Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Random images from

lancaster... Some of them I just like. I cannot put my finger on it, but I just like them. Like this one. Train tracks. Simple. Been around for a long time. Hard working, never complaining and under appreciated train tracks.

and this guy. Have NO idea who he is, but now he's floating around on the internet. And lemme tell you, when he yelled "all aboard" the whole little town heard him. Whoda' thunk?
The water tower. I have been to this particular railroad I can't tell you how many times. Several to say the least. here it is, standing, just waiting. Anticipating the train that will be coming down the tracks for a refill.An old broken down flat bed. Sad and majestic all at the same time. Who knows what these wheels have seen. How many hobo's have ridden in these cars??
this little Amish boy, it was BLAZING hot outside. He was walking in the train yard on the macadam, with bare feet. Owwie. Seriously. I wanted to take this poor thing otu and buy him shoes!
The beauty queen.... She was less than thrilled to be going to a "smelly train yard". But, I found some flowers for her to sit by and all was good, until she found out we were not going back to the camp site immediately....
the boys... all teeth. the whole entire time. Ethan is holding a little green frog whose name is Roger,and he stays on his bed rails... He attaches himself to the oddest things sometimes. Pig was safely back at the camper...
The train. They just don't make things the way they used to, do they?

have you ever driven

down the road and something caught your eye? I mean REALLY caught your eye, like it was just begging to tell you the history it's seen? We were in Lancaster a few weeks back, and I saw this. I was not really paying attention to my surroundings, we've been to Lancaster scads of times. And out of the corner of my eye, I caught this. I knew I just needed to go back and take the picture. I asked the hubs to stop and turn around. He loves me, he really does, because at the first opportunity he saw, he turned the truck around to go back to what I'd seen.
This picture speaks to me. it speaks VOLUMES. What is it saying? Not exactly sure, but it sure is speaking.

so much to share..

but first, something that just makes me smile when I see it.

Friday, June 25, 2010

just a quick drive by...

it's hot, and humid, and I am not in the mood to be witty, or even charming... lol
BUT, I did want to pass on the information, that I ACED my final. Yup. ACED it. 25/25! floored, but one more class down three more to go and I will be really edumacated.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

been a while.

and boy howdy do I have stories to tell. LOTS of stories. Pee your pants stories. Some will contain pictures, some, well, you'll just have to rely on my recount (mis spellings and all) to relive my amusement. Story 1.

remember that episode of Sinfield, where they played it backward? Well for this post to make the most amount of sense, start reading from the bottom up....

I promised a story for you, with no pictures... My camera was unfortunately down stairs in my scrap room... Daisy, was on the cat tower. (you know, the 6ft tower in my living room???) anyhow, I looked at her, and she went all "Halloween" on me. Back arched, hairs on end, ears flat back, plastered to her head. WTH says I. I mean, kids are not around (they were playing in their rooms) and the one dog was outside. So, being the deductive person that I am, I followed her line of sight... to the basement door. Now, for those of you in bloggy land, that don't know, I have a kitty door in my basement door, b/c that is where all the kitty "business" gets taken care of. That, and it keeps the dog outta the cat box cafe. (ew.) Anyhow, I looks at the door, and what I see, is our Border Collie's head poked through the hole. She has NO idea what the hell she was looking at. Funnier yet was watching her spit and hop around when I opened the door to let the dog up...
Later that same day, Daisy saw a balloon floating in the kitchen. For what ever reason, she thought it was a good idea to "bat" it around. One bat+ Big bang = halloween kitty.... Daisy does halloween REALLY well!

We have birds. 4 of them. here's the thing... we cover them every night, so they don't wake the house at the crack of dawn. (other wise, we'd have parakeet fricassee for dinner). Well, hubs took the cover off the birds, only to find this... She was NOT up there when I covered them up... Here's the funny part. Parakeets have to tilt their heads side ways to look at something above them... so what you cannot see are 4 little birds, heads contorted sideways to check out the "predator" on top. Daisy, we DO NOT eat family members. No Matter how tasty they might be...

shit rolls down hill. Just sayin'.

