Thursday, December 24, 2009

Twas the night before Christmas

And all through the house
Everyone was scurrying
Just like that mouse.

The floor has been vacuumed
The coffee table cleared
All to get ready for the coming new year.

We’ve been busy as bees,
As most of you know.
To the family gatherings
We’ve been a no show.

In our hearts you remain
Through nights and through days
We’ve been so busy in life
It has past in a haze.

Miles may separate us
And travel is tough
With good thoughts and hopes
And a little bit of luck

We will see you all soon
With good hopes and good cheers
For another exciting
And courageous New Year

Happy Holidays to you All
We seriously hope to see you all soon.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

It's that Time of Year

Happy Holidays.

Send your own ElfYourself eCards

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Dare Devil

I want to give thanks to the people who loaned us their condo. It's a great place. Thank you so much. There was a discussion about whether Ruby would be able to make it up or much more important down the spiral staircase. I have proof.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Ruby's new pillow

I swear I just found them this way. And no-one was sedated.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Time Keeps on Tickin Tickin Tickin into the Future

From "Fly Like an Eagle" by the Steve Miller Band.

You get my point, its September already.

"They say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself."
Andy Warhol

"Time is an illusion. Lunch time doubly so."
Douglas Adams


Peppers - they are suppose to be yellow.

Watermelon - the sugarbaby size (perfect for the fridge)

And last but not least the Topsy Turvy Tomato.

Where did the summer go?

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

for the last 30 seconds

This is a video from the same person who did the fart song below. I happen to watch this catchy little tune and fell in love with the ending. So just make make sure you watch the last 30 seconds.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Gems of the Internet

For your enjoyment. For my pleasure.

This is David Choi. He has other entertaining videos and songs in case you get bored.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Gardening Ford Tough

Now I'm not one to use tools the proper way that they were intended. These Yew bushes were planted too close to the house and were causing the siding to collect mildew.

So I removed them.

Using the Car.

It was lots of fun.

So in there place I planted; peppers, lavender, basil, oregano and catnip.
And yes that is the Topsy Turvy Tomato Planter hanging in the corner, it seems to be working fine.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Fan tastic

OK i think i have an over fascination or love of ceiling fans. Being able to flip a switch and have cool air flowing is one of my favorite things. I really do love them. We had 3 in the other house and there were a few here when we moved in. There was however none in the living room.

So figuring that I was going to gut the first floor (at some point in the future) i thought well i'll poke a hole in the ceiling, put in a fan bracket and hang a ceiling fan to help with the summer heat. So i measured out the center of the room (there was no fixture hanging in the living room) and started to make the hole to insert the fan bracket. And what did i find? A circuit box, complete with energized wires. (not the best thing to have in an enclosed ceiling)

So my little brain thought, now what? My answer? Put it off. I have decided to wait to deal with that mess until we gut the first floor. I measured over to find a new hole for the ceiling fan, installed the bracket and hung the fan. It is powered through an extension cord that is plugged into a wall outlet (for now anyway). We now have cool air in the living room. Have i mentioned that i love this thing? 60 inch blades, two light sources, three speeds (which reverse for winter time use) and an increased blade angle to push more air. It really is the small things in life that make me the happiest.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

the things i will do for my husband

Ok as most of you know his birthday is coming up. He is notoriously hard to shop for. So I keep a list of things in my head for such occasions when I can't think of anything else to get him (no not those things) things like this:

It's a Trifle.

And yes that is ground beef in there.

Have you ever seen the episode of friends where Rachel makes desert for Thanksgiving, and she mixes a trifle recipe with a Shepard's pie recipe? Well ever since the first time my husband watched that episode he has wanted a trifle just like that one. So Happy Birthday My Husband.

And for you that have not seen that episode. I found it on youtube, well the important part. Enjoy.

So for those if you who missed the ingredients it went a little like this. (I made some changes, so I'll write down what I did)

A layer of lady fingers (ok its pound cake), raspberry jam, vanilla pudding (I don't do custard from scratch), raspberries, more pound cake, beef sauteed with peas and carrots, more pound cake, raspberry jam (two layers of jam for my husband), more pudding, bananas and whipped cream (whipped fresh).

Friday, May 08, 2009

Hard at Work

So I've been working for a few weeks now. Its challenging, exhausting, sometimes tedious and sometimes (yes sometimes) fun, plus I don't have go to the gym. It also leaves me little time for much else. It also means that on high vacation/party weekends no-one gets to take the day off. So I will be MIA for the festivities.

I will be thinking about you all, while I bust my butt loading gravel into the back of old ladies cars. Have lots of fun, take lots of pictures and remember the sunscreen.

Peace out.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

88 Degrees in April

I need to move to Canada.
This is from the weather channel for yesterday.


Precip (in)
Nothing much to report, same old S**T different day. Everyone here is doing fine. We hope that we will be able to get to see any and all of you soon, but our schedules are making it difficult. (That's code for I have a job now, and I work opposite hours from my husband)

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Yeah Vermont!!!

