Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Believe me, I understand it, but at first reading of that email, I wondered if we were estranged over his lifetime, and it occured to me that he's 30 now...and he may NOT be as "in touch" with me & my doings.
This WAS the main reason I sent everyone the link to the Blog...so they can keep in touch with me, when they can't keep in touch with me...LOL!! This is kind of like opening my Journal everyday and then letting everyone I know read it....I don't think so!!! There are things in my HandWritten Journal that shouldn't be made public!
Anyhoo...I finally listed my FIRST item on Etsy...another website for selling Handcrafted Items. After the last changes of Ebay, a TON of Crafters have left and even entire Ebay Groups have gone "off-Ebay" and have started their own thing! I don't blame them...I don't quite understand HOW they are doing it, and I am inquiring about it thru different sellers to see what the "norm" is appearing to be these days, as far as WHERE all the Sellers are going that is the most popular? How did they come to find the time to get everyone up and going in their websites, etc.
No answers yet...
I do hope this is NOT because of competition, cuz the way I look at it, we are all crafters trying to have a "place" to sell our goods and there is a common bond out there.
Well, the ONE thing I noticed is how almost Everyone that has taken other routes have also started blogging...
Entire Ebay Groups have moved to Etsy with either the SAME NAMES or VERY SIMILAR names...Lots of sellers in these groups are even joining other Etsy groups.
So...for those of you that may ask if I have any stuff on Ebay, well, that is iffy and ya best check Etsy, too! There is also a Protest for May on Ebay and their New Policies and Fees that I found a Lot of people were going to try and participate in...I am going to check into there and just look and see what is listed and when the listings end...then Thursday should bring a different answer.
I am also looking into other markets for the selling. All kinds of information is being posted and I am finding days can leap into days and days of reading and learning.... A G A I N!!!
Just when I got REALLY good with Ebay, now we are doing the ETSY thing...LOL!
On further note...I have NOT been out gardening...not to say I didn't go around yesterday with BestestFriendSteph and take a lookie at all the stuff that has come up and stuffs that are getting ready to bloom, like my beautiful Azaleas that just so happen to have the name New Jersey....Yep! Parts of my life are all around this house, in and out...gathered around me....like a comforter!
I asked DH for the Garden Fork the other day....seems we no longer have one, or he can't find it...So guess what....WallyWorld, here we come again...we need to get a garden fork so I can dig up this stuff and move it around, divide it up, and so on!!!
Okay...I have a ton of stuff to do in this house today, so I gotta cut this short!
Till Another Time!
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Anyhoo...I grabbed the furball and tried to lay down, and needless to say I did fall asleep, must have started to run a fever cuz I threw back all the covers and I was drenched in sweaty clothing and my hair felt like I had been in the bathtub...Not Good....(famous Johnny Depp sentence from "Pirates"..) Anyway...I was not well, Obviously...and I wasn't sure what had a grip on me, but I determined this was not going to be a fun ride to be on, so I ended up falling back asleep, and more of the same...hotter than hell, and sweating like I was in a hothouse...exercising!
By about 4PM I was up and I was starting to get "concerned" cuz there just wasn't anything right with how I was feeling, so I called DH...
Now mind you, he is at his Mother's house...she's in the Hospital herself, with the usual bleeding and test-doing, and he's trying to get the grass cut...
I hear him answer and I ask how much longer he has over there, and he "hears" somehow, that my voice is not "right", and he says what's the matter, and I just tell him I need him here, and that I am not well....AT ALL....He asked me if it was my stomach and I said No, it's Everything in and On my entire body...and I must have jinxed myself cuz I mentioned I was in a LOT of pain and the only time I had pain like that, besides a car wreck, was the Viral Infection I had back in December. He said he'd be about an hour and I thought, I won't make it that long...LOL!
I hung up and did what I do "naturally"...I filled my "spa" tub with the hottest water while I floated in it and I ended up falling asleep...only waking up when I hear him come in the door...It is now 2 1/2 hours AFTER I talked to him, so naturally, I am like totally peeved, and he is totally worried since I have been in the water that long...
I crawled out and he helped me in bed and things just took a turn that I didn't want to take...for the worse...At times I would cry so hard and he'd come running, cuz I was "stuck" in some position that I couldn't unstuck from, or the pain was just wracking the body...he wanted to take me somewhere...I was resistant. VERY RESISTANT...plus I just couldn't move...energy wasn't there, nor the desire to get OUT of the bed. He touched me and he freaked cuz I was so cold to the touch and clammy and I was claiming I was burning up...but still no way of getting me to leave! Well, about 2AM that pretty much changed...I got up...barely! Not without a lot of crying and huffing, whining and spastic breathing. I crawled out to DH's recliner and sat down...I don't know why, but I craved a cigarette...I don't crave cigarettes when I am so ill, but I gave in to it and lit one up and I realized my arms were so stiff and sore...I got up and got some water, with much struggling! And I sat there in the chair for about 2 hours and I was miserable, getting more miserable and after a few whines, called my daughter, who was surprised with the 4AM call...told her I needed her to come right away, and that I would be waking Dad to take me to the ER in Maryland...so she said she would, and then I went to wake up DH....wasn't hard...I asked him if he could get up and he asked why and I said I wanted to go to the hospital and he took one look at the time on the clock and he was up and out in about 3.9 seconds...and came in and wanted a full assessment....
