Monday, December 1, 2008

Sunday Scribblings #24

I know I'm late with this one but I was a little distracted with baking this weekend, lol. This weeks prompt is "A Winter's Tale".

Now I am not a big fan of cold, snow or Winter but winter in Arizona is bearable for me. We don't really get snow here even though we are in the mountains but the wind is what gets you every time, at least that's how I feel. I am a cold loving person, unlike my daughter who, as you can see from this picture, loved playing in the snow at my mother's house last year.

Now hubby on the hand can handle the snow. He grew up in Idaho where it really snows, you know where you have snow days from school, have to actually dig your car out of the snow to get to work. That's not for me. I am from California, the Bay Area to be exact, where it doesn't snow. It rains, flood days are the norm there. But since we live in an area that doesn't do snow and we don't have to worry about it really I think we will stay.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Animal Commericals

I love animal commercials. You know the ones where it's all about the dog/cat/bird and it's cute like this one for Black & Decker

or this one

But this one I don't really get or find it funny. What do you think?

Friday, November 28, 2008

What did you buy today?

I had no plans what-so-ever to buy anything today. After reading on several different blogs about Black Friday and Buy Nothing Day I was determined not to leave the house. But I know that is not realistic with a 4yr and a dog. But I wasn't taking money with me or my purse. I made sure that on my last run to the store that we had enough fruits to last until Sat. I didn't want to go out for anything like that. There is no way that I am going to drive to a store 45 minutes away at 3am to buy something that will be in the coming weeks. There is nothing I need that bad. The only time I would drive that far at that time if night is if Savie was sick and needed some meds or something. But to all of you that braved the world that early here's a video for you.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


I am not one to get on a high horse or get overly political but there are some things I am passionate about. One of those things is animal rights. I've been keeping an eye on the whole Vick situation on FaceBook and in the news when they think to bring it up. This morning I was reading my local paper and saw this article. I was pissed. I seriously hope that when he was writing this he thought he was being funny but there is nothing funny about this. It's not some party antidote. It's real and it's a problem.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Some people don't think

Have you seen this ad? I was over at Crunchy's Blog and saw the post about it I headed over to check it out myself. I was, and still are a little, pissed off about it. This is beyond rude, disrespectful, unprofessional, and so many other things that I can't think of right now. How can something that is so nice to do, a great way t bond with your baby be turned into something so crude?

I won't buying any of these products.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Catch up Friday

I know, not really a good title but it will have to do. I am a little tired so forgive me. I have been trying to meal plan for the week. Some weeks it works, some weeks it doesn't. I really want to to have a plan for the week but it's a little hard when hubby doesn't tell me what he's doing for the week( i.e. deer camp, working out of town for the week, etc) so I can plan accordingly. I try to make a pizza on Friday. It's fast, simple, and good. I thought I had extra pizza crust in the fridge but I didn't but I knew I had a couple of other things. I finally decided to try and make this but they didn't quite come out the way the recipe said but they were still good. I will definitely make these again just not the same way.

How was your Friday? What did you do?

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Guess what???

Today was my 3yr anniversary. But the good question is, did he remember?

No and that is what I expected. I'm not worried about it since Savie's birthday is on Friday and I have to get that worked out and also something for the local cake auction. Wish me luck.

Do a little dance......

I am dancing over here. I am so happy that Obama won the election, even if all the votes aren't counted yet. This is still a historical, and personal, day for the country. There are plenty of people out there that are happy and then there are a lot that are pissed for whatever reason. I don't know everyone so I am not going speculate as to why they voted the way they did. I took Savie with me to drop off my ballot and she was interested in what was going on on. I let her give them my ballot and she got her sticker that said she voted and she was very proud of herself. While we were out shopping she had to show everyone her sticker and try to say "Obama". It was very cute. I am very proud of her.

But then I am sad. There was a proposition here in AZ that I don't agree with. I'm only going to go into a little detail on it because I don't want to offend anyone or get a bunch of emails/comments about it. It's Proposition 102 and it effectively bans same-sex marriage's here. Personally I have always felt that marriage is between 2 people not 3, I'm kinda surprised that some people didn't think of it that way, wanting it to be monogamous and all. (My attempt at humor on the subject). But this is a topic best left for another day.
Today is day that we need to come together and get behind our new President. Even Bush has so far.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

I have something new

I have another blog. I think I am going to move over to it because I am having problems with my blog here. But we will see.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Tackle It Tuesday #20

I have finally gotten around to tackling this mess in my bedroom. It's all because of my friend giving me this book. But I am getting a little sidetracked.

In my bedroom I have a pile of clothes next to the hamper that is a mix of clean clothes, things I need to take care of and who knows what else. I got rid of a basket that I was using because things were still on the floor, mainly because they were overflowing the basket, lol. I really wanted a stacking shelve so things would be up off the floor, I could see what was there, etc. I bought a 4 tier rolling rack that is now in place and being used. Now I just need to remember to hang the clothes up when I'm done, lol.

What are you tackling this week?

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Happy Halloween

I have finally found a Halloween layout that works on my blog without losing a bunch of things, like comments, so enjoy.

