Wednesday, October 31, 2007

NaBloPoMo

I know what you are thinking! "What on earth does that mean?" Well, NaBloPoMo stands for National Blog Posting Month and it starts tomorrow. So I'm going to try to post something once a day for the whole month. We'll see how it goes....there is also NaBloShoeMo which is for people who can't think of something to write every day for a month, but maybe wants to show off 30 days of shoes. It's always fun to virtual shoe shop!

Stay tuned....

We're Live!!


The site is there and ready to roll!!! Not a lot to it, but I do have a Gallery! Check out the best little model there is!

Happy Halloween!

The world's cutest candy corn!


In this picture, I know she is saying "Yes, I am quite cute. Please take my picture."


In this picture, she is saying "um, not now Mom, the game is on!"


The "My First Halloween" outfit sent to Navarre by her Aunt Nicole & Uncle Thad!

"Is this big orange thing used to prop me up? That's a good idea there, mommy."

"ok, I'm going to jump and you're going to catch me... cool?"


And a little happy fall greeting from the dogs (minus B since this picture was taken last year. Not leaving B out on purpose, they just aren't the easiest group to photograph together and I wasn't allowed to buy more costumes this year!)


Tuesday, October 30, 2007

WAHM Christmas Extravaganza!


Previews are already up there. WAHM stands for Work At Home Mom, although obviously I work outside the home. There is a lot of great stuff on the site and I hope you all visit it and do a little holiday shopping. There is all kinds of stuff and I'm sure you'll find something you like.


I am selling as Little Pink Bunny Hand Knits and hope to eventually get my own site up and running. I will keep you posted on those happenings. I don't plan on it happening until after the new year. Until then......


Happy Holiday Shopping!!

Monday, October 29, 2007

It's my birthday, I'll do what I want.

Yes, yes... it's the big... something...something.... No, I don't age gracefully. I go kicking and screaming. But since it's my birthday, I can do what I want. We went to Deep Fork Grill last night for dinner to celebrate and had a nice time. Nothing super exciting, just a nice little meal and pleasant company.

The most exciting thing going on at the moment for me is my knitting. Go ahead, roll your eyes. I'll wait. [pause]

So Friday afternoon, I spent time at Loops in Tulsa finding some great stuff. I've been invited to sell my knitted goods online during the month of November for a Christmas Extravaganza! So I started this weekend with getting my wares together to post online. I'm quite excited. It will be the first time I'm selling under my "Little Pink Bunny Hand Knits" moniker. I'll continue to add stuff as I've got it made. But hopefully I'll have quite a bit ready to go for Thursday. I'll definitely keep you updated.

And then the ultimate knitting compliment was handed down by my members-only knitting website. The feature tons of patters from lots of different knit designers. Each pattern has its own page that has pictures of the best examples of the pattern made my members of the site. Then you can link to pictures of all the others that have been made by the members. Well, the sweater I made for Navarre for the baby shower is now the feature picture on that particular pattern page!!! I'd link to it, but can't since it's a members only page. Anyway, I was completely excited and honored about that. Ravelry (the website) has some tremendous knitting talent on it and MY FINISHED OBJECT is being featured!!!

The girls at work surprised me with a birthday cake and lunch, so things are good. I'll have pictures tomorrow. Now I'm headed home to get in bed and watch Monday Night Football and do a little knitting. It's my birthday, so I can do what I want to! And I want to knit and watch football from bed!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Let this be a lesson!

So it's no secret that I'm allergic to everything. I started allergy shots this summer and have now progressed to the stage that I can give them to myself. It's not as bad as it seems. After a while, you kind of don't think about it anymore. And therein lies my problem. I have to remember to give myself the shot. So I have it on my calendar at work, on my cell phone and notes around my house to remember to do this every Tuesday.

So last night, I remembered and gave myself my shot and got in the bath tub. I knew I missed last week but well, I'll be OK, right? After a short little soak, I got into bed. It was around 10:30. I picked up my book to read and my throat started to feel funny. I thought it would pass. It did not.

