Sunday, May 31, 2009
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Ya. So, we have had a changing of the guard in our neighborhood. Our competetive next door neighbor has flown the coop. No more, "Anything you can do, I can do better...I can do anything better than you." NO YOU CAN'T...not anymore because he moved to Vegas. And we were just starting to like him..a little.
Enter family with 4 children 7 and under. Wow. loudness.
But they are not the change I speak of. Our other next door neighbor. Yes. A nice little couple...the man, I'd say is young 40's and the stripper wife...33. She's nice. I was totally getting to know her last summer. She'd come and hang out with me in the front yard when I would have the kids out for a bit.
And then she disappeared. Haven't really seen her since maybe Christmas.
And now the husband has a roommate. A young, "hot" roommate. Um. and now the husband plucks his eyebrows and exfoliates and maybe wears a lil' bit of foundation...and maybe a lil tiny bit of eyeliner.
I find this to totally be a bit of an awkward experience. Our neighbor just came out of the closet...and I kinda miss the stripper.
Friday, May 29, 2009
lots of pics lots of quips...but I don't have the pics uploaded nor the time to chat right now...even as we speak little lady is screaming for Mimi. She should be sleeping. ugh.
so be on the lookout for some fun stuff coming soon.
Friday, May 22, 2009
I've also just made my first few sets of coasters. I know, I know, kinda typical for crochet...but I kinda love them...
And, I am still working on my friend's bday bag. Her bday was in February...but she'll get it soon. I'm sick of staring at unfinished work! I will be getting it to her next week.
I scored at hobby lobby!!! I found kits made by sugarand cream cotton yarn...with three almost 1 lb balls for less than $15. That was a huge score. I needed brown and black...and they had a camo colored one too. I made the boy a big floppy sunhat! :)
Tell me what you think abou the ad and the coasters! :)
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Here are a couple cases of what naughty things customers did to us yesterday:
~ I watched as a woman was looking at the baby girl clothes and held up a shirt and something else...(they were 25cents each) she wrapped a dress around it and tucked it under her arm. (I think) and then came to me with the balled up dress under her arm and payed a quarter for all three items.
~ I placed a $2 sticker on a leather wallet that had never been used...a woman brought it to me with a $1 sticker...I was so sure I put a two dollar sticker I even turned it over....she paid $1 and walked away. Later I found the $2 sticker she had peeled off in one of my boxes.
The principle of both of those incidents really bugged me. The funny thing is it is not about the $1.50 that I was ripped off of, but basically that it was a mere $1.50 that those people ripped me off of!!!!
Seriously, I am not one of those garage sellers who is like marking leather wallets that have never been used for $10...I marked it for two freakin dollars. And really, like baby clothes for a quarter a piece...and you have to steal two pieces??? I would have given both women those items at the price they wanted it at...the fewer things left over the better...I hope both of them felt soooooo guilty the rest of the day.
Secondly, Baby items are HOT!!! I mean within minutes of opening the garage door...I sold the high chair, then the swing, and the exersaucer. NICE!
Finally, hubby sold his 22" rims. They have sat in our garage for about 4 years and we have placed them in numerous garage sales...Man, there are some serious shoppers out there...this guy was packin' lots of hundreds in cash.
So all in all, this has been our most successful sale, we cleaned our garage and organized when it wasn't busy, and we made it short and sweet. Just about 3 1/2 hours and it was over. Our day didn't seem like it was gone after the sale was over.
Now to do some bike trailer shopping!! :)
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
1 wk before little man arrived
I love these babes with all my heart and truly hope to instill in them a sense that they can do anything they set their mind too, that they are valued enough to keep their standards high, and that they will never settle for mediocrity in their choice of friends, schools, jobs, and spouses. I never want them to feel like their wings are clipped to where they are not able to soar to the heights and purposes that God has for them, and I want them to know they are always loved and treasured, but never feel squeezed so tightly in my grasp that they feel suffocated.
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
so about 45 minutes before my man was due to arrive home i looked in a cook book and was thrilled to note that i did indeed have all the ingredients for chicken kiev. yogurt, garlic, salt, pepper. hmmm. never tried the kiev, have no idea what it is supposed to taste like..
cooked it. there was an overwhelming scent of garlic wafting from those humble breasts.
they were unedible. hubby came home and we taste tested. we went out to eat. but in this economy...can't let good chicken go to waste. i ziplocked them and wracked my brain for ways to use them and soon.
well happy cinco de mayo to me...i realized that they would be great in chicken enchiladas!!! woooooot. and they were absolutely fabulous. so my monday wreck turned into a tuesday treasure!!
Monday, May 4, 2009