Thursday, October 30, 2008

Dust in your eyes...

(Unckie & Papa- Kim the COWGIRL- Jeffey bring up the ditch-)

Yesterday, Kim & Jeff & I went to the farm to help bring in the steer pairs. We didn't have too many problems.... Jeffey got stuck in the creek, and had to have a little assistance. I hit the ditch at an odd angle and hurt myself. Otherwise we did well. Just dirt in our eyes. We had fun, and the weather was perfect, the view was AWESOME, and the company was great!
Then we came home to get Meggie from school, and then NAP-TIME! Yea! I had a nap with her and felt somewhat better.
Work called me in at 6 p.m. YUCK!
Jeffey and the kids brought me a yummy grilled burger to work on the train. THANKS HONEY!
I am so looking forward to our weekend at the cabin. I have lots of projects to get done!
Take Care, hugs..............................2U

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Ode, to FLANNEL sheets & Jack o'lanterns!

Yep, yesterday I put the flannels on our bed, along with the big fluffy comforter; and they smell like the clothesline.... YUM! What a comfort it was climbing into bed last night after getting off work at 11:30 p.m. Then my snuggly hubby got in at 2;30 a.m. Yep, he's a great teddy bear!

Anyhow, today we are rounding up the steers and weening them for the sale on Friday. SO, off to the ranch I go. I am 1st out AGAIN!


Here's a little interesting tidbit compliments of the Internet....

(B.K. will love this!)

History of the Jack-o-Lantern
People have been making jack-o-lanterns at Halloween for centuries. The practice originated from an Irish myth about a man nicknamed "Stingy Jack." According to the story, Stingy Jack invited the Devil to have a drink with him. True to his name, Stingy Jack didn't want to pay for his drink, so he convinced the Devil to turn himself into a coin that Jack could use to buy their drinks. Once the Devil did so, Jack decided to keep the money and put it into his pocket next to a silver cross, which prevented the Devil from changing back into his original form. Jack eventually freed the Devil, under the condition that he would not bother Jack for one year and that, should Jack die, he would not claim his soul. The next year, Jack again tricked the Devil into climbing into a tree to pick a piece of fruit. While he was up in the tree, Jack carved a sign of the cross into the tree's bark so that the Devil could not come down until the Devil promised Jack not to bother him for ten more years.
Soon after, Jack died. As the legend goes, God would not allow such an unsavory figure into heaven. The Devil, upset by the trick Jack had played on him and keeping his word not to claim his soul, would not allow Jack into hell. He sent Jack off into the dark night with only a burning coal to light his way. Jack put the coal into a carved out turnip and has been roaming the Earth with it ever since. The Irish began to refer to this ghostly figure as "Jack of the Lantern," and then, simply "Jack O'Lantern."
In Ireland and Scotland, people began to make their own versions of Jack’s lanterns by carving scary faces into turnips or potatoes and placing them into windows or near doors to frighten away Stingy Jack and other wandering evil spirits. In England, large beets are used. Immigrants from these countries brought the jack o’lantern tradition with them when they came to the United States. They soon found that pumpkins, a fruit native to America, make perfect jack o’lanterns.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

HAW! HAW!!!!

(This is the super-gorgeous, AWESOME, beautiful runner that Shay made for me for the contest. Sorry Shay! I took so long to post it! "CHAOS", is our house motto! Also, Love this joke! HEE, Hee! )

Anyhow, today I am going to try to catch up with Marisa so I can take some pics of Miranda for halloween. I will post asap.

THEN, My Ma was in Rapid yesterday and I had her look @ the Cuttlebugs(a device that embosses paper in various patterns) at Hobby Lobby. I have been looking at them on-line and can't seem to get one for my budget. BUT, Mom got me one in Rapid for 40% off! YEA! I can't wait to play with it this weekend! YIPEE! So, I am off to the farm to get it.

Take Care, have a great day!

Hugs, and more hugs..........................2U

Monday, October 27, 2008

"B" Ladies Apple Peelin'

All pics, taken with cell phone ;(

1) They see the strengths, not the limitations, in others. They make you proud to be yourself - because they tell you why you're special.
2) They trust you so fully that you feel compelled to meet their expectations. Consequently, they make you feel like a better person than you normally are.
3) They respect you for what you have done and where you have come from.
4) They are authentic and don't need you to lie to them fo feed their egos.
5) They live by their rules, but don't expect you to follow them.
6) They are at peace with themselves, so they don't have to prove anything to you.
7) They're good listeners and are sincerely interested in you, so you feel important. Because they're available for honest and genuine discussion, they make you want to share yourself.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

COstUme ConTESt !!!

