Friday, October 24, 2008

Always a project going on

I am always after Emmitt to clean his room. He does and then a day later it's a mess again. I decided to actually go in and see what the mess actually is. This is what I see.



A closer inspection and I notice it's not a mess at all!! It's an imagination at work. I love it when I see things through my kids eyes.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

It can't be all business

So some of you know that I got a new calling at church. I was called at Stake Conference to be the Stake Primary President. So one of my responsibilities is to travel to the other LDS Churches in our Stake. The first one was in Kirksville MO last Sunday. Jamie my counselor went with me. We left Saturday night because it takes a little over 2 hours to get there and our first meeting was at 7:30 sunday morning. I am not a morning person so we decided to get a hotel room and stay the night. We had a great time driving there even though we got major lost - Jason is known the world wide as a walking atlas so therefore he refuses to get a GPS. I have said I don't need a TomTom I have a Jason. He loves it!! So without a GPS and way too much talking and not paying attention to the signs we went a good hour out of our way. Oh it was great. As we got into the back roads of Missouri (you have to drive them to appreciate them) we decided to get gas when we found a station so we wouldn't have to get it on Sunday. So we come to a station and these are the pumps we see.

It's a good thing Jamie knew how to use them. I told her I'd pay for the gas since she was driving. She started to pump the gas and I gave her my debit card. Well you guessed it there's not slot for the card I'll admit I was a little confused. So I go in the gas station hoping they take debit cards. I walk in and there is no one in the store, all the lights are on but not a person to be found. Not a noise. I yelled "Hello" still no one. I yell again not a sound. My imagination starts get away from me, is some on in the back hurt? All the scary scenario's playing in my mind!! Jamie's walks in and I tell her no one is here. I see an ATM in the corner, should I get the cash and just leave it on the counter with a note? I yell one more time and then a skinny, straggly hair, snaggle toothed lady comes out of the back. I look at her hands to see if they might have blood on them. Nope all clean -what a relief. I give her my debit card she runs it through all is well and I get the heck out of there. Oh safe on the road again. We made it to our hotel safe and sound. Sunday we got up and ready and went to our meetings. Good meetings and good to meet new people. On our way home (we didn't get lost thank you) we see this

In a pasture. It gave us a good laugh we pulled over and took a picture. That camel turned, looked at us and posed I'm not even kidding!
So if this first trip is at all a preview as to how the rest of our trips will be then bring it on. I am so looking forward to it. It was great!!!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Creep Me Out!!!

Go to my last post and look at the first picture. See the rolling pin. Now look just under the handle of the rolling pin. What do you see?
It creeped me out I screamed out loud. After you see the creepy image click on the picture to see what it really is.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

today's how to

I am always being asked how I fold my plastic bags. So Here is a video of me doing it slowly. It's not the best quality. I have at least 30 bags in this drawer and plenty of room for more. Now I ask, can you fit 30 plastic bags in your drawer? Try my handy little tip you'll be glad you did. You can even store several in the bottom of bathroom trash cans.
video

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Gotta Love It

A little dittie about the 80's

I am a feature!!!




Hey all!! I just wanted to let you know I was featured on an awesome site called Steals and Deals . You have to go check it out. Not just to see my feature (which is a great reason) but to see what a great site it is. There are so many deals posted everyday. You'll want to add this to your blog roll. I'm not even kidding you'll love it. And with Christmas just around the corner you'll be glad you found this place.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Time to play tag




I was tagged by Mandy at Discursively Happy


Link your tagger and list these rules on your blog.

* Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.

* Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.

* Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.


Here's a little bit of info about me:

1. If I don't keep up on it I would grow a Una-brow

2. I along with my husband sheetrocked our whole house.

3. I can flip my upper lip up and make it stay while I flip my lower lip down. It's not at all pretty but pretty unique.

4. I have an obsession with keeping my kitchen sink faucet clean, I hate to see water spots on it. This carries over to when I am at other people's house's I find myself cleaning their faucets if I happen to use their kitchen sink. I am sure this is very annoying to them.

5. I love to mow the lawn. I passed this love on to my son. We have gotten into major arguments over it because we both want to do it. So we try to take turns. Sometimes I mow it when he's at school when it's his turn and he gets so mad at me. I know I'm a mean mom.

6. I cannot stand to watch people brush their hair. Not because Itgrosses me out but because I want to do it. I takes ever bit of control I have to not take the brush from them and take over.

7. I cannot stand it when any one's bare foot touches my bare foot. It grosses me out.


That's 7 things you could have gone the rest of your life with out knowing about me.


Now I tag (sorry it's not 7)









Wednesday, October 1, 2008

I love you grandma



Mrs. Elizabeth (Betty) M. Simons
Born: July 09, 1920
Died: September 26, 2008
Mrs. Elizabeth (Betty) M. Simons, age 88, left this world on Friday, September 26, 2008 for her Eternal home where she rejoined her husband Kenneth; the day before their 68th Wedding Anniversary. For over 60 years Ken and Betty were members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Grand Rapids area. Betty held several leadership positions in the Women’s Relief Society Organization of LDS Church. She will be remembered for her love of dancing, and once danced at the World’s Fair in Chicago. Betty attended Oakland University School of Fine Arts where she received a Master’s Certificate in China painting and also enjoyed her lapidary work. She will be dearly missed by her children, Connie (John) Hasek, Charley (Cindy) Simons, and Bill (Anita) Simons; 18 grandchildren; 37 great grandchildren; her sisters-in-law Mrs. Geraldine Rodamer and Mrs. Patricia Walcott; and several nieces and nephews. Interment will be at the Plainfield Township Cemetery.