31 July 2023


So ... things not that great for Miss Wiggy. Yesterday was rough. Today she's bright-eyed and holding her own. Cried a lot this weekend.   

Death near. Sad time.

I don't know which is better, knowing it's coming or not knowing. Thinking the kidney food Tim went and got her might outlast Wiggy. 

Just sucks.

Even with the sadness, it's a nice calming quiet day here at The Manor. We reset the kitchen table on our wonky floor. Then finished painting the extra shelving I built to go under the HUGE table.  

In between coats I sit in the snug with my Halloween mug filled with goodness and watch Barbie Dreamhouse Challenge on Discovery Plus. I didn't grow up with Barbie, yet I'm digging the designers recreating different points in time, retro to now, within the Barbie world. Cool stuff. It's the perfect kinda stupid show for where my brain is at today. 

Lastly, the rain let up later tonight and I smacked a coat of primer on the shed, after Tim and I attached more wood on the right facing side and back. Next time I do a project like this, I'm saving for a good paint sprayer. 

And lastly, lastly, I'm heartsick over Miss Wiggy. Painting helps. I like the quiet. Checked on her a few minutes ago and she's still bright-eyed. It's weird how it comes and goes. For sure gonna miss that little boogerbutt when she's gone. 

And that's all that's fit to print. 

Huggs & Bugs, 
- Me

I'll miss you most of all, Scarecrow. 

23 July 2023

Garden Shed DIY Up-Cycling (weekend project)

Lots going on here this weekend, so much so that it didn't even feel like a weekend and that's okay because the shed is a few steps closer to being done AND, my cute little purple Bluetooth keyboard arrived. To sit and write on my new Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra is heaven. Even got a cute little purple mouse to go with. Pictures to come.

In other news, Wiggy goes back to the vet this Tuesday for spinal tissue treatments. I don't know enough about them yet, though after one partial treatment, she began to move better as well as eat better. 

I'll take it.

In other, other news, after this post, I'm headed to town for exterior yellow paint for the shed. I'm also itching to get a paint sprayer. Don't think I will today, though I'll take a look-see when I'm there for sure. 

Below is the shed. Yesterday we removed to old framing, hinges and doors and built new. I tell you what, I loved doing this because we did it together AND saved what was savable from the old structure. LOVE that. 

And that my Boogerbutts, wraps up the weekend report. 

Chat again soon. Huggs & bugs,

- Me

16 July 2023

Blogging at Barnes (insert happiness here)

Oh my gosh, I almost don't know where to start or what to share first. Much has changed since the last blog post. Today, I'm blogging at Barnes on my brand new Samsung art tablet and OMG, this is a game changer. I can draw, watch photography business classes, take pictures, shoot video, read blogs, write blogs, play with kitchen photography and watch Hulu. All from here.

This is heaven.

In other news, for the last few months I've been working at the new job and OMG, I freaking LOVE my new job. No Sundays. Take turns with 3-hour Saturday quick shifts. Excellent co-workers and boss. Home in time for supper. 


In other, other news, I found this stool and dresser on the way home from work. $25 for the heavy dresser, $15 for the stool. Annie Sloan original chalk paint, here I come! 

As for houses, we haven't found one yet. Still on the look-out. Found one that we love on the outside. Haven't done the walk-through yet. 

And that my Boogerbutts is all that's fit to print. 

Huggs & Bugs,

-- Me