Friday, May 11, 2018

We're all moved and unpacked!

   It took a while and a lot of loads but we are completely moved and 99% unpacked. We still have two boxes that will be unboxed tomorrow when we get our new shelves.

  We bought landscaping fabric and borders today for the garden too so we're working on it. The kid and I went on a walk and met some of the neighborhood kitties.

[Image Description: Black cat laying on a cement porch]

[Image Description: Brown and black fluffy tabby cat on a porch next to a 
painted Buddha statue]

We've had a very strange week friends. On Wednesday morning I got a call from a friend that the park's maintenance men had broken into our old house! We still have stuff in the house so hubby went up there and called the police. It was a mess but nothing was stolen and we got the rest of our stuff out of the houses asap.

Then last night hubby and I are sitting on the couch together about 7 pm and I hear a big crunch outside. I'm instantly paranoid because we are getting new neighbors. Sure enough someone had hit our car.

What's worse? It was a company van from the homeless shelter that were helping our new neighbor move in. We exchange info because they shattered our taillight and it needs fixed. What a messed up week.

So I decided to post about it and a friend asked me 'Wow maybe you should check your mezuzot' (For those not Jewish it's a mitzvah that we should have the word of Gd inscribed on the doorposts of our house. So we have a mezuzah. Which you can read about HERE)

I tell her the truth, we've not been able to put up our mezuzahs because the main one for our door was destroyed in the move. Without telling me, my dear dear Orthodox friend went right to her Shul and purchase a new case and klaf for me! She mailed them asap and told me to expect them Monday.

So I'm hoping that getting the mezuzah affixed to our doorways will get some good juju into our house. I know it will make me feel more safe at least.

This is the new mezuzah that is on it's way to us

[Image description: Clear mezuzah case. Klaf is visible inside
and rolled and in plastic for protection]

I've not taken any photos of our apartment really yet. Mostly because I'm waiting to get the final boxes unpacked and then I'll share with you all.

I do have a really cool vintage doll on her way to me. But I'll make another post about that.

I hope to see you guys soon

Shabbat Shalom and blessings to you

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Thrifting Scores

     Last week we went to the thrift store with hubby and look at the pretties we came home with!

[Image Description: Bunny rabbit in a casserole dish with other
glass items around it]

The bunny is for my 12 year old. She has started a collection of these handmade bunnies. This was her fourth one.

The bunny is sitting in a FireKing Casserole dish. The teacup and saucer are also FireKing and then we got a gorgeous Fenton Fairy Lamp.

I think this is my 8th fairy lamp but I'm not entirely sure. I will have to let you know the exact number after we move and unpack.

[Image Description: Blue fairy lamp lit in the dark with a tealight.]

And finally... do you see that green sugar dish behind the bunny? I got another piece of Uranium glass guys!

[Image Description: Uranium glass glowing green under blacklight]

It was some awesome finds for sure. I'm still on the hunt for some of my holy grails. Which include Black McKee Ships (or even red ones) and hot hair balloon pyrex! Some day they will fall into my lap and I will have a major melt down in happiness. lol

It will be interesting to show you all how my pyrex collection ends up displayed at the new house!

Hopefully I'll get some fun posts in the next few days and you can see our new place come together.

Many blessings friends.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Life has been weird and we are moving

   I've not updated because life kind of went off the wall there for a bit. We are moving. Tomorrow actually is starting the move.

  We didn't find a nice house. But we're moving into an apartment in town so we will be able to get out and about and the husband can come home on his lunch break and all.

   So we've been packing and downsizing and how did we get so much stuff?

   With the new apartment and us not knowing anything about the person before us and stuff. We had the vents cleaned out. They said it probably hadn't been cleaned in 40 years! They found legos in there too lol. They also cleaned the carpet. It probably hadn't been cleaned in 20 years. It's still stained some but we've bought a very very large area rug for the front room so there won't be a lot visible thankfully lol.

  The main moving starts tomorrow. We're going to get the beds, couch, and computer desk and computer over to the house. With that all we'll be bringing the kitties too.

   This also reminds me that we need new curtain rods! I'll have J pick them up tomorrow. So yeah....we're moving and it's great!

   However the weird part? My health has been so horrible this month. I don't know what it is but I've been in and out of the ER and I'm kind of miserable. I think things are on the upswing now though and I should be ok.

   We did go thrifting though this past week and I have some photos for you but I'll make them in a new post and schedule it to post tomorrow since I know I'll be all busy with everything.

   I hope someone out there is still reading lol. I'm still here. I promise.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

My kid is a troll - Actually we're a family of trolls + Uranium glass

  We went thrifting last week. We came across a gorgeous Depression Glass plate with Uranium in it!

[Image Description: Uranium plate glowing bright green 
under a black light]

[Image Description: Uranium Glass Plate under a black light]

While we are shining the flashlight on the plate a lady behind us is all 'Oh that's pretty! What makes it do that?' So I tell her it's Uranium depression glass. She gets this weird pinched look on her face and kind of goes 'Oh....Uranium?'

