Monday, August 31, 2009

Sleepless Night

Last Wednesday night I didn't get much sleep at all. Baby woke up A LOT! It reminded me of when he was a newborn only I think he woke up even more often. We went to bed about midnight and at around 1:30am I heard cries. I got up and rocked him back to sleep only to have him cry out again at about 4am. Again I rocked him back to sleep. At about 5:30am he woke up and needed rocked again. My alarm went off at 7:30am so I could get up, get around, and get my daughter ready and off to school. Boy was I tired that morning. I think my son is trying to cut some new teeth. That was the only night he has woke up THAT many times. Thank goodness! Running on such a short amount of sleep makes for a very long and tiresome day.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

French Toast

Mmmmm mmmm good! I love French toast whether it is for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Picture this, nice fresh hot off the stove French toast smothered in butter and drowning in syrup. Can you see it? Can you taste it? I could this morning! Know what made it even better? It was made for me by my hubby so I didn't even have to cook! Paired up with a nice big ol' glass of orange juice and I had a wonderful tasty breakfast. Now I know I could have included a picture so you could have had a visual along with this description but there was just not time to be snapping a photo. I was too busy eating! Are you hungry now?

Treat Jar

On Monday, August 17th, we went to the school for the Kindergarten Meet And Greet. Tuesday, August 18th was the first day of school for our daughter. On Saturday, August 22nd the woman who lives next door called and asked if she could come over. She had something for our daughter. I told her yes, that would be fine so she came over a few minutes later.

With her she brought a big jar that had a lot of change in it and a few one dollar bills. Apparently in her family she has a tradition that takes place when each of her grandchildren had started Kindergarten. They got to put their hand in what she calls the "treat jar". However much money their little hand could pull out was theirs to keep and spend. They could only use the one hand though. She let our little girl be a part of this tradition. Our daughter's little hand pulled out $4.14. She put it with her money she was already saving. She had $1.00 from the tooth fairy, $1.00 from a woman who gave it to her who had come to a yard sale we had this summer, and her earnings from her chore chart she has recently begun to do small little things around the house from to earn some money. She is saving up to buy a Mermaid Barbie. With the money she got from the "treat jar" she is over half way there.

I thought it was such a sweet nice thing our neighbor did. She reminds me a lot of my grandparents and is about their age too. She has always been so nice to all of us. We exchange gifts at Christmas and she brings the kids things on occasion. I think she enjoys watching our kids grow up. She's lived here in our neighborhood since her children were little so she's been here for many many years and knows a lot of the neighbors. It's really hard to find such nice people in this world now a days but there are still some around.

A Love Tiara

This is a picture that my daughter drew and I colored. My daughter LOVES LOVES LOVES it when I blog about her whether it is something she said or did. As long as it is about her she is happy! She doesn't sound like she loves to be the center of attention or anything, does she?

This morning I had her practicing how to write her name five times since she is five years old. Now she already knows how to write her name in capital letters and has for quite some time but now that she is in school the teacher wants her to write it in lower case letters in the style of writing the school teaches. So when I had her start practicing she wanted to draw a picture for me to write my name on and color when she was all done writing her name. I told her I would and I did.

The picture she drew she said is called a love tiara. She picked the colors I was to color it with. Blue for the heart and pink for the tiara. I had to write my name at the top of the page too. I have a feeling that part came about because she has to write her name at the top of her papers for school.

It's so funny around here when her and I do stuff like this. Most of the time when we are done she will say something like, "Are you going to take a picture?" or "Now you have to blog about it." Geez, blog about her one time and now she thinks that is all I want to write about. Kids! Gotta love them!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Tootsie Rolls

How many licks does it take to get to the tootsie roll center of a tootsie pop? I have no clue but I do know that I really like the fruit flavored tootsie rolls! There are cherry, lemon, orange, and lime ones. I do believe I like them better than the chocolate ones. Yes, I said it. I like fruit better than chocolate! What stinks is that as far as I know you can only get the fruit flavored tootsie rolls in the bags of assorted candy. If you can buy just the fruit flavored ones in a bag of their own then I am unaware of that. If someone knows differently please let me know!

