Wednesday, November 28, 2012
missed yesterday--'puter was down all day. started on the birdhouse--it is going to come together fine, but getting my head around the concept was a bit tricky. i always have to have a "hook" to hang my ideas on. sometimes it is a color, sometimes a feeling, sometimes its the shape of something. anyway--this little birdhouse is supposed to be "pique assiette" which means its made of broken dishes and stuff. i have TONS of pretty dishes that i pick up here and there--l adore the flowery old plates and things. but this birdhouse is supposed to be train related. fortunately at some point in time i picked up a souvenier plate from a railroad attraction, which gives me a color scheme and a couple graphic items to cut out and put on the house--but it wasn't enough. i hit every department store in a fruitless search for anything train related that would work--nothing. finally it hit me to go to the nearby town where this is an old fashioned hobby store and buy some accessories from their HO scale inventory. so i got some little crossing gates and crossing signs. i raided rob's N scale train stuff for two pieces of track and a Christmas ornament that is a tiny engine. now i have a color scheme and some dimensional things to "cutify" the house. the crossing gates actually work, and i can affix them to the back of the house so they still go up and down. got started on it yesterday and placed all my accessories, so today i should be able to make good headway on the tiling. i have promised to finish this by the end of the week, so i need to make excellent headway today.
exercise is going smoothly--going to do podrunner again today instead of waiting until friday--hoping i can start my three days of week of this. today will be the third time of doing week 8, so for friday i will be up to week NINE. one week away from completing the whole thing!!!! i really enjoy running--i am not fast or graceful, but its my favorite form of exercise. rob's cold is slowly going away--he is at the "dry cough" stage now--no fever or anything, just the kind of cough that keeps you awake at night. i gave him some dexamathasone last night so he could sleep, and sent him off with expectorant to take through the day--just to make sure nothing settles in his lungs.
and the baby kittens are at the vet--they will be spayed and neutered today. i am going to set up a little temporary recuperation area in my workroom for them, so they can be warm and quiet for the next couple days. just need to block it off so the nosey dogs can't bother them. then they will go back outside. since they usually keep the girls overnight, they are going to keep them both so they can be together through their whole scarey time at the vet.
guess thats all for this morning==have a lovely day!