Saturday, August 27, 2011

Snake Season

My hubby caught a snake last night. And brought it inside to show us. It's snake season - September is when you have to be very careful.

I pulled in the driveway today, and saw a snake slither his way into the garage, not sure how he did that. I saw his tail - not a rattlesnake.

This guy is a king snake. We like them. They eat rats and rattlesnakes. This one was really little, and super angry that he was all of a sudden in a glass container. Don't worry, we put him back outside right away.

Kinda cool, Kinda creepy.

Which one do you think - cool or creepy???

Monday, August 22, 2011

Good Luck

I need some Good Luck. I can't tell you about it, but it has to do with this bunny.

Is there a good luck saint? I need to pray to her, or him. Please let me know! I need more than just fingers and toes crossed. :)

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Craft Fair Booth

HELP. My craft fair booth is the worst ever. It doesn't feel organized, it doesn't have a 'flow' to it, I'm not utilizing all of my space.

My problem is I have two completely different products in my booth - jewelry and stuffed animals. ( and

My problem is also that I am a terrible decorator? Or possibly just a moron.

One thing I'm about to do is order a banner for Buster and boo. It will say, in giant letters, TYPEWRITER KEY JEWELRY. It will hang across the back of the booth.

I have a display of a very vintage typewriter at the front of my booth - which does draw attention. But it's awkward. I wish I had a genuine vintage typewriter table. In fact, I'd really like to have more 'furniture' as a method of display. But I must stay within the confines of my booth.

I have a really cute Woolies pennant thingy (cannot think of the right name). I'm going to hang that at the entrance to my booth.

What do YOU use to utilize all of your space? To NOT have people looking DOWN all the time? Do you have everything tagged with prices? Or do you have a sign with prices? (I have both - Woolies are all priced individually, and there is a sign for Buster and boo items).

I think a proper display-booth would make a lot of difference.

I need HELP. I am not a great interior decorator. Let me know if you're available for hire. Sheesh. I am pathetic. I'm embarrassed to show you these pics. :(

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Dental Problems

I hate the dentist with a violent passion. I'd rather have major surgery than a dental procedure. So I wasn't thrilled when my recent appointment with the torturer indicated that I needed quite a few procedures.

I came home and promptly had the worst migraine headache ever. Complete with flashing lights. Come to think of it, I don't think I've ever had those flashing lights before.

Then I cancelled the necessary appointments.

Of course, my dental insurance doesn't cover most of this.

Anybody have a spare few thousand dollars? I don't.

Um, no, these are not my pearly whites.


Thursday, August 18, 2011

American Wild Horses

I urge you to take notice of the plight of the wild horses of America. The BLM (Bureau of Land Management) is continually rounding up and removing wild horses from our lands.

Please visit and get involved. Thank you.

Photo credit to Wild Horse

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Leaving Home

My oldest son is leaving today. We are taking him to college.

Part of me thinks, how can that be? Isn't he just 5 or 6 years old?

Part of me thinks, he is ready.

Part of me wonders, how will I cope without him here? Without seeing him everyday? Without hearing his footsteps as he comes in late at night? (He's got a very busy social life...)

Will I panic if I don't hear from him? I won't know where he is all the time. He won't just be at school, or at work, or at his friends house.

He could be anywhere.

He'll never really live here again. He'll come home to visit. He'll never really live here again?

He'll never really live here again. Just visits. Brief times together. It will never be the same.

I'm a terrible worrier. He's promised to call everyday, or at least text.

He is a young man.

He is an adult.

I thought I had taught him good judgement. Except, once, this summer, he proved me wrong there.

Will he use his good judgement? Please, use your good judgement.

He is a strong and independent person. He is ready to leave home.

Will he be ok?

Yes, I think he will.

But will I?

He is my child. I love him so.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Beach Finds

Sea urchin - how cool! Swept in on the waves with kelp. This beach is sort of a cove, and there was TONS of kelp.

Pacific Beach, California

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


5am, sound asleep, until a noise wakes me up. What was that? I start to doze off again....then hear it again. Thunder! The storm builds in intensity, obviously it is directly over our house. Constant giant claps of thunder, blinding lightning. Torrential rain.

It's all over in 15 minutes.

No going back to sleep now. Time to get up and start the day. I take the dogs outside. And am greeted by this.