Saturday, November 15, 2008

We bought it

I signed the contract on the land yesterday and we are gonna close on it today! YAY!

Now I am thinking about what TYPE of house we are gonna build. I have always wanted a cob but any kind of sustainable housing is great. I would love to build something different ya know, like an earthship or strawbale house.

The land itself is perfect for a house partially underground. There is a hill on the land seen in this picture that would make for an awesome inground house. This picture was taken standing at the bottom of this hill. I know one thing its plenty tall enough for it, and deep enough to give plenty of living space. I am still trying to talk Noor into all this. He knows its been my dream for several years to do something like this. its cheaper to build for one thing, and it will end up being cheaper on our heating and cooling costs if we end up having any at all! Noor is kinda hell bent we are gonna build the traditional house, he is afraid of the laws and whatnot, but I keep telling him this property is 1 MILE from a main road...unless neighbors call in on us I doubt anyone would know, and as of right now we have NO neighbors! Most people in this part of the country have the idea, if it dont hurt me then screw thats a good thing. Our weirdo house wont be bothering anyone so I doubt there will be a problem with authorities.

So I will keep you guys updated here of what is going on with the building of the house, and again if anyone out there knows someone who wants a house in Louisville Ky holla at me, I got a fine one for sale cheap. All I want out of this is enough to pay off the mortgages which is about 85,000 bucks. Cheap for a 2 bedroom house with 1100 sq feet of room and a .47 acre lot very close to downtown Lousiville.

I am so excited!! I wish we hadnt bought this house now. i wish we could just move in with mom for a little while or something and start building NOW! Like this afternoon! LOL

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

We MAY be moving in a few months!

And if we move it will be here.

This is a 4.8 acre plot of land 7 miles from my mom and about 8 miles from the river (smiles)

At the river there is fishing, and swimming....for free!

At mommies house there is good food and cakes...for free!

See why I wanna get down there so bad!

This is a view from ON the land. We walked (oh god it killed me) across one of the property boundries to see where the back of the property lie. We found it past those trees. At this point I was wishing I could materialize a 4 wheeler out of nowhere. It is hilly. They say "Gently" rolling...they havent been arthritic,anemic,and fibromyalgic walking across this thing with weeds up to their asses...its NOT gentle! But its pretty nonetheless....

This is a shot from the center of the land....almost. Its got trees across one side and across the back and the center is pretty much open. I found a HUGE variety of plant life in the weeds, so I am pretty sure the gground is good for growing. There is also a lot of rock like you find around creek beds. I found some nice granite too...and those chalk rocks. I like those. I found a big one too! I would have went nuts over that when I was a kid! LOL I almost brought it home with me LOL

I have no idea where we would put a house or barn or anything. We havent planned nothing yet. We havent even made the down payment because he was late to work and we had to rush home. We will be going back friday to actually purchase this land though. I am almost positive he wont go back and change his mind...if he does I am gonna be pissed cause I done told everyone about this LOL and I like the land a lot...but we do need a 4 wheeler. Unless I get real healthy real quick LOL.

Also in other news...I made a glove! LOOK!

I made this with some handspun wool from my favorite place on Etsy Cintia's Hippie Shop. I HIGHLY recommend going there cause she has tons of real sweet looking stuff in there, and her yarn is INCREDIBLE! The yarn I bought is the blue sparkly stuff at the top. i knew I didnt have enough to do the whole glove as long as I wanted it to be so I mixed em up, but I LOVE having that warm soft wool on my hands!

I used a nice furry soft blue yarn I got in Chicago, and a plain white acrylic held together to make the bottom part, and of course the plain white for the ruffley trim. If anyone wants to know how I did these, I will try to write out the pattern. I just made it up as I went along, and I consider myself a beginner, so this is NOT hard! LOL

I also made a glove today for mommy while we was driving to the country to look at that land we found. Yeah I made this in like an hour! The top is just plain acrylic and the bottom I used ribbon and yarn held together, and then I made a white ruffle below that part. I wish I could get a decent picture, this is the best one I got. Its raining outside again so no sun today, BLAH!

