Its about me and my family. Mainly me and the girls. I may twitter or tweet alot but its mostly thoughts and going ons here at home and thoughts about what we might be doing on weekend or our adventures. Sit down and Enjoy what you are reading.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Here is our X-mas Its Late but Better Late than Never

Here is Bri with her gifts...And then I will do Kora...They are missing some gifts in the mix of there toys already but here is the gyst of what they got...Bri is missing her Topple Game she got from Tshsmom in these pix.. Its on the kitchen table.I just forgot while taking photo's.... Also missing photo of girls with there game they got from Santa K....LOL... Its on the table also.. I havent tried it with them but Jeff has.. I have to admit I am missing more pix than I thought.. I will makea list of what they got at the end...

Here is Kora and her presents...

Here is mom and the puzzles Santa K sent... Jeff isnt home yet and he doesnt me posting pix of him right now.... Or at least his last request was dont do it... So I am abiding by him there... Beautiful puzzles...

One more of the girls together.. Here they are with there super Loom and hook.. We are taking this to grandma's house tomorrow and she will show them how to do it.. They arent listening to me.. Maybe they will listen to grandma....

Ok from my parents they got there coats, snow pants, hats, gloves
From Tshsmom and family they got Topple, gloves,stencil coloring,
from us they got from the dollar store each a horse, the coloring pads you see with Mickey Mouse and Winnni Pooh, each one puzzle, and a dart board game that is down stairs..

Then from Big Lots. A discount store here we got them Labrynth, another two puzzles, a whoopi cushion, and there Super Loom...

They had an OK X-mas with what little money we had... I appreciate all the gifts that were given.. If I missed any I am sorry.. I am out of it yet slightly.. Forgetting in old age... LOL..

Ok now if any one wants to donate a new camera for my b-day I am more than willing to take it... LOL... I want a newer and better camera. I have a Nikon L4 Cool Pix right now.. I just want something where I can take better photo's of my crafts for Etsy when I am on there.. I was told my photo's arent real clear. I know what they are talking about..

Well I needt get going. Enjoy and enjoy reading through the girls pix... They are my pride and joy and I enjoy there looks. Just wish i could have gotten video of them opening them this year on my camera like I was going to instead of these individual photo's... But sickness hit us.... Ok Ok I am gone.. Talk to you all soon..Happy New Year...

Tuesday, December 29, 2009


Hi all. I am feeling better today. Jeff is still on the mend. He went to work today but he almost didnt make it out the door... I felt so sorry for him. He was dizzy and he couldnt eat but he was told by the boss man that he had to be in today.. Or else. I would like to see what they will do if he passes out on the job.. They are dicks there sometimes. I need to get ahold of my manager at Burger King and see what she says for me coming back on Monday or next week then. I am just hoping she doesnt decide to give me the boot. I could use the job even though she was being a royal bitch to me while I was there..

Jeff was ready to shoot me yesterday but I took a run to the store. He wasnt feeling well and I was starting to and we needed things.. Its the only way to do things.. Everyone knows that.. Anyway I walked into the store and they had 20 cans of Cambells Condensed Soup for 10.00 dollars...I picked up 20 cans...LOL... I love my soup.. I will add rice to it, to thicken it up as a hotdish sometimes.. I think its really good.. The girls think I am a bit nutty.. I will post pics of them with there stuff in a day or two when I have more control ove my hands.I can type but barely. I am still making lots of mistakes..

i need to get to doing some stuff around this house. I am feeling better but going to take it easy for another day or so.. Well hope you all are well. I need to go sit and get my bearings for a minute and then off to do some sheets. Our bedsheets dont smell to pleasent with the two of us being sick.. talk soon.. N...

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Been Sick

Hi all. I have not been ignoring you.. I have been really sick.. I started feeling sick Wednesday and it hit full force on Thursday.. I havent been able to eat or do anything but a couch potatoe since Thursday. I hope you all are well and you had a wonderful X-mas because I know we had a crappy one.. Well I need to get the girls some dinner and go back to resting. I am hoping this clears up by tomorrow.

Jeff isnt feeling much better.. He started off with a cold and now he thinks he has what I had.. Yikes... Ok Ok I am gone.. Talk soon...N..

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Silly Me...

Here is silly me at the computer and sitting around the house with my foot sitting still and not doing much.. I have hobbled up and down the stairs to do laundry once today.. I am in one of those moods today where I think back in my life and I start to cry because of past thoughts..

Missing family.. All family members including the four legged furry ones... I have som any tears today and every year around this time. I have to admit I am glad Jeff isnt home right now because of it... I have felt like crap today... I just hope I am not getting something.. The girls are getting over colds.. They are getting ready to go outside. They are driving me nuts.. They have been sick for four days now and just starting to get bouncy again..

My dad is home with mom with a new puppy... They have two dogs now and two cats...Yikes... I am not looking forward to visiting them anytime soon... I love my parents but I dont see why they needed another dog.. Anyway I am just weepy today.. I wish I could get rid of them.. I mean the weepies... I just wish I could stop crying. I am just trying to think of good things but my mind keeps going back to when I had my whole family with me..

I miss my parents over the holidays.. I am glad they were here in Sept but I wish they would put more away to come visit over the holidays.. There is just two of them and its easier for them to stay with us than it is for us to go to them... We may only have the cat but still.. Its easier for them to be here.

I remember all the decorations.. Nothing eloborate but enough.. The lights being put up each year... Ok well I am going to go and finish thinking about past and future x-mas's.. Merry x-mas every one and hope you have a good one at that... The holidays are meant for good thinking.. My thoughts are good just sad because I am not with everyone at the same time....Talk soon...

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Me UpDate...

