Monday, September 28, 2009

Big Bus vs Little Bus

Yes, we sometimes let our child watch Sponge Bob....could we do better? I'm sure. Could we do worse? Oh, yes, I think so!

If you've never watched it, you aren't missing much. Sponge Bob has a side-kick named Patrick and Patrick is definitely NOT the smart one of the two. So, we have a running joke at our house that Patrick rides the short bus (no offense to anyone who really does, just a joke in our house). Anyway, one morning on the way to school, Little tells me that she is Sponge Bob, I can be the squirrel and Daddy is Patrick. I just about died laughing!! I texted hubby to share the news and told him that now he is the official short bus rider in the family.

I know this isn't PC, but it was funny....probably a lot funnier in my head than written here! I promise, it was funny!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

New Bed

....did you know that you can sleep better in a big bed? She has taken over the guest room as hers and that also means sleeping in the "big, white, bed." Hey, you do what ya gotta do to get them to go to sleep! :-)

Saturday, September 26, 2009

More fair fun.....

Climbing the rails while we wait to go mutton bustin'!

Filling our pockets with dirt. Now that is truly a lot of fun!!! Next is the parade!! More pictures to follow after that!!!

Friday, September 25, 2009


We are still in a drought, but we FINALLY have been getting some much needed rain. So, of course we had to let her go stomp around in the puddles!!!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Best Dressed Western

Last weekend marked the beginning of our county fair. We entered the "Best Dressed Western" contest and won 3rd place for our age. She was pretty darn excited....more for the trophy than anything else!


Are you a twit, I mean twitterer?

Don't know much about it. Am interested, but is it something that will require lots of time??? I don't go to FB a lot b/c of that exact reason. You see how well I've kept up with my blog lately. Any advice would be welcome.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


It is Fair time in our neck of the woods, and we organize a Washer Tournament. I went to FedEx/Kinkos to make some posters.

"Hi, can we help you?", asked the sales person.

"Yes, do you have a poster maker?", I asked.

"What are you looking to make?", he asked.

"A poster."

Duh, isn't that what a poster maker is for?

Friday, September 18, 2009


Do you follow them?
I'm not talking the speed limit, but I guess that would count....speed limit would negate all that I'm about to discuss!! :-)

Let me preface this with, I am an observer of people and I find some of the following "incidents" interesting.

It is interesting to watch how some people at my place of employment, follow the rules and some don't. Some are minor infractions, and only once in awhile.....others are ALL the time.

Are you a late person or an on time person? We have some folks that roll in late (more than 5 or 10 min.) on a daily basis.

We have a dress code, as most companies do....and jeans are only allowed on Fridays. I see jeans ALL the time and I even see SHORTS! (and not from the coaching staff!!!)

We have set work hours (from X time to Y time)....and I see people leave DAILY before the buses are even gone (which is about 30 min early)! I know things come up and life gets in the way and you have to re-adjust your schedule...but EVERY day?

The reason I ponder this is b/c I just KNOW that if I wore jeans on a day other than Friday, I'd get called in about it. If I was late, called in on it. Left early, called in on it. I'd just like to know what is going on in some people's minds that they don't have issue with any of this.

That's all for now! Have an outstanding FRIDAY!!!!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


We have a bar that separates the kitchen and living room. The wall under the bar is filthy and I've wanted hubby to tile it since we moved into the house. Well, almost three years later, I finally figured out that wasn't going to happen. Yes, I know I'm slow! :-) I found this faux technique and did the wall. We all LOVE much so that we decided to paint the ENTIRE interior of our house. Yes, you may laugh at me!

Masterbedroom: DONE.

Hall: DONE

Entryway: DONE

Kitchen: Not done....and now hubby has left on a major job for work for 8-10 if I'm going to climb a 6 ft. ladder and finish it!!! All that is left is the small inch or so next to the ceiling!

Living room: not even started, but that's better than not being finished!

OOOHHHHHH how I hate unfinished projects that I can't finish!!! So, should your honey do list not be long enough, feel free to send him my way and I can find plenty o' work for him! :-)

Monday, September 14, 2009

Uninvited Guests

We have uninvited guests in our attic and garage: MICE!!! Cute in a story, not when they are leaving poop on your stuff and it is just plain creepy!!!! Thank the Lord they've never ventured into the casa!

We've set traps and have moved onto poison. You can see holes in the insulation where they are burrowing!! I have stuff up in the attic that I need to get to, but I won't go up there b/c I don't want to accidentally run into one.

We think we have curbed the problem, but they have now decided they like the view from the pool and are burrowing in the dirt between the pool and flower bed!!! YIKES! Silly little creatures. So, now there is poison hidden out there (have child, don't want her or the dog getting ahold of it!). Not my idea of fun!!!

Sunday, September 13, 2009


ETA of Baby Girl: January 17, 2010

Saturday, September 12, 2009


Did you know that at our local Home Depot we have pirates? Well we have at least one, according to my child.

We are strolling through the HM, in the ORANGE car-cart (which, BTW, is not easy to manage) and there is a gentleman with a lot of hair, not well brushed and a very unkept beard.

"Momma, is he a pirate?"

OMG, did he hear that???? Is he going to come and get us? "No baby, he's not a pirate." And walk as quickly away as we can!!!

Friday, September 11, 2009


How well do you take them? When someone gives you a compliment, do you say a thank you and let it go? Or are you like me and have to explain where it came from, or how old it is?

I've been listening to others and I'm not the only one with this weird problem. By why is this????

Just pondering.....

Thursday, September 10, 2009


This is a dress from Hawaii (her dancing dress as she calls it), a pair of purple leggings and slippers! This is what she wore to school today (minus the shoes b/c it was actually raining when we left the house and she didn't want to get them wet!).

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

No Comments Necessary

So....yes, I am WELL aware of the distance between posts. You think that I don't realize this? If I told you my life was hectic, would you believe it? It is, but whose isn't?

Basically, I need a Blog Babysitter, to come occupy my child for a small bit of time while I blog. Crazy, huh? I have a LIST of things to blog about...just not the time. By the time child is in bed, I'm too exhausted to even THINK about getting on the computer!!

So, yes, feel sorry for me and pray that I find the strength to find my blog list and get off my duff and post!!! Love ya and miss ya!!! :-) AND have LOTS to tell ya about!