Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Top Kill

I'm caught up at work so I'm sitting here wastching operation Top Kill online.  Wish I knew what I was looking at.  There seems to be some movement or bubbles coming out in one area - not very much though - wish someone would comment on this picture and let us know what's happening.  We have started the summer off at our house but we haven't established the house rules yet that everyone needs to follow.  Yesterday was my worry day and today is Steve's.  Now Jackson is over at a neighbors house playing and I will pick him up when I get off.  Today is our 3rd Anniversary and it seems like we've been married 4-ever.  I love you Steve ~ Happy Anniversary.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Jackson's Birthday

Today is Jackson's birthday and he is 10 years old!  Never to return to the single digits again.  I am really busy today getting ready for the big party.  The party will be at noon tomorrow at Mane Street Mini Golf with cake an ice cream YUMMY.  Tomorrow night  we will be having hot dogs, movies on the deck and maybe sleeping out under the stars.  Right now I'm busy as I can be baking cupcakes.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Hey ya'll - lots of stuff going on around here and I'll fill you in on some of it now but some of it will have to wait.  One of my cousins passed away last weekend and we had the funeral on Tuesday.  My boss informed me that he will be retiring on July 15th and his wife is retiring this week.  They will be headed to the beach for her first week of retirement.  Things may be picking up around the United States but not in this area.  Steve and I have put our heads together and are trying to come up with money making ideas.  Love you all...

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

My Webelo

On Saturday night Jackson graduated from a Bear to a Webelo in Cub Scouts. I was so proud of him and his Daddy was too. As you can see from the pictures - he is quite handsome in his uniform.

Friday May 14th

We had a Crawfish Boil Friday night and they were really good. I don't know why I didn't take any pictures of those little mudbugs but maybe it was because my fingers were too messy. You know it was good when it took 2 days to get it all cleaned up. There was quite a bit of rain in between our cleaning which kept helping to clean everything up. On Saturday Jackson and I spent all morning at Books-A-Millon and we had so much fun. Savannah and Hailey both took turns coming to Books-A-Million staying with us. Finally only Hailey was there and we left to meet Steve for lunch. Right as we were finishing lunch Tiny called and was ready to leave from the hospital. We loaded up and the 3 of us went to break her out and take her home - she was so happy she was crying.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Today is another day in North Louisiana - record highs are expected and thunderstorms moving in Friday for the weekend. No rain today because our front porch was dry as Daisy Mae reported to me when she went to check it out this morning. I feel great today after yoga last night - it is amazing how much yoga renews your mind, body and spirit. Lunch plans today have been canceled because my friend isn't feeling well. This means I am available for lunch and my car is in the shop - need ride too.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

I went to the hospital this morning at break to see my friend Tiny. She had emergency surgery on Sunday. I was so happy to find her sitting in the chair and smiling at me when I walked in. Before I left I taped her pictures onto the wall of Fuzzy (her dog) and some I'd brought to her of us(Jackson and the dogs). Tiny loves all of us and we love her very very much. Get Well Tiny!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Had another great weekend and a great Mother's Day on Saturday and Sunday. One of my wants for Mother's Day was a picture of me with Jackson and all the dogs. As you can see - we almost succeeded. Rusty would not slow down becuase it was his peak hunting time. Oh well, maybe we'll try again sometime inside after the sun goes down and Rusty stops hunting. The only problem we'll have then is that they will all be ready to go to bed.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Good Morning All - what a beautiful day this is! Today is National Prayer Day and we started ours off at the breakfast held in West Monroe. One thing they didn't talk about, and this is heavy on my mind, was how many prayers are needed for our State and the circumstances of the oil spill. We all need to pray today for all of the workers trying to contain the spill, the workers and families of those who were injured or killed from the explosion, and for everyone to work in unison. We need to get this cleaned up and the oil leak stopped. I don't know if everyone in the United States realizes the magnitude of this disaster so I am asking everyone to please pray. Thank you for taking the time to read my blog.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

And this is my Daisy girl that I love so much and have been taking care of for almost 10 years! Her 10th birthday will be celebrated on Thanksgiving Day 2010. What a party we will have!

This is a pretty Gerber Daisy that I am growing. I thought this blog needed some color - bright colors make me happy!

It's hump day at work and I'm ready to go - HA! I'm listening to my boss talk on the phone and it's on speaker phone so I can't get away from it. Do you think I could just leave? I guess it's a good thing my hormone creams are working fairly well or I might run out of here screaming. Whew... after at least 30 minutes the phone call is over - surely he will leave for lunch now LOL.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

We were under the assumption when we built the deck that the gates would allow us to have some privacy. Well we didn't have Woody at that time. He is such a big dog that he just comes and goes as he pleases, it gives him a little extra exercise jumping back and forth. The picture shows Woody watching the little dogs bark at something. Soon he jumped over, checked it out and was back in just a few minutes resting on the deck. I truly believe all Southern homes should have at least one dog in their fenced backyard to entertain them!

Monday, May 3, 2010

WOW - what a busy weekend we had. You know my weekend starts Thursday afternoon and this one started with a trip to Wal-Mart for Milk Bones and Chewies. You don't want to be out of Milk Bones and Chewies with our 5 dogs - you get no rest. Friday morning I worked on Steve's office getting pictures and certificates in frames. About noon went to pick up dog food then to Super 1 Foods. Penny calls me while I am checking out at Super 1 and continues to talk to me while I'm loading groceries into the trunk. I slam the trunk shut, while still talking to her on the phone and just as I do I remember the keys that I left in the trunk - has anybody else ever done that? Well, Steve was working out of town this day and was on his way home but still an hour or so from home. I had all my groceries in trunk with the keys and it is about to storm at any minute. I called my neighbor Louise first and she wasn't home then about that time I received a text from Danny, Jr. - there's my ride! Of course he came to my rescue and I was so greatful for the rescue but worn out from all of the mental stress that I personally went through - HA! Saturday morning Miss Hailey arrived about 7:00 to spend the weekend with us. Hailey and I went to pick up Jackson then we all went to Wal-Mart then to The Bee Hive (since Miss Hailey said she had never been there). I don't know how many people reading my blog have ever been shopping at really busy stores with 2 - almost 10 year olds ? This is where I thought I had set my cellphone down somewhere in The Bee Hive but we finally got back to the car where I found I had left in inside. By that time Steve had started calling and I had 3 missed calls. Jackson's mom had started calling Steve worried about us. We were all safe, just having a fun time. We all watched the Kentucky Derby (each picked a horse and Hailey's pick came in 4th) Steve cooked for us Saturday night and then fixed us all a Saturday night special - fresh Louisiana Strawberries, ice cream and chocolate sprinkles. We all went to church Sunday morning where we had flowers in the church in memory of Bo's birthday, he would have been 26 Sunday. After church we came home and changed clothes. Jackson and Hailey played with the water hose (pictures above). They had so much fun - then we changed clothes again - HA! Don't we all remember those days when our parents allowed us to get as wet as we could on those warm Louisiana days.