Monday, August 31, 2009

The Destroyer

How does this sweet innocent little face . . . . . . .
turn into this destructive wild thing?

I see toilet paper scattered everywhere. . . hair equipment cord on the floor . . . and looks like that's not all. Molly is left alone all day while Jennifer is at work. She is usually put in her doggie house because she is known to be a destroyer at times. But some magical way she opens her doggie house door and escapes. And this is what Jennifer comes home to on occasion. Never really knowing what she will find when she gets home. And never really knowing if Molly escaped her doggie house during the day.

Memo to Molly: sometimes we just don't need to come home to a messy house at 5pm. We may have company, you know!


Thursday, August 27, 2009

It's a Party

Barb at Vista Bella is hosting
"Show Us Your Roosters" Blog Party.
So come on in and see my Roosters on display.

This pretty pair sit perched up on a top cabinet
in front of a magnolia picture.
I can even serve up some dessert
in my hand painted Rooster dessert plates.
There are only 2 but they make a cute dish
for serving up a morning breakfast
with a nice hot cup of coffee .
I took at look at my line-up of cookbooks.
Aand to my surprise I have a Rooster cookbook,
"Feeding the Flock".

Thank you for stopping by.
Go here to check out the other rooster parties going on.


Sunday, August 16, 2009

All washed up

A hot summer August day, working up a sweat, running here and there. We are drinking water, running water, using water constantly all day.

Trent's home. He's got a dirty truck, with a truck load of dirty laundry.
He's washing his truck inside and out. And I'm washing the laundry.

Molly also dropped by with Jennifer. She needs a bath, too. So in the tub she goes. She comes out so clean, fluffy, and smelly good!
We gotta eat you know. Then there's a sink of dirty dishes to wash.

Stop and think how much water a household uses in one day. It's just non stop, if you are actually doing something around the house. Our water is not measured by a water bill. We have a private water well. So I feel like "free" water all day. Even though Larry tells me it cost electricity to run the pump, that pulls the water from the ground, that fills the water tank that supplies the kitchen and the bathroom and the outside faucets. Ok, don't use the water unnecessary is the moral to this.

But, with the 3 hurricanes swirling out there, we should definitely have no shortage of water in the ground.


Thursday, August 13, 2009

Water globes

They really work! You've seen them on tv, you've seen them on coupon mailer advertisements, and in specialty catalogs. Well, I was gifted a set. And I must say I am impressed and I need more.

First, they are very pretty. Such a colorful. dainty, hand blown, glass object. I tried them and I liked them.
Since I only had 2 to begin with, I bought 2 more. I had to choose the plants to save thru this drought of a 101 degree summer. So I choose this plant as one. Don't know the name right off, but this plant is like 8 years old. I'm serious, it is that old. I worked at a plant nursery by my house for a couple summers 8 years ago and I salvaged this plant from the dumpster. Some winters it died really bad, but came back in the spring. I have taken runners off and started new plants from it.

So this is it during this hot summer with the water globe down in the plant. You can't even see the water globe now.

Just fill the water globe, carefully stick in the soil, and forget watering it for about 5-10 days, depending on the weather.

All the plants I used the water globes with flourished thru out the hot weather. I didn't even think about watering them. They never even looked droopy dry. I would just pass them up with the water hose and just water those that did not have a water globe. And practically everyday they had to be watered.

And none of my glass water globes are broken either. To me that is a miracle. I will definitely get more!!!

Fill it, Stick it, and Forget it!!


Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Give away

Barb at Bella Vista is having a fantastic giveaway. Plus she has a great blog. Go visit and sign up. I'll try not to cry if you win instead of me. She also has a cute party coming up soon too. Her give-aways are in this picture I borrowed from her.