I’ve been working as hard as my health has allowed me to and have some new things to share with you all 🙂
Dad: Finished up with his physical therapy last week for his back. He doesn’t think it helped that much but mom does, 🙂 His dementia is progressing 😦
Mom: Cataract surgery was successful. Everything is looking good, lol!
Mark: Not much change 😦 He has a doctor’s appointment tomorrow and we’ll see what he says then. I don’t think the heart medicine that he gave him is doing anything to improve his condition.
Blaine: My son found out last week that he and his wife, Cait, are having twins! Not identical, each in their own sack. Due 5/27 🙂
Keith: My brother’s wife, Lisa, was in a head-on collision a few of weeks ago on her way home from school (she is a teacher). It shattered her ankle and broke a bone in her neck. Home from the hospital now. Cast on for ? and neck brace for 3 – 4 months but we are thankful to still have her with us!!
I’m getting ready to take some things up to a consignment shop we have here in town, wish me luck! (Oh ya, the bride and groom cats are what I made for my son and his wife’s wedding present.)
We wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!! God bless and keep you this holiday season!! Love and hugs, Terri
Enjoying the warm gentle breeze, entered into a patch of trees
Junior was whistling a tune, Gerald about the song to croon
But Jeffery’s face turned all pale, when hit his ears the loudest wail
Off they ran licketty split, yet for only just a bit
For they ran smack dab into, their dear old friend Billy Blue
“What’s all the ruckus about?” Gerald almost had to shout
Well, what do you think of my Billy and the story teaser? I really like this birdhouse a lot and want to live in it myself, lol!
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Here is the full 360:
( Before I get into this; dad had to go back into surgery on Tuesday to have a biopsy done on his spine. He was still experiencing a great deal of pain. The neurosurgeon took a new CAT scan and the radiologist saw something he didn’t like on it. I guess we are back to worrying about cancer again? They said he would get the results back in 3-5 days. Please keep him in your prayers.
Then today, I got a call from Mark at work, his first week back, working 12 hr days and loading a train today, when he got out of the “tugger” which pulls the train cars down the track, he got light headed and said the next thing he knew, one of the other guys was reaching down to help him up off of the ground. Once I got him home and called the doctor’s office, he said he felt fine. Against my objections, he said he just wanted to take a nap then see how he feels. I’ve checked on him twice to make sure he’s still breathing. Because of his past alcoholism, he has severe liver damage and sometimes the ammonia builds up too much in his system. There’s nothing they can really do for him anyway, if that’s what it was, and he just needs to get himself cleaned out. I’m still gonna try to get him to go to Urgent Care anyway.)
I am giving you all the first look at my latest inspiration. Jeffrey, Gerald and Junior are the central characters in a new series of clay figures that I will be developing. I don’t plan on selling them but rather all their little fairyland friends with a mini-story or poem based on their interaction with each other. (I hope that made sense the way I said it.)
I was reading a blog post on one of the clay web-sites I follow and she was talking about how she has been successful with her store on Etsy. She has had one central character that she has developed little scenes around (it’s her trademark?) and has just recently added a new one. So I started thinking about what I could come up with similarly. Who doesn’t love fairies, pixies, trolls and various woodland creatures? I always made up bedtime stories for Sara when she was little, which she loved more than the books I read her, so I thought I’d give it a whirl.
Also, I am posting a picture of the “Fandango Doll” I made a couple weekends ago when we had all of the grandchildren out for the night. I was so busy helping them with their dolls, which I forgot to get pictures of before then left, that mine sat by the wayside half done until after they had left, lol. By the time I got back to her, she was already starting to sag on me. For fear of overly trying to fix her and messing her up completely, I just did the best I could to salvage her. I call her “Pearl”. If you can’t tell, she’s a throwback to the Hippy age.
I’ve got a few new creatures for you to look at and then I’ve started working on my caning again. I love doing it but it’s so hard for me to reduce them once then are done. With my MS diminished strength and grip, I can’t seem to be able to apply equal pressure on both sides when I doing it and that causes the clay to move differently from one to the other 😦 Don’t know if there is a solution for that.
First, about dad. Well, now that we know he is cancer free, he decided to go ahead and have the back surgery done to put “cement” in the fractures of his spine. The only thing that I worry about is being put under at his age. I don’t know how long it’s been since he’s had any surgery, if ever, and that’s always a touchy area. But, I am never without hope. As always asking for a quick prayer to be said for him.
Okay, now some new pictures to show you:
Some new little critters:
This little set is of a dragon that I just finished. It is my own design, how do you think she turned out? I call her “Queenie” due to space concerns, the se are thumbnail size but you can click on the