Monday, August 22, 2011

My soon to be 5 year old granddaughter, Christine, took this photo of me! Pretty good for a cheesy head shot! HA!

Not much has changed since my last babble session. I'm still working on a beaded goddess doll for a friend. I have a journal I need to do another page or two in and send back to my Bestest Friend, Shelley. I need to start a medicine pouch for my Uncle Jose as a Thank You gift for sending me Aunt Claudine's craft supplies. I have "The Animal in Me" doll to work on - that's a swap project. I have the naked doll made and ready to paint, dress, and embellish. Unfortunately, I haven't figured out what animal I want to use for the mask and costume.

Tomorrow, I'm meeting up with my friend, Sheryl, at Portland Community College, Rock Creek Campus. We'll have a nice lunch and I'm going to see if the admin office can pull up my ancient records and find out how many credits I would need, what classes I would need to take, to get my Associates Degree. I'm hoping that Carston goes with me so he can look around the campus, get some information, and see if there is something there he may be interested in following up on, taking a few classes, etc. Then, it will be off to Costco to do some shopping, and maybe a swing through Sonic for a treat and drink. Especially if we make it during "Happy Hour" and the drinks are 1/2 price!

Wednesday, I have a doctor's appointment in Portland. It's on NW 23rd and Hoyt Street. If I'm feeling up to it and have plenty of time in the parking lot (you have to pay to park but it's fairly cheap) I may do some window shopping. There are such wonderful shops there! I'm going to see if Carston wants to tag along on that trip also. Just to get him out of the house and seeing the world around us. If Nick is around he may tag along also.

Well, that's the big update for now. Have a great week!

Big Squishy Hugs!!!

Monday, August 15, 2011

My soon to be 5 year old granddaughter, Christine, took this photo of me. Cheesy!

I finally crawled my rear out of bed at 2pm, took my shower, cleaned the litter boxes, took the bathroom garbage to the kitchen, unloaded the dishwasher, reloaded the dishwasher, got laundry started, put the turkey breast in the oven, sort of cleaned the bathtub and bathroom sink (did a quick scattering of Comet cleaner and then wiped it around), made some iced tea, and made a pot of hot coffee. And, all this was done and I was sitting on my couch by 3pm. So, you see, when I want to get something done, I can. It's just getting me up and moving that's the challenge.

Well, Shawn just got home and we need to go pick up prescriptions and a few groceries. Then, come home, finish cooking dinner and that's the end of my night and babbling!

Big Squishy Hugs!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

YUMMY! Costco chocolate cake with chocolate mousse filling! With a cup of coffee and I'm close to heaven! Tasty good! This was at my daughter's baby shower. She received a lot of nice gifts and fun stuff. It was a good day for everyone.

I'm working on a beaded goddess doll for a friend. Really need to stop goofing on the computer and get busy on that. I made 2 sculpty clay dolls the other night that I need to paint and dress. One is for another doll exchange called, "The Animal in Me". I'm not sure how I'm going to embellish the doll yet. Was thinking of doing it more like a masquerade ball type thing. I did something new for me, Shocking!!!! I used wires to make "joints" for the dolls. It actually worked! I'll need to scan the dolls in and show how I did it. It came to me in a dream...need to pay more attention to my dreams I guess. Except the ones where I'm hunting big bugs or fighting a zombie sea captain. I also need to start a Thank You gift from my Uncle Jose. My Aunt Claudine passed away in April, she was into making all kinds of crafts. Mostly she did Native American crafts like dream catchers, beaded work, leather works, etc. Uncle Jose didn't know what to do with all her supplies and material. Aunt Billie - aka: Auntie Funny Fun - told him that I did a lot of crafts so Uncle Jose had her pack up her Outback and bring it all up to me. I'm so touched by his act and all the beautiful things that were sent up, that I want to make him a special gift. I was thinking of making him a leather Medicine Pouch, doing a bead work design on another piece of material and attaching to the front of the pouch. I haven't started this yet, still trying to think of a design for it. I love ravens so maybe something like that. I'll also put in it some agates that I picked up at the beach and shells.

Well, that's it for now! Off to work on the goddess doll which will be finished in the next day or so, I hope! Depends of if I stop goofing on the computer or not.

Big Squishy Hugs!