Friday, December 23, 2005

Feeling nearly normal

Last night is not something I want to ever relive. Kim kept trying to get me to go to the ER, but I was too stubborn. My left ear plugged up and I was up most of the night in horrendous pain. I finally managed to get about 3 hours sleep with two Darvocets and a slug of cough medicine with codeine in it. After a couple of naps today, I feel pretty good, though the ear is till plugged. I may have ruptured my ear drum though. It has been draining and a lot of that is blood. I may try to get into the doctor monday. Meanwhile I have been taking some antibiotic I have.

I finally got blogger to upload my pictures. This is Mom's christmas pressie from me. My first attempt at lace knitting. It is called Branching out and I made it of a yummy soft alpaca/silk blend. The color is a soft dove gray. This thing took me over a month to do. A few times I considered giving up, but I couldn't let it beat me.

Matt is coming down tomorrow and Kim will grill steaks for our holiday meal. I am hoping that I feel even stronger tomorrow so I can cook up some goodies. Mom went to my sisters' for the weekend. She stopped by here this morning to get my cell phone for the trip. No telling who all she will get calls from while she has it.
Merry Christmas to my family and friends. I hope it is a pleasant one for all.

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Don't's contagious!

My father in law brought something home with him from his Thanksgiving trip. Kim came down with it last week. I came down with it tuesday. Thank goodness I didn't get sick monday because I spent the whole day finishing up Christmas and other misc shopping. So now I get to nurse a slight fever, snot like there is no tomorrow, throat so sore that it is extremely painful to swallow, and body aches.
Nothing seems to help, so hubby poured me a couple of shots of R&R to try to sear the raw meat throat. It looks like I will be hitting the sack before 9 tonight.
I was going to upload a picture of the scarf I made mom, since I gave it to her monday. But either blogger or my dial up decided not to cooperate. I will post it when I feel like sitting here waiting a half hour.
I forgot to take a pic of what I made my bro in law. I sweated bullets on this one, but it turned out pretty good. Maybe I can get mom or sis to take a pic of him with it.
Temp is up, so I am outta here.
Merry Christmas to all my family and friends. Love you all!!!

Friday, December 16, 2005

Snow Day

It snowed at my house today!!! Look close at the pictures and you can see white streaks. That's snow flakes falling!!

The weather forcast last night said we had a wee chance before 9am. By 10am I was disappointed. Then I happened to glance out a window as I passed by and noticed precipitation. It was spotty for a little bit....more sleet-like. Then it cut loose and big flakes fell. When I checked the weather site again, it said "unknown precipt". I guess snow is so rare here that they don't recognize it when it comes...LOL
In other news....Matt is excited about his new job at Sitel. He is in training until the 17th of january. After that he will make more per hour and qualify for incentives and bonuses. Keeping our fingers crossed that this works out for him. He needs good things to happen for him.
Almost have all my Christmas gifts bought or made. I have to go shopping monday for the last bits, then I am done. Well, except for the last couple of ones I am making and whatever I end up with more time to make.
Off for a nap now. All the morning excitement has worn me out. Rats....washed the sheets this morning and have to go make the bed before I can crawl in it.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

More Thanksgiving

I thought this was way too cute! Casey is pulling the garden cart, Brooklyn is pushing it, and if you look closely, you can see Jack in the cart. He loves getting in the cart and being pulled around, especially if Brooklyn is in with him. But obviously, he can ride alone.

And here is a wonderful picture of the love of my life. And yes, that is his usual riding gear. The only thing that changes is the shirt. Except that now he has his riding leather for cool weather.

I hope to have pics of the grands this weekend. They are supposed to be coming down friday night and staying until Sunday. The visit has been on, then off, then on again. I will prepare for them and believe it when I see them coming up the drive. Luckily I had bought some Christmas gifts for them the other day, complete with stockings and stuffers.
When the visit was called off the first time, I dug into my sewing room. I pulled things out and started culling and organizing. I need to get out the things to finish for Christmas. So today I am working my butt off trying to get some clean up done. This is in addition to the vacuuming, bathroom cleaning, and shopping I need to do. After offering to help, Kim took off out of town today on business. Now how did I know that was going to happen. Just for that, I will set him to vacuuming tomorrow. I still haven't drug out decorations. Don't know if I will have time to.
I got up a little before 7am this morning, turned on the porch light, and read the thermometer....10 degrees C!!!! Thank goodness it has warmed up a little so the dogs can take their high energy party outside. Great.....except they keep flying in the pet door, making a circuit through the house, then flying out again. Guess I had better check for scissors next round.

