Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Starting 36th

Year, that is.... Today I turned 35, which has been bothering me but somehow today it is fine. Somehow it isn't scary when I am here! LOL

Anyway, I get to go to Billy's book launch party today. I will be getting Dogwood's book signed for her.
More when Blogger isn't more when my cmoputer likes me later.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Happy Fall

Yesterday it was officially Autumn. I am in denial...having a lame horse all summer made it feel like I didn't have a summer.
Now is time to mend fences (literally) and get the house ready. So much to do before the cold gets here.
Hope you are all getting out your pumpkins and Fall gear and bringing the season to life.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

They MADE me do it!

Okay so Joy has been using burlap alot and I like it. I have been resisting. Honestly I shouldn't be doing crafty stuff because,my spare bedroom still isn't completely unpacked...or even CLOSE....and I have a few more cabinet doors to paint in the kitchen. I was being good, I was resisting....BUT....then NESTER blogged about a Tutorial the other day.

So, I could NOT resist any longer.

I purchased my burlap, did NOT measure, did not use stencils and made my own (much smaller banner).

This is also my "new" bookshelf/dresser combo. (Goodwill 25 bucks) I am probably going to paint it, but as for now it works. I have crammed a few Fall decos on there, including the Flowers above which need some work (they were given to me when Grandma moved this summer).

Anyway, I like my little Fall banner and it was easy. If you are anal follow the tutorial above, if you are like me....cut them approximately the same, paint them free hand, sew together roughly with twine/hemp and pucker a little and TA DA...not perfect but LOVED!

I am also working on a little project with the remnant burlap...stay tuned. :D

Monday, September 14, 2009

Sweet Sixteen

My old gal, Reckless, turns 16 today. This is old for any medium sized dog, but since Reck got into Ibuprofen as a four year old and has had decreased kidney function since is a bit of a miracle.
I got my old gal in November of 1993 as I was starting my Sophomore year of college. She went everywhere with me, even to some classes. She earned me some bonus points when I taught her some Spanish. Her last few years have been rough. She has lost her hearing and most of her eyesight. She was the smartest dog ever, and loved doing tricks, fetching and generally being a handful. Losing her senses has made her a little jumpy and I wonder sometimes if she thinks we are all mad all the time, since we 'don't talk to her anymore'.

When we moved to the farm a year ago I hoped she would make it ONE more spring so she could romp. Well, she did...and romp she has. She walks like an old dog, no longer trots (more paces) and has some failure in her spine...she no longer holds Chiropractic adjustments so we have halted them. However, she still RUNS to the barn....she still follows me down, and watches (our shadows?) as we work. She also give the other dogs 'what for'.

This is a hard time watching my old girl decline. I feel I am on a constant 'death watch'. She has been through thick and thin with me. I have had her longer than my husband, in a month (if she is around) I will have HER longer than I had a living mother....she is such a part of my life. However, I will not let her suffer a painful existence and when the light goes out in her eyes, I will make the hard phone call, rub her perfect ears and let her go....

Happy Birthday Heart Dog!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Always check it YOURSELF

Well, my SUV has an alignment issue and I let it go longer than I should. So I need to replace my front tires. In the meantime, I let the BIG place in town put my spare on and make the bald tire my spare..... Seems with power tools that should be easy peasy and I should be safe.

A few days later I was sure (from the racket) that I had a flat. I got out...walked back in and drove to work. At work I removed the cap over my hub...and found THIS...

yes that is as loose as it looks. I was able to tigthen ALL of them some and some of them ALOT. Honestly, this could have killed me.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

It's Hot in my garden

and I don't mean 90 degrees and humid! :D

Aren't they pretty? I have already used several jalapeƱos in my recipes and will dry those red guys for use in this winter's chili! So it can be HOT in my kitchen!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


Today, I have a very special giveaway.

My dear friend (BFF) Billy
just released his book "Happy Dog"

Enter here today to get an autographed copy. I will make sure he personally iscribes to YOU!

Cross post this to your blog and get an extra entry.

I am going now to get my copy.

If you don't win, please buy as many copies as you can ....I want a good birthday present this year, from Billy! LOL

comment between now and September 10th...for your chance(s) to win.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Why didn't we have a party?

Well, I realized today that I have been OVER a year blogging. I didn't realize I had started in August, I guess I thought it was later. Just goes to show.

Happy Anniversary to me!

I have enjoyed the year, and have been hit or miss at times, but hope I will continue to find and make new blogging friends.