Friday, August 26, 2011


Touching base here.  Boy does time fly the older you get.  I remember when I was a kid and people saying that.  I know what they mean, now!

Well, both my girls have come and gone, and tomorrow the boy is gone, too.

Sad sigh.

Trying to look on the bright side~  I can clean the house and it might stay that way a bit longer!

Less laundry....

Smaller grocery store bills !!!!!

Hmmm... what else?  Hard to think of the positives when the negatives are staring you in the face!

Good news~  The house is painted, except for the trim around the windows and doors.  I'm going to try and get that done asap ~  Wish I had a younger body.  I've been working ALOT.  Last week 60 hours and this week will be 58.  Looks like this situation will last a bit longer, too. 

Not signing up for any craft fairs at this point.  They can't compete with a 'for sure' overtime check.

I have spoken for a loom.  Decided I'm gonna buy it.  Now I just need to find the time and energy to drive the 3+(one way)  hours to go get it.  Details will be forthcoming when it actually gets here :)

All for now.  I am going to go crawl in bed, turn on a movie and doze off.  The alarm is set for 4 AM.


Monday, August 8, 2011

Still Here....

Haven't fallen off the face of the earth, as far as I can tell.

I've spent some time fighting with my computer and blogger.  Seem to have that situation on an even keel for the time being....

I've got the shed back upright  ~ which means that there will be a storm soon to blow it back over. 

Poor thing is getting a bit rumpled!

No weaving, or sewing, or crafting.

I've been doing a little painting, the outside of the house kind.  I should be out there right now. The weather is gorgeous. 

I had a rummage sale, got rid of loads.  Didn't make much money, but how would I when I priced everything a dollar or less? 

Working, working.  You know? I could get so much done if this thing called work didn't get in my way!

The other morning as I was getting ready for work, the son came home from his shift.  He was so dirty I had to take a picture.  Remember, this is at about 4:10 AM!!!

He is such a goofoff... It's hard to get a picture~  Thing is, I haven't been able to break him of his habit of coming all the way into the house with his work shoes on, and hanging on the door frames with his greasy dirty body.  I've decided to do a really good clean when he goes back to college.  It's hopeless otherwise!

My girls will be home soon.  The closest one that's within the state's borders, will be home this weekend.

The girly in New Mexico won't be home for another two weeks or so. 

It's their birthday today, and I can't wait to see them.  Too bad they both will only be around a couple days before they have to get to school :(

I'm a little bummed out.  Summer is almost over.  Winter is coming and there is so much I didn't get to do. At least the fun stuff.   It seemed this summer it was either cold and rainy, or hot and humid, or extremely buggy.  The conditions for getting projects done so I could go have fun just didn't happen much.  Just the last few days have been nice~  And here I am stuck at work for 10 1/2 hours getting too dang tired to do anything much when I get home.


We had a little excitement here the other night.  A high speed chase coming out of North Dakota crashed in the slough just a mile northeast of here.  Manhunt! Never did find the guy.  He stole another car (the fourth) just down the road from me, but blew the transmission on it a few miles down the road.

Shaking my head...

They woulda just had to let him sit it out overnight in the slough. 

The mosquitoes woulda taken care of him.