Vermont becomes 4th state to allow gay marriage
Wed Apr 8, 2009 1:40pm EDT

BOSTON (Reuters) - Vermont legalized gay marriage on Tuesday after lawmakers overrode a veto from the governor by a wafer-thin margin, making the New England state the fourth in the United States where gays can wed.
The vote, nine years after Vermont was first in the United States to adopt a same-sex civil-union law, also makes the tiny state of 624,000 people the first in the nation to introduce gay marriage through legislative action instead of the courts.
"We've shown that truth and fairness and justice and love are more powerful than one man's veto pen," same-sex marriage advocate Beth Robinson said to cheers from supporters in the state capital of Montpelier after Vermont's House of Representatives passed the bill by a 100-49 vote.
Known for picturesque foliage, quaint dairy farms and a counter-culture spirit, Vermont joins New England neighbors Connecticut and Massachusetts in allowing gay marriage. Iowa legalized gay marriage last week.
Lawmakers in next-door New Hampshire and Maine are also considering bills to allow gay marriage, putting New England at the heart of a divisive national debate over the issue.
Washington D.C. extended new rights to gay couples on Tuesday, too, with a unanimous City Council vote to recognize same-sex marriages performed outside the district. Some city lawmakers lauded the move as a prelude to legal same-sex marriage in the U.S. capital.
Vermont's bill, which becomes law on September 1, looked in peril after a 95-52 vote on Thursday in the Democratic-controlled House that was five votes short of the support needed to clear a veto from Republican Governor Jim Douglas.
Douglas vetoed the bill on Monday, urging lawmakers to focus on the economy instead. Supporters needed two-thirds of the votes in each chamber to override his veto. They got that easily in the state Senate, which passed the bill 23-5 earlier on Tuesday.
The vote came just four days after Iowa's Supreme Court struck down a decade-old law that barred gays from marrying. The surprise ruling, which made Iowa the first in the heartland to allow same-sex marriages, may have influenced some Vermont lawmakers to change their vote, gay marriage advocates said.
California briefly recognized gay marriage until voters banned it in a referendum last year.
The group Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, which helped to legalize gay marriage in Massachusetts and Connecticut, has set a goal of expanding such marriages to all New England states by 2012. Maine and New Hampshire already offer same-sex couples some form of legal recognition.
Forty-three U.S. states have laws explicitly prohibiting gay marriage, including 29 with constitutional amendments restricting marriage to one man and one woman.
(Editing by Chris Wilson)

Friday, March 27, 2009

Friday, March 20, 2009

Yard Work

So I had been out cleaning up from this winter, enjoying the 50 degree weather (when it came). Trimming way overgrown bushes down to a more reasonable size. To give you a size reference the bottom of the window is just over 5 feet tall. Just high enough for me to keep banging the top of my head into. The before pictures were taken early spring and mid summer of this past year. The after pictures were this week. The bushes are not done, I wanted to give them a chance to recover before I cut back the front to where it should be. (Or it might kill them)



Then this morning I woke up to This!

March - In like a lion, out like a smaller lion?

Monday, March 02, 2009

Is it Spring Yet?

I thought I heard someone mention spring. This was taken this morning,

we have another 6 inches fore casted for this afternoon.

Out of everyone I know, and I mean EVERYONE. I am the only one that still

loves a good snow storm. Even in March.

Ok maybe not the only one.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Self Tagged

Here are the rules.

1. Go to your picture folder & select the sixth folder.
2. Select the sixth picture in the folder.
3. Tag six people....

I, much like my sister have changes the rules too. It is now a Tag Yourself option.

Here is my 6th picture. It is my sixth picture of the first folder (I don't have six folders, at least not is one spot).

This is Ruby running crazy through my mom's back yard after a huge snowstorm last year. She is going on 5 years old and still runs just as crazy. Just look at the slightly crossed eyes and the helter skelter dog tags.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Earth Hour

Earth Hour is... well I'll let them tell you. I will be turning off my lights.
Will you?

The Earth Hour is scheduled for March 28th at 8:30pm your local time. Spread the word.
Go Here for more information.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

To My Valentine

Happy Valentines Day

I couldn't decided between them, so you get both.

I love you.

"I'm Yours" Official Video

"Lucky" Official Video With Colbie Caillat

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


I have noticed of late, that only two of my many household critters have been showing up on the blog. There is a perfectly good reason for this, as I do not have favorites. Most of the other critters when I am trying to take a picture of them look like;


or this.

I think its genetic.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Kitten Antics and Pierced Ears

Stella has lately decided that every surface is her own personal cat tree. She likes to sit on top of the TV, on top of the freezer and my shoulder while I'm trying to make dinner.

Ruby on the other hand decided she was going to try piercing her ears. She managed to get a scratch so deep on her ear, it actually poked all the way through her ear. She was running all crazy like through the woods near dusk, and must have run into a tree branch or bramble that sliced a pretty good chunk out of her ear. She is doing fine, we are holding off on the gold hoops till she gets a little older. She was very patient while we cleaned her ear and applied neosporin, and has been a bit more cautious while running through the woods. Although I expect this to wear off as she forgets what happened the last time.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Mass Hysteria!

Dr. Peter Venkman: This city is headed for a disaster of biblical proportions!

Mayor: What do you mean "biblical"?

Dr. Raymond Stantz: What he means is Old Testament, Mr. Mayor. Real wrath of God type stuff! Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies! Rivers and seas boiling!

Dr. Egon Spengler: Forty years of darkness, earthquakes, and volcano's!

Winston Zeddemore: The dead rising from the grave!

Dr. Peter Venkman: Human sacrifices, dogs and cats living together! Mass hysteria!

Thats right! You can panic now.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Rockin' in the New Year

This is how we spent New Years.
"Hey!" (in the James Brown it's too hot in the hot tub 'hey'.)

Actually it looked more like this...
"The whats dropping? Don't let it fall on you. Zzzzzzzzzz..."

Happy New Years to All and to All a Goodnight.