Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Another profound question.....

A few weeks ago I asked the profound question of which mascara you use.

Well, today I am still in recovery mode from Girls Camp. I know, I've been home for several days, but wow all I can say about that is "the old gray mare...she ain't what she used to be".
So I would love to have something awesome to post but I'm too tired to think of anything cutsey or artsy. I'm pretty shallow I guess.
So my question:
How is it that Kristina is always the first person to comment? Any blog I go to, Kristina has been there. It's really amazing. I imagine her with a billion laptops watching...always watching....waiting.
So, there you have the second installment of my profound question.
Someone, please answer this burning question.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Happy Anniversary Baby!

I got you on my mind....I think that was a song in our era. Anyway, I just wanted to take a moment to tell you Happy Anniversary. I hope you read this today. I love you. I always have and I always will.
I remember you with black hair, only streaked with gray.
I remmeber you as a very gentle daddy, singing to our babies.
I remember you as a farmer, on a tractor and a horse.
I remember the best of you.
Cause you are still the best.

How did 31 years pass so quickly? Wasn't it just yesterday?

I'm sorry that you are two time zones away. I'm sorry we aren't together today (I'm at Girls Camp this week...remember?)
I hope your day is a good one!
I love you!

You are my better half!

Monday, June 22, 2009

A tragedy...

It's a tragedy of epic proportions. My second refrigerator/freezer downstair was unplugged...or the fuse blew...or something. I lost 5 gallons of huckleberries! They had been carefully packaged, frozen and hoarded for the last 2 seaons of huckleberry picking. I've made huckleberry muffins, huckleberry cheesecake, huckleberry syrup. I'm very sad. Picking huckleberries is a lot of work. Some people may never get more than a gallon during picking season.
You can click here to read about my wonderful experiences last summer during huckleberry season. Huckleberries are little tiny wonderful tasing berries. FIVE GALLONS!!! I threw away FIVE GALLONS!!! That's like a bazillion in dog years.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

I checked out today....

Today I skipped out. Didn't do the motherhood thing, didn't do the housewife thing, just left. Drove about 30 miles to some good shoppin' and had some serious Retail Therapy.
Bought me one of these:

Exciting I know, but I love these things. I've used a Sonicare for 15 years (not the same one)
I also bought a new throw rug for the bathroom, then I bought some groceries. Then I took myself out to dinner and totally enjoyed the company.
Wow, my life is pathetic.
My better half will be back tomorrow....it can't happen soon enough.

Monday, June 15, 2009

What a weekend!

My oldest child came home for a visit. She lives far away in a land called Houston. She doesn't get home much. It's kinda of a big deal because she has a little girl, and she's growing up without me seeing it! I don't like that very much.

When Lynsey comes home, the other family members like to come and see her. I love when that happens. Then it's a full house of mass chaos, just like in the olden days...only better. Cause now there is more and I firmly believe that more of anything is better. More cookies is better than less cookies isn't it? More fire-starter is better for bigger camp fires isn't it? If a little Roundup is good for killing weeds, more is better.....uh, where was I? Oh, ya. More chaos.
Well, it's fun to have everyone come home because now I'm not responsible. They are. It's fun to watch them with their children. It's fun when I see them do things that they swore they would NEVER do with their kids.....I get a certain giggle from that.

Anyway, in a matter of 3 days I took and downloaded 770 photos of my grandchildren...because more is better, right? So this may be a very long post....JUST KIDDING! I would never dream of posting all 770 pictures of the most darling grandchildren on the planet...well, maybe.... But I shall share some of the best of the best. Besides, my better half had to fly to a land far away yesterday (Batesville, Indiana-land of caskets and hospital beds) and didn't get to see the shennanigans these kids were up to. (His being there has nothig to do with caskets or hospital beds, I just think that it is interesting that the company that makes one also makes the other......I need to ponder that one for awhile.)

Of course I think it's OK to allow children to play with medicine cause I'm an awesome grandma and nurse.

This is grandchild #5, he's such a little monkey! ( And seriously, after I took the pictures I took the medicine away, please don't call CPS)

This is grandchild #1, the oldest, the one that turned me into a grandma. What an awesome kiddo this one is!

This is grandchild #2, he's such an awesome kid. (I said that once already didn't I?...well, more is better)

This is grandchild #3 with his little cousin, grandchild #6. He's so cute!
Then there is this one.....grandchild #4.......a force to be reckoned with.

#4 is the baby sister to #1 and #2 and #3. How is it that a little girl in a household of three rambunctious boys is such a GIRL...a princess...and she rules the roost. I love watching that!

So here's a picture with all of them #1-6! (one under protest)! Aren't they the cutest? I do have beautiful grandkids, but I also have beautiful children (they take after the gray-haired guy on the sidebar)
Oldest and youngest are girls, three boys in the middle, however the tallest is NOT the oldest.

These are my five children!
I love that they have a great time when they are together.

This is everyone with their spouses except Nick who is in Houston. We missed you, NICK!
There was a lot of this:

Apparently my sons think that they are professional wrestlers who belong on TV....whatever.
Another thing that I really loved was seeing my children with their children in church, ya it was nice that they were in church, but my favorite part is seeing their children be naughty, and seeing my children take them out and walk the halls and take them out again....I really enjoyed that part. Am I bad?

I love these people! AND.....there's gonna be a #7, but I think it's still a secret.
So, there ya have it. I didn't post 770 pictures of the cutest people on the planet, but I might have come close.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

A burning question......................

OK, I know that most people use their blogs for really deep meaningful thoughts and share important events in their lives. I really love reading those type of blogs. I wish I were elevated to such lofty ideals.....but I'm not.

My burning question....What kind of mascara do you love? I probably could bail out AIG all by myself from all of the $$$ I've spent on mascara. I know, I'm shallow, there is no depth to my soul.

Several months ago I was given a FREE Latisse to try because I work here. I love eyelashes. I admire eyelashes. I covet eyelashes. I stare at people's eyelashes. The Latisse has really worked, I was very skeptical, but have been very pleasantly surprised. I should have taken "before and after" pictures cause it's pretty noticable. Well, now I want the perfect mascara to make them appear even longer.

So, that is my burning question, what mascara do you absolutley LOVE?
Oh, and this soul-stirring post happens to be my 100th post. I think I should have a giveaway. I have a great gift in mind so stay tuned.