Sunday, November 24, 2013

Where to Start...

Hello. It's been so long since I've blogged that I almost feel the need to reintroduce myself. To my followers, Thank You. I still need to learn how to "follow" someone on here, as I read your blogs on a regular basis and am inspired and comforted by them.

First, I'd like to wish Seranata's Peggy Sue a very Happy Birthday. Her dolls threw a splendid party in Peggy Sue's honor. You can read all about it here: . 

I suppose I should begin with the most exciting acquisition. I finally bought a Sasha doll. I made a very low offer on ebay, and the seller accepted it. She is a birthday present to myself, although I really don't need official reasons to buy dolls. Every day is a dolly day! She is an original Sasha doll. I've thought of several potential names for her, but I keep calling her Sasha. I'm pleased to say that the other dolls have given her a very warm welcome.

As a lover of nature and particularly botany, I couldn't resist buying Venus McFlytrap. Carnivorous plants have always fascinated me. She has become best friends with a much more sedate looking Moxie girl. I suppose opposites do attract in some cases.

"That giant cat doesn't scare me. After all I AM a monster."
Here is a little beauty I found at Tuesday Morning a few weeks ago. She is jointed and was only $20. She reminds me of the beautiful artwork in the old anime shows we love to watch. I've not named her, or really 'played' with her. She looks so pretty in Spunk's room that I've just left here there on the sewing machine table.

I've been a little frustrated lately because I am not adjusting particularly well to 3rd shift, and I don't have the energy or mindset to sew right now. Also, I have a lot of work to do in my home (repair and remodeling) and I am working towards qualifying to teach high school science. The Department of Education has sent a letter stating that I have all the required college courses and now all I need to do is study for/take the Praxis test. I am excited about making my house nicer and the prospect of getting to teach science instead of driving a forklift on 3rd shift. And yet through all this, my dolls still are a huge part of my life and bring me a lot of comfort and companionship. Instead of fretting that they're not the best dressed dolls in the world, I am simply going to share their interaction in our lives. This is an exciting time for us and we feel immensely blessed. So, please join our motley crew on this adventure! As always, thank you so much for stopping by. (And if any of you can tell me how to follow other blogs on here, I'd be very grateful lol.)