Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Weekend retreat

Did you know that Heineken has mini kegs? This last weekend I found that out at my Fiber Guild retreat. I forgot my Captain Morgan's Spiced Rum for my diet Coke. But I survived anyways. We also gorged ourselves on chocolate & potato chips, pizza...
These are the socks I finished knitting. To say that I'm glad to have finished them is an understatement. The pattern that was given to me was wrong. But thanks to the patience of good friends who walked me through the socks are finished. Believe me not an easy "feet". (nudge, nudge) And being a glutton for punishment I started another pair in different colors. There was a lot of knitting, spinning, sewing, quilting going on.

I called the hubby, on my way back into town, to warn him to get the naked dancing girls out. He had a bunch of buddies over &they had gamed all Saturday. He did tell me that while working on the property Sunday morning he found another fawn hit by a car. Bummer.

Monday, July 30, 2007

Meet & Greet organizing

Thanks for coming to Governor Stumpy's. I think a good time was had by all. On that note I would like to start planning the next one. How does Tuesday, August 21st sound? Do you have any suggestions as to where we should have the next one? Please email me & let me know.

If you would like to be on the mailing list that I started at the last meet & greet. Also email me & let me know.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Thanks for coming!

Great time tonight with everybody that showed up at the blogger meet. This will be short as I have to pack tonight to go out of town tomorrow after work. The hubby will be having the boys come over for some gaming while I'm gone. We both had fun & are looking forward to the next one.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Tomorrow, tomorrow, I'll see ya tomorrow. It's only a day away...

July's Blogger Meet
hosted by
General Blather & My SpyderwebThursday July 26th at 5:00pm
321 E Gregory Blvd, Kansas City, MO, 64114
Quit your whining & show up!
You know we talk about you when you aren't there!!!!

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Why men love me!

"Sure, you can have my steak/pork chop..." . "Want a beer? Me too!" "Hey, let me use my chainsaw on that!" "No, I don't want jewelery. I want a power washer."

Really, I want a power washer. Today, we borrowed one from our friends/neighbors. We had to clean our driveway because we are having some work done on it. We had to spray off the crumbling concrete so that they can apply asphalt. The hubby started while I was gone bra shopping with a girlfriend. Believe me, when I say that bra shopping is hard work. 38DD is not easy to find. It took hours. Not to mention having to try on at least 12 different ones. I finally found 2 styles that fit & that I liked. Anyway back to the power washer. When I got home the hubby had it half done. So I took over. I WANT A POWER WASHER!!! Heather, you are so right about them. I got the hubby to agree that we could get one. Now I'll be watching for a sale. If you hear of a sale let me know. Help a buddy out!

Friday, July 20, 2007

He's done it now!

Mother of God pray for us now! Check out what is on the White House website . I saw this over at Raytown Progressive Action . God only knows what Cheney will do tomorrow.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Wild Thing

Two years ago, I asked the hubby to help me pick a song to request for our anniversary. We were going to the Record Bar to listen to Bob Walkenhorst to celebrate. I emailed the hubby (we were at work) the list of songs Bob has performed. A bit later I received an email from him saying that he had picked the perfect one. So 2 years ago, over lunch, after mass we renewed our vows with friends & co-workers present. After work, we went to Genghis Khan Mongolian BBQ. Then we went to the Record Bar for an evening of music. Since that night, on our 20th wedding anniversary our song has been Wild Thing. Bob did a great rendition. The crowd loved that it was a song of true love. The 27th will be our 22nd anniversary. And we will request Bob to perform "our song".

Wednesday, July 18, 2007


There is no other word to say but FUCK! A good friend of mine started her treatment today for cancer. This is maybe her 4th time. First it was breast cancer, then it came back in her spine.... She is a strong woman. But damn, enough! She's a grandmother of one, with another on the way. So those of you who pray, those that don't, send good thoughts to Carol.

Friday, July 13, 2007

July's Blogger Meet

July's Blogger Meet
hosted by
General Blather & My Spyderweb
Thursday July 26th at 5:00pm
All Import bottles $2
321 E Gregory Blvd, Kansas City, MO, 64114
Quit your whining & show up!
You know we talk about you when you aren't there!!!!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007


If you do nothing else all day today go check out XO's new favorite song. Amazing how music can influence, represent, amuse, inspire, tickle us. Loved it!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Take a Meme

Emawkc at 3 o'clock AM had this meme.

