Friday, January 30, 2009


My dear husband says I need to make a correction. HE called Keith Himlick to come over and PLOW the driveway not SHOVEL it. He says that it makes it look like he was lazy and Keith SHOVELED the driveway. He is not lazy at all. He works very hard for us (David, not Keith:)). Thank you for having him do that for us! Now I don't have to shovel my stuck car out at least until it snows and blows again. Oh, I leave for FL. in 3 hrs. so it had better not snow! Have a great weekend! I don't know when I will be able to blog again.

Interesting Day part 2

I had forgotten to add something to yesterdays post. We walked in the door after all the getting stuck and so on and the cat was acting weird. Tyler thought she was throwing up:( Open on closer observation, she had found a mouse!!! Again!!! I was bound and determined to have that mouse caught and NOT running around the house! The inside cat is declawed so she is not very good at catching, but she did try. So I brought in the BIG guns, the OUTSIDE cats--the PROFESSIONALS! The younger one caught the scent by the stove and tried really hard, but this mouse was tricky. It went INSIDE the stove drawer--YUCK!! Needless to say we needed the 3rd cat to help corral this little trickster for it ran across the room and under the china closet!! The cats were looking but not getting anything, so I pulled out the cabinet and there was a hole in the back. I thought AHAAA, I know were it is (picture a light bulb:))! Opened the front and sure enough. It ran out and the mama caught it! She was looking around for someplace to go as I was encouraging her to go outside. She went under the table and I was afraid she would let go and it would run or she would start EATING it --again YUCK! Finally , she went out and all is well--or sorta. I'm guessing it came in with the suitcases although I haven't seen any "evidence".

Well, I must go shower and finish getting ready. Just wanted to add this.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

My Interesting Day

Had to go into town to take something to David at work and go the library.
Wasn't a planned thing. Threw me off my groove:)
Almost got stuck backing out of the driveway and driving down our road. Both drift really bad.
Had fun fishtailing through the drifts.:)
Delivered item to David.
Picked up check.
Went to bank and deposited check.
Went to library.
Drove home fishtailing through the drift on our road again:)
Got stuck at the END of the driveway:(
Tyler and I shoveled me out.
Picked up kids to go to Walmart.
Got stuck backing out of the driveway:((((
Shoveled our way out.
Fishtailed through drift on our road to go to Marion.
Ate Chinese at lunch price:)
Visited your friendly Walmart store:)
Got needed (and some not needed) items.
Waited in line FOREVER while I learned about the guy behind us' dogs:}
Drove home and fishtailed through growing drifts:)
Got stuck at the end of the driveway. (I never learn)
Tyler and I got us out. (We're pros now. I took the shovel with me just in case)
Decide not to leave the house again til necessary.
Hope your day was great! Course, I don't have pictures to show of our day, but here are some of what it kinda looks like. Only driftier (new word).

P.S. The driveway is now shoveled thanks to Keith Himlick. We'll see what it looks like in the morning. I'm hoping it wasn't in vain. We have lots to learn about living in the country. Oh, and
the vehicle I was driving was the car.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Blog under construction

Sorry about the white background. I am trying to make my own and I haven't figuered it out yet. I think I'll just have to use someone elses because I don't have time to mess with it. The little X is supposed to be my signature. I thought I followed the directions:( Hope you all are having a great week so far! It's snowing again:) Only 4 more days til we live for FL. and leave all the snow here!)

Gonna see this soon!!!!!!