Now to end this blog I am going to attempt to get a song stuck in your head. You can thank me later!

The world looks mighty good to me
Cuz tootsie rolls are all I see
Whatever it is I think I see
Becomes a tootsie roll to me
Tootsie roll
How I love your chocolately chew
Tootsie roll
I think I'm in love with you
Whatever it is I think I see
Becomes a tootsie roll to me

Be sure to let me know how long you are singing that song for! You're very welcome! To see the old commercial with the song playing go here. Now the song will REALLY be stuck in your head! Glad I could be of assistance!

Friday, August 28, 2009

School Fundraisers

As any of you who have been following my blog know, my daughter started Kindergarten last week. Of course, along with being in school comes the fundraisers they do. Yes, on just the 8th day of school they sent home the first of who knows how many fundraisers. We don’t expect anyone to buy anything but I am going to tell you about it just in case any of you are interested in making a purchase. So here goes my sales pitch.

The first thing that the school is having the kids sell is a coupon book called Entertainment 2010. It has over $16,000 in everyday savings. You can save with card savings, coupons that are in the book, and also coupons you can print more of online. As with pretty much any of the school fundraisers the kids get to win prizes for every so many things they sell. With this particular one, she only has to sell one to win the lowest prize on the list. Of course she will be getting that because obviously we’re going to buy one. In order to win a “Fuzzy Monkey” which she wants she needs to sell at least two books total. We’re hoping she can at least reach that goal. There are different editions based on many cities throughout the US. There are also Canadian editions too.

I figured it wouldn’t hurt to at least blog about this. You never know. One of you might like getting this type of book. So if anyone is interested just let me know and we’ll make arrangements to get the money from you. You can either leave a comment letting me know you are interested or contact me via my Etsy shop here. Thanks so much for reading this!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Joys Of Children

Baby drool, baby boogers, baby poop, oh my! Yep, with an almost 11 month old you get a little of all three of those things quite often. Well, tonight I had my fair share of all three in a very short amount of time.

Let's start with the baby drool. My son got some on my leg and then proceeded to play with it and smear it all over. Bet you are probably smiling now aren't you?

Moving on to baby boogers. I'm sitting on the couch eating some Cow Tracks ice cream. Mmmm mmmm good! It is vanilla ice cream with little pieces of chocolate, caramel filled chocolate cows, and the liquid caramel topping. I had just been holding my son prior to this. I look at my shoulder and see what I thought was a little piece of chocolate that I had some how missed my mouth with. Ummmm....nope! Wasn't chocolate! Yep, you're right! It was a booger! Good thing I didn't just put it in my mouth thinking it was chocolate. That would have been nasty! Bet you are probably laughing now aren't you?

And last but not least is baby poop. I was holding my son and smelled poop. Checked his diaper and sure enough he was dirty. Not just dirty but really dirty with it coming out the sides of the diaper and all. Ever notice how they always seem to wait until AFTER their bath to do their business? I took him into the bedroom to change him. As soon as I layed him down I looked at my arm. Yep, you guessed it. It had baby poop on it. Ewwwww! Got to love hubby! While he changed the diaper I went in and washed my arms. I felt like a surgeon getting ready to operate. I could only see and feel that one arm was dirty but I lathered up both arms to my elbows with soap just to be on the safe side. Bet you are kind of grossed out now aren't you?

Even after all the baby drool, baby boogers, and baby poop tonight I still wouldn't trade my little boy in for anything! It is all a bit gross at times but definitely less gross when it is your own child and not someone else's.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Losing Someone You Love

I am going to let you know ahead of time that this blog post is not going to be one of my short, sweet, or funny posts that I like to normally write for you. As most of you know who have been following my blog for awhile now, I have a very good friend of more than 18 years, whose mom has terminal cancer. Unfortunately at this point it is just a waiting game as to when she will take her last breath. Her time is definitely going faster than any of us had hoped. I wish she could have had more time to enjoy things before becoming so sick.

