Monday, September 29, 2008

Owie... My aching hands...

Wow I am Stiff and sore... I spent Sunday sanding down a piano that I got for FREE from Freecycle. LOVE THEM..... well I am sanding it down to re stain it a dark brown almost black so it will match my furniture. So I am stiff and sore and my right hand is swollen. It normally does that after using it alot. Like when we painted the house OY VEY I could not close my hand for 2 days it was so swollen.

ANYWHO I DIGRESS.... so today I will be lazy and veg of course I have school work to do with the boys. So I thought since I rock and all that I would tell you other home school chippies about a wicked awsome link I LOVE..... its called CurrClick. and another Rockin Homeschool mama WENDY in ARIZONA that home schools 6 kids told me about. its so cool you can download a free lapbook every week and not only that they have really cheap unit studies on there. Like now I am doing one with Brae its B is for BEATTITUDE and I found that they do every letter of the alphabet thats all based around the bible. SWEET!!! I am so stoked I may just piddle myself.

Oh and since I am FOREVER talking about our friends Susan and Dan LOVE THEM... they are the nicest most caring people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. Seriously I LOVE THEM TO PIECES... anywho I thought I would show you all a picture of them, so here they are.....

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Snakes on a Plane? FORGETABOUTIT.....

We have snakes in the wood pile. The front porch and the back yard. SNAKES, SNAKES EVERYWHERE.....

So here it is a nice lazy Saturday and Shiya is going Ape Poo and so Nolan and I go out to see whats getting her so upset, She was actually trying to dig under the fence into the wood pile. So Nolan is in the backyard and I am in the front Wearing a pair of flip flops a skirt and tank. we were getting ready for Church, and I am sitting here poking a long stick into the wood pile thinking its either a mouse, or armadillo I can hear it moving so I pull back a log and low and behold. It was Not a rabbit or mouse or any other cute cuddly creature but a big ol snake.

So I call our dear friends and Snake wranglers, to come and help Nolan get rid of it. I didn't know what kind it was but I already had 1 dog bit by a Cottonmouth. Shiya no less I did not want a repeat.

So Dan, Susan, Patty and Larry all come over. Dan has his 22 and Larry has a 45 they start moving the logs and Larry says. THATS A CHICKEN SNAKE.... ITS NOT POISONES...

he starts moving the logs some more and it darts into the back yard at Patty and Nolan and this chicken snake is NOT A CHICKEN SNAKE but in fact a big Ol Cottonmouth and its MADDDD.... it strikes at Dan and Larry. And Dan shoots it right between the eyes in one WICKED AWSOME SHOT.. DAN"S MY HERO..... so with out further ado here is the snake.
that darn sucker is GONE... and if it were not for my Beautiful Shiya Girl we would have never known. And the scary thing is the wood pile is right next to the boys basketball hoop... I am so Thankful for her... I can not imagine had it bit one of the boys.... The Lord was looking out for us that day....

Friday, September 26, 2008

BAD DOGGY....

ok I just saw this and thought it was freaking Funny and thought I would share.

ENJOY

I IS STUFFED... LIKE THE CHRISTMAS GOOSE....

SO our dear friends Dan and Susan took us to dinner. Now if you have ever been in Texas you know everything is spread out, and it takes awhile to get to places.
OK... FYI NEVER EVER TAKE DIRECTIONS FROM A MAN.... ESPECIALLY IF SAID MAN IS NAMED DAN.....

BOY CAN THIS GUY GET YOU LOST.... They were so kind to take us to dinner and the food was AAAMMMMAAAAZZZZIIIIIINNNNNGGGGG YUM-O it was all you can eat BBQ. RIBS, BRISKET, SAUSAGE, POTATO SALAD, CORN ON THE COB, BEANS you name it, they just keep bringing it to your table... I swear If I don't see another rib anytime soon that's OK... I GORGED myself on meat... (sorry veggies but I think between us all we ate a full cow )

well this restaurant was about 45 Min's south. but after following Dan's directions it took us 1 1/2 hours. and believe you me... WE TEASED poor Dan the entire way....

the restaurant was called CYCLONE and it ROCKED....
here are some reviews that are on the web

This place is downright Texan. It is open air with good Country music on the jukebox and the best Bar-B-Que you'll ever eat. It comes family style with spare ribs, sausage, brisket, potato salad, Cole slaw, beans, sauce, bread, pickles and onions. If you want more of anything, they get it for you. I love this place!