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Christmas came early

Kim, his dad, and I loaded up saturday and went christmas shopping. Long day! We split up when I had him drop me at mom's, then mom and I went shopping and had lunch.
Kim bought my gift....a dishwasher to replace the one that crapped out on me this summer. And no, I am not the type that has to have some fancy surprise fru-fru gift. I am tickled pink with the dishwasher.
We checked the mail before we headed home and a box came from the leather store. Kim's leathers for riding were here. He told me that he wouldn't install the dishwasher if he couldn't try his gear. So, you see him decked out, standing next to my dishwasher. The goofy grin was reaction to his dad, who was standing to the side of me. I don't know what they were smirking about.

With it turning off cool....cold front coming in....he got on Betty Lou and checked out the wind and cold resistance of the leathers. He says it works great! I got a picture of him just as he revved up to take off. Oh, and he had to shave for a job....H2S gas well. He is already growing the face hair back again. the dishwasher installed? No. Is it out of the box? No. Is it even in the house yet? No. Hmmmm
But I already have evil thoughts that have to do with leather chaps.
I finished knitting a little pink cap that goes with a little pink jacket. Got to get it washed and boxed up to mail. I have three, four other boxes to get packaged, sealed, and ready to drop in the mail tomorrow. Mom took me to a new store called Kirklands. I found some fabulous tote bags made of yummy upholstry material, lined, and trimmed in beads for $5.99 each! They have a zip pocket inside and close with velcro. I bought two of them to use as project totes. I love them!

I am still wiped out from yesterday. It was supposed to be cool, but I think we set a heat record instead....mid 80's. I got hot and sticky feeling. Add that to running around all day after not much sleep the night before and I am dragging today. So, Jack and I are going to go take a nap. I will post more later.

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Thanksgiving pics

Shame on me for not updating....but I will tell you why I dread it sometimes. I picked out 4 pictures for today, lined them up , then hit upload. I then went and took a shower, complete with lotioning and potioning. Still not uploaded, so went back and scrubbed the toilet....still not uploaded. Blogging isn't easy on slow dial up and antique phone lines!
So, the pictures for today.....more will be added later...
We had Thanksgiving at Mom's house. None of us remembered to take many pictures. Hopefully Chris got more than I did. First up is my sister and my youngest son, Matt.

The next day, everyone showed up at my house for shooting sports. Deb's hubby, Robert had some new toys to try out. Below is Robert in the camo tshirt, Chris in the white tshirt, Casey is on the ground in front of him trying to hit the target (over in the trees), and Kim is hunkered down in the red shirt.

One of Robert's new toys is an authentic sword. It was duly ooh'd and ahh'd over, then Luke Skywalker...aka Chris....had to take a few swings with it. This is in Mom's backyard. Can you see the sword from the leafy background? It was wonderfully made and very balanced.

Next, back to my house where we see Gramps talking to Brooklyn in her mommy, Casey's, arms. That is me in the pink shirt.

It was a really great weekend and holiday. I will post more pictures later, including Kim on Betty Lou with Brooklyn.
This last sunday, Kim and I took a ride to the next town for lunch. It was very windy on the way over. We had a great meal, then went over to visit a friend we hadn't seen in years. While there, it started cooling off.....little did we know a front was blowing through. So it was a chilly ride back home. By evening, my head was stuffed up and my throat was getting sore. I discovered I hadn't taken my allergy med that morning and had blown pollen deep up my sinus's on the ride. I was sick as a dog the next day! But it was worth the bike ride.
Yesterday I got a wild hair up my butt and decided to clean the sunroom windows. I hate the windows in this house. I have to remove the two inside windows to clean the outside panes. But I got it done.....24 surfaces! While I was messing with them, I got another wild hair crossed and went looking for paint. Found a nice pale blue and proceded to paint the window walls between the sets of panes. I am very pleased with the results. Now I need to get out my paints and finish painting the trim I got for the windows and get them up. Then there is the de-texturing of the walls.....and painting the icky brass chandelier....and ....and....I can get in over my head real easy here.
In the meantime, I have been busy knitting. I can't say much because they are christmas gifts. One of them is of alpaca....Queensland Llama Seta. I love the feel of this stuff and I know the recipient will love it....but it is a bugger with lace. I have got to leave my personal projects alone and cast on the gifts for my sis and bro in law, but in testing the pattern, it gave me some fits, so have been putting it off.....gotta get to it now!! to read more blogs. I do more blog reading than posting. I love reading them. Guess that makes me nosey.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Happy Thanksgiving

