Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Random Stuff

Well, here I am again after a bit of a step away.  Let's random!
  • OK, so I have not been the most diligent of bloggers recently.  I need to find my mojo again, I think. This last year has been so off for me. I think I just kind of curled up and hid after my mother died.  Not really, but my blog dedication has suffered. Time to heave myself up and get on with life.
  • In other news, Turbo has hit 8th grade and seems to be doing OK so far.  Bruiser is settling into 2nd grade well.  That's a relief.
  • Last week I got to go to a get together where we made cards for Halloween.  It was the first time I ever used stamps.  It was fun and I got three cute cards out of it:

  • It was nice to get my creative juices flowing again.  Now I am a bit more motivated to get my scrap book room up and organized so I have a space to do some scrapping again.
  • I really need to get back on the exercise routine.  It will be a goal for October.  I'm thinking I need to start setting myself some mini goals for the month and see what I can do to acheive them.  Must think on this more.
That's a wrap.
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Stacy





Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Tuesday and Random

So, hello lovelies!  It's Tuesday masquerading as a Monday here.  Joy.  The long weekend was nice and relaxing for us.  We didn't do much.  We had grand plans that the weather and health crushed. None of us was dreadfully sick, but there were lots of stuffy noses and not well stomachs.
Anyway, on to the random:
  • As the anniversary of my Mom's passing approaches, I find myself thinking of her at the oddest of times.  Little things remind me of her and bring it back that I will never do, see or experience those things with her again. It makes me sad and depressed.  But I still have my friends and family who will do what they can to keep me occupied and distracted.
  • Into the second week of school.  Turbo should be dealing with homework and Bruiser is happy with his teacher and will also be bringing home work. The routine is falling into place again.
  • In other good news we may have a bite from a buyer for my mom's house.  I really hope so as getting it sold would close out the last parts of my mom's estate and that would be one less hassle and some of the stress off our plate. 
  • There's not much else rolling around my random brain today so there you go.
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Stacy

Monday, August 29, 2016

Back to School and MMMM

So, last week the boys had one and half days of school.  This week is the first full week of school.  I'm not totally sure I'm ready for the routine to start up again, but here we are.
Turbo, the 8th grader

Bruiser, the 2nd grader.
Here's to hoping this year is a great year for both of them.

Now for MMMM.  It's a freebie week so here's what I've been listening to recently:

Blake Shelton with She's Got a Way With Words:

Drake White with Livin' the Dream:

Kenny Chesney Featuring Pink with Setting the World on Fire:
Have a great week!
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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Random Time Tuesday

So here is my random for the week:
  • We got to go four wheeling in a new to most of us place this weekend. There is an area called the Wick Bumee Wildlife Habitat area about 45 minutes from town.  Last year Nick went hunting there as it butts up to the national forest where his hunting area was.  The area is beautiful and we had a blast on the ATV trails.



  • On the way to the hills we passed some barricade builders which looked very much like a favorite building material around our house:
 

GIANT LEGOS!!!
  • So yeah, we did that this weekend.  I also accomplished all my laundry.  Yes, the towels need to be folded, but all the rest of it is folded and put away.  Go me!
  • The boys go back to school in like 9 days. Where has this summer gone? Although the mornings around here are hitting the mid 40s and feeling rather fall like really.
  • Bruiser has been riding his bike.  He was wobbly at first, but he's now much more confident.  Nick and he got to have skid mark lessons in the alley.  The important things in life, right!?
Well that covers my random, you got anything? 
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Stacy




Monday, August 8, 2016

Back at It

So here I am, finally.  It was nice to take a vacation and a break from the blog.  But I am back and hopefully with a bit of new dedication, I can rediscover my blogging mojo.

First things first, we had a fabulous time on our trip to Durango, Colorado. We saw Mesa Verde National Park and rode the Duragno Silverton Railroad.  Pictures?  Of course:








I would love to ride the train again.  There are some that are closer to us and I think we may be able to plan a trip to one of them next year.  The high light of the trip was seeing a bear in a tree next to the train as we were coming back to Durango. It went by too fast to get a picture, but it was cool.

