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Perfectly Imperfect Life..........

Saturday, August 20, 2011

They Seem to Always Find Us

The other night my Daughter ran out to get the mail.
On the way back in she tripped over something while looking at the mail
and thought she broke her toe.
We couldn't figure out what she had tripped over.
She thought it was a big rock.
She was on the sidewalk the entire time so there shouldn't have been anything in her path.

We walked to the front door and saw a big something in the walkway.
The way it was it looked weird, like a one eared cat that was sick and curled up.
Hey, it was dark!

We all slowly opened the screen...
we each had our "weapon" of choice..
mag light
golf club
baseball bat
BB Gun

Now we probably wouldn't have grabbed "weapons"
but we have been having prowlers at night in our court for the last week or so
and everyone is spooked.

It was dark and about midnight...
we just needed to be prepared.
Right? Right!
OK I'm a scaredy cat.

We all walked slowly up to this thing that was about
5 feet from our front door.

It was really hard to see what it was until we were practically on top of it.

It was a large Red Eared Slider! LOL
When I say large I mean huge!
It was about 12"-14" in diameter.
That is what she kicked! LOL

After seeing us it headed for the street...
can you blame it?

We kept moving it out of the street so it wouldn't get hit by a car,
should one come by.
But it kept heading back.

It stayed under my car for a bit.

We know a little bit about turtles and tortoises...
We've had Box Turtles in the past and currently have a pair of Russian Tortoises. 

Sliders can be aggressive and this one did try to bite while being picked up.
They live mostly in the water
 and need to eat their food in water because they don't have any saliva.

We weren't sure where this one came from.
They are native to California so he may not have been anyones pet.
Thought for a brief moment about letting him roam the backyard...
but he would probably jump in the pond and have sushi.
That wasn't an option.

We ended up putting him in a box.
We figured we could figure it out in the morning.
But he was so big he climbed the side of the box
and kept knocking it over and getting out.

Yes, Turtles and Tortoises climb.

We decided to release him in a water overflow area just a few blocks from us.
The sprinklers in the park would be coming on soon
and water would collect in this basin.

Animals seem to find their way to our home no matter where we are living.

In Miami a white dove, then a Sparrow showed up at our door.
Neither didn't look too good.
Cared for them and eventually released them when they were better.

In Sacramento a pigeon did the same thing.

And, of course, kittens and dogs find their way too.
Kinda makes you wonder if they can sense animal lovers..... 

Friday, August 19, 2011

In The Blink of An Eye!

Fall is upon us, the Seasons are changing...
The kiddos are back at School which only means
Halloween is right around the corner!

I've made my first decoration for the Fall Season
and added it to my Etsy Shop.
It sold within 2 hours!!

Delighted, excited and eager to make more!!!

Wanna see?
Well, I'm showing you anyway!
and my description too!

Primitive Witch Spell Book 

"Double double toil and trouble..."
Conjure up spells with this highly detailed Witch's Book of Spells!

Made from a grungy old book, it will delight all visitors come Halloween.
Faux antiqued leather cover embellished with stained cheesecloth and feathers.
The securing strap, made from an old watch band, has an attached chain for 'double locking'.
An old key hangs from braided jute secured with wire.

Inside you'll find diagrams, spells, 

and illustrations on the first few pages. 

Once past these the book it opens up to a center cavity holding 3 potion bottles,

Fur of Werewolf (cat hair), Graveyard Dust (dust),
and Vampire Fangs (handmade faux fangs).
Each bottle is wrapped with stained cheesecloth
and feathery yarn topped off with a cork.

Once the bottles are removed, the 'creature' is revealed...
through a small opening of the 'green door'
you can see the eyes of the unspeakable.
Don't dare open this door!

The back inside cover has more diagrams.

Several ways to display:
lay closed or open to pages,
open to potion bottle cavity (bottles in or out),
stays open while laying flat,
in an easel
or anyway you desire.


This entire book and potions are fake.
For your enjoyment and entertainment purposes only.
Inside creature door does not open.


Sometimes I am so terrible at my descriptions.
I tried really hard to make this one stand out
I think I did OK this time.

I am feverishly creating more Halloween decorations!


Thursday, August 18, 2011

Etsy Treasury Feature

Jeffersgirl330 included my

Vintage Pearl Button Bracelet 
in her In With The Old Out With The New Treasury!

Thank you!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

What's Blooming in This Heat?

We are still in a heat wave here.
The heat loving plants are enjoying it,
the others...not so much.

One of my climbing Roses.
It's 17 yrs old now, it was a slip from my Mom's garden.

The came from her garden also.
They are some type of bulb.
I love the color.

The Water Lilies love the Sun.

Blue Potato Bush (Solanum rantonnetii)

These Cannas are from my Parents garden too.
Ye, I know they need to be trimmed....
just too darn hot out there!

I love this pink Ivy Geranium.
It is also from my Mom's garden.

My poor wilted Swiss Chard :(

About 75% of my garden is from my Mom's garden,
which is why it means so much to me.

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011

For all you single ladies......

.....who are in such a hurry to get married,
here's a quick piece of Biblical advice:
Ruth patiently waited for her mate Boaz.
While waiting on YOUR Boaz,
don't settle for ANY of his relatives:
Lockedupaz Goodfornothinaz,
especially his third cousin Beatinyoaz.

Please, wait on your Boaz and make sure he respects Yoaz.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

My Wish For You

"May today there be peace within.
May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be.
May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others.
May you use the gifts that you have received,
and pass on the love that has been given to you.
May you be content with yourself just the way you are.
Let this knowledge settle into your bones,
and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love.
It is there for each and every one of us."



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