Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Is it just Wednesday?

I get to go shopping with my dd. That doesn't happen very often, Yah!

Bailey is scared of the sprinkler. She has never seen one, which tells you how often I water the grass. She would just stop and not know which direction to go to get away from it. Then she would bark at it. So funny, but she didn't like it when I laughed at her. Guess I wouldn't like it if I caught her laughing at me either.

The count down is on. Why does time go by so slow when you want to do something fun and fast when you don't want to do something. A puzzle of life , I guess.

It seems like forever since I have seen all my children and grandchildren. Even when they live close , time just gets away from us. I guess it makes the time together more special. I try not to bug them(but really everyday would be fine with me).

I have a plan for the talent show, if I have the nerve to do it. Sometimes my good ideas don't pan out. Sure is fun to watch though!

We have been working with Bailey to not go crazy when someone comes to the door. Well we have changed our training. Dh empty a small can of candy and I had the thought to fill it with rocks and shake it when she does something wrong. We shook it, she really doesn't like it but we haven't tried it at the door. Wish us luck.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Almost there

I feel like a broken is doing great. Everyday I see more babies, can't wait to share with the family.

Trying to plan to water the grass(don't tell my dh) he only sees more mowing. But with the 4th, I don't want to take a chance of a fire and it is really drying out with the hot weather.

Robin is freezing water for us..I have a big sack to give her full of a lot of containers. I know it will take a lot to keep things cold.

I will start making homemade ice cream Thursday. It is more fun to do it with everyone but I don't want to miss out on any fun so I will make it and freeze it for later.

Poor Bailey sure doesn't like the hot weather...she is glad to come in after I water out back. We shaved her and it is starting to grow back...hate to think what she would have felt like if we hadn't shaved her.

She found a ball when she was supposed to be doing her business. UG!!!!!!!!! She forgets what she is supposed to do. All she does is run past me daring me to catch her(like I actually could)she throws the ball then runs to catch it. It really is funny...if it weren't so hot out. I have to go to the gate and knock on it. She thinks someone is there and comes running. So far she hasn't cought on to me. If it weren't so hot I would feel bad tricking her.

Three days and counting....can't wait to have everyone come. Sure hope they can stay the whole weekend!


Thursday, June 24, 2010

Here comes friday

I'm trying to get ready for the 4th. The problem is if I do it to soon, I will have to do it all again. The heat is kicking me!!!!!!! So I have to reserve my strength. Inch by inch it will get done. I really just relax and enjoy the 4th without too much work on those days. Good idea, hope I can pull it off.

I am helping with the blood drive, our church is the one to provide the food and serve it. I said I would make some of the potato salad. Man, I haven't made that much potato salad in years. Hope I can remember how to do it. We are serving sloppy Joe's also, and cookies(homemade) the last time I gave blood we got OJ and a cookie. Maybe we can get a crowd in with the smell of food.

My garden it doing great!!!!!!! I love to see all the babies growing. The melons are going crazy...I saw in a mag. that when they get so big they hung a pantie hose so it held the melon without it being on the ground. I'm going to try looks funny but if I can get the melons without them getting yucky on the ground it will be worth it.

Bailey loves to be close to me while I work...if I'm in a hurry it really bugs me. When I iron she is just right under my feet, not sure if she thinks she is protecting me from that hot iron. The other day I was working in the kitchen and had an idea to put in some music. I put in Rascal Flatts and probably had it to loud , but I was singing and really getting down. Then I noticed , no Bailey, she was in the living room looking down. Wow, if I had know she didn't like my music , I would have put in in sooner.

Cooler today, hope it stays for a while. I keep checking on the always rains on the 4th and with the long dry spell, who knows what will happen.

Monday, June 21, 2010

the day after

After church we had a pot luck dinner. We had fathers, grandfathers, and not yet fathers. Usually the women and children go first, but on fathers day they went first. It is so funny to see them go would have thought they had won something wonderful. The young men and little boys also went with the fathers. Again their little faces were just glowing.

The men of the church help teach the young men and boys to be respectful and let the women and girls eat first. They wait their turn and learn a good lesson . But they were in hog heaven yesterday. You wouldn't think that they would get such a joy by going first but they knew the joy of eating first if only for one day.

It is hurts just by being in the sun just for a few minutes. My poor plants are taking a beating, I just can't keep enough cool water on them. No rain in sight. I have to get out to do some running around..I am putting it off as long as I can!