Whew, what a wild few days we have had! On Thursday, we took Jeffey out for lunch for his birthday. He was surprised that we had a cake and balloons and ect. I think we eased the pain of turning 40! Then, I got to bring baby Miranda home with me to watch for the afternoon while her Mommy went home to get caught up on her work. She said she is backlogged with "The Edge" stuff. SO, Meggie and I had a great time with lil' Miranda. She is such a cuddle-bug! Then Mommy came and got her and we had a nice girlfriend night! Thanks GIRLS! I so enjoyed the great food, and great laughs! You guys crack me up!
On Friday, we had no school due to the parent teacher conf. SO we hung out... and the boys went to cut wood. Meggie and I went to the ranch to do up the 300 lbs. of apples. We washed. peeled, sliced, and then added sugar, flour, spices and then we bagged them up in the perfect amount for a pie. We had 40 pies worth at 3:00 p.m. THEN the stinkin' RR called me in for work. So, we quit for another day. We still have probably 75 lbs. left to do. I plan to get this done sometime next week. BUT, we are selling calves on Friday, so that may change ?!?!?
Saturday, we got ready for the costume contest. Andy was the Heisman Trophy; we painted his clothes and ball. I constructed a "leather head", painted his face brown with gold glitter and he won his category. Mattey spent the night with Grandma on Thursday, and sewed a beautiful Lion King costume. It is awesome. He loves it! BUT, he didn't win a darn thing in his age group. I was a little pissed! It seems that purchased costumes won the prizes! I guess you can't win them all. I was just disappointed that the judges didn't recognize the creativity, and hard work that the costume involved.... that sucks! Meggie, was a little Halloween kitty.... simple costume, all purchased! I painted her face, and she was stinking cute! She won the cutest costume. I plan on dressing up too for Halloween! Not sure what I will be as Meggie lost her kitty-ears somewhere, and will have to use mine.... Oh, and I have been working evenings through all of these adventures....
I can balance everything because I AM SUPER-MOM!
Oh, I also went to the craft show at the community building on Sat. I took three apple pies for the pre-school fundraiser. I hope they raised some money... They have purchased some playground equipment in the past that is age appropriate. SO FUN! Craft fair kinda-SUCKED! Not much there.
Okay, I am first out- working again today. Not planning another day off until Halloween, and the weekend with the girls. YIPPEE! I so need a vacation........
I have been working on my Christmas cards on the train. I've been doing them in stages. I think I will end up making 50. My list is long, but I think that is the least I can do to honor/appreciate my family and friends every year.
Okay, have a great day, despite the high winds!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Happy Birthday JEFFEY!

Music in honor of Jeffey.... his favorite all-time song!

Jeffey turns the big 40 today.... He is not too thrilled... I still love him and think he's the best hubby & daddy!

Megan is eating her breakfast, yes, just the syrup! In her "lake of syrup" is a pancake! So, she thinks she needs more! NO SIR---E!!!! "SCREAM" Meggie did. Too bad so sad little sticky girl!
Okay, today is Matt's appointment in CHadron. Then to Walmart for the last minute Halloween costume supplies. THen to the farm for the apple-doings. Yes, we haven't had much time for the apples that Ma & Ron picked a week ago. The cows keep interferring with the plans ;) SO, I will try to work on that this afternoon.......
Then the fun begins! YIPPEEE! I love Thursdays!

I am Thankful for:
-Faithful Friends
Quote of the day:
"Friends are relatives you make for yourself." - Eustache Deschamps

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Our Punkins....

Thanks DEB & JEFF for growing the awesome pumpkins!
Oh, there is nothing like dancing with the family to some AC/DC! Rock ON!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Ha! Ha!