Hi all. I just came home from the Foot Doctor.. He said I have a fracture of the toe.. What happened is when I fell I really pulled the toe to one side and it pulled on the ligament and it pulled the ligament away from the toe and pulled some of the bone with it... Very painful process...

I can walk on it but I have to wear this blue surgical shoe they gave me for another four weeks when I go back to see the Foot Dr.. Then he gives me the whole all clear. I can go back to work on Jan 4th but have to wear this shoe to work.

I went and talked to my boss before coming home today and she was rude as hell to me.. I am sick of rudeness. Its not like I did this on purpose to quit the job. If I wanted to quit I would have just quit and I had thought about it while working a few times.. I was told i was in the way one day.. I am just sick of people thinking I dont do my damned job. I do it and plus more.... Anyway I am stuck wearing this surgical shoe for another four weeks plus working in it..

I am stuck with hoping it heals soon.. And quickly.. I hate being hurt.. I have about half a bottle of Tylonel 3 with codeine in it..I have only been taking that at bed time though so it shohld last awhile.. I hate taking meds unless I really need them..

When I had my c-sections with the girls I never really took the pain meds they gave me after I left the hospital... Anyway I need to get going. I will be around in the next few days.. Hope all is well with you all..

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


Hi all.. I know I have been wishing this for the last couple of weeks now but now its here I am not sure what to do with my wish.. I got an e-mail from my this morning and it said that I my grandfather passed away yesterday afternoon.. He isnt in pain anymore and he is up in heaven..

I have tears rolling down my face because I am sad. I wish I could have seen him one more time but it would never have happened.. Ken was going to take him to Texas to see his Twin Sister but he was too sick to go. They never got to say goodbye to each other. We dont know how she is handling the news right this minute.

Since I broke my foot we arent getting the girls anything from us but there boots we bought them. We have no extra money this year.. I have what is in my crafting blog if you want something just let me know.. I have most of this on Etsy also if you would like to buy from there. Buying from there you need an account.

My handle for Etsy is Bri2004. Give it a try and see what you find.. I have more stuff there than I have on my crafting blog.. I take pay pal through Etsy where you dont have to send me a check or money order.. I feel bad about them not getting much. They got there new coats from my mom but boots from us.. Things they needed terribly. I have our tree and garland up but no gifts this year from us.. I feel terrible.

Thanks VV for the X-mas card.. It came in the mail to day. I will put it up with the rest of my cards and then put it in my shoe box I keep all my cards in at the end of the season.

Well I need to get going for now. Thought you all would like an update on my Grandfather since I have left it hanging out basically..

Monday, December 14, 2009

Circle of Friends Award.

Hi there. I was given the Circle of Friends Award by Tshsmom.. Great and loyal person she is.. Even in person she is great to know.. Thanks MOM...I am suppose to talk about five things I like.. I dont think it matters if its things you know or not.. Well here is the award pix.. Then I am suppose to find five lucky peeps out of my list to give this wonderful award to...

Five things I like:

1. I have more time to finish up on projects I have been meaning to do for months. Just sitting on my butt doing nothing but getting restless in the process.

2. Spending more time with my girls.. They miss me but I need work when I can..

3. My house. I like my house.. I am happy with its size and I am sorry it made me fall because I forgot to clean up a wet spot by the back door but I like it..

4. I like how my hubby stood up and was the man I always brag about and he has helped loads.. He is my Faithful companion... I love him dearly..

5. Last but not least I like home schooling my girls.. Both of them are stubborn in there own ways and I dont think they would make it in a regular school setting.. I struggle everyday with both of them in something..

Now on to tag five great peeps...

Beej because I dont think she has been chosen for a tag yet... Or at least I havent tagged her..

CandyMinx because she is a great loyal friend in blogland and in real life..

ZombieSlayer because hes a great friend also here in blogland and real life..

Wondering Coyote This woman dubbed a CD for me and Jeff and we love them both... Thanks for being a great friend WC...

Now I am having a hard time with number five...Trying not to double tag from Tshsmom's list...
Squirl.because she hasnt posted in a while and she needs something upbeat on her blog..I miss her dearly....

Ok peeps.. come and get it....

Friday, December 11, 2009

There is Always a Plus Side/ my mom bought the girls....

Hi all there is always a plus side to having a broken foot. Jeff finally told me last night that I broke it in three places.. I thought I had just broken my big toe.. No wonder it hurts so much when I put weight on it.. I really wish she would have casted it but hey you do what they think is best.. She put a shoe on it to keep it from being bumped around so much.. But anyway I got almost two crocheting projects done yesterday between bouncing from the couch to the computer and keeping my foot up on the edge of the desk. As long as I wasnt walking long on it I was ok..

Life is hard on us all esp the first snow fall of the season.. But I was lucky to get in and get out of the emergency room like I did and then I have a follow up visit with a dr on Tuesday..That will tell me if I can go back to work next week or if I have to wait an additional week.. She wants to see how well the foot is healing before she sends me off to work and I make my foot any worse. Esp since I have to be on my feet for at least five hours a day. And also i have to mop the lobby and clean it. I am constantly moving..

Conversation I had with Ken yesterday...

Ringing phone. Ken answers hello:
Me hi dad how are you???
Dad Good
Me: How is grandpa??
Dad: He's on lots of morphine and they are keeping him comfortable..
Me: Oh good send me some of the morphie....
Dad what did you do....
Me: i fell and broke my foot..
Dad: been there and done that with a joke in between.
Me: laughing..
Dad: saying if things go right they will be making a trip down for either x-mas or right after..

