Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Two dogs on the lam (an update)

Yesterday morning my daughter called me from her home (about an hour away). Her two male dogs were missing, and she was quite upset. Her girl-dog, Lucky, was at home. I am showing a photo of Hoshi, above, but I don't have a photo of Oreo (who is black & white). Later that morning, the park ranger from Hanging Rock State Park (about a mile from her home) called to say that he had her two fugitives in "lock-up" overnight & to please come get them. Hehehe. Those rascals. There had been an accident at the park on Sunday afternoon and a hiker had fallen from the trail. The dogs must have been drawn by the excitement.  When she called me back later to tell me that all were home and safe, they were ALL very excited. I'm glad I don't have dogs. My kitties stay indoors, and the worst I face is Earl and Hemi using the house as a "race track"! No word on the condition of the hiker.  God Bless!
 This is Oreo!

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Better news

I must report that Shizuku-Chan is feeling quite a bit better!! Thank God! We are keeping a watchful eye on her, but she doesn't seem to be in any pain, and her eyes "tell" me that she's doing better. Don't count the old girl out yet! Thanks to all who contacted me with encouragement, prayers and good thoughts.

This weekend has been beautiful here. Lower temps and humidity have been the order of the day.  I want to wish a Happy Father's Day to all the Fathers in our lives and a very Happy Birthday to my son, tomorrow. Too bad he has to work all day.

Blessed Sunday to us all!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Very Bad News

Several times this spring I have read on blog-friends blogs about their losing their older cats, for one reason or another. I hoped and prayed that it wouldn't happen to us. Yesterday we received the bad news from our Pilot Mountain Vet that Shizuku-chan is in kidney failure. After discussing the future with him, he made several good suggestions, and we will keep a watchful eye on her. I will not let her suffer, but I love her too much to let her go too soon (to meet my convenience). Your good thoughts and prayers for her (and us) will be appreciated. She is my best friend, and is now eighteen years old! God Bless!

Photo by Donald, taken about two years ago.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

A Doctorate in the Family

At long last, my daughter Kathleen has received her Doctorate of Philosophy in English. (I hope I said that right!) She is an English teacher at our local community college, and before that she taught English in a two-year women's college in Kagoshima, Japan. We are very, very proud of her.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Happy Easter

Just think, the last time I posted, I was saying "Merry Christmas" ! Mother always said that "if you don't have anything nice to say, you should say nothing at all". I have lots of intentions, but don't get much done, that's for sure. I am doing some better, though. I thank God for that !

The above photo is of some sheepies that I watch for when we take the trash off on Saturdays. There were three new dark babies last Saturday. My son took the photo with his cell-phone through the car window. Click on the photo to enlarge it!

Am still making some Prayer Shawls for the hospital, but no quilting yet. Hope that will be possible when it gets warmer out. The cats are doing fine. Earl grey and Hemi like to race up and down the hall at least once a day. Shizuku turns 18 this month. She and I celebrate our birthdays together (although I am not turning 18). She is doing good for her age, but she does complain a lot.

It looks like Spring here, and I am thanking God for the flowers (not the pollen) and warmer temps. God Bless us everyone !

Monday, December 21, 2015

Merry Christmas

I'm still here, watching the birds and trying to carry on with life. Can't do a lot anymore, but that's okay.  Beats the alternative. I enjoy reading the blogs that I always read (mostly quilting blogs), and still like to buy fat-quarters of fabric when I get to the walmart. A few really nice people have been giving me yarn that they find at auctions and whatever, for me to make prayer shawls with. I'm grateful for their help, and I'm thankful that I can still do for others.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, and God Bless you in 2016 !

Saturday, August 8, 2015

I went to a movie!

The last time I went to a movie was ages ago. I think I went to see "Kung-Fu Panda". I have been a big fan of Shaun the Sheep since the Wallace and Gromit  video "A close shave". I have to admit that I really enjoyed watching the new Shaun movie. Haven't laughed that hard in YEARS! The new theater in Mt.Airy is quite accommodating to handicapped people, also. It was fun...I highly recommend this movie! The photo is from internet.

Monday, June 8, 2015

An Apprentice??

I loaded a small Project Linus quilt into my trusty old Gammill quilting machine last October. I got it about half put-in when I had to stop. The Doctor first suspected a hip hair-line fracture. The x-ray proved nothing. (Maybe it was the one reading the x-ray?) I went back to the Doctor every Thursday in October, and part of November. I had two cortisone shots. The pain persisted. The Doctor then decided it might be Bursitis.  Between Christmas and New Years I had TWO WEEKS of almost pain-free (Thank God!!!). Then it started again and has persisted until now. I can do very little besides sit still and knit or crochet. (Usually working on Prayer Shawls for the Hospital.)

I happened to think the other day....wouldn't it be nice to teach someone local to use my machine and quilt some of her (or his) quilt tops and mine too. Most of mine are for one Charity or another. My machine is over twenty years old now, but it is still working fine (as far as I know, since I have not used it since October).  Like with a lot of quilters, I have a large stack of small to bed-sized quilts to get quilted. I have given up on being able to quilt them myself, as I would have to stand up to quilt them. I have a feeling that I may be in a wheel chair soon. What to do. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I miss my little green office trailer. I miss my old machine quilting customers. I admit defeat. God Bless us everyone.
 (Photo is an old one, taken a couple of years ago, by me.)