Monday, July 30, 2007
here's what i've been making and another Pepper update
New banner and Pepper update
Sunday, July 29, 2007
poor Pepper isn't feeling well
yesterday Pepper, was acting kind of funny. she does this sometimes, so we didn't think too much about it. But this morning when she wouldn't get out of "her" chair, i went and got her and put her on the ground, so that she could go outside and potty - she fell over! i knew that wasn't a good sign. so dillon and i took her to the emergency vet hospital. she had a fever of 105.6 (which dogs run higher than us, but even the vet said that was high). they wanted to do xrays and blood work and keep her overnight for IV fluids, but i was a little concerned about "how much this was going to cost"! i've been to this place before and it isn't cheap! i asked if it was possible to put her on an antibotic and give her a bolus of fluids (injecting water under her skin) and then i could take her to my own vet tomorrow for the tests. she (the vet) said that was fine, since pepper wasn't going to crash any minute or anything. we agreed that if anything went down during the rest of the day, that i would bring her back.
Saturday, July 28, 2007
my blog and esty banner are getting a facelift!
So today i was just searching around and ended up a Rella of FaerieLuna's blog (http://faerieluna.blogspot.com/). i contacted her after totally loving her banner (in both her blog and etsy store http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=60121 ). She was so sweet and got back to me right away and told me that Susan Tuttle of http://ilkasattic.blogspot.com/ designed it for her.
So i contacted Susan and now we are in the process of designing my banner for my blog and for my etsy shoppe. i wanted to incorporate the images of my art dolls (using the rusty bed springs), add some stitching and some birds, plus the title (um Lemoncholy's!) and pick out my colors, etc... so i am very excited!
by the way..... the other night in the soldered tiara class as i was telling the other girls about my business name, Lemoncholy's, someone asked, where did that name come from? and i said, well, i was watching a lovely english movie (of which the title i never knew). it took place in the twenties (maybe...) and it was about 4 women who rented this place over the summer. during the movie, one of the ladies said, "I am feeling a little lemoncholy". and i just loved it!
so anyway, a couple of the girls at class, said; that sounds like "Enchanted April", which sure enough is the movie! Now, i have to add this though - i've been known to "remember things wrong"..... so now that i've been telling people that the woman said "i'm feeling Lemoncholy", instead of meloncholy - i've often wondered to myself - now did she say that, or is this one of those times where i am remembering it wrong! lol. anyway, my intentions were good regardless of what she ended up saying! and i am sure you all have moments where you remember something wrong? unfortunately it happens to me alot - but i take it in stride and laugh at myself when i do it. my son always laughs at me about the "Jackass" movie, because i always think the title is "dumbass". also, i get things mixed up or backwards - classic example - that game where you say "who won the race?" and then as you punch the person in the arm, you say "Charley horse". well, (and i've never lived it down since) - i tried to do the game with my son and said "who won the charley race?" you can imagine the snickers........ you get the picture.... i should just stick to altering art!
finished designing and taping my charms for tiara
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Soldered Tiara class at "Absolutely Everything", Topsfield, MA
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Beautiful Egret, Belmar, NJ
I was driving my son and his girlfriend to a pool party when we drove by this little beach area and i saw this Egret. I dropped them off and then i returned to try and take his picture. these birds are pretty skittish, so i was trying to approach quietly so as not to startle him. right as i got into position, a car with young guys in it drove by and started honking at me and scared the bird! so i just started snapping away before he flew off. i was pleasantly surprised when i got to work and started looking at the pictures i took. i love this one! i've never been able to get a bird like this with his wings open so wide.
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
more flea market goodies
I found some cool red scrabble tiles, which i'd never seen before, some regular scrabble tiles, fishing lures (which i love!), (2) mini tins (aspirin and fuses), salt and pepper shakers - glass with cool patina, a sheriff's badge, a dremel file, some small metal files, 2 pretty tin containers (one is black with handles - $2!), keys, some metal thingys and a pink spool of thread that i found on the ground!
Saturday, July 21, 2007
Flea Market today (and going back tomorrow too!)
Friday, July 20, 2007
Skunked & Goosed and a case of hives
So i was only home a few days when i came down with hives. it started on my face, then on my neck and chest. (it's been 4 days and i still have them coming and going). the only thing i can think of is that i had a reaction to a plant that i bought (i've ruled out food, since i hadn't really eaten anything that i would react to). i suspect this plant because its flowers were oily and that is exactly what happened to Dillon one time when i had him smell this rosemary plant that my friend had bought me as a thank you gift. fresh rosemary is very oily and he broke out all over with hives. and it was the same thing, they would come and go and it lasted about 4 days. so after i planted this new plant i noticed ants on the flowers, which i touched and i could feel the oil on the flowers. the oil gets absorbed into your skin and then, if you are allergic - hives. fun fun. they are very itchy and bumpy. my skin on my face looks bad and one day my right eye lid had hives and looked swollen. lovely!
So, last night i picked up dillon from his improv show (his team got 2nd by the way) and then we went and picked up milk and cereal. upon entering the house, we were greeted with this horrific STENCH - skunk! ick, ew, gross and nasty. obviously, one of dogs got skunked (we have 3 dogs). i immediately suspected Kirby, our golden, because she is always getting skunked. but we ruled her out and ended up picking as our contestant, Pepper, one of the Westies. it was already late in the evening (almost midnight) and i didn't have the supplies i needed to bathe her (for the record the receipe for de-skunking is: peroxide, tomato juice and liquid detergent. so we cwardened (sp?) off Pepper in one room and went to bed. (for the record, Pepper is the westie with the blue collar, shorter fur and Gracie is the westie with longer fur and has that look of trouble on her face!)
This morning i ran and got what i needed and dillon and i gave her a bath. then dillon said, we might want to bathe Gracie (the other Westie) because she smelled a little too. i told dillon to pick her up and smell her because Gracie DOES NOT like to get a bath and i DO NOT like to give her a bath. she yelps, she squirms and then starts screaming bloody murder. it is not fun and if i don't need to give her a bath, i'm not going to! So luckily, we decided that she really didn't smell.
when i picked up pepper to go into the house, i decided that she still smelled bad and that we would give her another "special" bath. she was done lickety split and we all went into the house. i called the other dogs and as i stepped inside, Gracie comes running in with this goo all over her. she had just went and rolled in goose crap! unbelievable! i just looked at her as if she could understand me and said "you just set yourself up for failure, what were you thinking?"
So Gracie got her bath.