Thursday, May 27, 2010

Little Visitors arrived today!!

My little Visitor arrived today!!  His name is Miles, and he's from the UK. 

He said it was quite a long trip, and he was glad to be here out of the post.  He wanted to go outside and play and stretch, but sadly, Oregon decided to live up to it's reputation.  So, it rained!  And it rained good today!

So glad Oregon could live up to it's reputaion.

He really looks like he wants to go play on the swings!

He'll get to play lots this weekend when we go camping for Memorial day weekend down at Sand Lake. 
Miles wasn't here for very long when he already made some new friends.  Steve and Aang were happy to greet him and make him feel welcome.  Miles shared some of his Shrimp and Nannas candy with them.  He even shared some wtih Lola!  Looks like it worked, because she welcomed him right away!  She's such a good girl!  The other fur babies were being a little on the shy side, but they'll open up to him.  It just takes them a little longer.

Tomorrow, Miles will got to work with me, and meet everyone there!

Hope everyone had a great Thursday!!!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Little visitor swap

I've joined a swap on my favorite website, craftster.  It's called the Little Visitor swap.  Basically, I get to send one of my stuffies ( in this case I sent 2, they're twins), and in turn my partner sends me their stuffie.  I get to carry this little fella around for the next couple of months.  My partner is sending me a sock monkey that she made, named Miles.  I sent her amigurumi, and they're names are Fred and George.  Yes, just like the Weasley twins from the Harry Potter books.  Their my favorite characters and the yarn I had made me think of something their mother might make a sweater out of.  Yes I know Fred died, but they're my dolls and this is them before all that bad stuff started happening.

Here they are.  When they get home, I'm gong to give them limbs.  I think they'll be cuter with the limbs on them.  I just didn't have time to make them before they left.  Fred is the one with the silver eyes and George has the green eyes.  I did this in part because I only had 1 set of each and because the silver one's look like they would belong on a corpse.  I also gave them red hair.  I think it makes them look REALLY cute!! 
I can't wait for Miles to get here, There's going to be so many pictures!  I'm hoping he'll be here before friday because we're going to Sand Lake for Memoial day and it would be a perfect way to start off the swap!

Ok, well, now to get back to my other swaps.  I need to get them all done before I go on vacation otherwise I won't be able to finish them.

Happy Thrusday everyone!!!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Had a blast with my mom!!

I've had such a blast with my mom this visit!!  And no, it's not because she spent all kinds of money on me.  We've had such a great time together!  If I haven't been at work or sleeping, I've been hanging out with her.  It's been really nice hanging out with my mom.  My daughter's been haging out with us to.  I'm so glad she was able to come up.  I think this has been one of the best visits, if not THE best visit I've had with her.  We've been talking, sharing stories, hanging out together.  I guess it would be considered typical mom-daughter stuff.  I've never really hung out with my mom like this before, and I have enjoyed EVERY minute of it.  I'm gonna be really, super sad when she leaves.  I'm  getting teary eyed just thinking about it.
She even extended her stay to stay an extra week with us.  I love my mom, I wish there was something I could do or some way I could show her how much I appreciate everything she does for my daughter and me.  I can think of one way.  So I'll have to try even harder to get  her house looking like it did when she lived here.   That's gonna be hard, and take a lot of work, but I have to do it.  It would make her happy.  So less craft swapping and more yard woking! lol.

So that's it for me for tonight.  Pretty damn tired.  Busy day at work, but I'll go into that more another time.

Have a freat tuesday!!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

What a great week it's been!!!

It's been such a great week!  Had lots of fun at the beach.  My mom met up with one of her really old friends from high school and she spent the day with us.  I'm glad Sue was able to join us.  On the way down to the beach we stopped off at a must eat place on highway 26, Camp 18.  It's an old logging camp.  They've got all kinds of neat logging equipment, really old stuff to.  Lots of old pictures of logging that was done in the area and stuff.  I had the razor clam dinner, and boy was it yummy!!  I haven't had razor clams in a long time.  They weren't as good as the ones my dad makes, but still pretty tastey.
Saturday is when Sue came to hang with us.  It made my mom happy to have her friend come and visit.  We walked around downtown Seaside, had lunch at one of the restraunts on the main strip.  Had a Dungeoness crab sandwich.  I ate lots of seasfood over the weekend.  And boy, was it ever yummy!!  We didn't do much else saturday.  Just kinda hung out.  Sunday was check out day.  We drove on the beach to find some sand dollars that had washed up, and there were tons of people out there.  It was a pretty low tide, probablly minus.  I wish I had known that, I would have taken my clam guns with me and we could have gone clam digging.  That would have been fun!!  But oh well.  At least I know that I can go clam digging in Gearhart.  I guess it was a fairly uneventful weekend, but it was still fun, and I'm glad we went.

Since we've been back from the beach we've done nothing but shop!!  Shop, shop shop, shop, shop!!  My mom has been spoiling me an aweful lot since she's been here.  I feel kinda guilty because I know I can't spoil her in that way.  I've been wracking my brain trying to figure out something extra, extra, extra special to give her for mother's day, but I can't think of anything.  I don't really have time to crochet her anything, or really to make anything for her for that matter.  All of my free time has been spent with her.  It's still not enough.  I want to give her something REALLY special to show her that I appreciate everything she's done and has been doing for me.  Come on brain, think, think, think, think, think!!!!!  Maybe I'll think of something after mother's day and it can be a late Mother's day gift.

And that's the cliff notes version of everything so far.  Now I have to take my Explorer into the machanic to see why the oil preasure gauge is going all wonky on me and why the check gauge light keeps coming on.  Oil is full, so it's not that.  Hopefully it's nothing bad and it's just the sensors that are going out.  I'm also very lucky that my mechanic was able to get me in on such short notice.  He does great work, and I'm sad that the shop he works at is gonna be closing down. :(  He's not sure if he's gonna open his own place or not yet.  So until then, I have to get a reference from him.  Someplace he'd take his car to get fixed.

I hope everyone has a great Thursday!!