Sunday, February 26, 2017

A New Week- A New Hunter's Cap


Indy was still sick this morning but by lunch time he had eaten a wee bit of chicken and kept it down. Then Crystal and one of our beautiful young friends popped in and Torie did some good loving on Indy and made him feel even better.

You know, Love and Kindness really are the magic keys . Sweet Indy was soaking it all up.


After they left I headed to the Sewing room and pulled off another hunter's cap for Christmas. My pain level was eased a little bit today so I was almost finished by the time I wanted to cry. When you are out of pain it makes things so much more enjoyable..

Indy was feeling well enough to come ask for a treat.



Cocoa was peeking out from under the sewing desk.



And Daisy came to get a treat too. I am so relieved . I wish I knew what made Indy sick??? I don't have the slightest clue???? I do know that after I took them both for the evening walk that both of them came back frantically itching! I looked them head to toe for a flea, but could not find anything at all. We tried to go to bed, but it got worse so I finally got up and gave them both a bath and then we were able to go to sleep. Sweet Sleep!

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Mom & Daughter Caps



I spent another couple hours cleaning another column of shelves in the cabinet in the kitchen again today???

It rained this morning but cleared off by noon.  I had made some  tea last night and then cheerfully went to check out my new glass container -turned the knob and "NOTHING"???? WHAT??????

I tried it a couple of times and then carefully pulled it out of the fridge and took the lid off and scooped me out a glass full. WHEWWWWWWWWWWWWW - I had misgauged the sweetener for that container .  I had not taken off for the frozen concentrate I had added to it and it was so SWEET it almost took my head off.

I munched on my eggs and tators and Crystal popped in and I told her about the tea container and she reached over and turned the knob and it poured right out???? She went to take her shower so I poured half of the tea out in another container and poured water in the first one to dilute it. I placed it back in the fridge and tried it and NOTHING???? FINALLY I figured it out - when you place the lid on it - it airlocks it so you have to leave the lid LOOSE.  Whew!!!! Glad that mystery if taken care of???

 The pups and I went for our daily walk and almost got blowed off the hill when the wind got up.


Then Indy found something in the grass to play with.


He would jump as high as his little legs would propel him and then Pounce on it.


He made it look like so much fun that soon he enticed Daisy to come  check it out? She eventually did not find it so amusing and moved on to other adventures.

Now here it is bedtime and he has thrown up his supper-in three doses and is drinking water?? I am trying to get him to only sip a little water at a time??? I sure am hoping it is nothing serious - just some kind of fluke????You worry about them like you did your kids when they were little. That would be awful to have him get sick after only being here for 4 days???? Gosh -only four days ? He has turned into such a part of my fur-family it does not seem like he was ever not here?

Friday, February 24, 2017

Hunter's Cap


This is my second day on my new meds for the pain of the fibro and I am still struggling . Pure misery! And to make matters even worse it is probably the most beautiful day so far. I mean Drop Dead beautiful and I am Fighting with this pain- GRRRR!

I have some fellows on my Christmas list and so I thought I would try a hunters cap??? It is soooo nice and soft and sooo warm I am hoping it will be a winner???? Hope, hope, hope. I just have a hard time with guy gifts-trying to come up with something they can get use out of ???

The pain of sewing almost has me in tears- I HATE pain!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



The pups are surely enjoying this perfect weather- every time I run out the door they come too. Indy is settling in and turning into a happy puppy. Right now he is enjoying the beautiful sunshine , but he is also learning how to play.



My precious Cocoa came out to see what the clan was up too as I hung out a load of laundry???


Daisy was enjoying a stick to chew on while I was cleaning out the fridge. I kept peeking out the door to make sure she was in eyesight. Then I moved on to cleaning another column of cabinets in the kitchen. It truly is amazing how much our cabinets hold , when it comes to handling every piece that is in them????

I am very tired as I could not sleep again last night. The pain was just too overwhelming to overcome .

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Yep, It HAS to be Spring Fever


Because I am back at it AGAIN.


