The birds were singing the sun was shining. Joe and I went out Monday and picked up some plants for the front flower bed. Two years ago, I had him rip out a bunch of 20-year-old shrubs that were on their last legs anyway. So it’s been pretty barren landscape wise. Although one full quarter is blooming voraciously with things I put in last year. And the sporadic hostas that got shoved in are doing well. Even the peony that I thought wouldn’t make it has come back.
Now to get the back yard done. And it all starts with a tarp. I have my flowers for my pots, just can’t fill my pots yet cause they are being used as weights for the big black tarp. We were gonna remove the tarp today, but of course, it rained all night so the tarp is again full of water. Cant remove the tarp till the waters gone. So, I’m gonna get that pump humming today. I want to see beautiful blue water. Not some black pit.
On the cancer front. Went for chemo yesterday. The oncologist said that my C/T scan was normal and showed no evidence of recurring cancers. But since my thyroid is still swollen and he doesn’t know if it’s scar tissue from the radiation or something else so I’m off to the ENT to have that lovely scope threaded through my nose and down my throat. Yippee. Oh and it’s almost time again for the GT twins, upper and lower. Just to make sure there are no holes anywhere. And, if I’m not mistaken it’s time to get squished and a visit to the lady doctor. June is tune up month. Even Oscar has his regular checkups in June.
Got some work done in my ETSY shop over the weekend. Lots of new vessels listed. If you like any, and yes, this is blatant advertising, but it’s my stuff so shut up, use coupon code VESSELS512. It’s only good till the end of the month. Here are some tempters.
Or is common courtesy making a comeback?
I’ve been not driving lately only because I get really nervous behind the wheel. Kinda like an anxiety attack, but a milder version. I just get shaky and overreact and am not comfortable with myself behind the wheel, so I don’t. But, yesterday and today I had errands that had to be run, so I drove. And people were polite. Pausing to let me out into traffic, opening doors, saying please and thank you at the drive through.
It makes me happy to hear people being polite to each other. I try to be polite whenever possible. And when I know it’s impossible, I stay home.
When we were in St. Thomas, I almost got a tattoo. The only reason I didn’t is because the artist whose work I liked the most made a disparaging comment about another tattoo artist. I found it so rude that I left. By the time I would have found anyone else, we had to get back to the ship. Oh, but for a smarmy remark, I would have my gecko.
But it all works out in the end. The lovely lady on Great Stirrup Cay gladly took my money with a smile and a boatload of compliments, calling me pretty and telling me how good I look in her creations. She encouraged me to shop and compare. I did and I went back to her to buy. She was so nice.
I’m off to research crochet hats on ETSY. Opening a new shop soon.
Did some work on my computer today. Printed out vouchers for a couple of classes I’ve signed up for. One is for a glass blowing class and the other is the class you need to take for your real estate license. I may not do either one ever again, but at least I will know how to do it. I’m going to dedicate this year to learning. Taking all the training classes I can, reading all the tutorials I can get my hands on. I’m going to make an honest effort to improve my glass skills and if it is not in me to become a great lampworker, well, I can still pull cane and murinni for those who use it. I’m getting pretty good at blowing shards too.
I am also working on opening my second ETSY shop. This one with my handmade goods. Crochet, knit and hand sewn items. Keeping one shop open and fresh is hard. Two will be even more interesting. I have to be careful not to overload myself. Learn balance. I’m just so tired of doing nothing. If I’m going to be sick, I’m going to be the best sick person I’ve ever seen.
We just got back from a 25th anniversary party. I love seeing all the young people growing older and the babies getting bigger. Everyone had a great time, I love seeing friends and family. Can you imagine being married to someone for 25 years? Joe and I are going on 14 this year, and those are just married years. I’m not counting the longest engagement in history. It’s a good feeling to know that you have found the person that you want to torment for the rest of your life.
Did you all notice the photo of the houseboat added to my home page. That is my new dream retirement home. Currently docked in the harbor of St. Thomas USVI, I’m convinced that I could live the rest of my life there. I’ve also updated my “scary toys” tab to reflect my latest unusual finds. I do have to start cooking again so I can list some more recipes.
Off to bed. My little head is pounding. Another round of chemo coming on Tuesday. I can feel my body gearing up for the next wave of poisons to pour in. Yippee for me.
Have a great night everyone.
(Rhema, may the fairies tickle your dreams tonite darling)