My heart goes out to my friend. She and her mom are on my mind and in my thoughts quite frequently. I just feel so awful for her and wish I could make everything better. Since that is not possible I am making sure she knows I am here for her if she needs me. She knows I am just a phone call away. I've told her to call me whenever she needs to no matter what time of day or night it is. I feel like I should be right there by her side helping her. I probably would if I didn't have my son. With him being just a baby it would probably be more of a hassle to have us there than a help.

I've got to tell you that I think my friend is an amazing person for being there for her mom the way she has been there. She really should be proud of what she has been doing for her mom and what she will be continuing to do for her. For the most part, she has been doing everything for her mom and I mean everything. She was the one taking her to nearly every doctor appointment before the treatments stopped. She is the one who helps bathe her mom and feed her. She gives her her medicine and helps her in and out of bed to use the restroom. I am so so proud of her! Not everyone would step up and do what she is doing. Heck, not everyone in her family is stepping up. She has a sister and a brother who I don't think have helped much. I have a feeling that all my friend is doing for her mom means the world to her. She may not necessarily say so but I just have this feeling. She only wants my friend to help her with things and give her medicine. That right there in my opinion means she loves, trusts, and appreciates her help. My friend said that she told her mom that she hoped she was as good to her as her mom had been to her mom. My friend said her mom smiled so that right there to me meant a thousand words. To me it was her way of saying thank you to my friend for all that she is doing. I know it is very tough right now for my friend having to see her mom like this. I'm sure she is tired, stressed, sad, angry, and who knows what other emotions right now. In the end though I think she is going to be glad she was there and glad she did all the things she has done and will do to help her mom in her last days.

As if my friend needed anything else to worry about she is also facing a tough decision. She has been battling whether or not to tell her 9 year old daughter what exactly is going on. I think she knows something is not right since the hospice nurses have been to the house so often and her grandma is obviously ill but I don't think she knows that her grandma will not be with them much longer. My friend faces the decision of telling her and then having her constantly thinking about it while also trying to concentrate on school or not telling her and just having her find out when the time comes. It is a very tough choice. I mean, do you tell her and then have her sit there and think, "My grandma is going to die anytime." Do you not tell her and then take away her chance to say her good-byes? Such a hard choice but I know my friend will figure out the best way to handle it. She knows her daughter better than anyone and will know which way would be easier for her.

She e-mailed me last night and tonight. In last night's e-mail she said her mom was talking "crazy" talk and having hallucinations. In tonight's e-mail she said that the "crazy" talk went on all night long last night. She ended up calling her brother and he came. They sat up with their mom all night last night and all day today. My friend had the nurse come today and she asked her about it all. Apparently it is called Terminal Restlessness. It's when they are ready to go and start having anxiety, agitation, and get restless. My friend thinks it is just a matter of days before her mom is gone. The nurse told them it could be days, weeks, or months but my friend really thinks it will just be days. Her mom has said she is ready and told my friend to have everyone that wants to, to come over, to have their chance to say good-bye.

Kudos to my friend's husband too! He has been there for her and helped her to be able to get though this. I'm sure it can't be easy for him to watch her and her family go through something like this. I just keep saying prayers for my friend and her family that they will have the strength they need to get though. I keep praying that my friend's mom will not be in any pain and that when it is her time to leave us it will be peaceful and painless. I know not everyone believes in the power of prayer but I am a firm believer in it and will keep saying them!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Lunch Box Notes

Just a quick little blog tonight so I don't fall even further behind than I already am! On the first day of school I put a little note in my daughter's lunch box. It said her name, have a great first day at school, we love you, love mommy, daddy, and her little brother's name. That night she wanted me to put a note in her lunch the next day too that said the same thing only have it say have a great second day at school. She continues to want me to put a note in her lunch box each day. I cut the paper in the shape of a heart. She really likes it when the hearts are big though. One day it was a tad smaller and she told me she wanted a big heart. I have absolutely no problem writing her a little note each and every day for her to find at lunchtime. It means a lot to me that she loves it so much! It's so cute! She says it makes her miss me and feel loved. I think she is really enjoying school but glad to see me when she gets home. I might just have to cut a whole bunch of paper hearts out and have them ready to go though so I don't have to make one each and every day!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Saving Juice

Just wanted to share a little story of something that happened on my daughter's first day of school. I think it will bring a smile to your face. For those of you who have children of your own, this little story may bring back to mind similar stories about your own kids.

