Friday, June 29, 2007

Whole Lotta Work

For a litta bitta cash!
I decided to clean out the garage this past week and sell what we didn't need out of there. (Isn't is amazing how we can determine others posessions to be garage sale fodder much easier than we can our own?) "If we haven't needed it by now, we don't need it any more!" was my slogan for the week. I have made a huge dent in out there and I am very proud of my dent if I do say so myself. My garage is now empty enough that I could have the next sale at my house instead of my parent's house. :o)
Carly will be home from her first week away at church camp. They went to Falls Creek in Davis Oklahoma. It rained alot (that is actually an understatement...we are neare flood stage!)this week here in Oklahoma so I am sure they had a water logged time. I only heard from her one time!! I am not sure if that makes me happy or sad!! That meant she was either having a fabulous time or duct taped to the bunk! I cannot wait to hear the stories. I bet we talk a mile a minute when she gets home tomorrow.
Cassidy will be selling cookies and lemon aide for those of you who might be available to stop by the garage sale tomorrow. They will be the best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip or Sugar Cookies you have ever had. Promise!! (and if you find an eggshell in your cookie you get a prize!)
Uncle Joe and I had to take Charlie Cat to the vet today. Seems his Cat Cage Fighting caught up with him in the form of an infected eye injury. He will be in the Animal Hosptital all weekend for a surgical procedure to remove all the infection and some TLC and pain meds. We knew he wasn't feeling well when he didn't fight going into the cat carrier. Last time he had a ringtail fit and ran away from the vet's office as they tried to get him in there. (The receptionist was very upset about that as it was her FIRST DAY ON THE JOB!)
Me? I am just enjoying the day off. We shut down today's sale about noon-thirty and now I have some free time to enjoy.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

I am still kicking

I have not fallen off the face of the earth, just busy.....

Mom was in the hospital for two days this week. A terrible bout of colitis had her writhing in abdominal pain and Dad finally got her to go to to the ER Monday afternoon. After waiting over 5 hours, she finally got to see a doctor. (My and My SIL's diagnosis of diverticulitis was almost right!) She was given some wonderful pain med via iv and had a ct scan and it confirmed colitis. She had iv antibiotics for 48 hours and was sent home to a bland diet for 2 weeks. She is not happy about that, but is complying nicely. Thanks for all your prayers when our need went out. :o)

UJ took me and Cassidy to a Burn Out contest last night her in Fort Gibson. I have never been to one, but it was kinda fun! There were several cars, some entering more than once, that were very impressive! The lone female driver was my favorite. She had a black pick up and did really well. She made it to the finals, but did not place. There was a 5 way tie for first place. So, they had to split the $500 pot 5 ways. Dang! I bet they were a little miffed.

Left: one of the winners

Right: the amount of smoke he produced stopped traffic on the highway!

I had a covert picture of some interesting pants I saw on a young girl, but I guess I accidentally deleted it. I was so afraid I would be caught trying to take the picture by the people standing behind me, but i did it! I was so proud. She had ripped her jeans and laced them back up with a strand of velvet cord leaving a big gap showing her leg. She had on black panty hose.....complete with the panty part showing. (c'mon!! sheer hose woman!!) there were also several hundred safety pins holding various other holes and rips shut.

I wish I had been able to get a pic of one of the judges. He has the best helmet hair I have seen in a long time. It was lacquered and full. is the Car Show down town. We may head down there and check it out too. UJ got interested in all the old trucks. We have a '47 Ford he has dreamed of getting fixed up.......

Have a great weekend y'all. Tell your Daddy you love him.

PS:My parent's 40th Wedding Anniversary is today! I am so proud of them. My mother should be sainted for putting up with my Dad for 40+years. :o) haha He came by my office yesterday for flower advice. He wanted me to pick up something for Mom and I refused. I know that his effort to go pick out the flowers and deliver them is what will make her happy. :o)

Friday, June 08, 2007

Wii and Mii

Uncle Joe went shopping today and came home with a Wii. He and the girls have been playing it all evening. I think it is great since it combines SOME physical activity with video games.

If you don't know, you have a "mii" , an electronic representation of yourself to play with in the game. You design your "mii" to look like you. Uncle Joe's was pretty accurate, what with the bald head and all it wasn't too hard. Carly's mii has big eyes just like hers, and Cassidy's hair looks a lot like hers. I just couldn't get mine right. The eyes were very hard to is hard to duplicate. *snickering* haha

We just finished a week of VBS. We being my children and my mother. They had a lot of fun, but I believe the adults are totally glad they are done!! The music was great and I expect that we will be hearing it being sung at the top of Cassidy's lungs for months. :o) There was two songs that I loved and learned pretty quick when I went up to help today. It always chokes me up to see all those kids up on stage singing their hearts out to Jesus. Cassidy gave her heart to Him today. What a great day this turned out to be!

Carly was a helper the whole week and her teacher, Mrs. Joyce said she was a huge help. There were a couple of kids who took a shining to her and kinda wallered her all week. (Just a preview of parenthood I say!)

I WAS going to take some time off next week to be with my hubby while my children are at Branson Missouri with my parents for their annual get away, but my request was not approved. Dang it!! I was looking forward to some uninterrupted time with UJ.

Summer School has started and Cassidy attends from 8-12 Monday - Thursday. She gets up so nicely so far! I hope it continues. It is easy to stay up too late at night since it is summer we are working on staying on schedule.

I am very sleepy at this moment and will go to bed now.

Good night Y'all!


Rain fell on the floor
the thunder made a noise
the lightening flashed

~by Cassidy
Age 7