Wednesday, July 25, 2012

exciting adventures ahead.

I got a new table and chairs  so now I can
work outside.    
This makes just a swell spot to work in when our
house gets to be 100 degrees inside.   And to think
we used to park our car here.   Now it’s a whole new room.
I move the beads I’m using and all my tools, wire and
stuff out there.  My mandrel and hammers are all set up as well.

So here is what I’ve been working on since 7 this morning.
They remind me of a crown of thorns... These are a lot
of work for me...just kills my hands...but when I look at
them now well gee whiz I just love em.

I wanted to use up all these tiny beads that I have...The holes
are so small so you can’t just bangle em up you have to weave
them in there.  It’s like sewing with wire.  I had these tiny
laboradite beads sitting around so I did some of these bangles
and experimented and tried new some
It’s sort of mindless, like knitting or crocheting.

Here is my famous" hammer as arm shot".

Spending the same amount of time trying to get some decent
pics of them.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Kitty cat update

Well my friends miracles do happen... Prayers do get answered... And sometimes when you think that what you have in front of you is a lost cause you get a reprieve. Such is the case with my little cat Princess. That amazing tiny little animal of mine has made a stunning, unbelievable come back. She is on my lap as I write this... " marching" away, creating her own little nest on her human mommy.   She jumped up here on my daybed on her own steam...something I thought I would never see again as just two short weeks ago I was lookin into having her.... ( words that I can't even say out loud).   She was so bad that I called my husband at work and said " this is it... You better come home". She couldn't even make her way to the water dish.    But a miracle happened in our little cottage.

     Here is what I did. She was still eating but oh so very skinny so I thought"what fattens you up?"... Fats... So I started to put olive oil on her food. She loved it and lapped it up with a crazy gusto and she started to become more alert and started to put on some weight and I would find her in the living room, the bathroom shower floor lapping up drops of water and now jumping up on the bed... A miracle ... A bonafied miracle... The work of a divine agency!
 Another thing I did... I let her go. I didn't hold on so tight... I stopped worrying...fretting obsessively... I went back to my yoga classes which let me tell you folks...get out of the house and on your yoga mat and find yourself and your focus and your breath.  It works for real and I could go on and on about the benefits of a yoga practice.

   Now mind you she is still blind and still skinny and her days I am sure are numbered, but then whose days aren’t.   Meanwhile...I can relax a bit more and get to enjoy my little best friend a little while longer.

 Life is like that... A roller coaster of events...downs and ups... Fast and slows... When you think it can't get any darker it starts to brighten up. It has taken me many years to stop dwelling in a negative headspace. I was brought up to worry. I came from worry and fear and negativity... I have had to claw my way out of that way of thinking and as you all know it is a lot easier to live in the comfort zone of the familiar than pinching yourself  in the midst of a negative thought and saying out loud STOP!
stop what your thinking..  " change the channel” as my friend Larry use to say.  Pull yourself out of the gloom and doom and think another thought, a better thought.   Be grateful for all you have and the daily miracles that are available to you, once you allow them to come to you.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

A Day in the Long Beach Marina

 Some of our Wrigley
neighbors got together and rented this boat out
on the Marina here in Long Beach...

 I did not expect it to be that much fun but
we laughed our heads off and enjoyed a nice
couple of hours out on the water...

exceptionally nice weather...
breezy, sunny and not too hot..

You are able to rent all kinds of water vehicles...
This one involved the whole family...
It’s like two bikes that you pedal...
looked like a lot of work.


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