Yep, that is a wild turkey proudly perched up there. It's a good picture to remind everyone that as you are giving thanks for all you have and family, give thanks for the ones who keep your freedom to gather and give thanks to God.
We are all gathering at Mom's house. Kim and I will meet Matt, Chris, Casey, Brooklyn, my sister Deb and her hubby Robert there. There will also be a gathering at my house on friday for some target shooting.
Everyone stay safe and healthy! God Bless Everyone.

Monday, November 21, 2005

Trash to Treasure Day

Once upon a time, many years ago, a friend and I went to Kerrville to see what we could find. In one shop, I discovered an old rolltop desk for $120. The tambour was broken and it was in sad shape, but it was sturdy built and very heavy.
The summer before last, Kim and I installed vertical cut bamboo flooring in most of our house. While the desk was outside, I took the opportunity to redo it. I sanded it looked like Old English scratch cover had been used on the raw wood.....then I primed and painted it. The top was sanded and repaired, then about 6 coats of poly put on it. Then I turned my attention to the old rolltop part. The parts that jutted out were cut off, then the whole thing painted to match the desk.

When we went to mount it, we realized it worked best turned upside down. I drug out some fancy scrollwork shelf mounts I had stashed and called it done.

It is mounted in my computer area and holds my paper, disks, computer books, and all manner of stuff. In the picture above, you can see the plain wood desktop. I am very pleased with the outcome. You can also see the new flooring. We absolutely love it.

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Happy Birthday Lucy

Lucy turns 7 today. Happy Birthday Princess.

Lucy's baby picture.

Friday, November 18, 2005

When you live on rock

When you live on rock, doing anything takes longer and more creativity to accomplish it. I had this uploaded in order, but blogger shuffled things.

This is a picture of the finished iron plate bolted to the rock. This happened when Kim decided to put an extension on the carport to house his pickup and welder. He and his dad dug and dug and found edges of this boulder. But when they tried to move the boulder, it didn't.....but the boulder next to it moved. Seeing a hopeless situation, he decided to drill holes in the rock and bolt the pipe post to the rock.

This is the finished extension. The post with the ladder in front of it is the one bolted to the boulder. You can see the surface boulder that moved when they tried to pry up the one under the post. It is the light colored spot on the ground. The rock on the surface is huge, so it astounds me how big the one under the post must be.

This is a closer shot of the iron plate bolted to the boulder. I guess if a tornado came for me, I should hide under the carport and tie myself to this post....cuz it ain't going anywhere!

This pic shows the bolted on plate, and part of the rock that moved when they pried at the other boulder. Told you it was big.

Imagine me trying to garden on this stuff. There are plenty of spots where I have dug for hours, trying to find the end of a rock, hoping to be able to remove it. Only to find it the size of a Volkswagon and trying to figure out how to garden around it or on top of it. In my world, there is no such thing as just digging a flower bed and sticking a plant in.
Also, my house is anchored in this stuff.....don't expect it to go anywhere.
Yesterday I put the flannel sheets and big quilted spread on my bed. Cold weather is officially here now. This weekend I will be dragging out all my winter clothes that is in storage and packing away my warm weather gear.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

oops, forgot

I meant to post a pic proving that there really was a dog under the afghan pile on the sofa. Here it is....yep, there was a Beanie Weanie under there. She doesn't just burrow under blankets....she is also burrowing into the family quite snuggly.

