Thursday, May 26, 2011

Handsome Abner

I can't believe it's Thursday already! This is handsome Abner, he is now even more handsome because he got a make-over including having his beak trimmed. He and his girlfriend Imogene keep me company in the afternoon while I work on my leathery things. As you can tell, Abner is shy and doesn't like his picture taken very often. I just thought I would share him today since I really can't think of anything else to write about. Have a great day!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Things that Are Neato.

1. Ed met her 18 month anniversary on Saturday, to celebrate we had frozen yogurt with lots of toppings and then went to the park and played on the climber.

2. I finished two tremendously weird and wonderful custom orders which I must say I am pretty happy with. The one above is my favorite, just can't get any better than emerald green and purple.

3. I trimmed the tortoise's beaks all by myself and it was so easy! They both seems so happy with their make-overs.

4. I have two new leathery thing ideas and I am feeling my inspiration coming back. Finally!

5. The day outside is gorgeous and I am working on a wristlet that I am in love with, this is a good day!

That is the neato-ness for now! Cheers!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Snot and other Things

We have another cold. Yes, only our ba-gillionth since the beginning of the year. Once again snotty kids lead to snotty mama, with lots of crankiness and lethargy in between. It's almost gone now and I'm glad, I am itching to get out and play!

Other than that, I am trying to get my custom orders done and work on some more items for my shops. I have a beautiful wristlet that I am in the middle of working on but everything is slow going when we are down with any illness. So I am entertaining my laziness by researching reptile terrariums and lizards. I don't know why but I am. Perhaps down the line we can offer up a home to some little lizard-y soul who might need us. I would love that. Plants and lizards are all the rage in this house! Now I must get back to sniffling and my leathery busy-ness. Have a great day!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Busy Days!

I have spent three days now being super busy, with endless chores and "to do" lists and today, I am just tired..........and sore..........and sunburned. We started the week with our yearly note from our landlords to clean up our overgrown "yard" and the next day, a visit from the property managers "just making sure" we were going to take care of the situation. I don't know how many times I have talked to these people about this situation and I guess they really don't care because even though it literally just stopped raining, I have severe allergies to whatever grows out there, and they have provided no equipment for us to maintain the "yard" we are still expected to mow the sucker down and keep it that way. I guess I could understand if these people actually seemed to care about the condition of the inside of their buildings (as well as their outsides) and maintained both so they were actually live-able but they really don't and it shows. Enough of my rambling though. I took care of the "yard" and now have the battle scars to prove it!

I pulled weeds, grasses, and berry brambles, and trimmed everything back. All with my own hands and a pair of blunt clippers. I spent a couple of days doing it but it got done. I have been celebrating by wheezing, dripping, and developing hives from head to toe. Not to mention that I have a sprained ankle, a stabbed thumbnail, swollen hands, sore and scratched arms and legs, and my back yowls at me every time I move! But it is done! It looks like crap, but it's done. Now if they would replace the fencing they promised us almost five years ago, our "yard" might be kind of nice to hang out in. I think I am going to take the opportunity to make it nice, and more "kid friendly" so the kiddos and I can have some nice outside time the summer without having to go anywhere.

On the bright side, I now have a place to put my outside pen for the tortoises, and the kids do have a little room now to play on sunny days. Fun for all I guess. I wish I could say I felt good about all of it, but I'm pretty sure the only reason they even bothered to ask us to take care of it was because the owners are trying to sell this place and don't want to pay someone to actually maintain and landscape the front. Fun times!(grimace!)

Other than that, I have been working on a couple of custom orders and trying to get some more of my leathery goodness done and listed. I finally got a pair of glasses so I can see what I am doing and WOW! the difference is amazing. I CAN SEE! I CAN SEE! with my polka dotted glasses.

We moved Ed into Ciaran's room finally, and they love it! far:)

We also found a large bunny cage in our trash over the weekend and attempted to find it a new home. We ended up giving it to a lovely woman who has a bunny that is expecting soon. It feels good to be helpful. Welcome to the world little bunny friends! I hope it's a good, long life for you all! With that, I am off to drink more coffee and nurse my sore limbs and back:)