May have the girls down this week. Yah, can't wait. What a joy they are! And so much fun to be around. They can't get here quick enough.

The 4th is coming...Cooler temps. would be appreciated but if not the house will be cooler till the sun goes down.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

middle of the week

Just made it in from watering. To do it right it takes a long time. Everything is growing very well. I picked my first vegs. today, Yah!

It is supposed to rain sprinkled just enough to make the car dirty, UG.

I have started to exercise again, I will be glad when my body gets used to it! Can't do much but every little bit will help , I hope.

Bailey came in to me yesterday, and she had red coming from her mouth and on her chin hairs. I panicked, did she swallow something that cut her mouth , was she bleeding from her stomach? A million thoughts went through my mind in a matter of seconds also could we afford the vet. bill. I went into the hall and there I found a red jello pkg. that had fallen off the pantry shelf...I was so releaved , it was hard to correct her(I did very sternly). When I told dh, he just laughed at me. Later, she got up on him and burped , he said "smells like jello". So glad he was having fun with it.

My body says, take a nap, my work says no. Oh well, tomorrow is another day.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Is it bedtime yet?

Well, I have had a busy day. I've been practicing giving a food demonstration for our women's group. I am doing cucumber sandwiches(boy do I love these) If you haven't tried them, you really need to. Then I'll make a peach salsa, again you need to try it. It is good with pork, chicken or fish. We will be using chips. Then I will have them try stuffed apricots(cream cheese base). Everyone is such good cooks, I didn't think I could teach them anything so I went with things that they might not try without eating it first.

July 4th is coming fast, and I don't feel like the spirit is with everyone. Everyone is so busy I hope it's just a relaxing, fun filled vacation. Sure hope if they don't want to come they will let me know. I'll cry but then I'll put on my big girl panties on and go to bed.

Garden is growing, the rain really did help. The pen is getting smaller and smaller...they look like they are trying to stake out their own territory.
Hope I have some vegs. by the 4th.

Found some different ice cream to make. Should be fun.

Need to get the laundry in the dryer , hate to heat up the house before the temp. goes down.

Hope this evening is quiet and Bailey doesn't want to go out so I can get ready for bed. Nice thought but don't think it will happen.

Monday, June 14, 2010

A thought

"The invitation to repent is rarely a vioce of chastisement but rather a loving appeal to turn around to 're-turn' toward God. It is the beckoning of a loving Father and His Only Begotten Son to be more than we are, to reach up to a higher way of life, to change, and to feel the happiness of keeping the commandments. Being disciples of Christ, we rejoice in the blessing of repenting and the joy of being forgiven. They become part of us, shaping the way we think and feel"

Elder Neil L. Anderson

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

get it done

After much thinking , I realize that I think too much. I got up today and looked at what needed to be done, and the first thing that I thought was, "how do you eat an elephant?" "One bite at a time."
Now my house isn't an elephant but you have to start some bite by bite I will get things done.
My squash was looking so wilted yesterday I thought it was a goner. But this morning when I went out, there they were, standing up straight with their large leaves turned up like they were praiseing God for the rain and cool weather. What a sight to see.
Now, it has stopped raining and is hot. Guess what ,they are wilted again...hope they hang in there till I get some veg. from them.

Haven't seen my son since he had his radiation. He was sure looking so pale and ashen. I don't think I looked like that when I went through all the things you do so you can live a long healthy life. I wish the VA would treat their vet.s with more care. It is a shame that in the U.S. we can't give our young men and women who have served our country the same measure of care that the general population gets. Why doesn't our government do something. They can give to other countries and run up the debt but they can't take care of our vet.s.

Well of to water the front flowers...the only good thing is I get just as wet as the flowers do, and it is hot out so it should feel good!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


It is amazing that as I'm going to bed and think of everything that needs to get done the next day, I am excited to make a dent on what is staring me in the face.
Then I get is like pulling teeth to get me motivated.
You would think I have a little fairy doing my things for me. She has to be very small 'cause I never see anything she has done. I don't want to hurt her feelings but she is not holding up her end of things. Perhaps she needs to call in her whole family. I would pay for the call.

Ok, I can't put off doing my work anymore. Actually, I can't think of anything to talk about. So I will act busy in hopes of things looking better.