Sunday, March 30, 2008
I had told SH that when I got home I would start a fire in the woodburner to keep the house from getting too chilly tonight. I tried....I really did, but something is wrong with the chimney. I got my fire started but absolutely NONE of the smoke would go up the chimney. It came out of every little crack in the stove and what made it to the chimney came back out around the pipe. Right now I am looking at my computer screen through a haze....a pretty thick haze. I opened the basement door and put a fan in but its on the other end of the basement and most of the smoke wants to go straight up, which is where the stairs are. I'm glad I decided to start the fire before I took a shower. I smell like my volunteer firefighter dad always does when he came home from house fires. I put the fire out in the woodburner, but that just makes more smoke.
I'm pretty sure the massive amounts of rain we have had for the last month is to blame. I hope that is what is to blame.....and not some animal in the chimney.
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Today is a very rainy day....again. We have had rain almost every freakin day this year. Last year we had no rain, burned up yards and gardens and had to add water to the pool every few days. We need a happy medium...rain one day a week and then I need some sun. I wonder who I get in touch with to make that request....
DD is so EXCITE! only16 days until prom. I can not believe how fast it is approaching. Hair appointments, tanning appointments (and probably nail appointments) etc. right up til the day. I remember prom but I do not remember it being this much of a big thing. We bought dresses and got flowers but I think we planned it for a month or so, these girls have been working on stuff since Christmas. Have to have the perfect dress, shoes, earrings, necklace, nail color, hair style, tan, after prom outfit and bracelets.
Remember a few months ago when my SH took out an electric pole with his car? Just slid on a patch of ice on his way home from work. I got a bill this week from the electric company...did you know a pole costs $3,324.00?
Have a great Friday tomorrow....and Kim...good luck and eat something really good tomorrow.
Saturday, March 22, 2008
I needed to start getting ready about an hour ago so I went to the bathroom to get in the shower, got undressed, turned on the water....nothing. I'm not sure if it's retribution for complaining about the flooding all around but there is not a drop of water coming out of my faucets. I called the water company and they said there was a line break and it would be back on in a few hours. I drove to the store and bought jugs of water and washed my hair in cold water and now I am going to go get started cooking... I shall never ever complain about the weather again. This morning it got into the upper 50's and was nice outside.....the temperature is dropping like Wiley Coyote off a cliff chasing roadrunner......crap, I've probably went and done it now.
Friday, March 21, 2008
The worst part is that this is our main route to Wal mart, and the mall.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Koko is also a very well trained house dog. I can leave for 10 hours if I need to and she will be fine and will not use the bathroom in the house. She will wait until I get home if she has to cross her legs and hop. She is lucky because SH and I work different shifts. She very seldom needs to be home more than 3 or 4 hours alone.
This morning I woke up, walked down the hall and I smelled it....dog poop. I searched for 10 minutes before I finally found it....in a puddle in my DS's floor. She has not used the bathroom in the house since the day she unwrapped and ate an entire bag of hersheys kisses while I was gone....and I don't even want to relive the hours after that. I scrubbed dog poop off of walls....enough said. When I got home from work there were a couple new small puddles and some puke in different places. I scrubbed a little more. Then I had the audacity to doze off on the couch for 25 minutes....another puddle. I need to sleep with one eye open. I never taught her to bark when she had to go, she just sits down beside me and stares at me until I get the message. I don't pick up on that when I am asleep. She does act like she feels bad, but not too bad so I am just going to keep an eye on her for a bit and call the vet if she gets worse. She is still eating a tiny bit and she drinks a lot so I am not too worried about dehydration. Now if I could just teach her to use the potty....and flush.
Now I am going to go wait until my dearest daughter comes home from the tanning bed, because she is bringing me a lasagna and garlic bread from a pizza place near the tanning place.....it's a mommy/home health thing, I can eat lasagna and scrub poo at the same time.
Sunday, March 16, 2008
It is almost spring which in the Myers household means one thing, people start dropping these off. This cute little guy and his little sister are running around the yard and won't leave, which could be because my husband, children and their friends fed them turkey and canned dog food. I begged them not to feed them but they don't listen very well when it comes to puppies. I think there is a black and brown one running around too but I haven't found it yet. I have just caught a quick glimpse of it in the woods and running around the side of the house in the dark. They were all terrified of people but seemed to get over it pretty quick when the turkey came out. They are still very shy but getting better. I'm sure the other one will show up when she hears rumors of free food. I'm pretty sure it is a she because this one is a male so statistically the other two have to be female. My statistics come from years of rescuing puppies, very few are male. I do love dogs, but I get so tired of people dumping them on me when I don't want them.
Friday, March 14, 2008
Today when I needed to clean house I turned on the tv to the music only stations. I decided to walk down memory lane and listen to the 80's station. I just have one thing to say about that....what in the heck were we thinking? Don't get me wrong, I love 80's rock music. I never listened to country music, could not stand it until the boy bands and Brittany started dominating the radio and I switched to country. I switch back and forth daily but mostly I stick with country. My big complaint about the music I listened to in the 80's is the fact that most of it was...umm....not the nicest music. The songs I listened to today within an hour were 1. Darling Nikki , 2. Nasty girl, 3. Like a virgin. When I look back I see how that music might have had something to do with how some of my friends acted. Not me.....no never...just some friends. The 80's seemed to be a fun time where SOME OF MY FRIENDS may or may not have been doing some things that we now hope our children are smart enough not to do. While superhubby and I were dating I fell in love with the song "Shining star." When ever that song came on the radio I would melt. That song made me think thoughts very unbecoming for a young girl. SH ran right out and bought that tape so it would be on every time I got in his truck. He was slick like that. I never hear that song anymore but just humming the tune makes me wish SH was home. Just give me a second I need to take a deep breath....
