Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Airing out DIRTY laundry

Growing up I was always taught not to air your dirty laundry to anyone.  Well I normally don't, but on occasion I will admit I have.  Sometimes I just need someone to talk to.... to listen to me.  Here lately I feel like I am taken for granted.  It is not just the Holiday rush of things, it is just ALL the time.  I know I am homemaker, and very proud to say that I am.  I am glad my husband is able to provide for us without me having to go out and work.  I am glad I could raise my children and not have a daycare do that for me.  I am honored to be a stay at home mom, but being at home DOES NOT mean that is all I do.  I don't sit around the house eating bonbons with my legs propped up reading the newest magazine.  I barely have time to sit let alone read!  Come on I have a 3 year old, who spins entire cicles around me!  I do more than take care of Isaiah.  I have laundry, sweeping, dusting, mopping, folding, ironing, grocery shopping, bill paying, account management, cooking, dish washing, dish drying, taxi cab driving, daycare provider, and my list could go on.   Now if I were to sit down and see what the annual salary were for these individuals..... well let's just do that, shall we?

Laundress: 57,000
House Cleaner: 20,000
Dish washer: 22,000
Accountant: around 31,000
Personal shopper: 30,000
Taxi driver: 20,000
Daycare provider: 16,000

Okay so my worth would be...... $196,000 per year!!!  So who wants to say I sit around all day eating bonbons and reading a magazine?  Well, they have not actually said that, but the implication is there!

The other day it made me think more and more along the taking advantage of lines.  It was my oldest sons birthday.  He turned 13, and I had cleaned the house.  If I know I am going to have company I clean it from top to bottom so to speak.  Well Logan's room needed some major attention, try 1 1/2 hrs of it!  Anyway Logan came home from school looked at his room and there was no thank you, no nothing.  I told Brian I cleaned it, and all he said was it is about time!  HELLO!!!  To me my boys are old enough to clean their own rooms.  They make the mess, they should clean it up!  Okay not only that, but dinner was running a bit on the late side, because my lovely 3 yr old decided to make some extra messes for me to have to clean.  Well there was a remark about I thought dinner was at 6 not 7.  Umm, normally I am right on time or earlier, but this just happened to be a hard day at the office for me!  Well the dinner ended up being at 6:30 no biggie!  Zack's friend came up and so the older boys were in the livingroom bunking, and well let's just say they made a MESS, with a majorly big M!  The next morning I about choked!  My once clean house was disaster zone 101!  No one helped me clean it up.  I felt like a used up rug thrown out to the trash!  No one was even home for me to yell at them.  So dutiful me cleans it all back up as usual.  They all come back home and again not a word is said edge wise.  The only thing said, Mom I am hungry what is for dinner.  You know how much I would love to say, I don't know, you tell me!  I guess all Mom's feel washed up at some point......

Here are some pics of Zack's birthday.....

Monday, December 13, 2010

Baby it's COLD outside and other RANDOM thoughts

It has been a few days since I had to say good-bye to my fur babies.  (All but one)  Sami is finally acting like herself.  She was so upset that her friends had to go, that when I petted her she would NOT even purr.  I felt so bad.  Finally she is back to her playful self and she even brought me a token of her love---- a dead mouse!

She even looks MAD in this picture (Mess with me and I will show you)

Brian and I had a date night on Saturday.  Well we were not totally alone, we had a little tag along named Isaiah.  We went to Red Lobster and had a wonderful time.  I got the parmesean talapia, Brian got flounder and scallops,and Isaiah had grilled shrimp.  After we ate we took Isaiah over to Petland.  Isaiah went in and asked if they had any pigs?  He had just seen some piglets in our magazine "Hobby Farms" and thought they were cute.  Anyway the girl thought he was cute and told him they did not have any piggies but did have bunnies, birds, puppy's, kitty's, and guinea pigs.  We ended up getting (which we did not plan on) a guinea pig.  Isaiah named him "Porky".
Isaiah loves Porky

Sleeping with Porky

Porky all snug

You need to be snug today.  It is colder than blue blazes outside!  We have about 2 inches of white stuff, and it is still coming down.  We were supposed to get more than this, so I guess I can not complain.  I just hate being snowed in to where I can not go anywhere.  That is the thing about living on our hill and winter.

view from our back porch

view from our front porch

The only thing keeping me warm is the socks on my feet and my cup of double hot chocolate!  Oh and of course my snuggly blankie!!  LOL

Saturday, December 11, 2010

It is "Rap" time

I guess it is about time I "rap" up the things that has been going on around here.  We had some friends up for Thanksgiving.. well we all went down to my in laws, but anywho all things were going great until Isaiah had a wee accident.

