Saturday, October 31, 2009

I HATE fire

Oh geeeezzzzzzz!

We went to Kansas for a birthday party tonight. They had a huge, roaring fire going in this huge pit. Long store bought wiener sticks. Did I mention the fire was HOT!!!

I BURNT my hands. I kept moving back from the fire but by the time I got my wiener slightly warm the back of both of my hands started hurting. I went into the kitchen where there was good light and the back of both hands was bright red. I ran cold water over my hands so they would quit burning. Have your ever!?!

Oh goodness they still are uncomfortable! I used to roast wienies all the time as a kid and while my child was little and NEVER burnt my skin.

The party was fun. The fellowship was awesome. I am off to put cream on my hands.

Happy Halloween!


Thursday, October 29, 2009


pics from the net

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I love watching tornadoes. Especially when it does no harm. There are several indications of tornadoes bouncing around Oklahoma today.
We are having lots of storms rolling through today. Thunder so hard it rumbles the windows sometimes. The rain is stinging, driven by the hollowing wind. Bye pretty leaves...hello rake.
A lovely day to curl up with a nice cup of relaxing tea, watch and listen from my comfy chair to mother nature at her best.
Hope all your tornadoes are safe ones!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Saying Good bye

I am finally selling stuff from my moms house. Saying goodbye to all her lovely lovelies.

It is really hard to go to her house knowing she is not now nor will she ever be in her home again........ I wanted to donate everything to charity. Lou wanted to sell it all so I would have more cash to purchase stuff for mom. So I am selling stuff. Her bird baths and kitchen stove went today along with a ton of nic nacks. Bed room furniture will be picked up tomorrow. How does ones heart not break? How can I let go of the past with out tears?

We are having our first bad freeze tonight. All the plants will be gone tomorrow as I do not have a green house to over winter the beautiful beauties I had the pleasure of tending this year.

The sun will be out tomorrow and I will be in a better mood.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

A few leads

Isn't that just the sweetest face!!! I just love giraffes.

I have a couple of leads on jobs.

One is with the Cherokee Nation. They email me after they received my resume to fill out an application.

One job is teaching "Cultural Enrichment" for the school system here. They prefer the instructor speak Cherokee. Since I know some French I should be able to learn Cherokee? How hard could it be?? gulp

Found out today that my drivers license is expired! Last month.........geesh.....I do not want to take the drivers test again. Good thing they requested my DL number on the application.

Hope everyone is having sun shine in their life!


Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Oh what a night!

or more accurately morning. (monster dog, sweet BaiLea above)

I just got comfy in my warm bed when my dd burst into my room yelling "the dogs are out of the yard!" It was almost 3 a.m. ugh!

We are getting ready for the sale over at my moms house and are including our junk in her sale. Lu (for some reason?) went to the pole barn out back and left the side gate open. While she was out on the patio smoking she saw the dogs in the neighbors yard. Then it started misting. So I pulled on my jeans over my night gown and ran out side bare footed walking very fast up and down the block whisper yelling MAGGIE!

Luckily she caught BaiLea and I heard my beagle barking at me as she ran back into our yard. All is well except we along with the dogs are now VERY wet. So I get back in bed and keep noticing a light flashing out front. We have had a rash of "someone" busting out car windows and stealing stuff from autos in our area so I think someone either heard us or saw us walking in yards, thinking we are up to no good and called the police. I pull on my clothes to go out and tell the officers it was just us looking for our dogs.

It is now around 4 a.m.

As I head out the front door I see that Lu has placed all the boxes for the garage sale on our covered porch. The cover is a sun shade and does not keep driving rain off the porch. Well the lights I had been seeing was lightning and it was gearing up for a good storm. So now WE are out there hauling boxes back into the house so all our junk does not get FOUR in the morning and it was raining hard so once again we got soaked.

Needless to say it was close to SIX a.m. before all was settled down and back to sleep. Now I am so very tired. I still need to go into the store and work on the books. I just love the first of the month. :o)

I for one will be so glad when all of this stress is over.

Have a joy filled day


Sunday, October 4, 2009


What on earth happened to our summer? I think we went straight into the down side of fall. It has been cold and moist here. I was thinking we could have a nice long Indian summer. Blame Brooks and Dun. Their latest song is to blame. :o)
As you can see in the pic above Carter and Jai take over my sewing machine space every time I leave the room. Jai is usually on the bottom lounging by my feet.
I am ready for Monday. How about you?