I think my point in this was the fact that the things my friends did in the 80's were probably at least partly due to the music we listened to. I had great parents but they were not able to talk about anything uncomfortable. Words I never heard from my parents mouth 1. sex 2. any word for a body part 3. love 4. Any word to do with relationships. My parents never ever ever said anything to me like "don't drink", or " no sex." I will say again I have great parents, they just were not comfortable with anything personal. I can honestly say I have never heard my parents say "I love you" to each other or anyone else and I have never ever seen them kiss or hug. My parents have a great relationship but not in public. I have taken a different road with my own children. I am not going to kid myself and say they tell me everything because that would not be right, but we do talk about things...body parts, sex, pregnancy and relationships. I want my children to be able to be more open about things than I was. I think its working, DD had a friend over the other day and was changing clothes. The phone rang and she came running out of her room in her underwear and a bra yelling "go ahead and look at these amazing boobs, you know you want to."
Thursday, March 13, 2008
DD and I are trying to find the perfect after prom outfit. You would think the big stress would be the prom dress but she found that easily. You must understand that DD is not picky about clothes, she just wants them to fit well. She loves sales and hates for me to pay full price for any type of clothing. She usually goes to the mall and finds exactly what she wants in about 15 minutes and it is on sale. The outfit for the after prom party, not so easy. Saturday we went to the Huntington mall in WV. and shopped for hours. She looked for clothes at Rue 21, JC penny, Aeropostle, Sears, Deb, Old Navy, American Eagle, Macy's, Kohls,Elder Beerman and Steve and Barry's. We finally left there and went to Ashland Ky. and looked at Penny's, American Eagle, Body central, Maurices, Goody's and one new store I can't think of the name of. Nothing. We then went to another Sears in Ashland...nothing. Last night we decided while we were out to go to the Ashland mall again, just in case they had new stuff and they did.....so she tried on clothes for a couple of hours....nothing. The clothes are either too maternity looking, too tiny for an April night or just plain ugly. By the time we got home Saturday I ached from head to toe, and last night I was just tired, tired of trying to find cute clothes that were decent looking. We decided last night that since we have a busy weekend coming up we would go back next week, but not before and find something and we wouldn't come home until we did. Wish me luck...I'm gonna need it.
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
I've noticed the birds at my feeder are getting more colorful. I think some of those that flew south for the winter are back and ready for summer to be here. The only problem is, it snowed again and they all seemed confused by it. This guy spent time at the feeder but any other bird that showed up scared him to death.
Here he is trying to fly away when a cardinal came to eat. We have liftoff.
Thursday, March 06, 2008
This morning when I left for work I saw 3 deer, 2 squirrels and 2 chipmonks...before I got out of the driveway.
Our weather the last few years has been odd, to say the least. Last summer it was super hot and dry. We had almost no rain last summer and the temperature was 90 degrees or over most of the summer. Remember this picture I took in the fall. The weather forecasters were saying that the trees wouldn't be pretty but I still think they were. The ground was so dry it was cracked all over....we prayed for rain.
When we got to fall our prayers were answered.....and it hasn't quit since. That pretty colorful but cracked yard now looks like this.............. I remember a conversation we had when we built our house about 10 years ago when we were picking out the kitchen floor. Somehow I had this idea that I loved the white tile. Me, who will only mop
Today I went to a friends house to watch an auction. She unfortunately lost her young husband and her mother in law within a week of each other. This is where I tried to pull my minivan into the field. This is also where SH and a couple of his friends had to push me out.
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
Going to Walma#t where we live is not easy. We don't just jump in the car and run down the road....we go to a different state. We do have a walma#t nearby in our state but it takes longer to get there than just going to Kentucky. I do not enjoy going to wal m#rt with SH unless I have a lot of shopping to do, which gives him time to go through the hardware section. Last night it was 9:15 before we even got there. I was tired. I grabbed the few things I needed and headed for the auto section. SH disappeared 3 times while I was picking out filters because hardware and car stuff are entirely too close together. Finally after 30 minutes of walking around and turning to find SH had vanished into thin air again we got our stuff and left. On the way out the door I picked up a couple other necessities....A package of these....
And a package of these.......
Monday, March 03, 2008
Jophie is doing a little better today. Pneumonia in both lungs but it is starting to look just slightly better on x-rays. He isn't going to be all better in a few days, this will take awhile but he is headed the right direction.
I had a check up at my doctors office today and my BP was a healthy 122/70. She gave me an antibiotic and an inhaler because I was a little wheezy and everyone I work with has some plague or the other. Now if I could just quit eating for about 6 months I would be healthy.
My family, all of whom
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Sunday, March 02, 2008
Kelli and her friend Kendra had dates last night and ended the evening watching movies at our house. Kelli's date for the night, whom she has grown very fond of, had to go back to college today but will be back in a few weeks for his cousins wedding. Six weeks until prom and trust me they are counting the days down. The kids also all got a chance to talk to Aunty Kim on the Internet last night and I think all 4 of them have decided they like her a lot. She always makes them feel good about themselves, which teenagers need and love.
While the kids were out eating last night I got the privilege of going out to eat with this handsome guy...
Remember a few weeks ago when I was rejoicing in this temperature. Well today we went above that by 5 degrees. The sky was a beautiful deep blue. The birds are getting frisky because they know spring is right around the corner. Now if it would not rain for a couple of days so a little of the mud would dry up.