Parents and us kids.. I love them both.. My real dad had the guts to call me and tell me not to go to MN to see his mother on the 19th.. I dont see where he gets off doing that.. He called saying that his other brothers and sisters stole some money from his brother that just passed away and wants me to stay away from them. Well if he is going to disown me for going to see his mother then he might as well disown my younger brother Dennis also because you know what he was there witht he lot...

I am so sick and tired of his shit. I am done with him.. He laughed at my husband last x-mas when we told him what has kept us together all these years.. Yes he laughed at us after asking. Jeff doesnt like being laughed at. I dont like people laughing at my hubby either.. We have our times together and what each of us likes.. If he was going to laugh he should never have asked. Because he basically called my husband a pussy for liking what we told him.. More what I like not what we like..

Just things on my mind. I cant move around much. So I am either here at the computer with my foot up or on the couch with my foot up.. If I could get down stairs for a few minutes I would do a load of laundry and have Jeff switch it when he comes home. i hate feeling helpless.. The new job wasnt to happy with me either.. I dont blame her but hey accidents happen..Its not like I had this planned where I thought yes today is the day to slip and fall and break my foot. I havent been practicing for it.. LOL.. Ok Ok have to laugh a little bit on it..

I have almost all my stuff I have on my blog site on on Etsy. I think I maybe missing a few things.. But I have made four sales so far and hoping to make a few more before X-mas.. Ok wishing I make a few more before x-mas... Ok Ok I am gone. I need to go get some food. Kora cant cook yet... So I have to do a few things on my own.. Take care and I will make rounds in a few hours again...N...

Look what my mom bought the girls for X-mas this year. They came from The Children's Place. An expensive child's clothing store.. Wish I would have known because then she wouldnt have had to have paid shipping. We could have just went and picked up the items.. She bought Bri the coat,snowpants, hat and gloves. Kora got the coat, hat and gloves. My mom couldnt find Kora a pair of snowpants in her size but Kora has snowpants from last year that are black.. Arent they adorable.. I love the fur trimmed stuff..I love my mom even though sometimes she does stupid stuff..

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Blizzard..../ Grandfather..

Hi there. We are under Blizzrd conditions here today.. Its started yesterday morning and into today.. I am not sure if we will have power later or not.. It sucks but hey its part of winter. We are suppose to get between 12-16 inches. Well Jeff just called and the side streets are impassable.. Its horrible.. Yuckie... Its 7:25 AM and its this bad outside.. I hate all this snow...

This is what it looked like a two days ago..

And this is what it looks like thos morning.. We had to shovel the driveway before Jeff could leave this morning.. Horrible Horrible... Yuckie... And my arm I fell on when carrying Bri when she was a baby is acting up..

Well hope everyones having a better day than most of us in WI today.. Jeff isnt going out on the road but he had to go to work anyway. I am just hoping they dont have to send him to the Valley (Appleton) today for anything... Emergency or not.. Yuckie..Well I should be going.I will be back in a bit if we still have power. They have been talking about power outages all over the area...

Told you I would keep you updated on my grandfather. Well they are looking at taking him off life support tomorrow. Its up to the Dr and his final say because if some reason my grandfather is still alive in his brain they cant take him off of it.. Then that would be murder basically.. So they have to make sure he is completely brain dead to take him off tomorrow. Ken went to move his leg for him the other day and he just howled in pain.. He is ready to give up and go.I mean my grandfather is. His body is shutting down one thing at a time and its sad.

I get all choked up when talking about him because I didnt get to know him as well as I would have liked. I grew up in MN and he was in Vegas.. I just hope he goes peacefuly and he goes soon to get out of all this pain he is in... I hate to wish for people to die but when they are in as much pain as my grandfather is best that they go and be in peace and that means no more pain..

Well I am off to go warm up and then I will be back later today.. Happy Hump Day... N...

Something funny... I fell and broke my foot today.. I am in pain and have a week off work.. Its sucks. They gave me a shoe instead of casting it and givng me crutches.. Just thought I would give everyone an update.. Will keep you posted on how thigs are working in the nex few days after some of the pain goes away..

Friday, December 04, 2009

Its Doing that horrible "S" Word outside...

HI there. Its doing that horrible S word today... I knew it was going to. But still. Big fluffy flakes.. The weather channel on the Internet says flurries but we already have a small accumulation.. So sure.. LET IT SNOW LET IT SNOW!!!!!! But its hard to be in the spirit when you have to walk two blocks to go to work in this stuff... Be better if I could just stay home in my jammies today and stay warm..Stay home crocheting.. Anyway enough of that.

We were going to go to Milwaukee Friday and meet up with Candy and Stagg but couldnt because mom fell and we were up late.. So we put it off until Sunday and decided to put it off until Tuesday.. Well we finally get there Tuesday. Jeff took off time from Thursday to Tuesday. So we had a great family vacation at home. Of course we got half way to Milwaukee on Tuesday and I looked at him and told him I forgot my camera..Damn me..But it was awsome anyway but no photo's to share with my friends this time around..

It amazes me everytime we walk in there and that has been twice now. As you walk up the stair to the main floor after getting your wristbands there is this hump back whale skeleton on the ceiling.. Its huge.. Then they have a dinasaur section.. They are so cool and they make the things look real. I dont know how they did it..

I ended up having Jeff read quite a bit to me this time. I was having troubles seeing the letters on the little boards to read everything myself. ( I have an eye Appt Dec 21st).. Anyway it was amazing really. We skipped one section to make time for the upper floor before we had to go to the IMAX theater.

We went to the Africa: The Serengeti..It was pretty cool but the only thing that kept getting me was when it felt like we were moving and they would get us over some very steep drop offs.. I hate heights and these steep drop offs came at a fast speed.. I almost thought I was going to have to leave it when it first started.. It felt weird.. After a few minutes I got used to it.. But it was about how the animals live out in the desert.