Now..I know you all have been so sick at some time in your life that when someone asks you what is wrong, you just have not an ounce of strength in you to answer with every single thing....and this was how I was feeling, so I just said Everything. Then I burst out crying and he knew at that point, just pack me up and get me somewhere...
At the hospital...they have no mercy....I should KNOW this!!! But here I am in a wheelchair, barely able to answer dumb questions like Name, Address, and the famous question - Describe your dilemma. I think they should know the answer to this one, don't you? I mean it IS the EmErGEncY RooM...I must have an Emergency, duh! LOL! Well...to top it off a nurse comes out and she needs for me to pee in a cup...Now THAT my dear peoples should make someone wonder WHERE is their BRAINS when they ask someone to pee in a tiny cup when they can't even Stand up or Walk...LOL! I can only say that it never happened...there was an ugly bedpan they used instead...same result, but without ME having to be a contortionist with a broken body!
All in all, the poking, prodding, and ohhhh....the cold cold hands!!! This place was Freezing, and Everyone had COLD HANDS!!! Not good on an ill body!!! They came up with the Viral Infection Theory...check with your doctor if not better in two days, and you can leave now....and that is all they had to say...I, on the other hand, had a few questions to ask since this is now my SECOND time down this particular road...main question??? W H Y?!?!? They don't know why...LOL! No..I'm kidding, well, kinda kidding...they don't KNOW why I got it a second time, other than that whole Anemic for long time, compromised immune system, yada, yada, yada. So...the only other words I heard was, You could do this again, several more times over the course of years, about three years, and I could possibly NEVER have it again! Bummer! I can't DO THIS again!
With all this, I am just glad to be here, again! This round was NOT like the one at Christmas...the pain was very similar, but there were other things that were not at all fun. But Christmas was ruined...and I was alive...that was all that seemed to matter!
So....guess what?! I'm backed up on ALL my plans now...never got to do the Yard Sale the other day, so I am HOPING to be ready for it this coming weekend..No Surprises!!! And from there, I just hope that all goes well. I have got to get better with an upcoming wedding in the family...gotta be there, wanna be there...but that's life for me at the moment, and according to Mr. Handsome Doctor, the "next few years"....I guess I took that well, since he was handsome, but Hey! I was doped up...he could've been 92, humped over and hair coming out of his ears...I'm not sure drugs can do that, but in MY system, anything can happen...ObVioSly!!!
Till Another Time!
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Monday, April 14, 2008
So much has happened in the past weeks since I wrote that I would keep up...I don't know where to start!
Well, I can start with the NEW ADDITION to our family...Pixie...our new baby Chihuahua!
Isn't she the cutest thing to see? I saw her, she saw me, and although my heart still aches for our Pogie, this little booger just stole the piece of my heart that is NOT entirely broken, yet!
I went for Guppies, and look what I got! A Puppy!!! How does one GO from Guppies to Puppies? I am not sure!
In the past weeks, I have gotten a whole Menagerie of "friends" in the house to keep me company, and fill up my days with more things to do, as if I didn't have enough to do before all of these additions! I have a new Betta, named Merlin II. We call him Merlin. Look at these colors! What a sight to see!
Okay...enough of the updates on the pets...
You really can't beat the smell of this tree, had it been warm enough to enjoy this year! Last year we got a heavy frost/freeze, so we didn't really get to see very many blooms on the tree at all!
I am anticipating in about a week or so, we should have a beautiful Purple leafed tree...more a deep burgundy, but hey, I love Purple and that is what it is called...what an accent to the yard...and the bed underneath has been newly planted with some pink phlox, and wonderfully scented Violas, and the existing Hyacinths & Crocus are still there....as well as a clump of CatNip that I pinch off and give to Addie...I think that is why she is just so cooooooooool. She's High on Cat Nip!!! LOL!
This guy has been laughing at me everytime I go outside to "work" the yard a bit...
I bought this little guy years ago, cuz he made me giggle when I looked at him in the garden...but now I think he is having a heck of a laugh with me moaning & groaning of pain and wracking muscle aches when I get done from one day's hard labor!
Mean guy! Or is it just me???
Anyhoo....here are some more pics to enjoy of the up and coming plants, etc....