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.
It is about time for me to head back to the Botanic Gardens. I am sure there a ton of flowers blooming about now. It is another nice day here. We could use some rain. I have been sprinkling my lawn twice a day, to help out the grass. It looks okay, but I see other lawns much greener and wander how much they are watering.
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.
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.
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.
I prayed that god would take Felix soon. One: to end my suffering but mostly to end his. I spent most of the day petting him and he was really hanging on till the last moment. It was hard to watch, but we were there the whole time. It was a really tough day for me. I shed so many tears, I am afraid I may have a headache tomorrow.
Like always, I felt guilty. Guilty that I had to let him go, instead of taking him to a vet and trying to keep him. I do feel somewhat of a comfort that he no longer has to suffer, but it still hurts to think about him. He was such a sweetheart. It does not say anywhere in the bible about kitty heaven, but I still want to beleive that he is there. I will miss him terribly.
Felix is not doing so well. He is not eating, he vomited blood this morning and has passed blood in his stool for a few days now. If he does not pass away over the next few days, then we will have to put him down. He is 16 years old and he has lived a good life.
He is so skinny right now I am not sure if he will make it till Tuesday (that is when I will have the vet come and put him to sleep.) Honestly, I am hoping he just passes away naturally over night, cuz it is very hard for me to have to put him down. I am teary eyed just blogging about him.
He was an outdoor kitty all of his life. He was a huge cat that chased the dogs in the neighborhood. Now he is just too skinny and old to do much of anything. I just feel that he has been really loved more than any other time, since we moved here and took him in. I will miss him dearly. He is such a sweet kitty.
I made these cards last night. I bought pre made card stock from Office Depot and just printed my flower images on them. I bought a pack of "thank you" stamps for the inside. I think they are really neat. I will be giving them out with my purchases.
I thought about selling them on ETSY, but wondered if they were desirable enough to sell. I like them, so that is all that matters, right?
I still have not heard back on the property, so it looks like we will be waiting ANOTHER day.
Dinner tonight with a friend we have not seen in almost a year..so looking forward to that. MMM, Thai food. One of my favorites~
I received more goodies in the mail. I will have to share another day.
Anyone watch "I am Legend?" OOOH I got so worked up on one scene, last night. I was pacing around the theatre room and covering my ears. I hated what happened to his doggie..boohoo. That is about as scary as I like to go. I could feel my blood pressure going up...uuggh.
I never thought I would purchase a felted purse from someone...since I make them, myself. Well, I saw this on ETSY and I thought it was really neat. All the embelishment, I never thought of that. It is fun and funky, isn't it. I had yet to keep any of the tons of purses that I have made this last year. How proper for me to use another artists bag as my own.
I guess being a fiber artist, I can totally appreciate the creativeness and work that went into it.
Ever feel like you just need more time in the day? Of course I could probably go to bed later and get up earlier, but I'd probably end up getting sick from lack of sleep.
Sometimes I feel overloaded and don't seem to get much done. Maybe it's my A.D.D. "FOCUS!"
Anyway, isn't this flower pretty?Another rose from our walk, the other day. Who needs the botanic gardens, right? I love the gardens, though and I need to get back there real soon. Again more time!!! I feel pressure right now and I hope I can relax and enjoy some doll making the rest of the week...or at least for a couple of days maybe!
We've been out to the country three days in a row. Still hoping we can get this property on 35 acres. We heard that there are no covenants on this home and we are thrilled that we may have another chance to make a better offer.
Better, like 100k better. UGGGH. We won't have much to fix it up. But, the location is awesome!
It is very odd that we are getting another to offer. I guess it is a normal thing for banks, but I cannot help but think god has a hand in this one. So, we will see. I fell in love with the wrap around porch. I have always wanted one.
It was late when we went there tonight, so I took a sunset picture. It was cloudy out and a storm was brewing up. I will share interior photo's if we get the contract. Thanks for all your prayers for my alpaca ranch on Becky Circle. We will find out Wednesday if I will be a dream come true!
Today, we drove back out to the country (YES AGAIN) to check out more land. Unfortunately, all the lots we liked were in a covenant community and we just found out that they do not allow more than 8 animals.
Most of the land that is being developed out there is either too big and too expensive or part of a covenant community. So, we are back to square one.
I am not too upset. If it was meant to be it was meant to be. I am not really in a hurry, anyway.
So, later this afternoon we went for a walk around the neighborhood and I took a few pictures of flowers that were blooming. There are tons of roses around here. Seems like every 3 houses there were flowers. That was nice. Gin loved the walk too. It seemed really hot out for me. It reminded me what I will be loking forward to in the near future I am sure...hot flashes. LOL