The girls fidgited at first but they enjoyed the animals as much as we did. Jeff made a point. He said it was to plain. I agree there but still interesting on how the animals live. I have a point to make but I dont want a big issue of it so I am keeping my mouth shut this time around. Maybe another day ok.

Well I have been away for a while now and I made some rounds last night. I am sorry I havent been visiting much lately. With the new job its hard. Because then I come home and want to spend time with my family. Its going good so far. I got yelled at the other day because I had maybe ten feet to finish mopping and the manager that hired me was at the counter and I thought just maybe she would take the order without snagging and let me finish that small bit of work.. Yeahh sure. She took the order but told me that I was suppose to stop and take the orde since I was the counter person.. Then she was snagging about there being way to many trays out in the lobby. You know when you have 10-15 people at the counter what I am suppose to say sorry hold on a minute I need to go grab those trays off the top of the garbage cans????!!!!!! Sorry but that doesnt work in my books.

I think people understand there are trays up there. It was the end of lunch rush and I hadnt got that far yet. Oh well lets see how long this happy bliss of the new job lasts because I am not putting up with her bitching at me because the trays arent brought back right away esp if I have loads of customers at the counter and I am the only counter person they have during the day besides the manager.. But she only helps when we get really backed up..

Otherwise its going great.Still learning the ropes.. I cleaned for two hours the other day at work. My hands still smell like the bleach I was using. I was cleaning high chairs and then I ended up cleaning the table chair legs. I work from 12-6 today and it was dead in the restaurant from 2-4 on Wednesday what is today going to bring in those hours. i am hoping she doesnt send me home at 4 because there is nothing to do.. I want my hours. I do what they ask.

Maybe I am making to much of a mole hill out of all this.. Just go with the flow for now. I like the hours though. We get home schooling done before I leave and then the girls can play. We have Jeff's counsin come in and babysit. Lost going on here.. I promise I will make rounds tonight for sure or tomorrow. I dont think we are doing anything special this weekend.

I know December 19 we are going to Princeton MN to see my Grandmother on my biological Dad's side of the family. She is turning 86 and that maybe the last time I get to see her. I have met her once before when I was 19. I wuold love for her to see my girls before she goes and get some pix of her and then I want to stay the night in the area and take the girls either to the Como Zoo or the Minnesota Zoo. Make a small vacation out of it since we are going anyway..

Wow its been a while since I have had a post this long.. I need to go do somethings before work. I will catch you all later. Have a wonderful weekend and a safe one on top of it and I will be back later.. N....

Monday, November 30, 2009

Thanksgiving Day

Hi all. We had a blast. My MIL came over and her partner.. We talked and crocheted and then we ate and were taking the dog out and suddenly the dog jerked on mom.. Well she was on the front porch and she misstepped and down she went. It would have been worse if we would have had an extra step in there.. She broke her wrist and we thought she had broken a rib also but she got lucky.

Here are some photo's I took of the dog and the girls since I didnt get my photo's of mom and S like I wanted to.. Of them and the girls.. Oh well maybe next time.

Oh here is Snowie thinking she is taking a bath.. Silly cat..

Dang dog got caught up in my thread and i was dethreading her.. LOL.. She wouldnt sit still for me to take the thread off her leg..

Snowie and the dang tree. She just loves laying in it.. MIL says spray bottle to spray at her but she likes water...

This was the closest we got the cat to the dog all night long.. LOL.. She wasnt happy with the photo. she tried to get away so bad but Kora had her nice and good to get the photo at least.. They werent pals when the dog left this time around. Snowie kept slapping at the dog..

Well anyway I am hoping MIL recovers nicely and she can get back to her crocheting soon.. I have 14 hours this week. I was promised 30 hours but I am hoping its due to training they are only giving me so little hours..

We never made it to Milwaukee on Friday to see Candy and Stagg.. We were suppose to meet for Dinner but with Jeff's mother falling and realizing it was black Friday and busy we decided to wait. We are going to tomorrow to be honest with you. Friday they had loads of stuff going on at the museum..

Well I have to run. Talk soon. and Hope you all have a great week if I dont make it back to chat..N....

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Today is Turkey Day..

Hi all today is turkey day and we are having my MIL over.. Well anyway things to be thankful are::

having both my parents healthy,
my husband
having jobs, me esp that I just found one.. Jeff keeping his as long as he has.
knowing my grandfather is ok for now.. Will post more on that later.
having our house yet.. Havent had to file bankruptacy like some people.
just knowing my blog world friends,
having my talent for crocheting..
being mom.
being a wife.
just being me is enough to be thankful for..

What are you all thankful for today?? I hope lots of things in your lives.. there is more but I cant think right now. I have tears in my eyes remembering a sad Thanksgiving morning.. I have said it before. But i was remember when I was 7 years old and my grandfather was suppose to have been brought home and he didnt because he was sent to another place. A better place for him where he wasnt in pain anymore.. He went to heaven that morning..

Well anyway Happy Thanksgiving and I will be around on Sunday or so to check on everyone..N.. and family..

Monday, November 23, 2009

New Job and Pix of the girls..

Hi all I got a job instead of these temp jobs I was working. i was only working those temp jobs really temporarily.. It was getting annoying. So about a month ago I applied at Burger King by the house here and she called me back on Friday and i was suppose to start today but I didnt have any black pants and the two pairs she gave me didnt fit and she wouldnt let me go with my black jeans I had on.. So I start tomorrow instead. I had to go get two pairs of black pants from Goodwill..

Anyway here are some photo's of the girls from last weekend I forgot about until I went to put some more of my stuff on Etsy..

