Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Ice & things...

WHEW...I just got home from work after driving the three most white knuckle miles in years. We are in the midst of one of the worse ice storms. It has been freezing rain for the last 10 hours & every road is like an ice skating rink. Then only thing I've got to say is #1) I'm glad I only live 3 miles from my job, and #2) I'm so glad I have 4WD. It is so bad, that I had to put a towel down on the back steps so the dogs could get out to do their morning bathroom. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this will eventually turn to just snow. Our "Road Warriors" are keeping the freeways clear, but there is only so much they can do. Here's how bad it is Ohio State University is closed! I'd say in 30 years they've only closed for bad weather 4 times.

I've been absent for 10 days. Last Wednesday I woke up with Vertigo. I haven't had it in 8 years, and here it was coming back to haunt me. Had to take a cab to the ER as I needed DRUGS to fight the nausea. I'm much better now & I can even drive. Not far...once again, thank god I only live 3 miles from work. I had to cancel the class I was going to teach on Sunday because I just can't manage to handle the bumping around driving down to Bzyantium. Roxanne is rescheduling the class for May. Hey, hopefully there won't be any snow then.

I've been keeping myself busy. I've got a few more Dumpster Dollz finished & just waiting to post more of them later. I'm taking a couple online classes through Doll Street. One is from Janet Clark learning how to use the embellisher or felting machines. I've had it for over a year & just didn't know what to do with it. Janet has really opened my eyes. I'm also doing Enchanted Tree with Michelle Munzone. FABULOUS! As you can see from the picture, my tree is done. Next week we are going to learn leaves & vines. After that it is the two wee fairies that sit in the tree. Well, Sprout, my newest DD, was so jealous that I was taking pictures of that tree that he jumped in the tree & got his picture taken with it. What a HAM!


Carol said...

Man, your display really caught my eye. The tree is so neat and your newest DD is looking so comfortable you are going to have to pry him out!

Glad you are feeling better.

We got the northern part of that storm. Some ice and about 3 inches of snow that is still coming down. SOS has a new meaning for me...SICK OF SNOW

Jacqui said...

I must admit I thought Sprout was part of the tree design, he looks so right there.

Sorry to here that your are not yourself at the moment, hopefully the vertigo resolve itself soon. Do you know what causes it?

Why isn't everything shut? I simply refuse to go anywhere when its freezing rain. Way too dangerous. We only have to a hint of ice here in Pflugerville and the whole place is in chaos!

Lynn said...

Dot! Goodness--stay safe in that ice-we just got more snow and I am so longing for green.

I love trees and yours is fabulous. I can't wait to see it embellished! So glad your sweet little bunny jumped into the shot ...