Saturday, January 24, 2009


As I write this tonight my mind is spinning. Lately, I haven't been in the mood to blog or facebook. I check everyone elses daily, but I haven't wanted to write anything down. But tonight, I found something out that has my mind whirling. While Nikki and I were in good ole Walmart, we saw some neighbors of ours from Elwood. Where we lived in town, the houses were VERY close! I don't do well with neighbors breathing down my neck, but fortunate for us the houses on either side of us were vacated not long after we moved in. Back to today...I was talking to the lady (they lived behind us and had a son Tyler age--they were very nice people)and she was telling me her mom had died. Then her son spoke up and asked if I knew about Jordan. Now Jordan was a very busy boy that lived next door to us for a while then they moved. He was one of those kids who peeked in the back door and asked to come in or eat with us. Always loved attention. I tried to be kind and entertain him outside. He was kinda pushy too, so he couldn't come in to play. Anyway, they moved then we moved and fast forward to today. Zack says "He died". I was shocked! I asked what happened and they told me last Sat.? he was sent to his room for punishment and when his little brother went to get him a while later he told his grandpa he was standing still and drooling. He had hung himself! He was 10! It may have been where he thought someone would find him and stop him, but I think, when he jumped off the bunkbed he broke his kneck and was brain dead. I think he had alot a problems, even started a fire in the house before. But 10! I've been thinking to myself "Did I make a positive impression the little time I knew him?" I've been trying to think how his mom must feel and his brothers! Nikki used to ask to take him to church in Noblesville, but I didn't know if I wanted to take him that far. Maybe I should have..... One of those things you can't change, but maybe think twice the next time. Say a prayer for Michelle and her husband and the other boys . The little one that found Jordan seemed to idolize his older brother, so I'm sure this is going to be extra hard on him.

On a happier note, we leave for Hobe Sound to help cook at camp early next Sat. morning. So if you think of it, say a prayer for us. It's a long drive. But to warmer weather!) Most of our time is spent in the kitchen for 10 days, which is very tiring, but can be alot of fun at the same time.

Have a restful Sunday! Always need pictures for a post even if it's random, right?
Tyler and his gingerbread house. He's wanted to do one for a while and this one was 75% off . Not to bad for 2.50 worth of fun, huh?)

Nikki pulling Tyler in the snow. She came in for gloves and decided to wear her dads hat too!

I'm sure you've heard of jack in the box. This is cat in the box. Tyler and I were trying to work a puzzle and she climbed in the box and "sat" for a few minutes. Crazy cat!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Just thinkin'

Ever had some things in your life you wish you could change or fix? Things in the past you wish you would have done different but know it's too late and you have to move forward? Words said to mean one thing but are taken another way? Just thinkin'.......

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Who ordered this?

This is what it is doing at my house right now! Probably yours too. Someone needs to tell Bro. Dahler to quit praying for snow:) Too bad we didn't have this at Christmas. It would have been beautiful. Still is but why can't we have WARM snow!) Oh, I guess that is called rain. Be safe and have a great snowy day!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Guess what?!

My dryer's fixed!! All it took was a few minutes to check the part, a trip to Anderson to get the new one (and it was only $13. Beats the cost of a new dryer any day), and about 5 minutes to put it on! I'm a happy camper. No more laundry hanging in my laundry room (unless I want to to save energy). Thank goodness the room is big! Thank you to God for letting it be an easy fix and to David for fixing it! I love you, David! This is the laundry room AFTER the clothes came down!) Have a safe and restful Sunday

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Not much to say....

Well, Christmas and New Years have come and gone for another year. Had some fun times and some not so fun times. But lived to tell about them:) Had 2 "major" appliances decide their time with me was over:( Or so I think. The dryer maybe can be fixed, but I think the microwave is gone forever:( I feel like I am living back in the "olden days". I took a picture of how my laundry room looks but decided not to use it because I might be forever humiliated. Just a mental picture in your head of 3 lines of clothes with fans blowing on them is enough. I hope to get the new part by the weekend. Now to get my husband to put it in...... Here are a few pictures for those of you who requested I update my blog:}

Here is a picture of the christmas program at church. Thanks to my niece for taking them because I forgot my camera. A little blurry..

I looked out the kitchen window to see my kittens looking up. And what are they looking at?!?

Momma looking down at them from the roof. I thought it was a cute picture.

I finally got a taker for one of the kittens. This is Olivers new mommy. Or one of them.

We had our family christmas on New Years Eve. It had been too busy the week of christmas and Tyler wanted to have it "before December is over". This is Nikki's big journal she wanted really badly. She looked at it and didn't think it would be big enough. She journals all the time.

He is into Star Wars the Clone Wars right now. We'll see how long this lasts:)

I wanted to try a few more pictures with the tree before we took it down. I thought they turned out pretty good.

Nikki loves to pose for pictures so it makes the process easier. I liked this one.

It's really hard to get a decent one of the 2 of them because they don't particularly like being close! But we managed and they survived. I guess I had more to say than I thought. Hope you have a wonderful week!

Thursday, January 1, 2009