We saw some deer from far away. They were eating some pumpkins people had dumped over the rail for them. We tried to get close enough to get any photo's like I wanted to.. But oh well.. You dont always get what you want. The girls were stomping in the leaves and we couldnt get them to walk any quieter.. Then we went and fed the ducks.. That is there favorite part..

My new job is Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 AM to 6 PM.. Between those hours.. I like that much better than working 3rd shift..

Happy Thanksgiving to my American Friends out there. Anyone heard from Hammer?? I notice his blog isnt there anymore?? I know he was sick for a while but I was just wondering if anyone has heard from him. Or if anyone has heard from That Girl?? I have e-mailed her as well and havent heard from her either.. These two are making nervous out there.. Where are my friends going?????? Pass on the concern if you will if you are worried also about these two bloggers.. Ask away.. Or do we need to alert the Amber Alert that they are missing. Or make up a blogger Hammer/ThatGirl Alert for those bloggers that go missing for months at a time???? Ok Ok I am trying to be funny now..

Enjoy your turkey or what ever you eat Thursday and I will be back later in the week more than likely..

Thursday, November 19, 2009

I am Wallowing in Self Pity

Hi all. I have been wallowing my self pity over a stupid 15 year old I was.. My grandfather, Ken's dad is in the hospital and I have been wondering why I said what I said when I was 15. I feel bad for saying those things.Here is the story and you tell me if I am wrong for feeling the way I feel.

When I was 15 my parents and a family friend and her late husband decided to go out to Las Vegas and live. Well I didnt want to go and we went anyway. I was leaving my friends behind again for the umteenth time in several years. Well anyway we go out there and my grandfather is an acoholic on top of this. Well I did ok at first but as time went on I got sick of watching things in life going on.

My dad started drinking with his dad every day and getting drunk. So I started rebelling. I started dumping beer cans when I could get my hands on them and then running because I knew they were both to drunk to catch me.. I hated it out there. I just hated it. I had no friends to talk to and when school did start I met this one boy and then he disappeared on me.

Well we left my grandfathers place to try and get some money to get me and mom home but that didnt work to well. Our car broke down in this one city I dont remember what it was. So we ended up back at my grandfathers house. Family friends ended up leaving months before we left. But her husband passed away a few months after going home.. They said if he would have stayed in Vegas he would have lived a while longer..

Anyway we were getting ready to leave my grandfathers place and I was so sick of the beer and watching him and my dad drink every day I told him I wouldnt be back out there until his Funeral..

Well guess what?? He isnt gone yet but very close to it. I wish I could make things better. Ken tried and called him before leaving this morning and his own father didnt even know who he was.. My grandfather has two weeks to live and I have no way of saying goodbye to him. I have told Ken's other two kids and his daughter sent flowers with all three of our names on the card. I feel part of a family with two older sibblings.

I feel so bad. I was crying so hard the other day when my mom told me that I couldnt see the keyboard any longer when I was e-mailing Kendal and Kimberly. So I have been alone with my thoughts and my what if's and such if things could have been different with the man..

I wish I could go but I cant. I would have to have to take the girls with me or have my mom come and stay here. Neither are comforting right now. But I will let everyone know what is going on as I learn more information. I am a horrible person sometimes because this isnt the first person I tried hurting before they passed on.. I was a horrible spoiled child and wish I could take every bad word I said back.

Ok Ok I am gone again and I will keep you all posted and I will try to make rounds later on in the next few days.. I am sorry I have been away..

Sunday, November 15, 2009

New Scarf and Head Band

Here is my latest invention.. Its for a child but an adult could stretch out the headband I assume. That is the nice thing with Yarn..

The bad thing with this is they arent making the colored yarn any longer. Its a grape ivy.. It sucks. I have one more test to take before I am officially done with school also. I took one test last night before going to bed and I got another 95% on it. Yayy me.. I will get my diploma with honours.. Or what they call Honours for long distance learning..

We went out to feed the ducks this afternoon and the football game is on.Here is a blanket and sweater I made for a friend of mine. She is due March 15 or so.

Will post the pix of feeding the ducks here tomorrow or later in the week. I cant believe the Holidays are upon us again so soon. I am lost in thought on what to do this year. I just hope I have some hours. We are planning on going to Princeton MN for the day December 19. My grandmother on my real dad's side is turning 86 and has invited us to her party. I would love to get photo's of the girls and there great grandmother. This may be the first and last time they get to meet her. My uncle passed away from Cancer on Veterans Day. He was my real dad's older brother. I knew him sort of but its sad to know that I am losing family members I have not gotten to know very well.

Anyway enjoy the photo's and I will be around tomorrow sometime unless I have to work somewhere. I had a job but I couldnt stand working in the cold cooler. We werent working in the freezer but in the cooler part of the job. We were putting lids on cheese trays. So I am off. Talk soon. Going to go watch some Packers Vs Cowboys and then crochet some of the new blanket I am working on. Its two different colored greens..

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

My Girls..

Some days they are best friends and some days they are the worst of friends but isnt that how sisterly love goes.. Or sibbling love for those of you who dont have sisters but brothers or vice versa..

I asked the girls to take the trash out to the curb for tomorrow and instead of just one of them taking something they both took a side of the garbage can and dragged it out to the curb. They stopped and talked about how to get it over the lump on the grass and then they continued to do there work. Taking out the recycling bins they each took a side and walked with it to the curb..

I love them dearly guys and gals. They are amazing children when they are getting along and even when they arent. I have something to share with you all. I know you know I got there coats from Goodwill for $7.00 a piece but look what I made them to go with there coats this year. Yes I made these.. One skein of each color with colors left over.. I am impressed with my self. Bri's hat I wish I could have done like Kora's but I am not pulling it out and redoing it. Anyway here you go. I need to go take photo's really quick.

