I must have edited - and updated - this post about a dozen times. Some of my photos just would not load, but I think it's okay now.
Monday morning I awoke with a killer headache. (What The Tenth Doctor would call a "neural implosion" ). Man it was horrible. It felt like this ---> was happening inside my skull, and after the edge of it wore off I felt like I had the flu.
Don't ya hate it when your body feels so weak that even the smallest movement nearly has you passing out? Basically, I did my best to just sleep it off. I felt so much better by bedtime.
I have to say that on that day I was relieved that we decided to go to Disney World in November instead of October. We came so close to being there this week, for my mother's birthday again.
(Artwork: Jill Barklem)
Mom's birthday was on Sunday.
The good news for the day I wasn't feeling well was that our Magic Bands for the trip arrived. See? Mine is the pink one.
Thank Goodness it's adjustable to fit a child.
And our luggage tags arrived a few days before.
- Here's the front of the birthday card I made Mom.
I didn't really have anything birthday themed, so my brain cells were on overdrive from trying to figure out how I was going to pull it off.
- Abby is OBSESSING over fetching rocks every night. It's turned into quite the unhealthy addiction, and every night she is getting on my nerves tremendously. She whines and barks and begs for hours after we come back inside. She just cannot take NO for an answer.
I am honestly at my rope's end. I don't know what to do, or just WHY she's so obsessed. It isn't like we don't give her attention or play daily. I'm actually beginning to wonder if it has anything to do with her having Hydrocephalus. I don't think so, especially since I think her case is mild, but... she's really wearing me down. She is driving me BONKERS!
Also, for most of the week one of the neighbor's cattle has been screaming for days. I don't know what was going on. It isn't like the neighbor to sell one of his cows, so I don't think it was calling for it's calf. It must have been in heat or something, and was separated from the bull.
The poor thing called out day and night. I think you could even hear it in one of the videos I took the other day of Abby playing.
See our 'snake grabber' that Abby's in love with? I use it to toss her rock into the yard, and then to pick it up when she can't find it because it's lost inside the grass. (When the grass gets tall around here, you don't exactly want to stick your hand in it).
She really does love the weirdest things.
- I finally saw Diana Cottontail!
At 2 am the other morning she was by the gazebo eating the deer corn, and a couple days ago she was eating in the backyard when Abby wanted out after dark.
I think we haven't seen her around here much lately because she's had more babies.
- Bad News: My parents were victims of credit card theft again.
Some idiot went bat cr@p crazy at Lowes, and a dating service site for senior citizens.
Good News: It's been taken care of.
- Went to Round Top today. We did some exploring by just driving around. I finally saw Festival Hill, but only from the car. We're going to head over there once the weather cools down. There are even home residences out there, and so many of them are adorable!
It feels enchanted back there. Very story-bookish and hidden away behind the trees. I can't wait to take photos.
Here are some videos I found of it on YouTube:
Surprisingly, Junk Gypsy wasn't packed for a change so we got to actually look around. It's usually so crowded that you can barely even move around in there.
Mom bought this adorable little lamp to put in the crafting shed. She had Dad build a shelf for it, beneath one of the windows, but a Clark W. Griswold' accident transpired because he ended up drilling into THE WIRING that was just done.
At Junk Gypsies I got a little koozie there, for my STARBUCKS Mocha's of course! (Abby has her addictions, and I have mine).
I recently bought a dozen of the bottles of Mocha at the Dollar Store. Oh HAPPY Day!
(I need to retake a pic of it plugged in. I brightened the photo as much as I could)
- My brother's birthday is on Saturday.
On other people's birthdays my brother will rarely say "Happy Birthday." He usually says "Happy Easter," or something really funny. Last year on his birthday I was creative with my birthday greeting to him, but this year... not so much. I decided to keep it short.
I texted: "Happy Dress-Up-Your-Pet Day! Remember, celebrate responsibly."
We have A LOT of birthdays in October in this family. I think there's 8 or 9 of them, and my aunt was born on Halloween!
After receiving my text, my brother sent back this picture.
He said that his dog ("Beans") was dressed as a pirate.
- This owl was in my brother and sister-in-law's tree the other day. They took the pic from their phone.
(Artwork: Ruth Sanderson)
- I was elated the other night because we had a visit from a cat. I didn't go outside or anything, but I watched it from the kitchen window for like half an hour.
Pathetic, I know, but I miss having a cat.
The whole time it was just sitting beneath the big yard light. Most of the time it was pouncing on either lizards or grasshoppers. It was a pretty cat, too. It was gray, with white on it's neck. It also had tinges of orange in it's fur. It was a little hard to see clearly, but I could tell it was pretty.
Or handsome. If it were in a Beatrix Potter book, I wouldn't know whether it'd be wearing trousers or a dress.
- Only 21 Days Until Disney World!!!
Sharing with these lovely memes:
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