Friday, June 29, 2007
Dagan and Leah are going to put the flooring in themselves--except for the carpeted areas. They'll do the tile and bamboo flooring--and tile both the bathrooms. They are going to go to the free classes that Lowe's and Home Depot have. I know they will do a good job.
They've had a lot picked out and on hold for quite a while. Going to build in south Moorhead in a new development area--looks like the 'burbs of Minneapolis. So happy for them!!
That's the big news of the day!! Can't seem to think of anything else to say--hehe! :)
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Yesterday Dagan came by over lunch and switched my DVD players for me (bedroom and living room). The one in the living room was skipping. I cleaned it with both the cleaners I have--or tried to--and it still skipped. Played just fine on the bedroom one. So--Dagan switched them for me. :)
Leah came by after work with a load of acrylic painting supplies. Then she took a load of craft supplies with her (glue, scissors, punches, etc). Her Shaklee group (three ladies from work) are meeting twice a month now and they were going to work on making Vision Books last night. Fun! I could have gone, but I didn't want to push the arm since it is just about back to normal.
Leah said she'd try to bring the craft stuff back tonight and some more acrylic supplies.
I watched Bridge to Tarabithia yesterday. Was okay, I guess. Not what I expected--more depressing and kind of weird.
New classmate Leslie Burke (AnnaSophia Robb) unlocks a world of fantasy and imagination for fifth-grader Jesse Aaron (Josh Hutcherson) in this magical adventure based on Katherine Paterson's best-selling book. Rivals at first, the two outcasts eventually become friends and create the make-believe kingdom of Terabithia, where they reign supreme and plot vengeance against the school bullies. Zooey Deschanel and Robert Patrick also star.
Was supposed to be nice out today and it is very dark and cloudy. Cooled off, that's for sure--61 degrees right now! One day it is too hot and muggy to be outside at all and the next I need a sweater to sit on the porch and read. I am going to throw on my big grey sweater (that I drew) and start book number six of the Dark Tower series on the porch. :)
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
They were so loose that they were useless. Shortened them up and they are working again.
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Monday, June 25, 2007
This is how it looked after I trimmed the plants.
Sunday, June 24, 2007
This morning is the first morning that my arm hasn't burned right away when I started typing--tada! So, I think I can actually play with something today!! Finally! It is hard to be good sometimes.
I was in bed at 8:15pm and up at 4:15am. Really been up to greet the dawn lately, that's for sure. Strange for me. Nice to be on some kind of day schedule, tho. I am enjoying it!
Right now, tho--I am headed out on the porch to read with Karma before it gets really hot. (90s predicted for today again.)
Saturday, June 23, 2007
I haven't seen much of Dagan and Leah for the past couple of weeks, so I am posting for them, especially, to show them what I used where. Leah said to use them for whatever I wanted to. The candle holder that Leah said she made just for me (big grin) went up on top of the bookcase where I can see it if I am watching TV or working on crafts.
Friday, June 22, 2007
I have been on crazy hours--unheard of when I had Gracie, of course. Sleeping whenever I am tired is a luxury I am still not quite used to. Leah emailed me that she needed to borrow some dishwasher soap some time after work. I warned her I might be sleeping, but that everything for them was in the wall pocket by the door.
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Karma was obviously a little tired this morning.....
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
I knew Karma would want to lie on that bottom shelf and, since it is a folding shelf and not an expensive easel in the first place, I was afraid it might break. I looked around for something to support it from underneath--the sturdy red box the brush set came in almost fit. I folded a towel and put that on top of it--perfect! Now Karma can lie there if she wants to and not bend or break anything. :)
Really odd thing....??? I had always had a full-spectrum light bulb in the lamp up on the bookcase over Gracie ever since I brought her home almost five years ago, right? Went to turn the lamp on last night for the first time since she left--burnt out! Dead as a doornail! Strange, eh? It has worked every single day for five years.....???
Another bright sunny morning! I have been up and down--sleeping whenever I am tired. Really, truly can sleep or nap whenever I want to, as long as I want to! I still can't quite belive it, but I am really appreciating it! Resting my arm, being good. Getting antsy to do something artsy (sumi-e painting, sketching, etc) but I should wait until tomorrow or Friday--see how the arm is doing. *sigh* Thank goodness I have some Netflix movies coming today in the mail. :) Such a beautiful day!!
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Monday, June 18, 2007
Saturday, June 16, 2007
The big cage stripped down for cleaning.
This is how my life goes--hehe! I need to rest my arm today--and the shoulders/back/etc from the fibro, too, need a break for a couple of days. If I am cleaning the cage (big project for me these days--used to be a no-brainer--never gave it a thought--cages, tanks, whatever) then I can't paint or draw or do much of anything while my body readjusts and calms down inbetween the cleaning sessions. And I have to pay attention to the arm pain so I don't go over the limit and to the fibro pain, too. But in this case--the arm pain has top priority.
If I can get them cleaned by Tuesday--fine. If the body doesn't cooperate--fine. I'll just wait until Dagan and/or Leah can come and help me push them to the garage. Or give my arm a good long break for a week or so and bring the cage down one day and wait and wheel the playpen down a day or so later. I can do them myself. It just takes so much longer. My impatience. It is frustrating to deal with. You'd think I was as old as my dad (86). He'd do better than I would with these projects! Sad, eh?
This is my "normal" life.
So, with all my props and aides (so that I avoid using my left arm) I am able to sit in my lounger and read or hand write letters a little at a time--but that will be about it for the weekend. I am typing very slowly--one-handed right now. My shoulders are buring. I may not be blogging tomorrow, but you'll know why--just resting my touchy body--hehe! I'm fine, tho. TTYL........ :)