Wednesday, June 30, 2010

June Photos & a random update

So I feel like I did a really lousy job on this photo hunt (click here for the other participants) and i had to get really creative for some of these and still missed a couple but oh well. Life was crazy this month. I should have known better than to even try it but whatev. lol.

By the way, to Rachel, “undying”…that was hilarious! LOL! I’m trying to regain life…this week has been full of catchup (but not ketchup…i’m actually almost out of that, in case anyone cares…lol). So from the undead, here’s some of the photos I’ve taken this month along with some random updates…and if you’re just here to see the photos, feel free to skip on over. LOL. =) Oh, and apologies in advance for all the animals and kids….seems like that has been the story of my life this month. HAH.

1. Hilarious Out-Takes
I’m not sure if some of these actually qualify, and I will probably spend lots of time in this post justifying my choices for each category, but I think this one is a pretty good fit. It makes me laugh, and he could not get the goggles on right, so that works…right? It’s late, I’m running on chocolate milk and oreos, and I have PMS, so let me just throw out a disclaimer that anything I say tonight should really just be ignored whether you’re here just for the pictures or not…lol.

2. Creative Crop
Here’s one of those that I’m not sure qualifies but I wanted to use it somewhere. I was standing over the pool looking in…does that count for creative crop?

3. Sun Flare
I wonder how many angels are walking up those sunbeams? And I never realized how difficult it was to get a GOOD sunflare picture….I guess because I’ve spent so much time trying to AVOID sunflare.

4. Sweet Dreams
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Couldn’t decide which to use…so there’s one WITH sunglasses and one without…;-)

5. Work
KC working on the projector at VBS….couldn’t resist this picture when I saw his head popping up over the curtain near the ceiling during the VBS program on Sunday….lol!

6. Play
Well, this was sorta play….that there’s Munchkin last week during swim lessons. She jumped off just fine every time the first day they did diving board….and then she made friends with the special kid who was afraid of the diving board…and just like that, she was magically afraid and couldn’t jump again. I think it should be a rule that if you always do or feel everything that the person you have chosen to be your friend (for that moment) does, you should always have to choose a friend that does positive/appropriate things. Not Munchkin…she is drawn to every single kid who is *insert negative behavior pattern here* and instead of being a good influence….well anyway. Just had to get that off my chest…been bugging me for over a week now. This is what happens when I’m too busy to blog…it all just builds up….lol.

7. Cookout/Picnic
Ah…missed this one…

8. Transportation
OH DEER! No really….DEER! They’re being transported…but they don’t appear to be aware of that fact….would that make this truck a deer hearse? YiKES!

9. Money/Currency
Hmm….remind me what this stuff looks like again? LOL! Mine doesn’t last long enough to take a picture of it….

10. A Fountain
A fountain of energy. And talk. Boy, the words never stop flowing from this little fountain.

11. A Night Scene
Experimenting with my camera….yay for manual. lol!

12. B&W with Selective Coloring
I like this picture better in color actually but it was just the one I picked at random to do the selective coloring on…

13. Something Old
Old building we pass all the time…someday I’d like to get a decent picture of it, but since this is last minute and I don’t have any better options, this will have to do.

14. Something New
New…um…friend? Grasping for straws here…

15. Something Borrowed
Library books...=)

16. Something Blue
Sorry can’t show you the rest of this pic here since this little guy falls into the foster kid category, but his blue eyes are awesome!

17. Something Musical
Kids singing in the VBS program on Sunday. I’m not even going to get started on the whole VBS thing…maybe it’s just cause I was pre-pms’ing but the annoying vs non-annoying kid ratio was WAY out of balance this year and NOT in the non-annoying kid’s favor!….*insert huge sigh of relief that this VBS is OVER*

18. Something Purple
one of the baby’s blankets…and yes, it’s a boy but he just has this one random purple blanket….lol

19. Something Yellow
Um…another dog picture….sorry.

20. Something Scenic
I could so do better on scenic…but I didn’t. *wincing* Hopefully I’ll do better next go around and be much less rushed.

Finishing the update…I have been practicing for pet portraits…thanks to all the canine pals (and non-canines) I’ve had around the house, I’m hoping to get lots of experience and drum up some business on the side…IMG_6879ewebIMG_6967eweb2 IMG_7184webIMG_7179eweb
Been in the pool lots…workin up the Pocahontas look…although despite what my hubby says, he’s not that far behind me on the tan…Big Chief Powhatan just likes to harass me. ;-)

Totally missed Father’s day and a birthday and anniversary and haven’t talked to my mom in like a week (sorry mom, dad, and inlaws…I’ve been a little busy trying to return from the dead…no excuse, I know…lol).