Oscar... dude, NOT smart. Do you know, it takes Petie 1.2 seconds to go from sound asleep to kick your ass mode? Yeah, Oscar found it out. I warned him. All that fuzz MUST be in his brains.

The two contestants of wrestle mania IV that takes place on my bed each and every night. For you gambling folks, lay odds on the black one. She would put Jimmy SuperFly Schnooka to shame...

Daisy... good thing she's tiny. I spend time in my sanctuary. (also known as my scrap room) A place, where Petie has not gone. Sure, he comes to the basement, but it is only to snooze on the futon... daisy... she's in one of my paper cubes. She jumps in, turns around and scooches backward, until you go by. Then, she jumps out only to touch you with her paw. Now, when I leave my scrap room, i hit the lights, because I can walk through my basement, and there is no such thing as boogie men, right?? Lemme just say, that I can scream like a 6 year old REEEEALLLLLLy well... 'nuff said.

sorry, this.never.gets.old. EVER. Have a box on the floor? Petie will find a way through it, cat nip or no. This was one of his more lucid moments. No cat nip involved. Love him.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

trying to come up

with something witty to say. What do I have? nada. I could tell you about taking the new kittens to the vet for their first check up. That would NOT be very exciting, because there was no need for Kevlar, like with Petie. The doc would pick them up, examine them, and then they would curl back up on my lap. B-O-R-I-N-G. I could tell you about Petie licking all his fur off again. Not exciting. I could tell you about Oscar and Felix hunting a fly in my bay window. (THAT was funny) I could tell you about Felix digging through the cat food and getting it all over the window. He has a favorite flavor of kibble and will eat ONLY that one piece... Makes a mess every time. I could tell you how Oscar and Felix (well Felix really) has grown so much he dwarfs Petie is size, but Petie will still kick his ass. Every time. And Felix will NEVER learn....
And a closing thought for this morning as I ponder something earth shattering to tell you about, is this. Have you ever seen a cat go bonkers for sparkly pom-poms?? Not the plain ol boring ones. The sparkley ones you used for holiday crafting, the ones the size of a quarter.... I found 20 of then UNDER my stove compliments of Felix and Oscar thankyouverymuch. ~sigh.

Monday, May 31, 2010


I hear this. I am in Kimberly's room, and I have just helped her into her **New** 2 piece bathing suit her daddy picked out for her. Now, If I were 46 lbs, I would look JUST as smashing in that suit. OK, no i wouldn't, since I am 6ft, I would look emaciated. It is a cute suit. Notice how I did NOT say bikini?? I do this for several reasons really. 1. she's 6. -I don't think she NEEDS a 2 piece suit.
2. she wants to cheer lead, because she will "look cute in the skirt" according to her. No doubt she will, however, I do not believe that is the reason one should cheer lead. (But since I am OLD, what do I know.)
yet I digress. The husband is going to take the kids into the pool today, so I can get a bit of laundry done, and sit around and pick my toes if I feel like it. (no seriously... I really DON'T pick my toes)
Anyhow, the boys are dressed, and waiting in the living room for their take-forever-to-get-ready sibling. Kimberly skips out of her room to show her brother the new suit that she has been in her room, in the mirror, twisting this was and that, to get different angled looks at her new suit. Sigh.
Alex comes storming up to me and says "MOM! MOM! did you SEE what Kimberly has on?? Don't you think she's a little YOUNG to be wearing THAT?? (to which he points at her new suit.)
With Alex on the scene, I don't think I will have to worry much about the boys... Kimberly, on the other hand, is the reason the grey hairs have been sprouting out of my head at an alarming rate....

