Sunday, August 16, 2009


I don't know how else to put it. Things are bland lately. I wasn't going to blog but I hate to leave y'all hanging. I have taken a few days off from working on the fence. Ahh, how nice! I picked the last of the peaches, nectarines, and plums last night, and made (froze) a few pie fillings today. So sad to see the last of it! I did some sewing last week (that being primarily right-handed work) and made the cutest darn thing on the planet, which I can't talk about or show you til after Christmas (OMG how will I wait that long!). Needless to say I now want to make one for myself, not that I need it, but it's so cute! Maybe every few weeks I should drop by the fabric store and pick up a yard of whatever fabric I like best that day, and start accumulating materials. :-) (NO, I'm not going to buy hunky-half-naked-cowboy fabric).

I have this therapy ball I've been working with for my thumb. It's pretty pathetic. I can mash the thing with my right hand but can barely dent it in my left because my grip strength with my thumb is just gone. Why oh why did I have to hit myself with that @#$% hammer?! This has set me back a lot. I have to try to get in as many hours as I can though, I have to find a way to hold this stuff so I can get back to scrimshaw. Frequent breaks I guess, maybe wearing the splint while I work. Ugh.

I moved a bunch of chickens around today, and got the oldest of the youngsters out into the big aviary pen. They're too young to determine their quality yet. Cute little buggers though. The youngest of them moved out into the barn today, so that means it's time for me to clean the brooders out of the storage room.

Well, here's hoping I can break out of this funk and get next week to be more productive than last week. I'm not diggin' this.


Anonymous said...

I hope you have a "ball" with your therapy! Hardy har har! -BM

Anonymous said...

Ahhhwww, come on...we know how much we all enjoy the hunky cowbody fabric! I can't think of a darn thing that could be made out of it (LOL) but it's got to be good for something, right?

Katherine Plumer said...

I'm still totally thinking throw pillows, with faux suede fringe! That would be a hilarious gag gift... ;-)