And that was our trip.  Now on to MMMM.  This week the theme is songs with weather conditions in it.  The first song that cam to mind was:
The Weather Girls with It's Raining Men:

Luke Bryan with Rain is a Good Thing:

Carrie Underwood with Blown Away:
And that does it for me this lovely Monday.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Random Thinking

Well, survived a relatively easy Monday. Now let's random up this Tuesday:
  • With the gout, Nick has been enjoying wine since beer is no good for gout.  The up side is he has lost weight and looks great!
  • I am not wildly impressed with the campaign stuff that is going on.  THe choices on both sides are less than appealing.  I think I'm going to vote for:
  • We are totally looking forward to our trip next week.  The kids don't know where we are going yet.  We are keeping it a sort of surprise.  It's a good thing our kids do well with road trips.  Turbo is loooking forward to my run at being the "book on tape" and reading more of the next book in the series we have been working on since he was 9.  Hey, it was a ten book series with two "prequel" books.  We are on the first book of the prequels.
  • Bruiser is finally getting into the story. but then he has gotten into coloring too.  And not little kid coloring books, but the "adult" coloring books.  The kid loves using markers and coloring the intricate stuff.  He does a really good job too. I'm thrilled with any pass time the is not endless YouTube watching.
So, what's your random?
We got a random morning rainbow Sunday:
Have a good week!
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Stacy

Monday, July 18, 2016

Finally Getting the Groove Back

Yeah, as the title states, I feel we are getting our groove back, or just getting back to being us.  It's been a strange run up to now this year.  Nick got gout, which put him down and out for about a month, compounded by work stress, and then to top off his not going so well time, the truck got totaled.  Wonderful.
But this weekend we went and got a new (to us) truck. We were able to take the four wheelers up for the first trip of the year. We also got up to the mountains for the first time this year.  All in all, we really needed a trip past the city limits sign.  Some time spent on a dirt road getting dust and a little bit of mud on the tires.





We all feel better and more like us.  This is good.  Next week we are heading out for our road trip vacation.  We need it. We will enjoy it throughly.  Durango here we come.

Now for MMMM:
In honor of our weekend:
Brad Paisley with Mud on the Tires:

Rodney Atkins with Take a Back Road:

Florida Georgia Line with Cruise:

Have fun Enjoying the music this Monday Morning!
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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Tuesday Random

Yeah, so we are all about Tuesday here.  It's one day closer to the weekend and one day closer to our vacation.  All good things.
Let's random:
  • Turbo's ingrown toe has reached the need for a specialist.  The infection became a staff infection and antibiotics have not gotten rid of the infection.  He goes in to get it checked today by a foot doctor.  He's less than thrilled with the thought of having his toe worked on, but better with the idea that it will finally get better. Poor Turbo.
  • Allergies have been awful this year.  Both Bruiser and myself have been having stuffy, itchy, miserable day with the pollen and the wind.
  • Nick has gotten medicine for his gout.  We are hoping that he will be much better after this.  He has lost 17 pounds so far.  He's looking great!
  • I really need a nap.
  • Last week, Nick was heading to Casper for work--a commute, long one but a commute none the less--and a truck ran the red light and Nick hit him.  Luckily, Nick was in our truck so no one was hurt, but our truck was totaled.  Therefore, we get the lovely chore of truck shopping again.  Just when we were about three years from having the former truck paid off too...
  • There are just days when one of these would be wonderful:
  • I could even rock the hot pink purse.
That's about all I have for Random Tuesday, not really bad for a Tuesday effort.

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Stacy

Monday, July 11, 2016

Some Fun And MMMM

It was the annual party weekend here in our little town.  There was a carnival and a parade and rodeos and street dances.  We managed to hit the carnival and the farmer's market, got out for dinner and then watched the parade.  We also had a nice evening with cousins hanging in their backyard enjoying the warm weather.


And now for MMMM:
Locash with I Know Somebody:

Marin Morris With 80s Mercedes:

Jerrod Niemann and Lee Brice with  A Little More Love:

Have a good week!
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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Random Type Tuesday

We survived the 4th of July.  Or Scare-the-crap-out-of-your-dog-day.  Yeah, Toolie doesn't like the firework portion of the 4th of July.
Still, aside from that, we had a lovely weekend.  We didn't do anything spectacular, but we had fun.

We now have an antenna that allows us to watch NBC and CBS.  Relatively local channels at that.  We wanted to be able to watch the Olympics and didn't really need all the extra coverage of say soccer and such that cable would provide.  We just watch prime time coverage so this works for us.

We did have a get together and smoked some fabulous ribs for the 4th.  Maybe next year we will go camping. I did get to get teh feet picture with my friends that has become a sort of annual summer thing:
July 2014

July 2015

July 2016

Gotta love having friends!

That does it for my random, have a great week!
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