Thursday, November 30, 2006


If any of you are here because I gave you my business card and you want to get to my store, you can click here or on my sidebar where it says My Etsy Store.

I will be at Eastgate School in Kennewick on Saturday, Dec. 2nd from 8-4 to sell my stuff. Please come and see me and all the other crafters there. I'm told they have sold all their tables.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Baby, It's Cold Outside!

Do you all remember me talking about my cousin's son, Jereme that was in the bad accident in September? He and his family were at Dad's birthday party Sunday. He is doing so good. The picture below is his 2 little girls. This is the cake my sister made for Dad. It says "Still a Kid to Me" on it. Isn't it cute?

This is Jereme. He is doing so good. He has lots of scars and still has a lot of therapy and things to be fixed. He's a very lucky man!

It's 18 degrees right now at noon! With snow flurries! What's with this weather? I'm hoping that this means that Spring will be here sooner than normal, since we're having really cold weather now. Keep a happy thought!

I went on a job interview this morning and really would like this job. I think it would be just want I'm looking for. That's all I'm going to say about it right now, so I don't jinx it.

I hope you all are staying warm wherever you are!

Monday, November 27, 2006

Here's the SNOW

Here's pictures of the snow we got yesterday.
It was about 2 inches or so. Today it's mostly melted, but
we're expecting more this week.
Yes, this is a frozen turkey. Actually, it's a frozen turkey archery target.
We used it a couple of weeks ago at our Turkey Shoot.

Thanksgiving Goose

I forgot to post my Thanksgiving Goose last week.
So here it is:

Sunday, November 26, 2006


Well, this is the earliest snow we've had in years!
It's even sticking and looking at the radar, we're goint to get it for a day or two.
I'm really not ready for this.

The family is all meeting at Dad and Mom's for Dad's birthday party this afternoon. I hope that the roads aren't too bad. We only live about 2 miles away, but we have to go down a steep hill to get there. Knowing the city, they won't sand the roads until early tomorrow morning, before school starts, if we get that much snow today.

Kamiakin lost the game yesterday. It was a tough one. About 3 boys went out with bad leg injuries. The season is over for them. It was disappointing and the team they played was quite rude! They brought their band here and when our 1st boy was injured on the ground for about 10 minutes, they played music and yelled cheers! Talk about bad sportsmanship. They were the worst team for attitude that we've played all season, I think.

Mike and the boys went to see the new James Bond movie Saturday. They said is was really good. I'll wait until it comes out on video. I'm not a big movie goer. I'd rather be able to pause it when I need to or play back parts when I want.

Happy Sunday!!

Saturday, November 25, 2006


Today is my Dad's 90th birthday!

We love you, Dad!

Friday, November 24, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!

We were at my Mom and Dad's house with family. It was a very nice day. We've gotten to where we have an early dinner and we can visit or play games until we feel the need to go home. That way the day isn't quite so long for everyone, and if others have to be at other dinners they can make it without too much chaos.

A very close friend of mine called me yesterday morning to tell me that her daughter had her first baby. She had a boy. I hope you are all sitting down before I give you the weight of the little (not exactly) boy........

10 lbs, 14 ozs and 22" long!!!

Karen said he's doing fine and he's riding a bike down the hall!! haha
Kimmie, the mother, had to have a c-section. She's doing okay though. I have to call them and see how they are today. Karen's hubby had surgery last week and is doing well, but still in the hospital too. I hope you both have a speedy recovery and that I get to come visit you all soon. They live out of town. I really miss them all too. Hey Auntie Shanna! You know the Aunt's job is to spoil those nephews rotten too. Just call me if you need an ideas on that.
I can't wait to see pictures of the baby.

The wind has been blowing here non-stop for a couple of days now. I do not sleep good when it blows like it has been. I think I was so exhausted last night from not sleeping the night before that I got caught up.

Mike and Andy got home from hunting on Wed. They did not get anything but snow and some dogs that got into a cooler and stole some food. Last time it was cows and this time it's dogs. I think it's time for some new hunting spots. What do you all think??

