Friday, July 20, 2007

Two Weeks and Counting.

The Ole Daddy Rabbit has had a nicotine addiction for twenty-five years. Today marks two weeks that he quit! We are so proud of him. We put up streamers and drew pictures so when he comes home he will see how proud we are of him. Now he can see on our blog too!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Following the trail of smoke...

Our good friend, Steve, once said that if we wanted to know where Fireball was then just follow the trail of smoke. That is what happened today. Days like today makes one wonder how many times you can call the Poison Control hotline without being reported to CPS. In a quick amount of time our Fireball got a hold of her daddy's gun-cleaning kit. I found it strewn all over our bed along with the silica gel packet from it. The nice poison control lady said that the beads are not poisonous, it is like eating sand. So if she did ingest any she will be all right. We cleaned it all up and our bedroom door now has one of those nifty safety locks on the doorknob. You know...the kind adults even have problems opening.

As if that wasn't enough...
I called to check about soccer camp for our oldest daughter. While I was on the phone for maybe five minutes Fireball struck again. She came running in the kitchen and I couldn't figure out why she was wet. When I entered the bathroom, I found out. She had gotten her brother's canteen and shoved it underneath the faucet in the sink. She probably couldn't get it off. After it filled to the brim it then made a huge geyser, shooting water all over the walls and the floor. It only took every dry towel in the house to clean up.

I am in need of some time off and some chocolate, I tell you!

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Birthdays and Things

It has been an exciting couple of weeks. I celebrated my 34th birthday. The Ole Daddy Rabbit gave me a great birthday BBQ. He also got me a gun. Not just any is a double-barrell,side-by-side, 410 Stoeger shotgun with two triggers. It is a beauty! I have shredded a Wendy's cup and quite a few leaves so far. I am itchin' to use it on some clays. They deserve to die, you know:) I do like knowing how to load it and do everything on it myself. I need to learn how to clean it, but I will. It beats the heck out of fireworks for my birthday.

My mom had a surgical procedure done recently. The last time I was in that hospital, I was on the surgical side and not on the waiting side. It is still amazing to me what can be done these days with medical science. The staff is also very nice at St. Peter's. They have a place called the Sunshine House right next to the hospital that friends and family of patients can stay for a nominal fee. They have a lending library and videos. They even have a kitchen that is supplied with coffee and various edibles. I was extremely impressed.

While we were gone the kids went to stay with relatives. The boys caught fish. Our SamBoy caught his first! It was a nice-sized trout. Since last night was cool enough to cook, I was honor bound to cook up their fish for them. I don't particularly care for fish. The rule is that if you catch it, you eat it though. So I vailiantly cut off the heads and tails and cooked 'em. The kids were thrilled. Thankfully there weren't enough for all so I ate a hot dog:)

Now until the beginning of Aug. we can breathe a bit easier. Then we have a bridal shower, camping, the company BBQ or family camp (I am not too sure which yet), and a plethora of birthdays, anniversaries and weddings. Yeehaw!