I can’t think of anything else right now…I have some pictures I need to add to the private blog but no time right now to do it…will try to update that later. I’m sure I’m totally missing something extremely important that I wanted to blog but my brain needs some sleep in order to continue this undying process. Maybe by next week I’ll be fully returned to life again….lol. Or not. I’m not feeling so positive right now. haha.

So there’s lots of blah blah to make up for not posting for a week and a half. (oops) Goodnight!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


In case anyone cares, last week killed me.  I’m not blogging because I’m dead…although, I think I feel somewhat like dead.  I really will blog again soon….when I can revive myself enough to do anything besides moan.  lol.  =) 

Sunday, June 20, 2010

I Need Some Title Ideas

I’m getting tired of putting all these titles of “Busy” and *sigh* and such….although, to be quite honest, they are probably the most appropriate for my frame of mind these days. 

Well, I need to blog on my private blog.  Need to vent a little and can’t really do it here.  LOL.  I can’t believe it’s already been a week since I posted.  I have been SOOO busy. 

Frankly if I never see fleece again, it will be too soon.  Okay, so maybe not…I still love fleece blankets cuz they are adorable and cuddly but my hand is HURTING from all the cutting for these VBS crafts.  I have been booking it to get these crafts ready in time.  I kept putting it off because frankly I am extremely intimidated by piles of fabric and my sewing machine and this year’s VBS crafts for the smallest class consist largely of those two items.  YIKES.  Twenty fabric pocket wall hangings.  Let’s just hope all those toddlers don’t know the difference between straight and crooked sewing.  Except for my sewing, the fabrics and projects turned out really cute but I just dreaded getting started because of all those yards and yards of fabric.   Anyway, it’s finished except for copying the little images to tuck in the pockets and printing off the VBS saying to go across the bottom.  I will hopefully get that last part done before the end of VBS.  *grin*  Nothing like a little MORE procrastination.  (Mr. VBS Director, if you read my blog, please pretend you didn’t see that last little bit…lol)

We have been so busy the last week, between appointments, the VBS stuff, the choir went over to Tennessee on Friday night to sing in service, just every day was packed full.  I have put like 1000 miles on the van just running around the last few weeks and this next week is going to be even worse!  I have something every day in opposite directions (and we are talking a 40 mile span of opposite directions) and a close time frame on everything plus weeklong VBS…we’re talking CRAZY.  I’ve got this very bad feeling that I’m going to be run so ragged that I’m liable to be like the slinky dog in Toy Story….my back end is going to take awhile to catch up and I’m most likely going to meet it going the other direction.

*sigh*  As I posted on my facebook the other day: “Busy, busy, frightfully busy, you’ve no idea what I have to do…”  Gotta love the Veggies.  So true to life.  Haha.  Now what did I do with my hairbrush?  LOL. 

Time for bed again…I’m just going to close my eyes and June will be over.  How is that possible???  *sigh*  Later!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


I am so exhausted.  Have had a crazy week and not much spare time.  Don’t really have spare time now, but I’m here anyway.  LOL.  Not that anyone missed me…seems like everyone is busy these days, myself included.  ;-) 

I won’t bore anyone with the details of our crazy life, except to say that it’s just been filled with appointments and running hither and yon almost every spare minute.  And the spare minutes usually find us in the pool except it seems like it keeps storming on our pool time the last few times.  *sigh*  Oh well.  Probably a good thing….KC’s already been calling me Pocahontas from being out there so much.  LOL! 

Well, before it started storming on our pool time today, IMG_6871ewebI had to get a dead frog out of the pool filter…I was very gingerly pulling out the chlorine tabs around the dead dude when a live one jumped out at me.  Scared the fire out of me.  I went all girly and jumped back yelping.  LOL.  The frogs don’t generally creep me out except when I don’t really want to touch a dead one and then a live one jumps out at me when I don’t expect it.  Haha.  

Here’s a pic from another frog the other day…lol…Ahsoka was fascinated with it.  LOL.  I’m just glad she didn’t try to take a bite…that would have been discusting. 

Well, the schedule is insane for the rest of the week.  Actually all but one day from here to the end of June is completely free and I am doubtful that it will remain so.  LOL.  *sigh*  I kinda feel like I’m in the deep end of a swimming pool with no exit.  Treading water only works for so long before you get exhausted and sink.  lol.  Anyway….deep breath and here we go again. 

Saturday, June 12, 2010


Obi and Ahsoka with their little cousin brothers little puppy. :-)

I just posted some hilarious shots on my photography blog, too. =) Photo below is linked:

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Can You See Me Now??