Our high school football team is down the the final 4 tomorrow. If they can win this game, they will play for the state tournament. This is really exciting. They have had 7 shutouts and only lost 1 game all season! Go Braves!!

On Dec. 2nd, I'm going to be set up at Eastgate school for a bazaar all day. I hope that I can sell a lot of my things. I'm trying to make up some more kid items since it's so close to Christmas. If you're in the area, please come and check out the bazaar.

The 2nd is also Mike's company Christmas party. They always give a room for the night also. It keeps them from having any drunken drivers. There is usually about 400 people there and you never know what will happen. In year's past I have made up something special for the 2 bosses and it is given to them during the party. One year was a boobie pillow and last year everything was in a brown paper bag. Embarassing things to say the least. This year, Mike wants me to give their wives something nice. Nothing embarassing though.

I'm pretty happy with my sports teams this week. The Chiefs beat those broncos yesterday and Greg Biffle won the last NASCAR race of the season! He's won the past 3 final races! I'd have to say that Homestead, FL is his track. Now if Kamiakin can win, it'll be a complete week in my sports world!

Well, I guess that's about it for now. I'm sure I'll have more to write tomorrow.
I have a special post to make tomorrow for someone, so check back!

Friday, November 17, 2006

Archery Turkey Shoot

Last night was our club's annual Turkey Shoot and Swap Meet. We had Pat's famous chili dogs and lots of conversation with folks. It was fun to see people that we hadn't seen in quite some time. I didn't even get my bow out to shoot.

Since it was a swap meet, I took a couple of boxes of my crocheted stuff to sell. I did really well! I was very happy with the sales I made. People are starting to think about Christmas which is a good thing. I might even get some other orders from folks that took my card and will get with me later.

Our club has a bit of a problem this year. The fairgrounds has taken away our building that we have rented out every winter for several years. They are using it for people to keep their boats in out of the weather! We're not very happy about it. They didn't even call us, they informed our secretary when she called to give them the dates of our shoots! How bad is that?? They have said that we can use another building, but it's 4 times the price per night and we'd have to move all our shooting boxes and the backdrop net out every night that we use it!!! If anyone in our area knows of an empty building, barn, or warehouse with electricity that we could rent and leave our things set-up, please let me know. This means that we can not do any state tournaments for the winter or have our fun night.

Mike and Andy are off to the snowy mountains tomorrow for late season hunting. It opens on Monday. They'll be home on Thursday for Thanksgiving. Hopefully, they get a deer or elk this trip.

Tyke and I will hang out here at home where it's warm with the dogs. Tyke has been invited to go the the Apple Cup in Pullman tomorrow with one of our archery guys. He is torn, because tomorrow is his school's playoff game. If they win this one, they will play next week and then play in the state tournament. He really wants to see his school play because he knows so many of the players. However, to go see his UW Huskies play would be really fun for him. The other guy is a diehard WSU fan which would make it really interesting for them.

There's a couple of bazaars today that my sister and I are going to this afternoon. She is busy tomorrow so we'll hit them today. It should be fun.

Have a great weekend!!

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

HTML Help??

Does anyone have any ideas to get rid of the dark blue color on the section down below here?

I'm stumped and frustrated.

I added the new background and then that showed up.

Software Problems!! Ugh!!

Well, Etsy stores are back up, but running very slow.
If you get in there, just have some patience. It's actually
driving me nuts today.

And on top of that, I upgraded to IE 7 last night and things
are different on my screen. I'm going crazy today with all
these changes.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Weird Problems

I downloaded the new Version 7 of IE and now some of my things are wonky.
I'm going to leave it as is for now and maybe tomorrow I'll work on it. I may end up changing my whole background to get it right. So don't be surprised if it looks different soon.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Well, if anyone was wanting to check out my store this weekend, is down for an upgrade. They say it will be back up on Monday. I've added some more scarves and will be adding some willy warmers on Monday, hopefully.

