Oh I have to wait a WHOLE YEAR!! Halloween!!

Monday, November 30, 2009

My Uncle John

My mothers brother John passed away in March in Florida, where he had been with my aunt on vacation. Eating cake at my Grandma's 94th birthday.

Here are some photos of Dad

Dad in his mother's old house in Brooklyn
My parents at their wedding

My Sister Claudine and Dad at her wedding December 3, 2005.
Dad died six weeks after this, January 7.
This one is my parents from Christmas 2004

He died in January 2006 from a stroke. All things considered, he was lucky, his hemmorhage was instant and fatal. He didnt linger on and fortunately we didnt have to stoop to begging for donations like some others.

Scar from thyroidectomy.

I had the right side of thyriod removed in 2003. Had two tumors on it.

Here is my scar.

In December 2003 I was diagnosed with a form of epilepsy, TLE, temporal lobe epilepsy.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Help needed

I have just found out that my unemployment benefits will not be extended, in spite of the new legislation recently passed. I am in a bind, because when I claimed the continued benefit, there was every indication that I would get it, with a confirmation number which I printed. This means that I will have to go to the UI office in Trenton on Monday and get a straight answer. I am sure you can figure out it is common when dealing with the state of NJ that any request takes forever, certainly not two days

So, today is November 28. That means that the rent is due in three days. I will probably have to borrow the rest of the rent money (I have part of it). It would be helpful to see if I could offer some more ornaments on my Etsy shop for a donation, more substantial that would help me earn some of the money.

I am going to take a bunch more photos and list items and post the link here when I have done so. http://www.poppetree.blogspot.com

I am pretty much up against the wall here. My mother wants me to move in with her, but she has said that she wants me to have my cats placed somewhere else. I think she is royally insane. I understand her not wanting the cats in her house, or garage as it would be, but I have been backed into a corner and I feel that having them live with someone else would just be miserable. For me and them. I told her basically that I would rather be homeless and that I would put my things in storage and take off with them. I spend most of time with these creatures, more than her, and I am not going to abandon them. I think she is just jealous. Jealous of cats. Nice, mom.

My life wish list.

I want my own home;
I want a nice sized plot of land with room for animals and growing my own veggies.
I want to live in a place where I am safe from noise, people trying to climb in my windows, from my insane crackhead manic landlord with 7 totalled cars, 3 duis, garbage, and 101 cats.

I deserve to be healthy and safe and well cared for.

Cute stuff

some adorable fuzzy purple heart beads, yule stickers, and a Pug pendant I got to make my sister's gift, probably a wall hanging for her house.

The Life of a Deer in NJ

One my way home this evening, I passed the body of a deer on the side of the road. It only took me a few seconds to realise that the deer was still alive. Oh!--its holding its head up--if it were stiff--it would be lying flat--and I made the next u-turn and pulled over up ahead of the animal. I didnt get closer than 10 feet away. I called 911 and explained, they sent officers almost immediately. I felt compelled to stay until they arrived. When I heard the sirens the deer dragged itself closer to the grass. Tried to stand. Obviously its rear legs were broken. I kept apologising to the creature for my fellow human who would leave an injured animal on the side of the road and drive away. And I knew that police would have to shoot it. I think the deers eyes will stay in my mind for a long time.

Gifts from swap sister Tracy

I received Tracy's package today! I love the tiny alphabet stamps!! That is actually something I have coveted but never bought. And mine for her, Minnie, in the previous post, is going in the mail by tomorrow. My town has an automated post center that is open all day and night!!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Minnie Finito


Thank you to all of you who follow this blog. I appreciate your being here and am doing my best to make it interesting!!!!




thanks giving card for family


Thursday, November 26, 2009

Various Garden Photos

My Chicks, past and present.

Oreo II, Cinnamon, Lemon


My peeps!

Lemon the Rooster
Sesame the Great brooding under the dishrack
Oreo the Second, Lemon, Sesame, and Cinnamon
Oreo I - laid these nine eggs
Oreo the First

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Todays Ideas, Notes and a question...well several questions

I am wondering if anyone can expain why the photos in my previous post are all screwy..how do I get them all lined up? When you go in to edit photos they jump all over. Do I have to climb in there and sit on them?

I am working on several projects at once. A mini doll, a Rooster Collage, a display for Holiday Shopping at Molly's (www.ellarslie.org/store.htm) and taking, editing, posting photos.

I must also eat something and go here: http://www.shopearthgoddess.com/

Why oh why cant I cut and paste things into this weblog?? It is most frustrating. and time wasting as well.

I had 16 followers on this weblog this morning. Now there are only 15? I am, perhaps, overly, distressed about that? How dare you leave me??? We were just getting started! Lol.. Is there any way to find out who it was so I can beg them to come back?? I need all of you!!

Love, a busy girl,


Photos from Robbinsville Holiday Fair

Pooh Bear loves poppets!