Sunday, March 22, 2009

SUNDAY, MARCH 22, 2009 - ANOTHER WEEK, ANOTHER STEP FORWARD

THESE STEPS LEAD DOWN INTO WHAT USED TO BE ALL MIPREZIOUS' PLAY YARD. MY FRONT DOOR COMES STRAIGHT OUT FROM THE LEFT OF WHAT YOU SEE. HOOVEROUND HAS PLENTY OF ROOM TO MAKE TURN THROUGH THE WHITE GATE YOU SEE IN REAR OF THIS PLATFORM AND STEPS. IT IS VERY ROOMY ALTHOUGH IT DOES NOT APPEAR SO IN THIS PICTURE. YOU CAN JUST SEE TOUCH OF MY MEMORIAL BENCH I HAD DONE FOR MY FATHER!! IT IS ABSOLUTELY EXQUISITE!! IT HAS BEEN TAKEN DOWN TO GROUND FOR CONSTRUCTION, BUT IT WILL GO IN FRONT OF MY PICTURE WINDOW IN BED OF WHITE MARBLE. I HAVE ALSO HAD A SOLID RED, QUITE SMOOTH, TYPE OF SMALLER STONES MADE WITH A PINK ROSE AND NAME OF DEAREST ONE I HAVE LOST FOR EACH ONE WHO HAS PASSED. UNFORTUNATELY, THERE ARE QUITE A FEW!! THEY WILL GO AROUND THE BENCH. THE CONSTRUCTION CREW HAS LEFT THE ENTIRE AREA QUITE A "MESS". ONE OF THOSE THINGS THAT CAN NOT BE HELPED!! I AM MAKING PLANS TO HAVE MORE WHITE MARBLE CHIPS TO BE POURED ALONG BOTTOM OF FENCE AND PLAN TO AGAIN POT ANNUALS AND PLACE THE POTS BETWEEN THE LIGHTS. IN PRIOR PICTURES THERE HAVE BEEN BLACK POSTS EVERY FEW FEET AROUND THE FENCE SHOWN. THESE ARE LIGHTS WITH SHADES SHAPED IN SEA SHELLS. I HAVE ALWAYS HAD A BEAUTIFUL POND WITH FOUNTAIN WITH BOTTOM LINED WITH A TIFFANY GLASS PATTERN OF GLASS TILES. A SMALLER VERSION OF POND WILL BE GOING IN UNDER THE PICTURE WINDOW WHITE MARBLE ALSO!! PLANNING ON LOTS AND LOTS OF PERENIALS AND SMALLER TYPE ROSE BUSHES ON INSIDE. THEN, I AM GOING TO ATTEMPT TO LINE ENTIRE OUTSIDE OF WHITE PICKET FENCE AGAIN IN MY DEEP PURPLE MUMS I HAVE ALWAYS HAD, BUT UNFORTUNATELY MAX KILLED OFF BY CUTTING BACK TOO RADICALLY AT WRONG TIME OF YEAR. I HAVE GREAT HOPES OF THIS BEING ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL PART OF HOME AGAIN SOON!!
WELL, THIS IS PART OF FENCE REMOVED FROM BOTTOM OF RAMP!! IT WAS NOT PLANNED ON BEING PART OF THE RAMP ORIGINALLY. HOWEVER, THE PASTOR AND HIS CREW WHO SO GRACIOUSLY DONATED THIS ALL TO ME FORGOT ABOUT MY COMPLETE NEED FOR PRIVACY AS FAR AS ANY ONE GETTING TO MY FRONT DOORS OR ANY WHERE NEAR MIPREZIOUS!! I HAVE ALWAYS HAD THIS SMALL CAPE COD WHITE PICKET FENCE TEN FEET OUT FROM END OF HOME AND ALL ACROSS THE FRONTAGE. IT STARTED ATTACHED TO ONE END OF HOME AND ENDED ATTACHED TO GARAGE WITH LOCKED GATE THERE WITH A DOORBELL ON FENCE POST!! NO ONE COULD GET TO EITHER MY FRONT DOOR ENTRANCE OR MY GARAGE DOOR ENTRANCE AND IT WAS FANTASTIC DECIDING WHO I WANTED TO OPEN MY DOOR TO!!
AND, IT WAS FANTASTIC TO ALLOW MIPREZIOUS OUT TO PLAY AND NOT FEAR ANY ONE BEING ABLE TO GET NEAR HER!! UP UNTIL LAST FALL, I HAD A LOVELY FIRE PIT FOR NIGHTLY FIRESIDE RELAXING. MAY GET ANOTHER, BUT DO NOT HAVE A WHOLE LOT OF ROOM LEFT ANY MORE.
UNDER THE PICTURE WINDOW, BY THE WHITE ANTIQUE STREET LAMPS IS QUITE A LARGE AREA. MORE THAN HALF IS PAVED IN CEMENT AND THE LITTLE THAT IS NOT WILL BE EDGE TO EDGE TYPE OF FLOWERS THAT THRIVE IN SHADE!! KATHY K. HAS ALREADY SUGGESTED HOSTAS OF DIFFERENT VARIETIES AND I THINK SHE IS ABSOLUTELY CORRECT!!
THERE IS A LOVELY GAS GRILL THAT SITS RIGHT UP AGAINST THE GARAGE AND I HAVE A BEAUTIFUL SMALL "CANDY SHOP" TYPE WHITE MOLDED PLASTIC TABLE AND CHAIRS THAT ALL CAN SET ON THE CEMENT PAVED AREA.

