Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Fasting isn't for me

I had to go for blood work yesterday morning and was told I had to fast for 12 hours. My appointment was for 9:00 am so not so bad right? Not eating wasn't too bad although there were several times I was thinking about heading for the kitchen and grabbing a bite. The worst was not having coffee. They said I could have water and a half a cup of black coffee. I don't drink black coffee. I need to add sweetener and creamer. So I wouldn't forget I hung this on the front of my coffee maker

Can you guess what the first thing was that I did as soon as I got home? Yep, had a cup of coffee.

While I was there I asked about my xrays to see if they had any news for me on those. According to them I have slight osteoarthritis in my hand and back. They're sending me to physical therapy and my first day of that is tomorrow. If you don't hear from me it's because I just didn't have the time.

After I had my coffee I did some playing in the craft room and on the computer. I posted that picture of my tree with the knot that looked like and eye and Sandra a.k.a. Mad Snapper said it might require some editing play time. So that is what I did

I won't show the original picture but if you want to see what it was you can go HERE

Now the tree has eyes and when I duplicated and flipped the picture it also gave it a beak.


It's a wise old tree and it sees everything



16 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

Oh my gosh, this is amazing! I love love love it! How did you ever think of making it into an owl?? I hope your P.T. goes very well!! How long will you have to go?

Im Downtown said...

I can empathize on the coffee - like you, I have to have mine with creamer and sweetener! I have tried and tried to learn to love black coffee, but it just ain't happening! Good luck with PT today!

Marg said...

It is no fun fasting. I have to do it twice a year. Glad you got that coffee. Hope the Physical Therapy goes well.

Duni said...

Oh an owl tree :)
I feel quite faint if I don't eat in the morning!

Out on the prairie said...

Give you a cup of Joe and look what happens , lovely image Ann

Sandra said...

I love it I love it I love it.. the tree not your arthritis.. LOL... when i have to fast, i go at 7 because we get up so early. i take a travel up with 2 cups with cream/sweetner and get in the car and guzzle while i drive...

Jeanette said...

I go every 6 months for blood work and I always have a thermos of coffee in the car waiting for me when I get back!

Grace said...

I've got a doctors appointment on Wednesday for 11:15, after I made the appointment they told me no food after midnight, only plain tea or black coffee or water! Yikes. If I had known that I would have made the appointment for earlier. I'm going to sleep as late as possible.

The tree photo is interesting but when I saw the first photo of the 'eye' I had an instant recognition that I now cannot erase from my mind...I won't say what the original eye reminded me of.

Sandee said...

I do blood work every six months and the coffee is the hardest thing for me to give up. I hate it. The first thing I do is have coffee too.

Love the tree. That's very well done.

Have a fabulous day Ann. Big hug to you and tons of scritches to Gibbs. ♥♥♥

Christine said...

I need my cup of tea first thing! Hope the physical therapy helps.
The owl in the tree is brilliant!

Lin said...

Hey! That's really good! The editing, I mean.

I try not to think about it...and schedule as early as possible. Then, you just gotta keep busy and plan for a breakfast stop on the way home.

Ratty said...

Now your tree looks like an owl. But if you look even closer you can see many faces in it.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Of course, naturally, I'd LOVE the owl creation Ann.
As for fasting and blood work...I'd much rather FAST than have needle punctures and blood drained. I'm a wuss.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

I have strong doubts concerning the added value to fasting bloodwork. Nethinks it is totally unnecessary much of the time.

Ida said...

Fasting is a bummer but atleast you had a fairly early appointment. Hope the PT goes well.
What a fun edit. I like it a lot.

Reeni Pisano said...

Cool - it kind of looks like an owl too! My Dad does the same thing - puts a sign on the coffee maker. Hope everything turns out OK!!

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