The darker set is Kora's and the lighter set is Bri's.

Here are just the hats.. I made Kora's like a bonnet and Bris a pull on hat. I had to crochet Bri's hat together in the back because I made it to big by accident..

A closer look at the stitches I used for the scarves.. I didnt put fringes on them because I dont like fringes to be honest with you. I will put them on the scarves I sell but I dont care for them.. I made these with out a pattern.. These came from me...

Pretty good huh?? LOL.. I am so proud of myself on these. I have to get cleaning the garage out tomorrow. I am going to suprise Jeff when he comes home with me saying you can pull the car into the garage instead of parking outside. We havent been able to use the garage in a long while now.

We went and played Raquetball on Friday and we let Kora play with us and she did quite well in fact. She was hitting the balls and starting to run after it and hitting it after Jeff had slammed it against the wall. There were some balls I had a hard time hitting and Kora got them.. I was really impressed with her. She still struggles with some of it but that is the point of learning. I wish I could have gotten some video of them playing together.

I am looking at making another hat set like that red and black set I made. I am going to do blue and white though.. I could actually make several of them with the skein of yarn I have.. LOL.. I have idea's but finding sometime to do them. I am trying to find work also. I had work but I couldnt do the job. I am still looking. The job stank and it was hard physically. I cried before going in yesterday and I ended up coming home at 5 PM when we had our first break. I called Jeff and asked him if he was coming home yet and he was just leaving. I told the supervisor I couldnt handle the job and asked to go home.

Ok any one have a car with keys that unlock your doors and open your trunks, and a thing when you lose your car??? Well some where one of us has lost one of our keys. I went over to Gandrud where we bought the car and they told me that it was going to cost about 100 dollars or more to have another key made. They cant just make a key to open the doors and start the engine because of something to do with how the key is made. Stupid really. We think they are just trying to rip us off. Jeff is suppose to be finding out if its true from another dealer he drops tires off with.

If any one is interested I have some items at my crafting blog. Take a look. Let me know if you want anything. I know holidays are coming up and everyone is strapped this year. But again these arent big items. I have these items at Etsy also under Bri2004. So if you prefer to buy them from there that is even better because I have my pay pal account set up with them also. Or my ebay is niks_mix and that has pay pal set up also.

My ebay has my pressure cooker/canner. I have it set as 20 dollars for starting and 20 dollars for shipping because its heavy. Its a 4 quart pressure cooke/canner. I ahve looked these up and they start at about 40 dollars. Anyway I am gone. I will catch you later. Have a wonderful day and I will be around for a bit tomorrow.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

A New Marathon In Green Bay Wi And Christmas Thoughts..

Hi all I have been talking to Richard Brodsky again about his marathon in New York. Well he runs the World's Aid's Marathon in New York and in Kenya Africa. Well he would like to spread the word that people that are HIV Postive can still have healthy lives.

Anyway he would like me to have one here in Green Bay Wi. I am not sure where to go with this. I would love to stand by the finish line and go with it. I would love to be the one handing out the first prize for the first person hitting the finish line. But where to start. We have another Marathon here in Green Bay called the Bellin Run.

Where to start and how to go about it?? Any suggestions would be great really. Or if any one thinks this a good idea. The only thing I can do is try right but I am at a loss of where to start. I have talked to one person and that is the dr that Ruth was staying with while she was here and he thinks its a great idea.

I was hoping to be able to maybe contact the Hospital here or the Brown County Health Department and find out how many AIDs cases come through in a year. I dont want names or addresses but I just want people to know that they can still have a healthy life with doing what they enjoy.

Like I have said before Richard has been HIV Postive for like 8 years or so now. I dont remember exactly. But he takes his meds and runs and does marathon's with his wife Jodi.

I might be taking on more than I can chew but I am hoping I can think of something up here. I know the Bellin Run is like 26 miles and I dont know if any one would be willing to run more than that for a run like this one. How and who do I talk to about Sponsors with a run like this?? How do I promote this run?? I am at a loss really.

I have been told to have it in Chicago IL but the only problem is that I dont live in Chicago.. I live here in Green Bay.

Ok enough on the run for now. I will keep my thoughts open though to it. I am not sure if we can do it. I have run this past Jeff and he thinks its a great idea but he's like me where to start and how to start..

But now onto X-mas I have found a great gift for Brianna. I e-mailed the site to my mom because she has an ebay account also. Its one of those Leap Frog reading books. I am not sure if that will help her or not but I am going to try. Grizzly Mama has give me a link to but of course I just cant right now. Just looking for idea's to make Bri want to enjoy reading and to want to learn. I think I am going about it the wrong way.

Kora on the other hand is struggling with math. I mean simple adding and subtracting and I am at a loss with her. I am really at a loss with what to get them this year. Any ideas for a couple on a budget. I have a couple of idea's but not sure yet. I am looking at these coloring pads. They are like 7.99 a piece at Wal Mart.. They are something under the tree. I want to get more Garland anyway this year. I know it was hard to keep up with Snowie last year. I am hoping she is more relaxed this year since she is a year older..

Anyway these are my thoughts for today. I am struggling to finish a book. I have about like 200 pages left and I want to find out what happens but I also think it could have been told in another way. I am currently reading Once An Eagle by Anton Myers. I have my review up because I didnt want to give the end away. Its a 1200 page book.

I have some stuff at Tweety's Crafting Gallery. Some repeat stuff but most are new. I listed them at ebay but no one bought them. My cat in the hat set has went though. I was hoping to make another set but with blue and white. I think that would be awsome. What does everyone think of that?? Anyway I have to run for now. Thanks for your opinions in this post and others that are to come and those that you have helped me in the past..

