Friday, December 12, 2008
So, I have been taking food to the Ferrel cats down the alley. It is one alley away down from mine. There seems to be a big cat colony there. At one spot were I leave the kitten food, it seems someone is taking it. May be the people that live in one of the homes, that the cats are hiding out in. Their back yard looks like "Sanford & Son" (if you get what I mean)..Anyway, I am really annoyed. I get that they are poor and probably cannot do anything about the cat issue, but to take my food away...it urks me! So, because of this I think I am gonna start a non-profit cat rescue. We do not have a ASPCA here in Denver. If I own a cat rescue organization, maybe people will take me more seriously and leave my stuff alone! lol
Anyway, It costs $50 to purchase a trap. I only have one. I cannot just trap one cat, because it is likely it will be a mom of one of the many kittens that are running around. So, I have to do something. If these kittens are not captured, they surely WILL die. I know, I have seen all three of Shadows siblings (which were alley cats) die before they hit 4 months old. These are not quick deaths either. They get terribly injured by another stray animal and go crawl behind something to die...which takes days, because they end up getting eaten alive by maggots. YES THIS IS REALITY!
So, I have decided to start a blog for the non-profit and try to raise money for cages, food, vet bills and such to help with this problem. It is all I can think of, to save these little poopers!~
I will be offering special felted dolls and other kitty items and some of Joan's paintings, in order to help raise money. If you want to donate, please email me and I will keep you informed when I get this whole non-profit started. I have never done one, so I will be asking one of my girlfriends for help, who has.
I have been praying on this for a long-time. I worry a lot about the poor things and it can be very difficult for me emotionally and financially. This idea about a non-profit comes from the holy spirit, I know. So, pray for me, but especially pray for the well being of all the little kittens!
PS~ I need help with a name for my non-profit...any suggestions?
Friday, December 5, 2008
Now, I have a camera on my phone...so maybe I can get some pictures. My other camera is way to big to lug on the ski slopes!
Friday, November 28, 2008
I am not venturing out to shop. I do A LOT online. I valet park when I go to the mall by myself! Yep. I do not like the mall. I only go for two boutiques or a Nieman Marcus or Saks. Yes, I am a clothes snob. OH well! Nieman is my favorite because they will validate my valet parking
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Altered Books Workshop (18 creative techniques for self-expression) by Bev Brazelton.
Making Memories Tool Kit. Including:Case, hammer, eyelet setter, 3 size anywhere hole punch, round ended pliers, tweezers, paper piercer, and needles.
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Saturday, November 15, 2008
Okay, maybe I am crazy...My goal is to finish these three items by Christmas....do you think it is possible? Not to mention I am going to attempt to make at least one doll a week. HMMMM maybe I am just crazy and have a real lack of the sense of time.
Wish me luck!!
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
I do need to take an hour or two and head down to the botanic gardens before our first snow! I have not been in 2 months and I am all out of pictures to share.
It was a perfect day out, today. I enjoyed it for the amount of time it took me to walk 20 steps back and forth from my neighbors house...lol I did however go tanning last week and on monday. Yes, fake bake. . SO, now I have a nice tan to replace those white legs...ahhh. I tell ya, I look great. It is funny how a little tan can make you look more defined. I like it. I am sure if I go to my plastic surgeon (oh yes, I have one..don't we all..) Lol, he fixed my deviated septum, but when I was there he did a couple laser treatments! They take all those sun damaged cells off your face...well, anyway, I am sure he will just love that I am back getting my face tanned! Oh well.
Just a note: if you order any shoes thru zazzle they run a 1/2 size too big..unless my feet are shrinking with age...LMAO.
~Again , Thanks...whoever you are~
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
I saw the cutest kitty at PetsMart yesterday. I wanted to take him home. He was albino..all white with pink nose, ears and paws..with one blue eye and one hazel! Darling~! I played with him thru the glass for a long time, but had to go.
Friday, September 19, 2008
It is gorgeous outside. I have not been out side, except to go next door to let Baron out. The little kitties that I was gonna trap is coming everymorning at 730 am, then around 1pm and then again in the evening to eat. I am trying to tame him a bit. He sits by the door, cries when he sees me cuz he know I have the food. He is so tiny. There are two huge male black cats that come at night, so I suppose he is trying to stay clear of them. One may be his father, but I know those tom cats are fighters...they will kill this little kitty, I am sure.
