KpacoTa CnaceT Mup-Beauty Will Save the World

(Quote from Fyodor M. Dostoyevsky's THE IDIOT, 1869)

Monday, September 28, 2009

Some Random Pictures , while I work........and 3 years ago today, hubby had his brain surgery...

Very old Icons given to me by my Mamochka, when I got married. There are 2 different of the round, and 2 different of the rectangular. They flank our fireplace.
Power words around our house. This one is above our front door, with a definition not visible in this picture. Made and given to Ken and the family by my niece and her Marine husband right before Ken went into Hopkins for his brain surgery in '06.
A picture of random bags that I made, when I was storking things up.The outside card opens up- a brad closes it.(sold)

Very pretty feeling roses in my dining room. They feel so real. I love the way they feel. Vintage colored pencil snow scene picture in background.Vintage Russian , old, rubber dolls on my kitchen counter.
Working on a show picture. What my dining room often looks like at those times...stuff all over the place. 'Kits' in 3-tier basket. I sell vintage and other items that I no longer need or want in cute little packages. They are very popular and inexpensive. You will find all kinds of goodies in the 'kit' bags.
Needle sculpted Santa doll in background on beautiful , linen fabric. Pin-keep proppings.....
That cute little santa guy- jointed. He is pretty small. Vintage curtains from my toddlerhood for clothing.

Setting up Virtual Pay Pal& Etsy, getting ready for the Big Baltimore Flea (in Timonium), finishing an on-line application, taxes, applying for another juried show before 2 Oct., writing the syllabus for the Russian class I'm teaching for 4 weeks thru the community college, and lesson plans, subbing,.........

cleaning messes, finishing Halloween items for Laura Turner's at the Frizellburg Antique Shop in Taneytown, MD, and then for her Christmas show, deciding on a Home Show/Bake Sale date-3rd year at my home, getting papers ready to redo the mortgage, trying to be the peacemaker in this stressed out house, dealing with Lyme and a pulled ankle, and with hubby's fatigue and continuous pain, bills and finances in general, trying to get things ready to show to shops......

.and 2 Halloween swaps coming ready in a few days (Viv's), scrubbing paint off the kitchen floor, before we paint there again!!!...............................trying to sleep, stay calm & not being sensitive to the kids' bickering/feuds (this one is tough for me), keeping them in line with their attitudes to us and one Kiska his medicines and praying that it is only a stuck hairball or stuck piece of chewed off piece of tail that's giving him the problems...OK, there's more , but I don't want to put you to sleep.

I don't know how people do it. I mean, as soon as I get set to do something to completion, life gets in the way- in the way of working, making art, being together as family .....just a bunch of hogwash tears drip, drip, dripping down the cheeks the end of last week. Taking my B's and prayin'. Praying all the time. Putting my big girl panties on again....finding the silver lining in the clouds, exceptin' I was too low on the ground to see any. Still lookin'. xo Lydia


common ground said...

You have so many things going on in your very full life. It's been a while since I've been where you are, but I know, and Lydia, I'm praying for you.
Hugs, Debra
p.s. I need to buy a new pair of those "big girl panties", mine are about "worn out"...if you know what I mean!

Patti said...

Life happens Lydia and it is hard sometimes but we all get through the hard, sad and busy times. Say a prayer my friend, God is there with you everyday. Right beside you my friend.

Tomorrow will get better, you will make it through yet one more day and you will have been a better person for it.

Hang in there sweetie


Sandy Mastroni said...

....always thinking of you

Laurie said...

It was so good to hear what you've been up to and, man, that's a lot! I find that when I've been grieving, my body has a kind of grief anniversary response; so, even if I'm not noticing perhaps that it's near the anniversary of a loss, subconsciously I do and begin to feel overwhelmed with more than the usual sadness. Maybe that's what's happening with everything you're going through, and the 3 year anniversary of your husbands surgery and the long road you've been on, and lost, since then. Hugs.

vivian said...

you sound so busy and a bit stressed. Im going to send up a prayer for you tonight a praying for peace and comfort in your home. I love the kick ass sign above your door! how perfect it is! and so appropriate for him to have just before his surgery! He certainly has had to go through a lot.
hugs to you dear lydia!

Lydia said...

xo's to you all ! :)