Life: carries on. The house is what it is; I'm getting to feel more at home here, but still miss the old one terribly st times. I dream about it, especially th garden, just about every night. I assume this'll get better after, oh, another 20 years here. :)
Health: I seem to be having more vision issues; I have an appointment but it's not until Sept. I note my online record mentions "glaucoma." (!!!) if thats not a typo, thats the first I've heard of it, but would explain some of the issues I've been having. It does lead to th question: why am I not on meds for it?! I guess I'll find out in Sept.
Same for the arthritis/fibro/lupus -- been having flares, mostly due to sudden increased activity after literally being in bed almost all of the winter, up to 12 hrs a day. I hope it's going to get better, as I can't walk more than about 50 ft without having to stop nd sit down. Even standing maks my legs cramp. Ouch.
Jewelry: on the issue of the jewelry I make, YES, I'm planning to fulfill ALL the orders from earlier -- in fact, all but 2 are done and are only awaiting me getting them all packaged, labelled and to the post office. It's that that's been holding it up; for months I didn't have a car reliably, as Elric was at work ith one of them, and Juan was either driving to school 3 days a week plus Saturdays, or he'd go out with the remaining car until after the PO closed. It was driving me spare. He's off school for th e summer so I have my car again. Tomorrow I start on the pile of packages. It should take me several days to do them all, but I will get them all out. (I also need to reorder Priority packing from the PO online, as my local has none -- I used all they had! -- and th packing stuff I ordered online two weeks ago never arrived.
More jewelry news -- I put the first lot of my mother's fancy gold jewelry (gold, turquoise, diamond, mostly) with Skinner Auctioneers of Boston today (the guys behind Antiques Roadshow on tv), and I am not only very pleased with them, but feel quite confident in their appraisals given the research I'd already done myself and my own knowledge of what I had in hand. It should fetch a pretty penny and pay back some dear friends who've been helping me with a short-term loan to pay for health insurance.
Money: very very very tight. We took cold showers today: we're out propane. Which means no cooking either. I'm going to see if a delivery can be made but we owe $800 from the winter still. Skinner auction is Sept 10, catalog out in Aug. send your rich friends to buy my jewelry so I can have mony by Oct!!
Elric is up for another full-time position at th Big Box Store. Here's hoping this time he gets it.
If anyone wants to put out word re our need for propane & to pay our water bill($400, owed since we moved in last yr), please feel free. Will make more jewelry for water & the opportunity to wash my hair!
At least th cats seem to be fine without a shower. :)