Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Picture Wednesday

Country = Bugs. I saw a sticker in Wal-Mart (harry calls it the evil empire) that said "Smile Now, Pay Later". That's what these little ants are doing. Unknowingly, just a little bit of this can wipe out their own people. Just because they entered MY house. (So, I would represent Satan I guess - in this story). Whether it be us entering into gossip (the leading terro for woman - little goes a LONG way), profanity, disobedience, or a general terro lifestyle....They entered my house and I got 'em. It looked great for them, having a good time out of the rain, with plenty of sugar laying around - feasting time....tomorrow there may be one or two left, then none the next day. Share the terro, get 'em all. This has been big for me - these ants have actually done me a favor this spring. Do I really want to infect my brothers and sisters, husband and children because I have a down day? I could always find some way to be an encouragement - obedience.

Let me introduce you to....Mud Man. Rolling around after the storms in his underwear. Can't beat that.

These are our closest neighbors.......zoomed in.

So many nights I stare at this sky with all different colors and think "Lord, how beautiful. And you must look at this like I look at my first scrapbooking pages. As if to say they are okay, but look WHAT ELSE I made? I can't wait to see."

and here is the trouble, there's not a frog in the garbage can, or any bugs. It's empty. but awefully fun to stare at. Harry, so many days I completely take you for granted, picking at the things I would change about you. So sorry. This comes to mind now because I look at this picture in two ways. One - what a fun dad, joining in with the girls looking into an empty garbage can because they get a kick out of it. And two - why are they staring into it? Do they think the new garbage bag magically appears? Get on it, children! :)

LOVE when I catch these two doing the same things at the same times. Like holding their spoons with their right hand, and eating yogurt with their left....meaning no spoon. And yogurt all. over.

I think I will be okay now.....for the record.

Saturday, May 24, 2008



/fɔrˈlɔrn/ [fawr-lawrn] –adjective
1. desolate or dreary; unhappy or miserable, as in feeling, condition, or appearance.
2. lonely and sad; forsaken.
3. expressive of hopelessness; despairing: forlorn glances.
4. bereft; destitute: forlorn of comfort.
In her defense, she has had 4 back teeth coming in for the last couple weeks. But, oh my. Not in her defense, how does "the teeth excuse" explain this face for anyone except Mom and Dad?
SING with me,
Oooooh it's Corn, Corn, Corn
That makes you feel forlorn
on the FARM, on the FARM...
Oh it's Corn, Corn, Corn
That makes you feel forlorn
on the hinky dinky double dee FARM

Thursday, May 22, 2008


So, we live out here in the middle of nowhere, and I was getting tired of the skunks and the FEAR of going out into that open night to get something out the van because I'm that much of a chicken. Wanted a dog to shoo animals and (ahem, the cats - Harry, pretend you didn't read that) and mean people, you get the point. I am a scardy dork and just needed a dog. But what do I want in a dog? Let's see (this was my list of what to look for in a dog). Doing a LIST.
1. Doesn't sniff butts
2. Doesn't beg for food
3. If you don't want to pet it, it goes away.
4. Chases animals away (and the gray cat)
5. Won't jump up on anyone
6. Good with kids!!!
7. Won't run off all the time
8. Is nice to visitors
9. Doesn't sniff their butts either
10. Won't knock my kids down, and scare them
11. Older dog (out of the puppy-biting stage)
12. Can't be an indoor dog
13. No Black Dogs
14. Hunting capabilities
So, a friend called and said there was a dog in the credit union swap sheet, so we called and went to look at her. Beautiful dog, 4 years old, lived out on a farm before with 1 and 3 year old children, and parents are divorcing (and I assume moving) so could not keep her. She was living in a heated garage all summer in town. It did not take long to decide we wanted her to join us out on the "rinky dinky double dee farm". Asked what he wanted for her, and he says "nothing, I just want to see her go to a good home". WOO! Do you KNOW how much dogs are?? Humane Society had over 100 on their adoption price, I was happy. Sadie is her name, and we went to Wal-Mart to grab some quick things (like food and a chain, so she wasn't exactly FREE). Took her home and put her on one of those cables staked into the ground. She was on it for a day, then walked her around the perimeter of the yard so she would know boundaries, and *note: I'm sure she was holding back on commenting on how big of a DORK I was because she knew this farm business well. Let her off the leash the next day, and she hasn't been back on since. Has not run off once, goes on point (which means she's a HUNTER, hehe - maybe her and I can go get some pheasant), GREAT with the kids, just say she meets ALL my criteria for what I want in a dog! Here she is, she has become part of our family very quickly....and have smelled no more skunks around here! And the gray cat is no longer meowing for food at my door! I would like that cat better if she would let anyone pet her (for the record!).

And she takes a WHOLE lot of abuse by these two! They knock her down, pull her hair, and try to ride on her. We've had her for a month, and she has never bit or sniffed butts. :) She needed a place to RUN without restraint. Really, we have been great for each other.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Our Picnic Today. What a day.

Yes, that is jelly above the middle name, not a glitch. :)

Thursday, May 01, 2008 they call it that for "me me"?

Mel tagged me.

my job is to think of 6 words or phrases that best describe me.

Here are the rules:

1. Write your own six-word memoir.

2. Post it on your blog and include a visual illustration if you’d like.

3. Link to the person who tagged you in your post.

4. Tag five more blogs with links.

5. Remember to leave a comment on the tagged blogs with an invitation to play.

so here we go..
Here are six words/phrases that best depict who I am:

1. Musical

2. Crafty

3. Caretaker

4. Organized
(I didn't say it couldn't be an organized mess, but I know where it is!)

5. Cheap :)

6. Prepared

I know, I know, my vocabulary is so well-developed. I tag.... Angela, Tina, Sarah, Chris, and Heth. Sorry if you have already done it and I tagged you! If that's you, please disregard number 4 and 6 of my blog. :)