I have been busy trying to weed out my sewing room. I have thrown out over 8 bags of stuff and still have a ways to go. I had bought some storage drawers from Target. I put them together the other day, only to find one of them had been packaged with 4 left drawer sides. So, I am waiting for the replacements to be shipped to me so I can get on with the major organization. Right now I am using them to store my yarn stash. If they work out well, I may get more and use them to store other things. I like the clean look of them.
I rummaged through a tote of wool fabrics I had gathered the past few years. I want to use them for felted wool applique projects. Last week I went through them, tossing out any that had had a label saying they weren't wool since most were old skirts and pants. The remainded I put through a hot wash and dry. I tossed out any that didn't show signs of felting. That thinned the herd down a bit. There is a more managable stash now. I have a lot of things like that to go through. Projects that I just stored until I could get to them. Now is the time I am getting to them.
When not doing that, I am knitting away on gifts I hope to have done for Christmas. I get bored easily, so have a lot of things started. Some I can work on while waiting for pages to load up on my slow dial up connection, or while reading mail or blogs. Some I work on in my chair watching tv, one is easier done at the sunroom table in the morning so I can keep the pattern in front of me, and others are easily toted around and get worked on anywhere. I could be dangerous.....I discovered I could knit while driving. This is only possible because I live in a part of the world that has extremely boring, straight roads. I just finished a row I was working on while at the doctor's office and it was just straight stockinette stitch. I wouldn't try a big project or complicated stitches. But it was an intriguing experiment.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

This and That

While visiting a friend this summer, I noticed she had a birdcage hanging from a tree in the front yard and birds clustering around and in it. Turns out, she had snipped some bars off the cage, put seed inside, and made it into a birdfeeder. Bingo! I had access to a couple of cages and needed a way to keep the birdseed off the ground where it kept sprouting and making a lot of work. So, the two cages have been a hit. One on the front porch, one on the patio.
Well, a week ago, a cactus wren decided it would make a bang up house. She has been steadily working on the nest since. This pic was taken last week. I need to take another pic this week because she seems determined to fill the cage up with nest!

Before the frost last night, I snipped the last of the roses that were blooming. There were 4 big Belinda's Dreeam and one red Oklahoma. I am enjoying them opening up on my kitchen sink.

It was 30 degrees when the sun peeked enough for me to see the thermometer this morning. It is supposed to get lower tonight.
Lost took an interesting turn tonight. Don't worry Kim....I taped it. Also called Matt to let him know it was coming on. It should prove quite interesting with the new people and story lines. Can't figure out how this just keeps getting better.

First Freeze

We had a cold front blow down today. At 10pm it was still up to 40 degrees, but the wind was much colder. I spent the day bringing in tender plants and trying to find places to put them. The plants I left outside were moved to the backyard against the rock south facing part of the house and covered with blankets.
The cold caused the pets to seek warm spots. The Beanie Weanie picked the afghan on the sofa. I promise, there is a dog under that mound.

Mimi chose the trunk in the south window with the sun shining in. Mouse picked a sunbeam on the floor. Luv was on the rug in the dining room.

Jack chose Kim's recliner.

Missy says......I found a pillow on the floor....and chose to block the door.

Tigger parked on the bed, curled up in a furry wad. I looked, but never found Lucy. Guess she picked a warm hidey hole somewhere. I have a feeling I may have a full bed tonight.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Catching Up

I have had Halloween pictures of the grandies for a couple of weeks and keep forgetting to put them up to show everyone. I had them in order of age, but blogspot decided to shuffle them differently. So, on with the show.
First is Brooklyn, the strawberry. I knit the little cap which Casey and Chris attached leaves to. She looks yummy enough to eat.

Next is Princess Autumn. I am sure she is a certain princess...but I wasn't told which one.

Then there is Hannah Cat in the Hat. Notice the missing front tooth. They had lots of fun and got lots of goodies.

Today I went to visit Dr Di for the results of my bloodtests. My liver panel is back to normal now. I don't want to go on cholesterol meds to mess things up again. One time in the hospital for that was more than enough for me. Di didn't like the high cholesterol numbers until I had her compare it to the ones taken in August. Then she understood my happiness that it had gone down. It is still high, but so much better than it was. I have been getting a suppliment from my chiropractor that has factored tremendously in the numbers being down. But Di talked me into a med that doesn't go through the liver to eliminate cholesterol. It is supposed to bind it in the intestines before it makes it into your bloodstream and into the liver. I am going to try it for a month or so and see what happens. I have blood work done again in January. So we'll see.
After the doc visit, I went to my chiropractor to pick up the suppliments I take that has turned my world around with FMS. He found out that if he ordered it at a professional discount, he could pass it on to me. So now I order from him and it is cheaper. While there, I told him about my headaches that start at my neck and split my head. He adjusted my neck, then went on down my spine while he was there. It was like wrangling a wad of the popping packaging. But I can't tell you how much better I feel this evening.
While at Dr Di's, I got a pneumonia shot. That along with the flu shot I got last week should keep me on my feet this winter.
Okay, meds are hitting and it is off to bed.