So, I have to trap both those big cat's soon. It is much harder to get them fixed now..got to schedule and such. And now I am finding more kitties showing up, now that word is out that there is food here. GREAT!~ Just what I want more cats to take care of. Heck, I do not even know if any of them belong to someone in the fricken hood!~
I think if I had to do things over I just might work for the ASPCA!~ Might as well get paid for doing something I already do, right? lol Plus, I would get great pleasure in helping convict people for animal cruelty! But, I am sure that would test my ability to love my neighbor, so I suppose God is having mercy on me.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
I received my new heart monitor today. So, I actually got on the stair climber! Yes! I burned 250 calories. Awesome. It actually felt really good. I feel that I may have missed it. So, hopefully I will get on it tomorrow as well.
Friday, September 5, 2008
It has been chilly out for the past few days. Actually quite chilly today. I turned my heat on. I bet the leaves are already changing in the mountains. Yes, it looks like these pictures.
I really would love to go up there.
Sometimes, we will get a big snow storm in September and it will totally mess up our fall. It takes out trees because the heavy snow is too much for a tree that has not lost its leaves yet. That is Colorado for ya.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
My office is in that front room, upstairs. Too bad that is not a real balcony. I only put a window in. I did not want my kitty going out there. Plus, I have no reason to hang on that balcony either.
Our home dominates the block! People often ask if we renovated it. Does it look old to you? LOL I love the patina on the downspout! Well, I just thought I would share my home.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Friday, July 4, 2008
I was not happy to have been woken up at 1:30 to fireworks. I was in a nice deep sleep too! Then I could have swore I hear faint sirens in the background...but they never came, so I guess my hearing may be going...lol
I am sure this kind of stuff will be going on all weekend, around here. Fireworks are illegal in Denver. It is just too darn hot and dry.
I am going go to the Art festival this morning, for a couple of hours. It is gonna be too hot to be out all day, so I will be back home this afternoon, working on a couple of shakers I had started a yesterday.
Some say I have been bitten by the doll making bug...well, more like I contracted the disease and there is no cure. LOL Yes, I really enjoy it and when I think about how miuch better I will be after doing it for years, that excites me too. Well, time to get dressed...adios!
Happy Independence Day, everyone!
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
Not much is going on here, but busy making dolls. I have been listening to Winter Song, by Sarah McLaughlin for the last couple of days. That's a christmas cd, if you did not know. I love her voice. I could listen to it all day long!
I don't really care, my neck has been bothering me lately and when I go for a long bike ride it always gets sore. I have to go to a chiropractor. I used to go, but he was sooo far out ..I hated going. So, I must find a good one close by.
Friday, June 20, 2008
I have been feeding the birds in my front lawn. My nieghbors don't much like it. LOL I need a bird feeder that the birds can take what they want and won't slop the seeds all over the grass. Any suggestions. Right now I am using a plastic tuperware bowl. Lovely! I bought a really pretty glass feeder, but the birds would throw tons into the yard, looking for the right seed. So, that lasted about a day.
I would put a feeder in my back yard, but I think my dog and cat would bring me dead birds, everyday, so that is not nice.
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Yep, I am. I have been working on a lot of dolls, lately. As soon as I am finished with one, I go right to the next. Now, I hope they all sell, cuz I will have lots of them hanging around. It is so much fun to create. Sometimes I think back to all those years of working for the corporate world just trying to get by and missing out on all this fun.
The extent of my fun was golfing or working out....lol Not that that is bad, but creating has brought more joy into my life than anything! And I cannot believe, sometimes, that I am making dolls. Who would'a thunk?! It is more fun than knitting and painting combined.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
My neighbor dropped off some pictures of Felix. She took a couple of me holding him on my front steps three days before he died. They are so sweet. She also gave me a nice card. That was very thoughtful of her.
I am hoping to be strong, today and not cry. I was having such a tough time with blame and guilt. I know it was god's plan, but it was somewhat cruel how he did take him and I was angry about that. I felt like he was punishing me for my sins. Obsurd, I am sure it sounds. And if you knew the whole story you would understand. I understand more about why god does what he does or allows what he does and it is okay to be mad at him as long as it strengthens your relationship and we trust him.