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Daily Archives: 26 August 2008

Bloggy Award and a New Widget

My online gal pal, Laura, at Still Crazy After All These Years has honored me with another award and proved just how insane sweet she really is. 

I’m very honored that she did this….again!!  We’ve known each other quite sometime online.  I read her blog on a daily basis.  Ok, it’s more than daily, but it is as time permits and that usually means getting caught up late at night!!  HAHA  She’s the one I feel is deserving of the “I love (heart) your blog” award!!

Now it’s my duty to share the blog love.  The rules of this award are:

1. The winner can put the logo on his/her blog.

2. Link the person you received your award from.

3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.

4. Put links of those blogs on yours.

5. Leave a message on the blogs of the people you’ve nominated.

So now with the rules of blog love posted, I must list my nominees.  This is never easy for me.  However, without further ado, I’d like to share the blog love with:

1.  Annette at Under the Loupe

2.  Christina at Mustard Seeds

3.  Tiffanie at Three Peas in a Pod

4.  Lorri fellow Army wife at The Mac and Cheese Chronicles

5.  Angie at Many Little Blessings



HHMMMM  Ok, I’m going to have to break the rules just a bit!!  LOL  I’m going to leave it with those 5, unless I can narrow my choices down even more.  My problem is that I like too many blogs!!

{Thanks my fans and Laura…..takes a bow and walks off into the setting sun….}


Oh crap!!  I forgot about my new widget!!  HAHA  If you check out my side column, you’ll see a new widget over there.  It’s called ShoutBox.  If you get the notion to “talk” to me messenger style, just click that link and it’ll open up to the chat box.  Feel free to leave me a message and I promise to get back to you as soon as I can.  NOTE:  This does NOT replace the comment love that I so do adore and thrive on!!  So, give me a SHOUT!!

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Miss K-ism and a Science Experiement

In order for you to understand this whole situation, I’m going to have to give you some background.  Miss K is the owner of an insect cage/house.  It’s just one of those sets that you get at Wal-Mart with a plastic frame covered in screen with a clear sliding door.  It comes complete with a magnifying glass, flashlight and a couple other “gadgets”.  Thanks to the man, she’s also the proud owner of a rolly polly playground.  This also comes from Wal-Mart and was purchased by dad because, well, when he’s home he’s often as much kid as she is.

So to set the scene, I tell her last night to go outside with the dogs and make sure that they go potty.  She tells me how much she doesn’t like it out there when it’s dark, but it falls on deaf ears.  Next thing I know, she’s bounding in the house…

K:  Mom, I found the hugest rolly polly for the playground!

me:  (thinking:  great)  where’s the dogs?

K:  oh, I left them out there.  I’ll go get them and be right back.

me:  good idea little girl

K:  (bounding back in the house)  Momma, I found 2 more  with all this dirt.

me:  what dirt and why?

K:  oh no, I lost one SOMEPLACE

me:  I suggest you put on all the lights in the house and find it before I do

K:  (she comes back with a defeated look on her face)  it’s no place to be found, but I probably dropped it outside.  I really need to take care of these though.  (she runs off to get the rolly polly playground and puts the dirt and rolly pollys init)  Momma, I’ll be right back, they need some grass (sound of the back door closing)  there, that didn’t take long.

me:  what’s that pink thing in there?

K:  oh, that’s just one of the dog dishes for my Barbies.  I mean come on Momma, they need water you know

me:  take care of these and get to bed NOW, you’re already late (she scampers off laughing)

So tonight, I’m sitting on the front steps watching hubby tear the back of his car apart.  Miss K is playing on her scooter and just being a kid.  There’s little conversations that go on.  Suddenly….

K:  oh Momma, I know what I’m going to do!

me:  what now?

K:  I’m going to put my rolly polly playground in the bug house so that they can have a house and a playground.

me:  ah, no you’re not.  They don’t need it and it won’t fit.

K:  you’re just no fun, it will to and the playground is too small.

me:  you’ve been told (to her runningoff and the sound of much shuffling coming from the garage….she runs right past me to the hose)  NOW what are you doing?

K:  I have to clean it out.  I can’t believe you don’t get it mother.  It’s too small, this will be their house and I’ll fill it with dirt and grass, then they’ll have their playground too and they can have so much fun.

me:  they’re bugs and I’m telling you it’s not going to work (water spraying in the background) I’m going to dump the rolly pollys out and see if they’re alive

K:  alright, but I think they’re dead, but you can do it if you want cause that’s ok cause I was going to dump it anyways and maybe by the time you do that, you’ll GET IT!  (I’m chuckling pretty hard by now because she insists that I just “don’t get it”)

me:  they’re fine, they were just hiding in the dark cool spot under the playground (she yells to daddy)

K:  daddy, I don’t know how to turn this off, which way does it turn (her fingers are up like a prissy and she’s tiptoeing around the wet grass)

the man:  to the right, you should know that

K:  (laughing)  daddy, I just can’t get it, I think I need help  {I’m seeing a huge play going on here}

the man:  (walking over  SUCKER)  I told you to the right, but somehow I think I’m going to get sprayed  (walks back to his car)

K:  no really daddy, I can’t get it, it seems to go on more, please daddy just show me

the man:  (walks back toward her  BIGGER SUCKER and I’m laughing as he grabs the hose before she can and he shuts it off)  see, I told you it was to the right, now it’s off

K:  YAY!!  (jumping up and down and laughing)  he did it for me….he did it FOR ME and now my hands aren’t dirty!!!!

Did I say SUCKER!?!?!  HAHA

Meantime, she ended up quite frustrated.  Although she attempted several times, the rolly polly playground did NOT fit into the bug house.  I believe I received an evil eye too.

me:  I told you it wouldn’t fit, but then again, I just don’t get it

K:  oh MOTHER (deep sigh)  Thinking back on history, I think I’ve played this line out a few times!!

So hubby is putting everything back together and I tell him it’s about time for dinner.  We chat a bit as he’s puttingstuff away in the garage.  I hear Miss K giggling and “gross”ing.  All of a sudden, they’re in front of me.

the man:  here’s the science experiment that you asked me for

me:  yes, but this one is bloody

the man:  what more do you want?  it’s a dead mouse, I probably set something on him…just cut that sucker up!

me:  (staring at it in fascination along with K)  I can’t use this (I reach down and flip it over with the pliers)  it’s guts are missing….it’s got decomp going on.  Just what do you think we’ll see if we cut it open?

the man:  only you’d want a dead mouse to see the insides of

me:  well, it’s not really a science lab without the INSIDES!!  {DUH!!}

It really was a cute little thing, but it was no good to me.  I need to be able to dissect it.  If the bugs have already started eating it, not much for us to look at.  Oh, the background on that is that the other night, hubby came home and told me that they’d caught a good size mouse in the barracks.  His battle buddy didn’t have the heart to kill it, so he took it off the sticky mouse trap and released it outside.  I told hubby to tell his buddy that I was mad at him.  Hubby said why and I told him that we needed a mouse to be able to dissect and I need on in good shape and I’m not buying one.

Is everyone grossed out yet??  HAHAHAHA  I have a web cam, I can always broadcast the dissection for you!!  Anyone hungry??

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