raise butterflies.
– I swim five miles every day- rain, shine, storm, or travel.
– I was born with Spina Bifida, and swimming keeps me healthy and sane.
– When I’m not in the pool, I’m in my art studio, with a hot cup of tea.
– I am REALLY BAD at answering email, and I hate the telephone, so I apologize in advance for being hard to reach. (Told you I was shy…)

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