Saturday, August 30, 2008

Marley Is Miffed

Does she look to you like she's still a little miffed with me?


Last night she was so dopey and just wanted to be around me for support. The doc said they usually don't have to put in stitches, but Miss Marley had to have a couple, and they're really bothering her.

Hendrix is trying to be supportive...


She's not impressed.

Friday, August 29, 2008

I'm With Garfield!


SO ready for the weekend! How about you?

Lynne is coming over tonight to stitch, and I'm going to make spaghetti for dinner. I'm looking forward to some down time and visiting with a friend. I know she needs a break from all her unpacking as well.

Our puppy, Miss Marley, is being fixed today *shudder* so she's going to need extra TLC this weekend. Pour baby, I hope she recovers quickly and has an easy time of it. She's so innocent and sweet. I hate the thought of her going under the knife, so please send up a little prayer for her today.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Three Stores...

and $68 later Miss M finally has all her school supplies! I feel so badly for parents buying for more than one child! Things are so expensive, and the teachers (whom I respect greatly) sometimes don't realize that having to buy "gel" glue sticks or "plastic" pocket folders can be somewhat of a challenge when you live payday to payday. I'm just glad it's over for another year, other than the occasional pencil or filler paper.

We've had rain the past two days and I'm ecstatic! I just hope it continues through the evening because I don't have to go anywhere and can sit and enjoy it. (LOVE the rain!)

Tuesday, August 26, 2008



What'cha doin'?

It's Tuesday...SMILE!

Not a lot happening in my corner of the world today. Gotta pick up school supplies this evening after work. I hope we find everything at one place. Last year we went to 3 stores just to find filler paper! I guess that's what I get for procrastinating, but I work better under pressure. LOL

Have a great day!

Monday, August 25, 2008

A Fair Day!

Randy & Miss M

On the Ferris Wheel


The Paratrooper


Hall of Mirrors


Two Sweet Little Ones


A Handsome Couple

(They would go so well in my kitchen! LOL)


We had a great time yesterday. Didn't eat too much Fair Food as we're saving ourselves for the State Fair next month. Things are SO expensive!!!

Sunday, August 24, 2008


I love puzzles. Mom and I used to sit for hours on end working them and chatting away. The bigger the better. My daughter has grown to love them as well which is so cool! This is one she just finished...


Got this one for her for a buck at the Dollar Tree! LOL

I spoke with the nurse and she said there is a "2cm oval density in the right breast," so the doc has ordered an ultrasound along with the additional views. I'm certain it's nothing, but of course I'll do what they tell me to do like a good little patient! LOL

We're heading out to the County Fair today. The weather looks like it's going to be bearable, too! I hope everyone has a fabulous Sunday!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Unruly Girls...

Mamogram report came and it seems I need to go back for some further "views." No reason noted on the letter, but there was a "finding" that necessitates them taking another look. Joy. So, I'm trying to stay calm and optimistic. Another blip in my otherwise serene and tranquil life....*yeah right* Any prayers and good thoughts would definitely be appreciated!

Dear son #1 brought me lunch today! I love those Wendy's Homestyle Wraps. YUM. I like the ones McDonald's has, but these are even better. WTG, Dave Thomas crew!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

'Nuff Said


Tuesday, August 19, 2008

I Remembered The Eggs!

I made 2 more loaves of Amish Friendship Bread last night, and I remembered the eggs! It's amazing what a difference they made! LOL We tried chocolate pudding this time and it was fabulous. I know chocolate and bread doesn't sound too appetizing together, but the bread is really more of a cake. YUM!

Wanna see my dream house? I drive by this little gem every day, and for some reason I'm just drawn to it's coziness and serenity...


Maybe someday when the kids are grown and on their own I can scale down and move into a dollhouse like this. Ah, what a dream!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Meet Me At The Fair!

The Chesterfield County Fair starts this week! I'm looking forward to taking Miss M this weekend. I can smell that yummy Fair food now! I had intentions of entering my current cross stitch work-in-progress this year, but alas I didn't get finished in time. Next year I hope to have it framed and ready to go, though. I always enjoy browsing through all the exhibits, and of course Miss M LOVES the animals!

My BFF's hubby had a heart attack on Thursday evening. He's doing well and is expected to get to go home today. I've been praying hard for them. I hope he recovers completely and things are back to normal soon. Scary stuff...he's only 41!