He ended up with 6 stitches.  This is one of the hardest events in life that I have had to deal with.  He was trooper through it, but just to hear him screaming and crying and there was nothing I could do, killed me!!

It has healed up fairly well. I will have to take another picture soon.  He got the stitches out yesterday.  There is a part of the cut that has not totally grafted together, but the inside is all healed.

Brian and the boys' went deer hunting but no one got any.  There was a BIG buck hanging around and everyone kept saying they were going to nail it, but alas NO ONE did!  Yay Bucky!!  I like venison, but I love to watch deer as well.  They are so meek and graceful!

I have been suffering with allergies a lot lately.  Brian was thinking it was the cats.  My four legged furry friends.  I started off with Annie and then she got pregnant and I kept two of her kittens because they were twins.  Had every intention on getting Annie fixed but she came back in heat quicker than you could say jack rabbit... and had another litter which all died but one and I bottled fed him.  Then someone dropped a Calico off on us and she got pregnant and had 10 kittens and 2 died.  I was able to find them homes, but not Patches.  Okay so I was suffering and Brian was getting upset with all the cats.  Annie, Sami, Toby, Shadow, and Patches.   So yesterday I took them all to the pound except for Sami.  She is my LUV bug!  I hated it, but you know what I do feel better physically.  I am not sneezing anymore and my eyes are not red and painful.  Oh I so hate when the husband is RIGHT!  Grrr...

Isaiah has been going through some terrible 3 stuff.  I can not turn my back without him getting into something else.  The other day he was upset with me cause I would not do something and he dumps his Kool-Aide in my floor.  What did that get him?  A butt busting.  Then he squirted mustard onto Logan's bedroom carpet because Logan had did something.  The kid is like a dog getting back at his owner!  The funniest thing is, the other night we were at Wal-mart and we had went back to get some kitty food, and Isaiah spotted the fish and asked the lady to get him a fish out so he could pet it!  We tried to explain to him you could not take a fish out of water because it would die.  He sat on a dog food bag and  sighed saying "It's just not fair!"

The weather has been very frigid here.  My chickens are hating it!  My mini-roo died.  I loved that rooster.  He was so cute!  I guess where he was so tiny the coldness just got him.  We have heat lamps, but when it gets down under 20 at night, it is hard for the lamps to keep up.  RIP my little Rudy!

Not much else has been going on.  Right now I am suffering with an upper respiratory infection and Zack has a sinus infection.  The doctor gave us both Z-pack to take and he gave me some pills to help with my cough.  Bless you doctor cause those are the best pills!  Tessalon is the name of them and believe me when I say they work!  They are non-narcotic which is a great thing!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

When it rains it pours (normally)

On Tuesday night as Brian was coming home from work, he was in a car accident.  He was coming through the light at RT 35 and RT 60.  The other driver was turning and claimed he did not see Brian.  Umm, hello it was 8:30 @ night and the guy did not see headlights.  Brian acted quickly and was able to avoid a head on collison, but my Bravada no longer has a left side bumper.  The passenger door on the drivers side is dented in a bit and paint is scratched off.   We think he did a bit of damage to the gas tank as well.  I have not taken any pictures but will soon.  Honestly it could have been a lot worse.  Brian, thank the Lord was NOT hurt!!

Yesterday, Brian had to get hay for the goats, so he and Mark went and did that.  I stayed home until around 2 and we all went to lunch.  We ate at a Hibachi place in Teays Valley.  The food was really good, but to me it was not good enough for the price we paid!!  Taste of Asia  We missed the lunch menu prices by 5 minutes so we had to pay for the dinner prices.  Then we went to Big Lots.  I have to say they have a lot of unique items out for gifts.  I think when Brian gets paid I am going to hit Big Lots again and get some Christmas stuff. 

