Friday, June 4, 2010

More Totems

I'm still making more garden Totems, slowly. I also did a couple birdbath/feeders, which could also become butterfly feeders. I have a few more of them to make , too.
I haven't done much in the flower beds at all. The weather, except for a few days that have been perfect, hasn't been good for me working outside. We had June and July weather for all of May and now that June is here we're having April and May. It's just plain goofy. And we are in the 10th year of a drought, which is now listed as severe. I'm not watering flowers this year. I did last year, when I said I wouldn't, and it only made for a high water bill (after we ran out of rain barrel water) and the flowers still didn't do good. Watering keeps them going but they don't thrive like with rain. So, most of them being perennials, this year they're on their own. Lost a few plants to late snow and then 3 freezes after that. Luckily TODAY we are having a cool day but our first nearly all day rain! In May we broke records for heat and humidity. I did nothing on those days but sit at the computer or sit out on the deck. Humidity makes me ill and I swell, horribly.
I've also been putting off THE DIET but now I'm trying to get serious about and get going again. Not sure why it's so hard to start and keep going longer than a few days at a time. I have to start back walking, too, but I'm needing a good pair of shoes. Everything I have right hurt my feet. I had to go for a physical (UGH!!) and so far it hasn't been too bad. Almost everything wrong is WEIGHT / AGE related and so the diet. Being heavy I was hating to have the reports come back on cholesterol and triglycerides. I was most pleasantly surprised, as was the DR. to find neither was bad at all. However I was borderline diabetic for the first time ever and also something doing with my heart, high something or other, didn't make him too happy......ergo diet and walking.
I do Medifast for a diet. 2 years ago I did it and lost 87 pounds in just over 5 months. But then there was a family disaster and I quit, then I had cellulitis in my legs and spent a Winter in bed. I ate my through both and found nearly all of those pounds and let them back. It was dumb but it's what I do and what I really do best in my life is eat! I eat happy, I really eat sad, I eat well mad, I eat grief, I eat depressed, I eat bored and then I eat the past. Inbetween I eat regular meals. Eating and snacking is comfort and maybe a tad of security for the few times in my life when I had no food. I gave thought to blogging my progress and thinking it would help push me to get it done this time BUT I think I'm not that brave. Maybe I don't believe I'll succeed and I don't want everyone in the world knowing. I have lost 14 pounds but that's a small dent in what I have to lose.

So here's pics of a few more Totems.

This last picture is of the 2 bird feeders or birdbaths. They aren't mounted on a pole, they just sit on the ground. They're all lined up along the driveway and fence waiting to be sold!


Emelie said...

You have been busy, creative, wonderful totems, I certainly like the beads wrapped around, a great idea. That red is just outstanding with getting attention, but I also like the clear glass and the sparkles, I wish for you to sell them all.

We have had slightly more rain than last year, enough to keep the hoses stored away. Even without the watering there is plenty to do. Hard to keep up on all levels. We do mulch in the vegetable garden.

Wishing you continued success with dieting and excercise. It is hard to work in all that one has to do to stay healthy. Motivation is a things that comes and goes. I know, these are not just words and rambles.

I was glad to see a new post and hear what you have been doing. I am going to look again at your totems, I saw some yesterday at a sale, yours are so inventive, and your right butterflies come for a drink in my small shallow one.

Sue Hankins said...

i love all the totems Star and that is one Luscious tote bag,as you said.such pretty fabric its made from.also congrats on the weight loss.

rebeca trevino said...

these are amazing.

ThirtySeven said...

Those are cool looking! Garden totems. I would love one enough to buy it if i had a yard =(

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Mary C. Nasser

JustBlueJulia said...

So original thanksfor sharing...

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