Thursday, June 30, 2011

Help me Im melting...........................................

Geez Louise...
I give...

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

If I had a hammer


 Our neighbor made these for Mickey!
 Seriously how cute are these cupcakes??
 With little rolls of duct tape!
 And pocket knives.
 And little bitty bottles of beer!!!
 Oklahoma Granny dont you just love these?
And the paper is camo....All this is just perfect...Our neighbor is just starting up a cake business and I think she may just have the talent for this, dont you???

Tell me.


Monday, June 27, 2011

Yes I am ....

I am what?  Well..according to my credit report, I was previously an aerospace engineer.  Yes that is correct..Or actually that is incorrect.  You can imagine my surprise to discover this last evening when Mickey and I decided to check out our reports.  My question to you,  my friends, do I leave the impressive resume or do I call and have it corrected?   (Naturally it will have to be corrected but what fun a person could have with that!)

Coming back to earth now, Mickey and I went out for our anniversary yesterday.  We had a terrific lunch which included Mickey wearing a bib that said, "LETS GET CRACKIN"!!  We went here...

New Steampots at Joe's!

Its a fun place...We then spent the afternoon back at home in the air conditioning...It has been too hot here to be out in the mid afternoon.  I have been getting up at 6 each morning and watering everything ...  It was in the 90's still this am when I got started...Geez..

Do you have big plans for the 4th?  

Tell me.




Friday, June 24, 2011

Toadily Pets
Please visit this site today as Marley is the featured pet of the week!!!! 

We are all very proud and excited for Marley...Shes come a long way baby...

Also in the latest news!!

Our office went to Nics Place....

Nics was featured on Diners Drives-ins and Dives.

Check it out...

Even tho we had to wait around 45 mins outside and it was 100 degrees, it was worth it!!  I would not say that if this was not one of the best burgers I have ever ate!!  Please dont mention this to my cardiologist..
The burger must have been around a half pound..Im not kidding..


Today I picked up my car from our repairman...After writing a HUGE check I am back to work this morning..Its Friday and this weekend is also our wedding anniversary...We will probably go to dinner..Even tho I am still STUFFED after my visit to Nics!

The extended weather forecast..

Today...Sunny. Highs around 101. South winds 10 to 20 mph.

Tonight...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 70s. South winds 15 to 20 mph.

Saturday...Partly cloudy. Highs around 100. South winds 15 to 25 mph.

Saturday Night...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 70s. South winds 15 to 20 mph.

Sunday...Partly cloudy. Highs around 101. South winds 15 to 20 mph.

Sunday Night And Monday...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 70s. Highs around 101.

Monday Night...Partly cloudy with slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 70s. Chance of thunderstorms 20 percent.

Tuesday Through Wednesday...Partly cloudy. Highs around 102. Lows in the mid 70s.

Wednesday Night...Clear. Lows in the upper 70s.

Thursday...Partly cloudy. Highs around 103.

Please, be careful and take care of yourself in this kind of weather...

Please think about the elderly and the animals and please do not leave your pets in the car!!!  You would not believe how many times this type of thing is on the news...

Drink water...It does a body good.


Thursday, June 23, 2011

One of THOSE days.

We've all had them right?  Those not so perfect days? 

Yesterday was one for me..

Matter of fact,  I will number all the things as we go along,  that even on a good day will throw me off or make me a nervous wreck anyway..

Lets start with I had to get up earlier than usual (1) because I had to go to the doctors (2) to talk about a matter (3) that is causing me some discomfort (4) and may require more doctors visits (5).

As I'm driving with rush hour traffic (6) on Interstate 40 going about 75 mph, I hear a POP from somewhere outside my car.  I immediately thought I had a blow out (7) .   My exit was about 2 miles ahead and in that time I began to feel relief that the POP was something that really didn't matter..HA!   When I stopped at the next stop sign, something that appeared to be smoke was pouring out from around my engine! (8)...All my gauges appeared to be in order but there was the *smoke* along with a nasty smell..(9)...I had about 4 more miles until I could make it to the doctors office.  I was going to get there regardless of what was happening with the car, I decided..SO..I made it...I opened the hood of the car (10) and nothing appeared to be amiss.  (Like I know what I'm doing) SO I proceed into the doctors office (11)..
During my exam (12) my mind was on the car situation and my own health issue (13)...And since we are all friends here, bottom line, they suspect I may have kidney stones...(14 and YIKES)...After 2 tubes of blood (15) and a paper that said I needed an ultrasound at the hospital (16) I went out to the car...Long story short, my car was towed (16) to the repairman (17) and I went on to work...The repairman called later to announce that the POP was my air conditioning condenser had BLOWN UP and the *smoke* I saw was freon coming out..ANYWAY, the bill will be $1200.00!! (18) He will have it ready in a day or two. (19) 

Mickey picked me up after work and I went home and went on a cleaning binge..Having myself one big pity party, let me tell you...