Last night at church Isaiah showed himself, so I had to go downstairs.  Isaiah has been a hand full lately.  They say terrible 2's.... let's try terrible 3's!! 
Yes this adorable face is the face of a terror!  He is driving up the wall and down another!  Oh the whinning.... it is driving me crazy! "Mom this and Mom that"..... say that with a whine! 

On a greater note both Zack and Logan got the "B" honor roll!  Zack would have had the "A" had it not been for him missing one assignment.  That one assignment costed him enough...his final grade was a 92.49.... grrr.... !!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Mine eyes have seen...

blur, blur blur!  This week (starting Tuesday) my eyes began to itch and hurt.  Today (Sunday), I woke up to them swollen, my right worse than the left.  My right eye was swollen shut with some nice green gook and crust. Brian went on to church and then came home to take me onto Health Plus.  The doctor prescribed this ointment that I have to put in the bottom eyelids twice a day.  I thought my eyes were blurry already...ha!  When I put the ointment in I could see nothing!!!  Now I know what an infant feels like when their eyes first open.

Nice, eh?  I am wondering if this is a good excuse not to do housework tomorrow?  I can always say, "Oh that is dirt?"  I didn't see it!!!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Ode to my aching back!!

Oh my aching back
What have I ever did to you?
I scrub you good in the shower,
I use lotion to smooth out the wrinkles,
I scratch you when you get an itch.

What do I get in return?  Pain!  Unbearable pain.
Pain that leads me to take pills.  Pills that lead me
to sleep and constipation.  Yes constipation! 
Are you happy?  My butt is now unhappy! 
It is all a mind game!  And my mind is still fuzzy
from the pills!

My kids are loving this.  They see mom in bed and think
it is time to let all hades break loose.
I take more pills to not hear the noise. 
Afraid they may be killing one another and I can
not move! 

Hubby is trying to make dinner and I smell smoke.
Is the house on fire or is that just the pot roast?  Praying
it is just dinner, I take yet another pill.  Why not?  I
am unable to move anyway!  If the house is on fire... just spray the bed
down real good.  Maybe that will keep he flames away.
And they say OLD AGE is a drag?

The above poem was written while intoxicated on Lortabs... thanks to my back!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Wild about the WILDS

Brian took a day off, so decided to take the kids to see some animals.  Isaiah is at the age where he just loves watching animals especially giraffes.  We looked for a close zoo, but most are like 3+ hrs away.  We decided on THE WILDS because it was on 2 hrs away.  It was so cool.  All the animals came up pretty close to the bus.  It was like we were on a safari.  We got off the bus several times to look around.  It was a fun filled time.  The only exception is beware of the cost of something to drink!  It was just completly insane!  Highway robbery..... we were dying of thirst and so we all got a bottle of pop.  There was no price and we figured on $1.50, it costed $14.00 for 5 drinks!  They are trippling their price on pop.  Inflation I tell ya!

After we left "THE WILDS", we headed on down to Hocking Hills.  We stopped to have dinner at
Click Here
This was a nice quiet place to eat.  They had a really good salad/buffet bar.  The prices were fairly reasonable.  After we were done eating we went next door to a putt putt golf place and ice cream parlor.  We paid for the boys to play.  It was so hot.  Just standing there watching them play, sweat just rolled off my face and down my neck.  After they were done we each got some ice cream.  Some much deserved coolness!!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

A hamster on a wheel? Nah that is a big FAT rat!

Well the title says it all.  I have been going to the gym at the "Y" .  This is going on my 3rd week.  As I walking on the treadmill, the thought came to me "these people look like hamster's running on their wheels."  I on the other hand looked like a big FAT rat!

It is a bit discouraging when I have not seen anyone heavy like myself.  I mean, in the water Aerobics class there are, but I am not taking that class, I am doing the Fitness room.  Anyway I look around and all I see is FIT women and men.  I sometimes wonder if they all start working out harder, because the FAT lady has entered the building and this is an incentive for them to keep their fit and trim bodies.  Brian told me "No, they are probably thinking well good for her.  She is doing the right thing."  Hmm not sure about his thoughts.  I know I am DOING the right thing.  I love the gym and the workout that I get.  I LOVE the way I feel afterwards even if my thighs are arms feel like they are on fire.  I LOVE the YMCA!  I just wish there were more people like me.  I feel like a rotten apple in a basket of delicious, beautiful red apples! Bleck!!!

