8.30.2013

Having a sister is like having a best friend you can't get rid of. You know whatever you do they'll still be there.-Amy Li

Girl Scouts.

message from Sara about Daisy's for Piper....sent her info on upcoming stuff. made events for ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL? (Princeton vs. Gallatin game Sept. 20) and NATURE CALLS OUTDOOR EXPERIENCES at McFall Oct. 27. best part? no girls at my house, don't have to plan anything for them to do....activity is already set!

possibly hottest day EVER in the hog barn.....

picked up quarters (to wash truck for parade...which I DID! :)& subs from Gumps for Katie, her friend Adrienne who was here, and myself. took Adrienne to meet up with Kasen and a load of people headed to Milan FB game. Katie back to Mercer for another scorching nite at the carnival. I'm opting for a/c, an iced pepsi, a dark living room, and some tv time.

8.29.2013

a/c kicking on at 5:15 a.m. doesn't bode well for this hog barn gal....(sigh)

here we go again.....
after some time digging in my family totes full of scrapbooks....have discovered that my early scrapbooks that weren't in plastic pages have some of the glossy pictures stuck together....
took Katie and kayla and dropped them off at carnival, then went back to take kate more $ and run Brittney home to change into shorts....since it is about a billion degrees out....
then spent some time in basement...
and I must say, our new garage door looks FABULOUS!!!!

fishing with Grandpa Bernard & Uncle Jerry.....

Aunt Freeda & Uncle Jerry are visiting from California, she made us a delicious taco supper at M&D's. one of Uncle Jerry's co-workers taught them this delicious recipe years ago.....gave mom the anniversary pictures, she gave me a new Scentsy.

8.28.2013

I am sure I heard on the radio that the St Louis Arch celebrated it's 50 birthday in 2014.....as will I.

googled it today, 2015, from the placing of the last piece. It was started in 1963. where the hell did I hear 1964? guess I won't be spending my 50th bday there next year.....I am now disillusioned.
my Weds. off, got Kate up and off to school, found rest of her seashell collection in basement, and ordered beachy stuff on amazon.com to redo bathroom. Kevin off to do whatever at the farm. I thought we were going to haul scrap but he is sure there is bees in the stuff in the barn.
left on my own, I went to Princeton to get more poster stuff and candy for parade at DG...was going to put GS checks in bank but there was a power outage in that part of town and they were closed. darned reliance on electricity! made a scrapbook page from M&D 50th anniversary announcements in the paper....hung the license plates over front door, more Chief pics on wall...folded more stuff in KJ's room and pulled old outgrown tshirts and cut up for quilt...folded and put away laundry in LR, made my bed, watched me some Shelby the Swamp Man's and ate my leftovers from El Napal. put more dvds in holes created from moving pictures out of entertainment center. moved the cool glass tray Kevin found in basement to the bathroom dresser and ordered beach inspired drawer knobs. may repaint drawers. will have to see how it looks.

I feel inspired to bake!

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8.27.2013

tuesday.....

went to work early to hustle all day and leave early for eye dr. appt. met Kevin at Lowrey Park, he came bearing a 1L bottle of pepsi AND a glass of ice! drove by Mockingbird Hill, new graffiti. road is tore all to hell.. eyes are good, glasses are good...late lunch at El Napal, shopped at Hy-Vee. still hotter than Hades. watched The Newsroom. helpdesk got back to me.....I had set up 2 somethings under Debbie AND Debra....they fixed that. got 4 girls signed up, plus mailing in Katie's.
The boy pyranese dog died....can't remember if he was Gus, then I can't remember the girls name...they both had boy names....(too many dogs, too many names, too many years-I'm sure it will come to me eventually....Katie named the puppies Gus & _____________) Kevin got him out of pen for me, the other 2 escaped, had to take gate off and rehang it, then wrangle them back in. It was hot and Hayleighe got so tired from her frolicking that Kevin had to carry her back....

8.26.2013

when did I start working in Death Valley?

ok, so maybe I exaggerate, but not by much.....it sucked. watched a polygamy movie with Katie. texted KJ to see how his first day of school went. got the best bonus check I've had in a while....woot woot. too damn tired to care. trying to find out if anyone can ride homecoming float. not going to sign up if no one can ride. do have 3 volunteers for baby show. need to get them signed up on line.

8.25.2013

got to actually physically see my husband for the first time since Friday morning....

after a full day of work, did the chores, put dogs out, made supper of sorts, watched Catfish with Katie, did bills, swiffered/wetjetted floors....ordered flea stuff online....think it's time to plop my abundant arse on the couch and watch tv while she's doing her hair, then bring in dogs and set alarm back earlier.....Peach is about 10 minutes farther than Wade, so take a chance every day I sleep in till 5 a.m....

Lucy in the sky with diamonds....

my weekend to work, after sleeping basically from 6p.m. last nite till the alarm went off, came home, fed dogs, put dogs out, called Mom, took Katie to Kasen's, cleaned a bit on KJ's room, watched a Dead Files, then fell asleep on couch watching Ghost Adventures (same one I fell asleep watching last nite), and in bed 9:54p.m.

