Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The Girls...

My dad finally got his chickens on Sunday. He's been wanting chickens for a while now, so he was so excited to finally pick them up. The breed is called "Barred Rocks". He had pigeons(no bird jokes, Craig!!!) for a really long time, but wanted something different. Mom and dad also wanted to raise their own chickens for eggs. This variety are excellent egg layers and very friendly, so I'm certain dad will be pleased.
Here is a pic of the hens that I took yesterday. They look happy in their new home! They are a little too young to start laying, but that process will probably start in November.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Lazy Day...

It's been such a lazy day. The rain has finally stopped for the moment, but I think we're in for more in the next few hours. UGH! I'm so sick of it. John and I both wanted to sleep most of the day, but all good things must come to an end sometime.

Hopefully this weekend, we can get out and go buy a laser printer. I have an inkjet, but I need a laser for some secret projects I have in mind. The one I'm eyeing at Best Buy is half off this week. I also want to look at the SLR camera's. We need to upgrade to a better camera, so why not REALLY upgrade!!

Rizzo is hurt. He is favoring is left side/foot area..I think. I noticed yesterday he would yelp a little when he layed down, but I couldn't find anything wrong with him. Well, I knew something was really wrong when I woke up and he was on the floor this morning. He usually sleeps with us in the bed. We invited him up, but he couldn't lay down and just whimpered the whole time. I felt so bad. He got down quickly. We still can't find anything wrong with him. We inspected his tootsies and his legs to make sure there wasn't anything in them. All I know is he doesn't like laying down very much. Once he does lay down on the floor he seems fine. He didn't lay in his bed the whole day(which is weird for him). I don't think it's anything major. He still dances around like a nut, but seems a little more reserved. If he doesn't seem better by tomorrow or Saturday, I might take him to the vet. Probably somehow during his crazy antics, he ran into something and hurt himself. That's what we're hoping for anyway. I hope it's nothing internal. Our poor little baby :(

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


I was busy putting away my suitcase the other day and found that I have ANOTHER vintage relish tray. I thought I only had three, but apparently I forgot about the one still hiding in the dish/holiday/luggage closet. Geez...I'm either losing my mind or I have WAY too many dishes!!!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Procrastination Part II...

I don't know if you've noticed, but I haven't posted since last Tuesday or Wednesday. Just wanted to let everyone know that we had an excellent time at the HLCCA conference. What a treat it was to participate in all the weekend activities and meet new people. We've had a busy week since we've been home so I haven't had to time to post. Well, that....and I haven't really felt like it either to tell you the truth. Oh well.

We ordered our kitchen window this past weekend. I'm so excited. For those of you that don't know...our windows are horrible. Alot of them are very hard to open. Ya know..the typical old windows! We are trying to replace one or two of them every year. Last year we replaced our bedroom window. WOW...what a treat to actually be able open our windows now!! LOL

The kitchen window will be the start of our new house project. We need to get going on the remodeling process in the kitchen. Our cabinets are still sitting in boxes in our guest bedroom. We don't have guests, so it's the perfect place for them to hide out while we're getting ready for them. LOL

So when the time comes to put in our new window, I will be ready to take lots of pics of our project. Stay tuned...

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Bags are packed...

I got most of my stuff packed today. I hope we have enough room in the car for everything. Remember, we're going to the Crosley show first. Normally, I wouldn't have any problem going to the show, but this year I just want to go straight to Pittsburgh. Oh well. I guess we all have to make sacrifices in this world.

We got a check in the mail from the hospital today. It was from when John had his gallbladder surgery. Apparently, they overcharged us by $191.00. It's not everyday you GET money from the hospital, so I went straight to the bank and cashed it. We will use it this weekend for our activities!! BONUS!!!!

Friday, July 3, 2009


Let's face it...everyone does it!! I think I am procrastinating a little this week. I know I need to get ready for the conference and the Crosley show, but I haven't done anything yet. Oh, I did manage to try my dress on that I'm wearing for the Saturday night dinner. That's all, though. I think I work better when I'm a little under pressure. I have other things I need to do besides pack my suitcase.

--Get the small cooler ready

--Buy Snacks

--Charge camera and camcorder batteries(oh yes...I WILL be recording this event so you better watch out.)

--Get maps ready(I'm the navigator)

--Wash Clothes

--Get lots of Money(the most important thing)

--Make plans for Rizzo to be taken care of during the 4 days we're gone. (MIL's job)

--Clean John's car out


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