Thursday, October 18, 2012

We are at the sick house

My dear Rooster has been sick for two days.  He picked up a nasty stomach virus.  So that has been lovely.  It has piled up the laundry really quick.  Poor guy.  He finally has stopped getting sick.  So I think he is on the mend. 

Needless to say, I haven't been doing much else.  I did work on my 2nd Baby Ripple. 

I also bought some wool for my sister's boyfriend's Christmas gift.  You can check out my Flosses and Crosses Blog for the crafty details.

Note to self:  Always keep a 12 pack or 2 liter of 7up or the like in the house.  A 5am run to see what is open is not a fun thing.  LOL 

Are you thinking about Thanksgiving yet?  I am starting to think about turkey.  What are you making for Christmas?  I am thinking Ham.

Have a wonderful day.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Fall cleaning

Am I the only one that cleans in the Fall like a Spring clean?  I like to clean and clear before the holidays.

If you follow my home school blog, you have read my post about cleaning bedrooms.  Bri is having trouble getting and keeping her room clean.  So we are spending the week/weekend cleaning her room.  Well, her more than me.  I am hoping that she will see that taking the time to put stuff away and keep stuff organized is so much easier than a big clean that is overwhelming and takes up valuable time.  Her deadline is Saturday morning.  Then I am coming in.  (OH NO!!)

We have decided to sign a year long lease at the apartment that we are in.  We have looked at other places and they are more money and less space.  I am not really happy with some of the neighbors here.  Thankfully, the stinky and gross neighbors have moved.  Too bad the loud obnoxious ones didn't move with them.  LOL  But, I like our two bedroom, two bath, 1000 sq foot apartment.  I don't think I could ever go back to one bath.  Yes, I have to take care of two baths, but it makes things easier.  Plus the views here are great.  The boat marina behind us and the lake in front of us.  Plenty of wonderful sunsets and tons of seabirds to enjoy.  Now if someone would gag the neighbor's kids. 

I don't know about you, but when I was young, you didn't run around screaming outside until who knows what time.  My backside was in the house as the street lights came on or else.  We didn't scream and make a bunch of noise because God forbid that you woke up some one's old man that had to work the late shift.  But there seems to be a huge lack of respect and people who actually parent their kids.  But I guess that is a whole other argument.  I dread to think on what this world is going to be like when these kids get to adults.  But I am sure this is a continuing thing adults say. 

Take care and have a wonderful day.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Bells, Bells, Bells

Some years back, I joined the Bell Choir at the church that I belonged to in Ohio.  I really enjoyed it. 

Fast forward several years.  I recently joined the Bell Choir at the church that I belong to now. 

The first practice was hard because it had been a very long time since I had played.  I was a bit discouraged.  But the director and the other members cheered me on. 

I went back to practice last night and found that I was getting back into the groove.  I had practiced all week.

Yes, everyone thought I was crazy with my invisible bells.  LOL  My daughter goes "Mom, what in the world are you doing?" 

If you have ever heard a Bell choir play, it is very beautiful.  I think that I will always remember the echo of the bells ringing thru the old 200 year old plus church that I was a member of in Ohio.  And the bats.  For some reason, bell practice made the bats fly out of the steeple and around the sanctuary.  Then there was ringing and screaming.  LOL

God Bless and have a wonderful day.