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Walking in a winter wonder............

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Oh wait! Its spring right? Nice sight to wake up to when ALL the snow off my roof was gone as of yesterday!

Well atleast its prettier then ash. Ü

What a Difference a Day Makes!

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Yesterday we signed with a realtor. Its all in her hands now. What a relief I feel! I cant belive the amount of stress that just lifted off. We still have work to do but I am not feeling the pressure get to this point anymore. Monday morning will see a sign and flyer box in our yard and now I have to keep the house spotless.

She told us that its a really hot time right now so we will see.Ü

Today I went and ordered my car! Yippie! It was so much fun to pick out everything. They even gave me a picture of what it will look like when it is done. Do you want to see it?










Hahahahahaha. I couldnt resist! Its not really my car.Lol. I did get the Buick Enclave. There is a very good chance it wont be here when we leave. But because wonderful hubby will still be going back and forth for awhile he will just bring it out with him after it gets here. We could of had it delivered out there but that presented a problem too. The would want us to fly out and do all the paperwork and thats not really a viabl…

Blog Award

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Thank you for this awesome award! It means more because it comes from great friends! So I guess its now time to list 5 addictions and then pass it on.

1. Coffee nice strong very strong coffee.
2. Quilting in every form. I love it all.
3. The internet. there is so much to see and learn. I have to be very strict with my time because I could sit here for hours.
4.Sea Turtles. I luuuuuuuuuuuuuuuv them. I actually love all turtles but they are my favorite. They are so graceful and beautiful. My children decided a few years ago to count how many I have but decided to stop at 200 and not continue.
5. My family and friends. They get me though every day.

Ok those are not in order of importance obviously. I also am going to cheat here as everyone I would give the award to is on my sidebar! I cant pick just five this time. My little brain cant handle the stress.Lol.Ü.So if you read this blog please pick up the award and know that I am truly happy you are here!

Thursday happenings

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This is the movie we chose to watch last night. We didnt quite watch all of it as we all 3 had a lot of whining to do. We have a rule.We can whine and complain all we want.It ALL stays in that room or in Seinfeld language gets vaulted. Its all about the hugs and comfort of good friends. I cant tell you how wonderful I felt at the end of the night. A much much needed break.

On the movie though, hmmmm it was interesting. One I am glad I rented once but will not buy. It was good but different. I absolutely love both Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman. Well Hugh is just a hunk of burning man love.yuuuuuuuuum. And he does have a couple OMG shirt off moments.Whoooooo Baby! He just wasnt in enough scenes though. Its story line was interesting but odd. Anyways it was a good one to watch once. Next Martini night we have already decided on a movie. We found out that one of us (not me) has not seen Man From Snowy River.

Honestly I didnt think that was possible. I own my own copy and it is like the thi…

I am running away from home

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I have decided its time again. So tonight I am grabbing a bottle of champagne and a good movie and running over to one of my martini buddies house.I am on the lookout for a good movie though.Any ideas? We are looking for a good chic flick, and we dont mind shedding a tear or two.Tonight the carpet guy is coming to finish the Vinyl. Then the realtor is supposed to come over and take pictures. I am leaving it ALL in wonderful hubbies hands. When I told him this last night he looked somewhat panic stricken. Oh well. As my skater boy son would say, Sucks to be you!...........Did I tell you I was cranky? Lol. It is getting better I swear. I think this is the final week of intense house work. Then it is all little stuff and me just keeping it all clean. I am even putting my sewing room back together today. My tile step isnt done yet but too bad. I need some "real" fiber content and I need to get my sanity back.Isnt it stupid that the only time your house is really the way you want…

Fiber Content and Vocanos

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We have FIBER! In ALL the bedrooms, in the hallway, and on the stairs! I have been without internet for almost 4 days as we were all crammed inot one room but it was worth it!

Mount Redoubt blew its top about 5 times last night. It doesnt look like the ash is headed our direction but for some reason we were without power for about 2 hours this a.m. I was so excited to get my computer back up and running today and check in with everone. It was so irritating to find I still couldnt! Argh. Now I have to get busy as we have our realtor coming on Wed.I WILL make time this afternoon to make my rounds though.heheheheh.

I MISSED yall!

Blithering itiot

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That would be me.... Poor hubby is out of town today and for some reason I cant seem to talk to him without falling apart! I have decided today I am done done done with this house. I told him whatever was not done when the carpet gets here on Friday is just not getting done.If that is a problem I know where to buy matches....I think I scared him.About an hour later two workers were here. I of course did what comes natural to me.I went online shopping. Sigh.Depression does NOT go well with credit cards. But on the bright side I got a pretty new pair of shoes from White house black market. I love shoes.They look good no matter how much weight you gain or even if you just look well......

