Sunday, September 14, 2008

Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It's off to camp we go

I don't know about the soundness of this decision, or how much hair I'll have left when I get back, but me and the middle step offspring are heading to camp tomorrow. We'll be gone for a week. It's an environmental camp the 6th graders get to go to. They asked for parent volunteers, so I said I'd go. I'm a cabin boss and will probably need to help out in the kitchen too. Wish me luck.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


Here's a few cards I've played around with. I usually keep my designs pretty simple, but there are a few that took considerably more time. I really like making cards.

This card I made with homemade paper that has rose petals in it. There's 3 pics for the card. It has a sleeve that the little card insert sets in.

Lions...raaarrrr raaaaaarrr

I figured that I'd post a few of the things I've made over time. These are going way back in the beginning for me. They are all cut out by hand with an exacto knife. I made them either for swaps, to use myself, or sold on ebay.

Monday, September 8, 2008


Who EVER heard of a post office running out of stamps?????? I mean, come on, this is of plenty, right? I tried to buy stamps today, and the lady at the post office told me they were out. She said she was waiting on the postmaster general to send more and didn't know how long it would take to get them. This town is WAY TOO SMALL. I can't even buy stamps for pete's sake. I didn't even know the post office could run out of stamps....had never imagined such a thing happening....and then to not know when you'd have more. It just kills me. I need to get out of this dinky little one crippled horse town. *lol*

The White Weenie

Okay. *LMAO* I couldn't resist the title. You goes a little something like this:

I'm in the middle of a project in the kitchen. I wanted to move the pantry cabinet (full mind you) to the laundry room and move the shelves that were in the laundry room where the microwave is so that the microwave stand could be moved to where the pantry sat. Doesn't sound so hard right??? It all has to be done in stages so that one area can be vacated and the carpet shampood because the moronic original owner of this house put carpet in the kitchen and laundry rooms. Who does that?????? I got the space in the laundry room cleared out and the carpet shampood yesterday (the shelves have now taken up temporary residence in the dining room with their contents all over the deep freeze and the dining room table). So off I go to move the pantry today....and that's where we find the white weenie.

How many times do I tell the kids things like "make sure that's closed before you move it" or "be careful, don't just grab that". Do you think I listened to my own advice???? That would be a HUGE resounding *lol* I went into the kitchen this morning, did up a bunch of dishes, and then looking at the pantry decided to take all the stuff off the top and move it without emptying it out. I took just about everything down, setting it on the stove and a nearby chair. Just about the only thing left up there was a harmless looking bag of flour. What could possibly go wrong with that, you ask? Well, let me tell you. One weenie dog and a careless grab of said bag of flour later, and I ended up with a used-to-be-brown-but-is-now-white weenie dog. *lol* I didn't know that someone had opened the bag of flour. I reached up, grabbed it, and swung it around to set it on the stove when it EXPLODED, showerring poor little Oscar who was at my feet as well as coverring the chair and stove. I miraculously managed to get none on me, but the poor little dog was history. He was a really good sport about it. Riley even ran in to help clean him up and of course discovered she loves the taste of flour and spent the next thirty minutes turning my kitchen floor into paste, weenie dog spit style.

So here's the pic of my little guy, all rolled in flour and looking just a little put out *lol*.

The pantry did finally end up getting moved and now safely resides in the laundry room. I've still to get to the paste that used to be the kitchen floor. I have to do that before I can move the microwave and then do the shelves in the kitchen. When all is said and done, this will have been a worthwhile project....I hope *lol*.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Wally World Nightmare

Don't ever go to Walmart on a Thursday night when you live more than an hour's drive away. It's not pretty. The youngest two had birthday money to spend, and they had been sooooooo I told them that we'd try to go to Walmart last night if their dad got home from work in time. Mind you, it's over an hour drive one way. He got home and we left just after 8 pm. I wanted to just scrap it and wait until the weekend, but the girls had their hearts set on going. So off we went. We went to the dollar store (one of their favorites) and then went to Denny's for their birthday dinner (because that's where they chose). And then we went to Walmart. Since we live so far out, we always do our shopping for the entire month in one trip. Well, after last night, we decided that we will NEVER go to walmart again with just one car. Those poor girls were completely buried in the back seat. My honey was completely buried in the passenger seat as well. It was a nightmare. We were all tired and way past cranky. Everyone was fighting. And you know how time flies when you're having "fun"???? We left the house at 8, and it was past 2 in the morning when we got home. I didn't feel right making the girls get up at 6:30 for school, so I told them they could go in late or not go at all. I sent everyone to bed and then for the next hour, all alone I carried in over $ 600 in groceries and stuff. Then, I got the extreme pleasure of putting away all the refrigerated/frozen stuff. I didn't get to bed until right at 4 am this morning. All 3 of the girls woke me up at 7 something asking if they could go to school. *lol* They had permission to stay home, and they were all up...even the youngest one who ALWAYS drags her feet getting ready in the morning. I'm really proud of them for that. They all got up and went anyway, even after not enough sleep.....and there's not even a field trip or party today *laughing*.