Monday, October 22, 2007

Pray for rain and a miracle...

I just got off the phone with my grandmother whom I call "Mammie". The fires are about 10 miles North and South of her place and my neice Savannah's.

Please keep both in your thoughts and prayers.

Pray for Rain and a Miracle!!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Road trip...........

Well, there is a road trip planned for next Saturday and we have been counting down for a couple weeks.

Dawn, Jeannie and myself are headed to Blacksburg, VA to go to Mosaic Yarn Shop (that is the shop that did the blankets for the families of the VT shootings) and then to Roanoke to shop downtown at Market on the Square and Needle on the Square Yarn Shop.

We are looking forward to our little outting with the girls! OH - I can't forget Tootie and Flopsie!! Stay tuned for the pictures.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Ribbett -- A toad in the Commode.............

Well - after a long first start of the week - I thought to myself.. Self - this week has to get better!!
Work is so busy and I will be glad to get to December 1. For those that know me - I am an insurance broker. I set up insurance benefits for groups and individuals. In other words- I am completely insane!! This is a very busy and stressful time of year.

So I come home from Work Wednesday after working late. We do the dinner thing and I am getting ready to settle on the sofa with coffee and needles. Needless to say, 3 cats in the house in the early evening usually means excitement especially since all 3 are under a year and a half. It is almost like a Feline Nascar Race every night. Kisa will be up front, Loki is in the middle trying to pass and Sunny's in the rear--- (Veroom, veroom, veroom!!) then you hear 3 sets of claws hit the ceramic tiles and usually a crash into the cabinets, the stove or garbage can. Then through the dining room and up the stairs. Some go over the bed and some under. Only those with cats know what I mean and this will go on for an hour.

Well, we misplaced Kisa for a bit and I went to releave myself in the facilities upstairs and did not turn on the light - just used the light from the hall. FOUND KISA!! Now let me set this up. We have 3 cats and 3 litter boxes. We live in a 3 story Colonial style home. We keep the litter boxes in the standing shower stall in the master bath and we keep the curtain shut so that they can have a little privacy to poo!! (My Stormie would not go if you watched him!) So we just keep it shut for their little private moments. Now- please remember , Kisa is around 13 pounds and she has some junk in her trunk, also know as the J Lo Booty!! All I saw was her back in hanging out from under the shower curtain and she was making the weirdest moaning, cooing, meowing, growling sound and that booty was a rocking and a wagging. I thought - Loki and Sunny are downstairs, so she must have her a bug.

Because I do not want my Princess eating bugs, I cut on the light and go to move the litterbox and guess what I find........................ A FROG!!! Baby Girl has trapped Kermey!! So I scoot her out , call the boy to come get the frog and clean up the SH@# that Kisa scared out of Kermey. Hunter takes Kermey outside. Kermey was the size of a Walnut. He was pretty big. Now - those that have been to my house are probably going - HOW IN THE WORLD did a frog get up 3 stories??

So this morning, Wayne gets at 7:00 up after I have already been up and left and strolls into the bathroom. He scoops the cat poo and proceeds to the toilet, opens the toliet and to his suprise..... GUESS WHAT HE FINDS..... KERMEYS FAMILY!!!!!!! Now keep in mind, I just had the Hysterectomy 3 months ago and I go to the bathroom 5 or 6 times a night. Imagine if Kermey or friends would have jumped up and latched on to my hind end!!!!!!

Wayne calls the county water and has them come out and they do all this stuff including flushing the lines for hours. They said that the chances are one in a million that a frog would get into a line especially to go up 3 stories to get to the master bathroom.

Makes you think twice about squatting in a dark bathroom again - doesn't it??

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Coffe Swap 3 Q and A

Here are the questions:
1. Whole bean or ground? Ground or expresso bags (I like the bags for my expresso machine!!) Other is messy!!
2. Fully-loaded or decaf? Either - I like both!!
3. Regular or flavored? Either - I like both
4. How do you drink your coffee? in a cup - Ha Ha!! I like Sugar and Cream, also use Splenda too!
5. Favorite coffee ever? French Vanilla or Vanilla Bean
6. Are you fussy about your coffee or will any old bean do? Any old bean will do! NO INSTANT!!
7. Favorite treats to have with your coffee? Mornings - Muffins and Bagles evenings - Biscotti, Pepperidge Farm cookies
8. Anything else about your coffee preferences? ABSOLUTELY NO HAZELNUT or any other 'Nutty" flavored coffee.
9. Yarn/fiber you love? Wool to felt with, Sock, Debbie Bliss, Alpaca
10. Yarn/fiber you hate? Fun Fur
11. What's on your needles? Which ones... Hat to felt, socks, ladder shawl
12. Favorite colors? Reds, orange, Browns, olive green, plum (fall colors)
13. Allergies? work
14. Anything you really love, really don't like, or just need to get off your chest?
I LOVE MY wonderful Husband and my son. I LOVE MY CATS!! (In which I am obsessed with!!)

Friday, October 5, 2007

Coffee Swap 3

I am so excited to do this swap!!

I LOVE COFFEE!!! But nothing Nutty OR Pumpkin!!

This is going to be fun!!

It is very laid back and you actually know who has your name in this swap!!