I am NOT giving up, I am just venting.  In the past 2 weeks I have lost 8 lbs.  It is hard work.  I am also watching what I am eating.  And no I am not just watching it go in my mouth.  *smiles*  I really want to be healthy.  I want to be able to chase after my boys.  I want my boys to be proud of me and not embarrassed when I come to their classroom or when I am around their friends.  I don't want to be some skinny minny, but I do want to be a good weight for me.  That is my goal!

So I will keep on going to the gym even if I am the FAT lady. I will become a nice beautiful red apple to add to the basket!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Me and my ramblings

Okay so it has been sometime since I last put my thoughts here.  It seems that Summer has been a bit on the busy side.  With the boys home my house has became a disaster area.  I clean one room to go back and find more things out.  It is a never ending cycle!  No wonder someone once said, "A mother's work is never done!"  It sure is the TRUTH!


A Mother's love is something
that no on can explain,
It is made of deep devotion
and of sacrifice and pain,
It is endless and unselfish
and enduring come what may
For nothing can destroy it
or take that love away . . .
It is patient and forgiving
when all others are forsaking,
And it never fails or falters
even though the heart is breaking . . .
It believes beyond believing
when the world around condemns,
And it glows with all the beauty
of the rarest, brightest gems . . .
It is far beyond defining,
it defies all explanation,
And it still remains a secret
like the mysteries of creation . . .
A many splendoured miracle
man cannot understand
And another wondrous evidence
of God's tender guiding hand.
~Helen Steiner Rice~

I realize some day the boys will be grown and get married.  I sure hope they end up with kids just like them!  LOL =-)  Although that is wishing something on their wives!  oops

I joined the YMCA last week.  I began my workouts on Thursday and had a great time.  I rode the bike for a mile, walked the treadmill for 10 minutes, and rowed for 10 minutes.  I did about a 30 minute workout.  I am proud of myself.  On Friday I did aerobics and I have to say I am much better on the machines!  I feel like I am finally accomplishing something for myself.  With my disabilities from my accident, things are hard for me to do, but I am trying to overcome my obstacles slowly.  I am hoping by December to down in weight by 60 lbs.  That would be TOTALLY awesome!!  Here is the link of the YMCA I go to.  Tri-county YMCA  Every time I think of YMCA it brings back the memory of the 80's song....

Well it is time for me to go to the "Y"!!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Isaiah has turned 3!!!

I can't believe my baby is now 3.  It is just so hard to imagine this for me.  He is a beautiful little boy and talking up the storm.  So lovable and loves to sing and pray.  What a joy he has been.  I am so glad we decided to have him.  I would do it all over again in a hearbeat even though it was so hard on me.   Even though he came 3 weeks early.  Even though he was in NICU for a week.  Even though I was in so much pain.  It was ALL well worth it.  He came into the world weighing 8 lbs 12 ounces and at 3 he weighs 35 lbs.    Isaiah you are so special to me, I love you!!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

I wonder what CoLoR my thumb is?

In the past I have had gardens and they have did rather well.   We just got our garden planted this year, yesterday.  Zack did the plowing.  He plowed with our big tiller like a man.  He sure is growing up on me.  It is hard to believe he will be 13 in December.  (crying tissues please)  Logan and Isaiah did the planting as well as Zack.  We had to go back and fix a few rows, but it was nice watching them work together. 

As I sat there watching and talking with Brian. I was anticpating all the harvest.  I love canning our bounty.  Seeing the rows of canned food, makes my heart leap with joy.  The happiness that it brings to my family to have home cooked meals.  To see my family eat heartly on what we grew in our ground.  It makes my mouth water.  I love knowing what we are eating is healthy and all the ingredients is organic.

We planted zucchini, summer squash, cucumbers, watermelon, cantaloupe, egg plant, green peppers, tomatoes, cabbage, and green beans.  I would like to plant some turnips and carrots too.  Not sure just yet though.   I intend on making my salsa and spaghetti sauce so we planted extra tomatoes this year.  The salsa went FAST!!!  I am wanting to find another spaghetti sauce recipe so if any of my readers know of one, please send it my way!!  My family will thank you!  The one I used was okay, but not what I was looking for.

