Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Whiskers Wednesday

I'm starting a new trend in my blog. Since we seem to be animal heavy at our house, I thought I'd start Whiskers Wednesday. A whole day dedicated to the antics of our animals. I will make sure it's picture-ful also!! Brilliant...I know! Actually, I can't take all the credit. I swiped the idea from a blog that I love to read that has ~Feline Friday~. I didn't want to be a total copy cat (tee hee hee, Copy Cat!!) so I decided I would have Whiskers Wednesday. Plus this includes all our animals. Furry little suckers that they are!

So, onto the premier debut of ~Whiskers Wednesday~ !!! The first antic will include the magical powers of one Maui Haugen, aka "The Fat One"! As I am letting the dogs out for their pre-bedtime nature call, I'm always watching for lurking black objects behind me. Maui is the king Houdini in our house. He ~loves~ escaping to the outdoors. Since we live in town and have a second cat (Uggs) this is a no-no in our book. We don't want him to get hurt. So back to the story... I'm standing at the door in my jammies (tank and shorts...sans undergarments mind you) I notice the dogs are done doing their business so I open the door to let them back in. Not but a moment later, do I see a flashy of black fuzzy streaking out the patio door meowing the whole time. Now for being a 26 lb cat, you'd think Maui would have a lion's roar...oh no he doesn't. He squeaks! So luckily I have my slippers on as I race off into the night behind him. Maui darts through the bushes by the house weaving and squeaking the whole time. I'm chasing after him saying in a sweet voice (so not to scare him!) exactly what I'm going to do to him when I get a hold of him. "Come here Fat One, so I can paddle your butt." ect. As I'm darting through our landscaping, I hear something. It's our neighbors' friends leaving next door. I can hear, "I think something is in their bushes" followed by "Looks like Kelly. Wonder what she's doing?". "Please don't come over to visit, please don't come over to visit" runs through my head. Oh God, don't look too close or you might get an eye full. EEK!!! Hot on Maui's tail, he darts back to the backyard again. Through the bushes, up and over the patio we go and finally I catch the dang cat. I scoop him up and ruffle him a little as I carry him back to the house. I deposit him into the breakfast nook and he looks at me with a satisfied look of "That was great, we should do it again." Dang cat!

This ends the 1st episode of Whiskers Wednesday!

Monday, August 27, 2007

Monday, Monday....BLAH!

Well, the morning started off bad...DH issues...don't even get me started...GRRRRR!
Things ~have~ progressively gotten better though. Not only have I gotten a bunch of phone calls returned ( I HATE making calls!! Avoid them at all cost!) but I booked our (DH & I) spa session at Panache at Madden's Resort (just north of Brainerd, MN) for this Saturday. Can't wait!! We're doing mani's, pedi's, hot stone massages, and I'm getting a facial. It sounds luxurious! We are going up to Brainerd's Bed & Breakfast, AKA Dennis & Joanne's house, Friday nite. It will be so much fun as I've never seen their place without snow on the ground. They have a gorgeous yard with loads of flower beds and waterfall/stream too. I've only seen it in pictures. I haven't seen them for awhile either so it will be great fun to visit with them. Then we are going to the spa at noon on Saturday. YAY!! Then we will check into our room at the resort (Breezy Point) after 5pm. It's going to be a great relaxing time. Exactly what we need.

I've gotta run...almost done with work (tee hee hee) and need to go ride my horse. I'll give you the weekend report tomorrow. It will be kind of blah though...I took not a single picture this weekend. EEK!! Not like me at all!

Monday Nite Football is on tonite so I'm going to hide in my scraproom and hope the dogs can't find me:) I'm hoping it will keep raining so I don't have to take the dogs for a walk. I'm so lazy! Note to self, must buy dog bones to keep them entertained tonite. Off to Fleet Farm I go...

Friday, August 24, 2007

Barnesville Potato Days

is what we have planned for the weekend. This is my first Potato Days as we had a wedding 2 years ago and last year I had a horse show. B'ville was all a buzz with lots of activity last nite. Can't wait to see what is going on tonight! Also, my Mom and I are having a garage sale tomorrow at her house. Since she's down-sizing to a condo, she needs to get rid of a ton of stuff. Lance and I don't have as much but enough. We're going to take our earnings from the garage sale and put it towards a spa day next weekend while we're up at Breezy Point Resort. Can't wait!! I will post pictures of all the B'ville Potato Days activites on Monday.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Working Wednesday....

