Wednesday, July 30, 2008


This is called Melange' and whenever I need a bit of help in the artistic mojo department I find myself here.

It's located in my community in Sunnyside, Wa.

The following pictures are the displays and beautiful things I cannot help myself from purchasing from time to time. If you are ever in the area I suggest you check this little treasure out.

I love finding places that are so fun to explore. I find it that much more rewarding when I can find them in my own back yard.
Things have been a bit busy around my house with Mike still recovering from surgery; so I have been enjoying a few minutes stopping by Melange' for some of the most heavenly homemade chocolate. It is amazing how a bit of chocolate can make your whole day. I guess it must be a girl thing.

Monday, July 28, 2008

The Rant

This link is something I would like you to check out. I want everyone to be aware of this. You also need to know that I am not affiliated with CHA in anyway. Saying this I am in business although in a very different field. I am in total agreement with what this lady has to say. You cannot be a supplier and a distributor. Basically competing with your customers. I am very frustrated with how this will effect the small business person. Please follow the link and please contact CHA and tell them of your displeasure. DO NOT attend this. Please support your local stores. It is hard enough to do business as it is without the people you are buying from competing against you.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

War of the Roses

Well, I must say it happend as I perdicted; although, it took a couple of days longer. Instead of the knock down happening on Monday it happened on Tuesday. Mike had a bit of a rough patch on Monday. Tuesday he began feeling quite chipper. I knew he was going to push it and he did. He pulled weeds in the early morning, then late morning (the fight began) he went to work. This was a huge no no. But, does he listen to me NO. So come Thursday he is still a hurting unit. Do I feel sorry for him NO. I am still too mad. He hung up the phone on me Tuesday late morning when I told him not to go to work. He was sure the Truss Plant would not be there by the time he was released by the doctor. So between Friday and Tuesday Mike found time to get his PHD in medicine. Yes, I am as shocked as you are. Now, being pissed is putting it very mildly (me being the pissed off person). Anyway it is now Thursday and he is still a bit green around the gills. But, he is healing well though, tires easily. Now reading this you would think that I am not very caring about how he is fairing. But, the problem is, Mike starts to feel just a teeny tiny bit better and off to the races he goes. Then he is totally confused when he causes something to not heal correctly. He is very difficult to control when he gets bored. Although he did have a small set back he is doing much better. I am very relieved to see him moving about without a lot of pain.

As you can see in the photo he is enjoying the attention the pup's are bestowing on him. Now, he has a doctor's appointment tomorrow and I must say I am a bit disappointed that I won't be able to go with him and play the nark. Oh well I felt very rightous when I got to tell him I told you so on Tuesday evening and Wednesday afternoon and again this Thursday evening. I guess I will just have to make due with that.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

The surgery

I have not had a chance to update the blog there has just been to much going on. The exciting news at my house is Mike is having surgery tomorrow morning at 6:00 a.m. for double hernia. He is one of the special ones who has two hernia's instead of the usual one. Now I know he will be fine but I am a bit nervous. You would think after his allergy problems, surprise emergency flight over to Harbor View a few years back that I would be use to this; but I guess you never get "use to this" when it is someone you love.

After the surgery he will be quiet and sleepy. Following directions being the "good boy". BUT, come Monday (which I am already hoping does not come) that will be a brand new story. It will be war of the Roses; No more along the lines of world war 3 around here. He will hate sitting and resting and doing what the doctor told him; NOTHING. He will want to go to work, he will want to do something. I don't know if they will allow him to drive or not. If they say no driving I will need to steal his keys. I will then take him to work after we have a small arguement where I tell him I don't think it is a good idea. I will give in because he will threaten to walk to work. So, being the wonderful wife that I am I will drive him to work. After an hour or so he should call me ready to come home. Complaining all the way because he will have over done it. Old story, but one that seems to keep being written around here.

I am changing the subject for now. I am sure through the following weeks (6 to be exact) I will be filling you in on all the exciting battles that will be going on around here.

I am finding that my unorganized ways are just not cutting it any more. I am falling behind on Murphy's training. Did that ever show up in training this afternoon. (A story for another time, to irritating to go into right now) I am not getting the projects I want to complete or even start. My house is not getting the painting done that it needs. I am finding I am spending money unnecessarily purchasing organizational tools when all I really need to do is THROW AWAY. I am such a collector. It is so disgusting. I hate this about myself. No matter the classes I take, the promises I make myself. I am still a collector (prefer the term to pack rat). I have invested in books, classes, lectures from The Mom. Lectures from The Mike. I cannot tell you the amount of money I have thrown away trying to learn to be organized not just with stuff but with time. So, I have decided that since Mike will be laid up and stuck at home I will take the time to get myself in gear and get organized. I figure that way he will not be the only one grumpy around here. We can make each other miserable. Misery loves company right? Well misery is going to live here for awhile. I cannot take this not getting anything done because I cannot find something.

Now, this is a very boring post I know. To those that know my husband this will give you a bit of an update on what is going on with him. I will post the exciting adventures we no double will be having in the follow weeks. I am also working on some more projects. I will post them in my flickr gallery. Hopefully by the end of August early September I will have my Etsy shop open. That alone should get me motivated enough to get organized.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

This is my wonderful brother in law Dave. While he was on a business trip he returned with this delicious purse for me. It looks just like a carpet bag. Is he not just awesome. Jill (girl with back turned) did a good job picking out such a great guy to join our family.

The purse!!
Cannot get enough of it!!

Love, Love, Love it.

Now I must apologize for not keeping up the blog. I have been in Disney land (as you see the photo's below) and

am just getting back into the swing of work, laundry, getting photos developed and so on.

This is one of the floats in the parade. Is it not amazing. The colors, smoke coming up from the Calderon.

Another float. It was around 89 degrees and then add the humidity. I could not believe those character's in the costumes. They where dancing around with smiling faces as if they did not feel the heat. So beautiful, and lively. I have only been back a couple of days and I already want to go back. Just with less heat and a bit less people.

With it being the 4th of July I don't know what I expected. But, no matter it was great and I highly suggest everyone going at least once every year. Just to get back in touch with your inner child. There is nothing so joyful then seeing little children looking up at these character's clapping their little hands. It truly is the most magical place. Even if you are not a child you can't help but revisit the child who lives in all of us.

This is my sweet husband Mike it was his first visit to Disney land. We are waiting in line for the Pirates of the Caribbean ride.

The Pirates of the Caribbean is his favorite movie so we all where very excited for him to get to ride the inspiration for the movie series. He said it was all that and more. Mike is a very serious guy so seeing him loosen up and smile the whole time we where there was just great. I could not have asked for a better vacation. Not to mention having my sister, her husband and Deric my nephew completed an absolutely wonderful time. Cannot wait for next year guys.