Sunday, October 14, 2012

Finally...Busy Again!

Things are finally beginning to calm down in my household so....busy again on what I love to do.  Show is just around the corner so I have been working all day on ornaments. I have finished the Santa snowmen and are beginning on some orange and blue (Go Gators!).

I am also working on some cute little bunnies, bears and raggedies that I am turning into ornaments for the show. I'll post when they get done!

Mom Update: Saw her Thursday and she looks so much better! She is up and around and has even started working on her plastic canvas ornaments again. I sell them for her in the show. She got her new hearing aids (digital) and they are working great for more yelling at her. She can even talk on the phone with me again without having to read the closed caption.

Well back to the room...ornaments await...need to work until nine when I can take another break for "The Walking Dead" season to begin!

-Darlene xxoo

Thursday, October 4, 2012

September was quite a month...

Thank goodness September has come and gone. Too much drama at my house! In my last post, I had great intentions to get busy again and even posted pics of projects on the table. Well...that didn't happen. The week after Labor Day I came down with sinus trouble and even though I continued to work...I thought I was going to die. On a good day, I deal with kindergarteners who wear me out but WOW try doing it when you are sick. Then if that wasn't 94 year old father calls me the next weekend and says there is something wrong with my 86 year old mother. I ask if he has called 911 and he tells me he wants me to come there and talk with him first. I live about 15-20 minutes away so needless to say I broke the speed limit and maybe the sound barrier getting there to find her in bed, very confused, crying, and telling me she couldn't hear me. I called 911 and she was admitted that night in the hospital. After many tests, she was diagnosed with an infection and she had suffered a seizure. Four days later she was released and ended up spending the next weekend at my home. I told my dad I needed rest and I needed to keep my eyes on both of them. Good news...she is getting stronger every day but continues to be on the seizure meds. Dealing with my mom and dad is often like dealing with 5 year olds...don't they say as we age we revert back to being children again? I love them dearly and am lucky to still have them after all these years. Well after that crisis oldest son's dog "Bear" has been diagnosed with cancer and has been given 6 months to a year to live. He is dealing with it better than I am. We have Bear's two sisters living with us and have been told that this type of cancer can run in the family. We are keeping our fingers crossed that it doesn't develop in them.

Here is Bear in his daddy's truck...

Well enough about all the drama...just had to unload and let you know where I have been!

I did have a special order to fill for a great customer named Gloria from New York. She seems to have fallen in love with the Micro Mini Annies and had ordered 6 more. So 6 of those "naked" bodies in my last post photo transformed into....

I think they turned out so cute and hope she loves them! Now to only tackle the rest of the projects on the old drawing board. Hope to finish some of them soon and I'll post to show my progress. The "Christmas in the South" show is fast approaching and I sure want a full booth. Guess I better get off this computer and get busy....
-Darlene xxoo