Friday, December 16, 2011

See ya later Wheezy....

I drove my little red car for the last time today.  Kinda sad, but mostly a relief since it had this annoying habit of having something expensive break every 4-6 weeks.  We had some good times, me and Wheezy, but we also had some not so good ones....like when she quit in the middle of I-15 during rush hour traffic, or when her AC stopped working and none of the windows or sun roof would open right at the hottest part of the summer.  Come to think of it, I don't think I'll miss her that much after all.  I can't even find a picture to post of poor Wheezy except the ones you can see here, and I didn't think to take one of her before I drove her over to the dealership to drop her off.  Wheezy has been replaced by a new feller though....Ladies and gents I'd like to introduce you to Ron Bird.
  



Here's hoping Ron and I have a long happy life together.  

Monday, September 5, 2011

A little song for your entertainment....

The ballad of Labor Day
(sung to the tune of the Beverly Hillbillies theme)

Come listen to a story of a big blue tent.  It got packed in the car and off to the lake it went.  The tent went up and the beds went in, and that my friends, is where the fun begins.
Labor Day, camping, Palisades.
(not actual tent, but it looks like this...trust me)

We opened up the door when we had to use the loo, and to our surprise we found a gnome with a hat of blue.  He was cute and he was funny but we weren't really sure, just what the heck he was there for.

Roaming that is, bearded, outside the tent. 

Well we discovered that the gnome was a project for a class, pictures captured every hour by a photo taking lass. When the clock hit the time for the picture to be took, the lass was missing so we went to go look.

In the lake that is, rubber raft, shipwrecked.   
Well we laughed about the raft, till everyone was sick, watching Ali and Jennie do a doggy paddle kick.  Then family secrets were revealed that others said were old, but it was new and funny to those who were never told.
About Granny that is, pill bottles, radish seeds.

There were tent pegs in feet because Nat’s a hillbilly, then she got into her bed and got stung by a huge bee. But the best fun of all was to be had the next 2 nights thanks to a guest dressed all in black and white. 
A skunk that is, smelly, not a cat.
(also not actual skunk....I wasn't getting that close)
The skunk ate our trash and tried to get in the tent, but he couldn’t find a hole so off into the night he went.  He came back the next night and he worked his way right in, then he poked his little nose around until he found din din.
Muffins that is, chocolate, not poppy seed.
(he nibbled the rest, but ate a ton of the chocolate...smart skunk)
Now the trip is over and we had lots of fun, even if we did get just a little too much sun.  Come back next September and you’ll be sure to hear, all of the adventures that wait for us next year. 
Oh that's gonna peel, back to work tomorrow, so long summer!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

It's done!

Ok, really its' been done for like 2 weeks but I'm just now getting around to posting a picture.  


I think it turned out well (especially since I didn't have to bind it...thanks to Grandma Carter!).  Feel free to be impressed.  





and yes....that is in fact Captain Kirk's foot in the background.  How clever of you to notice.  

Monday, August 22, 2011

What did you do this weekend?

I went camping.

I stayed in this:



Which reminds me of this:


This was my ride:



I spent a lot of time looking at these views:





And sitting around this:



I'm ready to go back now.  

Thursday, August 11, 2011

It's coming together.....



Sewing the last few blocks together


The top is finished!!!!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Oh My Hail!



video

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Look at me....I'm domestic!

Or at least I am going to try to be.  My favorite blanket from my Grandma is wearing out so I got a wild hair and decided that I'm going to make a new one so I can put the old one way and keep it from falling totally apart.  I marched myself down to the Hobby Lobby this evening and got that fabric to start making the top.  Do I know how to do this?  Well sorta....this should be interesting.....to say the least.

Top:  My Favorite Old Blanket
Bottom:  My Soon to be New Blanket