ZooOT #2: Activities of Daily Living

Occupational therapists help people with all sorts of regular day-to-day activities (occupations).


ZooOT #1: Being Client-Centered

The first of many posts to promote Occupational Therapy this month! Spread the word!


Art by Julia, age 2-6

"Two Suns, Three Birds, Nest, and Igloo"
Crayon. 1988.
"Perfect Happy Family of 3
in Window and Younger Brother"
Permanent Marker. 1990.

"Separation of Earth and Sky and
Two Large Deciduous Trees"
Oil Pastel. 1991.
"Inverted Sunflowers"
Mixed media. 1991.

"Hen with Sun on Head"
Mixed media. 1991.

"3 Swans with Severed Swan Head"
Alternate title: "Reflection"
Crayon. 1992.

Washable marker. 1992.


From the Sketchbook...


"Storm Clouds"

"Rain, Rain, Go Away"


"Yellow Umbrella"

"Rain on Fields"

"Love by a String"





Dr. B's Festivals

My anatomy and physiology class ended today, so now I don't really know what to do with all of my free time! I spent so many hours this semester studying in the lab...

Explanation for the design: in order to relieve some test anxiety, Dr. B calls all his exams 'festivals.' For our 'final festival,' I made these souvenir buttons and stickers for the class, which we all wore today.


Waiting for Rain

Just because you live in the Midwest doesn't mean you can't be a world-class oceanographer / adventurer at the same time. The weather here is pretty hard to predict, so it is best just to sit patiently and wait for enough rain to float your boat.


Hooray Marta!

As of this afternoon, Marta is now a licensed therapy dog! She even gets a special tag that proves to everyone she's special. I'm so proud of my puppy!



I live in land-locked Kansas, which means I don't usually see Hawaii license plates on my way to work. But today I did, and my first thought was of how a Hawaiian car got to 75th and Troost. My second thought was that Nissan had finally invented a flying car. Needless to say, I was pretty excited for a few minutes.



"When he came near the place where the road goes down the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of disciples began joyfully to praise God in loud voices for all the miracles they had seen: "Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!" Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Jesus, "Teacher, rebuke your disciples!" "I tell you," he replied, "if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out." (NIV Luke 19:37-40)



Bundt cakes don't always come out of the pan like they're supposed to. For some reason, this time the cake stuck to the pan like crazy! I thought about throwing the whole thing out and starting over, but as I live by the Golden Rule: Never Waste Chocolate, I turned it into a yeti snow cave instead.