Yesterday, Robin at; http://journals.aol.com/robinngabster/Thesearethedaysofourlives/entries/2006/08/10/theres-a-chihuahua-in-my-couch/1726 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.... :(