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I'm a bit silly & I like to make people laugh. People tell me I'm rather loud but I am usually quiet until I get to know you. I love life, I live life to the fullest & treat others as I would like to be treated.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Who says Crocheting is for Girls?

Whew! November flew right by!! We had a pretty fun weekend. My lil brother JJ spent Thursday & Friday night. Friday afternoon Ken, myself & Jj went to the movies & saw Twilight. Fantastic movie!!!

Friday night Ken decided we'd have an Indiana Jones marathon. Well we sat through the 1st movie & part of the 2nd. Both JJ & I were extremely bored out of our gourd. So I worked on a project I'm hoping to have done for Christmas. While crocheting JJ asked if I would teach him. So I did!!!

He went home Saturday afternoon & scoured the attic for hooks & yarn. I had called Jim & Donna to talk & Donna had told me about JJ searching for crochet stuff. So before we went to my niece Michaela's birthday party we stopped at Walmart & picked up some hooks & yarns for JJ & mys lil sisters. JJ is hoping to teach the girls how to crochet. Pretty neato if you ask me!!! I know with JJ's determination he'll be creating some fabulous things & I can't wait to help teach Amber & Jessica!!! Mom may not be here but her love of crocheting lives on in another generation!!! =)

Saturday, November 29, 2008

We gobbled till we wobbled

We hosted my family for Thanksgiving Dinner. We had a total of 12 for the meal & 26 were here for desert.

We saw this technique of pulling the skin from the meat & inserting seasoned frozen butter beneath the skin. Ken was in charge of that grossness!!!

Our long tiny dining room actually fit 12 people around the tables. Although when my lil brother Aaron & his girlfriend Trish came we had to come around to the back door. LOL

The table & set & ready for forageing. We used my Mom's silverware which was ultra special. Before the meal guests relaxed in the living room. My brother Darryl is in the recliner, behind him are Ken's Grandparents, then seated on the couch closest to the window is my sister's fiance Ernie, my sis Laurie & my brother Mike.

Ken & Darryl chit chattin in the kitchen

On the love seat are my brother Kelly on the right & my brother Joe on the left. And on the couch you can get a glimpse of Mike, Laurie & Ernie's face.

Ken thought the turkey was over-done. But I thought it was yummalish. The whole butter under the skin thing browned it up nicely.

More chillaxin before the meal

My Mom-in-law Jeanne & me gabbin away

See why Aaron & Trish had to go to the back door to get in? On the left side of the table we have :my mom in law Jeanne, Father in law Bill, Joe, barely see Mike's shirt & Ernie. At the head of the table is my sis Laurie then on the right side of the table we have my brother Darryl, Kelly, Ken's Gpa & Gma. Ken bopped himself out of his chair for this pic....the wanker!!!
After the meal extravaganza. In this pic is Jim (my real dad) my lil brother Aaron in the black shirt, behind him is my lil brother Jimmy & Aaron's g/f Trish on the couch & in the front with the black shirt is my youngest brother Jesse.

On the left side is Joe, Laurie, ernie, sis in law Kim (my brother Pat's wife) their kiddos Jessica, Jeremy in the orange & Jon in the blue hat. In front of Jon is my brother Mike then my brother Pat is standing against my treadmill. Pat is talking to the top of Darryl's head & Kelly is finding something funny, Then we have Gpa & Gma Krause.

My brother Kelly sent me pics he took of the day. I'm trying to figure out how to upload that album still to post on here.
All & all it was a fanfreakingtastic Gobble till we wobbled Day!!!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Allison Jeanne

Our baby Allison Jeanne turned 7 today!!! And well, we love our pets so here's some pictures of the lil chunky monkey butt!! =)

Last winter we took a ride up to camp during a snowstorm to let the pups run. She has a tendancy of burying her head & catching snowflakes.
Last New Years before we left for the party.

Camping at Lyman Lake. We are not able to keep her out of the water if we tried.

