Thyroid scan & Lung CT

Today I am getting my thyroid scanned with an ultrasound.  This is one more test I can check off the list.

I had an ultrasound on it a few years ago I am sure I have a copy of the report I need to find it for comparison.

Next week I should be getting my 2nd Low dose lung CT scan. It has almost been 3 months and I am so ready to get this one over with and get some good news.

I have an appointment with the pulmonologist on September 7th to do my breathing test and go over the CT results.

Testing is so important for us we all just need to utilize it and our insurance.

 

Oopsie Hypertufa

Many times when I am mixing up Hypertufa I have left overs and I have to hurry and do something with it.

A few times I ended up with some containers I was making that were to shallow its very hard to figure out the right depth without it being to thin on the bottom of the container.

I needed a solution so finally I came up with the idea of turning the shallow planters into candles.

I ordered some soy wax it came with wicks, I already had Citronella and Lemon Grass essential oil and some coconut oil to use for the carrier oil. I had to buy some more  acrylic metallic paint because I love it lol.

These candles are for outdoor use to deter mosquitoes.

The large copper one has 4 wicks it is for my sister Sheri, the purple one is for our daughter Jeanelle it has 3 wicks and the small one wick one is for us.

I get so much pleasure from making things for other people I truly enjoy doing that. I have a much harder time making stuff for myself.

Oopsies can always be repurposed into something else. I have a few more things in mind for some scraps that I will be sharing soon.

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Nature and her beauty

Nature’s beauty is all around for us to take a minute to relax and enjoy.

I see quite a few butterflies when I am watering everyday but I don’t always get to capture them on camera.

These two stayed long enough for me to go in the house and get my camera. These were actually shot two different days.

Take the time each day to notice the beauty all around and enjoy the view nature has provided for us all.

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Princess #2

Meet Princess #2, unfortunately, Princess # 1 had an accident and died we were all upset over that. Our 4-year-old twin granddaughters needed another princess. Funny thing is they were both white goats.

I love her eyes they remind me of a deer. She is spotted and its so cute. Look at her tummy lol.

She was dancing in a circle to eat the tree limbs and I was able to grab a few cute shots of her. I have no idea why they go nuts over cypress trees but they do.

The farm is continually growing. They are picking up a bred Jersey Milk Cow full size and a Minature Hereford bull this weekend. More pics to come in the next week or so.

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Happy Monday

Daisy Mae would like to wish everyone a Happy Monday have a good day and a great week.

I took this picture of her after she had been playing fetch yesterday and decided to take a break.

She had her checkup a few weeks ago and weighed in at 67.1 #’s she is in perfect health and has really good teeth. This is probably due to the fact she eats about 5 dog biscuits a day.

Daisy still loves to play fetch several times a day and cools off in her pool she is very active at 5 – years old. She likes to be wherever I am even if I am only going outside for a few minutes she wants to go to.

Dogs bring out the best in all of us and they can always put a smile on your face when they try talking to you.

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Hypertufa

Hypertufa is a rock like concrete planter that is much lighter than straight concrete.

Anything from a plastic container, flower pot, stainless steel bowl, plastic bowl, boxes etc can be your molds.

All the supplies are available for about $20.00 – $25.00 and this is plenty to make probably 6 – 8 things depending on the size.

The first batch I tried equal parts of Portland Cement, Peat Moss, and Perlite. I found this to be a bit too crumbly.

Next, I tried 1 1/2 times Portland Cement to 1 part everything else and this seemed to work out better. Let it sit for a few minutes to see if the texture is sort of like oatmeal add more dry ingredients or more water to get it the right consistency.

Spray molds with a nonstick spray and start putting in the mixture molding it to the sides and bottom as you go. It is sort of like a texture type clay mixture.

Place it in the bag for 48 hrs turn the mold over gently to release on a flat surface let dry another 24 hours. Then place in the sun for a week or so. After that soak it in water overnight and then it is ready to plant in.

Notice all the textures that show up in this planter it makes for a very natural looking container that is very lightweight. The Aloe Vera is very happy in it.

I will be making a few more things now that I have the ratio figured out correctly. I want to do a big trough.

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