Talk to you all soon.. I made rounds today and I will be back around in the next day or so..

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

My Third Year Blogging..

Hey all I have been blogging for 3 years November 1st. I started back in November 1,2006 already.. Wow where has time went. I am past my terrible two's.. But into my third year and have met some great people that have come and gone in my life but then again there are still some really great people looking out after me yet to this day..

I look back and wonder why I wanted to quit for a while. Jeff didnt and doesnt like me blogging yet to this day but he has come to a point where I need my friends even if they arent in person. I have come over the years where I have a hard time being with people in real life except those of you I know really well.

I am grateful to Tshsmom and SME for getting me started. I would never have done this if it hadnt been for them. Sme e-mailed me and said to check out this site and I joined almost instantly. But had to have it tweaked by SME where my real name wasnt in the name bar.. I struggled at first and took friends from Sme and Tshs. But you know who you are that are dear to me.

Life has taken me in different directions and I am proud to say I know everyone of you all to this day. thank you for being my friends and keeping me going here. I am glad to hear I could make you laugh and cry right along with me with things I have said. Make you as mad I was when something happened.. Getting advice when needed. Keeping my mouth shut until I know when something is about to happen then suprise you all with something special..

Sharing my family with you all has been my most prized possession of my blog. Esp my girls. They are my pride and joy and those of you with out kids can share my babies with me. I have wrote about my struggles at McD's and what is life without it and what else is going on..

I write how I feel and how much my babies are growing. I talk about what Jeff is doing sometimes and not doing. He is working a project yet and I still cant tell you about it. He is still working on it.

Well I suppose. Happy blogaversary to me. Happy blogaversary to me.. LOL... How old are you..... LOL.... HOw old are are you?????...... I am three!!! I am three already... OK Ok I have lost it completely.. Very much so completely..

I need to go check some home work and see if my oldest has to redo it and then send them outside for a while. Its suppose to snow tomorrow. A 40% chance but doesnt say how much is going to accumalate... Yikes... Hopefully it'll snow and melt right away. I am not ready for it to stick yet. The girls need boots before it sticks..

Monday, November 02, 2009

Best Friends...

You know as much as Jeff doesnt like Snowie he just puts up with her. Here is something funny. He refuses to let her sleep in the bedroom with us at night.. Well anyway last week sometime. Late last week I forgot to shut the bedroom door before getting ready for bed so she jumps on the bed expecting me to be up there to play with her.. Well Jeff is there instead.. He is reading a book and she walks up to him and nudges his arm like pet me you fool.. He gently pushes her away. She comes back full force and stands on his book where he cant read it.. LOL.. I walk into the bedroom at that point and it looks like she is trying to read the book. He cant get her to budge.. I was laughing so hard I almost pissed myself all over again... LOL..

Then the girls have this red string they run around the house with and Snowie chases it. Its the funniest thing ever to see. They run and run. She plays tag with them. I mean literally plays tag with them.. She tags them and then lets them tag her back.. Its like she understands the rules of the game but cheats anyway where they can tag her..

I had a cat when I was small that used to play Leap Frog with me. Literally. He woudl jump over me and then he would let me jump over him. It started when I was small and learning to climb the stairs. He would bound over my head and let me crawl over him. and then he would repeat it until the end.. LOL.. Miss him dearly.. Wish I had a photo to share of him with you.. His name was Goldie.

I know we dont have a dog here now but when I was a kid we always had a dog. My ggrandmother had a german shepard, my parents had dogs. They had muts, they had a Dalmation that looked like one of those fire house dogs. His spots were where the ones on the fire house dogs are.. I cant remember what they are called right now.. My mind is blank..

Anyway that is what I have been thinking about lately.. Best friends.. I have many human best friends here that have been helping me with keeping my sanity. I have mentioned on here a few times about things and Jeff finally read some of it last night and wasnt happy with me. I tried telling him that I didnt mention anything specific and he wouldnt listen to reason.. Men and there ways..

Here are some ornaments I made and if you are interested let me know through my e-mail address.. If you want better photo's I can see what I can do also. I am letting six of them go for 12 dollars plus 3.00 for shipping if you think that is reasonalbe.. Let me know what you think...

There are six total. I took one pix of all six and then with three each. I know I used white paper and you really cant see them to well. but I have more that I can divy up and put on too if you are interested.. I have one more thing if any one is interested but I have to wait for it to finish on Ebay before putting it here. Its a card that Ruth left behind by accident. The kids made it. Its made from paper with the birds on the card made of Banana Fibers from the Banana Tree's. Interesting little card. i cant open it to take photo's of the inside because its in a plastic bag they seal up. Not a baggie like our zip lock baggies but one of those keep sake bags that keep them fresh.. Interesting concept. I will divy more of my crafts up and see about getting some more of them on here later or tomorrow for you guys and gals...

Saturday, October 31, 2009

I'm Impressed..

Two posts in one tonight from me. Lots to say and I am thinking I might forget some of it if I dont do it this way..

Wow do I wish I could do more for Ruth than I already have. I saw her Friday night while she spoke to a group of 20 or 30 people. She talked about most stuff I already knew about from when she stayed in our home but still hearing it again six months later is amazing to hear again. Its just one of those tear jerker times in life. She talked about how far they have to go to get water for there families for those that live with there families. They have to walk 3-5 miles to get water and then they have to walk with the bucket on there heads. Then they get from one meal a day to three meals a day.

