Lots in my head…

I have lots of thought in my head today, lots of feelings. It’s been like this for several days now. I had meant to post sooner, but at one point felt a bit overwhelmed by recent events. I post obits on the news site H and I run together. Sometimes it’s a bit sobering. And…

Crepes and kites…

Yesterday I was running on 4 hours of sleep. Last night I got 10 hours. Needless to say, I’m feeling MUCH better! This retro photo of H and I turned up on FB today, so I thought I would share. It was taken at a humane society fundraiser 3 years ago for which H was…

Getting on…

I feel a bit like I’m just getting on with things. I’m still recovering from stomach flu and a strained (torn?) hip. I managed to walk a half mile on the back yard path this morning, but didn’t feel so great. I tackled this dress a few days ago. I bought it online and really…

Snow and more cats…

This weekend was one of those weekends where I felt I had no control over anything. The weather turned weird, snow in April… The ducks didn’t mind. Molly, who has been about to burst with kittens for days, is MIA. I’d managed to get her to stay in the duck house during the day a…

Cat calamities…

I kicked a cat yesterday. Sounds shitty, doesn’t it? Buzz, who is quite a large cat, has begun acting aggressively towards two of the female cats, Molly and Olive, both of whom are very pregnant. Yesterday he wouldn’t leave them alone, even though his sister, Molly, was screaming. He was relentless, chasing, pouncing on her…

Feelin’ it…

Yesterday I put up this fence… and this fence… and this one… Over 100 feet of it for my garden, to keep the ducks out and the plants safe. Today I’m feeling all of it. I basically hurt from head to toe. I thought of Grace and her girls (women) who have been putting up fence…

Shedding some light…

I haven’t posted here in a while. Until the past few days I hadn’t stitched in quite a while. Here’s what’s been happening in the sewing room… Bunting. Why? Because I saw the idea in a magazine and liked it. Because I want to use up this old fabric that’s been around for years. Because…

Writing is a gift…

I thought maybe I just woke up feeling off today, but instead I’m seeing it now as more of an awakening. After letting the ducks out and providing feed for them and the cats…and chopping ice again *sigh*…I came back in, went in my room and laid on the bed. I wasn’t sure what to…

In like a lion…

Wind is just as bad as rain or snow or freezing temperatures when you have things you want to do outside. Olive is so smart. She took advantage of the overturned barrels to find some shelter. I love how crafty animals can be. Cats really dislike wind. When I spotted Olive, I opened the back…

It’s warmer, finally…

I had been waiting for a warm day to get out and clean the duck house. Yesterday was it, bronchitis be damned! This is the little shed which serves as the duck house. It was formerly Chickie’s house, our adopted stray cat who was sorely disappointed when he lost his spot in this warm place….

Carrots and cornbread…

Cooked carrots and cornbread…that’s what I had for breakfast. And, no, I don’t have a picture of it, exciting as it was. Actually, it was really really good. The cold/flu crud I had turned into bronchitis. It’s surprising how exhausting coughing can be. This past week I have continued to lay low, starting another Xenobia…

Around we go…

I’m writing again from the dry lands of Kansas. Winter is normally drought time for us, but this has been worse than normal. Usually, I’m pretty good about watering the mums out front during winter, dumping water on them occasionally just to keep the roots going. But I completely spaced it this season. I’m wondering…