Monday, November 14, 2005

Trash to Treasure

I promised a friend months ago that I would post a picture of my chicken feeders. Sorry it took so long, Sam. I dug around in the Saddlehouse one afternoon and found some old chicken feeders. The short one was perfect for holding spices. So, I spray painted it blue, then hit it with a spritz of cream and screwed it to the wall. It has worked out wonderfully and goes nicely with my kitchen chickens.

Then there was the very long feeder. It had a screening on top of it that really didn't work, so I took it off. I spray painted this one almond and mounted it beside my bathroom sink.. It works great for perfumes, nail polishes, lotions and potions. Below it is some cute painted tin containers I bought at our local rodeo/craft days. I painted an old wood tray, decopaged some pretty fabric on the bottom and it corrals my most used things. The hatbox on the far right holds scented soaps.

This isn't a trash to treasure. It is a little cardigan I knitted for Brooklyn. It is the Haiku pattern from I used regular old Lily Sugar and Cream cotton yarn. It was a quick knit. I used some buttons from my late grandmothers stash. Casey said it fits just fine. When I finished it, I tossed it in the washer and dryer to make sure it was wash and wear. Turned out great.

It wanted to throttle a dog this evening. Jack cornered Arnie the armadillo under the Truck Farm. The constant barking was driving me nuts. I could tell by his bark that it was Arnie. I grabbed my flashlight and headed out in the backyard. On the way by the faucet, I grabbed the hose and turned the water on. Jack got a good spraying and quit for a while. But as soon as I came back in the house, he started back up. So I went back out. This time I chased him around a bit to let him know I meant business. Well that did the trick, except that he came in and plopped down under my chair to lick the water off of himself. He needs a bath badly as it is.....but wet dog was very unpleasant. Guess dog baths needs to be added to the long list.
Tomorrow I have to start getting plants inside, and the rest of them ready for the possiblity of our first killing frost. This means that my new cart will get a good workout. I am so very pleased with my new cart. Thanks Cheree!!!!!
Okay, off to bed. Have to get going early tomorrow. Have an appointment with Dr. Di to get my bloodwork results.

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Meet the new girl

Meet Miss Beanie Weanie. Her real name is Roxie, but she doesn't seem to respond well to that name. When I came up with Beanie Weanie, she acts like she likes it. Since he is part dachsie and part chihuahua....and the color of red beans, the name just came to me one day. She is quite affectionate and gets along well with the other dogs. She supposedly lives with Mimi, but they really live at my house. She has one bad habit, besides housebreaking....when she gets cold, she burrows. Most of the time, that is under the afghan on the sofa. But at night, she jumps on a bed and burrows under the covers. It amazes me that she can jump up on my high bed that none of the other dogs can. Maybe I should knit her a little sweater. She also likes to talk. I already have a dog that talks, so it can get quite vocal around here when something exciting happens and everyone has something to say about it.

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Sounds like me

Your Birthdate: January 4
You have an extraordinary character - moral, responsible, and disciplined.Your sincerely and honesty shine through in almost every situation.Driven and focused, you rarely let your emotions get the better of you.You're level headed and rational. People count on your to look at things objectively.
Your strength: Your unwavering loyalty and ethics
Your weakness: Your rock solid stubbornness
Your power color: Navy blue
Your power symbol: Shield
Your power month: April
What Does Your Birth Date Mean?
I guess being a January 4th baby ain't so bad!

Friday, November 11, 2005

Not for the weak of stomach

Consider yourself warned! The following picture could cause moans of stomach upset, or uncontrollable gails of laughter (Chris). This is the picture of me in my pink kitty hat and riding goggles. Now if Kim doesn't like the goggles....then maybe he will gift me with Lasik surgery. My sincere apologies for the Permian Panther sweatshirt. I bought it as a joke and never meant for it to be for public viewing.
And no....I didn't go out riding in that get up. My dear husband's total embarrassment is cause for me to be sweet and not humiliate him in public.
So, there you have it.....the ultimate riding gear. And don't say you weren't warned!

