Well, it has been a busy week here on Guanaja.
I have been painting my upstairs craft/guest room all week, reorganizing my 1,500+ stamps to fit into shelves on the wall and my supplies for various craft projects. Then, with our worker on vacation, I decided that all the tall bushes behind the Crotons at the front porch needed to go as they were getting pretty leggy looking without sufficient sun to make them fill out. I was then on a bread baking kick and came upon a new recipe for a baguette which was such a hit we almost finished the first loaf in record time!
On top of that, I have been planning a trip to Europe for my son and I. We meet in Germany on May 1st and tour Germany and Italy. I will go to Croatia first to visit friends and on my return to the U.S. will stay with my daughter for a while and try to make a side trip to Orlando to visit family and friends.
Added to that, our one “new dog”, Lucy, seems to have a fungus and the poor thing has been chewing herself to death. Finally reached our friend Susan who will be coming back to the island soon and she supplied me (through her worker) with a medicated shampoo for fungus and some antibiotics. Had to bathe the poor dog today, which she clearly did not enjoy but stood still for. We have been in the midst of a cold front and temperatures have been below normal. I toweled her off, brought her into the house, applied an antibacterial crème and will have to repeat the process every other day for about a week!
I have been re-varnishing some rattan furniture to use downstairs in the main room thus freeing up some space upstairs. I have been in a crochet frenzy and just got into filet crochet. You can make pictures of things out of crochet (some what like counted-cross stitch). I’ve made a flamingo, a pelican, a picture of two palm trees and am now working on a hummingbird. I’m obsessed! I made two seahorses for my grandsons’ birthdays, which are the week of the 20th of March (along with their Mom’s birthday and their cousin’s birthday). I’m also working on a project for my daughter for her birthday but can’t disclose it now because she reads these blogs!
I keep an eye on our friend’s house (which is under construction), am trying to pay his taxes for him and took care of his electric bill while he is back in the States.
Then, I caught a cold but managed to overcome in 3 days! Of course I lost two nights sleep because I woke up and couldn't go back to sleep. But I used the time to crochet some stuff for my stepdaughter, which I cannot disclose because she reads this blog too!
We also had a huge “condo” ship visit Guanaja (“The World”) and were amazed at its size. The boat was lit up at night and my
husband said it was like Belco (the local electric company) on steroids! Man, it would have been nice to run an extension cord from that boat to furnish the Cay of Bonacca with electricity when Belco cuts back from 3:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Naturally, some of you will not be interested in any of this, but because so many ask what do we do all day? Here's one answer!
Now, of course, I am blogging! What a life I lead!