Saturday, July 24, 2010


It's been a while since I've been able to post.  And just so you know, the pictures you are looking at now have nothing to do with anything.  Basically, it's just more of my playing in Photoshop and not wanting another picture-less post.
The above picture is the original.  I set these vintage bottles out on the table in the backyard because I needed the tupperware container they were in.

This is the photo inverted.  I really like the way this looks.

Another angle, with the blue bottle back in the group.
Same picture with color added.
Doesn't it look cool inverted?

Okay, now for the update on my back and what else is going on in my life.  First,   it was a very frustrating and painful week.  It took much longer than I had anticipated and longer than it took last time I did this.  The good news is, my back is better.  I have still not been able to work yet, but I am hopeful in the next couple of days, I'll get back to it.  I have to share with you the amazing, and dare I say miraculous, process I came across for helping in that healing.  I saw a blurb about it in the Oprah magazine and promptly googled it.  It is called The Alexander Technique.  Luckily, there are a couple of people who teach it in the San Diego area.  I ended up going to Eileen Troberman and after only one session, I had significant relief.  She made me a believer.  I have since gone an additional time and will go 3 more times and then re-evaluate my situation.  All I can say is she changed my life.  I wish I had known about this years ago.  Go check out the web site and learn about it.  It is so hard to explain what she actually does, but whatever it is, it works.  

Secondly, and not good at all, my mother had a stroke the same day my back went out.  She is in the hospital and they are giving her physical rehabilitation.  At this point, it is a day-by-day thing.  Her mental capabilities are fine and that is proving to be part of the problem.  She's a doctor and she's in the hospital and not happy about it.  Please say an extra prayer for her.  Because of this, I am going to be taking a break from blogging.  My mind is all over the place and I need to concentrate on my mother and getting my back 100% healed.  I will do my best to visit your blogs during this time.  Thank you for your understanding and I'll be back soon.


NicNacManiac said...

Oh Tamerie,
I am so sorry to hear about your Mother, it must be extremely frustrating to be a Doctor and have to give up your power to others to heal you. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this no doubt stressful time!
I hope you back gets better really soon and you are able to get around! We all need a break every so often and what better time than will all that is going on!
Take care of yourself and I will have you in my thoughts sending good vibes your way so that everything looks brighter!
Big gentle hugs xOxO Nerina

Melinda Cornish said...

I am praying for you girl....and your mom...Life can be so hard sometimes! darn it.

Valerie said...

Oh Tamerie, when it rains, it pours. I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. With both happening on the same day, well, it's pretty wild. I will keep you both in my prayers, and hope for a speedy recovery for you both.

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Hi Tamerie,

I am so sorry to hear about your Mom...many extra prayers going up for her quick and full recovery. Big {{{{hugs}}}}!!!!

I have to check out the link, how wonderful it would be if I could get some releif and I am so happy that you are feeling better. Thank you for sharing this information. I know the agony you are going through. Please take care of yourself and if you need anything...anything at all, please let me know.

Love and big hugs Sweet Friend.

The Vintage Rabbit said...

Sending prayers for your mom!! Glad to hear your back is doing better Tammerie!!


animal print gal said...

My prayerful thoughts are with you...
I love your bottles pictures!

Maija said...

Oh my darling gilie! I am so sorry that your mom had a stroke!!! I'm wishing both of you a speedy recovery. I know how awful back pain can be....
Your bottle photos look way cool.
I miss you darling friend!!!

TUTU Monkey said...

So sorry to hear about you Mom......sending you lots of prayers and love.....

Hope you back is better soon . ((Hugs))