Getting excited to bring Teddie's puppy, Tessa, home in just three weeks! It will be an amazing experience to actually get to go down to PA to get her, and to meet her lovely breeder, not to mention her gorgeous parents. I can't wait! Anyone that doesn't think dogs matter has never walked in my shoes. Teddie has brought me so much hope and joy, it is remarkable. Never underestimate the power of a perfectly timed, perfectly behaved puppy. May Tessa be as wonderful. the breeder says she s even better, but I find that hard to believe.
School vacation is upon me and I am facing a massive to-do list and a wicked pain flare up stemming from my back and from the RA. The new RA med is due tomorrow, but I have yet to have it arrive from the pharmacy (yet they've had over a month to get this going...smh) so I will have to go to the doc's office to get the shot. Not sure if it is working and just wears out at two weeks, or if this is just more trouble from my back. Hate to whine but this one is pretty miserable. Oh sciatica, joint pain, and neuropathy, you suck. I think of what I WANT to do and what I CAN do, and the gap just widens. Feet are swollen like clown shoes, nerve pain in the toes is off the charts. Hard to tell what is causing what. Sigh.
I will be working on the piece based on the Baldishol Tapestry for the Norway House Museum now. It is ready to go on my wall, but I can't seem to stand or sit enough to get deep with it. Maybe this week. I've decided to go with a section of the original, updated with digitally printed fabrics and lots of embellishment, and maybe dimensional birds leaving the flat space. Will be a challenge! Maybe today...maybe today. Right now it hurts my legs and back to even breathe, if that is believable. Also, a seriously messy Gelli Print session is long overdue, and the Cricut is whimpering for attention, too. I really hope things get better so I can dig in and use this time for what I really WANT to be doing.
Time to get the Limpy the Town Turkey memorial ideas organized, too. Looking forward to going through the ideas people shared and preparing a poll for all to take regarding the way forward. Will be interesting to see what people want to do! Lots of creative ideas out there. Not to mention the Limpy book I want to publish that will feature a dear friend's illustrations. Limpy, with all the headaches happening with town politics, we need you back. Reading made the national news again, this time for a ridiculously unpredictable comment made by a member of our select board. Bizarre to say the least. It is going to be a long few weeks until the Select Board vote on March 3rd. People in Reading are angry. I am confused by it and hate to think that there are people who are trying to manipulate local politics to promote their own political beliefs, rather than what is best for the town, but it seems like this is what is happening. Terrible.