Tapas Party

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Such a beautiful night!




To Do Lists

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Yeah...... I am beginning to hate them. It seems that everytime I look at the list it gets longer! Is that even possible? I know in reality it hasnt but it feels never ending. Our carpet did NOT show up. Evidently when we asked them for what they had in stck and their answer was yes.It didnt mean they actually had it in stock in THIS store.It just meant yes they do in fact have this carpet at one of their stores somewhere. So it is now supposed to be done this next friday.We will see. It actually is ok as we will really have a lot more done before it gets here. So I am not too upset.The Tapas party was a huge blast I loved it and the food and Sangria was so yummy. I did get pictures and will get them posted later. I didnt get to play with Walt today after all. That was ok too though as hubby has to leave again in the morning to Calgary and uh someplace else. SO today we did nothing! Just spent time together. I havent been a whole heck of a lot of fun to spend time with lately so I fig…

Welcome!

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To the new and improved Turtle Trax Too! Didnt Hilary Craner at Simply Yours do a fantabulous job! Thank you so so very much!

Wonder Washer

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Wonder Clean is the ideal washing machine to use in any place. It is virtually for everyone. It washes in the same way as the best electrical washing machine, but it does it so much more quickly and easily. How it works: It is neither MIRACLE nor MAGIC - It is SCIENCE. The principle of operation is based on the physics laws of pressure and heat. The hot water heats the air inside the container. The heated air "tries" to expand but is prevented so by the hermetically sealed container. When the expansion of the air is prevented, the result is that the pressure is built up inside the container. This pressure causes the soap and water to penetrate forcefully through the garment and the stains are released. Turning the container causes the previously released stain to be removed from the garment.

OK so what do you think of this? It seems to good to be true to me but I cant find anything negative on it. If it is truly what it says this would be most perfect for that 5th wheel livi…

SO

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the plan is this. tomorrow we start painting doors, I finish up sanding and painting heat baseboards ( BTW can they NOT come up with a better heating system for bathrooms then metal that will rust?), my sewing room gets more texture, and we finish cleaning up the paint in skater boys room. Oh yeah I also have to work most of tomorrow. Snot faced stupid head with texting problem will NOT be here.See my smile?Ü

Thursday/friday morn we get to paint my sewing room and carpet and new vinyl gets here. Sat we start putting things away and by Sunday I should be almost normal! Well normal for me. Do you think that things will go according to plan? Hahahahahaha. I sure HOPE so. Medication at this point is just not cutting it.

Either way friday night I am going to a party! Two of my BFF's are throwing us a very early early going away party. A tapas party. With Sangria and FUN FUN FOOD! I bought them these as a thank you gift. Dont ya just LOVE this? Of course I had to order myself one too. Tha…

Thank you Friends!

Thank you for your comments. Yall truly made me feel better. I just needed to rant and have my friends understand.

WARNING major rant ahead!!!

I am warning yall right now this post is me complaining! Actually I am so mad I think their may be steam coming from the top of my head......Yup Im pretty sure there is.

SO we have been having some "issues" with our young painter. Hes a sweet kid but just that a kid. Hubby an I felt sorry for him as he was looking for work so we gave him work. I started to NOT feel sorry for him about the first week.

Ok I will just state I have major colosal tremendously HUGE control issues. I know this, I understand this, and I am o.k. with this. I work on it constantly and everyone that knows me knows I try to keep it under control.

Being sick this past couple of weeks gave me the excuse to babysit the painter when he did show so that I knew he was atleast painting something.The fact that he was in the kids bathroom for 6 hours after I had done the walls, put a first coat on the ceiling ,and taken aoff the hardware on the doors irritated me but hubby just wanted to let it go. The fact that i…

Lets try this again!

I hope this works AND I hope I can remember how to do this without begging Jan!Lol....Thanks JAN!

Jan This Ones For You

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WQHcQ3ueYA

I would LOVE to know how to put videos on here but I cant figure it out. Had this sent to me today and thought of you.Its a little long.

Swaps

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I was feeling a little guilty about joining a LOT of swaps. I am a swap addict. But then I realised it wasnt a bad thing. I love making things for people and I love love love getting little surprises in the mail.
So I am releasing myself from the guilt. I always get my swap done and I am always happy with what I send out. I so far have been VERY happy with what I have received. It has been obvious that my swap partners care very much about what they are doing too.
Right now I am also crowded into a little space with no room to pull out some of my bigger projects and quite honestly I am feeling very uninspired.These little projects like my aprons are exciting and fun.Here is my latest!
I dont know how to attach the link but her blog address in on it. I cant wait!