Our truckin pup Alleybellison chillin in the sleeper of the semi. =)

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Been at it again

I just finished putting together the hot cocoa kits. Yesterday I made the mix & this morning I made the milk chocolate spoons to stir the yummyness with. I plan on giving these sets to neighbors, friends & the gals at the office as a lil sumthin fun for Christmas.
We had a small glass yesterday & it was yummy but today I made myself a cup & used one of those spoons & holy beans!! Total fantasticness!! Those spoons kick all sorts of arse! Ahhh I love having a double boiler for such tasks. Next week it will be put to work big time! Peanut butter balls will be made, chocolate covered pretzels & rods, peanut butter cups & turtles.

Last night my brother Joe called to see if I would be able to & interested in painting up some lightbulb ornies for him to give to his fellow bakery workers for Christmas. So last night I took my supplies downstairs (my craft room is a complete disater!!) and began painting. So we have 6 snowmen & 6 Santas all ready to go. Tonight I will make the few necklaces I need to finish & box them up. Tomorrow finishing picking up & tidying will be done around the house. Thanksgiving dinner is at our house. I think we're ready....LOL

If I don't post before Thursday have a safe & Happy Thanksgiving. A word to the wise if I may....ELASTIC pants!!!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Gary & Quirky Crocheting

We went to the Gary Alan concert Saturday night...Great show I might say!!!
Today friends of ours Pat & Sam & 2 of their boys came over to visit. The boys flocked into the den to play video games while Sam & I crocheted. Sooo, I made a couple quirky things.

A fish toy with catnip for the kitties

and a fun lil basket crocheted out of strips of fabric. I'll be putting stuff inside it & I'm sure it'll make more sense & look not so sad.
That pretty much sums up our weekend. Well I left out the decorating of the outside of the house & different house cleaning things we did. We've got a busy week ahead of us!!! Off to make some cookies now & snuggle with the hubbykins =)

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Macey Jewels

Our oldest doggie Macey Jewels the wonder pup turned 9 yesterday!!!!! Whew, 9yrs old. She is an ultra fab girl, our 1st truckin pup. In fact she basically grew up in the truck. She's one smart girl too. If I say to her, go give daddy a kiss, well she does & visa versa!! She listens & snuggles & has the best disposition. She's proof that fabulous pets come from the shelter!!! I highly urge people, if you're looking for a pet, whether it be a dog or cat, please check out your local shelter. I bet you could be fortunate enough to get a pet such as Macey Jewels!!! =)

up at camp

Lyman Lake camping

Our truckin pup in the semi

Friday, November 21, 2008

Dad's Birthday

Tonight's news from JJ put me in much better spirits. For some reason my subconscious or something decides that on my parents birthdays to have frumpy froggish, irritated type days. I don't even have an explanation for it. Well being in a better frame of mind & attitude I decided I would get the pictures saved on the other computer & zap em onto my laptop & begin working on my birthday post for Dad. Well wouldn't ya know it...for some unknown reason the computer is being a wanker & I am unable to use the photos in this here blog...that makes me sad. I promise once I get it fixed I will be posting pics of my Dad. The above photo is the only one on this computer & the discs are in the semi...with Ken!!!

But today is his birthday!!!! =) Happy birthday Dad!!!

Now let me tell you a few things about Dad.

Dad was a stubborn man, strong willed, loving & kind and one heck of a hard worker!

He loved his Sanford & Son & Jefferson's. In fact he loved it so much he'd fall asleep on the couch while watching it! When we'd go to tin the channel miraculously Dad would wake up & groan"I'm watching that!" Talk about scare the daylights out of ya!!

He stared in the sky or the ceiling or whatever was "up" while singing "Please Release Me"

He loved to play cribbage with his boys & smoke Pall Malls while having a beer.

