Thursday, August 21, 2008

The first crop!

Our grandson was so excited tonight because his Papa told him that we needed to pick the first pumpkin because it had been orange for about 2 weeks and had not grown anymore and was afraid it might rot lying on the ground.

So he took off down the yard, picked it, then took it straight to his GiGi!

It's such a small, simple thing ~ but means the world to Gigi and Reade is a proud farmer!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Random Prattle

Did anyone see the interview of Cris Collinsworth with Bob Costas last night (Wednesday)? Collinsworth was sharing with Costas about his interview with Jason Lezak. Lezak was the last swimmer of the four man US team that won the Men's 400 meter relay photo finish rave. First, Cris asked Lezak if his inspiration came from the desire to help Michael Phelps achieve his gold medal goals. With finesse and grace, Lezak answered that he did not do it for Phelps, but for the team. Come on Collinsworth, give Lezak his due!

THEN, Collinsworth stated to Costas that he "swum" his best that night. Now please don't get me wrong here ~ I am by NO MEANS an expert, and swum is in the dictionary, but not always an accepted past tense for swim. Usually swam is used.

When I asked hubby and our friend who was staying with us tonight if swum was the correct word to use, here is the answer I received. "Sure swum is a word, you know, you better run fast cause here come a swum of bees," hubby said (you have to say that line with an accent like Jeff Foxworthy or someone to make it as funny as it seemed at 11:00 pm tonight).

The friend staying with us shared on her blog about how tired we were/are and how it contributed to her big faux pas in her presentation today at work ~ ". . . on the opposite ends of the speculum". Obviously meaning spectrum!!!!! Reminded us the other night that I told her I was going to talk to my doctor about a hysterectory! Could that be the name of the textbook for a hysterectomy????

We are also tired because I FINALLY painted the first coat of paint on our kitchen walls tonight and she stayed to help!!! I cannot thank her enough!!! It looks great and I will post some before and after pics in a few days. Still needs a second coat and then I gotta clean up the mess.

I warned you in the title this post was prattle ~ but all these things were hilarious to us in our current state of busy days at work, coming home to a DIY (which no longer means do it yourself, but Dumb Idiot You) project, and staying up late AGAIN!!!!!!

Goodnight peeps ~ tomorrow at work could be interesting!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Do It Yourself

I'm not sure who came up with the Home Depot / Lowes home improvement, we can help, yada, yada, yada do it yourself concept, but if they were close to me right now, they would soon find out I DO NOT agree!!!!! Whatever happened to the "call the professional" concept??????

As mentioned in precious posts we put new counter tops and flooring in our kitchen. It is beautiful and I love the new stuff. But as most people know, the more things you do, the more things you find need to be done. The wall colors and wallpaper did not compliment the new floor and counter tops, so I had some great plans.

To tell you all I've done to the walls in my kitchen would take a much longer post than I want to do, but believe me when I tell you, it has been an experience and a lesson in patience to say the least.

Next time ~ we're callin' the pro!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

The Pumpkin Patch

Our grandson and his GG's pumpkin patch is gone WILD!!! We have two maturing pumpkins on the vine and some small possible ones! One is turning orange and the other is still green. The vine, as you can see in the pictures, is growing like a weed.

Our grandson looks at the pumpkin and exclaims, "Whoo-hoo, can't wait for punkin' pie"! We all think this is a hoot because he's NEVER had pumpkin pie!!!