Sunday, January 30, 2011

Latest Creation

This sold before I could post it to my Etsy store but I wanted to share.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Further proof my cats love me....

Today I found this little tuft of hair shaped like a heart made of cat hair.  Kinda gross, yet kinda sweet, wouldn't you say?  This is a photo of the front and back. How long do you think it took them to make that for me?  Long hours, up late into the night I suppose.....

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Snow and Train Whistles

This morning I was awoken by my little dog like every morning.  Actually it was the 3rd time she had gotten me out of bed to let her out.  I joke that she is wearing me down to take me with her when she goes to heaven someday.  It was after I was up this 3rd and final time that I realized there was the sound of the train whistle in the far distance and the beautiful blanket of snow on the ground.  We have had several inches (now starting to look like a few feet) of snow for days now, but this morning was the first time that I really took in all the peace and beauty it holds.  Snow is wonderful if you don't have to be out in it.    There is something soothing about a train whistle also.  Snow and the train whistle just kind of go together well.  That is, if you don't live right next to the RR tracks.  We did when we first got married.  I swear it took YEARS off my life.  The train would come through town and BLAIR that horn and sometimes I would hop up on the bed (actually on the mattress, thinking I was on the floor) ready to run.  My husband always woke up in the nik of time and said, "Stacey, your standing up in bed, lay down before you get hurt".  The train would torment me like this at least 3-4 times a night. 

I would just like to state for the record....if I die from heart disease it will be the trains fault. 

Friday, January 21, 2011

Random Facts about Me

I love to sleep with the windows open and the fan on. Nothing is better than a cool breeze.

I cry when I'm angry

I collect.

I like to learn and try new things.

Shopping has always been a form of therapy for me.

I have faith in God.

I'm allergic to penicillin and codeine

My head spins all the time with ideas.

I love to travel.

I miss riding in the back of a pick up truck.

My dogs have been Buddy, Poochie, Duke and Valentine

I wanted to be a teacher or a veterinarian.

I am a Registered Veterinary Technician.

I don't feel my age.

I really like pie crust.

I worry about my children.

I'm deeply in love with my husband.

I like to fish (but don't like baiting my hook or taking the fish off)

I'm drawn to water.

I have trouble staying up late.

I get my feelings hurt easily.

I was a single mom for 6 years.

I loved school and still have many friends from those days.

I have NEVER liked liver or onions

I love history and antiques

I am the family historian

I take a ton of photographs

I've had a crush on Clint Eastwood since 2nd grade.

I want to be a world traveler!

I wish I was a cowgirl

I have really ugly feet

My cats have been Sebastian, Benji, Lamar, Missy, and Ali

I want to move one more time in my lifetime.

I think snow is pretty to look at but I don't like to be out in it.

I have pretty handwriting (which I get from my mom)

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Getting So Big!

I love being a Grandma!  Colton is so funny at this age.  He is still not walking but climbing everything.  Climbed out of his crib already!  What does that say about a child?  They climb before they walk? 

I'm ready for him to start saying real words so I can repeat those cute little sayings that come out of the mouths of babes. 

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Check out my interview!

I think this lady's blog will really take off!  She is very professional and organized with great ideas.  Here is a link to my interview on her blog.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

How the year is going so far....

Here we are already mid-January 2011 and this is my life so far.
  • Working ALOT, too much really! Between my full time job as a Registered Veterinary Technician/Manager and my Etsy store and just keeping the house clean (well, picked-up) I feel like I'm moving constantly!  We have been fairly busy at work too which is unusual for winter so I should consider myself lucky.  At least I am employed at a stable business. 
  • I'm day 9 now without my usual caffeine.  I decided to get rid of it and honestly, I do feel better.  Not as achy.  I had a headache for 3 straight days when I stopped! That stuff can't be good for us!  I still crave an occasional soda or tea but I am doing well and saving money.  I don't really want the non-caffeine drinks as much so I'm not buying one every morning on my way to work.  Saving about a $1 per day so far. 
  • My oldest son talked to me about moving back home.  We love having an empty nest.  Our kids are 25,24,21.  I told him there would be some ground rules AND that I would want a plan, and a date of when he would be moving out. Like 3 months or 6 months.  He didn't like all this and got defensive and said, "There are other people I can live with".  I just calmly said, "Well Okay then."  He needs to start acting like a grown up.  Right now, it's still all about the party.  Honestly, these days, he makes me crazy.
  • I've been babysitting my 16 month old grandson on almost all my free time off.  He is still not walking or talking but he was a late crawler too.  I have a ton of fun with him.  He is kissing now and you know Grandma loves that!
  • Found out I am taking wedding photographs in April.  I really HATE taking wedding photographs.  I guess because I don't feel like I am the best with a camera when it comes to important action shots.  I can get some great shots when I'm playing around or of staged things like senior pics, engagement, etc.  It's those "moment" pictures that people count on that scare the hell out of me.  What if I miss the kiss?  Then what?  What if I lose all the pictures before they get their copies?  Too many what if's.  It's family so I feel forced into it, which actually I was...I told them no several times and they kept saying you will do fine and you will save them so much money and they just pretended I never said no.  I should learn to be more assertive in 2011.
  • Speaking of photography I really, really want to raise the money and go on this trip.  It looks amazing!  It is also very expensive (for my budget but I don't think for what your getting).  I have a year.  Maybe if my Etsy shop does SUPER DUPER well?  There is always hope.  :)
  • In Missouri we are having a mild winter.  It's cold but no snow or rain really.  This winter does not seem as depressing as last winter at least! 68 days till spring I think.
  • Jim and I have seen 2 movies this year.  Tron and The Fighter.  I really like The Fighter but sometimes it was hard to understand what they were saying. 
That is all for the 9 days of 2011.  I'm sure I'm forgetting something important.  I do hope to blog more as I let my blog suffer last year, but no promises!  It's too early in the New Year and I really am bad at resolutions! 

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!!

Valentine is 17 years old today!!  Happy Birthday to my old dog and Happy New Year that she is still doing great~ just a puppy with a sore back and a hobble but otherwise a great sport at still playing dress up for my camera.  xxoo to all our fans.  May you have many smiles in 2011 and even more blessings.