Thursday, July 22, 2010

When It Rains, It Pours

The past couple of days have been kind of crazy.  Day before yesterday R went out of town, and I was going to go run some errands but it started to rain so I thought I would wait it out.  It rained and it RAINED!  We got 2.09 inches in an hour.  The city was flooding in areas, they were telling people not to drive unless they had to, and that if they found a street that was filled with water to turn around and go back.  There was a wreck on the freeway involving a horse trailer that blocked I-25 for a couple hours.  We had tornado's too.  Luckily no one was hurt by them.  I was so glad R was up in Vail for a couple days and not driving back from Denver in it.

It rained on through the night and my sinus's were so stuffed up I could barely breathe.  I love rain, but it doesn't love me.  This was excessive though.  Today my garden was nothing but mud.

Later that night, about 10 PM I started to feel sick to my stomach.  By midnight I was violently ill.  It made for a rough and exhausting night between that and the rain.  I drank peppermint tea (peppermint is good for an upset stomach) and took some pepto but it wasn't doing much, by the time R called at 5 AM, I wasn't sure I was going to make it.

Yesterday I was feeling a little better.  I don't know what caused it, it almost felt like food poisoning but I didn't really eat anything that could have been bad.   Needless to say I didn't eat much yesterday. 

I decided to go out and run the errands I was going to do the day before.  I went to the bank drive through, then the post office where I had to wait in line for 45 minutes.  Now I normally use the automated machine, but I was sending Blue Moon to Singapore and the machine doesn't do international shipping.  After that I swung into the store really fast and got cat food.  So I was gone maybe all of an hour and a half.

When I got home Ridley had demolished my house!  All the cushions were off the sofa, my winter boots, gardening clogs and sneakers were pulled out, R's hat and two quilts were on the floor.  He chewed up a pen.  I don't know why, he hasn't done that before.  It was such a mess.  Luckily he didn't chew on the sofa cushions or the quilts...or my shoes.  Believe me he knew he did something very wrong.  After I got it cleaned up, I set about doing some laundry and then I cut out a bear from the new pattern I designed the night before...before I got sick.

I got to looking at some of the things I had made and kept from ages ago.  There aren't a lot, I have sold most of what I have made.  But I did keep a pig I made from years ago, and I have been working on making a smaller one.  I wish I had kept one of each of the elephants, monkeys and dragons.  I may make some more someday, but both the monkey and the dragon take soooooo long to make...the dragon takes about two weeks.  They are both quite large.

I also came across a little bird I made.  I decided to photograph it.  I don't know why I didn't make more.  I only made the one.  I guess I just never thought anyone would want one, so I never made another fact only my Mom and R have ever seen it until now.  I did make several other things, including some very sweet snowmen that I gave everyone for Christmas with their presents that year.

I have an idea for a smaller mohair bird than I am making now that popped into my head yesterday.  It's a peculiar idea and I am not sure why I thought of it, but chances are after I am done with the bear you will be seeing it.

Then probably after that you will be seeing a pig!

Have a lovely day!  Hugs, K. <3


Amanda said...

You've got to make some of those birds, the robin is great.

I wonder if the weather freaked your dog out, or was it just a mad moment...either way I'm glad your sofa was fine.

Heather said...

The robin is so cute! I can't wait to see your new stuff :)

... and, do you have pictures of the Monkey and Dragon? I'd love to see them too!

Janet Ghio said...

Well, you fooled me--I thought sure you were going to say you rescued that baby bird from a rainstorm--but I WAS wondering what kind of a bird it was, since I didn't think baby robins had pink breast feathers! Darling!1 You should make more of these.

fawndear said...

So glad that your on the mend. I hate being sick.
Your wee robin is beyond cute. Definitely worth making more of.

Thanks for joining the Second Star to the Right Adventure!


Cheryl @ Bingle Bears said...

Goodness! What a week! I hope you are feeling better.

I LOVE the little bird! SO sweet! I can't wait to see what else you come up with.

The Littlest Thistle said...

Hope you and Riley are both feeling better!

Cute birdie though, glad you decided to share

Know what you mean about the rain, we had a drought order out for the driest first 6 months of the year since 1941. Erm, well, then we got rain like you had yesterday for the past couple of weeks, loads of extremely heavy rain, no more dought order!



Miz said...

That bird is just adorable.

Ha, with you on the rain. We got caught up in the tornado scares around here too (even though it turned out to create just thunderstorms in my area.) Good times.

Kelly said... guys like think I should make more? I wonder if I remember how? I made that probably 5 years ago, maybe longer.

I will have to see what I can do.

Kathy-Catnip Studio said...


That fat little robin is adorable!

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