Without saying anything or reacting to the situation, I asked T for a glass of water. Because he's wonderful, he got out of bed and got it for me. In the 5 minutes it took him to come back with it, my throat was feeling a little tighter, no longer so easy to swallow. So I said calmly, "I think my throat is swelling closed. Will you bring me my medicine bag in my purse?" He brought it to me and his phone rang. So he left the room to answer it. I took some Benadryl and hoped it would reverse this trend of increasing doom. I never freaked out. I just handled it calmly. The epi-pen was now at my bedside in case I needed to use it.

Naturally, it got worse before it got better. I was never unable to breathe; I just had to concentrate on it. And after about 20 minutes the medicine kicked in and the swelling made a retreat. A few minutes later, T came back into the room and asked how I was doing. I said, "much better now that the medicine has kicked in and I can breathe freely."

Well, you guessed it - he freaked out! He said he didn't know it was that bad. To which I replied, "What about 'my throat is swelling closed' was unclear?" That made him feel bad, which wasn't my goal. He thought I was being dramatic because I didn't say it all freaking out.

So let this be a less to him and me! For him, if I EVER ask for the medicine bag out of my purse in relation to allergy related stuff, it could be serious. For me, DON'T MISS A STUPID SHOT! (turns out I may have missed more than one)

But all is well and I slept quite soundly thanks to the Benadryl!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

You know you're an Okie if....


All the volatile weather we've had lately reminded me of a story that happened about a month ago. I was driving home from Tulsa and noticed some seriously ugly clouds. On the radio, they beeped in and said there was hail in the area. It was one of those ominous line of clouds nearing early evening. I pulled into the garage and went inside to tell T to come look. I said, I think a tornado is forming. Of course, he doubted me.

black, low, churning clouds - check
lightening - check
hail - check
orange sky - check
serious wind - check

So there we were standing on our front lawn, looking east at this mass of clouds... and just staring in awe at all of it's ferociousness.

And that, my friends, is how you know you're an Okie. When you think a tornado is coming, you go outside to look at it as opposed to seeking shelter. I guess we officially are Okies, since we stood in the yard and looked at it and all the neighbors were out there too. HA!

Picture courtesy of Lori McClanahan

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Time for Change

You'll notice that the colors and fonts and stuff may be shifting around on my site here. This is no cause for alarm! I just figured with the rash of blogs coming out, I should step mine up a little bit. Just a little competition to revitalize the blog. Not that the color of the font on the sidebar will make you read what I have to say, but still.... doesn't hurt to change the decorations around the house every now and then!

Monday, October 15, 2007

What a cutie!


This sweet little face always makes us feel better after a rotten football weekend!



Sunday, October 14, 2007

It's just a little rain

I'm just posting so that everyone knows that we are fine. If you've heard about the bad weather, we just had a line of storms blow through. I think they had a couple of tornadoes in SW Oklahoma, but we are just fine. It's your typical 70 mph wind, driving rain, tons of lightening kind of Oklahoma storm. :) So we're fine. But thanks in advance for worrying about us.

We went to the Oklahoma Centennial Parade today and it was great. I forgot my camera so I took pictures with Lea's until the camera battery went dead. When she sends them to me, I'll upload a few. It was a pretty great day considering the weather now. We had quite a bit of fun.

New Mantra Needed!

Say it with me, folks:

It's just a game... It's just a game.... It's just a game, played by
kids.... It's just a game!

So we lost... in triple overtime.... to KENTUCKY! Now, I guess I should feel better that Kentucky was ranked #14, but come on.... WE WERE #1! We should really emphasize the word WERE.

It's not like I've never watched LSU lose before. Are you kidding me? Curly Hallman was coach when I started at LSU as a freshman. Needless to say, it wasn't hard to get into the stadium on game day, at halftime and walk right down to the closest seats on the field and sit. I've cheered through DiNardo's last seasons when the magic may have been there, but the wins weren't.

So I've watched them lose. I've watched them beat #1's (remember 1997 vs. Florida? That's why Steve Spurrier still hates us) But I've never watched them lose AS A #1!