Here's what I need in my yard to greet Crawfordites!
Tee Hee!
We had a great weekend. Kidd's had so much fun at the farm going hunting with Papa, and wrenching on vehicles with Unckie. They are so lucky to have these opportunities! Meggie played with Grandma and helped her cook pancakes.....
Jeffey and I got the party all done, and I cleaned up. I am still exhausted! Plus, I got to go to work last night! Yea?!?!?!
Jeffey is working this morning, as he did yesterday and the day before. He's lucky to catch all of the daylights!
Oh, yea!~ I actually watched a movie yesterday afternoon! It was "What Happens In Vegas" with Cameron Diaz.... really funny! AND, it was a chick flick! I recommend!!!!!!!!!!!
Well, kids were a pain in the butt getting ready for school..... CHAOS! Calgone take us away!!!!!
Quote for the day:
What is a friend? A single soul in two bodies.- Aristotle

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Party On DUDE!

(This Summer with cell phone)
Today is the reitirement party. I have TONS to do. First things first....COFFEE & BLOGGING! YIPPEEE!
K, have a great day! HUGS to all!

Quote for the day:
The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend.-- Abraham Lincoln

Friday, October 17, 2008

Whoo Hooo! The cows came home!

(Our precious Miranda, cuddling Mama in the corral, yep, she's holding her binky in)
Yesterday, I got the kiddo's off to school and beat ass to the ranch. My bro, Ron, Mom, Dad, Jim Lees and myself got the cows brought in from 3 (110 cows/calf pairs) pastures. Then, sorted the calves off, ran through the chute, vaccinated with three shots each. Next, we took 30 to the next pasture, and brought back 30 from another pasture nearby. WHEW! I am tired! I got called into work at 5:00 p.m. We were not done, yet. SO, maybe today we will finish. I think we have 3 more pastures to bring in and vaccinate. WHEW! Again, I am so tired this mornig. I got off work at 11:30 last night, too. ANyhow, I got to visit with my new niece, Miranda. She is so precious! She has already learned how to "girl scream". IT is so funny! She could be heard over the bellering cows! Tee Hee!

Okay, I think I am going to Chadron this morn to get the cake for the retirement party, and the last few things needed. Lisa said she would go with, so we will see if the cake is done! Then, maybe more cow chasing????

Thursday, October 16, 2008

It is what it is!

Brandi took these photo's last Saturday. Thanks Hon! We are soooooooo cute?!?!?
Today, off to the ranch to chase cows and vaccinate. THEN, you know the usual stuff like another mountian of laundry and ect. I can't keep up.... maybe it's because I am working every damn day of the week.......... life of the Railroaders............... I'm first out AGAIN!
Well, have a great day.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

A Day in the life....

Just a short blurb.... I have to get down to the Depot to take pictures of Bob getting his clock form the company, and ect. SO, I am 1st out again and will work sometime today. I think we are going to Chadron this morn. too. SO, more later....enjoy the pics.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

YEE HAAAWWWW! It's Tuesday!

(Ma's beautiful red flowers on Sunday)

Hey Girlies & Jeffey!

You did it! We are over 100 comments! YIPEE! Everyone will get a prize now! Just leave me your address (if I don't have it already) I can't believe that you guys got into this contest, like I did! Jeffey actually read my blog, too. TOO Funny!

Okay, today I am working again! Although it won't be a typical day. My work pal, Bob Garland is finally retiring TODAY! I get the honor of working with him on his last run.... it is bittersweet. SO, it will be a fun day. Then on Saturday, I am party planner for his retirement party at the Ranch House. SO, busy week.

AND, Mom & Ron picked the neighbors apples. However, they picked 250 lbs. for Ma and I to peel and freeze for pies..... YUMMY! I can't wait, as many of you know yourselves the delicious pies these make.

Have a great day, and THANK U for all the comments..... You guys are the best!


Monday, October 13, 2008

Columbus, who????