On another note, the other day I made the best pumpkin cake ever!!  It was so moist and oh so delicious!!

Pumpkin cake

1 15 oz can pumpkin
3 cups self rising flour
3 cups sugar
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup applesauce
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
4 eggs
Mix well and put in a 9 x 13 greased pan.  Bake at 350 for about 1 hr until toothpick comes out clean.  Cool and ice, 

I made a glaze icing for this cake.

1/2 powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons milk
2 tablespoon melted butter

Mix well and pour over cooled cake.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Things going through this head of mine

The other day I was outside filling up my hummingbird feeder and as I looked up I was staring in the eyes of a beautiful ruby throated hummer.  It was as if he was saying okay lady hurry up, I have no time to wait.  He flew to a nearby branch of my Rose of Sharon and waited some more, but I suppose I was not fast enough for him.  As I finished and walked into the house, I looked out the living room window and he had came to eat.  It reminded me of the rabbit on Alice in Wonderland.

How curious, I am thinking to myself!!!  Hummingbirds are amazing little creatures, but oh so fast that you have to carefully watch or before you know it they are GONE!

On another note, I have discovered that I am missing silverware.  When Zack and Logan were younger they would take my spoons outside to dig with and my lovely lawnmower would greet the spoon with a clankity clank sound and I knew what I had hit!  Nothing left to save!  

I realize I still have another little guy among the house, but he won't go anywhere unless I am with him.  Isaiah is truly a Mommy's boy!  I am thinking I must have a Stuart Little in the house.  I can picture a hole in behind my cabinet stuffed full of amazing gadgets and my silverware.  I can see Stuart sleeping in a sardine can and a nightstand made out of a spool of thread.  Not sure how my silverware could be used since it would be so big, but alas I know he must have them!!    I have not found any droppings, so he must even have a tiny outhouse!  This has to be the logical reason behind my missing silverware. I even bet during the night he gets inside one of Isaiahs toy trucks and burns rubber on my kitchen floor!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

What being a M-O-T-H-E-R is to me

On Friday I posted my child rearing experience so if you have not read that, do so.  Each of us mother's have different experiences with raising children, but have one thing in common "our children".  Having children is what made us turn from just a woman to a MOTHER.  We become part of the Mother sorority called "A life in Mommyhood"!  Each life is different but they revolve around a 4 letter word "child" or in some families "children".

Today we celebrate that sorority and get some gifts of gratitude.  I told my mother I owed her an IOU.  Brian's payday is on Monday, so I will get her something this week and take it up to her.  My mother inlaw is hard to buy for.  I will leave that to Brian to figure out.  I have did my share of buying and frankly each time I have got something I rarely see it out.  On the norm I get both mother's the same thing.  So no one thinks we love one more than the other.  Flowers are ultimately a good choice.  Most women love flowers, especially ones that bloom all Summer long.

Our church gave out Mother's Day gifts.  A flower basket went to the oldest and youngest mother.  I did not get a basket this year, but I did get a cute garden flag with a  puppy and kitten on it.  Brian and the boys took me to Ponderosa for lunch and the restaurant gave out carnations to each mother.  Mine smelled so nice.  Isaiah made me a cute fence photo frame in Sunday School with the words I love you a whole bunch on it.  It had hearts as flowers.  So cute.  Logan made me a card with a cut ink pen.  All in all I had a great day!

This is a picture of what the photo frame Isaiah made me.  I ordered it from Oriental Trading.  Of course each child made his/hers differently.  This is not the one Isaiah made, but gives you an idea.  It was actually on clearance because it was a Valentine decoration, but I thought it would be cute for Mother's day!

I will leave you with this card  in hopes you to had a wonderful "Mother's Day"!!  Click on the bear to see the card.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Journey of my child rearing thus far

Babies come into the world with crying being their only communication.  At this time it seems that our mother radars begin to work.  When the baby cries it lets us know whether the baby is hungry, dirty, tired, or just wants held.  Then again there are times the radars get confused and we have to call in the reinforcements to figure out what could be wrong with our little darlings.  The reinforcements being our own mothers.

