As Time Goes By.....

A little bit about EVERYTHING.. Family , friends , life, death,rants and raves. Just a place for me to get it all out of my system..

Location: Arkansas, United States

Friday, July 16, 2010

Turtles in July

Took these last weekend and thought I would share them
Jack riding his zipline thru the backyard .
The boys have to play later in the day when it is not so hot ,
that is why the picture is dark.
Water balloon fights need to be held during the daytime

(see his stash on the patio chair )

One of the Turtles at April's
Turtle Habitat.

She let Jack feed the turtles.
I learned something new today ,
I did not know that turtles would eat hotdogs

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Thursday July 15th (I think)

What a fucked up morning already
Went out , moved all of the hoses , picked up sticks and other
assorted crap from the back yard so I can mow
before it gets to hot.

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Got on the lawn mower-- click, click click...
He JUST put a new battery in it YESTERDAY !!!
I think he did not turn the key all the way to the
off position when he got done testing it last night .


So I figure I am already sweating like a whore in church,
I might as well re-fill the humming bird feeders.
Back in the house , make the simple syrup,
re fill the feeder and head out to the Devils steam bath
of a back yard once again.
Take the empty feeder off of the pole and of course it
is not completely empty, so it runs down
my legs and into my shoes.
Went to hang up the newly filled feeder
and dropped it. (#&%%*$&%)


Now I have to go get a bucket and dip water out of the
pool (thatreally needs to be cleaned) carry it back to
the pole and try to disperse the
simple syrup that ran all over the pole ,
down my legs into my shoes again.
I don't need anymore freaking ants this years
As I type I feel like I have careepy carawlies
( That is southern speak )
climbing my legs .. But maybe I just need to shave my
legs, but that is another story.

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Okay , now I have 2 sticky , dripping hummingbird feeders
that have been given a quick dunk in the water bucket,
I finish pouring the
water on the patio, once again to TRY to keep the ants away.

Damn I hate living here.

I manage to get the back door open , with my somewhat unsticky hand
and you guessed it .. I stepped into the house and dropped both of the
sticky feeders on the floor.*$&%#($)%.
Now not thinking I put my hand on Tom's chair to
step over the "sticky"

-- DUH--

Now I need to wipe the sticky off of his chair ( very minimal)

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Serena dry wipes the floor and then I go over it with wet cloths .

So how has your morning been????

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

More July 2010 stuff

Ashley riding thru the neighborhood.
Tom found these growing in the planters on our front porch

They are bright yellow -- MUSHROOMS???
Yes, there is a bunch of them.
Wonder if they are edible??
ANYBODY have any ideas??

There ae several of them
Opps- snapped this while I was trying to sit down
to take pictures of the mushrooms.
July 2010

Serena, John and Jack are in Chicago
I miss my Jackie Blue


July 2010

Carol Gordon & Ashley were here for a visit.
We have not seen them for such a long time ,
and it was nice to have the m come for a visit
and share in the 4th of July fun.
They left yesterday and were on their way to Birmingham and other
destinations in the southeast.
Long drive from Colorado , they will be going as far
as TopSail Island. I don't know if I would be doing the
southeast vacation in the heat of summer. But as you all
know, I HATE living in the Devil's Steambath.
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This is a gift from our visitors.. They have a friend that paints
and they told them where they were visiting and told them
that we are in a rural area and he created this and titled it
This photo does NOT do this painting justice .
This is BEAUTIFUL !!
Thanks to the Durflingers for having this done for us .
We LOVE it !!!
( a little news about the artist- he is colorblind)
Ashley getting her riding instructions from Tom

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Ashley touring the neighborhood.
Gordon did not want her to ride at the farm.
I think she would have been safer on the farm that
on the streets of the subdivision.

She can come back when she is 18 and
ride on the farm and become and official

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