My kid, Gd love her. goes 'Yes! And I'm going to eat off of it until I die!' very brightly. This lady starts looking horrified so I try to explain that it won't hurt anyone and my kid is just dramatic. But my dad pipes up  'oh yes very deadly! She collects it and traps people in her house with it'

So now there is some woman around here who is going to not only be terrified of Uranium Glass but think I use it as a weapon and force my children to eat off it. 

This is how thrifting goes in my family lol.

Unfortunately the plate was really my only find except for a Fire King Pear bowl. I'll post a pic below. It's a bit faded and the painting isn't as good anymore but it was $.50 so I didn't care lol

[Image Description: White milk glass bowl with
yellow pears on it.]

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Tarot Thursday

    Sorry I missed last week folks. Things have been a little rough around the edges and I've honestly not been sure how to talk about it.

     Welcome to another Tarot Thursday.

     I'm using my Ukiyoe deck for the next while as I love these cards and they seem pretty accurate. So as always consider your question. Sit for a moment and meditate and then choose a card One through Four. Either comment with your card number or keep it to yourself. Friday I will update the post and tell you what card you chose and the meaning.

[Image Description: Four cards laid out.
They are dark red with gold and red leaves and 
little gold flowers.]

Updating with what you drew!

Card 1 is the Queen of Wands! It's a beautiful woman in a bright orange kimono holding a wand. She has a beautiful green obi also. She dresses behind a screen signifying that her new ideas are founded on old traditions. This card means that you are a sympathetic and understanding person. You are loving and honorable. It's about feminine charm and grace but also meaningful expressions and love. Sincere interest in others.

Card 2 is The Tower. There stands a red and green tower in the background with the top being torn off by lightening. A man and a woman fall from the tower. This card is about huge changes. Chaos. Complete and sudden change. It's about changing opinions or unexpected events. Ruin. Bankruptcy.

Card 3 is The Emperor. The emperor sits adorned with lots of silk in front of a hanging blind. He's sitting ready to receive an audience.  This is a good card. The emperor is about Worldly power. Accomplishment. Confidence and wealth. Stability and authority. Leadership. Male Influence. Father, Brother, Husband. Strength

Card 4 is The Queen of Cups! The Queen of Cups is dressed very elegant and refined. The layers of her kimono are subtle combinations. She holds a vessel in her hands and offers it to visitors. She is a practical and capable person although she loves to dream. This card is about a warm hearted and fair person. Poetic and beloved. Good friend and mother. A devoted wife. Loving intelligence. Gift of vision

I hope you got what you needed from this week's Tarot Thursday

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

I miss thrifting and my foray into needle felting

   I've not been to a thrift store since March 1 and it makes me sad but I've had so many appointments and procedures and things it's been wild. Tomorrow I have a rheumatology appointment and I was stuck in bed yesterday and today with a migraine and then a store neck because I hurt my muscles.

   I am working on my journey frog needle felting project although I don't have any pics yet. So I'll share the other ones I've don already

  First up we have a little blue bunny I made for my daughter!

[Image Description: Blue felted bunny with white stomach]

Then I did a little fox with directions from the book, which is also how I did the bunny lol. I adored how my little fox came out. He's hanging out with me and enjoying himself lol.

[Image Description: Little orange and white fox done
from needle felting wool]

Then I decided to try something without a pattern. So I did a little whale. I am so proud of how my whale turned out even if from the front he looks a bit shark like lol

[Image Description: Little blue whale from the side view]

[Image Description: Little blue whale from the front with a little smile
on his face]

Tomorrow I'm going to finally finish up my 'All Hail the Glow Cloud' punch needle embroidery. I needed more black embroidery thread and finally got some! So yay to finishing projects lol

So the next few weeks is going to be kind of crazy. As I mentioned earlier I have a Rheumatology appointment tomorrow. Well then on Friday? Passover begins. Because my health has been crap I'm told I'm not allowed to give up chametz for Passover. So I'm trying to work our lives into Passover anyway. It's difficult but we can do it. We'll hold our own tiny little seder on Saturday evening.

We'll be doing some deep Spring Cleaning starting tomorrow.  Next Wednesday I have a Gastric Emptying Study at 8 AM followed by a Neurology appointment that afternoon. Then the next day? I have a neurology procedure.

So these next few weeks are kind of stressful. Honestly I'm having a hard time keeping up. I want to break down and cry too but I'm trying to hold my head up over the waves.

Maybe after my appointment tomorrow we can do a quick trip to a flea market. I'd love to find something nice here or there just to make me smile.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Wordless Wednesday

[Image Description: Fuzzy white and brown cat. Close up of her face
and she's laying half on someone's armpit]

Sometimes, my friends, you just need a cat in your armpit to make you feel loved.