Monday, June 29, 2009

Update on the birdies

The baby birds are growing, as you can see. They are filling the nest to its capacity. I honestly don't see how they all stay in that itty bitty nest, but somehow they manage. The mommy comes and delivers food, but I don't think there is any room for her anylonger. It will be interesting to see how much longer before they begin to start flying. Right now they spend alot of time sitting there with their mouths held open.

Friday, June 26, 2009

RIP Michael

I was very saddened to hear that such a music icon died yesterday! He was an awesome musician and performer. He will be greatly missed in the music world. My favorite music video of his was "Smooth Criminal" and I loved all his songs mainly equally yet I have a soft spot for "The Way you Make Me Feel". Truly a great loss.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Growing Up!

So hard to believe that my kid is going to be 20 in August! He's enjoying the summer right now, and is getting ready to go to the community college to take a placement test sometime next month. I think we will go out one day next week and see if he can find a part time job.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Baby Birds

We have a birds nest in one of the rose bushes! Not sure what kind of bird it is, it appears to be some sort of finch type bird, as it is very tiny. Anyway, we discovered it awhile back and I've been monitoring the activity as I can.

So, I got to looking when the mommy was gone, and guess what!?! There are babies now! You can't make them out really good in the pictures, they were just little fuzz balls. Its very hard to get a good shot, as the nest is just out of reach without stretching and hoping for a good shot.

I will continue to update as the wee ones grow.
The mommy sets on the nest faithfully. I've only happened upon it a few times without her around.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Hummingbirds are Back!

Below is a picture of a hummingbird getting a drink of nectar out of the feeder. Yuck, its gotta be hot! They love it though, and become quite territorial over the feeders. Not much else to talk about today. Staying inside, till I leave for work.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day!

Today I went to see my Dad for Father's Day. This is one of the pictures I put in a card I made for him. This is him holding me when I was a wee one of 1 month.

Here is the other picture that was enclosed in the card. He was very surprised! Wow, just the reaction I was going for! Last night Jonathan, and LB went to mom and dad's church for a Father/Son dinner. Nothing fancy, just a get together, they said they had a good time. I stayed home with the dogs and we chilled in front of the tv and caught up on some old CSI episodes that I hadn't watched.
Jonathan went home with his Papaw and spent the night and I picked him up today when they got back from church.
I fixed LB a nice dinner of salad, steak(left in a bit too long, tougher than I like), bread, and baked potatoes. Yummy! We all ate good.
Of course he and my dad both spent part of their day splitting some of the wood that they have taken to their yards.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Healing Process

Just wanted to update everyone on the tattoo! It is healing up rather nicely. I just have to wash it a few times a day and put non fragrance lotion on it. Can't really tell its there, only if I bump up against something. The dogs have been really good about staying off of it.
The hubby got up this morning with cramps in both legs, and said his tongue was even feeling drawn up. What in the world, but to say the least he said it was about normal by 9am and was out the door to cut wood with my dad before 10am.
It was really hot today, and very humid, I bet a storm is brewing.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Tattoo is halfway complete

I went and got the tattoo started last night! I was a nervous wreck when I first got there. Didn't know what to expect other than PAIN! Once he started though, I knew I could handle it. It really wasn't that bad, but some spots were a tad more sensitive than others I'll admit. It took close to 2 hours for this much, then I have to wait 2 to 3 weeks to go back and have the color added. That will be a 3 hour session I'm told. My hubby came up to set with me while I was having it done. He's so wonderful, and so supportive. Although he did say at some point he couldn't believe I actually went through with it.
I love it, this was the one thing I knew without a doubt I wanted inked on my body. This is my way of being able to always have Chloe with me!
Now, I must do a bit of housework before I go to work, I will get to show everyone my tatt of Chloe. I think the guy did an awesome job so far, I love it!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Tattoo Update!

So, I went by the tattoo place and scheduled my tatt to be done next Tuesday! Oh my, it's really going to happen. My new friend Winterdark asked me what the deal is with the tattoo. Here's the scoop. Chloe is my heart dog, I have never felt for one or bonded as much with another as I have with her. I know that the way God chose to make my friend she will at some point in time leave me to go to the rainbow bridge and wait on me. Since I cannot convince any vampires to stop over and bite her so she will live forever, this is my next best thing I can do. Having her tattooed on me, is my way of keeping her with me forever and ever.
I must say however, this being my first and most likely my only tattoo I will have done, I am a bit, heck alot nervous about it! Hoping that it does not hurt tooo bad, the tech said it would take 2 sessions of 3 hours each!

Friday, June 12, 2009


So, tomorrow I am off work afterall. I am thinking of going to the tattoo place to inquire about getting the tattoo of Chloe done. I'm pretty sure that this is the picture I will be taking with me to see if it can be used to make the tattoo from. Wish me lots of luck. Since I have zero tatts at the moment, and my tolerance for pain is zilch, I may start with a pawprint first. I want to have this tatt of Chloe done though. I want her to be able to be with me always!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


Okay, the other morning I found out one of THE worst ways to be woken up! By a dog who has an upset stomach but doesn't want to wake you up! Scooters digestive system really just needs to be replaced! I don't have any kinder words for it. He eats almost the same thing everday, but every once in a while I think his butt just explodes!
The smell, oh the smell, this is why we need to get rid of the carpet in our bedroom!
There are really no words to quite describe the sh#T either! My Dog! how can something that small let out something that stinks that bad!
Then to beat all, this is 5 something in the morning, I take everyone down, as 3 of our Pei sleep in the bed with us. Scooter might just be on his last leg by the way! They go out, and by the time I start back up the steps, the smell hits me full in the face! Yuck, yuck, yuck! I get back upstairs, all the cleaning supplies in hand, and turn on the light only to discover, my husband is still snoring! WTFreak? How can ANYONE sleep through that!?! So, I begin cleaning, and making all kinds of noise, mind you the bedroom light is on, and what happens, nothing, he slept through the entire event!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Hair Color

I had a hair appt. today, and decided to have her add a bit more color to my hair. I think it turned out really nice, I like it alot!

Had to come to work soon after I got out, so I didn't have time to go home and show the hubby. Hope he likes it!

Nothing much to report about today, I was gone most of the morning, and then it was off to work, so I didn't get to see my babies much either. I will have to spend some time with them when I get home tonight.

My dad and husband are still working on wood, over at a neighbors house. They have been cleaning up some fallen trees from this past winter. We have lots and lots of wood to burn this winter. I am soooo hoping to get a wood burning insert for our fireplace, so we can heat the house some.

Hope there will be more to report tomorrow. Some days are just Bleh!

Monday, June 1, 2009

About Me

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Jefferson Township, Ohio, United States
This is a blog about my life. Nothing fancy and nothing of consistency very much either, as I tend on occassion to forget to write on here. Anyway, I'm a married woman of 38. My son Jonathan just graduated from high school and now in the process of figuring out what to do next. We have 6 Chinese Shar Pei, and that pretty much sums me up.