Wednesday, July 25, 2012
My mother used to make dolls out of clay that baked in the oven. They were the size of Barbie dolls and she sewed beautiful period clothes for them, including the underwear. For that reason I was never interested in doing it myself..........fear of being like her. I must have gotten over that.....
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
I've been sewing lately, and painting boring pictures. My days are long, punctuated by depressing, emotional bouts of missing Lytton. I have not been able to work at the horse shelter because of my sore shoulders, but after a round of physical therapy I am going back for the first time today. I will be on light duty until I see how it goes, but I hope to be able to go regularly again. I won't go every day, but I'd like to manage two or three. Time will tell.
Saturday, July 07, 2012
So, this is my crop so far. My 2x2 foot vegetable garden is doing well except for the dill. I stepped on the seedlings earlier when I was working on something else, which most likely is the cause of their demise. The cucumber plants are growing pretty well, but I don't see how they will have time to produce cucumbers........we'll see.
A few minutes ago Patrick and Willie were lying at my feet so contentedly together that I had to take a picture. Patrick is so jealous and aggressive toward poor Willy that moments like this are rare. In fact, the reason for Patrick's presence was caused by my playing with Willy. Patrick was upstairs sleeping on the bed and Willy was downstairs with me. I took the opportunity to pick up one of the dog toys and start a game. Willy loves to play, but he's not allowed by Patrick. I tried to be quiet, but Willy started growling playfully. Patrick heard him and started barking. He flew downstairs to stop the game. I prevented him from beating Willy up, but that was the end of it. A few minutes later they were together on the floor, but I suspect that Patrick was making sure that nothing concerning toys was going to take place. He's gone now.