Tuesday, October 27, 2009

An update/part two

Guess I should say something, even though I don't feel much like it. Kathleen is going back to work today, Donald is doing OK and went back to work last Friday. I am "up and down". Still don't feel like doing much and coughing a lot, but I'm still here! Hanging in there....


Thursday Morning.... The family cat, Shizuku, is sick. I think she has what we have had. She has watery eyes, nose and sneezing. I didn't think cats could catch what humans have, but it seems she has. Poor girl, she was so busy taking good care of me and now she is sick, too. I've got an appointment with the Vet for her at 10:15 (she isn't going to like that!) I haven't gone to the Dr. myself, but quickly made an appointment for the Chan. Mothers are like that...yeah, they are.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Flu, or not?

Our whole family is sick!! Kathleen has pneumonia. I have bronchitis and Donald is coughing, sneezing, etc. This has been going on since last Friday. Last night, during the night, I had trouble breathing. Shizuku, the family cat, went to Donald's door and said "hello, hello" until he got up to check on me. By that time, I was back in bed & doing better. Dear, sweet cat! And thanks to Donald for listening! Please keep us in your prayers, especially Kathleen, as we spent last Sunday in the ER (all day) with her. I don't know what this is, but it is nasty. Thank goodness you can't catch it from looking at blogs. I am not on the computer much these days. Keep well!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

New Header Photo

I decided to add a photo to the header, above. I found this photo on the internet, I'm sorry I can't give credit to the photographer, but I can't remember where I got it. It is of Galway Bay in Ireland. My Dad used to sing the song "Galway Bay" when I was little. He was an Irish tenor and had a wonderful voice. It always made me want to see the place myself, but I never have. My daughter has, though. The song was also sung in a pub scene in the movie "The Quiet Man", staring John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara. What a great movie. I could picture myself living in Ireland, surrounded by sheep. Oh well.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Photos from the Festival

Sheep on the farm

A lady spinning angora, right off the bunny!!

Blacksmith at work, making a spoon with a horsehead handle. He has quite an out-going personality

General view of the vendors.

The sun was shining, and it was in the mid-70's for the Fall Fest at Rising Meadow Farm. We ate lamb burgers for lunch with a Tunisian salad. I behaved myself and only bought two types of wool. The first is some black Navajo-Churro (about 4 oz.) and the other is Gulf Coast Native (about 17 oz.). I can't wait to get started on the black wool!! I have spun it before & enjoy working with it. My daughter drove us to the festival. It was a long drive, and we were both tired when we got back to her house. I got back home after dark, but made it OK, even driving alone. There were a lot more vendors there this time, as the last time we attended it was in 2004. I'm thankful that I saw the morning reporter on Channel 8, do an "ad" for the Festival. I have to say that it was a good day. The sun was out yesterday, and it is raining today. I'm so glad that we got to go and that we had a good time. I even got to see a few people that I know & haven't seen in a long time!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Farm Fest tomorrow

Tomorrow is the Fall Farm Fest at Rising Meadow Farm in Liberty NC, which is south of Greensboro. The website says it is from 11am until 4pm. My daughter and I went several years ago and had a good time. We are hoping to attend tomorrow! I hope I can remember to take my camera. The last time we went, we had lunch there and ate some Middle Eastern food, and I bought some fiber to spin. There were also some llama's just wandering around the crowd. The weather should be good. Although it was supposed to rain today, it has turned out to be a bright sunny Fall day. I just love going to the Fall Festivals!!