Friday, July 24, 2009

Am I the only one who cries?

I'll admit I'm a very sensitive person. I tend to let things get to me that the average person just ignores. I cry over road kill all the time. I don't care if it's your everyday pet or the local wildlife. It just plain and simple effects me. However, I was totally unprepared for the effect that a tiny baby deer would have on me. This little guy (or gal) couldn't have been but a few weeks old-it wasn't even as big as a Great Dane yet. Now I realize that in most areas deer are considered to be pest. True they will eat a garden in one feeding or put a major dent in ones fender, but for the most part the ones here eat the grasses in the open fields. It's not unusual to see small deer dead along the roadway so why when I saw this tiny creature dead in the middle of the road did it hit me so hard? Could it have been the mother in me crying for her baby? Was it just my tender nature? Was I thinking could it have been avoided? It was after all very foggy this morning and maybe Jr was just following mommy across a path that seemed safe to them both. All I know is that I can't seem to stop the tears whenever I think about that tiny image. No one stopping, no one caring as after all it was just another pest they didn't have to deal with.
By late afternoon all that was left of this baby was just the rust colored stain on the road.
Am I the only one who cries?

Thursday, July 23, 2009

so where is summer?????

Okay is it July in the USA or is it Fall??? I mean after all we are suppose to be having heat that we can't stand but instead we are shivering and putting on the woolies. This is just plain crazy. I know in my last post the heat was on but let me tell ya it certainly didn't last . Yesterday it rained all day long. Now don't get me wrong we needed that type of rain as the garden was terribly dry but come on---it's only 70 today and that's stretching it. I'm not to sure I buy this global warming stuff!!!

In other news hubby went to see spine specialist on Tuesday and there will be surgery sometime in Oct. He will have to have 2 disc and a hip replacement. They say this isn't as bad as it use to be (they use lasers now) and that hubby should be out of hospital in 24-36 hrs. They don't know my man--he's kind of a baby when it comes to pain! However, I say if this will help then go for it as I'm really tired of not being able to sleep at nights. I did tell him (before we found this out) that I was ready for Ricky and Lucy beds ( separate ones) because I just couldn't go any longer without sleep.

Well there's not much more to chat about today. The rain has made me lazy--like I need an excuse!!! I will keep this blog posted on the surgery event and ask that you please pray for us in that area because we have already taken a hit in the ole pocketbook and this one will likely do us in. Still I know my God will help us as He always does but it helps to have friends praying with us.

Enjoy your day or night and chat later

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Saber kitty

Well it was bound to happen sooner or later. Summer heat has set in and I spend alto of time sitting in front of the computer trying to stay cool. For the longest time we were having cooler than normal temperatures but alas no more as the heat is back to stay.

My garden has taken a hit from the strange weather. My cucumbers have toasted and now my tomatoes have the late blight so they will soon be gone. I'm an organic gardener and I will not use chemicals in any form so I guess the tomatoes are history. Don't know what causes blight but they are saying this could be as bad as the Irtish potato famine way back in the 1800's. To me that sounds pretty serious, but I guess only time will tell. At least the beans are coming on strong so guess what we will be eating alot of this winter!!!

Hubby finally went back to work and the house is quiet for the most part. Yesterday was almost downright boring as it was just granddaughter and I. It's been a long time since it's just been the 2 of us. We did get outside for about an hour and while out she decided we had to make friends with the saber tooth kitty. This kid has an imagine a mile long (being an only child isn't easy) but a saber tooth??? I told her I didn't want to make friends with that type of kitty but she claimed it was friendly---until it bit my hand!!!!! Does that sound friendly to you?? Me either so I shooed the thing away. It then went to sit under her blanket tent and growled at me every time I moved. After an hour I decided it was time for kitty to return to the wild. Well kitty didn't want to go anywhere so I had to take the broom to it. Granddaughter informed me that saber kitty would be there waiting for me the next time I went outside. I told her kitty was just imaginary and it wouldn't hurt a flea. She said "okay. And it was wrong of me to say it would bite you. I'm sorry." I told her it was okay to play pretend and that if saber kitty was still there later he could come back to play. (Being any only child is hard sometimes!!). That seemed to make her happy but kitty was still kinda mad at me because of the broom. I just shook my head and we went in. However, I could have sworn I heard a low growl as we went thru the kitchen door--sure do hope it was the dog growling at saberkitty and not kitty growling at me!!!!!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Whooohooo! I'm a star at last

Well at least for the month of July. On one of my forum groups ( ) I was chosen for Crafter of the Month for July. Now I don't suppose this is a great honor except for the memebers there but it's always nice to be reconized. Craft Buddy is the only forum I've been on that is truely a close knit community. When one hurts the rest of us hurt and if someone needs encouragement we uplift them. I've made many lasting friends there and there are some close enough for me to visit when I get the chance. Our fearless leader, Fred has made some great changes to the site since I joined last year so if you get a chance stop over and say hello to the crew. I'm Daisydilly over there or Vicki depending on who is doing the chatting---and speaking of chat they have a weekly live chat on Wednesdays. It's a great way to get to know more about your friends without the world seeing your post. Hope to see y'all soon

Friday, July 3, 2009

Happy Birthday America

Can you believe tomorrow is the 4th of July and it's the day we American's celebrate the liberation of our country. Some say this is the date that America became a country but that's not true , as that occured when the pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock (I'm no history buff so feel free to correct me ).
This post will be short as we have many things going on today but I just wanted to drop in and say Happy 4th to America.
Enjoy your weekend and if it's hot where you are try to stay cool-- as for us we are trying to stay warm!!! (it's just been downright coolish).