Sunday, May 31, 2015

Good News on Silver Cloud:

Well Silver Cloud is back home and I'm relieved beyond comprehension to say the damage is minimal at best.  What I was under the impression was that his whole ear missing and in need of being completely remade/sculpted, is actually just a small chip off the edge of one ear. And the shoe coming off, is barely even loose on one tiny little part. There was a slight rub on the edge of the hoof where the shoe was attached but that's something I can fix in my sleep. LOL  So he's gonna be fine. No problem at all.  So I will have him done in the next day or so and he'll be ready to go to another Live show if I can find a proxy shower to take him.  I still wish he could get to Breyerfest this year, but probably wont. 

My back's still stiff.

I shaved down the two goats and the Poms yesterday morning.  I'm cutting grass today so I hope I don't breath anything that'll kill me.  I'm not trusting my back yard anymore.  It's like the movie "The Happening".  I think my yard is trying to kill me. 

So that's my update for today...

Friday, May 29, 2015

Back Trouble:

It's me.  Sorry for no updates lately.  I've been in pain for the last week or well, the last month really. May was not a good month.  First (and I think I touched on this in the last blog post)  I was doing a ton of yard work.  Trying to get the brush cut down and cleared out to sow grass seed in the rough areas.  I was using the weed eater, (in my flip flops and no gloves or goggles)  Yeah, that's how i roll.  Ignorant and wreckless. That's me.  Anyway, we've got a ton of Virginia Creeper and Poison Ivy all over the place, and I'm hacking away at it with the weed wacker. Toxic poison plant juice is squirting all over me. And as if that wasn't bad enough, I set a fire two , no, three days straight and burned brush, limbs, and I even for good measure tossed some of the Poison Ivy and Creeper vines into the fire.  Needless to say, I could've died. My lungs siezed up and no matter how much I breathed I was getting no oxygen into my lungs. An entire box of Benydril and two weeks or so later I'm breathing again.  Chest pains stopped, and I don't think I'm dying now.  As Bill Murray would say,  "So I got that goin for me"  So then as soon as my lungs were better I mowed the front lawn last Thursday or Friday a week ago.  Held the mower bar down with my right hand to keep it on, while carefully grabbing and sliding my gazing globe and pedistal back out of the way about a foot with my left hand. Stepped back with my left leg and pinched my back nerve.  It's called Siatica or Siatic back nerve, if I'm spelling that correctly.  Which I'm probably not.  I've always had that problem since a teenager.  Every 6 months to a year I move one tiny little step the wrong way and it feels like my spine snaps in two.  Like a red hot burning needle shoots through my lower back and it feels like you're trying to walk while you're severed in half. You literally can't fully feel your legs from the hips down. Just searing pain.  Then if you're really lucky, your back will start having these psychotic spasms where you feel like every milimeter you move, (or don't even move at all) you have a needle sticking you in the spine so agonizing you can't move any which way to get it to stop.  Nothing will make a grown person scream like a newborn baby quicker than that.  I didn't have the spasms this time but I couldn't hardly walk for a week. You can't sleep unless you curl up a certain way on your side with your legs tucked under really uncomfortably and you can't relax your back or let it settle at all or it will feel like your lower spine is ripping in two.  So one hour naps is all you get. I took muscle relaxers like Tic- Tacs.  My back is a little stiff and it takes some stretching to get off of the bed but otherwise I'm better now. I'm basically pain free for the third day now.  So I've had a major month.  

On top of that those wonderful MORONS at Fed Ex managed to damage the one box that I really didn't need damaged.  Oh yes, Silver Cloud (the appaloosa I worked so hard on) was on his way to the proxy shower to go to his first show this Sunday, and the box shows up crushed down on top.  His ear is not only broken, but also missing, and he's almost missing a shoe. And since he's not gotten back yet (I'm guessing he'll arrive sometime today)  I wont be able to get him repaired in time and sent back to go to that show, so now that wont happen.  So I do need to get him home, repaired, and try and find another show for him to go to.  I really wished he could have gone to Breyerfest this year somehow. 

I did hear back on the charity painting for the Cop Week Silent Auction and was told the painting did well. They raised several hundred dollars with it, so that at least was some good news. 

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Silver Cloud's First Show and More Projects:

Well the charity auction's painting is signed sealed and delivered, and I guess bid on and won.  lol  
Now on to other things.  I've been sick lately.  I don't know what's going on.  I can't breath.  I was working in the yard two weeks ago and burning some brush and I know I was both handling AND burning (like an idiot) Poison Ivy and Virginia Creeper (though they say Virginia Creeper is non toxic), we have it all over everything and every single time I handle it, I break out horribly.  Well, I was burning a lot of brush and limbs and some of those toxic and nontoxic vines, and I've got the lungs right now of someone with the flu or something.  Just can't get any air. Or it feels like the air is so humid I can't get any oxygen out of the air I'm taking in.  I've been popping Benydril like Tic Tacs so hopefully it's nothing more complicated and just an allergic reaction that's taking a while to clear up.  I just have constant shortness of breath, but I'm trying not to scare myself.  Anyway, back to art projects.  I'm working on a new Appaloosa out of this time a Trakehner Breyer. 

 I've also started a new fantasy creature I'm excited about out of a Breyer Lonesome Glory model.  It's a creature that I forgot the official name of but it's a cross between a horse and a goat. It's gonna be amazing when it's done and so I'll document the progress on here.  

I'm working on a ASB stablemate that's going to be a more refined saddlebred parked out.  It's going through some more elegant changes.   

And finally "Silver Cloud" is going by way of a proxy to his first show on May 31st I think is when it is.  This is so exciting. I so wish he could go to Breyerfest this year but I may not get him there. If there is someone who is going to Breyerfest and have good references for proxy showing and would be willing to take him, email me or just post here. I would love to have him go.  I've had another horse I've done go to Breyerfest but it wasn't under my name.  He was shown while owned by someone else so I've never had one of my own models go to too many shows.  I've made him a turquoise and silver studded black leather show halter and he's now got metal horseshoes on.