Hunting was a big thing for dad & a few of my brothers joined him with enthusiasm. Later down the road Dave & Jay & Jon (my nephews) joined the Pepin way of hunting. I know that would just tickle my Dad. And now tonight, on Dad's birthday my lil brother shoots a buck...with my Dad's gun. I can only imagine the amount of proudness my Dad must have.

In our bus that dad converted into a motorhome he had a quirky horn. Man that thing made him smile!! Makes me smile just thinking about it!!! LOL

I never saw my Dad play his accordion but I've seen it. I have on the other hand witness dad's mad skills on the comb!!! A comb with wax paper over it makes some jazzy music folks!!!

Those are just a few of the fantastic things about my Dad & today's his birthday !!! =)

One Of Those Days

Ugh! Ya ever just have "one of those days" type of days? Today was such a day for me. I actually slept a bit last night. When I woke up I knew I was going to have a (excuse the language) but a pissy type of day. I tried to get my head in the right frame of mind & stay positive...which I pretty much did. I was just a tad pissy is all. It's a good thing the hubbykins was on the road.

So, I got up, let the pups outside & called my Kenny to wish him a good morning. He answered the phone "good morning beautiful" knowing full well I look like my head has been in a blender all night!! Such a sweet hubby I have. So that should make me cheery right? So I went on to tell him my plans for the day. Bills to pay, errands to run, projects to work on, dishes, snowblowing...ya know the whole house cleaning type thing. I told him I wasn't sure what to do 1st. Total scatterbrained morning here!!!

Thoughts going through my head.....should I shower 1st & run my errands? Noooo that wouldn't make sense because I have to snowblow in order to get the pickup unburied. So, obviously I wouldn't take a shower & go outside with a wet head! It was a jeepan 13 degrees out! So, keep in mind I am running through these ideas to ken...on the phone & he is patiently listening. Yup, like I said...Ken=great hubby!!! So Ken mentions I should get more gas for the snowblower. Now in the condition I was in this morning I would NOT, I repeat NOT even go to the gas station in the visual condition I was in. So that leads me back to...should I take a shower, then back to NO idiot! That makes no sense!! This is how my whole day went! I am never indecisive. If I say I am going to do something, I do it!!! End of discussion.

I ended up brushing my crazy hair, throwing on a hat, scarf & even my boots. Total bundled up...then it hits me! CRAP! Now I gotta pee! Now when one is all bundled up the task of using the pottie is not so easy. But I did it & got all "pissy" once again! So back outside I went, now all heated up & warm. My in laws dropped their dog off for the weekend. So we now have 6 dogs in our home for a few days. Well Benji has to be right in front of my next step. My hat (which I NEVER wear) is falling off, my hair is getting in my face & I'm feeling a bit swampy!! Anytootles, I went outside & snowblowed for a good half hour to an hour. Then I said hello to Mrs Rinne for a bit & my scarf began choking me...once again making me all irritated & feisty.

I get into the house & see that my adorable dogs, most likely it was Arizona got into my quilt batting for Ken's memory quilt!! I upset-ing-ly pick up the mess all while Zoney is trying to kiss me. I tell here she's a this, that & the next thing (some colorful words) She continues to kiss me so I feel bad for calling my dog a little B****. By now the dogs were all excited at my snowy boots so I figure I will let them outside to play for a bit...all 6 of em mind you. Well low & behold Benji takes off because my 5 are going complete ape SH**! Benji does this often. He goes back to my in-laws which is a block away. But bless his heart he came back when I called & coaxed him. Whew...crazy lady doesn't have to run down the alley trying to catch him & risk slippen on her heine!!!

Ok, back in the house I turn on the tv, try to relax...NOT working!!! Too many things I need or feel I should be doing, ideas running through my head & just this feeling of being in a pissy mood. All this for no real reason. Like I said, my whole day was like this.

