Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The 29th

Have a very happy leap day everyone!

Monday, February 27, 2012

A walk in the park

revealed some interesting bits and pieces that were gathered together and photographed.It's very wet and the mozzies are nuts this time of year.I use OFF spray, it's the only thing that helps keep them away. What's your defense against mozzie bites?

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Thrifted Finds

I've finally found time (and sunshine) to take photos of my latest op-shop finds!
My favourite recent find are these two kitten paint-by-numbers!Aren't they adorable!!!?This cuckoo clock was only $5.00. It works too!And this awesome HUGE wooden cuckoo clock only cost $25.00. It needs to be fixed, but I simply love having it hang on the wall.These two plastic charms were on a really ugly beaded necklace, so I rescued them.This little ceramic flamingo was 20cents.A little ceramic winking OWL from Japan. He has a top hat! And a bow-tie!Here's the glasses holder I got a few weeks ago and am totally loving! Ignore the cat.This mug was only 50cents, the way all mugs should be in op-shops. Again, ignore the cat.And my last thrift pic for today, this wonderful etched glass OWL paperweight!What have you thrifted recently??

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Art Journal #9

It's been awhile, and I'm slowing down to not even one page a week. I'll probably pick it up again in a few months time, but for now I'm happy playing around with clay.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Babies #2

Well they are all out of their eggs and fat and feisty!One of them didn't hatch properly though, and it's front foot isn't developed. I don't think he'll survive, but the other 19 look pretty good.They look like their mother did when she was little.They are so adorable!And so tiny!I could sit there and watch them for hours!I mean, I've seen literally hundreds of baby bearded dragons, but these guys are super special because they're Jasper and Diego's!The proud (although ignorant of goings on) parents.

Thursday, February 16, 2012


So anyone remember when Jasper got pregnant last year?
What ended up happening was one of the eggs traveled down into the stomach instead of the birthing canal, and rotted. It's called Peritonitis. So I took her to go see Terry, my reptile vet, and he ended up doing surgery on her. After scraping out her stomach of the rotted egg, he also took out her ovaries, leaving just a small sliver of one behind. Jasper was thin for weeks, I was so worried I was going to lose her. Eventually, in late December, she gained weight and I was thrilled. Then I felt her stomach and uh-oh, more lumps! They couldn't be eggs, because Terry had taken her ovaries out. So I took her back to Terry, and he took X-rays and indeed, she was pregnant again. Oh dear. With that small sliver of an ovary, she managed to become gravid.
Anyway, we waited for about a week, thinking we'd have to go back in and do more surgery to remove the eggs, but one night she could be heard digging in the sandbox and laid 22 eggs. She even covered them up afterwards, which was a fabulous sign!
Using the method a friend had taught me for removing reptile eggs, I placed them in a container and took them over to Debbie's to be placed in the incubator.
Jasper has gained back the weight, although she is skinnier than I would like, and is very happy and healthy!
And last night, Debbie messaged me "Your eggs are hatching!"
We rushed over to take some photos of them emerging from the eggs. 20 hatched out of 22 is pretty good for a lizard with an ovary sliver!I've decided I'll keep one. After all, it's Jasper and Diego's offspring!The others I've given to Debbie for her to sell. Who knows, their colour might be so nice she'll keep a few herself!Aren't they the cutest things? No bigger than a 10cent piece!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

I hope everyone has a fabulous day spent with the one/s they love!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Friday Favorites

No sooner had I seen this picture and fallen in love, that I found one of my very own while out thrifting! Oh yeah!I do this all the time!I totally want to do this one day!!!Must have, anyone know where I can get me some? I've tried eBay but no success.This puppy is a German Shepherd X Golden Retriever! So adorable!!If this is true, then it's so cool!!Oh yeah, that's how we do it here too.I knew goats could climb but this is ridiculous!I need this on a bumper sticker...What's Friday Favorites without an owl?!Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Darn Telstra

I've been without internet and computer for almost 3 weeks now. Finally it's back up and running, hopefully without any more glitches!I'll be back with more posts soon, I gotta go check my unread 100+ emails...