For a little while before school had started we had been telling our daughter that she was going to have to start talking less while she was eating. We told her at school she would only have so much time to eat and if she talked too much she wouldn't have enough time to finish all her food.

While walking home on the first day of school I had asked her if she ate all her lunch. She said, "No, and I didn't talk." I told her she must have or she would have had time. She still insisted that she didn't. For her lunch that day I had packed her a peanut butter sandwich, (because the child does not like jelly for some reason), some plain potato chips, a package of fruit snacks, an oreo cookie, and a juice box. I asked her if she ate the sandwich. She said yes. I asked her if she ate the potato chips and she said yes. She didn't eat the cookie or the fruit snacks though. Isn't she such a good little girl to eat her meal before her dessert even when away from mommy? I'm so proud of her! The last thing in her lunch was the juice box. Now keep in mind that her lunch box is one that is a soft insulated tote box bag similar to this one here. When I asked if she drank all of it she said, "No, just half of it." I asked her what she did with it. Had she thrown it away? She said that she had saved it. Yep, you guessed it! A partial juice box was now a spilled all over her lunch box, leaked through and soaked her change of clothes in her back pack, juice box. I told her from now on if she doesn't have time to drink it all to just throw it away because we can't save it like that anymore. That was the only day she didn't finish her juice box.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

My Favorites

So I was bored this morning and decided to add up what it would cost to purchase ALL my favorites I've saved in my Etsy shop. Some are items I want for me while others are things I think family and friends would like.! I need a lot of cash to buy everything! The grand total NOT including shipping was $907.50! Yikes! I'm going to have to make A LOT of sales to make that much money! Yep, guess that's why it is called a "want" list. I'll be wanting them for awhile I think.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

How To Plant Your Garden

This was in an e-mail that I received tonight. I thought it was worth sharing! Enjoy!

How To Plant Your Garden:

First, you come to the garden alone,
While the dew is still on the roses....



1. Peace of mind
2. Peace of heart
3. Peace of soul


1. Squash gossip
2. Squash indifference
3. Squash grumbling
4. Squash selfishness


1. Lettuce be faithful
2. Lettuce be kind
3. Lettuce be patient
4. Lettuce really love one another


1. Turnip for meetings
2. Turnip for service
3. Turnip to help one another


1. Thyme for each other
2. Thyme for family
3. Thyme for friends
4. Thyme for prayer


Living in 2009

I received this in an e-mail this morning and thought so much of it was true that you all might have fun reading it. Enjoy!


1. You accidentally enter your password on the microwave.

2. You haven't played solitaire with real cards in years.

3. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of 3.

4. You e-mail the person who works at the desk next to you.

5. Your reason for not staying in touch with friends and family is that they don't have e-mail addresses.

6. You pull up in your own driveway and use your cell phone to see if anyone is home to help you carry in the groceries.

7. Every commercial on television has a web site at the bottom of the screen.

8. Leaving the house without your cell phone, which you didn't have the first 20 or 30 (or 60) years of your life, is now a cause for panic and you turn around to go and get it.

10. You get up in the morning and go on line before getting your coffee.

11. You start tilting your head sideways to smile. : )

12. You're reading this and nodding and laughing.

13. Even worse, you know exactly to whom you are going to forward this message.

14. You are too busy to notice there was no #9 on this list.

15. You actually scrolled back up to check that there wasn't a #9 on this list.


Go on, forward this to your friends. You know you want to.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

My Second Featured Etsian!