I need a nap:) It has been a work-filled week and it's only Wed!! It all started with getting called in Sunday nite for 12 hours, sleep for a few, work more Monday nite, sleep for a few, and go back into work Tuesday afternoon. EEK! Our region has been slow this summer with the number of organ donors...I think I may have single-handily turned that around by having 2 donors at the same time!! A ~first~ for our lab and hospital. I'm officially the "donor magnet". I will be proudly wearing a tiara and sash to state that!! For those of you that don't know what I'm talking about, I work for a solid organ transplant lab. I love my job and the fact that we help people. We work with people in need of a transplant and with deceased donors. When someone has progressed to brain death (most likely way but there are others too) and there is no possible way they will ever return (they're supported by life support). Either the patient or family has made the choice of organ donation (driver's licence), my lab does all the blood work for this. It's a very challenging, rewarding and at times exhausting job. It's a good feeling to know we have helped in saving up to 13 other lives by 1 tragic event.

OK, now I'm done with my organ donation plug!! I should be on a commerical:) I've got a nice relaxing evening planned after I'm done riding my horse. Hopefully the pager and treo will stay quiet!

Friday, August 17, 2007

Fabulous Friday

Is it ever! It's nice and cool ideal day! Except I did have to go to work.. Ssshh, don't tell that I'm not doing work-related stuff!! I just ran to one of my lss to check out any of the new paper they might have received after CHA. They did have a few items that were must haves on my list:) I also belong to The Scraproom kit club so I've been trying not to buy anything that is on our fall/winter kit list but so far that hasn't worked so well. We are getting both BG Mellow and Scrapworks Season of Joy...I bought Mellow yesterday and Season of Joy today! Ooops!!!!! Ha ha ha:) One can NEVER have too much paper!! (All the scrap ladies are nodding their heads "yes" right now Lance! It's not just me!)
We've had a crazy week with our transplant picnic (my work) on Tuesday and chix nite at the RedHawks game on Wednesday. Last nite was the first night I had gotten to bed before 10:30pm. Ugh, I'm too old for that! I did finally have time to upload last weekend's pics just in time for this weekend. I'll share... Lance trying to get Teddy ~talked~ into sitting in the trailer of the John Deere tractor that my brother and I use to play with at my grandparent's farm over 20 years ago. Mom saved it for our kids...when we finally decide to have some:) For now, it'll have to be for Teddy and Lance. After Lance got done playing, he said we need to put a bigger seat on the tractor. I tried to explain to him that the tractor was made for kids buns and not his buns!
Teddy growling at Lance (it's his newest thing) and Lance still trying to convince him it'll be fun.
Scout is telling Teddy to run!!
He's still in far!

And they're off!! I love Teddy's fluffy tail sticking out of the back of the wagon! So cute:) Please ignore the messy garage. We've taken the adage of ~if you don't look at it, you won't see it, it won't bother you, you don't have to clean it!!~ at least for now. tee hee hee

"But Dad, you're jack-knifed. See." as they both look down.

Where are we going now?

Can I drive?

These 2 just crack me up. We were laughing so hard and Teddy just rode around in the trailer like it's what every dog does. Too cute!! I can not wait to scrap these pictures!

So that was how we spent our Sunday last week. We're very exciting individuals! Our neighbors probably think we're crazy. Oh and we went shopping for a new microwave because our's died. I can feel your excitement overflowing!