So, I sit on my recliner. That always makes me happy but jeepers! My pants slid right off my arse & my shirt went up! So now I have an exposed butt & my gut is hangin out!! That = unhappiness for me!! I know many guys don't mind the plumber butt or their tummies hangin out. But not me!!! So, I put on my belt. My good belt is in the semi...in Indiana with Ken!! This belt sucks & digs into my tummy....makes me highly irritated! Dogs are sensing my irritability & all up in my business & I am hungry by this point.

I eat a bowl of cereal because I don't even want to cook. I turn on the tv, sit back in the recliner, pants slip down again! Upstairs I tromp for sweatpants!!! Sweatpants = a happy Kaffy =) I turn on the surround sound for the tv & it's flippen LOUD!!! I turn it down, it's still loud as all heck. This is not good...I turn on Christmas music. Now we all know that makes me one slap happy gal. Not this time!!! Silver bells was on & things were still unbearably loud. I get to thinkin, when things get this loud & annoying it usually means I am gonna have one doozy of a MM attack. That CANNOT happen!!!

So, I call my ultra fab friend Sam, turn the phone down to it's lowest volume (she's a cool loud friend) Bless her heart, she chilled me out!! We talked about crocheting & other crafty things. Then, I get this bright idea that I want to change my tree around in the living room. I do love it so much but I got a thought that a country theme would be nice. I told her she needs to talk me out of it. Well, I am happy to report I got my head out of my butt & decided to keep the tree just as it is...for now at least.

In my phone conversations I keep telling Ken that I am so irritated for no reason today. He's confused, as am I. I tell him maybe "aunt flo" is coming soon. We laugh.

Fast forward to this evening. My lil brother Josh stops over. I cut up sausage & cheese & we munch away. The crackers are too salty & I can't taste the sausage! Then my lil brother JJ calls with some real neato news!

JJ shot a buck with my Dad's gun tonight. And today is (would be) Dad's birthday. I knew it was dad's birthday, but I let all the little things irritate me today. It always seems I get irritated or emo-ish around Mom or Dad's birthdays & the anniversaries of their deaths. Without JJ even knowing it, he brought me happiness. I can only imagine how proud my dad (JJ's Grandpa) would be for shooting the deer. JJ is pretty darn touched by the whole thing too. What a fantastic event to end a not too swell day!!!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Thankful Thursday Goes White

WOOOOHOOOO Total excitement! Woke up this morning & it was snowing, went outside, shoveled our front, Nelson's, & Al's. this afternoon, go out to shovel again...snowing, suppertime...yup, it was snowing. It's now almost 11pm & guess what kids? It's SNOWING!!!! =)

Before I go on I have to mention a miracle hapened today!! Well somewhat of a miracle!! As I was doing the shoveling before dinner Mr Nelson was outside shoveling. The Nelson's haven't talked to us since the annual block party. See, they don't like the other neighbors & well, Ken & I are friendly with everybody. Sooooo since we are friends with the "enemies" we were ousted. This whole thing has been going on since August. The dirty looks, ignorance...yeah, I won't go into all of it. Well I do sooo enjoy shoveling so I did theirs & went nuts going down the block. Well, back to the story here...(focus Kathy, focus) Tonight he came up & talked to me!!! In a very nice fashion & we had a nice chit chat!! Can you even imagine the skittleriffic-ness of that!!! Yup, it was pretty swellacious if I do say so meself =)

Doesn't this just SCREAM angel in the snow? Yup, I think so too!!! I must thank my neighbor Bob for snowblowing tonight. My arms were getting sore from all the shoveling.
It's really fluffy flakes, non snowman makin material...but maybe we'll get more & be able to make one this weekend. Or go sledding =)

Check out the banks already!!! Fantasticness right!!!! =) The temptation of ploppin my fannie in the bank is ever so tempting!!!

The truck wasn't driven today...I say she has a good foot on it.

Tomorrow I've got my day cut out for me...snowblowing!!!! =) Ahhh the many things to be thankful for!!!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Seize The Moment!!


Too many people put off something that brings them joy just because they haven't thought about it, don't have it on their schedule, didn't know it was coming or are too rigid to de part from their routine.

