Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Outside my window…The sun is actually trying to shine. Better than the snowflakes that were flying yesterday!
I am thinking…that my boys are having a boring spring break. I had to work most of the day Monay and yesterday. I think we are going to the movies tonight.
I am thankful for…a fun night I had making cards with my friends last night. I wasn't going to go because I still have three tax returns to do...but I really needed a break.
From the kitchen....a dirty floor that needs to be mopped. We are having dinner out tonight!
I am wearing…jeans and a purple sweater. It is COLD outside.
I am creating…my first blog post since January? Is my life really so boring I have nothing to say??
I am going…to work on a tax return and deliver a few today. Almost there........
I am reading…The Story of Edgar Sawtelle. I'm over half way thru and I still don't know if I like it. It is taking forwever as I probably only read 10 pages a day.
I am hoping…things calm down after next week. I really need to do some serious spring cleaning.
I am hearing…Josh and Tim playing the wii together..they are actually NOT fighting for now.
Around the house…pellet stove is on...thank goodness we bought that extra ton of pellets. We have already helped out two friends that have run out.
A few plans for the rest of the week: packing for trip to PA, seeing a friend from elementary school that I haven't seen in YEARS. Getting my outstanding tax returns done and out of here!
Here is picture thought I am sharing… I got nuttin. I really need a new camera.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
FOR TODAY January 15:
Outside my window…What I can see thru the smears...sunny, deceivingly though as it is COLD out.
I am thinking…that I should go throw in a load of laundry.
I am thankful for…spending the morning with good friends that I don't see often enough and two cute little ones. I miss seeing Thomas and Ella :-)
From the kitchen…meatloaf from our freezer cooking a few weeks ago.
I am wearing…jeans and an old Penn State sweatshirt. It is COLD outside.
I am creating…finishing up a 2009 scrap calendar for my inlaws. I hope they get it before 2010
I am going…to the school path in 2 hours to pick up Tim. (did I say it was COLD outside)
I am reading…Water for Elephants. Only on page 10 so I have no opinion yet.
I am hoping…the Steelers win on Sunday.
I am hearing…CNN News on the satellite radio.
Around the house…nice and warm from the pellet stove. Noticing how dirty my windows are. Afraid to see how dirty the bathroom on the main floor is. I forgot to do my pass thru this morning before my friends came by.
A few plans for the rest of the week: laundry, a 4 day weekend, working at the farm tomorrow, cleaning the office out.
Here is picture thought I am sharing…
the hubby has all the recent pictures on his computer.....
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
1. What is the first pet you remember?
The one and only pet I had growing up. A goldfish, Sonny. I won him at a carnival and he lived all of 2 weeks or so. I was so sad when he died.
2. How many different kinds of pets have you owned?
Sonny the goldfish.
Hubby and I "rescued" a kitten we named Nikko from my sister in law when my nephew was about 2 and torturing the poor little guy. I didn't even LIKE cats. Drove the poor scared thing from Johnstown to Pittsburgh. I was trying to hold him in my lap and he kept trying to climb up and nestle under my chin. He was all of about 6 weeks old. I was so freaked out I kept hollering "he is going to bite my jugular vein!" I thought I had a vampire cat I guess.
A few weeks later when we decided he was lonely (Hubby and I both worked all day) we adopted him a friend from the pound. We named her Micia (Italian for little kitty).
We had to put Nikko to sleep just about 2 years ago. He was 16. We adopted Cyrus a few months later. He spent his first year in our family torturing poor Micia in her old age. We lost Micia last April. She was 17.
I miss them both. Sad to say, I haven't really bonded with Cyrus much.
3. What was your strangest pet?
Not sure I've had a strange pet. Maybe Cyrus. If you don't pay attention to him he jumps up the counter (ERR!!!!) and starts knocking stuff off. He also puts food in his mouth and carries it across the kitchen, spits it on the floor and then eats it. I guess he is pretty strange.
4. What is your dream pet?
Hmmmm...I guess I'd love to have a horse.
5. What is your nightmare pet?
Cyrus. He drives me crazy.
6. Your best/ funniest pet story
When we rescued Nikko from the crazed nephew, my sil told us he was a "she" We actually named him Micia first and called her a girl and treated her like a girl (you know all gentle and stuff). Two weeks later whe "she" had her first vet appointment the vet looked at us and asked why we were calling "HIM' a girl. Ooops...I guess we didn't pay attention in biology or something. So we changed his name. Funny thing was that as soon as my hubby found out "she" was a "he" he started to treat him different. Played rougher with him, didn't cuddle him as much.
7. Tell your worst/saddest pet story
Having to make the decision to let them go. Terrible. I know now why my parents didn't let us have animals. It was so hard on my boys.
8. Did you ever have a scary animal experience?
Just my aunt's crazy Siamesse cat that would always hiss at me when I went to their house. That.cat.hated.me. My aunt still denies that.
9. What was your favorite pet? Nikko. I think the reason I haven't bonded with Cyrus is because we got him too soon after we lost Nikko.
10. What did you really want to tell us about pets that didn’t fit into the other questions?
My boys (all of them!) really want a Dog. Really really. I am afraid of dogs! How can I have a dog???? Not only do they want a dog, they want a DOG...a Great Dane!
I'm supposed to take 4 people now, huh? Most of the blogs I read are craft blogs..not sure they will respond, but I'll try.
holy cow...I just realized I need more friends in blogger land!!!! How do you get more blogger friends?????
Monday, January 12, 2009
I'm not on "Team Edward" I have no desire to be a vampire.
Now Jacob......being a "werewolf" would be cool. :-)
I joined an online reading group last year. (www.goodreads.com) They are doing a group read of War and Peace starting in February. I think I'm going to try that....need to revitalize the brain cells.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
You all know Josh is grounded for two weeks. Well, after I posted my last blog update I got a call from a friend inviting us over to watch the Steelers play (BEAT!!!) the Chargers. I really stewed over this for the last day. Going to watch the game meant that Josh would get to see a friend of his that he never gets to see. But it would also mean it would be allowed two or three of the things he was banished from...tv, video games and friends. I caved. We went. He had to clean his room and the cat boxes before we left. We didn't even tell him we were going till we got in the car. We could have gone at 1 and we didn't go til 4. He still has to serve out the rest of his punishment.
I. am. weak.