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My name is Pat and I live in Florida. My skin will never be smooth again and my hair will never see color. I enjoy collecting autographs and playing in Paint Shop Pro.,along with reading and writing. Sometimes, I enjoy myself by doing volunteer "work" helping celebrities at autograph shows. I love animals and at one time I did volunteer work for Tippi Hedren's Shambala Preserve.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Animal Farm

Pigs and Penguins and Owls oh my!

and if that isn't enough... at a thrift store I found a "horse" that I brought home!..  (just what I need.. horse poop to clean up!)

He won't win any beauty contests but ..for no reason at all I liked him!  So I brought him home with me and he now resides with Fetch and Fetch's brother. (the brown version of Fetch)

Since this post is a mish-mosh of things, here is a photo of the latest afghan I made..

I'm afraid I haven't been doing real well emotionally and physically (physical is a painful neck and chiropractor at the moment). So I am sorry I haven't been commenting a lot on blogs and haven't even been posting interesting posts..

Things feel very hard for me right now.  I really didn't feel that I could handle more problems that hurt and was handed more to cope with and I'm not doing well..sometimes I wish they would come and take me away before I go insane ..and not the fun kind of insane.  I am not saying this for any sympathy.. I just want you to know my blog and friends I've made mean a lot to me and keep giving me a reason to get up each day..I am still hoping the pain resides and I am able to cope better soon..

14 Comments:

Blogger Astaryth said...

Sometimes I don't know which is worse physical or mental pain. They both seem to hurt on their own level.

Having said that, neck pain... owwwww! I hate when my neck hurts because we just don't notice how many times a day we turn our heads or move our necks until they hurt!

I'm sorry that things aren't going well for you right now. You know how much I value you and don't forget you can always get a {hug} from me.... even if it -is- only a virtual one. If there is anything I can actually do to help, let me know!

10:57 AM  
Blogger DesLily said...

thank you JJ.. as always i've got to find a way to deal with things without falling apart.. right now it just feels like the straw that breaks the camels back..

1:58 PM  
Blogger Cath said...

Big hugs from me, Pat. I truly hope things start to improve for you soon. What you have to go through breaks my heart.

And on a more cheerful note, I really love your new horse and the little blanket!

3:03 PM  
Blogger DesLily said...

hi Cath: it will be a while before i know what will happen with the situation..not looking forward to it... glad you like my horse and blanket.. now I need a "pooper scooper" for the horse! lol

3:15 PM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

Hi Pat, Sorry to hear you have not been doing well. I am sending hugs and prayers your way. I love all of the little things you surround yourself to make your environmnet beautiful. Keep positive and I hope the pain will be better soon! P.S. Your afghan is beautiful!!

3:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just sending you Well Wishes. Sorry your neck is bothering you. Know when a physical pain becomes a nagging, unrelenting one it can wreck havoc or you psyche as well. Don't want to offer any cliches, but you are a witty and talented lady, and don't let life tell you otherwise. I wouldn't even begin to know how to make an afgan, and there is no way I can take anywhere near as great photos as you. I do value your friendship and enjoy your blog. So you hang in there lady, and if it gets to much give me a call. I will do my best to make you laugh. If you have a television, watch Ellen Degeneris. She always cheers me up and usually has some uplifting stories as well. Take care of yourself. Vala3

3:52 PM  
Blogger Shanra said...

*huggles*

(*hasn't words, but does care*)

4:55 PM  
Blogger cj said...

Pain sucks and I know how it is to feel completely overwhelmed to the point where one more thing is the absolute end.

Best advice - tie a knot in the rope and hang on.

Second best advice - turn everything over to your higher power. Seriously. I'm learning how to do that and it has helped tremendously. I'd also recommend Reika therapy if you can find/afford it. It's energy work and I can't begin to tell you how amazing it is.

Final question - did you make the piggy? He's adorable! Well, they're all adorable but I happen to have a fondness for pigs.

The afghan is goregous! Have you decided whether or not you're going to sell them?

cjh

8:35 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Oh Mama :( I'm so sorry to hear your dealing with all of this physical and mental pain. I know you don't want sympathy, but dammit, I'm giving it to you. Because I just hate seeing you feel bad. I hate it so much. Like Astaryth, I'll give you all of the virtual hugs that you can handle!!! I really hope that things look up for you sometime soon.

On the positive side, I'm in love with your afghan, Pat!!! You have so much wonderful creative energy, you know that? Those afghans that you make are just gorgeous! Absolutely gorgeous. And they look so comfy. And you write so well and the drawings I've seen that you done are wonderful and your photos are so great!! Keep channelling all of that positive creative energy! And I've told you before, but I'm in love with the little critters that you've made :p Especially your owls.

I just hope you can feel better or at least have a good day or two soon Pat!!! Lord knows you deserve them!! Huge hugs to you. Love you Mama!!

11:07 PM  
Blogger DesLily said...

thanks Kathleen.. I need to get a grip on things and it's not always easy

hi Sher..I hope things work out and I can get thru this next month or so...I do think at times that I will just fall apart and not be able to cope...being alone doesn't help.. not that its a bad thing but at times 2 are better than 1

hi cj: yes I made the piggy.. and the afgans are always for sale lol.. problem is selling them lol I generally made them as gifts and such but I can no longer afford the yarn and just give them away.. if yarn is on sale it USED to only cost less then 15.00 to make one but the last white one I made was 35.00 in yarn ..getting so making things is not any cheaper than buying them and you can always return a bought item lol.

thanks baby boy.. i am trying and I get "moments" that i get by then guilt sneaks in and says you can't ignore problems ..oh well.

11:33 AM  
Blogger Ladytink_534 said...

The horse would make a good Christmas decoration if you painted it white or red and put a stuffed animal on it. Love the afghan! Hope you're feeling better soon :)

2:04 PM  
Blogger Darla D said...

The little animals are adorable! I do hope you are feeling better soon. Hugs from VA!

2:48 PM  
Blogger Daphne said...

I love the afghan, and I'm sending hugs. I know how hard things can seem sometimes. Know that you have a community thinking about you.

6:47 PM  
Blogger Debi said...

Oh Pat, it breaks my heart to read this!!! I'm so sorry you've been hurting so much! Of course, we know you didn't write this for sympathy. And I'm very glad you shared it, because there's so many of us who love you and want to know how you're doing. Pat, I'm just hoping so very, very, very much that things will be getting better soon.

And I apologize that I haven't been around more. Things have just been so crazy that my blogging time has suffered. Heck, it's been pretty much non-existent.

And can I just add that you've been making some gorgeous creations there?!!

8:47 AM  

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