Always Making Something

Zombies in the Nursery

Zombies in the Nursery


Monday, July 22, 2013

Shake Off The Weekend And Make Something!!

So the weekend was kind of hard and I had my own little petty party.
To shake it off, I remade my BIG BEAUTIFUL POODLE, Isla.
I had this cute slightly larger than a lap quilt, that I picked up at the thrift store.
The bed is a PVC pipe and it is about 20 years old. It's from the show days, it is light and
easy to take with you so the dog can lounge between shows.
This will be this beds 4th make over.   So here goes the simple make over.
Step one the quilt
Cut the shape can you see the mistake?   I fixed it.
This is one happy POODLE
All 70# s  of her.  She got in bed and did not move.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Heaven Opened The Windows Poured Down Blessings

It has been a long time coming a very long time.
We have a grand daughter that we have never met.  Because she was born in a different country, and   lived there for all most all of her life.  She has been in this country for a year or so.
There is so much paperwork.  The country that she lived in had no way to produce a paternity test. That was the first thing that was done.  Then there is the court for custody and child support.

Today my son got to rap his arms around his 13 yr old daughter. I am sorry that we missed it, but there are 3 states involved. We have all had a face time, phone relationship, we had parameters we stayed in with our son's permission.

She is Beautiful and kind and an only child until today.  Today she is the oldest child with 3 brothers and a little sister that will give her a RUN for the money.

The other 4 are excited to meet her.  I am afraid little sister will have green eyes when it comes to sharing Daddy.  I think that a Tea Party will help

Let the FUN begin................................  Thank You Heavenly Father.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013


  We lost our 15 yr old Standard Poodle last week. We miss him so m
  R I P Jacky boy. You are loved and missed.  Till we meet again.
                                                       August 6,1998 to July 1, 2013
                                                                        "Just Jack"

Jack was a great friend his father won Best in Breed at Westminster 2 times Jack was never shown because of his tail set. He lived a life of leisure and passed on with dignity and Grace.


Most people look at me strangely when I say that Fraze.  My whole family used it the growing up and my daughter in law and my sisters all say it.  We all grew up in the Mid West may be it is a term that is more commonly used in that part of the country. When we lived in North Dakota Minot more specifically, the people said" Oh for cute or Oh for Funny, Uffta and don't ya know"  Anyway that is not at all what This Post is about, So I will get right to it.

Sitting on the back patio at dusk Sunday evening suddenly there was a lot of scurrying about the lower yard and the chicken coop. The girls had all ready put themseves to roost for the night.  We stood up and took a closer look and EWW, YUCK RATS!! I have never seen a rat in my 59 years even on the farm in North Dakota or when we had a barn and horses in West Point near the Great Salt Lake. Never, never, never ever.  I was almost weak in the knees. Now we live right in the center of town. Hubby got out the BB gun that the boys must have had growing up. That was a disaster almost like "The Christmas Story".  The shot gun would have gotten him arrested. although our son killed a raccoon on the front porch when we lived in WP right by the lake. Not a neighbor noticed.  A 38 cal Ah NO! might kill someone in the next neighborhood. This is where it comes in "Oh for cry'n Pete"  What next.  So I made an executive decision.  Here goes. We had been talking about replacing the Hens because they were almost 3 and not laying very well, and hubby wanted to re construct the coop.  So we bought an air rifle and gave the hens to a friend that just wanted to enjoy them.
Tonight my hubby went all "Si Robertson" on us. He was out laying on the patio that is about 2ft off the ground, with the night vision scope waiting for the rodent dance to begin. Now I always tease him and tell him he is a perpetual 12 yr old.  Well He Is!  running around the yard trying to see what the best angle would be. BUT when he said he was going on the roof to shoot rats down the yard all I could see was a SWAT Truck out in front of the house with men in black and big florescent Yellow letters on their backs, vests and helmets and Automatic weapons.   I took the gun away.
I let his adrenalin drain while eating a sugar free Popsicle, orange not red.  Then we made another plan. Tomorrow we will fill the holes with rat pellets and steel wool.   Oh and no more playing Army in the yard with a high power air gun.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Visits Come and Visits Go

The AZ K's were here for two weeks.  We always love it when the kids come they are so much fun.
We did a few things with them. We took a day trip and they swam in a lake,went to the happiest place on earth. (For Sarah and I) the D I. the kids love it too. Of Course we went to the show to see "Despicable Me 2" we all had a good time. I could not wait for it to be over. SHHHHH I don't want anyone to know.
The 4th was Grand we went to my sister  Lisa's house too much good food.  They had the best surprise dor the kids.  My brother in law had gotten each of the kids a bag full of Fire Works.
The boys were thrilled and Laney too. It was the best display ever.  Every neighbor put on an aerial display it went on for hours.
Two weeks is not really a long time, but the time came for them to pack the  Van and go back To YUMA.  12 hr trip and they will be home. Most of the trip is in the desert.
Scares me a little for it to be just Sarah and the kids.  Before they left we had a prayer.
Daddy was so happy to get his family back.  He gave us a call to let us know they made back home safely Oh and by the way the kids are full of LICE AGAIN!!  I totally tried not to loose my mind I was ready to scream and set the house on FIRE. My husband calmed me down while we looked like 2 Chimps going over each other.  Daddy swore it had to come from Utah. We had not a nit any where we still bagged everything up sprayed RID over the beds washed and washed.
It just so happened we had hair appointments the next day. The Hairdresser (Julie) looked us over good. She saw nothing no where no how.  We still are doing what the internet said to do.  They have been gone for 8 days and counting, so far so good.  I swear if I get one of those things on me I might have to go to the 5th floor at the U of U.  Oh, I was just informed they have them there too.

Never Mind.............................                                                                         My little Bugs