THIS IS THE AREA THAT IS GOING TO BECOME MY NEW STITCHING PORCH!! IT HAS PLENTY OF ROOM TO SET ONE OF THOSE SMALL PLASTIC TABLES THAT OFTEN GO WITH THOSE MOLDED PLASTIC CHAIRS THAT STACK.
IT WILL BE EASY TO SET IT OUT THERE AND HAVE A SMALL TOWEL OR TABLE CLOTH KEPT IN MY HOOVEROUND TO COVER THE TABLETOP TO LAY MY STITCHING THINGS. I CAN SIT AND HEAR THE POND'S FOUNTAIN, SEE ALL THE BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS THAT WILL SOON BE PLACED ALL ALONG THIS AREA AND STILL BE ABLE TO WATCH MIPREZIOUS ALL IN COMPLETE SHADE!! I HAVE NEVER BEEN ONE TO LOVE SUN AS MY MELONOMA DOES NOT GET ALONG WITH THE SUN!!


THIS IS REAL PROGRESS
FOR ME!! THIS IS ON 32-COUNT CASHEL LAMBSWOOL LINEN!! I HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO COMPLETE A LINEN PIECE SINCE PRIOR THE ACCIDENT IN 2002!! AND, I AM ABSOLUTELY MESMERIZED WITH THIS PIECE!! I HAVE STITCHED VERY LITTLE FOR THE LAST TWO WEEKS EXCEPT ON THIS. I LOVE IT. IT IS A PIECE FROM LITTLE HOUSE NEEDLEWORKS CALLED "TRAVELING STITCHER"!! IT HAS A FINISHING KIT THAT IS SIMPLY A QUILTED COTTON "ENVELOPE BAG" THAT YOU ATTACH THIS LARGE PIECE TO AND ALSO A QUILTED COTTON NEEDLEBOOK THAT YOU ATTACH A SMALLER PIECE TO AND THAN TO THE BAG!! I DID NOT EVEN ORIGINALLY LIKE THIS PIECE, HOWEVER, KATHY K. REALLY LOVES HER "LITTLE HOUSE" AND SO WANTED THE ORIGINAL VERSION BAG THAT WAS RELEASED IN NASHVILLE!! THE BAG AND NEEDLEBOOK ARE IN A CORAL COLOR EQUIVALENT TO OUR DMC 3712. I WANT A FINISH!!
WE ARE JUST THRILLED WITH THE NEW RAMP AND MY NEW FOUND FREEDOM!! THE CONTRACTOR ALSO SET UP A PLAN TO HAVE RAMPS ATTACHED PERMANTLY TO THE BACK OF MY VAN SO IT WILL BE MUCH EASIER TO LOAD AND UNLOAD THE HOOVEROUND AS IT DOES WEIGH 250# ALL BY ITSELF!!
WE JUST DISCOVERED, AND MAX CAUGHT A CLEAR VIEW OF, A NEW VISITOR TO OUR RAMP AND YARD!! THERE SEEMS TO BE A CAT!!! MAX IS LIVID AND I AM NONE TO HAPPY AS THIS RATHER LARGE CAT MUST BE A STRAY AS NONE OF OUR CLOSE NEIGHBOR'S HAVE, OR WANT, A CAT!! EUNICE HAS BEEN COMPLAINING OF A STRAY GOING AFTER HER DOGS WHEN SHE LETS THEM OUT IN HER FENCED YARD ALSO!! SEEMS AS THOUGH THIS CAT IS LEAVING IT'S CALLING "DUMP" RIGHT AT THE TOP OF THE RAMP BY THE GATE. THE GATE WAS JUST PUT UP AND MAX HAS FOUND MEGA EVIDENCE OF THIS CAT USING OUR PLAY YARD AS IT'S "TOILET" ALSO!! SOMETHING