8.23.2013

moved KJ back to college....senior year....(sigh)

lofting that bed was a bitch....kind of like when we drug dead sows together....I am not strong enough....and he sighs loudly....but we got it done.

8.22.2013

Bubba's last nite at home.....

made one of his fave suppers.....chicken nuggets and shells and cheese. he asked me to check what he packed....I thought I had gotten all the garage stuff out of his room.....I sure intended to...but lugged more out tonite and hope to finish it up tomorrow. how embarrassing. he never complained about it.....Katie recited the first 2 paragraphs of the FFA creed in front of the class.

8.21.2013

to quote Popeye the Sailor Man..."“I’ve had all I can stands, I can’t stands no more!”

I hate my job. Katie is still working on her FFA creed. after I posted this as a facebook status, learned that my nephew Max is learning it, as well. Kevin moved bales all day, then we took the trailer full of wood and clay chunks to ditch for filler. I put my flowers and bird houses and some rocks on the new back deck. discovered some financial woes this evening. such is life. it is what it is. had to run to DG for a single subject notebook for Katie's math class.

8.20.2013

Lije, Nina, & Penny were here to help move the old front porch to magically become the new back porch.....

Katie had a nite time FFA meeting. made Schwann's stuff for supper...and some mac & cheese.

8.19.2013

Kevin is a good son....

his dad needed someone to take him to the hospital for a procedure....they were running 2 hours late....it took 2 hours instead of 30 minutes....took him a while to come out from the anethestic...so Kevin called in late to work and came home for a nap before he went to work...
I had to go back to work. it is what it is. came home thru Princeton, got a few necessities at DG, recycled the newspapers and magazines I'd been driving around in the truck, picked up pizza at the trailer...
Katie went to Kasen's back-to-school bonfire....
and my sweet son shut the windows and cranked the a/c when I asked him to....

8.18.2013

The Story of Grape

once upon a time, we were very poor and all we had was each other. I was a stay-at-home mom. we literally bought stuff with pennies. We were at Walmart, little Koren fell in love with Grape The Bear. He cost $2.50, I think. after some debate, we bought him with whatever we had went in to buy. and we were paying in cash. when we got outside, Kevin's like, "wait, that's not right." so he checked the receipt, they had rung the bear up at the wrong price. he took the bear and the receipt back in, and since it was under $5.00, we got the bear for free. I used to make Koren clothes. I had made her a little sleeveless purple dinosaur sweat dress. she just didn't like it. she wouldn't wear it. no way, no how. so I made a shirt for Grape out of the purple dinosaur material. and then she wore the dress. Somewhere I am sure I have a pic. of them in the matching dinosaur outfits....found him today while I was putting boxes away, he will be bathed and ready for Baby Ian. he will get to hang with the second generation. or at least sit on a dresser and watch over Ian.
I am overly sentimental and keep too much stuff, but I am glad I kept Grape the Bear!

oh my gosh.....

what a day! slept in, then brought the weiner dogs in, did outside chores, found pliers to cut wire out of Budduh's chain, then picked up other stuff before she got wound up in it....started picking up clay chunks in front of house....Kevin came out, we got the white truck and the gooseneck trailer with all the stuff on it....I got it all wiped down and stacked in the basement in catagories (dollies......family boxes....holidays....etc.) , even got some of the garage stuff that went back in garage moved downstairs, but not ALL of it.....AND KJ & I took Katie to Lamoni to hang out with Chase, and walked through Rosehill Cemetery, didn't find great grandma Maggie or Wyvonne's graves, but there are a lot of really pretty stones there. Chase's dad brought her home, so I got to watch Sister Wives and Gator Boys after my shower. I found Grape, so he will be properly bathed and ready for baby Ian....Koren slept with Grape for years. He was her buddy. and he has a neat story, we got him at Walmart back in the lean years, he cost $2 or $2.50 or something. after we got outside, Kevin checked the receipt and they had overcharged us for him. He went back in with the receipt, and since he was less than $5.00, we got him for free. put the dogs back out for the nite, just because we sleep so much better with out Daisy barking loudly all nite....she put up quite the protest, a couple of hours of howling, but haven't heard her for a few, which is good, because I'm hitting the hay. my 7 days of freedom are up, back to MBMO tomorrow. (sigh)

8.17.2013

Katie has the same literature book her brother KJ had in 2006-7....

saturday

Dennis was here 1st thing to install the basement doors....Kevin & I to Girdners to buy a door latch and dead bolt....I picked out the most expensive one in the universe.... napped on couch, signed up 3 GS via facebook....roadtrippin' with Katie & Vivian and took some amazing pictures...ran into my boss getting gas and things are well at work...office done, welders there, preg check improving....Dennis will be back to fix rotten garage wall, put in bathroom, put siding on new outside wall, and install new garage door. whew! he put my garage steps back in garage, which is sweet, but almost fell out front door today. I never learn...
did an excessive amount of tv watching....Gator Boys, The Legend of Shelby the Swampman, Dead Files, Swamp Wars.... and read some on How To Honey Boo Boo, AND sewed some on tshirt quilt. I half ass did a LOT of stuff today! Whoot Whoot!!!
koren called, they are repainting bathroom a different color and scraped popcorn off ceiling....Watson to vet with bladder infections and crystals and now has to eat special catfood.

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