Interview With Myself

Interview with Myself

by Lyn Foley on January 24, 2012

Q:Hi Lyn. I’m so glad to have this opportunity for an interview. We haven’t heard much from you lately. How have you been?

A: Thank you for asking. I’m fine, however the last two months have been challenging.  Our dear cat Chica hasn’t been well. And back in mid-December doctors discovered that Jim needed surgery, and for various reasons it couldn’t be scheduled until early January. We kept him at home and away from possible infection for what seemed like some very long weeks, and therefore  missed several fun holiday gatherings.

Q: Oh, my! I didn’t know. I hope he and Chica are both okay now.

A: He is steadily recovering from his surgery, although he still cannot drive nor lift anything over 20 pounds.  So I am doing all the driving (not my favorite job).  Chica is doing much better as well. You know she is 14 years old which is 73 in human years. It makes her aches and pains understandable.

Q: Have you done anything since December  other than deal with Jim’s surgery?

A: Well, yes I have. Along with Rick Higginbothams’ help I published Go Anyway as an e-book. It’s now listed on for sale and customers seem to be enjoying it.

Oh, speaking of e-books, here is something else I did in the last few weeks. I wrote a tutorial on how to make headpin leaf beads. The tutorial will be in  the March issue of  Soda Lime Times, a great e-zine for lampworkers. It is easy to read and use on your pc or tablet reader. I really enjoy my android or Kindle  and kept one with me during all the hours I spent with Jim at doctors appointments or in the hospital, or at the vet with Chica. I got a lot of reading done.

Q: Well, I am surprised to hear what you have been doing. You must be anxious to get back to making jewelry and beads though.

A:I am, and fortunately I have  torched some wonderful new beads in the last few days in spite of all the caretaking.  I also managed to make and send off six new necklaces to a professional photographer. I’ll show you those photos once I receive them. Having good photographs of my work is so important for entering juried shows. I’m lining up my schedule for 2012, and the new images should help me get accepted into new venues.

Q: Did you make any New Year’s Resolutions?

A: I resolved to take better care of myself, and with that in mind I have lost 13 pounds since November. I feel so much better. I think I mentioned the Game On Diet in my previous post. It is easy and fun. That’s about it for resolutions.

Q: Well, dear, I’m glad to hear you plan to take better care of yourself. It sounds like you need to, so I encourage you as well. A visit to a spa would be a lovely idea. If you decide to go, do let me know. Until then, ta ta. I’ll catch you later. Oh, I almost forgot. Isn’t your 67th birthday day after tomorrow? Never mind – I know it is. Do have an especially happy day.

A: Thank you – I will.

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Lori January 30, 2012 at 8:43 am

I’m glad everyone is healing!  And that’s AWESOME about your book — will Facebook about that!

Jeanawells February 2, 2012 at 9:59 am

Hi.  I am so glad that you haven’t lost your sense of humor through all that.  I spend most of my life feeling like I am talking to yourself. 

Take care.

skylar February 13, 2012 at 11:45 am

Love the idea of a personal interview!  You did a delightful job on it  :)

Sandy Olsen ("Jubilacion") May 3, 2014 at 9:57 pm

Just found your blog. I’ve been trying to get in touch with you, but we left your business card at home when we left for the boat in Seattle. We’re still cruising the Inside Passage every summer, and think of you and Jim often. Please email me. Hope you two are on the mend. I just bought 2 of your books on Amazon, one for a friend of my sister-in-law, who was recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s. Would really like to talk to you. We’ll be in Seattle until May 18. Look forward to hearing from you.

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