Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Random Dozen

2nd cup of coffee: Link Up for the Random Dozen: ".
1.Tell me the absolute best way to watch a movie.
In my favorite recliner under a warm blanket, preferably with homemade cookies and tea.
2. Do you ever think about your own funeral? If so, do you have specific ideas about how you would like it to be?

I certainly hope everyone else in my life has their's planed because it seems like a daunting task,especially if I was in grief
3. Are you more of a giver or a taker?
this is hard to admit, but I am a taker
4. Vacations: planned activities and schedules, or play it by ear?
One year we had the camper packed and where sitting at the end of our driveway, asking if we should go to Michigan where they were supposed to have a rainy week or go the smokey mountains to get away from the rain.
5. What is one often overlooked item in your home that needs to be cleaned regularly?
The back of the piano it is just far enough away from the wall to see the dust , but not enough room to get in there to clean.
6. Name a cause that means a lot to you.
Jesus, and home cooking.
7. Do you eat a regular old peanut butter jelly sandwich, or do you customize it? And by the way, jelly or no jelly?
We have pie makers that you use over the campfire, and I like to make peanut butter and jelly with marshmallow, it is so gooey and sweet, I call it sinful.
8. If we were having a conversation in person, how would I know if you were nervous?
9. Do you have an elaborate bedtime routine, or just the basics of tooth brushing and jammies?
10. Have you ever regretted something you wrote on your blog?
My family made me feel so bad I almost stopped blogging, They had a change of heart and I get their O.K. before I post, sometimes!
11. Has anyone ever told you that you look like a famous person or celebrity? Did you agree?
I wish I had a copier, when I was a teen my cousin thought I looked like princess leah.
12. If you were going to dedicate a song to a loved one or friend, what would the song be and to whom would it be dedicated?"

Monday, September 28, 2009

I love the days I can let my chickens roam,

I have learned not to give them too much freedom because they will head for the road when they're done with my compost.

I am going to miss these
golden fall days.

When it snows nether the chickens or I want to get out.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Rileys band

I'm so proud of Riley, and he is so happy. The band kids seem to be a good group,

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Random Dozen

1. Please share one middle school memory. It can be good, bad, ugly, funny. Pictures or words, I don't care, just share.

one of my favorite memorys is having a dance competition in gym my friends and I had so much fun making up a dance, we came in 2ND place though, thanks to me, they made a last minute change and I forgot about it, It was still fun. I'm Number 2.

2. What's your favorite Beatles song?

Hard days night, My kids and I watched the Beatles cartoon on YouTube the other night, I would put in a link but am not sure I know how.

3. If I asked you to describe your most comfortable outfit, what would it be?

St johns bay jeans and a T shirt.

4. Would you rather host a party or be a guest?

defiantly a guest, I wouldn't mind hosting, but I haven't had that much experience.

5. Do you think we will move completely from traditional books to digital ones, and if we do, are you OK with that?

I love audio books, I can listen to a book and pick green beans, or weed the garden, or paint, to my hearts content.

6. Do you learn best by reading, listening or experiencing?

Listening and experiencing.

7. If you are (or when you were) single, what is the kiss of death for you concerning the opposite sex? (That is, what is one trait or behavior or habit or anything at all that immediately turns you off from considering that person a potential match for you?)

8. Snacks. Salty or sweet?
Chex mix with candy corn in it,It covers both, Its my family's favorite.
but if I really had to choose one it would be sweet.

9. Look around you in a four foot radius. What object is around you that you didn't realize was there or forgot was there? How long has it been there?
a pile of dead crickets with no arms or legs. [I have a cat]
10. What is your favorite Tom Cruise movie?

Mission Imposable

11. You buy a bottle of shampoo and discover that you don't like what it does to your hair at all. What do you do with that full bottle?

Give it to good will.

Three cheers for Linda, for helping me figure out how to do memes.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

fall pictures

Fall is such a beautiful time of year, everything is in bloom and the Cinderella pumpkins are ready to be picked.

Riley took this picture with one of his feeder mice, it makes a great Autumn decoration.

but we wont be eating my pumpkins this year the little black bug have been eating holes in them we better enjoy them while they last.

Eric and I had our 18th anniversary over the labor day week end and we jokingly say he got me a cat for our anniversary present, Maybe someday I will get to drive it.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Birthday Potty for Jerry

My big brother, Jerry, is 50 years old. I can't believe he made it to this age because I thought mom was going to have him killed for being so ornery.

Being his only sister I thought it was my sisterly duty to give him a toilet seat for his birthday.

This lovely seat comes complete with a silver finish, and trimmed in blue and gold edging that I learned how to do by watching the P.B.S painter
Donna Dewberry I knew I would find a way to use those lessons. and to top it off fifty candles.
and let me tell you folks that was not easy getting them all to stick. Oh yeah on the inside I glued turds that says getting old stinks.
I have three older brothers, Jerry is second child in my family, and the only one who is skinny, and not because he eats healthy. My brother loves to tell of his donuts for breakfast and hot dogs for lunch, yuck!!!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

I had the trogan horse breathing down my neck

Hello I'm back, I thought I caught a virus on Sunday, and was afraid to turn on my computer until I could get it checked out by a specialist.

I decided to google my blog name just to see what would come up, and out of the blue a warning popped up and said I had the Trojan horse virus, I froze like a deer in the headlights and slowly put the laptop down so I could consult my husband on what to do.

but he was busy and I forgot until hours later, hubby said to write down just exactly what the warning said, but when I tried the warning went away.

I found out that the hackers get people to freak out and click on there warning and they get infected, so its a good thing that I didnt do anything right away. Whew!!!!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Can't seem to give it away

I have been cleaning out my house lately and have a lot of kid games and toys that my kids and I thought we had to have but rarely used.

I had to find a place to unload all these treasures because having a rummage sale is not quite worth it when you live in the boonies among the impoverished country people.

I hardly have anyone to stop let alone buy anything.

When I lived in Muncie Indiana I would get so many customers I would usually sell out. of course I had baby stuff back then.

Well I had the idea to give all the games and toys to our local elementary school so the teachers would have something for the kids to do on rainy days, you think they would jump at the chance for free toys.

I guess my mistake was to offer to deliver the toys because I ended up with the toy banging around in the back of my van for a week, because they wouldn't tell me where and when to bring them.

every time I would make a quick stop or turn a corner this little guitar would bang around It sounded like I was driving Quick Draw McGraw around for a week. I had to ask my brother what his name was, It sure brought back happy memory's of the good old days when cartoons were of mindless entertainment, and no one gets hurt, except that is if you were the youngest of four impressible kids, and the only girl.

this week I made 19 pints of grape jam on Tuesday and last Saturday the kids and I made 8 pounds of noodles. I feel like I earned my keep this week.