Today rather than write about my adorable little girl or my handsome little boy I have decided to feature my second fellow Etsian here on my blog. Don't worry! I will most likely be back to sharing stories about my kids tomorrow! Today I am featuring another woman who placed a bid on my Alchemy request some time ago for rainbow soap. It seems that when I place requests on Alchemy I just don't have the heart to turn everyone down so I usually end up accepting more than one bid. That's good for sellers but bad for my pocket book! I'm glad I chose two shops in the case of the rainbow soap request though. I received five of the adorable little soap in the picture. They arrived to me well packaged in their own little ziplock baggies with a professional looking label attached. They smell absolutely amazing and they were made by I purchased them in order to pair them up with some of my rainbow face scrubbies which I have finally had the chance to do. They can be seen here in my shop with this cute little soap. Be sure to go and check out all the other great looking soaps in her shop! She has candles too, plus more! Go have a look! You know you want to!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

First Day Of Kindergarten

My husband and I walked up to the school with the baby in the stroller today to pick up our daughter after her first full day as a Kindergartner. We left our house about 15 minutes before school was to let out. In front of the school there were two benches to sit on so we took a seat.

Soon after teachers and school helpers came out with walkie talkies. They have the people picking up children in their cars park in two lanes leaving the third lane for the school buses. If your child is what they call a "parent pick-up" you have a bright pink laminated paper with the child's name on it. If in your car, you are to put the paper on your dash. If you walk up like we did, you just hold your paper. One of the teachers or school helpers will then say the name of the child into a walkie talkie to someone inside the cafeteria with all the kids. Someone then brings out your child.

I noted today that if I ever have to drive to pick up my daughter, which I know I will if it is raining or really cold, I plan to be there EARLY to get in the front of the car line as the cars were lined WAY down the street. Total chaos! Glad we walked today! Now we have a heads up as to what to expect if we ever do drive.

Ummmm......yeah, they were not very organized at first. The woman said our daughter's name numerous times along with a lot of other kid's names. None of them came out. We were beginning to think that her walkie talkie wasn't working properly. She then went in and said our daughter's name a few times in the cafeteria where she was suppose to be. When she came back out without our daughter we began to wonder what on Earth was going on! She asked us, "Are you sure she didn't go somewhere else?" I flat out told her, "She better not have because I told her teacher she was a parent pick-up." She then had me go inside to see if I saw my daughter in the cafeteria. I went in and there she was. Whew! Can you imagine if they had lost her on the first day! I would have had a cow! A big one! I made sure that my daughter knows to always be listening for them to call her name from now on. I'm thinking she didn't realize she needed to do so today. I mean, it was her first school day ever.

Well, after some hugs, kisses, and I missed yous we set out from the school on our short walk home. We only live one block from the school. So, yes, it is just a short little stroll. Really nice to be so close. On our walk home we saw one of the girls in my daughter's class walking home with her little brother and her dad. Of course my daughter said hello and was talking to her. I then introduced myself and my husband to the little girl's dad. It was really nice to have already met one of the other parents. I think he enjoyed meeting us too and made a comment about now knowing other kids in the neighborhood. I have a feeling the girls are going to be friends and playing together before we know it.

After we got home, I had told my husband I wanted to do something special for our daughter for being so brave and having a great first day. Instead of giving her a new toy, which goodness knows she does not need, I gave her two choices. We could either go to Chick-Fil-A where she LOVES to play in the play area or we could go out for Sonic ice cream after eating supper at home. She chose to go to Chick-Fil-A so that is where we went. Funny thing is that apparently we weren't the only ones with this idea. There were at least two other Kindergartners there too. Great minds think alike I guess!

We talked a lot about what she did at school today. They went to the gym, played outside, drew a picture that the teacher kept in a jouranal, and had a small rest time where they laid their heads on their desks. She said she had fun eating lunch in the cafeteria. She told me the rhyme they learned for when walking in the hall.
It went like this:
Hands behind my back
I'm standing straight and tall
Now I'm ready for the hall

Overall she said she had a great day at school. She said she had lots of fun. I don't think we will have a problem getting her to go back. She said she is ready. I hope she will always love school so much! Only time will tell!