What does it mean to our championship hopes? I have no idea. Doesn't bode well, I'm sure. We'll need to win out and have other teams above us lose. Will I still be upset tomorrow? I guess now it's time to repeat the new mantra....

it's just a game.... it's just a game.... just a game played by kids!

Friday, October 12, 2007

I just can't let it go.... yet!

are-TOYS?

REALLY?

COME ON!

Copper, I don't think we're in Louisiana anymore!

So, we know that we're obviously not in Louisiana anymore. Even though this may be a state capital and a large city, it is NOT even remotely cosmopolitan. There is a beer called Stella Artois. For everyone else in the world, that is pronounced Stella ARE-twah. No, no, not in Oklahoma, my friend.

For the last 2 weeks, about 4 times an hour, there has been a commercial promoting the latest fundraiser for the Oklahoma Museum of Art. Every fall they have a fundraiser called "Art on Tap." Instead of a wine tasting with art, it's a beer tasting with art. Sounds like great fun and I'm sure it is. I've wanted to go the last 2 years, but it always falls at a bad time.

This commercial that I'm now hearing ALL THE TIME, says to "come enjoy...yadda yadda yadda... Stella Are-TOYS". YES, YOU READ RIGHT! Stella ARE-TOYS! Seriously, people? ARE-TOYS?

I know I need to get over it, but geez!!! We are a big city! We are a capital city! This is a huge ART fundraiser of supposedly wordly people! COME ON! ARE-TOYS?

Ok, I'll let it go.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

New Link

See that half a face that's holdin the baby below? Well, that's the baby's mom - Leslie! And Leslie wanting to be like her big sister (me) has decided to start her own blog. And it's such an original name too - Falcones in Nova Scotia. HA! She's the second link on the bottom right hand side (or link in previous sentence).

Welcome to the world wide web!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Our little LSU baby!

Dad got Navarre this precious little LSU dress that she proudly wore for the LSU vs. Florida game. She's just so beautiful!!



Navarre's Daddy is trying to start her a little young on the trumpet. Although, I guess if the mouthpiece fits completely over your mouth, you can form that good seal you need to form, huh?

Sunday, October 7, 2007

I don't know if my heart can take it!

After a complete, heart-stopping victory, LSU is in sole possession of the top ranking in both the AP and Coaches poll. I think at certain times in the game, I could have scored on the LSU's defense, but they held strong when they had to. My-0-my! Let's not do that again. I like to score early and often and keep the opponent out of the end zone. But we move on to Kentucky next week that I think will be just as difficult a game. But we get to enjoy this win through Sunday.

So it's Sunday and we decided to grill some burgers. Our latest favorite burger is to mix a pound of ground meet with a pound of deer meat. So T went to the garage to get a pound of deer meat out of the freezer. And the foul smell we had noticed this morning, unfortunately wasn't the garbage. Without even opening the freezer, he saw the light was not on. Somehow (and we are guessing about a week ago) the breaker tripped on the freezer. Yes, we lost everything. The everything included 2 deer and one very large hog - backstrap, steaks, hams, ribs, ground meat. And one box of Manda green onion sausage brought all the way back from BR in August.

We are trying not to get too upset over it, but well..... we're upset over it.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

More Pasha Pics!

Pasha got eyes today and everyone seems to love him (or is it a her?) so far. The ultimate test is Mason tonight. So I'll let you know the verdict tomorrow.



UPDATE: Mason loves Pasha! I'm thrilled! Hopefully I'll have a Mason and Pasha pic to post soon - hint, hint!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Pasha the Penguin


I finished this today - well, almost. All I need now is to sew the eyes on. I just don't have the buttons to sew on. It's for a my co-workers son. He loves penguins!! So when I saw this pattern, I had to make it for him. It's the first time I've ever made anything like this, so it's not perfect but it is so cute! I can't wait to make another one for Navarre. I don't know if she'll like penguins, but hopefully she'll like it cause her Aunt Nicole made it for her.

Anyway, here is Pasha the Penguin!