Jul 20, 2019

Fabrics for Santas

Greetings folks.  I sure hope you and your critters are handling the heat wave.  It is hot!  I sat outside on the swing for an hour and my body adjusted to it rather quickly.  Coming into the cool house actually felt chilly.  My sister (who cannot take heat to the point of breathing trouble) has lost her power since 7am, will not be fixed until their estimate of 6pm SUNDAY!!  Today is the worst day of the heat!  Only 16 homes were affected by the loss from the torrential rains and bone shaking thunder early this morning.  We are fine and I need to straighten up a bit because she will be coming here later to stay until tomorrow evening.   I told her to purchase bags of ice and throw them in the fridge and freezer so she doesn't lose it all but of course, she won't so we will have to get them.  She can get in her (MY!) car and pick them up here.  The understanding when I gave her my beloved vehicle was that it was to be kept in her garage.  Instead, it is outside always with the sun baking the paint, the oak's tails and leaves eating the paint, because it's more important to have the great grand's plastic big wheels and the rest of Toys-R-us inside.  You have no idea how that frosts my butt.  She has more excuses than the Kardashians have injections.
I haven't been stitching because of another two day bout of vertigo but today I am fine.  I decided to choose fabrics for the latest Santas since I found them last week in the floss basket.  I forgot all about them so as usual, I get excited all over again. 
Here's the center area of my petunias.  You can see how full they are from the pruning.
Even after all the cuttings and damage from the June rains, these Vista Silver Bells are outperforming all the others.
I had to stop in a vet's office to pick up pills for my brother's cat Peanut, who became very ill very quickly with some sort of infection.  It's been two weeks and she is recovering but still needed more meds.  I stood at the counter for over 15 minutes waiting and listening to the most gut wrenching howls and moans from a dog with a head injury.  I could not take it and crying without producing tears burns like hell.  I wanted to ask if he would be OK but I just couldn't get any more words out. 
I stopped to drop off the pills and also this little jar of heaven for his birthday.  We don't buy gifts other than little treats and since he loves figs, he should love this.  I do!!  New to me and fabulous on a cracker.  Problem is the jar's contents seem to vanish like magic.  I don't know why. 
My sister will be coming soon.  She is very upset about her friend's 40 year old daughter being diagnosed with uterine and breast cancer.  Physicals every year, but the tumor was cantaloupe size.  She is coming home today but needs chemo to start next week and breast surgery following.
I hope everyone is having a pleasant weekend.  Don't sweat the small stuff.  You never know when the big stuff may come.
Thanks for visiting with me.




Heritage Hall said...

One day at a time.... and you have the endurance of a Saint.
Love that candlelit window... so serene. Please keep cool.

Anonymous said...

Marly, pissin' hot here in Carolina too. You are a saint, your hubby too. Tell your sister to keep about 5 12 oz bottles water frozen in freezer and if lose electric keeps things cold without schlepping out to get ice. Stay cool!

Anonymous said...

Despite the heat that Marly humor is still cookin! Love your Santas, they are wonderful. Hope all goes well with your sister... love the peaceful picture of the candle in the window. Glad you`re making a little positive progress health-wise, at least for today.

CathieJ said...

It is extremely hot here too. The fabrics that you chose for those Santas will be wonderful. I am looking forward to seeing how you finish them. Your flowers are so pretty. I rarely prune once I pot my flowers, but your petunias look really lush so maybe I should consider it.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Prayers for the young woman with the cancers. We must be thankful for each and every day we have our health.
Our heat should break tomorrow at least for a few days. Got a bit of rain this evening and I am hoping for more. We went from lush green to crunchy brown almost overnight.
LOVE the Santas :)

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