Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Happy New Year everyone!  We are in the deep freeze here, not a lot of snow thank goodness.  Probably 2" or so.  The holidays were fine, we celebrated on Christmas Eve at Love n Care, then Norm's birthday was January 2nd and it was one of the best birthdays he's had.  Brandy is fine, of all things she had a UTI, so it was an expensive vet bill, but I was glad they found it and she was great with taking the medication.  I stayed busy with swapping and doll patterns.  Actually made 10 dolls last year, so we'll see it I can do it again this year.  I think the biggest and saddest event of the year was I lost a dear musician friend to pancreas cancer, he was 70 and passed away just before Christmas.  My cousin on the other hand who still has the cancer is still in remission.  She's probably Jeff's age.  I hope every one is well and will try to post here from time to time.

In honor of winter and my first doll pattern of the year, this is Frosty.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Finding myself making myself come here to blog which isn't good.  So I will not be posting for the rest of the year and we'll see how it goes from there.  Life is pretty much the same and Norm is doing well for the most part.  Hope everyone has great holidays....also keep getting error messages here...

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Busy morning, took Brandy to the vet to have the nail checked.  It's still tender, but is growing back.  For now it's a watch so it doesn't get a fungus in it, etc.  Then I walked her to the back of the vet and dropped her off at the groomers, will go back in about a half hour to get her.  She loves going, she's comical.  Norm's doing fine.  Side of the house is done for water proofing.  Our landscaper put a drain in and also tarred down about 6" along side of the house.  Now things need to settle.  We had to put markers along side of the lawn to keep the neighbor's visitors from going off onto the grass.  It's very, very narrow there, but no one has ever done it in all the years we lived here until this one lady this year checking on our neighbor.  So John said if she does it once she'll do it again (sure enough she did it right in front of him!!!!!).  Rocks will be put there when John comes to cut the bushes down for winter.  Need to sneak "Bernie" in before Halloween is come and gone.  He's part of the "Charmed" series also.  I resized the pattern because he was initially pretty large, so sized him down.  He's a Frowning Frances pattern.  Happy Halloween everyone!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Took a class through Independence Art Guild on Wednesday night.  Painting on silk.  This was our teacher http://peggywertheim.com/about-me/  I enjoyed the class as it was something different.  So now I can say I have dyed a silk scarf and now painted on silk.  I won't get into dying as it's a whole different ball game, but it is nice to try.  The teacher for the painting on silk provided the frames, the silk, the paints, brushes, etc.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Typical Fall day here, rainy, chilly, etc.  The leaves are gorgeous, did take Norm for a ride yesterday.  This is a doll pattern from Shelley Hawkey.  I'm happy with how she turned out because I actually did my first fingers that turned out, I've tried them before, but with no luck!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Will be trying to get Halloween stuff posted before it's here and gone!  Wednesday is our 31st anniversary...hardly seems possible.  Love n Care had a pumpkin painting day this past Friday.  All the health stuff is in order and our scripts have all been changed now so thank goodness that paperwork is finished!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Things have been quiet thank goodness.  Health paperwork getting in order once again.  Our secondary insurance (Local 38) is moving to downtown Cleveland in with Medical Mutual.  Is it easier, not until the paperwork is done and it's still confusing with medical as before July 1 everything went to the Local after July 1 everything goes to Medical Mutual.  Also they changed our drug program.  Same coverage and actually that went smoother.  Everything for Norm is with in route as to how I go visit him which is easier on me.  Norm is doing well, still their champion eater!  All my health tests came back fine.  I will deal with acid reflux and post nasal drip the rest of my life, so have learned to live with both.  Been working on cleaning out the first floor of the house now and I'm in a good spot with that.  These are my Haunted ATCs I did for a swap over in The Craft Hole in Facebook.  Don't have the returns yet.  I'm seeing a lot of reds this Fall, which is nice.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Weather has been gorgeous, hope everyone is enjoying it.  I am starting to see lots of reds in the leaves!  Things here are quiet...yea!  Just health paperwork to be done since I'm turning 65 in January.  Medicare actually had my maiden name on my card, so that goes back to Social Security, etc. etc.  All things are taken care of, now onto the new drug plan.  The union has changed it...all our co-pays will remain the same so this is good, just paperwork and new scripts from the doctor to get it going.  This witch is from Retro CafĂ©.  I just love their stuff.