Sunday, August 31, 2008

Box Land

This is Boo kitty under my elephant ears out front of the house.
This is the front of the house. The lawn is over due.
Garage, full of storage shed stuff.

Look! Boxes!

Boxes, and a Jerry cat.

And finally, some boxes.
We are almost all packed up, but we still need some guessed it, boxes.

Friday, August 29, 2008


We are now homeless.
We signed the papers to sell our current home. We are going to get paperwork signed for the new home for us, so ...God willing...we should be moving by next weekend.
I bought a memory card for my hubby's camera, so I will try to post some pictures in the next few days. It's a box wonderland here. The animals are loving it. Stuff to watch, and places to sit. I still feel a little like a pirate. Maybe it's because I'm now 40. The next half of my life may be sassy and full of pirate-ness. Pray for my family...:) I know, some might say "whats new with that?"

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Bugs Bunny

Okay, I know this is a little long, but this has always, and I mean always been my most favorite cartoon EVER! I just can't believe that you can't buy Bugs Bunny cartoons anymore! Apparently, some people say, they are too violent. Whatever!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Up Date

We have been going back and forth on price with one house. It is a Fanny Mae owned home, but very nice. We have a price that we are wanting to settle at, so please continue to keep us in your prayers about this whole thing. We are also waiting on the house inspection to happen for the people who are buying our home. Once that happens, and we get the $$$, we can (hopefully) move into the other home-if we settle on a price. What a mess! I don't know about these people who move every other year, and buy and sell homes like it's fun.

My hubby wants to make one trip (with a moving truck) when we move our stuff. Keep in mind that we will just put all of the clothes in the car's back seat, but also we have those 2 cats (& litter box), and 2 birds (& cages). 2 cars, and 1 pick-up truck, and the moving truck, and 3 kids. He thinks that he and the boy can do the heavy stuff by themselves. Maybe, but it's like having a young-strong-in a hurry puppy for a helper. :) He said someone might have to be left at the new home while a second trip is being made...I volunteer! :) but I am a driver, so probably not. Just a little stressed out, not much, but it hits me in waves. I might not have Internet once we move, so I will probably only post once a week or so...I will have to find a Panera- huh Kay.

If I had a memory thingy for our cameras I would take some pictures of the "box land" we have right now. Our oldest child has yet to pack, but he will, because I told him either he does it this week or I could do it for him. Guess what he choose. hee,hee. He knows I would do it too.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Nancy Drew

This is a good movie that my girls and I enjoyed very much. It actually had laugh out loud parts in it, and I love a movie that makes me feel better than when I started to watch it. Enjoy.

100th post

Yeah, well, that was about 4 post ago. It was my waa, waa one. Oh well. :)

Thursday, August 21, 2008


Thirteen things that make me happy.
1. Sunshine (on my shoulders...).
2. Cool Breezes, and warm breezes.
3. Snow falling on a winter afternoon.
4. Fall...the colors, the sky, the temperature, the AIR.
5. A cat that likes me, and will let me love on it.
6. Rubbing a horses nose.
7. A good book.
8. Going for rides in the mountains (when I'm close enough to do this).
9. Playing in sand.
10.Watching something the kids(at work, so High Schoolers)during lunch.
11.Getting to go to bed early, and be left alone so I can go to sleep.
12.Office supplies.
13.Visiting/chating/blogging/talking to friends, and family.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


Here are some answers to your comments.
I have boxes and boxes of books in our shed.
I had a Pepsi today, but only because I packed all of my bedroom stuff and was famished for one.
But other than that no sugar.
We are labeling our boxes. Hubby is also a master mover.
Yes, the children are responsible for their own rooms (packing).
I have never read that book either.
I like brownies too.
And whatever else, but just to say...every box we get ready to use if you turn around a cat appears in it. Magic!!

Monday, August 18, 2008


Others have been doing random thoughts, so I thought I would ramble also.
* I added a gadget thingy to my side bar that I borrowed from Monday's Blog.
* I don't know who that character is, so I hope it's good.
* I feel better today, but my head is still killing me, I think it's the pressure in the air.
* Thank you for praying for me while I was puny the other day.
* I made 240 brownies today, and only ate a tiny pinch! They were good, but the recp. called for 12 cups of butter...but that's a lot of brownies.
* And a lot of butter-melted butter...yum.
* I finished packing my inside the house books today...mine not the girls. Only 10 medium size boxes.
* No house yet. Bummer.
* I'm drinking a tea that is supposed to help me lose weight, but I think it helps my body balance out and thus the weight will follow. I'll keep you posted.
* I haven't had a soda since last Saturday, so that may be why I have a headache.
* The tea is a green tea.
* I am also eating correctly like I had already started, but I have been cutting back on sugar too. It just doesn't sound good...much.
* Our big cat has learned to open the cabinets by himself, so my youngest got her chop stick hair things, and a hair tie, and made a baby lock for him. It works.
* I really want a Pepsi, but if I can resist for another 24 hours I think I will be alright.
* Okay, that's all I have to say.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Waa,Waa, Baby!