By 4 months or so their first word comes out of those tiny mouths.  All three of mine said "da da". Brian just loved it!  About a month or so later "mum mum" was spoke and has been spoken ever since. Of course now it is mommy.  They scream "Mom or Mommy" whenever they need something.  At times I ignore the word Mom and pretend I am another woman with no children.  That lasts for a split second and my brain comes back to reality and I scream back "Your mommy has changed her name"!  Funny how I was so thrilled to hear the first "mum mum".

Around 8 months they begin to babble up a storm... the babbling is only the beginning of worse things to come!  Sometimes you might hear an actual word or two, but for the most it is just jibberish or baby tongue.  I have witnessed mine carry on a conversation with another baby and they would giggle like they knew what was going on.  All the while I am wishing I knew what they were saying, then again maybe not.

By the time they reach a year old they can speak more words , but not in complete sentences.  This is a good thing!  Beware the walking can begin and some can be walking terrorists!  Zack started walking at 10 months, Logan at 13 months, and Isaiah at 14 months.  Zack was my walking terrorist!  If anything opened he was in it.  I had locks on everything including the fridge.  I even had to put a gate up in the hallway to keep the terrorist in one room.  A play pen was a joke for him.  He could leap a play pen with a single bound!

Then comes the terrible two's and three's.  Again Zack made it more terrible than most.  And they wonder why I have gray hair?  The child was so busy.  I had to keep him occupied or look out.  He figured out how to unlock doors and take off to his grandmothers.  We had to buy locks for the top of each door that Houdini himself could not open.  Well  this kept him from getting out, but it was also hard for us to get out!  Logan and Isaiah were both a breeze, thank the Lord!  If they had not been I would have probably ended up in the looney bin!  Some say after the two's the three's are a breeze.  Yea right is all I have to say!  Yes Zack once again, I know poor kid.  I was at my wits end with him and had him tested for ADD.  What the test showed was that he was borderline genius and the doctor said, "Mrs. Haber your son is just bored."  --rolling eyes--  I started giving him more computer games to play, puzzles to work, and I even got workbooks for him.  I got him a WV puzzle to work with small pieces of each county to put in the right place.  He had it worked in 10 minutes the first time and less time there after.  Zack had a great imagination.  One time, Brian's uncle came  up visit.  Zack called Ricky, Pee Paw.  So Pee Paw and Zack were on the porch and Zack told him to look up in the sky.  "See the moon, Pee Paw?  Ricky said yes.  "My daddy took a chainsaw to it."  The moon was a half moon that night.  Logan was and is a follower.  Whatever Zack and daddy are doing he wants to do it too.  He gets frustrated when you tell him you are not old enough.  He thinks since he is 2 years younger than Zack he can do it too.  Logan is my fly by the seat of your pants kind of kid.  He does not care what anyone thinks, he just does what he wants.  This is good, but can be bad.  He is a little on the dramatic side too.  I call him my "drama king".  If he were a girl he would make one good diva!  Isaiah will be 3 in a few weeks.  He is a cross between both boys' attitudes.  He is quite smart.  He loads up the computer by himself and chooses what games he wants to play.  He mimics everyone!  Somethings he does is just pure Isaiah.  I was reading one of my emails one day and he said "mommy"  I ignored him.  He again said, "mommy".  I again ignored him.  He then screamed "mommy"!  So I looked at him to see his naked butt and him shaking it saying "shake your booty"!!  I about rolled!  I had been mooned by my 2 yr old!!  Believe me when I say I do not run around in the buff, shaking my fat fanny!  I do dance around with my clothes on saying shake your booty Isaiah.  Just having fun.  I pray he never decides to run down the isle at church shaking his booty to the beat of his little band.  I think I would slowly sink down in my seat, pretending I was not there.  Of course he would probably yell "mommy I shake my booty, like you"!  I would then sink to the floor and start crawling out!

