Monday, October 29, 2007

Two Cars in the Garage

We now have two cars in the garage. WOOOHOOO! Don worked really hard and got his car back in the garage. Just don't look in the shed or the shop. Now that it is colder in the mornings, it will be nice for Don to have his car in the garage.......scraping windows is not what it is cracked up to be. Way to go Don!

It Came

Well my new vacuum arrived. The funny part is when Don took it out of the was the wrong vacuum. Yea can you even believe it? What a pain this vacuum thing has been. I decided to end it. I said if it sucks good, I am keeping. It did a fabulous job vacuuming it. As it turns out, it is a upgraded model of the one I ordered.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Dr Doolittle

I felt a little like Dr Doolittle this weekend. Don and I went to Cascade for the weekend. I woke up Saturday morning hearing two men taking. It sounded like they were right outside the bedroom window. I thought it was a little odd, so I got up a peeked out the window. Right outside the window were two deer. Imagine my surprise. I couldn't see anyone else. Not sure where the men were that were doing the talking but for all was the deer. And for those thinking it NO I wasn't walking in my sleep or dreaming it and YES I was fully awake.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Can't Beat A Good Bargin

Surprise I got a new pair of shoes. Check these out. I got these $80.00 shoes for $12.00. My skeetchers are a little worn so I have had my good eye out for a bargain and here it is. For the price I could hardly pass it up. My friend Maryanne and I have lunch every Thursday and after lunch we decided to go shopping. She told me she liked shoes and we all know how much I love shoes so to the show store we went. Now I am not one to pass up a good bargain on shoes. And like Don always says "A woman can never have to many shoes or jewelry" oh wait that is what I always say.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Gold Stars

I love getting a gold star. As ya all know the memory card for my guitar hero died....sorta. Well I had to start all over and I have been able to play several songs with no errors. Yes that is correct I got 100%. And I'll be darned but the stars are all in gold. Wish all the songs star were in gold. I guess that is my new goal.

Sad note.....I am still without a new vacuum. It is now on back order. So I guess the saga continues. Sorry guys. :)

Friday, October 12, 2007

Changes are in the Air Vaccum anyone?

What a week. It all started last Saturday. The auction had paintings and I had my eye on one. It matched my new bedding perfecting. So I went and once the bidding on the other paintings started I knew I didn't have a chance. No I didn't get it BUT I was able to score a set of 3 pictures for my dining room. They are of apples, a peaches, and pomegranates. They are cool. Sorry I can't get the glare off.

Then the best news.....I got a new vacuum. Yes it's true. For the past 6 months I have been complaining that I needed a new vacuum. I have been shopping for and researching for the past 6 months. It really has been an ordeal. And to all that have gone through the vacuum trials with me, you will be pleased to know they are over. I got an Electralux. Or I will next week. I had to order it. Don is thrilled. He doesn't have to listen to me complain about it any more. It was a little more than what I wanted to pay but Don reminded me that my mother said "You just can't do without a good vacuum". And she is so right. So I bit the bullet and got it.

Then we got the carpets cleaned. Don said it would be a good time to rearrange the furniture. I about fell over. He detests rearranging the furniture. But I took advantage and rearrange we did. It looks better but of coarse we realized we needed a new sofa table so we went and got one. Oh all these changes...........

Don was home on vacation all week. He wanted to get the garage cleaned out enough to get his car in .....well both cars are out now. Maybe by Sunday night. We went on a local ART (auction road trip) today. It was cold and rainy but we got some great stuff. It has been fun having him home. It will be lonely next week.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Bitter Sweet Day

Let me just say I am the luckiest grandma. I just adore each one of my grandkids. I have a special relationship with each one. They each make me laugh. I am surprised anyone of them still have their little finger as they have me wrapped so tight around them. Today was sweet because I got to spend time with Reagan. She is growing and changing so fast. It is just fun to watch her learn and discover. But it was bitter as I thought about one of my other sweet granddaughters. Little Bergann is a mini me. She is everything I was at her age. She loves everything I loved. She loves fashion (which includes shoes) and jewelry, dolls, dress up, have her nails done. I look at her play and I can see me when I was her age. Well she was invited to a birthday party for a girl in her class. And get this, it was at a beauty salon. The salon conducts parties. They do the girls hair and give them a manicure and pedicure. How cool is that! Now this is right up Bergann's alley. She was thrilled. I was thrilled for her. I was so excited you would have thought I was the one going. I could hardly wait for today to come and hear all about it. I just knew how she felt to be able to go. But unfortunately she couldn't go because she got pink eye. Ben got it first and then Isabella and today....Bergann. Dang.....why couldn't it have come tomorrow or the next day or not at all. I was so disappointed and heart broke for her. Hopefully an opportunity will come again. Her mommy played beauty shop at home with her and she loved it. So that was sweet.

Monday, October 1, 2007

What a Difference An Hour Makes

What a difference an hour makes. It has been said if you don't like the weather in Idaho hang on an hour and it will change. Here is proof. My PC (prince charming) and I went to Cascade to finish staining the deck and front porch. When we got up Saturday morning we got up to snow. Yikes. But by noon it had all melted away. While waiting for the weather to cooperate I canned tomatoes. I only canned 9 pints. Then we went to Tamarack. Wow is it ever nice. It is booming and will give Sun Valley a run for it's money. (literally). Then by 6:30 p.m. we had the staining done. Whew. What a busy but busy. Oh and I also found time to play 2 guitar hero songs in hard mode. Yes I am just a strummin fool.

Here is what we woke up to.... Now you see it

Now you don't...snows gone

here are my yummy tomatoes (from my garden)