Saturday, November 28, 2009

living day to day

Well, made it past Thanksgiving. So, I guess that's something to be thankful for. No, we don't go out into the shopping crush and frenzy anymore. We ordered from the Internet. I figure that to be equivalent to catalog shopping. Like going back in time, to when we ordered from the Wards and Sears catalogs. So, nothing new, just a rerun. Very retro.
After all this long time, I find I really miss downtown window shopping. Malls just do not make it.
Slogging through wind, rain or snow, that was part of the experience. The malls are without character. They are like warehouses. And malls promote disease. Someone sneezes at one end and it blown by the AC all over the buildings in five minutes. (ok, ten minutes.) Making the place a pest house. besides, the air conditioning always gives me a migraine headache, all that cold blowing air.
The little strip malls are ok. You drive up and get out, to walk into the shop.
By the way, about catalogs. I ordered from a catalog, because they have things one can't find easily anymore. Now, I get one or two new ones everyweek. There may be more now, as people are looking for a way to have income. As jobs are truant.
Our Thanksgiving was: watching the Macy's Parade and a sharing one of those extra large T.V. dinners. I didn't lose it until 6:o'clock the next morning. I count that a 'good' thing.
We already have our Christmas shopping done.

Thursday, November 19, 2009


Since I had finished the silk dress, I was trying to decide what to do next. When I went thru my work box, I found the pieces of this skirt, I had cut out last year. Well, I had sort of an idea to do Christmas. And there this was. Just this past monday, I was feeling fairly well. So, I spent the day sewing. doing as much as I could. Did pretty good, as you can see. Good thing. All I could do after that, was cut the fabric for the ruffle. Then pinned the hem in place, ready to sew, when I have my energy up again.
To those of you who are not doll or sewing people, I know, to you this is: Boring and unimportant. Well, really, are you interested in what ever I may have to say about, Sarah Palin, Health care, Or if the fact that Oprah is ending her talk show. This blog is about me, who I am and my interests. It's 'person' blog. Not a news blog.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Well, today I received my fourth eye medication injection. It's a bit nerve racking to get a shot direct to the eyeball. But, the sight in the eye shows very marked improvement. So, it is ok. I can deal with that. I mean, it is not really that bad, but, I'm just sort of a nervous type person. And I will receive a fifth shot in January. Then In February, the Doctor will do an evalulation.
I think it will go well. The treatment is quite expensive.
When I first developed AMD I didn't think anything could be done. But, the eye shots are brand new, and I have "wet' AMD. It is treatable. The "dry" is more difficult. So, That was interesting.
I didn't feel like doing any shopping today. So, we came right home after.

Monday, November 16, 2009


But, they seemed like such a nice person. Yeah, right. Can't you read body language? Didn't you notice demeaner? How about chance remarks?
Oh but, he (she) would never hurt: their wife, husband, girlfriend, boyfriend, child. Pay attention, because let me tell you from my own long life and experience. Anyone is capable of anything at anytime.
So, how does one know who to trust? You should never trust anyone, Especially someone who says, "trust me".
Gee, you must have a terrible opinion of people. Yes and no. Because, let me tell you. Always look out for number one, because no one else is. Always heads up and look where you are going.
Be aware. Always be prepared for anything. Doesn't that make for a very lonely and stressful life? No, does a wild horse looked stressed? They are always aware. But, they live and survive.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Finally, I have finished the green silk ball gown for Eithne. Just in time for Christmas. She is quite pleased. I began the dress in January. It is a very intricate and detailed project. I could only sew on it in between IBS bouts. I wanted to be sure the dress would be up to my original quality. It is in two pieces. The bodice is separate from the skirt. Authentic to the era.
I don't think I will do another one this detailed for this doll again.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


It was lovely
it was sad.
They walk now in
the light
of the Loving

Friday, November 6, 2009


They are lost in darkness,
and can see only the night.
No one sees them,
as they are in shadow.
No one notices, because,
we only see. that which does not
disturb our lives.
Then, when something happens,
they say, I didn't notice.
'I didn't notice',
that's like trying to cross a busy street
without a traffic signal.
When hit by the car,
They remark,
Where did that come from?
Didn't you see the cars?
No, I wasn't looking.
Yesterday and today--
same thing.

Sunday, November 1, 2009


Here is my lady witch. I finished her. And colored her in. Our tech. equipment decided to co-operate with us. So, I was able to get a good print to do the color work on. She would made a nice doll. But, I don't make my cloth dolls anymore.