Saturday, September 29, 2007

Banner - A miserable failure

Well I tried and tried, even took Diane's advice and still couldn't get it. I guess I'm going to have to read the directions! Ugh, help me please! Put me out of my misery. This is my attempt at making a banner for my blog. But it was too big. I tried 10 inches by 3 and it just looked funky. A task for another day!
But since I made the Banner a pdf, I think I have to DO IT OVER.

Teddy Bear Parade

We had great fun at the Teddy Bear parade! We even saw people we knew along the way. Madeline made me so proud! It was COLD! But it didn't rain, which is what I feared the most.

By the end of the parade, Cody was copying the "jab cross," along with the class. He'll be trained before he even starts going with his Sissie.

Yes, I'm in my late 30's and this was the first time I've ever seen the parade! Makes me shake my head a little, because it was more fun than I'd expected.

Sunday, September 23, 2007


Well, I thought I'd share another itty bitty mouse story with you. Remember I said every night at 8:30 pm a mouse would come out from behind the couch, or under the entertainment center, or Dooda's cage and look at me as if to say, "What are you going to do about it?"
Well ever since I pulled out furniture and cleaned, I haven't seen him since. He moved. Well I found out where he went. (Take a wild guess!!!)

Last night Cody came into my bedroom and said he saw a mouse run under his bed. I told him to go turn off the light and come get in bed with me. He left and came back VERY scared (I've never seen him so scared, little bugger must have run right in front of him). His little eyes were full of tears. I held him for a minute then we went to investigate "said" mouse.

The mouse was about 1 1/2 inches. And he didn't seem to be scared of us at all. In fact he was under the bed munching on something (I'm assuming it's something the kids left on the floor). But he just kept doing what he was doing. I went to go get something to capture him. Well, right about that time, Dugan came in and I said, "Get the mouse Dugan!" Not expecting him to do anything but sniff it. (We're talking about the dog who can't wake up to protect our poor little chicken from coyotes!!) Well, I assumed the mouse would get away, but when I finally pulled Dugan away, the mouse lay there, under the bed, not moving. Dugan chomped him! We've got a mouser!

So Dugan IS good for something!!!! ;)

Saturday, September 22, 2007

New House?

Well, I was pretty sure I was getting that house on Condor and that my inspection wouldn't uncover anything major. I was SO wrong! It was cut short once the inspector found that the entire house was covered with LP siding that needs to be replaced right away. He found rot in several places that the Seller had tried to cover up with huge amounts of paint. So unless the Seller replaces the siding and repaints the house with no additional cost to me, the deal is falling through! So there's still hope, but I don't know how much! :(

I'll know by early next week when they get an estimate for the repair. The inspector thought it'd be around $12k. Ah well, if this one doesn't work out, another one will!

First Scrapbook Page in HOW long?

Well, I needed to do some kind of page! Have to do it when the inspiration hits, right? I've got so many great safari photos, I think I need to make an album of them. A couple pages isn't enough. The lion was magnificient. I can't believe I caught him sitting up like this.
Since I started scrapbooking, I've been taking photos of things I would never of thought of before. FOR INSTANCE, that "Wildlife Safari" Title is actually a photo of the side of one of the maintenance crews trucks! I'm so crafty! Always looking for that little extra thing to put on my pages.