Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Sick & Tired

Every year I get sick about this time. It's always right before the flu shots are given at work, too. EVERY year. I was down and out this past weekend with a severe sinus infection. Just how much mucus is in an average sized adult head anyway? But other than still sounding like a man when I talk I'm feeling MUCH better.

Miss M is looking forward to Friday night trick-or-treating. She still hasn't completely decided what she's going to dress up as, but it looks like it's going to have to be something warm. The nights are really chilly lately.

Hopefully tonight we'll get to carve the Jack-o-lanterns and roast some pumpkin seeds. Yum.

Sunday, October 19, 2008


This is our Spooky Village this year.

I love decorating the house for the holidays. Growing up my Mom would completely transform the house around each holiday, and it just made everything so much more special. I hope my kids will have fond holiday memories, too.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

My Country Kitchen

It's still a Work-In-Progress, but I love my kitchen so far...

I think it's fate that the kitchen is yellow since that's what I just painted my former kitchen. This house was meant to be!

Thanks for visiting, and have a great Thursday!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


I was invited to play "Scattergories" by Miss Trina so here I go...

The rules:

Use the 1st letter of your name to answer each of the following questions.
They have to be real places, names, things. Nothing made up!
You can’t use your name for the boy/girl name question.
Tag at least 5 people to play along.

1. What is your name? Shirl
2. A 4 Letter Word: Sing
3. A Boys Name: Scott
4. A Girls Name: Sherry
5. An Occupation: Sailor
6. A Color: Salmon
7. Something you wear: Shoes
8. A Beverage: Sprite
9. A Food: Spareribs
10. Something found in the bathroom: Shampoo
11. A place: Sweden
12. A Reason for being late: Slept Late
13. Something you shout: SHUT UP!
14. Now tag five others: Please play if you'd like! It's fun!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The Pumpkin Festival

Oh, we had such a great time on Sunday!

We Went On A Hayride

Picked Out Our Pumpkins

Mined for Gems

And Visited Sally Scarecrow!

I tried to get Sally to come sit on my porch for the Season but for some reason she didn't want to do that. Oh, well.

It was a wonderful Fall day with my family.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Little By Little

This is my bedroom so far...

I still need my nightstand and dresser, but the bed is set up and the curtains are hung. I slept like a baby last night.

Yesterday Miss M, her Dad, Patrick, his girlfriend Danielle and I went to the Village Fair at Maddy's school. The only game she would play this year was the cake walk. Last year she was SO into everything and wanted to do everything twice. This year, she's a 5th grader and apparently all the games are for "babies." My little girl is growing up. :(

Today we're heading out to the Pumpkin Festival at the Berry Farm. We'll get to pick our pumpkin from the vine, so it should be lots of fun. Hopefully Miss M won't find these activities too babyish!

Have a great Sunday, everyone!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Don't Let His Looks Fool You

This guy is SHARP! (As in he is NOT happy to be in a new place!)

We had a time trying to get Mr. Thomas into the new house. Miss M had to tackle him, then I rushed over and grabbed him by the nap of the neck. He threw his back paws up and gave me a good 3" scratch on the inside of my arm. OUCH! I think he's STILL under the bed. He's such a wimp. On the other hand, Miss Sable came in like she owns the place and is very comfortable. Girls are SO much better than boys! LOL

We're still moving, but we don't have very much left to go. Maddy is adjusting really well and seems to be so happy in her new house. So is Mommy. :)

Hopefully I'll have some pics to share this weekend.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Tonight's The Night

DS's and I are moving the beds this evening, so Miss M and I will be spending tonight at the new place. I got tickled at her last night because I was unpacking the kitchen stuff and she asked if we could stay there and sleep on the floor. HA! I told her if I laid on that floor all night I'd still be there a week from now! LOL

A big heartfelt "THANK YOU" to everyone who has left a comment of support. I really appreciate your kind words and friendship more than you know.

Have a great Wednesday! :)

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

I Get My Key TODAY

I am SO excited!

Monday, October 6, 2008

She Who Shall NOT Be Ignored

Every time Maddy put her down, Miss Sable would hop right back up there. I think someone wanted some attention, huh?

Speaking of Miss M, she's not feeling well today, so I'm home with her. She was a little off her mark yesterday, just laying around and not doing much, then today she's complaining of nausea and a tummy ache. I've got her tucked in with some hot chocolate and the remote, and she's fine for now. I hate it when she's sick. :(

Have a wonderful Monday, you guys!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Packing & Sorting

The packing is coming right along. I brought up a couple of boxes from the basement last night and found some things I'd forgotten I had. It was like Christmas! LOL

I found my Febreze Scent Stories. Do they still make cartridges for these?

I also found my cut glass cake plate that I bought in Germany.

AND, a brand new set of flannel sheets still in the package! Nice new sheets for a new home.

I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008