Tuesday, July 28, 2009

the grandbaby

here are some pictures of Sophie, she comes over during the day when her mom goes to work. We have to set the catfood low for her so she can reach it and my dog Mia has been eating the catfood. I think thats whats caused Mia to itch behind one ear so bad that she caused herself to bleed. I took my car to the shop last Friday. They were going to fix the exhaust and we decided to okay a tune up. We were looking at paying 450 to 550. It only costed us $298. The man said we really didnt need a tune-up, everything looked pretty good. That was a blessing.
A lady friend from church is going to start tutoring Ave this week in math. She is not where she should be with math so hopefully this will help get her up to speed. It has been so hot here I dont even wnat to leave my air conditioned house. Today it is supposed to reach 100 degrees. Thats just crazy. Please hurry winter:)

Monday, July 27, 2009

Someone else signed in on my blog as I was trying to sign in, her name was skaterchick7997, or something like that. Does anyone know why that would happen? I also just tried to access some pictures for this post and all kinds of letters and codes came up instead. This creeps me out. I dont want hackers hacking into my life. I want to make my blog by invite only.

Friday, July 24, 2009

stupid car

All week I have been trying to deal with my stupid car. Its started making a loud sputtering noise so when I took it in for an oil change I asked them to tell me what the noise was. They said its an exhaust leak in the manifold and we cant fix it, oh and by the way it sounds like your transmission is slipping. So of course my husband had left that day and I panicked. I always worried that being "just a girl" I will be taken advantage of when it comes to the mechanics of the car. My friend recommended a christian man who has a transmission shop so I took the car there and he said the sound was normal and my tranny was fine. Thank God! I am now on my way to go have the exhaust leak fixed, I have no idea what this will cost but thats what savings are for right? My honey was home for ten days, no work no pay. Again, thanks to savings we will survive.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Gone Crazy!!

Okat these two kids are driving me nuts!!! Their constant arguing has given me the shakes, my nerves cant take anymore. Thats why I only have two kids and they are 8 years apart. My nephew is going home August 8 but I might need to call his mom and make it sooner. I have bribed them to behave and threatened them. I have tried using logic with them, now I am just keeping them in seperate rooms. Got any advice?????
I took my honey back to work this morning then he called me back at 3pm and said "come pick me up". So I have drove 300 miles today and now I am leaving him with the kids and going to bible study:) I need a break!!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

I'm a Grandma!!!

This Is Sophie, she belongs to my son and his girlfriend so that makes her my grandaughter. I keep her at my house why Katie is at work.
This morning we hiked that mountain that I have talked about before, now my feet are killing me. I made Sheppards Pie for dinner tonight, it taste pretty good. Tomorrow mY honey has a dental appointment to have a his teeth deep cleaned then he has some fillings to do on Friday. Tomorrow night I'm going to make lasagna. I thought I better make something soft just incase his mouth is sore. I guess that's relly all I have to say, I will talk to you all later:)

Monday, July 13, 2009

chit chat

My honey was coming from the south on his way to Portland so I was able to pick him up at a near by truck stop and bring him home for the night. I took him back to his truck last night and he delivered his load, now he is waiting to deliver a second load in Vancouver WA and then he will come home and he is taking some vacation days so he will be staying until next Monday.
Yesterday we had a two hour long thunder storm. My dog Mia hates the thunder, she wants to fight it, she gets so angry she has her hair all stood up like a mohawk. Ave was bugging her dad to build her a clubhouse so he sent me to buy her a tent:) Have a great week!!!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

more pictures from our coast trip

This is the innkeepers house and it is supposed to be haunted, they have aired it on tv and on the Internet is told to be one of the most haunted places in Oregon. We stopped here on the way home to have a picnic lunch on the beach and tour the light house. We walked up 1/2 mile and took our tour. The innkeepers house is now a bed and breakfast and I was told it cost $300 a night to stay during peak season. After we were done with the tour we went down to the beach, ate lunch then goofed around for a bit. I'm sorry I am so behind on posting its hard with two kids to entertain and constantly clean up after. Today we are going 40 miles east to the river for my friends kids birthday celebration. My honey will be home in 7 days. I'm excited about that. I stepped on my dogs foot and I think I broke his toe:( he has been limping for 4 days. I took him to the vet but they wanted $153 just to sedate him and take a look. My honey said No way. It's really bothering me, if it was up to my I would drain the bank to make my dog feel better. He says give him time. Its not swollen and he is still hopping around so maybe it's not broken. I'm doing terrible on my mission to lose weight:( I need to work harder. I just don't know whet to eat, maybe I should see a nutritionist. Got any advice?
This is the Heceta Head lighthouse, built in 1883

look Kath, my feet touched the water:)

I thought these were sea lions sleeping but they were just rocks

Friday, July 3, 2009

pictures from our aquarium trip

We left at 8am for a 90 mile drive to the coast. It took 2 hours to get there. I didn't know that you had to drive thru the mountains to get to the ocean. I didn't plan that part of the trip very well. This is what we saw once we came out of the mountains. We were all excited because I am the worse winding road mountain driver. The curves scare me. I drive a Durango and they do not hug the turns.

Once we arrived in Newport we stopped at Burger King to eat breakfast, as you can see my son was very tired. He is 17 and it is summer, he was not happy about leaving at 8am

My nephew and daughter, they were happy
we had lots of fun, after the aquarium we decided to drive the pacific coast highway home and stop at a beach along the way to have a picnic lunch. It was another 120 miles of winding roads but we had the ocean on one side. We stopped at a famous lighthouse. I will post about that on Monday and I will post more pictures. Have a safe and fun 4th of July weekend:)