Monday, January 23, 2017

Back to Normal?

 finely feeling at least 75%
started turning the corner last night...

the last week I dragged myself through work
(wearing a mask always, gloves always)
 visiting Mom
(minus two days when I was too sick)

no sick days left so I had to go in
 feel like I could sleep for a week

thanks goodness it's my day off
will be visiting Mom
then have a meeting with Hospice
nothing new going on with Mom, just preparing...

my house is a huge mess
the cleaning fairy quit with no notice
magic wand is out of juice
   but I'm so happy to be feeling better
I don't even mind!

I need to catch up on my blog reading too
Happy Monday friends!

Saturday, January 21, 2017


I'm with every person marching today in spirit

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Cold and Flu

this time it's a "simple" 
runny nose, sneezing and sniffling thing

gloves and a mask are wardrobe essentials at work
fun times

hope the epidemic misses you
the hospital is overflowing...

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Monday, January 9, 2017

Scrappy Backgrounds

you know what I'm going to say
cats instead of flowers
prim perfection


this background...


these are the very few rugs I've saved on Pinterest recently
am obsessed with the fidget quilts
 am making parts and pieces in various colorways

then will combine onto fleece backings
 it's so FUN to do something way out of my comfort zone
never in my life
have I chosen bright, shiny or so much pink
 even rooted around the remnant bins in Joann's...

Happy Monday 


Friday, January 6, 2017

Wednesday, January 4, 2017


every year
I think this will be the year I hook Sparhawk
my sister gifted me with the pattern
over 10 years ago
the color planning just stops me cold...

I normally hook with no plan
or a very loose plan at best 
this one might need me to phone a friend...

now this is more my speed
lots of scrappy

this year I want to work on backgrounds
and reproducing the antique look 
like Saundra does 

the border!!!

now just picture it with two cats
like I do...
gorgeous background

I'm not sure when I'll get back to hooking
spending more hours with mom
on my days off

working on the fidget mats as time allows
I can feel this project
recharging my creativity

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Life As I Know It


Happy New Year 2017!

  from your friend
the not quite crazy
cat lady

Saturday, December 31, 2016


another night of pinning between patients...
I am amazed at how many people make these mats
all over the world
 a great alternative to viewing the news
off the weekend so now I can get to work
or maybe tomorrow I can
I'm fidgeting to get started
today will be spent with Mom
until she goes to bed tonight

 Mom and I are going to organize her cards
from Christmas
thanks to all my fantastic online friends
it could take all day! 

Wishing you a happy and healthy New Year
full of hugs and stitches

Friday, December 30, 2016

Twiddle, Fiddle, Fidget

way beyond off the deep end here
I've gathered what little I have at home
armed with coupons
I'll start a little shopping for supplies today
before work

all the things I never look at
ribbons, ric rac, beads, colorful everything...
 shiny, crinkly, fluffy

between patients at work last night
I was pinning like crazy

two other "dementia daughters"
from mom's facility are excited to start too
a coworker is going to have her church group make some
for the 3 nursing homes they visit monthly

regular creating will take a back seat for a while

this new passion
has definitely lifted my spirits for the new year!