I've really been around.. just not in the blogging mood for some reason.. Oh I love to read the wonderful blogs of other and see all their wonderful creations..but I guess I've been in one of my quiet moods. I traded a bird with Annie and hers to me arrived today..She is beautiful..The sad thing is my camera is up at camp..so a picture will have to wait until after the week-end. I sent off my inchie charms..last week..So now I'm looking forward to receiving mine. This week-end I need to finish Words of Wisdon charms for the Fiber Art Trader group on yahoo. I signed up awhile back and just realized they are due July 2 !! I really wish I had my camera..my little cactus has a big pink bloom on it. The cactus was my mom's..so it belongs to me now..I was so thrilled to see a blossom on it. She always said she watered her cactus when she had heard that it rained in Arizona.. So naturally thats what I do too. I was so busy at work last week. I was doing my job and another job. We are expecting the state surveyors to arrive any day now. They stay for 3-4 days and go over the place with a fine tooth comb. In my dept. they want to know who attended what activity..did they enjoy it , how did they respond..etc. It gets tougher and tougher every year to do my job. Not that I don't enjoy my job..but sometimes the expectations by the state inspectors is so great and sometimes unrealistic. I know when I get to be 90 years old.. just leave me alone and let my play with stuff in my room..fabric..beads..watch the birds...maybe I won't be able to sew.. but I can still feel the fabric..and let the beads roll around in my hands. I try to find things for them to do in their rooms if they want to..many love to play bingo...I will never love to do that !! We recently got a flat screen TV and that is what many like to do..especially the animal planet.. But how the state will look at that I don't know.. they feel the only reason they watch TV is that they are bored..But before they came many of them watched TV and sat in their chairs all day..because they wanted to..Oh I still do fun stuff..in the last couple of months we have had 2 groups of bikers..I mean big bikers on trikes. and fancy Harley's..they have taken.. some on bike rides that don't walk and needed to lifted on belted down..They loved it... one man cried and said he hadn't been on a bike in 60 years....a lady laughed and flirted so much...she said my family will never believe this... she cried when I gave her 8x10 picture of her and her biker buddy. So they do have the opportunity to do more than bingo and TV..a lot more.. Oh yes I do love my job..it's a great day if I can make just one resident laugh or smile..or have a sweet memory of long ago..