How totally filthy everything up high is. I know part of it is from that fire but most of it is just I am so scared to climb and put it off . lol But then when you clean there are "Those" memories??? This swan bowl was a piece of blown glass that my DH and I got when were were first married and took one of those beautiful weekend drives as newly weds to a place called Mountain Lake. You might have heard of it as it is the place where Dirty Dancing was filmed and it is on top of a mountain.


As  young mother I always wanted a cookie jar, but never had the spare money to get one. Then my sister-in-law gave me one for Christmas in 2004.  A little late for the kids, but very sweet . Love that , "Tweety-Bird" - I tink I saw a Puddy Tat!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I did , I did see a Puddy Tat! lol

I have called my doctor's office and left word about this stupid fibromyalgia pain to see what she can offer. I HATE this stuff.

Hum- maybe I can tackle another cabinet now that the top is clean for another year????~smile~ (Boy, did I have the Stink Bugs (deceased) up there !)

Working With Pain


I went with my neighbor first thing in the morning to help her take her two dogs to the groomer. They both like to sit in her lap and she was afraid to try to drive like that so I kept one precious furbaby company and tried to keep her mind busy because they were known to get car sick. Both of them are so precious .They both are Pomeranians and they are beautiful. One is red and one is solid black. The black one is a toy named Coda and he is the one that she rescued from a back yard that  a German Shepherd was using for a squeaky toy. The regular size one is named Lego and they are both so sweet and she loves them like crazy. 


We visited a brand new store in town while we waited for the pups to get clipped and bathed. It is called Rural King and it is a really nice store that our area needs. It is like a Tractor Suppy , only better. It is loaded with everything you need for outdoors or for your animals of any kind. Then things for the kitchen -of course I saw something I desperately want. I have been reading about plastic leaching out dangerous chemicals in our foods and drinks and have wanted to switch back to glass but glass is hard to find now -unless it costs an arm and a leg. So there was this perfectly beautiful 5 liter glass drink dispenser-not PLASTIC -but GLASS with a metal spigot! And the price was under 7.00!

Patty bought me a nice container of Pink Salt . I have wanted that for years and was tickled to death. When we went to check out there was a display of breads and it turned out they are all HOMEMADE and we got to meet the baker and she and her hubby were Wonderful people and they live just down the road. Can you believe buys something so local and fresh???? Patty bought me a loaf of her cinnamon bread and if you like cinnamon bread it is the best I have ever eaten.


For some reason this fibromyalgia is really giving me a fit. Even trying to stay busy it hurts so darn much -the pain just tries to consume me. But I got wild hair and started cleaning one corner of my kitchen. I guess Spring Cleaning is hitting me a wee bit early and it pays to since I worked for HOURs on just this corner. Getting older it takes me longer to climb up and down the step ladder and carry everything down and clean it and then carry it all back up ????? I went through all of the grains and beans and rice and herbs and found some items that were very old that had got pushed aside and I put them in a container and put them in the rice cooker to cook for the chickens-along with the few Bugs that I saw that had got in them. The chickens will be thanking me for the extra protein so nothing goes to waste.

I am such a combination of silly and weird ?? I have been looking for a piece of cut up quilt for my doggies crate since I have to take Daisy to be neutered Tues. and where that piece was  hiding was beyond me ?????? STUPID! When I worked on that fence around the garden I found it????? I had had it in the garden last Fall for some dumb reason and forgot and left it laying there so now it was a MeSS!!!! Well, for some dumb reason this piece of quilt really calls to me (right now calling me STUPID) It was the one that I had found in a dumpster - already Rotten -but I loved it. So, I had cut it up for the dogs and resewed as much of the rotten as I could to make it usable. Now this -laying out in the weather had not helped it one bit-more rotten fabric???? So I carried it to the house and drug out some bits and pieces of fabric scraps and set about to making this "scrappy" quilt even more "scrappy" by fitting pieces over the rotten parts and sewing them over????? Poor little quilt??? But the idea looks like it is working -so into the washer it goes ????? It still has some decent batting in it and that makes it soft and I did love the colors -but now with all this MIX of stuff added I can see its life struggles - maybe it reminds me of me?????