Through the years of child rearing, I have experienced different steps in seeing my boys growing up.  Some of the steps have broke my heart, while others I have treasured dearly.  I am so thankful the Lord blessed me with my children.  The same children that doctors did not think I could have.  I still have many more years left at rearing these boys, but with every step of my journey I am sure there will be calls to my reinforcement (my  mom) for advice.  Not to mention prayers to keep me sane (forget the gray hairs)!  I just want to keep my hair without pulling it all out!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

My ramblings (they may make sence then again they may not)

On Saturday we had Logan's birthday party.  I don't do themes so much anymore.  I probably will for Isaiah until he turns 7.  After that they just want cake and gifts.  Mark bought Logan's cake this year, because his friend made this triple chocolate deal.  Anyway it was "death by chocolate" for sure.  It was so rich it made my teeth hurt.  It was good, but the chocolate stuck with ya!  Logan got a lot of nice gifts and was one happy camper.  I made grilled bq'ed chicken, deviled eggs, green beans, mashed potatoes, baked mac n cheese, and corn bread.  I guess it was all good, because there was NO leftovers!!  Here are a few pictures.  I won't bore you with all of them.

Logan opening a gift

Logan with a tool set we got him

Me mashing the potatoes

Logan's cake ( The icing did not want to stick to this type of cake)

Brian trying to make a run for it!

Me doing my best don't mess with me look

Isaiah is our next birthday victim.  He will turn three the 30th.  He loves Diego so I am thinking about getting him a Diego cake.  Brian found him a Black and Decker fake tool set at a yard sale the other day.  He got it for $10.00 and the thing looks brand new!  It would have costed $90.00 at the store!  He should have saved it for is birthday but went ahead and let him have it.

The toy set

Isaiah showing off a tool

I have been working a lot outside lately.  Brian made me a nice bird feeder holder.  I have several different types of feeders and lots of birds have came to pay a visit.  Isaiah and I love watching them.  We now have some humming birds.  They go to fast for us to realy watch, but I like to see them flutter.

We are working on another walk way and later on we plan on putting in a pond.  I think my cat will love the fish.  (Here fishy fishy)   I like gold fish, but I think we will probably go with some Koi which are related to goldfish, but bigger.  I have another $25 gift card to Home Depot, so I am going to get some more mulch and some wave petunias.  I love flowers, so who knows what I will end up with.  I want to get some to attract some butterflies.

We have also got more fencing up so we can get some more goats.  Brian is wanting to fence in some of the front part of the yard too.  I am not sure I want that.  I would rather have it woods.  We finally got our brush pile burnt off so all we have to do now is plow the ground so we can get a garden in.  I can't wait to can some nice fresh veggies!  I am out of my salsa and it is so YUMMY!!!

I guess that about raps this rambling up. Hope it made some sense!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Cats vs Children

I have to say that cats are little kids with fur, four legs, and a tail.  They meow until they get what they want.  They look at you as if you were some stupid idiot, and that you should know exactly what their meow means!  I believe cats rule you and not the other way around.

Oh yes those cute fur balls can be little terrors in disguise.  Hey my boys are just like that.  See what I mean? They are kids with fur!  I am telling ya the truth.  If you don't have a cat get one or borrow one for a day or two.  You will see exactly what I mean.  The only problem they weasel their way into your hearts and you just can not say no.  I should know I have four cats of my own.  I had two, but the two made three babies and now I have four.  Just call me the cat lady!

Each of my cats are so different.  Their personalities are unique.  Well just like my boys.  Ms.  Annie the mother is laid back and loves to watch the birds, just like Isaiah.  Toby is sneaky and at a given chance he will pounce and you don't know what hit ya or where he came from.  Sort of like Logan.  There is Sammie she is very loving but don't cross her for she has nails that inflict serious pain.  Well that would be Zack.  Again cats are kids in disguise!  I have another cat Mr. Snowbelle but he is outdoors.  He sort of took the fancy to spraying.  Ugh!  Do you know how hard it is to get that awful smell out?  It is worse than skunk!!  So, Mr. Snowbelle is outside and he actually loves it.  He loves being the farm cat.  He is a good mouser!  Being in the woods and having a mini farm, you need a good mouser!

Yes I love cats!  I have always loved cats.  I will take a cat over a dog any day of the week.  I miss my beloved Milo.  He was the best cat ever. He was a Burmese. I don't think I will ever find another cat like him.  He was super de duper special!  Never had a bit of trouble from him.  He died from fatty liver disease at age 9.  I miss him dearly!  I don't have a picture of him.  I need to scan one, but here is what he looked like.  He was a beauty!!!