Monday, August 12, 2013


Okay, so get this (you know a story's good when it starts like that!)...

You know how there are things that you just, you'll just NEVER forget?  I experienced that yesterday.  I went to let my dogs out at 9 in the morning.

I have a German Shepherd and a Pug.  I love them both very much and I know they love me.  Every morning as soon as I wake up, I'm greeted by two dogs excited for the day and just happy I'm awake, or happy for food, I like to think they're excited about me.  I make them sit at the door and wait for me to get to the stairs, then I wave them through.  Every morning, the same thing.  I wait until they're at the bottom of the stairs and then I go down the stairs as well.  My Pug running to meet me at the top of the stairs, then down the stairs, then meeting me where I'm at again, then down the stairs, then meeting me again, then down the stairs, until I'm finally all the way at the bottom.

I grab my Shepherd's tie out and attach it to her, then I attach my Pug's.  I make them sit down and then I open the back door.  I am hit with a smell...not just any smell.  A smell so foul it actually made me gag.  I turned to look outside and there it is, on my fence.  A thick, brown, vertical smear with a pile on the ground.  The coup de grace?  A sock.  A sock bunched up and with a matching brown stain.  I wave my dogs outside so that they can do their business while I try to rationalize what I've just discovered.

My neighbor used my fence to prop himself up while he took a dump on the ground, then wiped with a sock and LEFT IT THERE.  This is the caliber of people I deal with while living on a military installation.  Apparently there's trash everywhere you go.

I really expected better from the military and I really hope it only gets better from here.  I just got off the phone with the military housing office here because I will be damned if it falls on ME to clean it up.

Friday, August 9, 2013

I Just Blue Myself! There's Gotta Be a Better Way to Say That...

I wanted to dye my hair.  So I decided to take my two year old with me to pick the color out.  I was looking at blonde or a natural red.  My son comes over to me with blue and says, "Mommy, this."  I haven't had an unnatural color since I was a teenager, so I figured, why not?  I dyed my hair and when I came out of the bathroom, my son screamed in excitement and started running around me saying, "Mommy, Mommy, Mommy!"

I guess my blue hair makes him happy?  I went to go buy a couple more boxes so that I can keep up on it...and my son brings me purple and says, "Mommy, this."  So I have some purple on standby for whenever the blue washes out some more.

My son and daughter are my world...I can't wait for the days when I'm dying THEIR hair weird colors (if they take after me, that is).


I've been going through my pantry and getting rid of dry goods that are expired or getting ready to expire.  Our power went out for over 24 hours a couple weeks ago and I had to throw out all the food in my fridge and freezer, so I guess it got me inspired to clean up my pantry as well.  I found 4 boxes of white cake mix that are all going to expire in the next month.  Who needs 4 boxes of cake mix?  I guess I did.  I used one up this afternoon to make a dumpcake.  Yeah, I know you are supposed to use yellow, but white mix is just fine, too.

I found a bunch of jello that's going to go bad in a couple months as well, so whenever the dump cake is gone, I'm making "poke cake."  I am making fruit punch and lime poke cake.   SO MUCH BAKING UNDERWAY...I'm gonna be fat!

It's okay, though.  I've worked my butt off (literally!) and lost 60 pounds, so a little bit of cake is just fine :)

I haven't been stitching Bambi lately.  I made a couple magnets for my fridge.  I made Kickle Cubicle, a Shyguy, a Snifit, and Bub & Bob.  I need more canvas though.  MUST MAKE MORE MAGNETS!  Lol  Anyway, I'm off, just a random post to assure I'm still alive ;)  Happy stitching, everyone.