Saturday, April 28, 2007
Sunday, April 22, 2007
A few months later, the honeymoon was over. The cat wanted to be an outdoor cat, even though she was declawed. "Fine", I thought. "You won't be catching anything with those nubby paws anyways."
Damn, did she prove me wrong!!
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Soooo...it started out with mice. Mister Hunzer and I would chuckle at the poor mouse carcass we found on our front step every few weeks or so. Then it became every few days. Then every day.
It went from mice to birds last spring.
Then she killed a rabbit. A BIG rabbit.
In front of the neighborhood kids.
WOW ~ if you have ever had to run from an angry mob of six-year-olds, you will understand when I say I barely made it out alive. Same with Hannibal Cat. After that incident, I put bells on her collar and we managed to stay carcass free for several months.
It's warm again in Minnesota and Hannibal Cat is back to her old tricks. The mouse bits have returned. Yes, bits.
Two days ago it was a back leg of a rabbit with the innards still attached, sprayed across my front walk.
Last night it was HALF of a rabbit on the back patio. The back half (as if it matters). Seriously. It was so FUCKING NASTY! The husband was wussing out so I grabbed a shovel and attempted to throw it across the pond into the woods. It was dark out and when I hoisted the shovel over my head, we heard a "ploop" and a "splash".
Fish food. But I digress...
**** It's okay to read now, Annex. See how I look out for you and shit? ****
My cat is now officially an INDOOR cat. I have no fuckin' clue how I'm going to succeed at this but I will.
Especially after tonight's hose episode. She was in the cat carrier while we were out and about and puked on herself. I took her out, hosed down the cat carrier, then stuck her back IN the cat carried and hosed her down. Imagine a drenched cat, getting sprayed with a hose in a cage, unable to escape.
Now imagine that same cat, the one with all the inner rage mentioned above, and what she has planned for me. No fuckin' WAY will I be letting her outside now! *wink*
Wish me luck on my attempt to squash the outdoor bug in this cat. Maybe she will go from Hannibal Cat to Princess Ariel Kit-Kat von Sugarhausen again.
Or maybe, just Ariel.
Enjoy the remaining six hours of the weekend. Monday is coming quickly.
PS ~ Look over there!! ------------------------------------>
How awesome is that? Think we can hit $1000 by April 30th? C'mon!!
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Link to Video
"I need to get my drink on!
I also wanted to send my thoughts and prayers to all of those affected by the awful shooting at Virginia Tech. I've been reading about it since it happened and I cannot even put together a string of words to express my thoughts on it. :(
Thursday, April 12, 2007
Just a quick picture of the baby boy child. This was taken today as he worked hard to chew the shit out of that toy. The BBC is teething like a mo' fo' and it just hurts to watch him chomp down on plastic for relief. *shudders*
Anyways, he's friggin' ADORABLE! I was going to touch up this photo in PSE but I wanted to leave it this way so you could get the full effect of his baby blues.
Random Weather Rant:
I took this photo on Monday (yes, four days ago Monday). Bill and Millicent, the Porno Ducks, were taking a breather from their daily afternoon romp in the water. (Seriously ~ They hump CONSTANTLY).
This photo was taken yesterday. I took it from my dining room because it was colder than SHIT outside.
It's 70 degrees in the Future Land...less than three months to go!
~ xoxo ~
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Finally ~ an external hard-drive!
Some sassy postcards by Anne Taintor.
A couple of knit and crochet books...
Ooooh...and a buttload of new make-up from Mary Kay. I love retail therapy!
~ xoxo ~
PS...As I was writing this, I got up to check on the kids. I look out my front window and see bare ass. My neighbor's 3yo daughter dropped trou and pissed in my yard.
I'm still laughing!
Monday, April 09, 2007
The weather forecast for my future residence (as in, we move June 29th baby!):
C'mon Mother Nature ya freak! What's with this up and down weather? It's tweaking me out! It's April for craps' sake. I just want to be able to walk outside, play with my kids and not have snot icicles hanging from my face.