They are getting money from somewhere to get another 300 chickens to add to the ones they have already. They Celebrate B-days and holidays but only the big Holidays. They dont want people sending Rice or Beans to them because Custom's can and will take the food. Sorry assed people over there. They are always looking for crayons. paper, and such for the kids. School supplies as we call them..

Anyway I asked the girls what stuck out most in there minds the most. Kora looks at me and said having meat once a week. Well when you think about it we get meat seven days a week for those of us that eat meat. Other than that they get meat once a week if they are lucky. What stuck out most in my mind was the walking for water. I mean it wasnt just getting water for them at home. They had to walk for School also. I mean sometimes they would only study for 3 hours and then the rest of it was walking to get water for washing hands, drinking and cooking the food they eat at school.


Anyway today Saturday we went and got Ruth from Sheboygan Wi about an hour from us. She was a Methodist Church she was selling her crafts at. We had been invited to our church for a social gathering. They dont celebrate Halloween but they celebrate Havest Fest. A nicer term you might say.. It keeps the kids off the streets asking for candy. Anyway we brought her with us and she was ok at first. But she started asking when we were leaving and Jeff was going to bring her back to where she was staying.

Well in the mean time we asked if the girls could stay with the church people and she didnt want us to waste the time or the gas to bring her home and back. So in the mean time she sold 60 dollars in items and then got ahold of the lady she is staying with now.

She used the excuse they were afraid they werent going to be home when we dropped her off. OK OK. I dont believe it. Anyway I bought six pairs of hand made earrings the kids made from paper tonight. She dropped one of her holiday cards they made with Banana Fibers. Not from the Banana's but from the tree itself.

Anyway I hope you enjoy the few days I spent with my friend as I did because tonight was the last time I am going to see her while she is here in America until next time. The memories I am creating for myself and my girls. I just wish I could have done what this new couple is doing for her back in January when she was here.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Ruth Came to Visit Us....

Hi all if you remember Ruth from Uganda. She came to visit last night for a couple of hours. She is here doing some leg work for the Orphanage. She is doing loads of speaking while she is here. You should have seen us when we saw eachother last night. We were so happy to see eachother. We cleared the air about something that happened here also. If any of you remember when I said something about Ruth going to stay with another couple here in Green Bay?? Well she was treated very poorly by this other couple and never said anything to me about it. I felt so bad. Well here are some photo's of us from last night. But we are going to see her on Saturday again.

Jeff and I were making phone calls for Ruth to meet a few more people while she is here before she leaves and she was reading to the girls. I got the giggles while on the phone last night. It was funny. She was reading Goldilocks and the three bears and doing the up and down voice of papa bear, mama bear and little bear.. It was funny to listen to her.

Here are photo's of just us adults. Amazing to see us together again. She is speaking Friday at a place here in town and Jeff and I are going to see her speak. We were teasing her about being honoured guests since we brought her here last December already. Life has taken us in many directions. She has 60 children in her charge now instead of 47 like when she was here in January. She has aquired the foundation for her new orphanage. She has gotten like 3 water towers built. This is all because we introduced to her to the American Way.. Or our ability to donate money to the those that need it. I know most of you are wondering where I am going with this. No where to be exact. I am happy to be a friend of such need and just glad she is part of our lives.

Other than this life is stressful here again. I am not working as much as I could be and I ended up passing up a job offer this morning because I didnt hear my cell phone ring. It was a temp to hire job. I am pissed off at myself for that one. Damn me.. We could really use the money right now. School is going good but only one problem I am having is how do I get certified after finishing. I believe I need to get certified also. That is another 500 dollars or so down the drain. Esp with no work in site right now. I have applied and tried to finish school and learn the job. But the place applied wouldnt hire me. Oh well it sucks but its the way it is.

I want to cry right now.Just fed up and fustrated with life. Like I told Jeff this morning at least McD's was a job and a paycheck but I just couldnt handle any more of there bull shit. I was so damned fed up. But now I feel bad for quitting. It may have been the only thing I had for a long time. I am just hoping the economy comes back up soon where I can find something a little more permanant. Anyway not to depress any of you more than I already am.

Talk to you all soon. Take care and hope you all have a wonderful week if I dont make it back here in the mean time. Oh by the way I have to give up on Ebay also for the time being. I have lost more money than made money lately.

What the Hell.. I would be pissed off.. I hope this kid gets alot of money from this. I understand they took the Pledge of Allegience out of many schools because of the Under God phrase..Yikes..

Friday, October 23, 2009

Milwaukee Zoo Part Two

Hi there. Here is part two..Mostly photo's of us and one more video. this one has loads of floor time between cages. Sorry about that.

Here are some photo's of us as a family and individually. The girls coats were bought at Goodwill for 7.00 dollars a piece. Nice coats. They look almost new..

Kanagroo's. They are lovely. This guy standing kept trying to get the girls up and moving for some reason..

The girls loved this one. I think this was the horse fish.. Cant see them to well to be downloading them.. Enjoy.

I dont know which Elephant it is but one of them likes to paint. You are more than welcome to look up on the Milwaukee County Zoo to find out which one. But here is a phto of one of the two. I couldnt get both of them in the photo of course. Waiting for blogger to finish uploading video before putting last pix on here.

Hope you enjoy watching them play as they were.. Also the last photo of the day. Its beautiful isnt it??

Ok it was taking to long for video to load. Might try to update this later or do just a post on it later also. Not sure which is easier at the moment. I was suppose to have had it at 9:30 this morning but she had a big order come in and needed to move it. enjoy photo's though.. She said I would know by today and she hasnt called me back yet. I am thinking I didnt get the dang thing. she asked questions that were off the wall like have I ever eaten at the place. Egerts and Gerberts.. No I havent. What does that have to do with getting a job?? I dont get it.. Anyway talk soon..