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Poured it on all day long


I went out and did my chores and tried to figure out how my little banty hen placed her egg in the feed container???
I also cleaned out 4 of my runs and took the litter to the garden. That was when I remembered Crystal had said the deer had been in the garden so I took time to look and sure enough it was a mess and they had eaten all of my winter kale except a tiny 4 foot section that I had laid a glass over. They got in my raised beds and ate all the beets. GRRR. They inhaled the left over cabbages - didn't they think me and the chickens wanted those things?????


I am baby sitting 4 bunnies for a friend and one of them needed her bum cleaned off today so I did that and then placed her outside in a wire run for her to get some sunshine as it was such a beautiful day.


Of course all of the pups had to come check her out.  After I got all of the runs clean I hung out two loads of laundry and then moved on to fixing the gutter at the front door. At least I am HOPING it is fixed as it has been Pouring the water right down on the little front porch and making such a mess. I kept praying as I climbed the ladder that I would not break my neck. I cleaned out all the leaves and tree limbs and took a rag and cleaned it the best I could . Then I sprayed it good with some of that black stuff they swear will stop a leak???? Then I went and got the drill and a screw and drilled through the top of the gutter where the support was broken and drilled into the other part of it bringing it more upright. Then I sprayed that black stuff all inside and outside again -getting that stuff all over me - so I guess I will have to live with that till it wears off??? Uck!




Next I moved on to the truck load of wood that Crystal had brought in yesterday that a friend had sent . It was a mess as it was covered in little limbs all over the place so I cut them all off and then cut them into sizes I can use. I have another pile that needs to be busted , but I was running out of time so I left them and moved down to the garden where I cut down a nuisance bush and then set another post and put up a new section of bird-netting where the deer has been jumping in?? This is a heavier gauge than I had the first time so we will see how that works???? I need more to add at other places.



I carried all of my tools back up to the building and started gathering my laundry off the line when I got this bright idea to start two little piles of tree branches and debris and burn them. Then I went back to the laundry and separated mine from Crystal's and carried hers up to her Tiny House and took the pups for their evening stroll up the hill and back. I gathered all the eggs and carried them and the laundry down to the house and then packed 3 bags of trash into the car and took then down to the road.

Now it is dark and I got to see Crystal come in and say Hi for a few seconds and then jump in the shower and feed the pups and BOY AM I BUSHED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is calling for rain tomorrow so I will get to find out if my gutter job did any good??? Keeping fingers crossed!!!!!!!!!!!


Indy is so smart -he learned how to use his treat ball right off the bat and he got all the treats. lol

Monday, February 20, 2017

Life is Good


When you have something this beautiful blooming in the Winter time you know you are blessed. That is one reason I picked this family of flowers because they are known to bloom in the winter (Sounded like a miracle to me??) and because they live in the shade?


Crystal and I both had things to do today so we got together this morning and unloaded the new lawn mower she had bought and then we unloaded the transmission we got stuck with. We put it on the back of another truck just in case we would have to ever load it back to sell it???? I wish a miracle would happen and we could sell it. I laughed at Two Women unloading a transmission??????


Then we split up and did our own running for the day. I had a counselor's appointment and then grabbed some groceries on the way home.



This is Daisy trying to find a play to hide her bone I got her in town?? I followed her all over the yard trying to get a picture ?? She was slick. She eventually took it back in the house and hide it in the bathroom. lol



When I got home and was taking the groceries in Crystal pulled in and she had a load of wood on her truck. I told her to drop it there in the yard and I will work on it this week. Gosh , I am in so much pain, I wish this fibromyalgia would go away!!!!!!!!! Just when I think I have it under control it let's me know who really is in control - and I HATE it..


It was another miraculously Beautiful day again today , so we cheated Old Man Winter out of another day! Yipeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! I am so grateful! lol