HAS TO BE DONE, BUT I DO NOT HAVE A CLUE!! I DO NOT WANT THIS, OR ANY OTHER, ANIMAL HARMED IN ANY WAY, BUT I ALSO DO NOT WANT MIPREZIOUS THREATENED IN ANY WAY EITHER!! AND, I CERTAINLY DO NOT NEED THE TIRES OF MY HOOVEROUND "SOILED" EVERY TIME I GO OUTSIDE IN IT!! MAX IS LIVID, BUT I TOLD HIM HE IS FORBIDDEN TO DO ANY THING, BUT CALL ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER!! WE HAVE ALWAYS MADE SURE WE CLEANED UP AFTER EVERY POODLE WE EVER OWNED WHEN WE COULD WALK THEM AND THUS IT DOES FIRE ME UP THAT WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH THIS "POOP"!!
AND, MY STITCHING IS ABOVE!! I AM EXSTATIC OVER THIS PIECE AND TRULY LOVE IT!!
I AM STILL ON ORDERS OF STAYING OFF MY LEGS!! DOING SECOND ROUND OF ANTIBIOTICS!! I AM SPLITTING MY DAYS WITH SORTING THROUGH MAGAZINES AND CHARTS!! AND, THEN MY NIGHTS ARE FOR STITCHING, STITCHING, AND MORE STITCHING!! AT LEAST UNTIL MAX FINDS ME IN CHAIR AND PUTS ME INTO BED BEFORE I HAVE ANOTHER ENCOUNTER WITH THE HOT STITCHING LAMPS THAT SURROUND ME!! I CAN NOT STAY AWAKE ONCE I GET SETTLED IN MY LIFT RECLINGER!! COULD NOT FIGURE THIS OUT AS I INSTANTLY SLEEP, BUT CONSIDERING EUNICE HAS CHAIR PADDED WITH PILLOWS TO KEEP ME PROPPED UP SO I DON'T FALL OVER TO THE RIGHT WITH MY CONSTANT LEAN SO I AM TOTALLY COMFY. ADD THE WARMTH THE THREE LIGHTS DIRECTLY ON ME WARMING ME IT IS NO LONGER A MYSTERY OF WHY I SLEEP!!
AM GETTING QUITE INPATIENT WITH THE INFECTION IN LEGS HEALING UP!! I HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO GO SEE KATHY B. AGAIN THIS WEDNESDAY, BUT JUST DO NOT THINK LEGS WILL BE HEALED ENOUGH. KATHY HAS HER OWN HEALTH CONCERN AND DOES NEED IT COMPROMISED IF I AM STILL CONTAGIOUS!!
AND, MEARI HAS VOLUNTEERED TO COME OVER AND VISIT ME AGAIN AND TO HELP ME GET THIS BLOG CONSTRUCTION FINISHED!! KATHY K. HELPED ME OVER THE PHONE YESTERDAY TO ENTER BLOGS I WANT TO KEEP UP WITH, HOWEVER, I AM STILL HAVING TROUBLE "GETTING IT", BUT PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT!! MEARI IS GOING TO HELP ME GET MY STACK OF WIPS LISTED AND SHOWN SO I CAN GUILT MYSELF INTO COMPLETING THEM. SO MANY, ARE NOT GOING TO TAKE ALL THAT MUCH TIME TO BECOME FINISHES AND THUS I THINK THIS WILL BE JUST THE PUSH I NEED TO "GET ER DONE"!! BUT, AGAIN, I DO NOT WANT TO EVEN BEGIN TO HAVE ANY CHANCES OF MEARI BEING EXPOSED TO WHAT EVER HAS TOOK OVER THESE LEGS!!