First Morning Of Kindergarten

Today was my daughter's first day of Kindergarten. She did very well when we dropped her off at the school this morning. She is normally a very sensitive, shy child when it comes to doing something new so I was worried she would be upset or even cry. After meeting her teacher yesterday afternoon she kept giving me mixed signals. One moment she was sure she was ready and not scared. The next moment she was a little scared and wanted me to be there with her at school. I really did not know what to expect for sure from her this morning but I was leaning more towards her being a little scared. She proved me wrong like kids usually do. She was a tough, brave little girl this morning. She did amazing! I was so proud of her! She had fun with all the pictures we were taking. She hugged and kissed us bye without being sad. There were a few kids in her class who had tears. I was glad ours was not one of them. It just breaks your heart to see such sad little faces. We know she will do fantastic! Just to be sure she knew we were thinking of her I put a little note in her lunchbox that said, "Hope you have a great first day at school. We love you." My little rocket scientist already knows how to read all those words too so she won't have to ask anyone what it says. She is so smart! Can you tell I am such a proud mommy? I can't wait to go pick her up and see her little face. I'm looking forward to her talking my ear off and telling me all about her day! Can this day go any slower?

Monday, August 17, 2009

She's Starting School

The baby woke up early this morning. It was just before 6am or so. I rocked him back to sleep and then crawled back into bed myself. While laying there trying to fall back asleep I think the fact that my daughter starts Kindergarten tomorrow really hit me. We go to meet her teacher this afternoon. She then has her first full day of school tomorrow. I think this is going to be tough for all of us. My husband, myself, and our daughter. More so for my daughter and myself. When we took her for the Kindergarten Round-Up back in April she got tears in her eyes when it came time to go back so they could see what all she knew. I think she was scared to go with people she didn't know. We basically had to reassure her it was alright. She has pretty much always only been with me. When on occasion someone else has taken care of her besides her daddy it has almost always been a family member or a close friend who is like family. I am now going to have to trust total strangers to care for my child. This is tough considering the crazy world we now live in. Up to this point, my husband and I have basically bent over backwards to make it possible for me to be a stay at home mom caring for our children. Great childcare is so hard to find now a days so with me at home we have not had to worry about their care. I know all will probably be fine but there is still that fear. I just can't help it! She is my first baby! She'll always be my baby no matter how old she gets!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Further Behind

I know! I know! Now I am WAY behind on giving you a daily blog. This past weekend I was gone most of Friday having lunch with my mom, my kids, a friend, and her kids. After that mom, myself, and my kids ran a few errands before heading back to my mom's house to visit for a bit. When my hubby was leaving work he called me and we met him at home, packed our things, then left to go out of town for the weekend to see his family and some friends. While out of town I didn't really have a lot of time to be online. When we returned today we had some cleaning to do and a few errands to run. Crazy busy weekend for us! You know I will catch back up though so at some point you will have a lot of reading to do. So stay tuned!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

My Daughter's Drawing

The other night my daughter brought me this drawing that she had made. As you can see from the photo it is a drawing with lots and lots of hearts on it. When she handed it to me she said, "That means I love you 100%." sweet of her! She then took the paper in to show her daddy. I heard her tell him, "I love you both very much." Isn't she just the sweetest little girl? We sure think so!

28 Days

Not too long ago my hubby was out of town for work again so my daughter and I had one of our movie nights. After I put the baby to bed she and I will grab pillows and blankets. We then make ourselves comfy on the couches. We have been watching one of my movies instead of hers here lately. She likes to choose which one of my movies we watch even though she has no clue what they are even about. This last time she picked out the movie called 28 Days with Sandra Bullock. It is from the year 2000. Sandra Bullock plays a woman named Gwen who has a drinking problem and ends up in rehab after ruining her sister's wedding with her boyfriend Jasper. She struggles at first with rehab but in the end she and her sister end up reconciling. She also ends her relationship with Jasper after realizing she will be better off without him. I really liked this movie and would recommend it to anyone who has never seen it. I think Sandra Bullock is probably another one of my favorite actresses along with Julia Roberts. I wouldn't mind having all the movies that either one of these women have been in. With school starting next week, my daughter and I will no longer get to stay up late watching movies when my hubby is out of town for work so I don't know when I will be writing my next movie review for you. We may still do our movie tradition. It will just be at an earlier hour. We'll just have to wait and see how it goes.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

I Smell Bacon!

