Sunday, August 17, 2014

Little Portraits By Me: Catching Up and Getting Creative

Little Portraits By Me: Catching Up and Getting Creative

Catching Up and Getting Creative

 It's a rainy Sunday morning . I thought I'd post something since I seem to do this once a year!!! I'm coming out of the funk I got into when I lost my job. I'm beginning to enjoy things again. There are good and bad days and moments.

 TT  is a little princess. She's on medication because her heart is enlarged which is pressing against her trachia.
  I finally finished Griffins portrait and gave it to Heather and Lee for their Anniversary this year. I have a few others going now. That's exciting!!!!
   The handsome boy below is Oliver. We've been letting him outside lately. We always stay with him while he enjoys some nature time. He had a terrible seizure about 1 1/2 years ago and now he has diabetes. We give him insulin shots twice a day. Add to that a conure and a parakeet and it's a zoo, at times!!!
  The last photo is just a magickal moment at Grings Mill. My daughter,Jennifer, and I have a car now that doesn't overheat after 6 miles so we're beginning to drive around. We must seem like nut cases, oooing and ahing at everyday things others take for granted!! More later!!!

Thursday, April 12, 2012


Our little musician!!!

Griffin loves hunting for Easter Eggs!!! Heather made
his handsome vest!!!

 We had a beautiful Easter with our family. Heather, Lee and Griffin were here along with Jim and Joanna, Jennifer and me. We celebrated on Monday because Lee gets a little burned out from ministering on Easter and Christmas. That gives him a day to gently veg before hitting the road to come up here. And, it just makes these special times last a little longer!!
 Lee picked out the tulips I recieved and I photographed them this morning in the natural lighting in the back room. They are beautiful, and coming from Holland, I can never have to many Tulips!!
  Griffin is VERY frightened of our Conure, mainly her "voice". But Grampa "Jeeem" had him laughing and running so hard, he soon forgot he was frightened!
  I filed for Social Security yesterday. Thank goodness for Patty (Anna) Duke and her husbands video!! It IS a very emotional moment. I decided that after being layed off from this last job that I no longer want to be a pawn in any working situation again. It's taken me almost a year and a half to feel human again. The fear of what to do next, the not knowing , especially after finally buying our own home. No, I want to play, others...spend time with my family. I started working when I was 12/13 years old.  Enough!! All the things I loved doing, the person I wanted to be.......this is my time. I will work, of course. Being a woman, unless we married wealthy, or were VERY successful, means having to work after retirement. But at least I'll have an income to use as a base as I find the next projects, etc.
  I'm still working on the "comment" problem!! 

Little Portraits By Me: Projects, Birds and Garden

Little Portraits By Me: Projects, Birds and Garden

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Projects, Birds and Garden

I have two hummingbird feeders hanging on the old wash line, for now. We had hummingbirds around last year and I'm hoping to lure them back!

My paperclay doll is scarey as hell, but I'm sure it'll tell me who it is at some point!!!

Daffodills in the garden.