Friday, August 11, 2006

One More Entry Before I Head Out


Yesterday, Robin at;  asked the question; what's under the cushions of your couch ?  I finally found my digital camera and I'm proud to say "not much." I do take them off about once a month and vacuum under the cushions, however.  All I found was a build up of dust along the inner edge and a card board strip from a package of some sort.  Mine is a hide-a-bed so you can see the blankets, etc around the edges. 


As you can see the ironing board is still up but I'm almost done.  I borrowed a garment bag from friend Jan last night so at least I don't have to fold my clothes up and get them wrinkled again.  This morning I need to water the front yard and my hanging baskets.  My neighbor on one side will get the mail & paper for me and the neighbor on the other side is in charge of watering, especially if it heats up again.  Wouldn't you know...all my roses are blooming so pretty right now and I'm going away and can't enjoy them.  Even the roses I got from Avon the other day I gave away to my co-worker Susan.  Please continue to pray for Susan, she see's the oncologist on Monday for the official results of the P.E.T. scan and the treatment plan of action.  Her family doctor told her that there are signs of cancer in her left breast, under her right arm and down around her stomach area. She's resigned to the fact that she'll have to have some agressive treatment.  She is also moving next Wednesday & Thursday.  She'll be about 30 miles south of here but closer to her mom and step dad.  They are both good to help her. 


I found a place to hang my new clock, that I received from Avon for 30 years of writing orders.  The pictures to the right of it are of my great-grandmother's parents.  It sort of a shadow box with different items that belonged to them.  The doll under that picture belonged to my grandmother.  She lived her in the same town I do and when I was little she let me play with this doll whenever I was at her house.  When I was in high school, she passed it on to me.  The smaller picture to the left of the doll is a picture of her holding the doll, along with her sister holding a doll and her brother (he's not holding a doll). The picture above that is a collage of my grandmother's sister.  Aunt Ruby was a dear lady and after her husband died she lived on the property where I grew up along with my grandmother.  Grandma named the doll Mary and that's her name to this day.  I had her human hair wig replaced with a mohair wig mandy years ago. And about three years ago a co-worker that makes dolls, made her dress.  Up until that time, I had her wrapped up in a baby blanket and stashed in a drawer.  She has a porcelain face and hands and her body is kid skin stuffed with sawdust.  On the back of her neck is engraved "Florodora      made in Germany."  Grandma was born 1892, and she looks about 10 years old in the picture, so Mary has been around a long time. When I think that I was allowed to play with her as a young girl, now realizing her value, it makes me shudder.    The doll up to the left belonged to my mother.  She is not as well made as Mary.  Her face is cracked but she still has her original hair and clothes.  Mom was born in 1915, so I imagine her doll is approximately 80 years old.  I don't remember what her name is....I don't recall mom even mentioning it.


My home for the next week.  Cabin # 3585, third level up from the water (I think that's the way it works).  I'm taking some fishing gear and troll out the window.  No, not really....but if I did I might catch a BIG salmon.  We leave Seattle today at 5pm (check in is at 2pm), Saturday at sea out around the outside of Vancouver Island, Sunday in Juneau, Monday in Skagway, Tuesday at Icy Straight Point, Wednesday we'll be cruising the Inside Passage, Thursday in Victoria, BC and Friday back in Seattle.

So that's all for now.  I may try and do an entry or two from the ship....we'll see. I know they charge for that but if it's not too spendy, I'll give it a try.  I hope you all have a good week and I'll be back......          Linda

P.S.  I took Gabi to the Pet Hotel yesterday about 6pm.  It was so sad to leave her because I know she was scared.  There were about 6 other cats there (three from one family) and they were all really big cats.  She looked like a little midget compared to all of them.  Anyway the staff immediately fell in love with her, the one gal said it had been a long time since they'd had a Persian board there and then one so little.  They told me I could call and check on her whenever (I have their phone number programmed into my cell phone).  I called last night about 9pm and they said she was fine, in fact everyone had been playing with her. And at the time I called, the evening Vet was in there, sitting on the floor playing with her.  Now I'm afraid she won't miss me....     :(



robinngabster said...

Nice clean couch...darn.   Still hoping for someone to find something really gross in theirs.   Loved all the pics.  Have a great trip and I will chat with you soon!!! xoxo

queenb8261 said...

Great entry!!! I am SO excite for you to get to go on this cruise.  I would SO love to do that.  Have THE best time and take lots of pics. BON VOYAGE!!!
Hugs, Barb

jeadie05 said...

Well done on the nice clean couch ,your dolls and the storys about them ,delightful ,not going to discuss ironing lol ,your home for the week looks fan tabydozi....God Speed .Bon voyage .........Jan xx

ally123130585918 said...

Linda have a wonderful holiday ~ glad you managed to get everything finished and will soon be on your way ~ Gabi sounds in good hands ~ loved the pictures and the stories to go with them ~ Ally

lv2trnscrb said...

Gabi will miss you; its nice though that she is at a place where they like her and you know she will get plenty of attention.

Your clock looks nice on the wall.

enjoy your trip; looking forward to hearing about it


inquestoftruth said...

Ironing??  I thought that's why dryers were made.   At least it's that way in my house!

The bit about the dolls was very interesting!    Your grandmother was either very brave, or loved you very much to let you play with the doll....  I think that's the coolest story!

Will be praying for Susan, and have a safe and wonderful trip...take lots of pic for us!

pharmolo said...

Have a great trip!!!
Anyone following Linda's trip can do so by looking up her ship on, which shows where the boat is.

barebytes said...

Have a blast Linda and the last time we were on ship, the internet was 50 cents a minute. But don't waste time on the computer, just have fun!! There is so much to do on the Vision. Hugs Lanny

labdancer51 said...

Hi Linda,  Have a wonderful time on the ship.  I`m so envious! Take care and I`ll look forward to hearing all about it when you get back. :o)

Sandra xxxx

stevietwain said...

Hiya, I hope you have a fantastic time hun!!

Lv Stevie

hugsdoodlewacky said...

(((((((((((((((((((((((LINDA)))))))))))))))))))))))I just wanted to pop by and say hey,hope all is well.I need to catch up on reading journals tommrow,and Sunday.Just wanted you to know,I am thinking of you and praying for you.Good night.

jlocorriere05 said...

You must be gone now! I'm glad Gabi is being pampered and probably spoilt! Sounds like she's got them twisted round her little finger already! See you when you get back, hope you're having a great time! Jeannette xx  

yakima127 said...

Have a wonderful time!  Jae

mastersblynn said...

Have fun!!!! Barbara