Good morning everyone!!! sorry I was awol yesterday..I had my kidney stone appt. yesterday and then I worked in the yard..first the kidney appt..I have kidney stones apparently in both kidneys..didn't know this..I am getting the blasted in about 2 weeks..before they cause problems down the road..they are not good to keep in your body even if they don't cause problems..cause eventually they will..I also learned that using Calcium Carbonate is not good for you..and it could very well be causing me (among other factors) to be getting kidney stones..so if any of you out there are taking calcium..read the back label..the kind you should be on is Calcium Citrate..it breaks down easier and is a bit more expensive then the other...so I came home and threw that big bottle away..and will go and get the right stuff...I will be knocked out with this procedure as they will insert a catheder into you know where and pinpoint each stone and blast them slowly..should take about 45 minutes to an hour...and I will be sore for a while and have some bruising..Hubby gets to smack my back for 3 weeks to help knock out the stones (dust) and I have to pee through a screen so they can look at them under a microscope to see what they are made up of..so there you have it..not thrilled but would rather have this then try to pee them out..which I have been told is worse then childbirth..okay secondly..I came home to take care of my neighbors yard as she couldn't be bothered with doing it herself..took me an hour to burn all the new blooming what I call "chickweed" not sure of the real name, but this weed spreads like wild flower, if it goes to seed and you pick it..the seeds jump like jumping beans everywhere..and their yard is covered in it..cause they haven't done any yard work except for like twice and it wasn't in the part of the yard that needed to be done..and now she is gone for a month and a half in another state..so today I am taking roundup to the rest of it...not happy as I made sure this yard was weed free before they moved in..I spent hours over there taking care of it..and you can't even tell I did anything..and you all know by now how I feel about weeds..I came home and spent about 15 minutes in my yard and it is done..honestly..do people think a yard will take care of itself..you can't just mow and edge your yard and call it a day..it takes more then that to keep it looking nice..and I told them this..but it fell on deaf ears apparently..and she had the gall to call me out on this as I posted this a couple of entrys ago and she was upset by what I said..well after seeing their yard in the state it is in..I should be the one that's upset..and trust me...I am...but now that they are mostly gone (the weeds) I know it won't spread into my yard..oh and they are moving out..so now we get new renters..oh the joy of it all..just hope they take better care of the yard then the last couple of renters they have had in this house..very frustrating to say the least..okay I am off my soap box..sorry for venting..but this is just really frustrating especially when we took them in and gave them so much stuff to make sure they were comfortable and well cared for..kind of feel like I was crapped on..and I don't know anyone that likes being crapped on..
The photo above is of a mixed media that I made a while back and I was going through my stuff for sale and thought I would put it up on my etsy site...I love this little piece of folkart...the design is from Chestnut Junction..I love her patterns etc..
this is on an 8x10 wood frame..I also used my burnishing tool and made the designs in the door...and I also edged the whole cabinet. the little flower pot is to represent a firkin of some sort..
I made these flour sack pillows a while back and just got around to stuffing them..the backing is flour sack material..these will be going up in my etsy site as well..;)
okay who is ready for their daily bingo I will add 4 words today since I missed yesterday...
speaking of sunshine..we are getting an even more beautiful day today..but it is supposed to end tomorrow..hence working next door today..the jonquils are coming up next door, and so are the little crocuses..I purchased a dalhia plant the other day..maybe I will plant it today..we had frost this morning..so might wait...gotta get the babies out for their daily watching of the squirrels and birdies.;)
Again sorry to have ranted and carried on about next door..I hope you all have a beautiful day and that you stay nice and toasty for those of you in the snowy climates..be sure to take care of the homeless furry children that they have a warm place to sleep and good food to eat..;)