Hyvee used to have this box of ends and pieces of bacon that my hubby loved to buy. All of a sudden they decided not to have that brand anymore. We tried looking at another grocery store only to not be able to find it. I joked with hubby that if he ever found it again he was probably going to stock up on it and freeze it so he'd have a bunch of it. He even checked into to see about getting it. They had it on there but he wasn't sure how that worked. If it shipped right to you or if it shipped to the store and you picked it up? Well, he doesn't have to worry about it because when we went to the grocery store Sunday night Hyvee had it in stock again. Yep, you guessed it. He bought three boxes of it! Last night I was sitting at the computer thinking to myself that bacon sounded good. I said it outloud and the next thing I knew hubby was in the kitchen frying bacon. It was 9:45pm at night! Yeah, that was a very strange late night snack and oh so healthy too! It sure was tasty though! The house still smells like bacon today!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Missing Box

I'm a bit bummed over a box of stuff that apparently fell out of the truck when we were taking some boxes over to my mom's house for a yard sale we were going to have over this past weekend. I didn't even notice it was missing until a few hours into the yard sale. We thought maybe we might have just left it at home. After looking at home we decided it must have blown out of the truck and we just didn't know it. We retraced our route but didn't see the box. We did however find one thing on the side of the road that I believe I had packed in the missing box. Finding that item really makes us think it fell out of the truck and someone picked it up. I know it was just yard sale stuff so it shouldn't really matter right? We were trying to sell it and get rid of it anyway. Well, this box had a lot of really nice things in it. Some of which were things that we didn't ever use but still might have gone ahead and kept around had they not sold in the yard sale. My only hope is that whomever happened upon the box was someone who could really use the money from it if they were to sell it or maybe it was someone who could really use the items in the box for themselves or their family. I'm a firm believer in that saying, "Everything happens for a reason." So this box was obviously meant for someone other than us.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

I Was Caught Up

So as of Thursday's blog I was all caught up with all the days I had missed blogging. I had a blog for all to read for each day since I signed up. Ummmm....yeah, that lasted all of one day! I'm now two days behind since I didn't blog on Friday or Saturday. Ooops! Now it is time to play catch up again. Hmmm....what to write for your reading eyes to read? I'll think of something! Stay tuned!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Paddy Cake Paddy Cake

I know one version of the paddy cake song from when I grew up and my hubby knows another version of it from when he was a kid. Let's see which one you know or maybe you have heard a completely different one than what either of us have heard.

Here's the version I know:

Paddy cake paddy cake
Baker's man
Bake me a cake
As fast as you can
Roll it up
Roll it up
Mark it with a B
And throw it in the oven
For the baby and me

Here's the version that my hubby knows:

Paddy cake paddy cake
Baker's man
Bake me a cake
As fast as you can
Roll it up
Roll it up
Pick pick pick
Throw it in the oven
Quick quick quick

Now which one sounds more familiar?

The T.V. Remote

Around our house we seem to misplace the remote control for the t.v. Not sure how we manage to always do this but we do. The last time we lost it we couldn't find it for weeks. Yes, I said weeks. We ended up finding it under my computer desk which is in the living room. Obviously we do not watch a lot of television so therefore even though the remote was missing we did not really seem to mind much. Well, tonight my hubby asked if we lost the remote again. Yep, we did. I've looked in all the couch cushions and cannot find it. Hmmm....wonder if it will be gone for weeks again this time?

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Packages I Got Today

My daughter loves it when I blog about her. She loves it when I write about something she has said or done. Today she was pretending she had an online shop. She of course got the idea from the fact that I have an Esty shop. She took these building block boxes she has and used them to make "packages" that came in the mail for me.
Inside each package was something from her online shop. One package had a hair dryer and an anklet that was pink and purple. One package had a tube of strawberry scented lotion. The last package had a blue and yellow bracelet. Doesn't she just have some wonderful items in her shop? You want to go make a purchase now don't you?