Have a fabulous Friday and great weekend:^)

Monday, August 13, 2007

Poor Lance :^(

I just talked to my poor husband...he fell down the stairs AGAIN!! He's got some carpet and banister rash on his back and is kind of sore. Poor guy! As he's telling me the story, I am trying not to laugh (no I'm not a cold hearted b*tch!!) it's just that this happens ALL the time! And I do mean ALL the time. We live in a 5 level home with lots of stairs but I rarely miss a step. Lance, on the other hand, is sliding down the stairs on his butt or on his face at the landing quite regularly. I hear Lance go thumping down the stairs at least once a week. Not only does this happen all the time but it's also hereditary as Lance's brother (Curtis) falls down the stairs too. I attribute some of it to growing up in a rambler (which will definitely be the next house we buy if I want to see my hubby live to 30!!) but the rest must be due to a Haugen gene. To Lance's defense, he was flying around the house looking for Maui (the blk cat) because the wind blew open the screen door and he wasn't sure if Maui escaped. Maui is our family Houdini! He can open the doors, drawers, cupboards...pretty much anything plus he loves outside but is not allowed out there. He only defense mechanism is to roll over and show you his fluffy belly. Not very frightening, unless he's threatening to jump on he. Ughh, he's fat!
So anyway! Poor Lance:) Hope he feels better soon!

*Weekend update*
We had a great weekend! I have some awesome pictures to share of Lance and Teddy playing together. I'll try to get them uploaded tonight and post tomorrow. So very cute! I'll give the full weekend report tomorrow along with the pics.

It's raining and cool here! Loving this cooler weather!! Come on fall!!!!!

Friday, August 10, 2007

Callan ~The Water Princess~

Looky looky! I'm early on posting Callan birthday pictures. YAY! These pictures are just a few of my favorites. They make me laugh so hard!! Enjoy:^) Callan drinking the water...much to her parents' dismay!! There was no stopping her though! My absolute favorite picture!! More drinking of the sprinkler/lake water!! What a happy baby!
Again with the drinking!!
Cake remnants!! I love the pink frosting on the nose!
Callan and I! Excuse my crazy tan lines!!
The cake I made for Callan! I absolutely love the way it turned out. This was the first time I've ever used the decorator tips. It was a lot of work but fun to do.
Close up of the cake!
More drinking of the sprinkler water!

Have a great weekend! K

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Happy Hump Day!

I still don't have Callan's bday pics on my computer to post. I will (for sure!!) this weekend. I did get Lee's graduation pictures printed and ready to scrap.

A little fun we Lee's expense of course!!This was one of my better ideas I must say!!
Lee & Sam (L's girlfriend)
Lance, Lee and I on a very happy day!! Only 15 years in the waiting! Ha ha ha...OK maybe not that long:)

Not much new to report today. I'm healing pretty well from my mole-wacking surgical procedure (from last week) but still haven't been able to do several things like ride. Faith isn't minding the break but I'm hoping it will end soon.

Lance is working today but is going fishing tonight with Mike (chix nite friend, Jill's, hubby) so they will have a blast. Mike just got back from 2 years in Iraq so we're thrilled to have him back safe and sound. Hope they have fun!!

Have a great day:)

Friday, August 3, 2007

Happy Friday!

Good morning all! How is everyone? It's been a rough week here. First of all big huge hugs to all the MN families affected by the bridge collapse. It's so tragic. My difficulties are very tiny and minor compared to that horrific event. I had a quarter-sized mole cut out of my back (between my shoulder blades) on Tuesday. My family practice Dr. and derm Dr. didn't like the way it looked eventhough the biopsy came back normal. Plus it keeps growing so they want it removed. I didn't realized the pain and recovery time for something like this as I've never had anything like this done. EEK! Let me just same, I definitely don't want it done again. Lance has been great! He is totally taking care of me. I can't move my arms above my shoulders or head so he's done my hair for me (it was really cute too!!), done everything at the barn and house, helped me get dressed, lotioned my legs...pretty much everything! He's a wonderful man! I think he's ready to get me functional again though. I ~do~ wonder how long I can keep things this way??? For sure until my stitches are out (8-15)!! tee hee hee

I was able to do a little scrapping last nite. It takes me so long right now because I can't reach anything so I have to get up to get everything instead of twisting again and reaching for it. I did do one of my absolute favorite LO's yet! It's is a Vegas picture using one of my Scraproom kits (S.E.I. citruskick). Love it!! I will post it as soon as I take it's picture tonight. I going to research a scanner/printer today and hopefully purchase one tonight.

I hope everyone has a great weekend! Mine will be very low-key as I'm still pretty helpless! At least I can scrap!!!