I got to thinking one day about all those women on the Titanic who passed up dessert at dinner that fateful night in an effort to cut back. From then on, I've tried to be a little more flexible.

How many women out there will eat at home because their husband didn't suggest going out to dinner until after something had been thawed? Does the word 'refrigeration' mean nothing to you?

How often have your kids dropped in to talk and sat in silence while you watched 'Jeopardy' on television?

I cannot count the times I called my sister and said, 'How about going to lunch in a half hour?'

She would gas up and stammer, 'I can't. I have clothes on the line. My hair is dirty. I wish I had known yesterday, I had a late breakfast, It looks like rain.' And my personal favorite: 'It's Monday.' She died a few years ago. We never did have lunch together.

Because Americans cram so much into their lives, we tend to schedule our headaches. We live on a sparse diet of promises we make to ourselves when all the conditions are perfect!

We'll go back and visit the grandparents when we get Steve toilet-trained.

We'll entertain when we replace the living-room carpet...

We'll go on a second honeymoon when we get two more kids out of college.Life has a way of accelerating as we get older. The days get shorter, and the list of promises to ourselves gets longer. One morning, we awaken, and all we have to show for our lives is a litany of 'I'm going to,' 'I plan on,' and 'Someday, when things are settled down a bit.'

When anyone calls my 'seize the moment' friend, she is open to adventure and available for trips. She keeps an open mind on new ideas. Her enthusiasm for life is contagious. You talk with her for five minutes, and you're ready to trade your bad feet for a pair of Roller blades and skip an elevator for a bungee cord..

My lips have not touched ice cream in 10 years. I love ice cream. It's just that I might as well apply it directly to my stomach with a spatula and eliminate the digestive process The other day, I stopped the car and bought a triple-Decker. If my car had hit an iceberg on the way home, I would have died happy.

Now...go on and have a nice day. Do something you WANT to......not something on your SHOULD DO list. If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make, who would you call and what would you say? And why are you waiting? Make sure you read this to the end; you will understand why I sent this to you.

Have you ever watched kids playing on a merry go round or listened to the rain lapping on the ground? Ever followed a butterfly's erratic flight or gazed at the sun into the fading night? Do you run through each day on the fly? When you ask ' How are you?' Do you hear the reply? When the day is done, do you lie in your bed with the next hundred chores running through your head? Ever told your child, 'We'll do it tomorrow.' And in your haste, not see his sorrow? Ever lost touch? Let a good friendship die? Just call to say 'Hi?

When you worry and hurry through your day, it is like an unopened gift....Thrown away..... Life is not a race Take it slower. Hear the music before the song is over.

It's National Friendship Week.. Show your friends how much you care. I cherish our friendship and appreciate all you do. 'Life may not be the party we hoped for... but while we are here we might as well dance!


This is a really great story! Not many people get a picture of this proud bird snuggled up next to them.
Freedom and Jeff

Freedom and I have been together 10 years this summer. She came in as a baby in 1998 with two broken wings. Her left wing doesn't open all the way even after surgery, it was broken in 4 places. She's my baby.

When Freedom came in she could not stand and both wings were broken. She was emaciated and covered in lice. We made the decision to give her a chance at life, so I took her to the vets office. From then on, I was always around her. We had her in a huge dog carrier with the top off, and it was loaded up with shredded newspaper for her to lay in. I used to sit and talk to her, urging her to live, to fight; and she would lay there looking at me with those big brown eyes. We also had to tube feed her for weeks.

This went on for 4-6 weeks, and by then she still couldn't stand. It got to the point where the decision was made to euthanize her if she couldn't stand in a week. You know you don't want to cross that line between torture and rehab, and it looked like death was winning. She was going to be put down that Friday, and I was supposed to come in on that Thursday afternoon. I didn't want to go to the center that Thurs day, because I couldn't bear the thought of her being euthanized; but I went anyway, and when I walked in everyone was grinning from ear to ear. I went immediately back to her cage; and there she was, standing on her own, a big beautiful eagle. She was ready to live. I was just about in tears by then. That was a very good day. We knew she could never fly, so the director asked me to glove train her. I got her used to the glove, and then to jesses, and we started doing education programs for schools in western Washington. We wound up in the newspapers, radio (believe it or not) and some TV. Miracle Pets even did a show about us.

