Saturday, March 28, 2009

Something seriously wrong with me

Yes this is a picture of a snake. Say hello to Rusty. Oh yea it even has a name. Cute huh? Not. Yes there must be something seriously wrong with me. Apparently 3 kids, 3 dogs and a damn rabbit are not enough, I had to agree to let my son Brendan get a snake. Yea whatever. He had to pay for it himself and he has to take care of it (unlike the damn rabbit I am still taking care of) So he has to feed it once a week. And guess what snakes not just other snakes...they eat mice. Little, bitty, baby, dead, frozen mice. Yea lucky, lucky me. So we have Rusty the snake living in his room in a tank. 2 bags of dead, frozen baby mice in my deep freeze. You can get 50 of those little babies for $20 and that is a sweet deal apparently. See last Sunday we skipped church all because there was a snake show in town. Yes they had a whole big room full of snakes, lizards, big, hairy,spiders, huge, live roaches and a freezer full of little mice, big mice and rabbits ( for the bigger snakes...if I had only known I could have done a trade, my damn rabbit for never mind that is not very nice.) And believe it or not this place was packed. It was held at the Viking on Watson. We had to pay to get in, yea that is where I want my hard earned money to go, to get into a room to see a bunch of snakes. And talk about a gathering of some interesting people. Lots of body art, tattoos and piercings ( and not just their ears) Wow it was a real experience. I have my good friend Tonya Sawyers to thank for this little adventure. Pay backs are hell.
So now we have a new addition to the family. He looks bigger than he is in the picture. He is no bigger around than my pinkie and about 1 1/2 foot long. And from what I understand Rusty will get up to 4 feet long....lord help please!!!!!!!!!!!

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Biggest Loser Show

I didnt get to see the show last night because we all went to the Blues hockey game, which was cool, Blues won 2-0. But I did record it and let me just say Tara Rocks!!!!!!!!! That girl pulled a car with an extra 257 lbs for a 1/2 mile and won the challenge and immunity. She is my hero.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Another day in paradise....not

It's been a couple of challenging days here lately. Austin has been running a fever gets up to 103, and only down to 100 with medicine. He hasnt been sleeping well at night, which means I havent either.I have had him in bed with us but he wakes up and wants me to lay on the couch with him, why I dont know the bed is so much more comfortable. If it continues today I am taking him to urgent care since he also has a sore throat, maybe strep.
Tim went back to the cardiologist on Friday and so far everything is coming back normal, except for his blood pressure, it is still running high. So he wants to do another MRI/MRA of the renal arteries and glands. The dr. said that is what actually controls the blood pressure, I didnt know that. Anyway that is schedule for the 19th and 20th. Since Tim has been off work he has gotten alot done around the house. The laundry room is almost done, new flooring, doors and painted. The kitchen flooring is in, just need to get the trim work finished. And this past week has been working on cleaning out the basement....that is almost as good as getting the shed up....almost but not quite. I will take pics and post later sometime when it is all done.
Since Austin was sick Saturday I missed being a vendor at a crop, which means I also didnt get any work done. I havent done any scrapbooking since the Beaufort Crop and that was last month. Maybe later today I can spend some time down stairs.
Just wanted to touch base and catch up here.
Love ya mean it

Monday, March 9, 2009

Interesting news today

I had an interesting email today from I Remember When
"It is with a heavy heart I announce that effective immediately we are closing I Remember When as it currently exists. As you know, this economy has taken a toll on every type of business, and the craft market is no exception. Unfortunately, as every company must make changes to survive this financial crisis, Xyron has had to take a hard look at our situation and make some difficult decisions.
Chris Phillips
President Xyron Inc."
Well I had been talking about getting out of the "Vendor business" looks like it's a done deal now......
Now what am I going to do with all my extra products.....hmmmm....sounds like a sale to me.
I have just a few more events this year, the last one being May 2nd. So you may want to come by and get it while it lasts.
I will post more info again soon.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Crazy Weather

Boy you can tell this is Missouri, one day we have snow and it was very cold, all weekend (2 weeks ago) the high was in the 30's.

Then one day last week, Wednesday I think it was the day ( I should remember, but I dont, too tired) it was beautiful and hit 73 degrees.
Today is Thur. March 5th and it was another beautiful day, spring is in the air and I have cabin fever so bad. It hit 75 degrees. Hopefully winter is over
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The Women

I was watching the movie The Women the other night and in a scene where the main character(Meg Ryan) is saying goodbye to one of her friends, she waves goodbye and says"Love ya, mean it".....that's my goodbye phase.
Cute movie, check it out sometime.
Bye for now
Love ya, mean it!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Growing up

Wow, they grow up so fast!! Where has the time gone???? This is my baby, Austin, he is 11, going on 20. He was getting dressed for church. Usually he will dress pretty causally, but on this day he wanted to get all dressed up. He showed me the outfit before he put it on and was holding a black tie. He said "mom,I was going to wear this tie with the suit, but I think I will save it for when I get married and wear at my wedding" OOOOHHHHHH, just makes my heart melt. So instead he picked out a striped tie. He just looked so grown up with the jacket, dress shoes, belt. He can even tie his own neck tie himself. I didnt have time to take the picture before we left for church so I had to take when we got home, he had already taken the tie off in the van. He had enough of being dressed up by then.

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Thursday, March 5, 2009

Valentines cards

I havent shared a project for awhile, been working too much to show anything that's anymore recent than Valentines Day, since I havent had time to work on anything lately. I am so in need of some scrapbook/papercrafting therapy! Anyway here are a few cards I made for my DH and my boys.

This one I used brown and pink card stock. Nestabilities(large scallop circle die)cut with the Cuttlebug for the center, stamped the heart. Pink and brown dotted ribbon

Valentines paper background, red card stock and white Bazzill Bling cut with Nestabilities(lable one die) in the Cuttlebug. Heart flocked sticker, red decorative ribbon with white pearls

Valentines paper, red card stock, white Bazzill Bling cut with Nestabilities (label), using the Cuttlebug. White dotted sheer ribbon and "love" rub on

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