Wednesday, May 27, 2009

a giant feline

My sister got a giant cat from her husband as a surprise (diamonds are the only surprise I welcome). This isn't my sister, and this isn't her cat- but I googled Maine Coon Cat and this picture came up... can you imagine the back breaking work that would be required to cuddle with one of these monsters?

HOLY MACKEREL, this thing could eat Wicket!

Monday, May 25, 2009

My new friend Zoe

We went to Doug's parents for Memorial Day, and his sister and her family were there too and Wicket and I made a new friend, her daughter Zoe. (that was a definite run-on)
She wasn't too sure about Wick at first, but they fell in love before the weekend was over. She is the funniest thing.
I made the mistake of telling everyone this story about my nephew Conner telling Tiff to "Get a move on!" in front of her- and she was quick to pick up the phrase and use it over and over... and in the perfect contexts.
I have a horrible memory, so I can't remember ALL the hilarious things she said... but, she's funny.

My husband, the chef

Doug makes dinner on Sundays- it's nice to have a break. Last week he made these buns to go with our hamburgers.

My friend Stacey said they were so pretty we should take pictures. Turns out, they are pretty!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Easy Breezy

A few months ago I heard a DJ on the radio talking about where you can get $.25 music downloads. I never looked into it but I shared that info with my sister Court who just bought her son an mp3 player for his birthday.

I can't for the life of me remember the name of the website where you can get this dirt cheap music. I still use itunes....because it's easy.

My husband would croak if he heard me say that. The thing that bugs him most in life is taking the easy/more expensive route. But let's face it, sometimes easier is better. If itunes over charged you, whats the probability that you would get your money back... now if over charged you- you'd notice about the time that they disconnected their phone.

Where do you draw the line? I, for one, REFUSE to reuse a ziplock that has had a meat or dairy product in it (including mashed potatos that have both butter and milk).

Ok, back to the original topic- does anyone know where to buy cheap music online. I don't mean cheap/free, just cheap/cheap.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Wickey Wickey Wickey!

Our friend Aria told us the other day that if she had a dog named Wicket she would say "Wickey Wickey Wickey!" In a high pitched voice whenever she wanted to call him... since then, Doug has been saying that non-stop, and oddly people in the office say it now too! Aria is a real trend setter, I guess!

Here's whats been going on for Wicket lately:

He lost his baby teeth and got big boy teeth.

He got to0 big to get out from under the sideboard, but not too big to get under it. So he frequently get's stuck there.

He got neutered, chewed open his incision, had it glued back together and then had to wear these puppy panties.

They are really just his coming home outfit that said, "It's a Boy!" on backwards and upside down. His tail is coming out of the head hole.

Can you believe that his whole little body used to fit in these panties?

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

New in 2009...

I'm pretty sure this isn't a new development, but it's the first time I've really noticed that...

People don't answer the door these days. I do, I answer the door- and that has given me the experience to understand exactly why people don't answer the door anymore! Although sometimes there is a legitimate nice surprise, most of the time the person ringing the doorbell is trying to sell something, whine about something, or ask for someone I don't know. And I'll admit that the tranny from the hood magazine sales person who trash talked me a couple weeks ago was scary...I still open the door. Why?

BECAUSE, in the last several months I have made multiple batches of cookies and tried to take them to people (in my neighborhood, girls I visit teach or I work with for my calling) and IF they are there they do not answer the door. This is peculiar.

Doug doesn't answer the door, and I just don't get it. Aren't you the least bit curious as to who is at your door?

Perhaps I should call, but this generally is not a planned ordeal- I want to make a batch of cookies- but I'd prefer not to eat the entire batch. This is the exact behavior that caused me to eat a dozen cinnamon rolls a couple months ago.

What do you think? Do you answer your door?

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Laundry Room Make-over... Part 1

So, my neighbor Bonnie painted her laundry room canteloupe...and I LOVE it. She said, "If you have to do laundry, you might as well do it in a fun place" 

I couldn't agree more, and mine is most definitely not fun. 

You can't tell from this picture, but the stock color of our house is this interesting shade of urine yellow (of a very hydrated person, of course). Needless to say, my laundry room is not fun. 

Nor is it very efficient- Doug and I put this shelf in there that we got out of a different room in the house and it has been a tremendous help, previously all our stuff sat on top of the washing machine. Put there is still a lot of a stuff that I feel a utility room should house... (light bulbs, for instance).

Step one of the makeover, paint! I love it.

I'm still going to do some more work on it- like maybe cabinets? And some red baskets on my shelf?

Doug loved it by the way.  And he thought I did a much better job rolling than the last time I up and painted a room...that is definitely what I am most proud of, he liked my rolling!