In the spring of 2000, I was diagnosed with non-hodgkins lymphoma. I had stage 3, which is not good (one major organ plus everywhere), so I wound up doing 8 months of chemo. Lost the hair - the whole bit. I missed a lot of work. When I felt good enough, I would go to Sarvey and take Freedom out for walks. Freedom would also come to me in my dreams and help me fight the cancer. This happened time and time again.

Fast forward to November 2000, the day after Thanksgiving, I went in for my last checkup. I was told that if the cancer was not all gone after 8 rounds of chemo, then my last option was a stem cell transplant. Anyway, they did the tests; and I had to come back Monday for the results. I went in Monday, and I was told that all the cancer was gone.

? So the first thing I did was get up to Sarvey and take the big girl out for a walk. It was misty and cold. I went to her flight and jessed her up, and we went out front to the top of the hill. I hadn't said a word to Freedom, but somehow she knew. She looked at me and wrapped both her wings around me to where I could feel them pressing in on my back (I was engulfed in eagle wings), and she touched my nose with her beak and stared into my eyes, and we just stood there like that for I don't know how long. That was a magic moment. We have been soul mates ever since she came in. This is a very special bird.

On a side note: I have had people who were sick come up to us when we are out, and Freedom has some kind of hold on them. I once had a guy who was terminal come up to us and I let him hold her. His knees just about buckled and he swore he could feel her power coarse through his body. I have so many stories like that.

I never forget the honor I have of being so close to such a magnificent spirit as Freedom. Hope you enjoy this.

Jeff Guidry

Everybody Should Do This!!!

I think this is a great idea! When doing your Christmas cards this year, take one card and send it to this address.

If we pass this on and everyone sends one card, think of how many cards these wonderful special people who have sacrificed so muchwould get. A Great Idea!!! When you are making out your Christmas card list this year, please include the following:

A Recovering American Soldier
c/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center
6900 Georgia Avenue
NWWashington , D.C.20307-5001

If you approve, please pass it on. These men & women put their lives in danger for our freedoms. It's the leaset we can do!!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Memory Quilt

I'm sooo excited!!! I got oodles on my to do list done today & even finished the top of the Memory Quilt for Ken made out of Gpa's W's old shirts. I can only work on this when Ken is gone so I totally had to take advantage of the time on my hands. I'm sure I'll be up late tonight or be in one of my insomniatic funks so I can finish up my tasks then.

Tomorrow I will put the trim on, the batting & backing....then hide it from the Kenster!! I hope I can hold off giving it to him until Christmas!!! =) For those of you new to my blog the dress on the wall was my Mom's wedding dress and the blue striped afghan was hers too & my real dad & lil brother made the bed for us =)
So many memories lay on my bed.....
What? You've seen this already you say? Well it was just standin there begging to get it's picture taken =)
I totally can't wait to show you what I have up my sleeve for this stack of awsomeness!!!

The Magic Of The Season

It's no secret Christmas is my favorite Holiday. I sleep, eat & breath Christmas through the year....for serious!! It seems people get caught up in the hustle bustle of Corporate Christmas though...and that saddens me. Don't get me wrong, I love to shop sometimes. I guess I don't like the "greed" that Christmas brings out in people.

Last night while watching Christmas Movies & munchin on candy canes I was thinking about what it is for me that truly makes my Christmas.

It's the snow, the carols, the lights, the trees, the hot apple cider, the looks on the kids faces, the friendships & family, the gatherings, the magic of it all. I'm 33yrs old & yes, I still find Christmas magical!!!

