Monday, February 20, 2012

It's Official!

Spring is here!!! For me, the arrival of spring is signified by one thing, and one thing only. The return of my owls. Every year without fail, for the ten years that this house has been a part of my life a pair of wonderful hootyowls have nested somewhere in the woods behind this house from spring until early fall. Last night I heard them talking to each other and I was so happy to have them back. I have spent so many nights outside in a comfy chair, or perched on the roof stargazing listening to those owls. I remember the first summer that I spent with my husband, and this house belonged to his dad at the time, sitting outside and hearing those owls and just falling in love with this house (and the husband too, of course).
On that note, I decided to let our new broken boy (who's official name is Floppenstien) have a visit with the girls and though he's young he appears to have done the job so we may have some beautiful broken Satin Angoras born next month.
I've been spinning like crazy lately, really enjoying myself, and I've ordered a bunch of little things so I can give my beloved babe a tune up so that I can keep it up.
So welcome to spring everyone, this year is going to wonderful, I can already tell.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

There's a reason my back hurts!

After six hours in the hospital with xrays, blood tests, ultra sounds, and more - due to severe back/leg pain that has kept me mostly on the couch for over two weeks it turns out that I have a herniated disk! While it's not good news it means that I now have a stack of prescriptions that are keeping the pain at bay. I am up and moving around again and I never thought I'd be so happy just to be able to clean the house :) I'm still sore but hopefully after all the medications are in my system it will lessen a bit so that I can bear standing in one place for long enough to card up some new batts, I've got all kinds of ideas for pretty things I want to work on.
In other news the etsy shop has gotten an addy/name change, punkjordane at etsy will now be fluffingtonfarm at etsy and very soon there will be some listings in the shop for those of you who feel more secure making your purchases through a large website. If you see something on my destash page that is not in my etsy shop just send me a convo, I'll make you a listing and you can check out through etsy, no problem.
Still working on the fiber fair schedule. I'll admit, I'm a little intimidated after my year off :( but I'm looking at new display options and starting to get excited.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Contest Winner and other things

The winner is Sharon Steinhoff! Congratulations Sharon and thank you everyone for participating!
I really did enjoy hearing what everyone likes to spin.

On another note, I spent six hours in the emergency room yesterday. My hip/back/leg pain finally became overwhelming and since I have no insurance it was off to the hospital we went. After xrays, ultrasounds, blood tests, and other assorted things it turns out that I have a bulging/herniated disk! It's pressing on my sciatic nerve and making me HURT. So now I've got three presciptions and a list of dr's to try who will work with me and a referral to get an MRI, though due to the insurance thing that's probably not going to happen any time soon. So, that's my life. It's nice at least to know what's been causing all the pain.