Sunday, March 02, 2014
What a pain! The water levels at the state resevoirs are low, so we are forced into water rationing for a month! 2 days there's water supply and 2 days there's none, alternately till the end of March! My parents have stored some water in huge pails in case we run out of water during the 2 dry days. When there's water, we will fill our pails, so it can tide us over till the next water days! So, this means I can only exercise 2 days, then rest 2 days! What a pain! Because I don't want to get all sweaty then be unable to shower because of no water supply! Sigh!
And I've started on my deer in the woods cross-stitch! I've split the pre-sorted threads into 3 small plastic bags so they don't get entangled. I've started on one color. The back leg of one deer in the middle!
You can see the finished tapestry here :
Brave of me to attempt this one, yeah!? It's all browns, blues, and greys with a little bit of green and purple! Thank God the threads come pre-sorted, otherwise I'll have a thread-sorting headache! Wish me luck!
I just did a little today but my eyes started aching, so I had to stop, I guess I'll be doing a bit at a time. I plan to frame it and give it to my parents for wall deco so they'll have a little bit of something from me should I leave this Earth (I'm chronically ill, so I'd better make a move on to finish it so my parents will have a momento from me!).
It might seem overwhelming at first, but if you break it down part by part, in no time, or rather after SOME time, the tapestry will be finished! I plan to work on it at home and not at the dialysis center because I need lots of table space! And it's too precious for me to lose it! So, I'll only work on it at home! I love working on these things! I just donated one to the church (please refer to previous blog : Giving God my Firstfruits).
You can see an image of it here :
Here are some closeups of the one I donated to my church that I took with my own mobile :
Monday, February 17, 2014
I bought a nice hardcover book on animals on Saturday night. It has heaps of illustrations and would delight any young child! But it wasn't something I would like to keep because it was a bit too simple for me, so I sold it to a friend of mine with 2 boys, 5 and 7.
She was delighted with it as she doesn't have time to shop. I got it at a book sale. I did lose like 50 cents from the sale but it felt good to let the book go to little kids who will enjoy it more than me!
Tuesday, February 04, 2014
It was super super hot today! I was deciding whether or not I should go for my walk. I initially decided on exercising indoors today with a workout DVD but my Dad was on holiday and was parked in front of the TV so I had no choice but to head outside for my exercise.
I laced up my shoes close to twilight. During my walk, I passed by a neighbor's house. Immediately, their persian mix cat walked up to me an miaowed. There was something about that sound that made me take notice, like he was hungry, very hungry. Actually, I noticed that he looked unkempt, like he hasn't had a shower for a few days or a week, and that was a few days ago. Then I had a look at their yard, no car! Then I realized that the entire family wasn't home.
Their laundry was hanging there too! Which means, when they left, they left in a hurry! I certainly hope that no one is sick or dying or anything of that sort! But what caught my heart was their hungry pets! One hungry cat, several hungry quail and some hungry carp fish!
I immediately started feeding the fish with the pellets they left by the pond (they left the gate to the yard unlocked, fortunately), then I saw another neighbor (I don't have any cats, so I have no cat food) walking by and asked him if he knew where the family had gone. He immediately offered to bring some cat and bird food! (pellets, I don't keep birds either but he does).
I can't help but feel that God intentionally told me to go for my walk, late as it was, so that these animals could eat after I don't know how many days! This shows that God cares for everything! Even animals! Even though I didn't have food for them, I helped get food for them by alerting another neighbor who had food for them, otherwise, they would starve for I don't know how long!
I didn't get much exercise, I waited till he came by with food for the hungry birds and cat! I'm glad that God used me to provided food for these hungry stomachs!
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