Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Monday, August 28, 2006
Saturday, August 26, 2006
Thursday, August 24, 2006
Monday, August 21, 2006
Pearl's new hobby is when we go out, she destroys whatever she can get her teeth and paws on. The other night we came home and she'd located the yarn - and unwound about 12 skiens of it all over the living room and foyer, it was one of her more spectacular works that kept her hiding under the coffee table for part of the evening. I tried tying the basket shut but Jackson and I returned from the store to find the basket open and three balls of yarn neatly sitting in front of the entertainment center, like some kind of bizarre dog warning. So everything we like (or need) is now located as close to the ceiling as possible, the top of the entertainment center looks like a yard sale and all closets are kept firmly shut. I'm back to work today, I certainly don't feel like it but I'm sure once I get back it won't be so bad. I got my car inspected last week so that's done and managed to get things done this weekend. Last night was annoying, it seemed like everytime I sat down (finally!) something would need to be done. I went upstairs to get my robe around 8pm and noticed Mr. Lee was sitting on the very edge of the bed. That would be because she had vomited on the other side. Right down to the mattress. Sigh. In local news - The Jesus picture that they've been fighting over in Clarksburg - was stolen Thursday night from the high school!
And here's a list of National Weeks for August 21st - National Spongecake Week, National Spumoni Day (8/22), National Be An Angel, and National Radio Week.
Saturday, August 19, 2006
Friday, August 18, 2006
We had a very full week I have to say and actually managed to see just about everyone. I've got tons of pictures that I'll be posting over the next couple of days, there's just too many to post at once. The only low point was when we arrived my stepfather Fred wasn't feeling well - on Sunday my Mom admitted him to the hospital with a fever he couldn't get rid of and lethergy. When we left on Thursday, he was still there as they can't figure out what's causing it, but my Mom said he was feeling better. My poor mother spent the week trying to do stuff with everyone visiting and running back and forth to the hospital to take care of Fred, she's the Queen of Multi-tasking! On Sunday my cousin Tom and his wife Lynn and thier two kids came over for dinner, we had pizza. I have to admit, the one thing WV cannot do is make a decent pizza. And believe me, we have tried everywhere.The only place that even comes close is Marris's Pizza but we're not talking to him so we have to suffer with Cici's Crapola. My sister Janet was down too so I got to see her too. Janet and I saw my Dad and stepmother on Saturday - we got to see Maryann's granddaughter Rhiannon too. The one thing we didn't do is shop! Jackson and I saw Grandma Hendrickson and on the way home we stopped at Tanger Mall so I could go to Eddie Bauer Outlet and Jackson could get something to eat. I used to go there every week but after having lived here - it's ruined. Everything I saw I could get for a third of the price (if not less!) here. Jackson was a little upset too as he had two slices of pizza and a coke and it cost him over $8. Sigh, it's true. We are hicks now. I'll write more tomorrow.
Sunday, August 13, 2006
Friday, August 11, 2006
Thursday, August 10, 2006
I got through most of my work yesterday (close) to ontime and arrived home around 1 pm. I had to stop and get my oil changed and found the Jiffy lube guy must've either been talked to or had some complaints as I didn't have to spend the entire time fending off various fluid changes and other suggestions which tend to cost money. When I got home I got Jackson moving - I made him drive to all of our errands so I could do paperwork that needs to be handed in. I got everything done but the bathing suit - if you need a new bathing suit West Virginia IS NOT the place to look - the picking are very slim and the range goes from Mere Decoration to Wierdly Expensive. So I might be stuck with my old one. David priced out another job yesterday - this time of year there's a side effect to him pricing out jobs which is everyone has a garden. Therefore, everyone has way too many vegetables and are trolling around with grocery bags of zucchini, tomatoes, cucumbers, etc to palm off. I do like zucchini and have in fact, eaten two giant ones in the past week. When I got home there were THREE giant zucchini plus a large grocery bag of assorted excess from yet another garden. I'm not complaining - free is free and they tend to be very good but I'll have to start looking for recipes I suppose. Here's a very easy one by the way:
Saute chopped and peeled zucchini, onion and green peppers in a couple of tablespoons of veg oil.. Add salsa and continue to simmer until cooked. I usually mix this with rice
Wednesday, August 9, 2006
Tuesday, August 8, 2006
When I got up this morning I couldn't access our AOL, no matter how I tried. I'm currently running another virus scan - since yesterday it was the Kodak file that was misbehaving and now it's the AOL today. It could just be a coincidence or it could be Ground Hog Day for me, like the movie and I'll be forced to repeat Monday over and over until I get it right. This could take awhile. Pearl has been a special pest since yesterday, her new thing is to follow me around whining and no, there's nothing wrong with her as the whining mysteriously stops if you take her outside to play or give her half of whatever you're eating. It's frustrating because if you wave a newspaper at her and yell, she just hides under the coffee table and commences her Whining Activities from there. I'm still working on the baby blanket and have the first part done, but given the size of the needles (#3's) this could take awhile.
Monday, August 7, 2006
Saturday, August 5, 2006
I tried to download the pictures I'd taken today - it made the bingle noise but no transfer. After the 4rth time I realized I'd hit a Glitch and there was no fixing it. So I uninstalled, restarted, reinstalled,restarted - and it failed. So I did it again. I then sat back and contemplated the fact that if I whapped the computer as hard as I wanted,not only would it most likely not work, but I might be out a bit of money. So I used the other disc I had and it worked. That would be when I realized I had probably wiped out about 3 years worth of pictures that need to be transferred to a CD but I am way too lazy for that. Eek. But for some reason it didn't wipe out my archives and nothing was lost. I suppose NOW I should transfer them and get them off the computer but that would require An Effort which I simply not willing to put forth at this time. Don't you just love big words and phrases? In our paper today there was someone who was arrested for abusing a horse and the prosecution stated that "although he is somewhat mentally challenged he's able to compensate for the lack of ability." That is a totally fancy way of saying someone is, well stupid. But it sounds much nicer, doesn't it? So, I'm not being lazy, I'm just action challenged and unable to compensate for the lack at this time. Gosh, I feel better already! Do you like the pictures of Pearl the Pest (who is by the way Personal Space Challenged) - she now freely invites herself in whenever she feels the need to swim and paddles around likes it's nobody's business. And this Upcoming Week is: National Day Of Indigenous People (Aug 7th) which incidently is shared with National Leif Garrett Day, National Sexual Health Week, National Breastfeeding Awareness Week, and National Science Week. Since I'm not heading for LI until next Friday that will give me plenty of time to plot out my celebration of National Leif Garrett Day. Oh, wait. That's National Leif ERIKSON Day - I suppose it makes a tad more sense to have a day devoted to a famous viking that discovered North America first as opposed to a National Day devoted to teen singing idol that only I and three other people remember - but it doesn't sound like it'll be as much fun.