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Friday, November 30, 2012

Spread your goodness!

Last week I had sent a message to my daughter telling her the list of all the things I had going on that week, one of them being the teaching at the Fiber Guild meeting on how to do Zipper art.  I make flowers that can be worn in hair or pinned on and I enjoy doing the zipper art.  You can see some of them in this picture.  Anyway her response to my litany was:  "Spread your goodness Mamma"
I just thought it was the sweetest thing anyone had said to me.
So YOU go out there and spread your goodness!  We are to materialistic, share something of yourself, maybe teach someone how to do something or just be there to listen if thats what they need.

OK enough of this mushy stuff.  Back to work.  Making the little sleeves with elastic on each end to store plastic bags in.  Have a customer who ordered at least 5.  Of course I have to embellish them.  Will take a picture later.  Also got more orders from a gal I met at the last craft show.  She has ordered 3 sets of 6 mug rugs before Christmas plus she wants a rug or 2.

Thought for the day:  A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed: Henrik Ibsen

Friday, November 23, 2012

Don't mess with our Turkey!

This is a few pictures of a wild turkey hen that has sort of adopted us.  She has come about twice a day for the last week or so.  Did I mention that we live in town?  But there is an acre of wooded land next to us.  We have seen fox, deer, and assorted rodents.  There was a story in the local paper about a big tom turkey in a town about 30 miles from us that had become a community pet till this last week when some guys caught it and choked it.  One lady confronted them and they said they were "putting it down" as it had been hit on the road.  Pretty doubtful.  I hope they choked on it when they cooked it!  Pretty sad when you catch a turkey bare handed and not think it might be a pet to someone. 
Who know how long this one will hang around, but she has it pretty good as our yard is protected and quiet, plus there is always grain put out for whoever wants it.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Is this me being so cranky??

The week that hubby was in the hospital with his new total knee surgery  I drank way toooo much coffee and soda (already was drinking too much coffee)  Ended up with stomach pain so decided I better drastically reduce it all.  So I cut to just 2 cups of coffee a day.  Went thru some headaches but not bad.  The worse, and it surprised me, was that I felt like the chicken in this cartoon.  I felt very emotional, edgy, and irritable.  Seems I dropped everything and lost the rest.  Starting to feel better today.

So enough about me.  It was so good to get hubby home from the hospital.  Surg was on Tue. at 9 am.  By 2 pm he was up in a chair and next morning walked down hall and sat up for over an hour.  Took only 2 hits on the morphine (makes his nauseated)  So went to pain pills and had last one on Wed night. Also the Dr. has changed his routine and started him on Celebrex the day before surg, and resumed the day he got home.  He has had almost NO swelling other than a little dependant swelling between knee and ankle. He uses his ice machine for pain that is stirred up by his therapy treatments.  His therapy has been ahead of schedule and he will probably be ready for out patient therapy by late next week.  He thought he was pretty smart and went down the stairs to visit his sister on day 8 of surg.  Hasn't done it again and I wasn't home when he did it.  But appetite is good and he will be back to normal real soon.  Thanks for the get well wishes we received.

Feels good to be back to the store at least the last 2 days.  I think my customers forgot me but thats OK they will be back.
Have one more craft show to do at a local Elementary school that should be good, next Saturday.  We actually set up Fri evening and folks have bought tickets to get early previews and buying.  Small space but it should work out and be fun.
Well headed home.  Monday to Dr. to get his staples out, he will walk in with no cane just like last time.  MEN  such show offs!