I have now been working for a month and the feet are doing better...I have lost two more pounds and weigh in again tomorrow for the third week. Don took a picture of me bending over picking apples, a nice butt shot, (leave it to a man) and I see where I can lose a few more pounds. I will spare you the picture however.
We went in to Best Buy a couple of weeks ago and I got a new phone. An LG Android...I am just now figuring out how to use the darn thing. There was quite a crowd around the phone counter when I announced that I needed a phone with the internet "so I had something to do at work." Everyone got a big laugh at that one. Furniture sales is either busy or it is not and what a great way to keep up with blogs. If you get a comment on your blog and there are spelling errors, I am at work on the phone......pathetic I know. I must have called thirty people by accident before I figured out how to lock it. So the phone thing is all good.
I actually have been making a few things upstairs. Tonight I even made something quilted, but I cant say yet, cause it is a surprise. It felt awesome. Oh how I miss sewing........
The first little package I put together was for Elizabeth who won my little giveaway...I made her a lavender filled heart with lavender from my garden. The theme was violet so I made it in purples.
I also used catnip from our garden that I had dried and made a toy for her best friend Bluebeard. I was worried that it wasn't strong enough so I put it on the floor and Joe Bobbins pounced on it. It was in his mouth and he was running for the attic to store it like the little magpie he is. I caught him by the tail. I think the catnip will be a hit. It is funny, because I didn't smell it at all....I put in some fancy tea cookies and Lavender Earl Grey because Elizabeth always participates in Teatime Tuesday....The cookies looked really good, especially for someone who loves cookies and is not able to eat them.....you know, because my butt is too big.
I also sent out a package to my friend Gin, who was my partner for the Enchanted Ornament swap. This month the theme was mice. I got some fimo clay which I had never used and made these little mice ornaments. I made a cheese ornament too. I really liked using the fimo and it bakes up hard. I used paper clay before which you air dry and it falls apart.
These mice are way cuter than a mouse who might crawl in a hole behind the dishwasher and the cupboards and have little baby mice. This might have been a traumatic event for someone I know......
Gin sent me the cutest chrocheted mouse for my tree...in pink of course... Look at this fun package!
Today it was 91 outside....I had cutback my flower planters thinking I might be lucky enough to get a second bloom before the cold...They have gone banannas......I am loving it and it is only fair since we had snow after Mothers Day!
We also took five gallon buckets and went in the garden to HARVEST! I love that word....I was THANKFUL too...For a first year garden, it was amazing...We pulled carrots and beets and dug potatoes. I cant wait to make purple mashed potatoes. I just wish my little Andrew was here to enjoy his garden treasures. He loved the garden. I still have zucchini, green beans, peppers and tomatoes going...The only thing that did nothing is the pumpkins...I planted them from seeds and they are so behind. I may purchase a pumpkin plant next year to give it a head start.
I have baked a ton of zucchini bread...in fact, I am going to bake a couple of loaves now so I better get off this computer...Happy Fall......