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Finally an update

My apologies to my readers. There has been so much going on and my brain is drained by evening, so haven't had the energy to post. But had to put up a pic or two of last weekend. Kim finally got to meet Casey and Brooklyn. This is a picture of Kim and Brooklyn in my Mom's backyard, hunting flowers. They got along quite well. But then, Kim gets along with babies anytime.
And here is Casey and Chris after they realized Mom was taking pictures of them smooching in the backyard. The girls also got to meet Matt and be regaled with stories from the oilfield by Kim. I think everyone had a good time and we are all looking forward to Casey and Brooklyn joining the family. In fact, Chris just got a job in San Antonio and will be moving in with Casey in a couple of weeks.
In other news....we had a warm spell. It is supposed to be fall, but we have been nearly 90 for the past week. A cool front blew in last night and made it pleasant today. I have two vases of mums that I brought in the house. A couple of years ago, I planted a purple mum plant. It hides behind the Mexican Petunia's, so I have to remember to hunt for them when bloom time comes. But as a result of competing for sun....they end up with nice long stems.
I have been weeding through my sewing room the past week. I think there has been over 8 sacks of stuff thrown out. I am starting to see some order taking place in there. It's going to get rough going when it gets down to having to finish some projects to get the room clean.
Kim won't be going to Russia after all. He needs to stay where he can be gotten hold of at least by cell phone and there is no phone or internet access on the job site there. So on Sunday he heads to a job in East Texas.
Meanwhile, I have been knitting away. Working on a couple of gifts, so can't detail them out here. Just hope they work out as it is something I have never done before. I have been really expanding my knowledge in knitting lately.
I haven't been sleeping very well lately,so I am off for a nap. Maybe I will post some pet pictures later. We have a new neighbor dog that I call Beanie Weanie. I got a picture of her the other day so will put that one up.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

What a Weekend! Meet Casey and Brooklyn

Two delightful ladies spent the weekend at my house. My oldest son's fiance and her daughter met my son here on friday. This was our first meeting and I think it went very well. I just wish Kim could have been here. He was working up in the panhandle. He would have been enchanted by Brooklyn.
We sat out on the patio friday night. Watching stars, talking and laughing. We didn't go to bed till about 1am, so we slept in saturday morning. Saturday afternoon we went up to Angelo to Mom's house and to do some shopping. On Sunday, we got out a couple of handguns and did practice shooting. Casey hit more targets than I did. In fact, I don't think I hit the mark once. Everyone took off for home late in the afternoon. It was a wonderful weekend that I think went very well. I can hardly wait for Kim to meet the girls. Casey....come back soon!!!
I was surprised when Kim called monday afternoon and said he was on his way home. The job didn't go well, so they racked up the equipment and headed home. He got here before 8pm. I didn't sleep too well last night. It wasn't because I let Jack in bed with us. It was when I woke up for the upteenth time and discovered that my pillow was half off the bed and I couldn't get it back on. That was at 4:30 and it made for a long morning. I told Kim that tonight I would shove him back on his side of the bed rather than lose anymore sleep. The man has had queen sized beds in motel rooms to himself way too long!
We fired up Betty Lou this afternoon. I took pity on Kim and didn't wear the pink kitty cap I had knitted. But Kim took a picture of me in it with my goggles on. I promise to post it when he sends it to matter how horrid. We rode into town for mail, cigs, and stopped of at the steakhouse for dinner. Then we took the long way home. It was a wonderful evening for a ride. It had warmed up enough for the air to be brisk but not cold. I have to drive into town tomorrow morning for dog food. It would have been difficult to haul a big bag of dog crunchies home on the bike.
I am worn out from not sleeping well last night and would go to bed early, but the Astro's are playing their first World Series home game. Now I don't care a rat's patootie for baseball, but can't help but get caught up in their first bid. Ninth inning and they are 5 and 5. So no bedtime till I know how it ends.

Monday, October 24, 2005

Pictures later

I thought I had a couple of days to get myself together after this last weekend and get this updated with news and pictures of the Meet 'n Greet. But, hubby just called and is on his way home. So....gotta get kitchen cleaned up and me cleaned up and things generally picked up. Maybe if I have time later............