I thought mommy could use some of these gloves cause she gets cold at Bingo...hehehe. I figured she could wear these and still have use of her fingers to hold her bingo marker thingy...

Well I guess thats it for big news and big creations today LOL. I got some pants I am working on I will try to get pictures up when they are done. They are already sold so dont get excited LOL I just like to show em off. I got big plans for them

Oh yeah and if ya want them I have a pair of flannel bloomers and a pair of muslin bloomers on etsy right now! (opens floodgates) LOL!!!

Love you guys!!!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

I got tagged again!

OK 7 things about me you didnt know...

1.) I will gross you out from the start with this one...since I took 3 grams of vitamin C friday night my pee is STILL nuclear, day glo, yellow/green I know this is not normal, and I am hoping it quits soon.

2.) I really like this new crocheting thing I picked up and I secretly wish I could hide in a closet and do it all the one would bother me there!

3.) I have the worst, most horrid, kentucky ,country, hillbilly, redneck accent you have ever heard in your life...I am not kidding. I sound like I lived in the backwoods all my life...hey wait. I did.

4.) I grew up in the backwoods...seriously. I grew up in a nice "Holler". It was a opening surrounded by three hills.There was roughly 2 acres total that was flat and thats where the farm was and our house. We were very sheltered from the weather too, no tornados could get us. Dad said so.... but yeah...backwoods baby!

5.) I went to a high school with a bunch of white kids and 1 black dude.Thats how hillbilly it was...I never seen a black person till I was about 7?? maybe 8 years old. No joke! Asian people was only on TV...I was a lot older when I seen one of them, and then I thought the asian guys was hot so I married one hehehehe

6.) I read the entire Encyclopedia set my mom bought me within a month or so of me being able to read I was like 6. I loved reading, I still do. And I hate reading novels and stuff. I would rather sit down with a good dictionary or encylcopedia volume, or a medical text than to read a novel. I love to learn. God I love it! This qualifies me for official NERD status I am sure, but I like it!

7.) I like talking to people when I go out. I know in most cities its not kosher to be friendly...I just came from Chicago last month so I know this LOL but here in Kentucky the people are friendly. We really are. I like it I can go out and strike up a conversation with an elderly lady and she talks back to me real nice, or sometimes young people will be nice too...I like it when elderly ladies pick ME out of all the people in a store to help them with something. That makes me SOOO happy cause I really love old people. I guess they can pick up people like me on their radar and they gravitate toward us somehow...I like it. I miss taking care of the elderly. But I guess in a way I still do on occasion.

OK I am still thinking about who to tag...I have no freaking clue AGAIN! but I am gonna go sleep on it and if I dream up 7 people I will update this post appropriately!

I feel like venting

I need to have an all out bitch fest, so here goes...

I go to the doctor wednesday and he is a new doctor. My old one whom I loved with all my heart apparently had to leave due to her MS getting worse. I now hate MS with a passion cause it took my Dr Stevens away. Anyhoo, I get this old dude, and old dude doctors tend to be...arrogant?? I dont know how else to put it. Well he obviously knew everything there was to know about medicine but guess what, I do too! I chose not to battle it out with this guy cause I increasingly am laying all my hopes in alternative therapies for everything wrong with me.

He does do SOME lab work I requested.He did a half a$$ check of my thyroid, and my T4 is 1 point off from what they would consider abnormal...I have ALL the symptoms of hypothyroidism and some like my memory loss are severe.I have very little short term memory so if anyone out there has tried to email me or get anything out of me and I seem like I am on drugs, I am not. I have hypothyroidism and my short term memory is fried.Please forgive me and just keep wailing on me till you get a response LOL

He did check my iron cause he was more concerned about my iron than my concern lay in my thyroid but again he is not the one living in this fat vegan body and trying to do everything I am trying to do on half a brain and no energy. So we get the results back of my hemoglobin, and its 8. Keep in mind kiddies that hemoglobin should be 11 at the very least and I believe they consider you mildly anemic if its 11...I am 8. No wonder I feel like crap. How in gods name do I get everything done??!! Yeah I procrastinate like crazy but in the end I get it ALL done. SO I am severely anemic and I do have hypothyroidism regardless what arrogant a$$ says, and I have to treat this myself cause THEIR iron pills make me very sick in a very bad way and Mr Know it all smarty pants doctor wont give me levothyroxin (gives Doc the big middle finger)