I HEART this!

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Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah I need to repeat DO NOT BUY RIGHT NOW! Do NOT buy right now. Do not buy right now!

This Could Be

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My New Home. Our friends are selling their 5th wheel and after much discussion I think we are going to upgrade. When the house sells we will need somepalce to locate the family. I dont want to jump on another house right away as we are looking at buying land and that will take awhile. So we need a 5th wheel bigger then the one we have. Then hubby can keep the one we have here for his trips back and yes Jan lol to rent it out! He is finally getting his way! hahahaha. So the question is.......Is this big enough for my "stuff" 3 dogs, 3 kids and a slightly insane mom? I have a feeling my "stuff" will be in storage! BTW what does one do when they still are sick, and banned from every room in the house except for their bedroom? SHOP! And Jody thinks I will be the adult and keep her from shopping? HA! I did some real damage today let me tell you. A new laptop, an american girl doll, a new apron book (thanks Freda!),and a book on how to make doll clothes. Argh...........heh…

Today He Is My Hero

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As I have mentioned before I HATE painting. Lately though it seems that I am doing a lot of it.I do mean a lot. My poor hands are dry and cracked.My shoulder has a permanent cramp and I havent been able to work on my customer quilts. This guy has had to work out of town again and wont be home until tomorrow night. So today I get a knock at the door and there stands a friend who says to me that Wonderful Hubby aka my hero has called him to come figure out what needs to be done and he will be back on Monday to finsh! That poor man. He stood at the door as I yelled YIPPEEEEEE like he was wanting to bolt. I asked him if I could hug him but he didnt think his wife would approve so we just agreed that my hubby is a hero and I was very happy!
My hero ALSO arranged to have another friend come do the door( we have a new one) and replace 2 windows! My Hero/\


Ok so I am in the Fiesta Apron swap. Here are my two inspirations. I am a l…

My Opinion of Craigslist

IT ROCKS!

We were challenged by a friend 3 days ago. To list our house while we are still finishing the construction with Craigslist.
http://anchorage.craigslist.org/reo/1055047335.html

So we did. Just on a whim. Not expecting anything at all. We are unoficially listed with a realtor, so that means we can sell it on our own.We have about 2 weeks to be done and then it will be listed with an MLS number. WOWSERS!

You cannot even imagine the phone calls and emails we have had. We had our first showing tonight. There I am, wearing ratty dirty painting clothes and my wonderful hubby is giving this couple a tour. We had thought for sure when they first got here they were tire kickers. But now we are not so sure.About 1/2 hour later I noticed they were in our lot looking. We have another showing this weekend I think on Friday. The best part though was right before our tire kickers showed up. About 5 minutes before we get a phone call. Wonderful hubby answered as I was perilously balanced on the …

I am SO glad some things have changed!

HOW TO BE A GOOD WIFE
Home Economics High School Text Book, 1954


Have dinner ready. Plan ahead, even the night before, to have a delicious meal, on time. This is a way of letting him know that you have been thinking about him and are concerned about his needs. Most men are hungry when they come home and the prospect of a good meal are part of the warm welcome needed.

Prepare yourself. Take 15 minutes to rest so that you'll be refreshed when he arrives. Touch up your makeup, put a ribbon in your hair and be fresh-looking. He has just been with a lot of work-weary people. Be a little gay and a little more interesting. His boring day may need a lift.

Clear away the clutter. Make one last trip through the main part of the home just before your husband arrives, gather up schoolbooks, toys, paper, etc. Then run a dust cloth over the tables. Your husband will feel he has reached a haven of rest and order, and it will give you a lift, too.

Prepare the children. Take a few minutes to wash the c…

And The Apron Love Goes To!

KAY! I love random number generator.It makes this job so easy. Kay if you mail me your addy I will send this out to you!

Sorry it took so long to draw the number. It seems I have a touch of bronchitis. Then the painters didnt show up.So instead of snuggling in my bed and trying to convince my children they should wait on me hand and feet because I was dying, I had to don ugly painting clothes and paint......Ugh. Have I ever mentioned I HATE painting? I really really hate painting. I also hate how we get one room done and it makes all the other rooms look like crap. So then we have to paint those.

All right I am going back to bed. Maybe I canvince one of my animals to run to the store to get me a diet Dr. Pepper. I would rather have an ice cream but I am dieting.... I think I deserve the ice cream though.