Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Catching up

Boy, I've just been buried.

The latest is that the hound-from-hell seems to be having stone issues again.

A couple of days ago Cletus ate up a big bunch of oil off the stove. He puked most of it up, which may have dehydrated him a bit. We've given him lots of extra water today, and I gave him a dose of Prazosin we had left over from the last bout tonight - I'm afraid if he's not better tomorrow, we'll have to make a vet trip.

The lovely daughter has had TWO projects that she "forgot" about until the day before they were due.

I spent last weekend dealing with disgusting stuff. The upstairs bathroom litter box suddenly had flies, and the pantry had become infested with something horrible. Little maggoty larvae about a cm long ALL OVER the pantry. It seems to have started in some bags of nuts and spread. At any rate, anything that could possibly have been infested got tossed. We also have mice. I caught 3 last night, and will likely catch more tonight. I also got most of the bins of material sorted out and put back into the playroom, so we have walking-around room in the bedroom again.

I do, however, have an idea for the guild challenge. I just need to find a couple of images to sketch from and pull some material. (And probably go shopping. Of course. Because I won't have just the right shade of turquoise-y blue that I neeed.)

Saturday, November 08, 2008

It's official

We have a teenager:


The birthday girl is blowing out the candles on her birthday pie (grasshopper pie). Yum.

Wish me luck!

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Quilt Shoes

Really, now, how could I NOT buy these?


It doesn't hurt that they were 40% off and less than $20. And cute!

Monday, November 03, 2008

Long catch-up, with pictures

Still don't have my head completely out from under...

These are my lovely kids at Bushkill Falls in the Poconos:

Work, work, work early in the week, then the day off on Thursday to finish Halloween costumes.
Small Man originally wanted to be a "little horse" so I made him a horse costume:

On Halloween, he wanted to be "a dragon." I thought he was talking about this costume (which he did eventually wear):

However, as he informed me that morning- "Mommy, this is a dinosaur, not a dragon. Dragons have WINGS!"

The mid-kid was Link (from the Zelda game) and the not-quite-teen was a fox, here with the other kids they trick-or-treated with:

Saturday, did a hike with the Cub Scouts. Absolutely beautiful day:






Then home to play in the yard. Fun.

Tonight was quilt guild. The speaker was Jennie Rayment:
Loads of fun, a recommended speaker, definitely. And I have the best Secret Sister, ever, so far.

ALSO - I made Beth's (BZQLTR's) dinner rolls - her post with recipe here:
You HAVE to try these. Absolutely fabulous!