Friday, October 24, 2008

This is a first....and I am not happy

Most days we take the kids from school to the hospital cafeteria for lunch. Most of them haven't been sent to school with food so we buy for them as well as ourselves. Most days there is about 6 kids and then myself and the other teacher. The kids know that they need to stay at the table and eat their food. It's a small cafeteria so of course it gets loud fast and the kids are loud, of course. There have been a couple of times that they have run around the place but what do you expect for 3-5yrs old?

We try to go around 1 PM when we have fewer kids anyways. That's today. We had 6 kids, 1 that got picked up shortly after we got there. The place was pretty empty and as usual, the kids were good. I was told later that we have been asked not to come back to the cafeteria. I was pissed, annoyed, and offended to say the least. How can they do that? How can a public place ask us not to come and eat????? I was upset but the other teacher, who has lived here for 15 years and donated a lot of time to varies groups, was physically upset but it. I don't get it. What would you have done? I have never been asked not to come back to a place, I have stopped going to places because of the service/food/attitude/etc but it has never happened to me. I don't know what to do with myself.

Apparently there have been complaints about us. That the kids are out of control, they are loud, and run around. Yes they are loud just as loud as some of the adults in the room, and yes they have run around a few times, but that's kids for you. I am waiting for the letter saying that we are not to come back. I want to know what these people said, about which kids, days/times the whole nine yards. That is just crazy. I am pissed.

I am to nice......the update

So after a week I am over my anger at "X". Well not so much anger as annoyance. I never got the key, had to buy another bag of food for the dogs because even though I fed them, as instructed, there was not enough food with the money she gave me for them. I ruined a pair of tennis shoes climbing in and out of the window, probably could stand to get a new jacket since I used that to help me get in/out, and my arms were sore all week.

"X" is always trying to get me to stay over, even when I am just dropping something off and don't turn my engine off. You would think that would be a hint that I am in a hurry. I don't want to stay there for more then a few minutes. When I was house sitting I left windows open so there could be some fresh air in there and it was so much better just in the first day. I would think that yo would realize just how bad the smell is when you have to burn incense and have 2 air fresheners in every room just to cover the smell (and I do mean cover).

Have I talked to "X"? Nope don't want to. Did I get thanked? Yes but not like I would have like to have been. Will I do it again? Probably not, since I am a sucker for animals.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

A few changes

Please bear with me. Something I've done to my layout has turned the comments feature off (again) so there will be some changes in my blog. So please bear with me on this.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

I am to nice...part 2

If you read this post you will understand why I have no desire/want/need to go over to this persons house. any time soon. I just don't want to. After having to go thru everything that I went thru I don't want to go over there. Let alone talk to this person. I jut don't want to. I am sore, dirty, annoyed, and the smell is just horrible. I understand that everyone has different views on their animals and whatnot but some of this is just down right crazy. This person, who I will refer to as X, told me earlier this week that if I wanted to spend the night or hang out for most of the day that was fine. NOT. IN. THIS. LIFETIME. There is nothing about the place that makes me want to stay there. I did what I needed to do and left. The only reason I stayed for an hour this morning was because I needed to empty the cat boxes. Otherwise I would have left. I don't want to go into details but I will say this.

If you don't open windows your house will smell.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

I am to nice

I really am, I think. A friend went out of town for a few days and asked me if I would be so nice (ha ha) as to house/fur baby sit for her. I said sure, I've been over to her house enough time that it wasn't a big deal. i know all of the animals (yes I said all of them) and their personalities. And of course I asked her to write everything down, you know how much each animals gets feed, when, who needs to be let out, meds if any, etc. And of course keys. Well she did all of that, came over and gave me keys and left me a list at her house for their care. When I went over the first night, afternoon really, to feed and water everyone only to find out...wait for it.....that the one of the keys didn't work. I called her several times but got no answer because of the area she is in. I finally had to just not get in that night. When I finally got a hold of her, the next morning, she realized that she had given me the wrong key!!!!! So I had a choice, brake the door or find a window.

Once I was in (don't ask me how) I had to move things around( in a small space) so I could bring some bags in, then bring Savie in. It was not a good day. She was not happy, I was sore and hot. There was just no getting around it. I don't understand why you would leave for a couple of days and not take out the garbage and wash all of your dishes. I can't go to the mountains for the weekend without doing that. I don't want to come home to the smell of garbage going bad or the see all those dishes in the sink. It's just crazy. I can't feed some of the animals because their bowls are dirty and in the sink!!!!!!! So twice today I've washed dishes (I know that I don't need to but it bugs me) plus it cuts down on the flies. Trust me, doing something like this is minor in this house. There are so many things wrong in this house that I am not going to get started on it.

So here's the deal, I am hurting myself getting into her house to take care of everyone but that should end on Friday when the key gets here!! Lets hope that it's the right one. Then I can clean the animals up, let some out, and get some fresh air in. I am way to nice.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

a quickie

  • my back hurts
  • my head hurts
  • I'm tired of climbing thru windows
  • my arm is hurting from where Savie hit me
good night