Monthly Archives: January 2017


Now this might not look like a prosthesis but it’s mine and it brings me a lot of joy. 

Why you are wondering do I need this?

My whole life I’ve been frustrated by puny hands but my little finger has caused me the most problems. 

Not sure if it comes across in these pictures but it is very short, making the playing of many musical instruments particularly difficult for me. 

Then breaking the very end and a botched relocating job after I dislocated it roping a bull made it slightly crooked and even shorter. 

But this little contraption I made out of a paper clip along with that funny little ring has been just what I needed to play this simple little penny whistle. 

This is how it works. 

It totally makes the four point hold required to play the tin whistle possible for me. It’s been working brilliantly. 

Just thought I’d share my little paper clip joy. 

A New Year

Well, I’m sorry to see 2016 go. It’s been good to me. 

Got to do so many cool things. I’ve had experiences I could hardly have imagined. One old cowgirl wandering the streets of Riga Latvia, marveling at old buildings in England, meeting my wonderful family in Wales, lost without my phone under the Hollywood sign in Los Angeles, California.

I’m closer to my family and my Lord than I think I’ve ever been before. 

I’ve learned more about eating right and staying healthy than I thought was possible. 

I’m content, grateful for my trials, happy. 

Thank you 2016,old year now gone to your rest. Welcome 2017, new infant year.