Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Flat Tire

Guess what I woke up to this morning?

Yep....a flat tire.....

I believe that my vehicle is trying to tell me to give it a rest! I don't understand because it's not like we do that much.....

Carpool, Dance, Doctors, Dentist, Eye Appointments, Birthday Parties, Library, Grocery Store, Target (for a new Swifter), Thrift Store (for drop offs), Post Office (Stamps), Gas, Drug Store (for Drugs) .....nope we're not busy at all.....

I see a new tire in somebody's future.....

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


Look at these beauties! Your viewing home grown tomato's from my neighbors garden! Yep that's right.....I said NEIGHBORS!!!! Because as I have blogged previously, the squirrels have robbed our garden of any. But thankfully they have left the neighbors garden alone. Now as I have stated before, I am certain these squirrels are using me for their entertainment. And here's the proof!! Just look at all of those!! The neighbors were kind enough to share with us and these were extras!!!! They even have peppers...

Ahhhh, heavy sigh.....

I think I will make them something yummy as a thank you for sharing. And as for those squirrels....well let's just say I have something in mind for them as well.

I see something squirrel y in my future.

Monday, October 6, 2008

The Swifter

How many Swifters does it take to clean a kitchen? ONE! And mine is dead.

I own the biggest collection of Swifter products in this town. I'm sure of it. But is it too much to ask that they work when I need them? I love and I mean LOVE my Swifter Vac but it died a horrible terrible death that ended with a big poof of smoke.

Now I got this little gem for Mother's day this last May so I most certainly did not expect it to give out so soon. And I just keep staring at it hoping that it will come back to life somehow. Now I could go get a new one but this little guy was a gift from my beautiful adoring children. They like to surprise me with these precious gifts so that I will have an easier time picking up after them.

Apparently I have forgotten where I put the "real broom". You know the one that has bristles on it and a handle. The one that made an appearance in the movie "The Wizard of Oz". I think my kids actually thought I rode that thing a time or two. But I will have to survive without either one for now until I make a trek to my local Target unless...... The Swifter Wet Jet will double as the broom. Now that's thinking!

I see a new Swifter product in my future!!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Ahhh October

Ahhh Beautiful October! Don't you just love October? Pumpkins and yummy fall comfort foods....the leaves changing on the trees and the rustle of the leaves as they chase each other down the street. The sound of children playing outside that you can now hear because the temp is perfect for open windows.....

Don't be fooled....this is the official month of the beginning of all of the holiday seasons and first up we have....HALLOWEEN!!!! Yep Halloween purchases started a month ago and I'm already behind because commercialism has a months advance on all holidays. My new neighbors however started dressing their house for the season as soon as products were available. They have scarecrows, blackbirds, mums, pumpkins and graveyard markers in their yard.

Now I love to decorate and I hate being behind but this year is a financial nightmare for most of us and I have come up with a plan to decorate without spending any $$$$.

First up a saintly husbands overalls (he has several pairs, he's a country boy at heart) and a hunting shirt stuffed with the dead grass clippings from the mower and whatever our lab has dug up in the backyard. Now this has the potential to smell so we will strategically place him downwind.

Second...blackbirds....easy...I will throw bird food on the roof and wait for them to come. Of course this may cause a riot with the other birds but that's just a chance we'll have to take. I think Ms. Martha Stewart would encourage me to train my own blackbirds but we haven't time for that. it's getting tricky treatie, I have some that have come up from last year but I don't think that it would hurt to use sunflowers as a filler. They are growing plentiful on the side of the highway and I don't think it's against the law to stop and cut a few down. Of course if I get busted this could blow the whole idea of decorating without $$$$.

Fourth....Pumpkins....we have several orange t-shirts from past halloween's and if stuffed with pillows I'm sure they will look exactly like pumpkins. We'll just place them by the scarecrow, nobody's going to venture near him!

And last but not least we have the graveyard markers....well... I have been working on ours for years now. Because we know when we kick the bucket our children will have to bury us on a budget. We have matching pinewood boxes to boot!!

Happy Halloween to you all!!!! I see a busy day full of decorating in my future!!!!