DOCTOR SAYS THIS ROUND OF ANTIBIOTICS SHOULD TAKE CARE OF IT, BUT WILL RECHECK THE LAB ON 30TH I BELIEVE!! AFTER THREE BOUTS OF "HOSPITAL ACQUIRED MRSA" OVER PAST FEW YEARS, I WILL TAKE NO CHANCES WITH ANY ONE OR THING!! I INSIST ON KNOWING AT FIRST SIGN OF LEGS GOING BAD TO KNOW IF IT IS MRSA CONNECTED OR NOT!! IT HAS BEEN OTHER INFECTIONS FOR ABOUT LAST SIXTEEN MONTHS, BUT AS MUCH AS I WOULD LIKE TO SEE OR DO SOME THINGS, I WILL NOT COMPROMISE ANY ONE!! HOPEFULLY THE MRSA THING IS COMPLETE HISTORY, BUT AFTER GOING THROUGH THE "NOT KNOWING" OF THAT STUFF, I WANT TO KNOW FOR SURE!!
THUS, I AM VERY MUCH LOOKING FORWARD TO MEARI'S VISIT AGAIN WHEN DOCTOR SAYS ALL INFECTION IS GONE FROM LEGS SO VERY MUCH!! AND, I AM HOPING THERE WILL BE OTHER OPPORTUNITIES FOR ME TO SEE KATHY B. AGAIN SOON. I LOVE SPENDING TIME WITH BOTH OF THESE GALS AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE!! KATHY B. IS ABOUT A HOUR AND MEARI IS ABOUT A HOUR AND ONE-HALF, I THINK, FROM ME!! WISH THIS WHOLE GROUP LIVED IN ONE SMALL VILLAGE!!
WELL, PEOPLE, I HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN YOU!! I AM WORKING ON MAGAZINES AND CHARTS WHILE I AM SITTING AND HOPEFULLY WILL HAVE A WHOLE LOAD FOR THE POSTAL MAN ONE DAY VERY SOON!! MAX IS GETTING GOOD AT HELPING ME PUT TOGETHER WHAT I AM TRYING TO DO SO I AM GOING TO START SENDING OUT ASAP AS ONE, AND/OR BOTH OF US CAN GET THE PACKAGES READY TO GO!!
HOPEFULLY, ONE DAY SOON THIS BLOG WILL LOOK MORE PUT TOGETHER AND BETTER!! WITH MEARI AND KATHY K.'S GREAT GUIDANCE IT WILL JUST HAVE TO BE!!
LOVE AND HUGS!!
DEBORAH and MAX
and MIPREZIOUS, TOO!!



4 comments:

Gabi said...

Your ramp is coming along nicely. It will be great when all is done. And your "Traveling Stitcher" is adorable.

Kathy said...

I can't wait to see the ramp and garden when the flowers are planted and blooming. it will be so pretty. An oasis for stitching.

Shannon said...

Your ramp looks good. Your stitching looks wonderful!! I cannot wait to see all your flowers once they are planted.

Nancy said...

The ramp looks great and will be so nice for you to stitch outside and enjoy the weather. I hope your legs clear up soon so that you can have some relief and that Meari can visit you again.