I've got to get school shopping wrapped up this week. I'm not as excited as a lot of Moms out there because school for me means having to wake Miss M every morning. She's definitely NOT a morning person. Sometimes I wonder if she's even my daughter! She'd better plan on an evening shift job when she grows up. lol

Have a great Monday!!!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

The Island Is History!

I snapped some "before" shots of the island which has now become a counterspace. I'll get some "after" pictures showing it's new home later on. You can click to see them larger.

The kitchen is really starting to come together. I still have to mount two upper cabinets, do the floor and lighting, and paint the ceiling, but already it looks SO much better than what it did when we moved in.

(Taken during our tour of the house before we bought it)

I've had such a headache the past few days. I'm sure it's stress related, but it's really starting to bug me. Anybody got an aspirin?

Monday, August 11, 2008

Yes We Can!

Unfortunately I experienced "technical difficulties" with the countertop project over the weekend.

The saw kept binding up and wouldn't go but about a foot into the cut before stopping completely. Now, mind you, my experience with a circular saw is minimal, and the thing was very hateful with all it's safety bells and whistles (who needs all those anyway?)

I called in reinforcements this morning and after dear son #2 assessed the situation, he immediately saw the problem. The saw blade was loose! He tightened it up and the stupid countertop cut like butter! Imagine that! So he's going to finish whacking off the excess today and I'll be able to move it against the wall this evening. If only I had called him sooner!

Hey, even Bob-The-Builder needs help every now and then!!!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Happy 8/8/8!!!

What a beautiful day! The sun is shining, a slight breeze is blowing, and I don't have to work tomorrow! Life is good! LOL

Lynne and I are meeting for dinner after work, then we're going back to her house to stitch for a while.

Tomorrow I plan to use power tools (they make me feel so manly) and get some work done on the kitchen. I've decided my island has to go. I've lived with it for a few weeks now, and it's just too big and doesn't leave enough room in the kitchen. So, I'm going to whack off about 10 inches of the countertop and scoot the cabinets over against the wall. That will open up the room and give me space to put my smaller island in the middle of the floor. I'm sure I'll like that much better. It's a Work-in-Progress!

Have a great weekend, and thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Eggs? What Eggs?

OK, so my BFF Diana gave me an Amish Frienship Bread starter. I carefully followed the instructions for 9 days...mushing the bag, adding the flour, milk, and sugar, and letting the air out when needed. Finally I'm ready to bake this fabulous bread. Never made bread before, but I'm an OK baker, so I gave it a try.

I FORGOT THE EGGS! Not just one egg...3 EGGS! So, needless to say the bread was a More like a very moist brownie than bread. But it was delicious anyway! Both loaves have been all but gobbled up by my crew of garbage disposals!

So, 10 days from now I'll be baking again. This time, WITH eggs...

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Fried Green Tomatoes

YUM! My coworker just gave me a mess of green tomatoes. It's been a LONG time since I've fried up a plate of these babies! I can hardly WAIT!!!

The weekend was relatively quiet at Mays Manor. I got a lot of housework done and played Animal Crossing with Miss M. We have a great time together talking about our characters, watching each other play, and finding things that we know the other will like. I love spending time with her.

After work I'm off to the grocery store to get ingredients for my Amish Friendship Bread, and some corn meal for these tomatoes! Miss M and I are going to have fun this evening!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Friday, Sweet Friday!

Are you ready for the weekend??? It's been a long week and I'm so ready to sleep in, spend time with my princess, and of course, get the house cleaned and laundry done. (That last bit isn't much fun, but it sure does make me feel good once it's done! Hey, that rhymes! LOL)

I'm hoping to get some more work done on the kitchen, too. My home was considered a "fixer" when I bought it 2 years ago this October. It's a 1950's California Rancher and nothing has been done to update it SINCE the 1950's!

I've taken up the old stinky green indoor/outdoor carpet which was a mammoth project. Underneath the black foam backing which was literally stuck to the floor, I found the most gorgeous oak hardwoods!

After the carpet came up...

After they were sanded...

And the finished work of art!

I've also painted the living room, ripped out the old rusted metal kitchen cabinets, and painted the kitchen walls. It's a slow process, but I'm enjoying doing the work myself. I'll share more before/after pictures as I get things done.

Have a wonderful weekend!!!