Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Sweet and sour

Check out my swap items from Jenny.  There are Minnie Mouse socks that didn't show up.  I guess the little ice cream cup behind the card you can't see either.  It's cute.  It has a large heart that looks like a balloon.  There is some candy and a magnet.  See those conversation hearts.  I saw some robots made from them ad I hope to make them for the grands.

This little chest was from Mary Holley in a miniature one on one swap.  It's made from matchboxes, the tiny ones.  Each drawer was full of teeny tiny things.  This is the swap that I made the antique wagon for my swap partner.  So sorry about the quality of these photos.  I took them on my Kindle to save time.  Not good.
Poor Izzy isn't feeling well.  Her tummy, her bladder and her legs just aren't working up to par.  It looks like she is going to fall over the ledge here.
And this is Rudy.  It's blurry because he never sits still.  He is such an adorable puppy.  He has the funniest personality.  He just turned one.  I love how he loves me.

I am headed to the post office with 10 boxes.  My husband took the other 5 with him this morning to mail at a different post office.  This was for the mini swap.  This was a lot of work for me.  I do think I am swapped out for awhile.  I used every box that I could find to mail everything.  Just hoping that everything arrives okay.  It was a bit difficult making sure everyone got one of each 19 things.  Some things were in similar packaging.  They were all to be mailed last Monday.  Some people set their own deadlines.  That's all I am going to say about that.

So sorry for those on the East coast.  That is way too much snow, even for someone who loves snow.  Our snow finally melted but just heard on the news more snow is coming.  It is really cold.  It will be fun carrying all those packages up the huge steps at the post office.  It's funny, they clear and ice the steps but the arm rails are covered with ice and snow.  If you have to hold on you can't. I am trying to time the trip to the post office.  Not early morning or lunch time as I found the mail people aren't always in their best mood.

We went to see American Sniper this week-end.  My family members didn't think I should go.  Mostly because of being a mom of a soldier that had two tours of duty.  I think what got to me the most was the PTSD that happens.  It's real life for sure.  It doesn't end with the wars either.  Right here in the USA we have such awful things to deal with.  Just going to a movie is stressful for me.  Having a family member (same one) that was involved in the after math of the Aurora theater massacre, you tend to think of things others wouldn't.  Sometimes you wonder how people handle all that they do.  So many bad apples out there.   Sometimes it's a mental health issue or one of religion. 
I am feeling so sad for the family of Kayla right now.  I will admit, I'm almost afraid of posting things to do with the government since there is so much internet hacking right now.  Just waiting to see what happens from being an Anthem member.

Are you sensitive to smells.  My daughter has such a strong sense of smell.  Things really bother here.  I am usually the opposite.  I noticed that my pantry smelled like cat ---.  I don't have a cat anymore.  I couldn't imagine what it was.  I found it....a rotting sweet potato.  Yuck.  The other night when both dogs were on my lap the little one woke up and acted all weird.  Mr. Cozy put her outside.  I kept smelling something.  It was driving me crazy.  Finally when I got up I knew what it was.  My pour incontinent doggy had an accident on me.  It has happened before.  You would think you would notice it but you don't til you get up.  What a lovely thing to happen.  I hope you are laughing instead of being grossed out.

My house is upside down right now.  I have to go to the post office and the grocery before I get M and M at the bus stop.  I also watched a couple of cuties over the week-end and yesterday.  I don't have them often but I enjoy it when I do.  They have a Great Dane puppy.  He was upstairs in his crate.  The mom said no matter what noise that was coming from the room to not let her out.  Well, she almost came through the floor.  You would have sworn that the house was shaking.

HAPPY THOUGHTS HAPPY THOUGHTS HAPPY THOUGHTS........sometimes it is just hard to stay above everything.


A Joyful Cottage said...

Sorry about your poor little pup. Hope he feels better soon. Your little miniature is cute.

angie said...

what beautiful pictures !!!
I wish you a great week !!! love all of angie from Germany

Susie said...

Debby, Put me in the sensitive to smells category with your daughter. I just hate to be near nasty smells, garlicy smells, too much(WTH) were they thinking perfume smells.I love to wear a scarf to put over my face when I smell something gross. Hope your dog is not ill....that almost sounds like something major is going on with him. I am so happy our snow melted. Poor east coast..So much snow they have NO place to put it. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You take on so much but I know everyone appreciates all that you do! Love the idea of a swap but it's a lot of work. Hope you enjoy your week sweet friend and do something special for yourself! Sweet hugs, Diane

Julia said...

I don't blame you for being all swapped out. That's a lot of work.

Like Lavender Dreamer said, you take on so much...

I hope that you take a good rest but that's probably hard for you to do.

So sorry about your little dog not being well. It must be stressful.

Be well.

Mereknits said...

So sorry your little one is not feeling well. You are so wonderful to do all that swapping. I think PTSD is the worst as it isn't visible to everyone like a hurt limb, it is just so awful. You are right there are so many horrible people out there, but lots of good ones too.

Marissa said...

Hope your pup feels better soon...I too went to watch American Sniper. the trial just began this week in TEXAS.. Sad all the way around.

Musings from Kim K. said...

Thinking of you! So many heavy things in the world. Keep on playing and taking time for YOU! Valentine hugs to you and your furry babies!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

It's not HARD to stay above everything, it's impossible! I didn't know there was a swap..is it something done on the blogs? You sound exhausted by it. IF it is, doesn't it cost a lot to mail things?
I agree with Susie that it sounds like your little dog has something serious going on. I hope the rest of your week is good. :)

CatieAn said...

oh my your poor baby I hope he is feeling better by now. WOw you had a lot of swaps going on
I don't think I could ever do that all at once. Be good to YOU