If there is ever anything you would like for me to make in special colors, please ask. Christmas is coming and you can get some of your holiday shopping done early. Remember the sooner I can ship something the better chance you'll have of getting it before Christmas.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

A Fun Shopping Day with Mom

Mom called me this morning and wanted to drive down to Hermiston and do some shopping. For those of you that don't know where Hermiston is, it is about 30 miles South of where we are in Oregon. Well in Oregon there is no sales tax. Here it is 8.3%. They have a Walmart, Bimart and other such stores. We also went to a couple of thrift stores while we were there. We stopped at a Chinese restaurant that Mom and Dad usually go to and came home. Dad just didn't feel like going today, so Mom called me. We had a really fun day. Of course I had to buy some more yarn. (Oops!! did I say that out loud? Hubby might hear me.) Big Lots had some of the fancy yarns for $1, so how could I resist?

I also picked up a sweatshirt for a $1 at one of the thrift stores.

Andy is feeling better and went back to school on Monday. He goes back to the doctor on Friday for a follow -up on his strep and mono. Hopefully, the doctor will release him for sports now. It's driving him nuts not being able to run or play sports when he feels better now.

Mike got off work early today and talked me into going to Costco. He's starting to stock up on items for the next hunting trip which he leaves for in a week. It wasn't too busy today. Usually, I get in there and you can't hardly move your cart around there are so many people. Then you get to the cash register and wait in line behind 5 or more folks. It's not that they don't have enough cashiers, it's just always that busy.

There are a couple of bazaars that start on friday this weekend. I'll just have to go and get more ideas, like I need any help in that area of my brain!

Next week we are having our annual archery club turkey shoot and swap meet. It's usually a fun night. We are having a problem with having an indoor place to shoot this winter. Where we have been shooting for several years is not available to us any longer. We are using a different building for the turkey shoot and it is costing us a bundle for one night. We really need a place of our own so we don't have to rely on others to keep things up. Last year there were problems with the heat, no tables or chairs and the pipes were broken one night which caused a flood inside the building.

Well, that's about it for now.

You all have a wonderful weekend, if I don't hear from you before then!

Friday, November 03, 2006

Add one more to the contact list this week...

And today I got an email from a long lost Uncle!
It was so good to hear from him. I do hope that we can stay in touch. Do you hear me Uncle Buck? I love hearing from you too!

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Our Week

This week has not been boring at all.

Andy came down sick Sunday night and woke up with sore throat and swollen tonsils on Monday. I took him to the doctor and they did some bloodwork on him. We found out that he has strep and mononucleosis. Nasty stuff! I did not know that with mono, it makes the spleen enlarge 2-3 times it's normal size. He can not play any sports until he's better. He had not eaten any solid food since Sunday until Wed. night. He ate some noodles. He is still not talking much, but I think he'll be a little better in a couple more days.

My nephews played in their Grid Kid's Superbowl last night. It was really cold out also. Mike and Tyke went to watch the game. THEY WON!!! Their team went undefeated this season. How cool is that??

There must have been something in the air yesterday. I got an email from one of my cousins who I haven't seen or heard from in many years. She lives in Vermont. Last night Mike's brother called who we only hear from about twice a year. They live in North Dakota and are planning a trip to Wenatchee in April and May. Hopefully, we take a few days to spend with he and his wife. Mom also got an email from my oldest brother that he'll be driving up here from California today. He should be here late tomorrow.

I hope that all of you are having a wonderful week!

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Our Bedspread

I made this afghan several years ago. I made popcorns to make our names. Then I had to sew some thick thread around each one to make them show up better. I don't really remember how long it took me to make it, but it is a king size.

Halloween Party

I'm going to try this again. I had problems with it yesterday.

We went to a Halloween party on Saturday night. It was a lot of fun. We got to see some friends that we only see once or twice a year.

Our costumes were quite unique. If you are easily offended, please do not click on the link below.

If you would like to see them, feel free to click here or email me and I will send you a picture. Do not open it around kids or at work though. It's a little bit naughty.

I hope it works this time.