Friday, July 25, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Sunday, July 20, 2008
It was around 8ish last night when they found me outside doing some yard work, then they attacked. Viciously. After about 10 minutes, i went into the house and already had a lumpy forehead. I was bitten 3 times. These bites swell and become lumps. By morning, the lumps were pretty much gone, and all that was left was little red bite marks.
I hate bats too but i understand they have a purpose. They eat those ugly things ubove. But a sand flie? What are they good for? I can find no reason why they were put on this earth. Obviously, the bats are sloughing off around here, because we are having a bumper crop of sand flies.
I catagorize them with wood ticks. We don`t need them, get rid of them, i want to spray the world with insecticides to make the world a safer place to live.
Friday, July 18, 2008
Often times, her public duties took her out of the kingdom. It was required that she attend Parades. As she walked by her public, they gasped and were heard saying, "oh what a lovely Princess." Olivia would raise her hand, and as any royalty would, She`d wave with her little hand raised, and turning from side to side, all could see she had been born to be a Princess. The king, in the white tank top, stood close by making sure his princess was safe from the masses. He likes doubling as a body gaurd.
And then the wicked Queen put the little princess to work. The little Princess was being punished. Made to paint the kingdoms toyal deck.
Then Tomarrow came, and it was a new day in the Kingdom. Here is the stable boy teaching the princess how to ride horse. That is something one should know if one is going to be a princess.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
John, that probably is`nt even his name, but it is the name i gave him about 23 years ago. John is our ghost, and he`s gone missing.
We moved into this big old house 23 years ago with our 4, then young kids. It was`nt long after that we discovered we were a family of 7, rather than 6.
It all started innocently enough. Occationally the strong smell of cherry pipe tobacco in the front porch, Shades snapping up, then being pulled back down. Noise in the middle upstairs bedroom, when i was home alone. Lights turning off. You know, your every day usual hauntings.
My Girls were scardy cats, so i had to eventually take the shades down from their bedroom windows. They were the old fashioned kind on rollers, you`d tug on them and they`d snap up. Well, they worked great, but, the girls did`nt think it was funny when it was`nt them doing the snapping, so down they came.
The upstairs middle bedroom seemed to be the room with the most activity. Some days when the kids were in school and i was alone in the house, it sounded as if kids were jumping on the bed then onto the floor. I`d go up there and check to see what was going on, and i`d find nothing. Eventually, i`d just roll my eyes and yell up the stairs to quiet down. He never did though.
Sarah was the one most freaked out by John. She spent the night once when Danika was about 2 years old. Our bedroom was downstairs at the time, right next to the stairway. Skip was working midnights, and i was in my bed reading when i heard her flying down the stairs, she burst into my bedroom holding a sleepy Danika, and asked, "can`t you hear that?" "Hear what?" i asked. She was all nutso when she said, "someone is walking up and down the stairs!!" She then tossed Danika in my bed and she slept on the couch. It did`nt bother me, John was harmless.
But then one night.
Danika and I were having one of our sleep overs, or girls night like we used to call it, she was about 3 at the time. We`d buy goodies, our favorite being those gummy strawberries, and we`d lay in bed munching away, gabbing about, anything that came to mind. Her and i were alone that night, Grandpa was working the night shift again.
She got up out of bed and went to the doorway, i did`nt pay much attention to it, untill i noticed her staring out into the dining room, staring at a mirrored coat rack. I asked her what she was staring at, and she replied, i`m looking at that man in the mirror grandma. Well.
I jumped out of bed, glanced at the mirror and saw nothing, grabbed her, slammed the door shut, like that is going to stop a ghost, and we jumped into bed with the covers tight around us. The hair on the back of my neck standing up and my heart racing while i tried to act normal. I did`nt want to scare her, one of us had to keep our minds straight.
That is the one and only time i have been scared in my house. It was a very long night.
Well, the kids have moved out, and it has been a couple years since i have heard or smelled john, and i have to say, i miss him. I keep listening for signs of him, but none come. I think he got depressed when the kids moved out, like , what`s the point in staying now? No one to scare. Unless...............
Unless he left and moved in with one of the kids...........
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
I also heard through the grapevine that he is showing some ...........ass in the movie, the naughty boy! Eh, Hollywood!
Check this out!
Well, now that reality has sunk in, i often find myself thinking, WHAT DID WE DO????? This is my most recent flynn injury, about 4 days old. Flynn is playful, and big, and he needs a pedicure really really bad. I saw him coming at me at top speed, i knew this would not be good, his ears were flapping in the wind, grinning like a fool, then bang, he jumped on me and i cried.
See that little dead brown thing laying on the floor with it`s guts spilled everywhere? It used to be a cute little stuffed bear. We have quite a stuffed toy cemetary now. Bears, Monkeys, Puppies, and it just keeps on growing.
But then..............there are the moments like this, where he looks like an angel puppy, curled up with his one ear missing, nose gone favorite stuffed pup. I see him like this, and hope is restored.........for about an hour. yeah, he`ll turn out to be all we imagined him to be that one crazy day when i said, lets take him.
Monday, July 7, 2008
I am sad they could`nt make it, cuz you know, they were bringing steaks!
If your seeing this addy, that was a joke, really........i swear, it was. I did`nt care about the steaks, truly i did`nt.
The man of the house is fixing a bad board on the back step, i have washed half of the kitchen floor, ( yes, you heard right, half) a cake is being thought up in my head, ( yes, just thought up) and a grocery list is being mentally written out.
So, as you can tell, i am in no way ready for these visitors.
My Sister in Law, and her significant other are as we speak, driving the long highway from Montana to Minnesota, infact, they are probably in Minnesota as i write. They are arriving a little earlier than SHE SAID. Which of course has totally thrown me off because, i am a wait till the last minute kinda gal. My strategy today is, they will stop off at her sisters house first, which will give me extra time. My strategies are almost always wrong. oh well
It has been a couple of years, maybe 3 since we`ve seen Addy, so we are excited that she is coming. Her and i have had alot of fun times over the years, infact, she is the sis in law with the dead cat Alice. I hope i don`t start laughing when i see her now that the memory is so fresh in my mind. Her and i have done some crazy things , laugh till you pee crazy. Remind me to tell you one day about our trip to New York City, ok?
Anyway, i have to run, the other half of the kitchen floor is calling my name.....well, more like screaming.........WASH ME!
Friday, July 4, 2008
My favorite parts of the parade are the marching bands, absolutely love them, and those kids!
Tylen did`nt much care for the clown, but Alyssa loved him. The clowns name is Chimpy, he`s been a clown for as long as we`ve lived here. 20+ years. He`s Also a great unicyclist.