Tell me about your latest *One of THOSE days*

And, have you ever had a kidney stone?

Tell me.



Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Marley will be featured as Pet of the Week!!!

Marley will be featured as pet of the week this Friday June 24th here..

Be sure to visit!!

I also have lots to tell you tomorrow...

Until then.


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Too hot to fish!

What a hot time in the old west it has been!!  Whew!!! 

I picked up the grands on Friday evening...Dylan had the best time riding his four-wheeler..

 He even took Emma for a spin or two.....She tried a bit unsuccessfully to ride on her own..She forgot about the brake and ran into a cedar tree..She was fine as she wasn't going that fast at all..Just forgot how to stop it..Then the second time around she again forgot about the brake and tried to use her feet to stop the four wheeler..We thought that was enough for one evening of learning to ride..
The baby is still too young.  She rode with me on the big four wheeler..We followed Dylan on his down through the woods and around the pond and back up and around the yard..It was a blast!

The original plan was all three to spend the night but as we fired up the grill, Dylan decided it was time to go home.  We have been going through this the past few years and we aren't quite sure why but it is the way it is.  I don't fight him on this because I STILL get homesick at my advanced age.  

So Angela brought him to the lake to meet us the next morning to participate in the derby...  

There were many people there despite the extreme temperatures and high winds...

We tried our best, but didn't get one fish!  We did get just enough bites to keep us there for a few hours.  The temperature that day soared to 102 degrees.  We left way before that..We were all safely home and resting by noon..

So that concludes the events of a weekend in June 2011.. 

What did you do?

Tell me.


Friday, June 17, 2011

A weekend in June

Grand ones are coming over tonight...Fishing Derby tomorrow..

Take care!


Thursday, June 16, 2011

I wanna know.....why

There I was....

Just enjoying the evening..

Doing my gardening....

 When the sky suddenly did this....

And this began....

and then this...

There was nothing we could do as we all watched the destruction...(Notice the holes in the plant leaves?)  Yes this is what happened to a LOT of leaves...Also damage to a couple of our vehicles..I know are house roof needs replaced soon, but I am holding out until I HAVE to get it done...Anyway....

We had people come earlier in the evening to look at this tree...
It was damaged in the ice storm of 2007 and this year it didn't come back..Too much damage was done...  leaving us with a *what to do with the trunk* dilemma.  What else then to have it preserved!!   

By this fellow..

I will keep it a secret until the work is complete..(I mean I will try)
AND you all will be the first to see!!

Whats new with you?

Tell me..


Mickey and Me: A method to my madness

Mickey and Me: A method to my madness

Friday, June 10, 2011

A method to my madness

Or otherwise known as the blog post with many pictures....

Every day its the same story....Literally...

I go home..Change clothes and head out ....

I go by this hydrant and flip it up..(Thank you Mickey)
 This begins the water flow that waters my garden as I
 head to barn with Bob right with me and then
 we are greeted by the herd as I make my way to
 the center of the pasture where Mickey installed yet another hydrant for me and I flip that on.  In the summer I have a hose connected to this as it runs to
 the tank that I keep in the shade under an old hickory tree down in the corner of the pasture so the water remains cool as the heat is on!  Then I
 head back up to the barn to begin the feeding process.  Ben, the Anatolian Sheperd,  knows to  get into one of the stalls as that is where he eats.  I cannot feed the dogs together as it just wouldn't work.  Ben would eat all of
 Delilahs food as she eats outside by the Quonset hut.  Then after they are happily eating their dinner I head

back to the barn to give these ladies their

pellets, being careful to divide it equally in the

different feeding containers so that everyone

can get their fair share including

Rita who I feed outside beside the barn where the other goats cannot see whats going on because they would want to eat it all and give her nothing.  Yes

they are that way..Don't let the pretty faces fool you..So after that I turn off the hydrant which has flowed for quite awhile now and then head back to the barn and let Ben out of his stall as they have pretty much finished eating

by this time and then lock the gate and pull the big fan back over and turn it on so they can have a pleasantly cool evening in the barn and  

without fail the ladies will still be asking for more food or a good petting or at least a treat as I am shutting things up for the night...  
And that, my friends, concludes the tour of what happens when I get home from work. 

There are a few days that it seems like WORK but for the most part, it is what makes me happy..It is the way it is on Peebly...

Whats your routine?

Tell me..