Fun Facts About This Gal:

Four jobs I've had:
1. cashier at Worlds of Fun ( for a 16 year old that was a world of fun)
2. selling stuff at Renaissance Festival ( in costume, you know I can fill that bodice!)
3. bookkeeper/Saab warranty administrator
4. research/donor records/database

Four places I have lived:
1. Temiscaming, Quebec, Canada
2. Jacksonville, Fl
3. Olathe, KS
4. Raytown, Mo

Four Places I've been on vacation:
1. Lake Kipawa, Quebec (close to Temiscaming)
2. Colorado (Virginia Dale, Estes Park, Boulder, Sedalia, Denver)
3. Lexington, Ky
4. St. Augustine, Fl

Four of my favorite foods:
1. Pizza
2. Mashed potatoes & brown gravy, & corn
3. Genghis Khan Mongolian BBQ
4. Raspberry pie

Four places I would rather be:
1. home with the hubby
2. Lake Kipawa, Quebec (close to Temiscaming) Woohoo! This august I’ll be there!
3. Colorado
4. getting a massage

Saturday, July 07, 2007

An Observation

My hubby's step dad is visiting from VA. We always have a good time when he is here. He always like to to help with a project. This year the project was putting up a 8x10 shed. Yesterday, after supper they read the instructions & went out to do some prep work for a couple of hours. The instructions say that it's an all day job to put this shed together. Knowing that it was going to be over 90°F they decided to get up early. They started at 7am . Quit for lunch at 1pm when they were no longer in the shade. Then some time inside to cool off, even a nap. Back out by 5pm ended around 7pm. I made lunch & supper, which is usual for me to do all the cooking, and the cleaning up in the kitchen. Habitually we are a team in the kitchen. That's how we roll. But since they were outside in the heat it was my contribution to the project. So the observation is this: last night when we were just finishing supper the hubby started wondering about our next meal. Today, at lunch during the last couple of bites again with the wondering about the next meal. At supper, during the middle of the meal he's wondering if we have bacon for tomorrow's breakfast. I'm beginning to think the hubby is fixating on food. Now it's my experience that most young men fixate on sex. So is he no longer a young man? Or is it my cooking? in the kitchen or in the bedroom?

Thursday, July 05, 2007


Sent to me by Mom. What can I say? Some people are just idiots.

UPDATED:I've talked to a paramedic over supper a couple of times over the years. He has told me some great stories. Like the idiot who lost fingers when he tried to pick up his running push mower. Mark at The Kansas City Post and My Town, My Take called it Urban legend! I check it out. You & I know that there are idiots out there that shit like that happens to all the time. I still enjoyed the read.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

I hate the 4th of July

Reason #1 BIG waste of money on fireworks.
Reason #2 My dogs are afraid of the fireworks.
Reason #3 I worry about fires.
Reason #4 Drunk drivers.
Reason #5 The idiots who are still shooting fireworks off after 11PM. It's a work night Asswipe!
#1 Consolation about July 4th: Great neighbors who invite you over. I swear they make the holiday bearable.

Reason #6 More Idiots
Reason #7 and here

Monday, July 02, 2007

Blogger Meet up

So here's a report for you pussies afraid to drive up north to Gladstone. The weather was great and XO at Hip Suburban White Guy had made an executive decision and had a nice table outside. It was perfect, no loud blaring music. We could talk and hear each other. I showed up a bit early so I had XO to myself. Eat your heart out! Frog Pajamas from Cubicle Gansta, Nightmare from Smells Like Bullshit, and lastly Heather from General Blather join XO & I. We talked about tattoos, piercings, html, bloggers who didn't show up, posts we have previously made, how to make bongs, kidnapping parents, motorcycles, and lap dances... Even saw some piercings. By the way, Mickey's nachos are HUGE. We decided that we have so much fun at these that we will be planning another a lot sooner.


So when you see me next, if I'm acting weird, that is more than normal. Well, it's the chigger bites. I swear I have about 50 bites. Which also means I won't be swimming looking like this. I must be sweet tasting because the hubby hardly got touched. Damn, I need a beer. I'll see you all at the Blogger meet tonight!

Sunday, July 01, 2007


Go read Zhu about the movie, Canada & France's health care. Having left Canada when I was 18 years old, I don't have current experience with the health care system back home. She does. And she has some questions about the US's health care. You are all way more articulate than I so maybe you can shed some light for her. We haven't seen the movie yet.