Sunday, January 25, 2009

Crazy drive

We got a call that my DFIL had a stroke on Thursday so we got in the car and drove from Northern UT to Southern CA (a 12 hour drive) We got here Friday morning and I am happy to report that my FIL is doing really well. He was lucky they got the clot busters in him in time. The stroke was at the back of his head and if they hadn't broken up the stroke he would have been dead or paralysed from the neck down.

We will be back on the road headed home Monday morning after a stop at the Mecca of quilting in Southern CA, Quilt in a Day!


Friday, January 16, 2009

DH says being a girl geek is good.

SOOOO my DH informs me that being a girl geek is a rare and precious thing. I think its just cause he is a geek himself.

Find out just how big a geek you are HERE
I ranked 44.97041% - Major Geek


Thursday, January 15, 2009

So either I am a geek or a man

I have come to this conclusion because-

I know the answer to "Life the Universe and Everything" is 42.

I wonder what the air speed velocity of an unladen swallow really is. (European not African obviously)

I know I need to buy a fake bead if I am going to a stoning.

I know who Zaphod Beeblebrox is why he stole "The Heart of Gold" and what mice have to do with the whole thing.

I know why Luke Skywalker and Princess Lea could never be an item.

I call my dog a Ferengi cause she loves to have her ears rubbed.

I know the proper way to clean mouse balls.

I know that using "The Spice" will turn your whole eye blue.

But most of all I get this comic and think its hysterical

you have to click on it to see the whole thing


Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Today I need to be thankful...

I know when I am having a "down" day I need to be thankful so here goes...

I am thankful for my children- I am thankful that Miranda is getting better and that she is smart enough to write short stories even if it means she takes over my laptop all day, I am thankful for Austin and his tender heart even when he is crying and having a fit when I make him do chores, I thankful Wade and his inquisitive mind even when he is taking all the knobs off everything in my house with a screwdriver.

I am thankful for my home- even the 28 stairs that need to be vacuumed

I am thankful for clothes to wear- even the pile of laundry that never seems to go away

I am thankful for my furbabies- even my puppy that eats my good shoes

I am thankful for snow- even when I slip and fall in it

I am thankful for food to eat- even when I have to shop for it and that it creates dirty dishes

I am thankful for the gospel- even when I have to teach primary

I am thankful for all of you no even on this one. ;O)

Friday, January 09, 2009

Miranda bug update

This has been Miranda since we got home from the surgeon. She has her ice pack, her quilt mom made and her book oh yeah and her cat for protection from the dog. They gave her liquid Loritab and it works about as well for her as me(not at all)
She is doing remarkably well and I think by Monday she may be asking to go back to school we will see.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Poor sweet Miranda Bug

Tomorrow my sweet girl goes in to have all 4 of her wisdom teeth taken out as well as a tooth that is growing horizontal in the roof of her mouth. She should be out of commission for a while. Hers look just like the impacted ones in the picture. So if I am scares its cause I am taking care of my only baby girl.

Monday, January 05, 2009

I know its late but it didn't feel like the holiday was over until the kids went back to school today! So woo hoo! Happy New Year!

Its been so dang cold here the last few days its been below zero at night, BLECH!

It started snowing again this afternoon and so I went to get a bundle of wood at the store and slipped in the parking lot (I am going to change my name to Grace) I managed to bruise my whole right side, a big one on my knee another on my hand, a really pretty one on my ribs and one that's going to be a doosy on my hip.

At least I have my fire :O)

Saturday, January 03, 2009


My cute puppy found not one but two dead mice someplace in my house!Not this kind

This kind

I had a total breakdown, called the emergency animal hospital since it was after 5 on the weekend (They said she would be just fine), Then went to WalMart and bought $135 worth of traps, poison and bleach products to scrub the entire house.
I spent the day bleaching the entire house.
The mice she found were pretty much mummified so we have no idea where, when or how they died or even where she found them (she found them about an hour apart the second while I was buying bleach because of the first one)
I haven't gotten over the feeling like I am going to hurl or the skin crawling sensation but with the house smelling faintly like a swimming pool and new dishes, silverware and food (yes I threw out my dishes, silverware and any food that was open including all the cereal, chips and bread!)

DH thinks I over react a bit but I think with an animal that can carry the plague it's necessary (not to mention I needed new dishes and silver wear anyway)