The Best BBQ in Texas
Hard to find, but worth every minute and mile of the drive to get there!! The best food, fair price, pure Texas atmosphere. Been going there for years, every time we visit my family, if Cyclone is open, it's understood we will be going there for dinner. [22 Jun 2006 15:05:32]

Food: ***** Service: ***** Ambiance: ***** Overall: *****



I am telling you. If any of you get to the great state of Texas FIND IT AND EXPERIENCE IT.... just don't let Dan drive.

Cyclone Corral Bar-B-Q

(254) 985-2317

1616 Farmers Rd
Burlington, Texas 76519


Thursday, September 25, 2008

the next FAME DANCER.....

If any of you were alive and remember the 80's then you remember FAME AND FLASH DANCE...

well none of those dancers have ANYTHING ON BRAE...... Aint he just a Cutie Patootie? this was the get up he wore to bed last night... I swear the poor kids has NOOOOOO FASHION SENSE....

Speaking of Brae he had his post op today and everything looks good. The Dr does not want to put him in glasses right now but said to pick up some over the counter reading glasses to help him when he colors and looks at books. He says he can't be sure that he won't have to have yet another surgery but I am praying he does NOT....

So for now he is good to go.... and boy he is driving me bonkers...

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Art, Art everywhere.....

This is Logans first attempt at free hand drawing. its a Horse that he apperently thought was part weiner dog. teehee... Got love him... So I thought I would share. I am so proud of him for trying and not giving up. Now Brae yeah this poor horse would have been torn to shreds and discarded. He has NOOOOOO patience. He is more my HANDS on demolish it and laugh kind of kid.

Although he is really digging his Bible study. He has been doing it with Nolan so its been a daddy and me kind of thing and here are his finished pages.
If you look carefully on the earth you will see his glitter. and the rainbow is actually a coffee filter that they painted to look like the rainbow. I think he did a Wicked Awsome job.
So maybe there is some artistic hope for him after all.
And now I wanted to share the Lap book the kids are doing in the Home School Coop. I am teaching the 13 colonies. and this is Folder one of the lapbook. Granted I put this one together for the kids to see. When Logan and Brae finish theirs I will post pictures.




Monday, September 22, 2008

Coach Mommy..... More like Coach DUMMY

WHAAAAA!!!! I had our first soccer practice and I SUCK AT COACHING..... Maybe had I coached or even PLAYED soccer before I would have done better but WHAAAA!!! I looked like a wounded Wombat flayling around like I was on crack....

only something a son would say.

So for most of you that know me know I had a complete Hyst in June. I have chosen not to take HRT and am trying out different herbs. So far its been interesting. Anywho I was sitting at the puter the other day wearing a sports bra and shorts I was having my lovely hot flashes like crazy. And my sweet little Brae comes up to me, pokes me in the tummy and says and I quote.

" MOMMY YOUR TUMMY LOOKS LIKE THE TUMMY ON THE MAN IN THE MOVIE SANTA CLAUSE, DOES IT WIGGLE LIKE JELLY?"

AHHH if I was not feeling fat before I was now.... He was watching the Tim Allen Santa Clause movie and apperently I not only could have played in the movie but stared as GOOD OL SAINT NICK HIMSELF.

Gotta love the honesty of my son...

Sunday, September 21, 2008

I just wanted to show my loves.


September 21st

Well after blogging on Xanga for the past few months I have decided I need a change so here it is.
Just a little background about me.

I am a SAHM of 2 boys who I adore more than life. I am a 80 year old granny trapped in a 32 year olds body. I love all things natural and doing all sorts of Hippy things as my mommy calls me.

I believe its my responsibilities to raise my boys to love the Earth and take care of themselves and the earth.

So for all the newbies Welcome. To all my groupies. Welcome back.