Tuesday, April 16, 2013


I think this is the only way right now that I can even pretend that I'm even close to feeling this way!


Well, went to the doctor AGAIN on Monday.  New rounds of different meds and a directive to go home to bed - at least today- said with finger shake by the doc.   So I did.  But today was back at work - at least the supervisor is very understanding and is allowing me to come in and work a standard 8 hour day instead of the overtime schedule everyone else is on.  As it is, that's about all I have in me and I'm pretty pooped by the end of the shift.

So we still have a good amount of wet heavy sticky snow outside from this last weekends weather event.

But tonite the neighbor with the heavy equipment was available to come and move some hay out to the girls.

Of course Cooper pup loves moving hay, he gets a chance to play hunter.

He's pretty good at catching rodents, but not really very good at putting them out of their misery.  Never could figure out that 'kill' bite.

He did tonite!  After I praised the mighty hunter, I got an idea what gave him the gumption to finally do it.

Poor little guy got bit!  I think he got mad and did the deed, finally!  Aww, my baby... :(


So, I'm trying to take it easy and get this stupid old body to heal.  Weird stuff here going around.  My lungs are clear, I don't have a head cold.  But, I do have some crud in the windpipe/voice box/broch tubes area.  Also have some fluid in the ears.  Temp, no voice and a stupid cough.  Pretty irritating to be around.  Someone at work actually joked about it, and I told them I was sick of it myself - imagine being with it 24/7!

And dang it anyway... We're expecting another %&^#$$ snow event in a few days.

Spring, where are you?????

All for now,  JULIE

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Not impressed.

I'm feeling like these two are lookin'...

Not impressed with the weather. 

For some reason I was thinking it was April, ya know, spring?

Doesn't help the attitude any considering I'm 


Sorry Sunday all in all.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

rough week...

I'm in recovery mode.  Trying to rest with all the 'to do' things staring me in the face.  Ended up not working Monday or Tuesday and 4 hours each Wednesday - Friday.  Probably should have stayed home, but in a way I think it helped, too.  I got to do a mindless type repetitive task that settled me a little. 

Sucks to use up the hard saved PTO this way.  If I was actually enjoying my time away, it would be ok!  As it is, I've done very little other than try to sleep and breathe.

Yesterday was the first I felt like actually doing a little, so I wove off the warp on the blue Union and now I have a naked loom.  I then sat and tied the last of the red runner warp and here they are, ready to be tagged and taken to the store.

This Christmassy material has some added blue- makes it unique.

I got two runners from this tablecloth... it had some metalic gold thread in it, and looks nice except this man made fiber has a tendency to fray out.  I might be doing some barber work on these, they are a little shaggy in places.

I'm partial to this runner, it's a little softer and more 'country' and could be used in many different places.

A large red tablecloth ended up being three runners of various sizes.  It's always a little tough to figure out when to stop and start a new runner - I'm not sure what would be 'too big' for someone to use...

And last, I have a cute little baby runner :)  End of the warp, and a small ball of leftover strips.  I'm sure someone has a cute little table that this sweetie will fit just right on!

And now to decide on the next warp.  I've still got tableclothes.  I think I just stick with them and get through those.  I have the warp colors picked out and put onto the loom, now to just find the energy to get to beaming it on.

Not sure where I'm going to find that energy.  This last 10 days have taken alot out of me.  I'm used to doing it all alone, but there were times I wished for someone to take care of me.  Still do.  But tomorrow brings another work week and I'm about out of PTO.  So I guess it's time to take a deep breath, now that I can again- kinda, and get going.

All for now,  JULIE

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

sicker than a

Been flat out sick for a week.  Last week got meds and thought all was looking up.

Weekend came.  Ran out of otc cough syrup and drops, and other assorted 'helping' remedies.

Probably should have gone to the emergency room on Sunday night, but didn't think I could get myself there.

A google search at 1 AM found me a cough remedy that involved cayenne pepper and ginger.  Nasty stuff, but it got me thru the night.

Now I'm on prednisone with an inhalor of albuterol.  Talk about revved up...

Add to that cough syrup with codeine - sleep inducer - and the antibiotic.

My body is a little confused!

Haven't been to work this week, but I'm gonna try a couple hours today.  Can't. Sit. Still.

Maybe the routine will settle me and I can come home and do something like take a nap?

At least I don't have to deal with this anymore...


All for now,  JULIE