Monday, October 17, 2005

Butterflies in the garden

I thought I would share some butterfly pictures. My rosemary bushes are quivering with yellow and orange butterflies and bees. Also, with the rain and cooler temps lately, the rosemary bushes are blooming again. They will do that all winter. Really need to plant more of them.

The latest projects

Okay, promise not to laugh! I finished knitting Kim a riding hood, then put it on to get a good picture of it. That picture is bad enough, I sure ain't gonna post the one with the bottom of it down. Ick!
The hat on Garfield is the one I knitted for Brooklyn. Her mommy is dressing her as a Strawberry for Halloween. It even has a little stem on top. If it fits big Garfield, then it should fit a 9month old, right?
I finished a cap for me also. Kim says he doesn't want me wearing it when we ride as it might ruin Betty Lou's reputation. It is a rose pink with kitty ears on top. I would post a pic of it, but it is drying right now. I guess I could cut the kitty ears off of it, but I think Kim is missing the whole fun of a pink kitty riding behind him.
Gotta run into town with FIL. He has been feeling under the weather for a couple of weeks now, so I got him an appointment with our doc. I will show him how to get to the office, then have him take me to get Kim's truck that is in town.
See ya!

Saturday, October 15, 2005

This Week

Blogger isn't allowing me to upload pictures this evening. Guess I will have to wait till tomorrow to show the hood I finished knitting Kim. I worked on it for about two weeks off and on. Learned some new tricks while working on it.
Since I last posted, we got rain on two different days, resulting in over 2 inches total. It has been cool enough that I haven't had to have the a/c on. My windows are open and fresh breezes are clearing the air in the house. It was funny watching the birds on the front porch while it was raining. They caught my attention with the noise. I watched them cheering happily as they splashed about in puddles.
With all the rain, I haven't gotten to play with my new cart yet. Things get a bit mucky around here when the clay is wet.
Kim didn't get to come home from Wyoming. Another string of jobs came up, so he had to fly from there to Shreveport, Louisiana. This next week he is supposed to be in Wetherford, then Canadian....clear across the state from where he is. I have a feeling these jobs aren't going to go on schedule. I am sure missing him.
Chris went to San Antonio again this weekend. He called a couple of times while there today. First time was to tell me that next weekend, he and Casey will meet up at my house. Argh! I haven't cleaned house in two weeks, with 5 dogs traipsing though and two days of rain, the house is a mess of tracked in dirt and dog hair. Then he calls back to ask if I can make a green cap for Brooklyn so she can be a strawberry for Halloween. As of this evening, I already have the pattern worked out, I cords made and knitted right into the edge of the cap and on my way. I will probably finish it tomorrow or at least by monday. It will be lightweight enough for our warm Halloween nights. Definately have to have a picture of baby in it!
Jack pulled a funny this evening. We had taken a late nap, so soon after I got up, it was time to feed. But Jack didn't show up. I thought he was outside until I heard a whining. I went looking for him and found him in my bed......wrapped up in the blanket and couldn't get out. What a clown!
Well, that's it for tonight. Pictures tomorrow if Blogger will allow it.

Sunday, October 09, 2005

Good Saturday

This is my new garden cart. I have been wanting one for years, but not willing to shell out $200 for one. Cheree and I went to the city to pick up her truck yesterday. I was a little miffed that we didn't get up there until the yarn shop I wanted to go to was closed. But the trip more than made up for that when she called me on my cell just as I finished checking out at Wallyworld. She was next door at Lowe's, having a cart loaded in her truck and said there was one more. I told her to guard it as I was out the door. This little beauty only cost $70!!! It now lives at my house and I can hardly wait to drag it down to the draw and load up on those wonderful flat rocks down there.
I bought Kim a DVD/VCR to replace the one that went belly up on him. Got it for the same price as the cart, so we got equal gifts. Of course, he had to catch an early flight to Wyoming this morning, so hasn't gotten to set his player up. But,it will be here when he gets home next week. Then he can catch up on the SciFi programs, ER and Lost episodes he missed while in Russia.
The weather is perfect today but should turn off chilly again in the next day or two, so I am going to go open all the windows and enjoy it while I can.

Saturday, October 08, 2005


Twenty-nine years ago today, two fresh faced 19 year olds tied the knot. Amazingly, they are celebrating their anniversary today.
I love you, studmuffin!