Always Making Something

Zombies in the Nursery

Zombies in the Nursery


Tuesday, July 31, 2012

A Simple Idea

Just an idea I wanted to share with all of you.
If you are like us, we have electronics piled up on one designated counter in the kitchen.  We call it the No Food Zone. If something spilled on this counter our lives would pass before us for sure.  When I was at the "HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH" for me. The DI, I saw this file or mail holder. I paid 75 cents for it. I thought it would work to hold the Ipads, Kindles, and phones to charge. It would keep them up off the counter and in the event of a weapon of mass destruction spilling they would be saved. You could also store the chargers when they are not in use.  All I need to do is give it a face lift or not. I would like to find an old metal one sometime that is a bit sturdier but for now this works for us.

Always Making Something............................

Zombie Chicken???

My sister Lori stopped by the other afternoon.  As she was leaving we glanced out the kitchen window at the garden. Noticing that the it was heavy laden with ripe tomatoes and overly large squash.  Since Lori knew that my hubby would not be around for a few days she offered to go out and pick.  I stood on the patio while she worked on the veggies. After getting all of the ripe vegetables into a basket she walked over to the Chicken Coop to have a look at the Girls.
We only counted five, Hmmm  we have six.  Sooo,  I walked over to the coup, there she was in the box but she was just laying there with her head to one side. " I think she's dead" Lori said in a whisper. I don't know why she whispered, it was just her and I and the girls.  I did not want to, but I walked into the pen and closer to the nesting box, I touched her, nothing, I shook her a bit, her head was flopping but know signs of life.  I started to think hubby left at 9am he fed them it was 2pm and rigger had not set in yet. Kinda like chicken CSI, I was a bit proud of myself, WOW maybe I missed my calling.  Well any way, I walked out of the pen and closed the gate. " I'll call Eddie and tell him, good thing the trash comes tomorrow". I told Lori to take all of the garden goodies home with her my counters were full so she loaded up and we waived to each other. I ran into the bathroom to heavily disinfect my hands of any dead chicken icky, yucky what ever. You get the Idea. EWWWWWW.
I called Eddie and told him the discovery.  He informed me that this particular hen had been broodie for a few days and he made her come out to eat that morning, she was fine. Evidently she must have just crossed over.  He said he would take care of the body when he got home. I had forgotten that it was his early day so he would be home by 4pm. Only 2 hours. I could handle that.
Eddie gets home and gets the chicken body bags out. Well WALMART BAGS, out he goes to bag up the remains.  When he comes back in he is singing "How Great Thou Art"  he also had the grocery bags in his hand. (I threw them away).  I asked him what was going on why are you singing that song. He informed me that I Am A Child Of God  really did not fit the occasion.  "The chicken funeral?" I asked. "No, No funeral" he said. "Why did you bring those bags back in" I asked getting a little ticked off about the bags being back in the house.  "The chicken my dear has not expired, she is Resurrected".  "Really?" I said " Yes" he laughed, "really". 
 So she is either Resurrected or a Zombie, I don't know but she is still laying eggs..................

Sunday, July 22, 2012


It has been a great month.  Our daughter in law and 4 grandchildren were here  with us for three weeks. We had so much fun and so much laundry. I would not trade one dirty towel for the best visit ever.  Laney was quite the character she was so excited to see her PaPa .  He was at work when they got here, so she had to wait all day before he came home.  He walked in the door with his hands full and she followed him all the way to the kitchen on his heels saying "Papa you little Papa you, you little Papa"  It was the cutest thing I have ever seen. When his arms were emptied she threw herself into him and there she stayed all evening.  How wonderful to be so loved.
The visit however was not without incident.  We hid all writing utensils, we thought.  Laney has pendar  she found a permanent marker.  Great..... she took the liberty to re decorate the laundry room.  I liked it the way I had it, but an up and coming decorator  thought other wise,  she felt that writing in hieroglyphics in permanent marker on the freezer,hot water tank and my brand new washer was appropriate, the dryer was left out due to the stature of the artist.  In other words she could not reach it since it was stacked on top of the washer. my guess is that she loves new things. This summer the washer, last summer the new leather couch.  Mr Clean eraser did a great job on the appliances and the leather man had to come to take care of the couch.  It's all good!
I swear little girls are Hormonal from the day we are born.  Our grand daughter is no exception.  Her Highness Princess Laney Pharabee K. rules the ground YOU stand on!! Of course it is cute, NOW! just wait till she is 12. HAHAHAHAHA.
My son once said to me "I sure hope she doesn't break my heart"  to which I replied " You have a few years start working on it". 
Adam was sad to be alone for so long,  but it did him good.  He had a case he was working on and could not leave,  loneliness can make a man humble.
Sarah left here with a few bags of fabric (14 total).  Why have it if you can't share it Right?

Remember,  Always Making Something......................................

Friday, July 6, 2012

AND THE WINNER IS..............

I know that is a day late, my only excuse is that my grand children and daughter -  inlaw  are here from  Yuma  and we have been busy. Seems like we are always feeding someone The boys can eat a lot. That's Ok we are glad to do it.

So The Winner is...................... Connie from Crafty Home Cottage  Yeah!!!
Send me your info and email address and I will send your package out.  I hope you enjoy it.

Still Always Making Something............................