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

His Favorite Toy

Pictured on this blog is what I believe to be one of my little boy's favorite toys. He will push it a little ways on the floor, crawl to it, and push it again. He'll do this for quite some time all over the living room. He'll sit and chew on it too. If you push on the top of it, it plays music but I'm not sure he knows how to make it do that yet. Out of all the toys we have for him I think this is one of the ones he plays with for the longest amount of time and the most often played with toy he has. I think my grandparents are the ones who gave it to him. What a great choice they made! Yay grandma and grandpa!

Monday, August 3, 2009

How Fights Start

So I'm sitting here trying to decide what I want to blog about tonight. Nothing is really coming to mind. I decided to go and read some e-mails I have that have been sitting in my inbox for awhile. I came across one with the subject being "How Fights Start". I read it and found part of them a bit funny so I decided to share them with you. Hopefully they will at least give you a little smile! Enjoy!

One year, a husband decided to buy his
mother-in-law a cemetery plot as a Christmas gift.
The next year, he didn't buy her a gift.
When she asked him why, he replied, "Well, you still
haven't used the gift I bought you last year!"
And that's how the fight started.....

I asked my wife, 'Where do you want to go for our anniversary?'
It warmed my heart to see her face melt in sweet appreciation.
'Somewhere I haven't been in a long time!' she said.
So I suggested, 'How about the kitchen?'
And that's when the fight started.....

My wife and I are watching Who Wants To Be A Millionaire while we
were in bed. I turned to her and said, 'Do you want to have sex?'
'No,' she answered. I then said, 'Is that your final answer?'
She didn't even look at me this time, simply saying 'Yes.'
So I said, 'Then I'd like to phone a friend.'
And that's when the fight started.....

My wife sat down on the couch next to me as I was flipping
the channels. She asked, 'What's on TV?' I said, 'Dust.'
And then the fight started.....

My wife was hinting about what she wanted for our upcoming
anniversary. She said, 'I want something shiny that goes from 0 to
200 in about 3 seconds.' I bought her a scale.
And then the fight started.....

My wife and I were sitting at a table at her high school
reunion and she kept staring at a drunken man swigging
his drink as he sat alone at a nearby table.
I asked her , 'Do you know him?' 'Yes,' she sighed,
'He's my old boyfriend. I understand he took to drinking
right after we split up those many years ago, and
I hear he hasn't been sober since.' 'My God!' I said,
'who would think a person could go on celebrating that long?'
And then the fight started.....

My Sunday

So once again I have fallen further behind on my blog. My goal is to blog something for all to read on a daily basis and I am not doing well at reaching my goal. I believe I still owe you a few blogs. One of these days I will catch up. I hope! Yesterday was a busy, full day for us. I got up and had a quick bowl of cereal for breakfast. Then I went around and tidied up the house and showered. About noon my mom, her boyfriend, my dad, and his wife all came over. The guys were going to help my hubby put up some new beams on our patio. The guys went out back to get to work. My daughter and my dad's wife stayed home with the guys while my mom, myself, and the baby all went to Sears to go shopping. We got a lot of great deals on some clothes, perfume, cologne, and shoes. All clearanced athletic shoes and children's shoes were on sale for buy one get one free so I got my daughter a new pair of sandals and a pair of tennis shoes to start her first day of kindergarten with. All of the already clearanced clothes were on sale too for an additional 40% off of the already clearanced prices. Couldn't pass that up! When we got back we had a bbq and sat around visiting for a bit. Once everyone left we ran up to Wal-mart and did some shopping, came home, and I finished up crocheting some hand towels. Then we gave the kids their baths and called it a night. Whew, what a busy, full Sunday!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

And The Winner Is.....

AND THE WINNER OF THE JULY SALES DRAWING IS........hollybeads! Congratulations! hollybeads just won a $20.00 gift certificate to our shop!


!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!SPECIAL DRAWING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
For the entire month of August any and all purchases no matter how big or small will get your name put into a drawing to win a $20.00 gift certificate to our shop! Buy one item, get your name in the drawing once! Buy two items, get your name in the drawing twice! And so on! One name from all the August sales will be drawn on September 1st!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Good luck to everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!