Sunday, September 30, 2007

Hi Again

Tomorrow is October, and since this week promises to be crazy with things like hair coloring, furnace cleaning and broken arm pin pulling, I thought I'd post today since all today holds in store is buying toilet paper, taking down my dead fuschias for winter, and going through my mail.

The fun never stops.

Yesterday I was supposed to do a bunch of these things but I ended up talking on the phone most of the day. My best friend Tami called from Maine, that was an hour. Then I called my good friend Dennise who lives in the other Washington three time zones away, that was an hour and a half. My dear old friend Flo from Portland called, there went another hour. Plus all the knitting I did instead of housework, and there went the day. Amidst all that pseudo-activity I did manage to watch Soul Train and take a nap, so I did get a lot accomplished after all.

The temperature this week started in the 70's and now it's in the 40-50's. Fall is taking hold. These next weeks will be beautiful here, I can't wait.

Aren't you glad you are still reading this blog? Ironically, all the really fun stuff in my life happened while I wasn't blogging. One week it was my birthday party AND a trip to the circus. My good friend Faythe blogged about these events, so you may have read about them. Here is what I will add:

1) About the circus: while there were some cool things like the tightrope and the trapeze, most of it was really cheesy. Where were the lions? And for that matter, where were the other two rings? A one ring circus? Please.
2) About my birthday: my birthday happens to fall on International Talk Like A Pirate Day. I am still deciding whether I think this is okay or not. Yes, it brings more attention to my birthday, but then everyone says "Happy Birrrrthday Karrrrla!", which gets kind of annoying after a while. Plus I don't like Rum.
3) On the Friday after my birthday, a bunch of us went out for dinner, drinking, bowling (which also included Bingo)(and more drinking)(the more beer I have, the better I bowl)(drinking does not help you win Bingo), and ending up at the karaoke bar eating giant cheese sticks at midnight. All I could think the whole night was "I'm in a really funny episode of Roseanne!", which was awesome. Thanks to Jennifer, Faythe and Kate for making my birthday week a fun one.

Well, that about wraps it up. Time to clean the lint out of my dryer now. Bye!

Saturday, September 22, 2007

A Postcard From My Blogging Vacation

Too bad I'm not blogging this week. Good thing Faythe is.

I don't plan on doing any more writing until October, so if you want you can go back into the archives on here, you might find some stuff you didn't know and didn't really care to know, or it might all be old news to you, whatever!

See you in October!

Saturday, September 15, 2007

No Motivation for Blogging

I'm not really sure who or how many of you actually take precious time out of your busy lives to read this blog of no consequence. I started this blog as a way for my family and friends to keep up on me and the boys stuff since we were moving away from everyone we knew. Lately our lives have been pretty boring, therefore I have had nothing to say about anything. And I can't imagine anyone wanting to hear about Bunco on Thursday night, even though I kicked butt in a serious way to the point that they will probably never let me play with them again. I could get all introspective and deep with my posts, but really, why? It's exhausting.

So I think I will take an official blog break for a little while, through the end of September, anyway. Of course, by stating this I will discover a million things that I have to say before October, so I may or may not pop in. I hope to catch up with you all soon. Take Care and Have Fun Out There.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Oh, It's ON!

Last night Faythe and I went to the fair. We had lots of fun, as you can see here. Faythe's camera is much better than mine, plus my battery died early in the evening, plus she has the awesome chicken pictures! Boy we had fun in those animal barns, but that is not what I am here to say. This is my point: When we were looking at the crafts, specifically the knitting and crochet, we noticed that two women in particular had made a lot of the stuff and won a lot of ribbons. For anonymity purposes (plus I forgot their names) I will call them Martha and Betty. As Faythe and I were looking at Martha and Betty's stuff, we realized that we could knit stuff that was just as good if not better. So we decided that at next year's fair we are going to give Martha and Betty a run for their ribbons. Nothing less than a sweep will do. It's ON, Martha and Betty, see you next year!

PS--This painting right here was worth the price of admission:

That is one crazy dog! And this Santa, Max called it ZZ Top Carrying Asparagus:


Saturday, September 08, 2007

They Said It Would Never Happen

But it is.

It's supposed to be for one show only. But why would they go to all the trouble of rehearsing all that music to only play one time? I smell a tour. And I will be there, you can count on that.

The hope that I may see my beloved Zep once more takes a little of the sting away from that fact that DEVO is playing at the Puyallup Fair and I can't get out of work to go see them.

Well, you can't have everything I guess. But I sure want to try!

Monday, September 03, 2007

Not So Happy Labor Day Weekend

So I get a phone call Saturday evening, it's from Leo, he's down the street at the park and he is screaming "I broke my wrist, I broke my wrist!" into the phone. So Max and I rush down there to pick him up and I notice that his arm is shaped like an S, that cannot be right, so we go to the emergency where they take x-rays:

Both bones in his forearm are snapped and the ER doc cannot set them, it needs to be done Sunday morning in an operating room with Leo under anesthesia. So the bones are set now, thanks to some pins they stuck in there, and Leo is feeling little pain thanks to his new pal Vicodin, which he refers to as his "dope medicine". School starts tomorrow, and we are hopeful that Leo can make it through the day with just a little dope medicine. Of course, it's his right arm that's broken, so I will be typing his homework for the forseeable future.

Then last night in the middle of the night he was stumbling around and stubbed his toe with such force that it is bent and we think it might be broken too. The good news is that it takes his mind off of his arm.

Hope you all had a better weekend than Leo!