Monday, March 1, 2010

i promised mom

that I would post about the kids and their snow fort, built from the brick makers.
both boys had fun, and no boy was injured int he making of the fort....

how can 14lbs

of cat(s) sound like a herd of elephants from the Serengeti? Seriously. I mean when they were young, it was kinda funny. Now? damn. have you even had a cat collide into your shin (a rather bony one at that) going mach 12? I had a bruise for a WEEK! did I take a pic? NOOOOOO. seriously, explain that one to the doc... nope I just take pics that show you how sweet they are. Yup. Do I tell you about the bed hog sprawled across my bed at night, weasel I try and watch the T V show LOST. Have you ever SEEN Lost? It is flippin confusing enough, never mind concentrating on contorting so as not to disturb said sleeping weasel, lest your toes be under attack. AND those little buggers can do a 3 ft standing jump. You've seen those videos of a balloon being jumped on and all the air escaping and the end flailing about? Yeah, that was me at 1 a.m., after a marathon of Lost. So, you can see by the afore posted pictures, noting but cute fuzziness and love, right?
Lock your toes up!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

have you ever been

so proud, you thought your heart would burst? I mean, literally implode? Those of you that know me, know that I am not an overly emotional person. I don't usually cry at the drop of a hat. Ever.
this past weekend, however was an exception.
Alex raced in his first ever pine wood derby for Boy scouts. **sniff**
he has so much fun, it wasn't even funny. He was all dressed up in his class B I believe it is called uniform.
He went into the derby, not knowing what to expect. He won a 1st place ribbon, for most realistic looking car. He took second place in his division, for time. He will be doing to districts. he placed 5th overall!!! Holy moly!!!!!
i love him. I am so proud of him!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


we have a missing tooth. I repeat, we have a missing tooth! I know, exciting stuff here on the home front!
On Sunday, Kimberly lost her first tooth on Sunday. While eating an egg. She was so stinking excited, she could not stand herself!!! The one right next to it is loose too, and we are going to the dentist today, so see if he is going to pull it, since her "big girl" tooth is coming up behind it. I am sure it is fine, but... better safe than sorry.
The tooth fairy did some, and delivered to her, gold going is a mesh bag. She also left sparkles behind... all over the dresser where she left her monetary prize, and on the bed and floor... (she musta hit the sauce before flyin' I tell ya! I have never seen a kid so excited to loose her teeth!

Friday, January 8, 2010


has anxiety.
that, and he has OCD. Who knew a cat could have OCD. Certainly not me. Just one more thing to help him make the "i've never had a cat like this" list. They gave us a kitty pheremone diffuser, which should help calm him, so he stops pulling out his fur. It was either that, or a shot of depro-prevera, which is birthcontrol for humans. They said the side effects would be he would drink more and gain weight. Super, my cat will be come a closet drinker, and turn into a chick... Here's to hoping the pheremones work!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


adorable fuzzy critter has turned into this

which in turn has led to this:

what you don't see, is the smack down that Oscar got from Petie. You would think the time he got waffled into the heater he would have learned. Or you would think that the time he got thumped on the hardwood floor would have taught him something. N.O.P.E. Not Oscar. I swear he is Forrest Gump reincarnated. Petie on the other hand is more than happy to dole out thumppings. I think he rather enjoys it.
mama always said... stupid is as stupid does...

Monday, January 4, 2010


is getting so big. Hard to believe they are almost 6 months old. He and felix are still into trouble and everything under the sun. Their favorite past time is batting Freck. Poor freck!! They both like to hang out with me while I am in my scrap room, which has not been a lot these days. Going on a gurlies weekend soon, and man I am soooo looking forward to that! He has tried to go toe to toe with Petie and has been quickly thumped down. Silly Oscar...

Happy New year!!!!

It has been a while since I have blogged. It has been a while since I felt like it. I am bound and determined to get my groove back!!

Petie is doing well. He is adjusting to the kittens, who are gaining on him in size... Petie needs to see the vet, he is pulling out the fur on his inner thighs. Poor guy. I will make the appointment today, and make sure to remind them to don the Kevlar gloves. He is less than a good patient. But...
The kittens will also be going back to the vet, to have certain spare parts removed, so they do not create any more kittens...
Oscar and Felix enjoyed the Christmas tree... they would nibble on the branches and I Had ornaments everywhere... They were great fun to chase across the kitchen floor. Of course Oscar also likes to chase bamboo skewers across the floor and shiny pom-pom's. silly kitties.

hope your holidays were nice, and you all got what you wanted!