Saturday, June 30, 2012

And There Were None

There were six baby barn swallows in the the nest. Except for a time or two, you never saw all of them.

One by one they all flew away. Now, there are none. They grow so fast.

And this is what they leave for me to clean up!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Yes, I Am Actually Posting

I was going to post yesterday, but by the time I got done going through my emails I got tired and went to bed.

A couple days before that I was going to write something, but I had no idea which thought I wanted to use so I gave up and went to bed.

The day before that I was going to post but I had eaten way too much sugar the day before and I was all depressed and just wanted to go to bed.

Have I mentioned too much sugar makes me depressed and/or cranky?
It kinda sucks knowing that a day or two after I pig out on candy I am going to pay for it.
Most times I do good.
I just had an "I don't give a shit" moment.

To be honest, I have no idea where I am going with this. 

My garden is doing well considering how hot and dry it has been.
Next month we will, hopefully be remodeling our bedroom.
Crappy and nice pictures may be coming soon.

Here's a picture I took last week coming back from the eye dr.

Really, who needs a campground when you can just set up in your cornfield?

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Ten Things Tuesday- Taking a Road Trip

I have been busy and have not been here much.

Sorry. Life gets in the way.

I have been picking and freezing peas
Walking into town with my daughter
and going places like orthodontists and 50th anniversary parties.

In fact, I thought my road trip would be a good topic for ten things Tuesday.

I didn't get many pictures of what I saw on the way or they didn't turn out.
You'll just have to trust me.

This week's Ten Things Tuesday is about my road trip to my aunt and uncle's 50th wedding anniversary party and my commentary on things seen and heard.

             When plain water isn't good enough, go Artesian!

2. West Branch
    Birthplace of the former president Herbert Hoover. The little house is still there.
Is there an East Branch?

3. Herbert Hoover Highway
   If you take that, will it lead to depression?

4. My cousin's son
   He's 9. I saw him once-2 years ago and he remembered me. My thoughts were " How does he remember me?" Sparkling personality or fabulous red hair? It's a toss up.

5. Food
   They had some I could eat. Nuts and potato chips. Or cheese. Awesome! I didn't know if I'd be able to have anything.

6. Clear skies and no stink
   The landfill in Iowa City had caught fire recently and skies had been smoky and it was no pleasant odor. They covered it, but it was still burning underneath. I was pleasantly surprised.

7. I didn't need to hear that.
    My cousin's(same one) daughter came up to me and told me she threw up in the bathroom. Thanks for sharing, little girl.

8. I don't need to see that.
   My uncle is on dialysis. My aunt suggested my sister and I go ask him to lift the sleeve of his shirt up so we could see what his arm looks like from doing the dialysis. Eww! I don't want to even think about it.

9. It's the Ox Yoke Inn!
   The Amana Colonies is an area along Interstate 80 where German's settled and they have a little village. Great touristy spot if you are ever passing through the state. I have not been to the Ox Yoke Inn in years, but they have great food and they used to give out fresh bread and butter with the meal. Super good!

10. No music
      Not that it is a bad thing, but the trip there and back involved no radio on in the car. I went with my sister and it was quiet. I don't know the last time that happened.

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, June 11, 2012

There's a Study for That

Did you know that getting shots or being poked with needles won't hurt so much if you look away or close your eyes?

I know!
It's amazing!

I've always heard that, but I couldn't be sure it really worked.
Now, I do.

Cause they(don't remember who exactly) did a study.
Now, it's legit.

It's not just a story.

Now, I'm wondering about that study.
Was it a government paid for study and how much grant money did the people get to do the study?
Did people go to labs and get poked repeatedly while looking and not looking?
Did they get poked so much while they looked that their arms went numb so they couldn't feel it when they looked away?

And another thing.
How do I go about getting grant money for a study about something everyone already knows about?

photo found on

Thursday, June 7, 2012

It's That Time Again

What is tougher than having ONE computer in a house made up of three people?
Remember, one of those said people is a teenager.

My daughter is out of school for the summer.
And she had to return the macbook back to the school for the summer too.

Honeyman uses the internet to sell or try to sell things on ebay.
I do surveys and blog related activities.
My daughter writes stories, and chats with people.

We all have to sleep so it gets pretty interesting trying to find time to peruse the world wide web.

Technically, we do have another computer.
Sure, it's a Windows 98 SE and there is no monitor.
But, there it is.

It is also slower than shit and not wi-fi compatible.

On the plus side, I am finding more time to clean my house and other things I really don't want to do.

Well, looking at the clock, I see my computer time is about to come to an end til...

...I don't know.

Be seeing you, when I can.