Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Family....Dolls......Pain....Everything that has kept me off here.

First we start with the family.  Two of our three kids plus two grand kids were here for almost a week.  I sure enjoyed having them here but it was too hot to really do any thing so we pretty much stayed in the home and talked, played on the computers, watched some television and put together a puzzle.  We did do a little shopping and ate a lot.  I didn't cook at all because the kids bought at our meals.  It was great as I really, really don't like to cook.

Then I guess I should talk about the pain.  I am pretty much living on pain killers.  I have been diagnosed with severe arthritis of the spine.  Some days it is hard to get out of bed and other days not so bad.  It is something I just have to learn to live with.  I had a couple of days of pity party but then, I decided it is NOT going to stop me and I decided  try to live a normal life for as long as I can.   I work a little and I sit a little and I walk a little and that is how I get through each day.   No one wants to hear about my aches and pains so that is enough......

 Now for my dolls.  My real joy in life right now.  The hunt for dolls is so much fun and my husband, I think, is having as much fun as I am going to the thrift stores.  There are times when I figure we were at one of the store just a couple of days before and here he is saying lets go check out this store or that.

 It has been a couple of weeks were we didn't find anything that we wanted and then this past week we have found 6 dolls that I can work on.  Some are named dolls and some are not.  Are the vintage dolls, no, but they are nice dolls to work on. 

 Here is one that I have not found anything about.  She is a sweetie with a cute smiley face and freckles.  She is 15 inches tall.  If anyone knows anything about this doll I would sure appreciate knowing.

These are the before and after pictures of her.  She has a little speaker in her tummy but it doesn't work anymore and there is no way to replace it without taking the doll apart.  I didn't want to do that as she was in great shape.  I decided she looked like an Irish lassie with her strawberry blond hair and reddish brown freckles.

I hope to be able to get on here tomorrow or before the week is out to be able to show you the doll I finished up today.  She is my BJD Southern Belle doll.

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

Eva, I know how you feel arthritis is no fun. The most impotent thing is for you to take care of yourself.