My family used to go on sleigh rides years ago. I miss that. We'd go to these fantastic Ice Caves in the Trenary area. My brother was stationed at a church there. I dunno if stationed is the proper word to use there....he's a Priest. Anyways....Ken & I go to Christmas In The Village every year. There is this absolutely stunning old time village at the Fair Grounds. It's awesome!! You can take a horse drawn sleigh ride through the grounds, buy hot cocoa & cider & cookies from the bakery, handmade candles, wreaths, enjoy music in the center, bonfires. Oh it's just fantastic!!! It's one of my favorite events to attend!! Especially at night!!! Brings out that magicness I was talkin about. Our City now does their Christmas Parade at night. This year I am definitely going!! Last year I was sick!!! =(

This Friday some friends are coming over to watch movies, make cards & share our Christmas spirit with one another!!! Total stokage!! It's my hope to spread Yuletide Joy to as many people as possible!!! Not everybody is as nutty as me...but perhaps some of my love for Christmas & the season could rub off on someone =) I'm interested in hearing your favorite things of the Christmas season.

Tuesday's Tasks

Good fancy mornan!!!

I just saw the salt truck go by on the avenue. We only got about an inch of snow yesterday. Kinda a bummer...I was hoping for a crap load. But it looks sooo pretty out my window!!

I watched two Christmas movies on ABC Family last night. They have this fabulous countdown to the 25 days of Christmas. PERFECT!!! I have stuff to watch at night now!!! While watching I munched on stale candy canes from last year...maybe the year before. Before you think oh my, she must be desperate....ok, I was kinda but I prefer chewy candy canes actually =) Well the insane amount of candy cane eatage made me hyper. It was around 2am when I decided it was time to let the puparoodles out for the last time before we head to bed.

Ok, this is the funny part. I open the back door, let the pups into the yard, I stand on the back step looking at the white rooftops in the neighborhood, munchin on my candy cane. As I took a bite out flew a danged bird from under my eave!! I assure you I almost peed myself silly! Some oh so colorful words spewed out of my mouth! They weren't the normal gibberish words I use. Well you can use your imagination! My head was almost dive bombed by a bird at 2am for crypes sake!!!

Once I got up to bed I was still too hyped up on sugar that I barely slept. So, I'm kinda draggin butt today but am determined to accomplish a great many things!!!

  1. Vacuum

  2. mend the pants & shorts Ken wants mended, and FINISH the quilt!!!

  3. clean Chloe's terrarium

  4. finish the hats for my nieces

  5. make the aprons for Linds & I for our cookie makin extravaganza coming soon =)

  6. finish decorating our bedroom

  7. maybe hang the garlands on the porch & let the pups play outside (I won't go into the attic or basement by myself to get the rest of the outside decorations)

  8. Find the computer desk in the den (Christmas odds & ends have found their way there)

I also find it very important to take time for yourself each day. I know life gets busy, things need to be done... but there are so many fantastic things right in front of your eyes that get overlooked or not enjoyed. Fascinate your senses today & open your eyes & hearts to the fantasticness around you!!!

Ok, now....WISH MY LUCK!!! =)

Monday, November 17, 2008


What can be better than the 1st fallen snow!!!!!!

I shoveled in the front & when I came in the door all the dogs were bouncin at my feet, licking the snow off my shoes. They wanted playtime outside!!!

This is Arizona's 2n snowy season. They were all super funny, bouncing about but Arizona was HILARIOUS!! She'd attack the flake as it fell to the ground.

I should have taken a video...Kenzie had to continually rub her face in the snow, Allison looked up in the sky as it was falling.

Macey just licked the ground as she mozied about & Bray Bray boinged his goofy self all over the place, trying to get the others goofy. P.S. I luv my dogs =) Can ya tell?

Looking down the alley

Hmmmm should have put the beast in the garage....Hopefully we get oodles more tonight!!! Oh how I love the Upper Peninsula!!!