Saturday, August 30, 2008

buried under dirty laundry

We are back from the woods!!
We arrived at 2 AM this morning.
I have been buried under a pile of laundry,
it is better than doing the laundry in the lake on a rock
and 3 times in the lake hanging over the houseboat!!
One photo I did not get!

We did the Football draft for this year and now,

I am doing laundry again,
3 baskets, 3 comforters, 4 sleeping bags are still in the car!
So, I hope to be back on the bloggen trail soon.
This is the closest photo I could find to show my mood.


Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Sunday, August 17, 2008

cramming it in!

Something totally unplanned... A trip to the Renaissance Festival. We (the kids) enjoyed themselves a lot. I had "fun" watching them.
a flute player.
(she has been at the Arizona Festival)

My new challenge.... seriously, this is what I am going to sign up to learn this fall!!!

Balloon animals to go! K~

Thursday, August 14, 2008

My weekly Fear Factor

9' wing span
16 pound body
5' tall
13-3/4" bill.
The American White Pelican

All that stands between me and him..... a 6' net.

I had to hold it out so he could continually snap at it (and not me) while, one handed, I removed 3 pounds of dead fish from his pool, drain the pool, spray out his area, tip the pool, spray some more, fill the pool and put the 3 pounds of dead fish back.

And to think last week, I was thinking the gulls and green heron were intimidating.
Like I said.... my weekly Fear Factor.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

did you say something?

I went out to take some photos the other day, and most of the animals were looking at me..... K~

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


preparing and living all at the same time.
seconds after I had the counter sparkling!
Crazy boy puts himself to with puff.


mom, heidi, rick and bing - quite the 4 some.

God is reminding me that being selfless is a gift that is extremely special to others. I have been selfless, and although it comes with tension headaches and exhaustion, it is a very comforting state to be in. Thank you God for showing me this in the moment and not after. K~

Friday, August 08, 2008

Here's the story

Uncle Mike took the 3 kids to Valley fair for their birthday's. They had a BLAST, by the way. Uncle Mike and Father Rick were doing some kind of non communicating in the parking lot, Mike drove off, the camera fell (along with the suntan lotion and something else, the car kind of hit or rolled over the camera, camera works, but does not take photos. Rick: "I'm not buying a new one, you (me) can wait!" Me: " Oh yes I am! Tomorrow!" I got a very nice camera on sale at the W store. It is like my old one and very compatible. Rick and I are speaking again.
The Snapping Turtle Clawing!
day one. AAAHHH Pus Filled!
morning 2. Notice that it is raised funny and EXTREMELY RED!
We, me, are frantically cleaning and sanitising for my folks to come into town Saturday evening. The salt water tank got a new home and so did Ramses. It was Huge and FREE!! YEAH. He thinks he is super cool now.

Let the show begin. K~

Thursday, August 07, 2008

one way or another i'm gunna to git ya!

I started the night out learning how to care for a baby opossum. kind of not even cute when they are young.
Then I cleaned the flight room. There were a lot of baby and juvenile barn swallows in one of the sections. I had to save a few from getting too wet. They were so cute.
Lastly, be careful with what you become good at. I had to help clean the snapping turtles again. ie.... i got to lift all 8 of them (one at a time, of course)! I tell you, some are very feisty. As much as most of them tried, the face didn't get me but the claw did! I have a nice scratch across my right hand. It's getting a bit puffy this morning. I would show you, but ALAS, my camera was broken yesterday during a day with Rick and the kids at Valley fair. :-( no photos for today!!!

Tuesday, August 05, 2008


This is a bracelet that I got for my birthday from Marsha.
I just fell in love with it at the store and she remembered!!

Monday, August 04, 2008

I've fallen and I can't get up

I fell into a yarn obsession and I can't (or maybe I don't want) to get up. Every time I am extremely stressed, I get into an obsession. Usually it focuses around color. Beta fish, floss, clay, flowers, yarn....... I do see a pattern. This time it is yarn. I just love it and I keep just picking up a skein or 12 here and there. I have to stop due to not having ANY money to support this new obsession. But for now, I just sit in my yarn heap, LITERALLY, and contemplate the marvelous things I won't get around to creating. K~

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Circle me Bert

Rick made me a sign :-)
Hmmmm....... apple not too far from tree comes to mind.

The fam in all it's glory.

Up close :-) my favorite..... Joe Mauer #7Joe Nathan
S enjoying the ball game fare.
Notice the blue on the face from the cotton candy.

Game??? What game?
An official game ball from the game. The very nice security guard gave it to David!!!

Made it to Lund's (24 hour grocery store) in time for my yummy cake. Notice the lower right corner has a dent in it? Bing helped himself :-{ That dog!

It was a fun birthday and sitting in the front row left field was A LOT of fun!


Friday, August 01, 2008

nibbles the turtle

I finished my amigurumi turtle. His name is nibbles. K~