I hit Bardstown rd...for those of you that live in Louisville you know this is where you go for "weird" stuff. I wish I lived there...GOD I WISH I LIVED THERE! I envy you highlanders!!!! Anyhoo back to the medicine....I go to the best health food store in the universe Amazing Grace Foods
I end up getting a bunch of vegan glucosamine, and something to kick my thyroid in the butt, and a multivitamin that mops the floor with all other multivitamins. It rules, seriously. I also found this great vitamin C powder that is 5 GRAMS of vitamin C per TEASPOON! OMG I now have glow in the dark urine, and I dont think thats normal....

I started taking all this stuff friday night, and I have to say I think i felt better on saturday...I seemed to have a bit more energy but it could just be a placebo effect.

So I mostly wanted to post this not only to vent but to let anyone know I am sick. I been sick like this for a while. I only bitch about my arthritis pain but I am really bad off in other ways too and I dont think I can keep up, so I am going to extend my "vacation" to the end of the month. I will take special orders for soap, and maybe 1 or 2 orders for bloomers, but I am not gonna let myself get swamped like I have been. Finances are better and I dont HAVE to. I need to focus on me right now cause if I dont there wont be a "me" to make no more soap or bloomers LOL Of course I want to have fun and make bloomers and soap LOL But as of right now I think I have all the orders I can take on for now. In my free time I will try to post some premade bloomers cause thats what you guys like!

And these holidays are coming up...I have a hard time getting into the "christmas" thinking cause we dont celebrate LOL. I always think its just cold outside, I dont have the "Christmas" mindset like everyone else...I am trying to do better with that in my soap shop though. i am focusing on seasonal scents and trying to get in stuff that the Christmas celebrating folks might like, but man, its hard trying to get into it LOL I dont "feel" it like everyone else, and we also dont watch TV so we arent being bombarded with it 24/7 too. So if I seem ditzy in the Christmas department, I am. I have not celebrated since 1999 for various reasons. I dont wish to spark a debate or step on toes...

but I have been Christmas free for a long time, and when I met Noor...well he never celebrated to begin with. it was a "christian" thing back in Malaysia, and something his family never partook of, and here he was astonished to find even the most sinful people participating in Christmas LOL Back there it was a religious holiday, but here its an EVERYBODY holiday. So when I found out he didnt celebrate either, well I fell in love again LOL Lots of things make me like his goofy ass...So each year we joke to each other, I ask him what he is getting his wife for christmas, and he will come off with some off color remark about diamonds are forever ROFLMAO! Or some other marketing ploy he seen on TV LOL We have fun with it, and its weird to us (non TV watchers) to see the shops immediatly transform from normal to Christmas hell practically overnight. I will always come home and tell him sometime in October or sooner, that Christmas must be coming the damn tinsel and lights are up in the stores. He comes back from an auto parts store yesterday telling me about Christmas music...with his half ass grin, he said it made him want to buy tools as gifts, LOL.

Its also funny when he works overtime at this time of year cause the people at work think he is working extra to buy Maylee a bunch of crap for Christmas LOL. I went thru that when I worked there with him...they thought we both were working hard to get Tyler a bunch of stuff, and then they would ask him what he was getting me for Christmas and Oh god it was just too funny. Those were good times, good times. I miss working with my husband. We got a lot done on our unit and we had fun too. I miss it.

OK so here I am wailing on Christmas....(sigh) Its the christmas music in the stores , it does this to me LOL.

So I am asking for all your "high hemoglobin" vibes right now. i want to get it up to 12 at least...I never have known myself to be above 11 really...but i am shooting for 12, and I go to be rechecked sometime around...December 25th...hehehehe....So I need to get more spinach and keep taking this awesome multivitamin, and hope for the best. I can do it!