I Hope…

10 31 2020, 4 x 6 watercolor on paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
10 31 2020, 4 x 6 watercolor on paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.

… You never get tired of my yellow flowers.

I goofed. I painted a clear vase filled with water, stems showing. But I took the “water” all the way to the top of the vase. DUH. Haha. Easy fix. Yet another deep blue vase. My favorite choice I know.

This quick little bouquet was a late night session. Ahhh. Relax.

The cold has found us. Brrrr. Forecast says mid 70’s all week, but the nights are mid forties. We have a small chance of rain later this week. Wouldn’t that be grand!

I’m always saying there is so much I want to learn. So much to learn. Always. Well, I learned I’m allergic to amoxicillin. FUN! Not quite.

I have a Plantar’s wart that I have been treating for almost 3 months. The doctor says it is a slow process, but the least painful. Haha. All was well, until a couple of weeks ago. I developed an infection. There was swelling, which equals pain. It was two days before my scheduled appointment, so I just stayed off it best I could. Every now and then there was shooting nerve pain, just to keep me on my toes. Haha.

She numbed my foot, and started to scrape, and open up the “cyst”, and let me tell you THAT was really fun! The numbing was not working, and she had to do what she had to do. I had to sit there and try not to jump out of the seat.

She told me she had never seen this happen before, and I mentioned that it was likely another Lupus anomaly. She agreed.

So I was left with an open wound. Small, but open. I had to change the wrap each day. And take an antibiotic. Ok, done deal.

Ha-Haa! The wound heals fast, no more pain. Last day of the antibiotic and I start itching. The 25th, (brother’s birthday), I just thought it is my clothes scratching. The next day I wake up, red and bumpy, and ITCHY. Chest, neck, cheeks, ears, a 1 by 2-inch patch on one wrist. Took me another day to figure out why. We thought maybe it was the seafood, but that has never happened before. Still, the Lupus factor.

The itch traveled to my back, and my scalp. I could see red patches on my fingers and hands, but they did not itch as much. Eight days later, most of the itching is gone. Thank goodness for Cortisone 10 and a cold compress!

Happiness is having a scratch for every itch.
Ogden Nash

16 thoughts on “I Hope…

  1. Chandra Lynn

    Yes, we love your yellow flowers and your blue vases! As for the itch…ugh! Would you believe I dealt with hives every day for about 5 or 6 months. I had no idea why. I finally went to see an allergist. She couldn’t figure out the reason either, but prescribed medicine. I truly believe it was a physical manifestation of grief after my sister Karlette passed away. My son was so young then and I was suppressing so much. I wonder if grief is also at the root of your [odd?] ailments.

    1. Sheila Post author

      Haha, thanks Chandra. 6 months??? Oh my!! How awful that must have been for you!
      I wouldn’t doubt, that it could be attributed to grief. It is a powerful, complex emotion.

  2. Teresa

    I am not sorry for your loss of that wretched wart, but hallelujah for the loss of that itchy rash! Kudos for painting such a cherry watercolor, especially experiencing those woes. I always enjoy seeing your artwork and reading your blog.

    1. Sheila Post author

      Haha, thank you, Teresa! 🙂 Thank you for following the blog, that is so cool 🙂 Haha! And thank you for being my word nemesis! You keep me on my toes!

    1. Sheila Post author

      Hahaha! Right Dave!? That’s gonna be a tagline from now on. Haha. :
      Thanks, Dave, and thanks for the super colorful postcard!!
      Made my day ;o)

  3. Val van der Poel

    Wow – you have not been having fun but it sounds like things are fixed now. As for your yellow flowers – who can get tired of bright and cheerful paintings?

    1. Sheila Post author

      Haha, fingers crossed Val! Haha 🙂
      So nice to hear. They do me good, I guess that is why I paint them so often.
      So glad to know they cheer you as well 🙂
      Stay warm and WELL!

  4. cindys.world

    I love the vase haha 😃

    Yep I always love your new paintings. This is the reason why I haven’t seen you because you have been ill.

    I’m so very sorry Sheila it has not been a good year for you 😕😞❤️❤️

    I am keeping you at top of my prayers list ❤️❤️

    1. Sheila Post author

      Glad you like them, Cindy 🙂
      Yup, this year has been a doozie! For all of us.
      Thank you for your prayers, Cindy, I’m grateful! 🙂

  5. laurelle cidoncha

    You are the personification of the eternal optimist. It does not matter what life throws your way you face it head on and somehow manage to give hope to the rest of us that we will do the same. I am sorry you went through all of it and am very glad it is over. We do love your cheery flowers and their blue vases with water or without. Stay warm and stay well. Big hug!

    1. Sheila Post author

      Aww, Thank you Laurelle. 🙂 Hugs my friend! I hope you are keeping well and safe.
      With water or without, love that, haha 🙂
      Happy creating dear friend 🙂


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