Thursday, July 16, 2009

It's been too long

I know, it's been over a month...I just couldn't get here. I had been boring myself so I thought you might be bored, too. (you know, you two that read this ;-0) oh, maybe I've lost you... ahhhhhh, what to do what to do.

So here I am back again, I hope for awhile. I've been collecting and dreaming and designing and planning. I've also been gardening and gardening and gardening and working and procrastinating.

I really planned to be back before now but I kept putting it off. I think it's because I lack even what seems to be simple blog knowledge that I put it off instead of adding it to my list of things to figure out. I'm also pretty annoyed that my internet connectivity is compromised and no one can tell me why. I was on the phone with Apple thinking it might have something to do with my computer or better yet, the new version of Safari, which I downloaded and then proceeded to be pissed off by it's bells and whistles that others seem to like (so I am told by the Apple customer service rep Joseline -- who was very very nice, I might add.) Then I talked to Jeff at AT&T and he tried to figure some things out (and gave me a break on my monthly bill next month because I've been dealing with this issue for months and spoke to both Apple and AT&T a couple months ago.) Jeff couldn't help and transferred to the guy that could help with wireless and the Mac. He was somewhat helpful, we went through a few of the same things as with Jeff and then tried some new things. All my numbers show that I should not be having any issues....Well, it got to where things seem to have been working better (faster loading, no 'can't connect' messages) and this guy was quick with his "OK, it's fixed" I said, "Whoa! let me a try a few things before we hang up." I was feeling like he was in too much of a hurry to get off the line with me. Things seemed to have been better so we hung up. A few minutes later -- guess what? -- yup! the same problems. It does seem to be a little less but it's still very much there. I haven't called them again because I really haven't had the time to be dealing with this. I had been on the phone with these people for about 3 hours!! 3 hours to figure out not much of anything! Frustrating.

Foster Dogs
Well, Rudy my foster dog went to his new home in the Boston area.

What a wonderful couple that adopted him. Real people, very real...and pleasant to be around. He'll have a wonderful life with them. He was here for about 10 weeks, which is a long time to have a foster here. I adopted out two others in between...Max...

and Sasha...
and now I have Jack. What a character he is. He's an 8 month old Schnauzer/terrier mix. So cute and funny and loving.

I entered a give-away on the Skull-A-Day blog...and I won! I couldn't believe it. I've entered a few different ones on different blogs, usually, the requirement is to leave a comment and then on a certain day they do a random drawing. Well, I forgot all about it and the drawing was on July 7. I checked my blog email today (yeah, I know...) anyway, there was an email saying I was the winner. I actually looked at the subject line twice and the date because I thought for some reason someone might be pulling my leg. I was so surprised that I won. I got me a WisSkullsin T-shirt by Josh Rickin. Sooooo cool!! Very exciting.

A card -- A drawing
A young friend was having a cyst removed on her cheek so I made her a portrait card to let her know that I was thinking of her. She's a strong and self-confident girl, but at the age of 14 I think one is a little self-conscious of any scars on the face...shit, any age for a woman! My note inside was to remind her that scars on our skin are just a map of our experiences.

The drawing is on vellum laid over graph paper and sewn together with a zig-zag stitch. I took a piece of card stock and glued a layer of krinkled tissue paper over it and then glued the image on top of that. She liked it. This is a girl that started making stuffies after I gave her a couple as gifts. Here's one she made for me out of a camouflage shirt because I wear cammie's and like the cammy pattern...I love it!

Well, I do have lots more fun stuff to share and will hopefully be quicker at getting posts done sooner.

12pm eastern time...nighty night.

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