Monday, November 30, 2009

So boring

Well after the whole JC Penny's debacle my life feels a little dull. Thanksgiving was uneventful. I didn't even eat that much. I did get a piece of Mom's yummy homemade pumpkin pie with whipped cream. Yum. The Hunter, TLC and I also got our Christmas picture taken. I learned that it is very hard to get a toddler to look at a camera with no one on the other side (we used a tripod) On Saturday, Mom, The very best sister in the whole world and I went and saw the new Christmas Carol movie in 3-D. That was cool. Except I had the Headache from hell and apparently 3-D is not good for that. Although Icees are. Well that was about it. Once I get my Christmas cards mailed I'll post the family Picture. I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Remember there is only 24 more shopping days till Christmas. Hooray!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

A Nightmare at JC Penny's

You ever have one of those days/events where you later look back and go "boy that sure seemed like a good idea at the time."? Well today was one of those days. I took TLC to JC Penny's Portrait studio. Auntie Cracker and Sweetie pie met us there. So did The Hunters Twin sister, her boyfriend/baby daddy and their daughter Turtle. Hunters twin was late so by the time she got there TLC was already startin to get fussy. Oh boy.. here we go. So while we were waitin for Twin we decided to take single pics of the little critters. I am not sure but I think the lady helping take pictures did a couple lines of coke before lunch. She was so loud and obnoxious that TLC took one look at her and turned into Velcro boy. So finally we get through the picture taking ordeal. They tried to get TLC and Sweetie pie to sit on Auntie Cracker and Me and We made it very clear that we wanted no part of us to show in the pictures. "No problem" they say, "We will just crop you out". Oh by the way that's how they get cha, once they crop the picture, it's considered "enhanced" and you can no longer use your coupon. So after an hour and then finding out that we couldn't use our coupon on any of the REALLY BAD PICTURES they took of my screaming banshee of a child, they then informed me that there would be a sitting fee on every child in the picture. WHAT!!! You people told me when I specifically asked about sitting fees that there was only one and that I could use a coupon!!! Needles to say we left without any pictures and a whole hour and a half of my life that I will never get back. I got in the car looked at OD (who also went with us for support) by the way she is the worlds best sister, and said " I feel like I just broke up with a bad boyfriend. That is how drained I feel. End conclusion. Fuck JC Penny's Portraits in Sun Valley mall. You suck!
PS. before I left the house the cheap ass port-a-gee hunter says " why don't you just do it your self?" So now when I get home he gets to say "told ya so".

Thursday, November 12, 2009

He's baackk.

That's right folks, after twenty one days in back country Idaho, the mighty hunter has returned home. That was Tuesday night. So far, so good. Although we did have a discussion about body mass index which I didn't really like. (He lost more weight while hunting. I think it's becoming an obsession with him.) He did take some pretty cool self portraits while gone.

The funny things that only I live with are already starting to happen. So when you kill a large animal in the woods, you have to quarter it up and pack it out. You stick the meat in canvas bags. Well when The Hunter got home he put said bags into the washer to soak. (proof to me that he does indeed know how to use the washer) I decided to help him out and put the bags into the dryer. (I am a wonderful wife that way) Apparently The Hunter does not turn the bags inside out to make sure all the little bits of meat are out of the bags. Let me just tell you it is really gross after it goes thru your washer. Yuck!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Feedin ducks

With the Hunter gone TLC tries to help me keep life exciting. After I had two chickens make a break for it this morning while feeding, I had the baby in PJs in one arm (no shoes) trying to keep four goats poking large horns and faces in the chicken food and trying to open the gate to the coop with the other. Apparently this was spotted by the first chicken as an opportune time to escape. Out she goes. Damn. I couldn't put the baby down to catch her for fear of the goats trampling him and besides that he had on no shoes. So I throw down the scratch for the other cluckers and leave the gate just barely open, run around to try and shoo her in. Nope not happening. Then her sister sees she is out and woohoo the race is on. The good news is I am the best Chicken wrangler this side of the Pecos. ( A lot of people don't know that. I also have been know to round up the occasional emu) I ended up catchin the chickens by their little tails (The Hunter says I am like lighting) and tosses their little butts back in the coop. All without lettin the goats in the chicken pen. (Chicken chow is VERY bad for goats.) And I still made it where I was going on time.
So in the afternoon I took TLC to the marina to feed the ducks. (Like we don't have enough critters around here to feed. ) Our favorite girl Sweetie Pie came too. So here are our adorable children running around, I see TLC lean over and pick something up....Hmm. "Caca Mommy, Caca" I look down at what he is holding. It is a great big gooey, green glob of runny snot like goose poop. "Yuck Dude!" of course I left the diaper bag with the wipes in the truck. So here I am trying to wipe it off with a piece of drift wood (and not doing a very good job, wood does not a napkin make)before I pick him up or he decides to taste it. Not much grosses me out and this was so gross. And Sweeties pies Mommy just sat on the bench and laughed her butt off. Any way that was my day. I hope yours was better.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

The Aquarium

TLC and his cousin Sweetie Pie

It's very hard to take pictures of moving critters with a squirming toddler in one arm.

This is a Sea Dragon. They were my favorite.

So Michelle and I took TLC and her daughter (who is the same age as TLC) Sweetie Pie to the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

The Drive took us about two hours. The kiddos slept for about an hour on the way. The weather was divine.

The Aquarium never ceases to amaze me. I was hoping to see the Great White they had in their shark tank but unfortunately they had released it two days ago. Major Bummer. The did have some Hammer head sharks that were pretty cool. The Sea Horse exhibit was my favorite. They are so little. There were all kinds of different species and Kin as they called it. Sea Dragons, Snake fish. Very cool stuff. It doesn't look real. The colors and shapes of some of the fish and aquatic animals are like something from another world. I took some pictures but they don't even come close to how awesome the real deal is. Needles to say the kids had a blast. They had really cool stuff for the little kids upstairs too. Little splash areas and tunnels and glass bubbles that they can go under and water sprays them. The drive home did suck. Good old CA traffic jams. TLC had a major melt down for about an hour. Oh well We had fun anyway.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Gosh I am totally blushing.

So I guess I've been blogging for about a year. I have read some super blogs (super? Who am I? My Grandmother? May as well start saying words like "sharp" and "fetching"). There are a few that no matter how busy I am I make time to read. "Gizzards and Calf Fries" is on the top of the list. She has just surprised Lil ol me with an award.

please stop by and visit her. She is an exceptional photographer, and very funny

Now I am supposed to pass this award on....Hmmmm. Who should get it. There are so many funny bloggers out there. I might have to think on this one a while and get back to ya.

Also for any one who is interested, or may have noticed that I haven't been angry with The Hunter lately. I haven't talked to him in over a week. He is still in Idaho. I did talk to his mother yesterday who called me from Boise. He did get a Deer. Yeah! Go meat! I am sure you will get to see those great photos later. He should be back next week to give me more good stuff to blog about. It certainly gets quite around here with out him.


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The FamDamily

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The Men On the Mountain

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1st time at the beach

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TLC In Columbia CA