Tuesday, April 6, 2010


Hello everyone out there in blog land. I'm sorry I haven't blogged recently, and let me tell you why. I fell and sprained my knee - very big ouch. Emergency room, wheelchair, brace, orthopedist, and two weeks later I am walking again, gingerly. And oh yes. they tell me I have arthritis in my right knee. I was warned about growing old. I believe Bette Davis said "growing old ain't for the faint hearted" or something like that. Ah well...life goes on, and I FINALLY feel sharing again.

I've been pretty well cooped up in my apartment for the last two weeks. I can see the building's little garden from my window, but I am mainly experiencing spring right now in my own space, and the lovely thing is my amarylis is in bloom!

I bought the bulb years ago from a very good nursery here in Freeport NY, and it stilll blooms at least once a year. Isn't she pretty?

My sister took me grocery shopping after the orthopedist, and I bought these anemones:

On that table is a picture of me my father took in an old apartment in Detroit, when I was in college, and tall and beautiful and skinny:

OK, OK, I was never TALL tall, although in grade school I was the tallest until 6th grade. Everyone caught up to me in 7th grade, and after that I was among the shortest, and still am. God never let me be 5' tall, just 4'11 3/4". At least I haven't shrunk in my old age.

And years ago my Aunt Sally - remember my Aunt Sally? I did a Christmas show there, invited everyone on the east coast to come, and my blog "Gorgeous Georgina" was taken there. That's Sally's house in the blog. Oh, I did a Thanksgiving blog therre, too, you can read all about it in my older posts, if you're interested. Anyway, years ago my Aunt Sally made a clay piece of Punkin, whom I had to put down a few weeks ago. I have it sitting in the window, in memorial, so I don't miss her so much:

I haven't made anything new in WEEKS, but to help pay all my doctor bills, I am having a 10% off sale on most of my pieces. Please feel free to browse to your heart's content, and I hope you find something you like at http://customdesigns4ubynan.etsy.com. Thank you for reading, looking, and for your purchase!


  1. Lol... I am only 5'2" also, and hope not to shrink. I hope your recovery is going well, beautiful flowers!

  2. Sorry to hear about your problems...arthritis isn't for the faint-hearted, as I also know too well...
    And as for being short, the family joke was that I thought I was short until I left home (I'm 5'10". the shortest in my family!)
    It's all 'relative', nor am I svelte..just as rough being tall and plus-sized, believe it, and get better soon!♥

  3. It's great to have you back. Heal well!!

  4. Get well and strong again soon. Love the flowers and the Kitty, cute, :) T.

  5. My goodness - glad to hear you're feeling better and are back in the swing.

  6. Sorry to hear about your knee.

    And, I'm only 4'10 1/2" tall.

  7. ah ha! There should be an organization for people under 5', especially for ballroom dancers. A dream of mine was to win a ballroom championship, but I never felt I could compete against those LLOOOONNGGG legs.

  8. Ugh!! Sprained knee sounds so painful. Lovely flowers, though, they'll sure brighten up your day. I can't wait until we have some more flowers blooming here. Just saw the first daffodils this week. :)

  9. Sorry about your knee, I hope it heals up soon, but isn't it awesome... the flowers are back! Yours are beautiful!

    I spent the day yesterday cleaning up all my plants and putting them outside. I have sooo much more room in my livingroom now. :)

    @mizdarling, I'm 5'9" (used to be 5'10") the oldest of 5, and the shortest also. I feel tall, 'til I'm around all my siblings. ;)