We celebrated the Resurrection of Jesus on Sunday with an early brunch and then hanging out at my parent's house for the afternoon. (Note: church was not mentioned. BAD Christians!!)
After we left my 'rents place, we went to visit Amanda's gravesite. I had all five of my kids together for the first time since ~E~ was born. It was nice. We laid flowers on her headstone, talked to her, and took photos.
This is a picture of the view from her gravesite facing west. Her gravesite is in the foreground. I love her spot because it's totally empty west of her. The cemetary is full up to Amanda's spot. The birds were chirping, the skies were blue. All we needed was green grass and green leaves...perfection.
My two littlest boys. J-Man is on top, taken in April 2003. ~E~ is on the bottom taken April 2007. I love comparing their photos.
PS ~ I haven't torched the yarn yet girls...still trying to figure out what to do with it. Thanks to those that have offered to untangle it and wind it for me. Watch out!!
Tuesday, April 03, 2007
Not even a little bit?
I recently graduated to hand-dyed yarn for my knitting escapades. This yarn is not packaged as a ball but as a twisted skein. I was a skein virgin until I found these purple skeins on etsy.
I ordered three skeins a few weeks ago and they've been sitting in my closet since. I'm supposed to be knitting socks for a sock KAL but haven't started. Why? Because the yarn I wanted to use was not wound into a ball yet.
I totally forgot that part.
The other night, I decided to wind one of the skeins into yarn. Dude. I am completely INEPT at everything knitting.
INEPT I say!
(Note ~ the following photos are actually three different purple skeins hence the color change. Just roll with it.)
Before: A nice, twisted skein of yarn.
Hunzer then thinks to herself "Hmmm, I need to wrap this bitch up into a ball. It can't be that hard."
Hunzer then ends up with this:
(Hey hey ~ keep your eyes on the yarn folks!!)
This is why I should not be allowed to knit. I can't wind a fucking ball of yarn. How in the holy hell am I supposed to knit a sock?
However, I told myself "Self, you can do this." I asked a fellow knitter how to make a ball and after she told me how, it all came together.
Meet, my hard purple ball:
Yep. I made a ball.
It took my two DOG FORSAKEN DAYS but I made a ball.
And now I will be purchasing this:
If you know me at all, you will know that I'm not really a do-it-yourself-er. I try, Lord knows I try, but I really suck at it. I'm too A.D.D. for DIY shit. Example ~ I love to paint (walls, not actual art) but when it came down to it, we hired painters to do our interior walls. Yes, it felt like a burning exhaust pipe was being shoved up my poopshoot as I wrote out the final check but hey ~ the shit was done and I didn't have to do it myself!
All I can say is thank the Holy Lord that my husband's work is paying for a moving company. Hell NO will I be packing this house up myself!
My four-year-old son just about lost his SHIT when Mister Hunzer and I came home with this tonight...
If it wasn't freezing and snowing, he would have been on that like white on rice. However, he has my wussy ass genes and said "Close the door Mommy...it's too cold! I'll ride it later."
Ariel says "Because you put this yarn on my head, I will go outside, bring in a mouse head and lay it on your lips as you sleep. Sweet Dreams, bitch."
PS ~ Any ideas on what to do with a big tangled pile of $8.50 superwash merino yarn? Lighter fluid comes to mind...
Sunday, April 01, 2007
It has EVERYTHING to do with the goodness of your heart!
Starting today, I will feature a randomly chosen charity on my blog. It is up to YOU, awesome blog readers, if you want to donate or not. Right now my list has 36 charities on it. If you want to throw out a suggestion or two for the list, feel free. I have the charities numbered and I use the Random Number Generator to pick a number for me.
This month we have the American Diabetes Association:
(The Peaing reference is because my idea originated on the NSBR message board at Two Peas in a Bucket, a scrapbooking website. Confused yet? No problem. Just click on "donate" and it will be better. *wink*)
I hope you all have a LOVELY Sunday!!
~ xoxo ~