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Hey MOM?  Where’d ya go?  I can’t see you.  Mom?  These goggles don’t work.

 IMG_6912ewebUm hello.  I wasn’t just chewing up that yummy foam pool football.   IMG_6913eweb IMG_6915eweb
Are you still looking at me?  I think it was um…IMG_6921eweb
Oh yeah, it was totally him.  Over there.  That’s him right there.  HE chewed the football up.  I had NOTHING to do with it.  AT ALL. 

See?  I’m just sleeping here.  Don’t I look SO innocent?

Tuesday, June 08, 2010


Well, days keep flying past me…I don’t know where time is going.  Honestly, I don’t.  Suddenly being 90 seems just around the corner.  Well, okay, that’s a slight exaggeration but you know what I’m saying. 

Twenty-seven and it feels like just yesterday I was turning eighteen.  I remember being seven and thinking eight would NEVER arrive.  I think that was the turning point.  Every year after that, birthdays came faster and faster.  Now I just blink and another year is gone.  I mean, hello?  Wasn’t it just Christmas?  Has it really been almost a year since our beach vacation?  Didn’t Munchkin JUST START KINDERGARTEN?  And now there’s only two days left until she’s a rising first-grader?  WHA….?? 

Anyway.  It’s time for bed.  And I’m going to go close my eyes and it will be morning.  And I will feel like I’ve had no sleep.  As usual.  And then I’ll blink again and it will be Thursday and Munchkin will be out of school for the summer.  And wait…oh yes, then time will drag for awhile, I’m sure.  LOL.  Munchkin 24/7…that will make my days MUCH longer.  ;-) ;-)  lol!  Well, okay, probably not. 

Okay, I’m gone now.  But I was here.  I blogged.  Tata! 

PS This dog on my lap is not a lap dog size anymore….I blinked.  And then my lap shrunk.  ;-)

Saturday, June 05, 2010

PhotoHunt – June

Wow, it’s that time again.  Here’s another photohunt, I am going to attempt it and see what happens…lol. 

1. Hilarious Out-Takes
2. Creative Crop
3. Sun Flare
4. Sweet Dreams
5. Work
6. Play
7. Cookout/Picnic
8. Transportation
9. Money/Currency
10. A Fountain
11. A Night Scene
12. B&W with Selective Coloring
13. Something Old
14. Something New
15. Something Borrowed
16. Something Blue
17. Something Musical
18. Something Purple
19. Something Yellow
20. Something Scenic

Mmm...sniff sniff

Do u smell it from there?? wet dog....lovely. I went and got the dog shampoo and washed them with the hose cuz i couldnt take the smell. Lol.


Oh poor piggies. Mom we gotta stop that truck and save them munchkin says. Lol.

Friday, June 04, 2010

Oh My.

It has been a week.  It’s been a week since I blogged, but really…it’s been a WEEK.  I have been running like crazy.  I’ve been back to the town we used to live in like every day this week…which isn’t such a big deal except you’re looking at a good half hour (especially when you follow those ridiculous speed limits which aren’t really for safety as much as revenue) each way plus time for appointments and such.  Plus, every time I turn around, I need something from the store, so between all that and Munchkin’s school drops and pick-ups, I’ve been in the van more than usual this week. 

The dogs are driving me NUTS….I think because I’ve had them crated for extra hours this week.  Don’t know what the kids problem is though….I can’t blame a crate for the way THEY are driving me nuts.  And just think, next Thursday I won’t have a Kindergartener anymore.  Except I’ll have that EX-Kindergartener for the entire summer.  LOL!  YIKES….

Wanted: Sanity Pills.  Desperately needed.  In case I don’t find any, I guess I’ll go with Midol…will probably work just as well.  LOL. 

Anyway, we went swimming a few days this week…when it wasn’t storming.  The pool is warming up nicely and the swimming is GREAT now!  *grin*  86 degrees today.  Woohoo.  The baby caught a cold and we took it to the doc today, so I missed most of the swim time with KC and the kids but I got back in time to get fifteen minutes or so in…lol.  Little Bit will be okay, I think…

Blogged over here on the private blog again.  Amazing as it seems, Little Mama and Little Bit have been here for 3 weeks already…soon be a month.  Crazy.  She fits right in, and hasn’t been a lick of trouble, *fingers crossed that it continues smoothly….lol* 

Well, it’s really time for bed.  I need to get up early in the morning and get some stuff done.  *sigh*  One good thing about Munchkin getting out of school….hopefully I will get a few mornings of sleeping in.  HA.  RIGHT.  Maybe if I threaten them with no movies for a month, MAYBE then they’ll stay in their beds past 7:15.  LOL.  Okay…I’m gone now.  LATER!