Enter Goldie Locks

Yesterday Patty came for dinner and we had a great visit.  I always love to talk with her.  She is so busy we don’t get together too often but more often than most mothers get.

I have finished Goldie Locks and the three bears. Photo on 4-11-16 at 6.48 AM

I am not putting clothes on baby bear.  I did tighten his joints  so now his arm will stay up and wave to you.  I did the same for the two white bears also but their arms still hang down, they just don’t flop any more.  So they are all ready for the kids to hold while I read the story to them. Photo on 4-11-16 at 11.53 AM

Here is Goldie Locks.  I didn’t  put on a lot of hair but enough for a nice pony tail.  I have cut out her petticoat and dress so all I have to do is sew it up and she will be done also.

I spent most of the morning looking for a pattern to make a kangaroo and finally found one to crochet. So I ordered that on ebay.  They say it will be here tomorrow.  I also found a book called “Knit your own Zoo”  and I ordered that from Amazon.  I am not sure there is a kangaroo in that but they implied there was.  We will see.  That book should be here today along with my doll eyes and animal noses. I am knitting a small brown bear now.  I got two skeins at ACMoor and this is working up into a nice soft animal.  I will wait for the eyes and nose to come before putting it together.  The real eyes will be so much nicer than the buttons.

Beautiful weather here right now and that makes me lazy.  I guess it is any excuse not to work too hard in Florida.  Have a great day.

About Carol (Ouma) Petts

I am a retired teacher. I have taught all levels from kindergarten through college and have been retired now for over 20 years. The last ten years we have lived on a farm and lived off the land, growing our own food and canning for our extended family. Now we have sold the farm and are moving to Florida to truly retire. I guess I have always had a short attention span as this is our 11th move. We have moved from a small farm in New Hampshire, to more city type living, small business adventures, focusing more on traveling, Florida living, Georgia, and Tennessee farming and now back to Florida. My blog is a way to keep my children up to date on what I am doing and letting them know I am still alive and well. My children are spread across the country from New England to Florida, Nova Scotia to New Mexico and CA and several places between, They let me know what they are up to by commenting on my blog but they are so busy with their own lives most times I have to assume " no news is good news". Now I are starting on a new adventure so will try to give daily updates until we get settled into a routine. Then I know even if I am getting older and should settle down I will start looking for some new and exciting adventure to start. Welcome aboard. Norman died Oct 30, 2017 so I am continuing the journey alone with the aid of my children, grand children and great grand children. At present I am living with my daughter and we are 7 in one house and cover four generations. We range in age from 7 to 85 and are finding common ground, we are living proof that multi generations can live and function in a three bedroom house if they really want to. Soon my grandson will have his house built next door so we all will have a room of their own except for the seven year old twins who by choice will share a room.
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2 Responses to Enter Goldie Locks

  1. Rosemary Rafuse says:

    Hello, Carol,
    Beautiful weather here, too, if you like snow! We had about 4 inches yesterday but most has melted. Now we are to have some rainy days and then it gets warmer! Maybe we won’t have to keep a wood fire until July!
    Your work today is lovely!


    • thank you Rosemary. I want to answer this the day you wrote this but I was having a bad week and could not remember how to work my computer. It got so bad and I had a temperature of 102.4 for two days so Norman decided it was time to go to the doctor. Our we don’t have a primary care doctor so he called Patty, our daughter who is a nurse practisioner about 4:30 Friday morning and she came right over. They took me to the emergence room at the hospital just down the street. Boy I have never had such good care. They took every test under the sun and found my blood oxygen satiation was a bit low so they put me on oxygen to bring that up, then they put me on an IV of just saline since I was dehydrated. After all the tests they could say I had no infection to account for the temperature or weakness and the problem was the dehydration since I had not been eating or drinking much for two days. The second bag of saline got me peeing good again and brought the fever down. They let me go home with instructions to eat and drink more water so Norman now pours out 3 quarts of water each morning then puts it in the refrigerator to keep cold . All day he will keep my glass full and nag me to drink it.. Then at the end of the day I have to finish any that I have left in the jar. He laves to nag me so he took on the extra job with glee. I could not blame him it was a long and hard day on him too. We got to the hospital about 5am and never left until 2 in the afternoon. I just laid there while everyone worked on me and I napped in-between doctors visits, I got more sleep there than I had had the last two nights at home because my head ache was almost gone. Poor Norman and Patty had to just sit there and worry about my having to stay in the hospital. This was the first time I had gone to a doctor in 20 years so Norman was not used to worry that goes with it. Now I can walk again, I can knit and sew again, and I can cook again, all of these much better than yesterday but must take it slow and listen to Norman about building back slowly so I don’t get down again. The doctor gave him the instruction he wanted me to follow and made him promise to bring me back it the temperature or headache come back and not wait for another 20 years to come in.
      So I hope to start blogging again today or tomorrow, now that I remember how to work my computer again.

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