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Friday, June 4, 2010

Sisters

Last night I got a surprise visit from my two sister friends. I met one while walking by Lake Irma with Gizzy about a year ago and we seem to hit it off right away. We became instant friends. She was married to a German man for 30 years who died a few years ago. Not much later, I met her sister while shopping at a road side vegetable stand and she's just as nice. They both are very talented. Arlene (the lady I met first) plays five instruments. She fixed an upright piano she got for $10. She took it apart and fixed all the strings - or whateve it's called - and now it plays just fine. She does woodworking. She has a little shed with all sorts of tools and makes wooden treasure chests in various sizes using recycled wood and carpeting remnants (for the inside lining) that she gets from an upholstery shop. One day I have to show you her work. The first time I visited her, she played some of her instruments for me. Besides the upright piano, she has a violin, accordeon, guitar and a zither (tableharp) that she played for me. I was very impressed! She also paints.


(Gizzy asked for a lift up on the couch to sit next to her - he likes Arlene because he goes to visit her when mommy needs more well water.)

Gizzy loves to go over to Arlene's because she lives on two acres where he can roam around without a leash - yet, the first thing he does is climb, no run, up her porch (nearly stumbling on the steps with his 3" legs) to press on straight towards the front door. We always have to laugh at him how determined he is to be the first one to get inside to check things out. Kind of like, he's the man and it's his job to check the premises for safety reasons. He only wants to be outside when we're out there and then just to lie on the deck to listen to us talk.

I also got a snap shot of Marcia last night, who is a piano teacher and does various arts and crafts as well.


Marcia shares her big house with 10 cats that were either abandoned (dumped) or just showed up on her door step. I guess word gets out in the cat population that "here lives a big softie who can't say no to kitty cats." I'm taking Marcia to the hospital next Wednesday for her cataract surgery and on Thursday for her follow up appointment with her doc. While she's recouperating, I offered to help her with her cats, i.e. litter boxes, because she is not allowed under any circumstances to bent over, nor get any of that litter dust into her eye. So, between me and one of her other friends, we'll pull litter box duty for a while.

I have to see the allergist doctor again on Monday morning for an Asthma test. Meanwhile she told me the marks on my body are most likely caused by my Hep. C condition. Apparently it's caused by little blood vessels under the skin and it's nothing to worry about (her words.) I'm always concerned about infection because of my hip implants. 

On another note, I'm joining a Sorority and you are all invited. I always tell my friends about the nice people I met on my blog and how I view all of you as my extended family. Heck, I talk to you guys more than my own family and feel like we know each other pretty well. Plus we have so much in common and I thank God every day for my computer and the Internet to allow me to communicate and interact with my blogging sisters.


So, when the opportunity arose to join the Bloggerette Sorority, I wanted to join and I hope some of you will too. It sounds like fun. If you are interested, you must visit Karen at


to learn about the initiation project that has to be completed between now and  June 25th, 2010.

I understand that many of you can't join, but it would be nice to see some familiar faces. I normally would not do this either, but I like the name and what it represents, because I feel very strongly about my blogging sisterhood.

7 comments:

Holly, the Old Western Gal said...

Those are surely 2 talented gals!!! Nice, too!

I hope you get to feeling better. I just hate when doctors are very nonchalant about things that trouble their patients.

Try to stay out of the humidity!!!

Karen said...

Hi Doris!
Welcome! I think we are going to have a grand time in our little Sorority of blogging sisters. I am so glad you have joined us!
Can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve for our "rush" project. Pretty fun!
Thanks for posting and I will talk to you soon!
Have a wonderful weekend!
karen ~ Some days are diamonds

Crafty Witch said...

Woah! Five instruments, that is really cool!
Hope you feel better soon!

Karin said...

What a lovely story!Sure admire such skilled people! Catching up on reading blogs today. Have a great week-end!

Barbara said...

What talented friends you have there! I too am joining the Blogerette Sisterhood and this is the first time that I've been to your site. I too crochet and just love it. I taught myself how, just over a year ago. Come on over and check out my blog when you can.
http://barbara-moorewhimsies.blogspot.com/
I'd love to hear from you.
Hugs XX
Barbara

debbie said...

HAPPY SUNDAY MORNING DORIS AND GIZZY,
I HOPE YOU ARE STAYING COOL.
I HAVE NOT CHECKED OUT THE SORORITY YET. I KNOW YOU WILL HAVE LOTS OF FRIENDS.
I HAVE HAD CATARACT SURGERY ON BOTH EYES AND IT IS SO VERY TRUE TO NOT BEND OVER....I HAD TROUBLE REMEMBERING BECAUSE YOU DON'T REALIZE HOW SECOND NATURE IT IS TO BEND OVER WITHOUT EVEN REALIZING IT. SHE WILL ALSO HAVE TO HAVE LOTS OF EYE DROPS...I DIDN'T KNOW IF SHE COULD PUT THEM IN HERSELF BUT MY DH DID MY EYE DROPS AND I DID MY DADDY'S EYEDROPS WHEN HE HAD CATARACT SURGERY. GOD BLESS HER FOR RESCUING THE KITTIES. 10 IS ALOT...WE HAVE 3 CATS AND 2 DOGS AND FEED THE NEIGHBORHOOD CATS WHO JUST KEEP REPRODUCING AND REPRODUCING...I WISH I WAS WEALTHY I WOULD HAVE THESE FERAL CATS SPAYED AND NEUTERED.
HUGS AND BLESSINGS
SIMPLY DEBBIE

Samantha G said...

How neat to read about two of your friends down there! I'm so glad you have a few nice (normal, hehe) people to hang around with :)