CT Not For Me, Easter Bunnies, and Michael’s Spring Time in Paris Contest





funny-animals-318Decided not to go to my CT Scan on Monday morning to drink radioactive crap and get an additional 2 years worth of radiation in my body. The lady on the phone asked me why I was cancelling. I told her that I wasn’t mentally prepared for it. That my doctors have been wrong too many times and I’m still reeling from last weeks news that I was going to become a quadriplegic when in reality, I wasn’t. I was not prepared to do the scan on Monday because I didn’t want to hear any results. Period.  (Besides I have to go to church to sing that night and that stuff gives me diarrhea).

IMG_9998IMG_9996She told me I should really discuss canceling this scan with my doctor and that she would hold onto my appointment until I called him. I told her don’t bother because I wasn’t going to call him or change my mind. And even if I did the scan and they did found more cancer in me, I wouldn’t change my mind about what treatment plan I was doing anyway, so why bother? So too bad, I wasn’t coming in on Monday.  I don’t think very many people disregard scans and orders from their doctors, but honestly folks, I have had quite enough and could use a break from all this.  That gave her something to think about.  I wonder if she ratted me out and phoned my oncologist.








This week I was busy making bunny rabbits with one of our grade 2/3 classes as you can see.






I’ve also been coaching a grade 5 co-ed volleyball team. It consisted of four girls from my previous team and some new boys. I was a little worried that they wouldn’t perform very well because none of the boys (except Frack) ever played volleyball before and they didn’t know what they were doing. I went in there thinking we might get creamed, but instead we did the creaming! Played six games against three different schools and won them all.






We are currently in first place and play in another tournament in late April when hopefully we will bring home a pennant! The kids were so nervous and so happy that they won.  They are so eager to play and improve their skills that they happily come in to practice at 7:30 in the morning.  So cute.






IMG_0069Michaels Paris ContestToday we went to the St. Lawrence market to pick up some food. Bobo bought me a really cool umbrella to help me with my photo contest entry (Michaels Win A Trip to Paris).  This was my first photo for the contest ( left hand side).  I used the umbrella to get some more colour in my picture.  Better yet, the next time I need to teach a class about the colour wheel, out comes my beautiful umbrella!

Here is my final photo submission and essay.

I sent it in this afternoon and then later realized I made a mistake in it.

Can you find it?


Michaels Paris Contest Photo Entry

What could be more magical than a trip to Paris in the spring-time?

How wonderful it would be to have champagne at the top of the Eiffel Tower, discover gargoyles on the towers of Notre Dame Cathedral, and enjoy a dinner boat cruise on the Seine River after watching a cabaret at the Moulin Rouge? Il serait magnifique! Not to mention going on a VIP Tour of the Louvre to see some of the world’s most famous art masterpieces. Sketching lessons of Parisian monuments, creating beautiful floral arrangements and a participating in a French Cooking Class….that would be FABULOUS! What an extraordinary experience that would be which I would love to share with my daughter! It would be so much fun and an unbelievable trip of a life-time!

For me, another magnificent part about winning a trip to Paris in the spring would be to get the chance to paint in Monet’s garden when the tulips, iris’s, wisteria, and cherry blossoms will be in full bloom . . . a dream come true. Vive la France!


The contest closes on Tuesday.

I WonI’ll be posting this cat on my blog next week if I win (or you will soon be seeing a posting of me and Frick at the Eiffel Tower because I will be on the next flight outta here!)



7 thoughts on “CT Not For Me, Easter Bunnies, and Michael’s Spring Time in Paris Contest

  1. Hi Maria! Just stopping by because I also entered the contest and was looking for others who may have blogged about it. (I might be overexcited – just one more day until we know!) Your painting is beautiful and I wish you all the luck!

    • I went on their site yesterday, but they have taken away many of the contestants work which was disappointing. I wonder if the ones they have left on their are the finalists. Hope not…I submitted mine late in the contest. Good luck to you too. Let me know if it was you who won!

      • I just checked the site and it looks like all the entries are still there. (I did only check jewelry/paper, though, as that’s where mine is categorized.) I don’t think they could be the finalists, because at least one of them is the “oops, media not found!” message.

        Fingers crossed! 🙂

      • There used to be a lot more entries in the “art” category. They disappeared during the couple of days of the contest.
        Which jewelry one is yours? I want to go check it out!

  2. Mine is actually in the “paper” category (I don’t know why they grouped those two things together). It’s pretty far down, as I recall (I get tired of waiting for more pics to load, so I’ve only looked at it once). I’m going to post it on my blog in the next couple days, but if you want to look for it, I made a travel journal/sketchbook. The pic is pretty small in the grouping with the others because it’s a horizontal collage format.The book has a b&w vintage photo of a pretty lady on the cover along with some roses and then there are photos alongside showing two pop-ups inside the book; one is Eiffel Towers, the other is a carousel.

    • I can’t even find mine! I didn’t realize you had to wait half a century for the pics to download and there were a couple of thousand more to see! Good luck tomorrow. I wanna know if you win anything. I will be very happy for you.

  3. Thank you, Maria, I am rooting for you, too! Your entry is absolutely gorgeous. I am trying to decide between getting ready to be let down or putting more positive vibes into the universe. Silly, really, because of course they’ve already decided! LOL

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