Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Your giggle for the day!!



The following was found posted very low on a refrigerator door.

Dear Dogs and Cats:  The dishes with the paw prints are yours and contain your food.  The other dishes are mine and contain my food.  Placing a paw print in the middle of my plate and food does not stake a claim for it becoming your food and dish, nor do I find that aesthetically pleasing in the slightest.

The stairway was not designed by NASCAR and is not a racetrack.  Racing me to the bottom is not the object.  Tripping me doesn't help because I fall faster than you can run.
I cannot buy anything bigger than a king sized bed.  I am very sorry about this.  Do not think I will continue sleeping on the couch to ensure your comfort, however.  Dogs and cats can actually curl up in a ball when they sleep.  It is not necessary to sleep perpendicular to each other, stretched out to the fullest extent possible.  I also know that sticking tails straight out and having tongues hanging out on the other end to maximize space is nothing but sarcasm.
For the last time, there is no secret exit from the bathroom! If, by some miracle, I beat you there and manage to get the door shut, it is not necessary to claw, whine, meow, try to turn the knob or get your paw under the edge in an attempt to open the door.  I must exit through the same door I entered.  Also, I have been using the bathroom for years - canine/feline attendance is not required.
The proper order for kissing is:  Kiss me first, then go smell the other dog's or cat's butt.  I cannot stress this enough.
Finally, in fairness, dear pets, I have posted the following message on the front door:


(1)  They live here.  You don't. 

(2)  If you don't want their hair on your clothes, stay off the furniture..  That's why they call it 'fur'-niture. 

(3) I like my pets a lot better than I like most people. 

(4)  To you, they are animals..  To me, they are adopted sons/daughters who are short, hairy, walk on all fours and don't speak clearly.

Remember, dogs and cats are better than kids because they:

(1) eat less,

(2) don't ask for money all the time,

(3) are easier to train,

(4) normally come when called,

(5) never ask to drive the car,

(6) don't hang out with drug-using people;

(7) don't smoke or drink,

(8) don't want to wear your clothes,

(9) don't have to buy the latest fashions,

(10) don't need a gazillion dollars for college and

(11) if they get pregnant, you can sell their children .....

Take care everyone and have an awesome, wonderful and blessed day!!!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Meet Scout….

This is Mike’s new puppy. Now he can’t really have her until the 8th of April, which for Mike is going to be the longest two weeks ever but she loves him like he did her. It was so cute. He sat down in the hay with all the puppies, picking up this one and then that one and his new one came to him first and each time he picked up another one would pull on his sleeve, bite his pants and just look at him. It was a match. So here you go guys, pictures of Mike’s new girlfriend. :o)


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You know another really cool, super cool thing? She was born just a couple of days after Mike’s birthday. I jus figured that out and it is awesome!!!

It was a great morning so far today. How could it not be, picking up and loving 6 little girl puppies that smell oh so wonderful and squeak like little ones and …..oh it was just plan great. I am as excited as Mike for him to have a companion. He and she will have the best summer ever.

Okay, time to finish up a banana cream pie for my father-in-law, banana cake for the kids dessert and pork chops in mushroom gravy for Jim and Mike at work tomorrow. None of this for me but I’m not missing the stuff any more so not a big deal at all. I do however want some chicken still. Broasted, fried, anything crispy. So far so good.

Take care my friends and have an awesome afternoon. God Bless!!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

It melted some….

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Got our snowman built. The snow on top was sticky but the stuff underneath was still crystally so we couldn’t make big snowmen so just made a baseball team little ones.

Now this is for Jill. She is a SAHM that does such amazing things with her daughters. She shares all the crafts and trips and things the girls does with the girls and some of her ideas work so great with my daycare little ones. Anyways, here Jill, we made them.

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Feet butterflies. They turned out so cool and they had a blast making them.

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Ain’t love grand? !!!!

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He loves whole wheat toast with peanut butter on it. He has to work really hard to get it though, little chunk at a time.


My Wilbur.

