Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Sunday we drove to a local state park so everyone could fish....... everyone but me of course. I'm working on the February Lady Sweater. The Alohaknitter has assured me this is a very easy sweater and I should have no problems knitting it. Hopefully I'll get to wear it by February.
Sissy baited her own hook like a pro!
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
Sissy starts first grade tomorrow. It's now 8:30pm and she is in bed. For the first time she is riding the bus. It will be here at 7:25am and since that is a good TWO hours before she usually gets up she wanted to know if we could call the bus driver and ask him to come a little later. I told her I would see what I could do.
So, now the backpack is packed.....and her clothes are laid out.We are ready. She says she is a more nervous than excited....I think I would have to agree with her. I have full confidence in her that she will be just fine.
Friday, August 14, 2009
I noticed on Tuesday I posted 'Monday Happenings'...that's about how my week has gone. I have no clue what day it is out here anymore. I'm till trying to dig my office/crop room out. I had to combine both rooms into one and I do not have shelving yet so everything is just sitting around very unorganized. I have cards to make for a friend and I have got to get it together and find my supplies.
Ventured out to Town today for Sissy's eye exam. My bill was $133...apparently our vision insurance does not cover eye glasses, exams or lenses...go figure! Not sure what I'm paying my insurance bill for cause every time I have a claim it's not covered. I shouldn't complain though....the kids only cost me $15 a piece!
I've heard next week in double coupon week at Kmart. I have discovered there are 9 Kmarts within a 50 mile radios of me. Wonder if it's still a savings if I drive to ALL of them? ha!
This is a very random post but my week has been very random. I start to hang a picture, can't find the hammer, look for hammer, Bubby is in the bathroom, take care of him, check email, Sissy needs a drink, Bubby is then hungry, I should probably get a Coke (replenished my Mexican Coke stash!), remember that I'm looking for hammer when I see it on porch, kids want their swimsuits on, phone rings, kids want Popsicles, check Facebook, look at office and think 'I really should get this all put where it goes', kids fighting, Bubby wants his towel he is cold and done swimming, find his clothes, clean up kitchen floor....and it just goes on and on and on....isn't life glamorous?? When does school start??
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
It fills up the room so much you can't tell the carpet is SO green, right? At least I don't notice the carpet anymore I only notice the beautiful couch and the fact I do not have to sit on the floor anymore!
- The cookies were made for the delivery men. They drove so far that I felt sorry for them and decided they needed cookies.
- The yard has been mowed.
- The salsa has been made...I know...MORE salsa. I now have 52 pints of salsa. Hope that is enough for this winter.
- The office is slowly getting put together.
- Supper is in the crock-pot. We are having beef from a friend's field, corn from the neighbor, apply butter from a friends tree and greenbeans from my dad's garden. Living off the land....sorta.
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Friday, August 7, 2009
When the truck pulled up Bubby ran out there and sat right down to watch them work. He's going to be a great government worker someday!Aunt Nancy was here and insisted they leave the box for the kids to play in. We really don't have any toys so this was a good idea on her part. Hello dear friend! I have so missed you! I have a really huge kitchen but it's an old country farm kitchen....from back in the day when men ruled the world and they thought women only needed a sink, stove and fridge to fix them their vittles. So...not much counter space. But with the addition of the dishwasher I pretty much doubled my counter space! I will have to admit that this is the best dishwasher I have EVER had. I don't know if it's the washer or the water but my dishes have never been so clean. This would make the 6th dishwasher we have had in the last 11 years and it's awesome!
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
- Why did I take the time to mop the kitchen floor? It looks exactly the same...no cleaner. See if I ever do THAT again.
- Kitchen curtains....come out, come out, wherever you are!
- If you were a hammer and nails where would you be? In the garage in a box marked tools? No! I wouldn't either if I was a hammer and nails.
- You would THINK a college educated woman could figure out how to check the voicemail on her new phone.
- Who needs a couch?! Since I can't find one I like I think we'll just sit in lawn chairs for the rest of our lives.
- We are getting free HBO...why aren't there any good movies on? Probably a good thing since I don't really have time to watch them.
- Batteries...hmmm...wonder where they are.
The view to the east.
Monday, August 3, 2009
Tried to go and buy peaches and got a nail in my tire...already told you about that. Finally got the peaches canned though. Before I could do any canning I had to find all my empty jars. I didn't have the movers unpack the jar boxes because I didn't know where I wanted them yet. I wish I had just had them go ahead and unpack them and put them on the floor cause it took forever!! But on the bright side....aren't the peaches pretty?? I don't think I've ever seen any so pretty. Sunday I decided to tackle the greenbeans my dad had brought me. We don't have a garden this year because we just moved. But before I could do green beans I had to find the pressure canner. Couldn't find the pressure canner. THREE hours later I still couldn't find the pressure canner. I unpacked all kinds of boxes marked 'garage' and still couldn't find it. I had already unpacked all the 'dish' boxes..where could it be!!? Finally found it sitting inside a square box-like table I have. Started the greenbeans and realized the little pressure topper thingy was missing! I can't can without that. I had remembered seeing it in a jar and thinking 'I need to put this somewhere where I can find it when I can'. Yeah...15 minutes later I finally found it sitting with my spices cause I just KNEW I would be able to find it there. Finally....greenbeans done...This morning I wanted to start hanging some shelves. Couldn't find the drill. Found the drill. Need the level. 20 minutes later find level in garage. Kids hungry. Feed kids. Pick up drill and battery is dead. Look for battery charger. Can't find battery charger. Look for phone. Found phone. Call The Hunter and ask where charger is. It's on the vanity in his bathroom. Of course it is!! Why didn't I think of that? Battery recharged. Kids want more food. Feed kids. FINALLY get shelf put up. ONE shelf! I'm exhausted....now blogging and checking Facebook.
Sunday, August 2, 2009
When I first saw Suzzerpuss' blog title I immediately thought of my sister. I had her change the name on the canvas and a birthday present was born!
This drawing was meant for my friend Meagan...even before I had her name put on it. She makes topsy-turvy cakes like this all the time (on purpose) and I thought this was perfect. Check her out! If you have a drawing in mind she will work with you until it's perfect. She's great!