I have about five unfinished stories started in my 'puter. I suppose I should just take the time to look at them at least, but I don't.
Because of the stress of hubby's new job, and our house being sold (I love my house), and the stress of finding a new home for us, I woke up this morning with a Mono flair up. I haven't had one in over a dozen years, but I have one now. I was diagnosed with "chronic Mono" when I was in my late teens. I know, "whatever that is". Basically, I had a ton of blood work and the last thing on the last page was Mononucleosis. Positive. The doctor said it wasn't the common kind (because I'm special, I guess), but he had only read about it in the medical journals...never actually seen a case yet. I hope I made his day. Anyway, it doesn't go away. I think he said it just goes to sleep or something and can flair up. It used to bother me quite a bit for years, but than nothing until today. Just take Aleve and try not to whine. I went out to the porch and napped on the hot wood- like a giant heating pad. Worked, but now I have a pink face.
It's like having all of your large muscles in your back, and butt, and legs, and lower tummy be in one huge knot. But I'm feeling better now that the Aleve has had a few hours to take hold, and that I have been able to waa, waa to whoever is lucky enough to read this today. :D

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


My youngest child has entered the world of pierced ears. She went to her Grandparent's house a few days ago, and came back with some cash, so she wanted to pay to get her ears pierced. So alright there you go. She was okay during the process, but looked a little shocked after. Kinda a blank face. I have to go now and watch her clean and turn the earrings...she wants me to make sure she does it right. :) I'm sure she will.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Poem, A silly One That Is

I think that I shall never find a gift that is ever more refined
That what I have now on my floor
They are not large, they are not small
But the uses I've seen outweigh all
The joy of seeing young and old
Feline and human, yes one and all
Step into, and turn around
Some lie down a nap to take
Others use as shoes
I prefer the "old school" way
I fill them full of books!

Sunday, August 10, 2008


So hubby and I spent all day in the new town looking at houses and getting to know the roads. 7am - 5:30ish p.m. Yes, all day.
We found this really wonderful house that needed carpet and paint and some yard work, but all very affordable considering the asking price. Good neighborhood too.
It must have been bank owned, I don't remember, but anyway we found a lady (Juanita) and she showed us several homes including this one. We wanted it. It had this strange dip in the back in it...hmmm..."Is that a sink hole?" I asked laughing, because- really! Yup. Juanita called back while we were still in town..a sink hole!!! The realtor that was selling it had also just found out and was very upset about it too. It's now a worthless property. ACK!! At least we didn't own it and were the ones trying to sell. Sink holes are awful in this state, and once you have one on property no insurance will cover you and they can grow and swallow the home! Bummer.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Let the Games Begin

And off we go! We have a buyer for our house, and now we just need to find a new house to move to. This is the fun part I guess...the un-fun part is the packing and such. We know the family that wants our house and they are good people. Just some paper stuff, and bank talk (for them), and there you go.
We don't need the help of a Real Estate Agent to sell, but we will when we buy. So if you sell homes please don't get mad at us, because this is just the way it fell into place. Could still use the prayers of our friends and family during this time (as always), and we do appreciate it very much.
Will keep you posted on my whirl wind life.

Friday, August 8, 2008


Some of us are big Star Trek fans in my family. The bad guys in the new Star Trek would come and turn you into a Borg. An organic/machine thingy. Really smart, but lived all connected to the whole. Couldn't make any individual choices. Sometimes when I look at the people around me I feel like the Borg have really made it to Earth. All of the teen-bops are all alike (but really they are unique-right!), and all the 20-somethings are alike, and so on. I say if you want to wear that dress that fell out of 1986, well, go on and wear it! If you feel the need to use baby blue eye shadow... go for it! Polyester jacket? Why not. Socks with sandals! Sure! Be who you are, and not who the world tells you to be. You will be happier AND you will save a lot of money on clothes.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008


"It isn't the heat it's the humidity", said my hubby yesterday as we drove past a bank sign that read 104 degrees! I said "but if it was 20 degrees cooler it wouldn't be so hot either" Either way you look at has been hot. But today it is much cooler, only 85. Still humid, but not as hot! :)

Friday, August 1, 2008

Happy Day

I was supposed to be a monkey.
But 40 years ago my parents came home with me instead, and Kay's life was never the same again. I was born with the power to make her yell, cry, laugh, get "snarky", and pout. I was also born with the un-canny ability to find buttons and push them.
I am an interesting combination of both of my parents. I physically resemble my Dad's side of the family...and sometimes he thinks I'm his sister when I call. So I say "Hi, it's Julie", just to save time, but it is fun to let him think I'm his sister. I don't know what side of the family I get my ornery from...probably both. My Mom's Dad was a teaser as are her nephews, and well everyone. My Dad's side tends to be silly and tease also. I have my linguistic skills from my Dad (a.k.a mimicking ability), as well as my hermit tendency. When I'm feeling outgoing it's like my Mom, for instance, I can talk to strangers at the store as if I know them. It kinda freaks me out a little when I do, because the Dad side says "just walk on, just walk on". I often found myself in the garage "tinkering around" with my Dad, but I also really liked being with my Mom "gathering weeds" in the hills. That might need some explaining, but you won't get it from me.
I have a few characteristics from both sides of my family, but tend to be more Dad side. Kay tends toward Mom's side. It's amazing how you can do things that Grandparents and cousins and Aunts and Uncles do with out actually being around them to learn the habit.
Anyway, I'm not a monkey, but I think in all we have all adjusted okay. Oddly enough I can do an awesome monkey call.

I'm Just Weighing it Down so it Won't Fall Over

Congrats to Momstheword. Feel the pleasure of being the one. Actually, I had my youngest pick a number and yours came up. Thanks for playing.