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Maybe the soon to be last winter pictures. We do live in Minnesota and snow can come on Easter too so we’ll see.

So there you have it. My day in the middle of the week. I hope you had a great day, I know I did. Take care my friends and have a blessed evening.

Spring my butt….!!!…

Well if this is spring, then I’m a 180 lb snow bunny. UGH!!!! There is at least 10” out there and 2-4” more coming. Now tonight it’s going to be below zero again. See….


Well the squirrel doesn’t care.


Canopy bit the dust. After at least 8 years of use.


It is so windy even my porch has snow on it and Wilbur's couch looks so cold.


Just yesterday I was out raking under the trees and picking up the yard. Guess now it’ll be another couple of weeks before we see the grass or dirt again.

The kids are home today so we made these. First roasted veggies and then apple/blueberry turnovers.

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And these….

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Now we are heading outside to take the canopy apart and feed the chickens and the fire. I’m sure if we can get the snow to stick together maybe even a snowman. We’ll see and I’ll share later on.

Take care my friends and God Bless!!!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Nothing new but…

I do have a couple reviews I can do. Awhile back I won a CSN gift code from Debbi. So I got to go shopping for nothing. Oh that was fun.

I got this… A new scale. The old one I had I loaned out and not positive to whom and really it was an older one so this one is so cool. This is thin, sleek and once I got the batteries in there right the digital read out was excellent. Take a peek.

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Now if you’d like one, here’s the link to it and it was under $35.00 for the scale. So well worth it’s money.

Food scale

The other item I got was this cool Pedometer. Here’s the link to that in case you want one.


Look at this. It’s so thin and it’s made to sit in the pocket and it works wonderful.

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It has more then the clock and step counter, it also does calories, stop watch and distants.

So while I’m at it, I also received a CSN gift code for helping them promote their site and was able to get two more goodies. I just love CSN.

I got this for our up coming BWCA trip. It’s so light weight and it says fits one but is big enough for two as long as we don’t tip the scales at more then 300 lbs.

Sorry this pictures is so little. I didn’t open it up to take a picture so used the one on their site.

Here’s the link if you want it.


And last but not least is my favorite item. I got a Heart Rate watch. Oh it was so simple to program and to use. It’s right up my alley and I use it each time at the gym and also when I walk and bike out here.

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Here’s the link for my favorite toy.

Heart Rate Monitor

Everything I can use and everything I love. You just can’t beat it and to just go shopping around at CSN is an experience you won’t regret. This is also the place I got Brenda’s exercise shoes and mine too. Check them out if you haven’t already.

Here’s the link to their main site… CSN Stores

I hope you all are having an excellent day today. It’s cold, windy and on the verge of a snowstorm here. 10-12” with 40mph winds. BURR!!! Spring is suppose to be here but it’s Minnesota and we know we still have this storm and possible one more before it really starts to thaw. But look what I found yesterday…

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Pussy willows. Not lots out there, in fact almost none but a start.

Take care my friends and God bless you all!!!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Jon, he’s number one!!!!

Jon is one of my wee ones in daycare. You’ve met him before but today I have to tell you I was so very, very proud of him. Jon is in wrestling and I haven’t had a chance to go see him wrestle but today was his last tournament so I had to go and see. WOW!!! For a first grader he is impressive. Watching all the kids was great but of course seeing “my” own was so cool. If you haven’t ever gone to something like this, you have to. You just do. Anyways, I didn’t take my camera but out came the trusty cell phone and I got some pretty decent pictures. Here I’ll show you…

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Jon placed 2nd place and this means he made it to State and April 9th is wrestling in Grand Rapids.

Good job Jon. I am so very, very proud of you!!!

I just had to share this wonderful young man with you.


Now before I just leave this post with Jon and his brother and sister seeing it I’ll share something of theirs too. We go to the library almost every Wednesday and they have such a blast there. Here’s a few pictures of Story Time.

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So there you have it. A daycare post and a proud daycare mama. I hope you all have an awesome, relax and blessed weekend.