(complements of Wikipedia)

He was an Italian navigator, colonizer and explorer whose voyages across the Atlantic Ocean led to general European awareness of the American continents in the Western Hemisphere. Though not the first to reach the Americas from Afro-Eurasia — preceded some five hundred years by Leif Ericson, and perhaps by others — Columbus initiated widespread contact between Europeans and indigenous Americans. With his several hapless attempts at establishing a settlement on the island of Hispaniola, he personally initiated the process of Spanish colonization which foreshadowed general European colonization of the "New World." (The term "pre-Columbian" is usually used to refer to the peoples and cultures of the Americas before the arrival of Columbus and his European successors.)
His initial 1492 voyage came at a critical time of growing national imperialism and economic competition between developing nation states seeking wealth from the establishment of trade routes and colonies. In this sociopolitical climate, Columbus's far-fetched scheme won the attention of Queen Isabella of Spain. Severely underestimating the circumference of the Earth, he hypothesized that a westward route from Iberia to the Indies would be shorter and more direct than the overland trade route through Arabia. If true, this would allow Spain entry into the lucrative spice trade — heretofore commanded by the Arabs and Italians. Following his plotted course, he instead landed within the Bahamas Archipelago at a locale he named San Salvador. Mistaking the North-American island for the East-Asian mainland, he referred to its inhabitants as "Indians".
Thanks Chris for finding a home for us!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

OH PLEASE comment!

Hey Girlies!
Please don't let Shay whip me!!!! I MUST WIN! HELP! Now, every time you post, I will put your name in the pot for the AWESOME gift. So, the more you comment, the better your chances are to WIN with me! YEA!

Hi, Ho, off to clean the cabin! Happy Day Jaxon!

(Jaxon's Party Pic's I couldn't resist taking!)

Hey Girlies!!
I am off to clean the cabin! Okay, I am back from the cleaning adventure.... I had to clean the fireplace-which I hate- and it was soooooo dusty! UGH! Anyhow, it would be a good day to snuggle up in front of the fireplace and read a good book. BUT, now I have to go to work @ noon. My hubby is STILL working... bad night at the BNSF. So, we are going to the fire hall for the pancake feed, then him to bed, me to work. YIPPEE!

The Kiddo's are at Grandma & Papa's having a hay-day. Matt & Papa caught up with me at the cabin, they were out hunting elk. Then they were planning some breakfast at the house. THEN, Matt and Papa were off to do some antelope hunting. Matt-Man loves to hunt and fish. He has some wonderful mentors, too. Andy was at the house watching TV, and talking about the Huskers loss, yet. Meggie just woke up when I got to the house (went to pick up the flannel sheets) and was dressed in her footie-jammies! OHHHHH SOOOO CUTE & SNUGGLY! I kissed on her for awhile.

Anyhow, I will get the kiddo's later this eveing after I get off work. I need to get a toddler bed from the ranch for Meggie. She insists on sleeping on the floor next to my side of the bed. It is getting too cold for that, so we will wedge a little bed in that spot for her. I know, she should sleep in her bed, but, who really cares as long as everyone is getting their rest?

Well, all of you have a great day!


Saturday, October 11, 2008


(Today JAXON's Birthday Suit, Meggie & Me @ Jaxon's party; Daddy-O and fella's @ RED/WHITE game last Spring.)

Good Mornin'! **Coffee Cheers***

How are all of you? BRRRRR! It's chilly out there! My computer say's its 35 degrees! YIPES! Now, where is my winter stuff? OH, Yea. I never put it away! TEE HEE! Kids got to wear their new coats for the first time yesterday. They were excited! We need snow boots yet. Guess maybe on payday, we will get 3 pairs of snow boots. UGH!

Yesterday I worked the 3:00 p.m. shift with a royal pain-in-the-ass. A guy bumped in here from Bridgeport, and is a real eccentric! I was his pilot (familiarization trip for him) He drove me crazy, so I dove into my new book by Sara Donati. EXCEPT my new glasses have been really hard to adjust to. I feel cross-eyed! Some say that I will adjust soon...... I am getting tired of the adjustment period!
Today, we have Jaxon's birthday party at the Firehall! YEA! My kids are sooooooo excited for it! They love Mr. Jaxon and he has the best parties! We heard that there will be some fire truck rides!
I am probably going to work at 3:00 p.m. UGH! Jeffey in bed from working the midnight shift.
Have a great day!
hUgs to .............................U

p.s. PLEASE, Please leave me a comment! I am loooooossssiiiiinnnngggg! HELP ME?????

Friday, October 10, 2008


(Muff- Here's your pic. Jeffey said we should have taken one yesterday...I guess I looked better with my hair done and complete make-up done)

Yep, my new Bunn came yesterday, and I promptly made a pot of sumptuous coffee! YIPEE! There is heaven on earth!

Kiddo's full of energy today! Yesterday, Matt and I went to Chadron for Therapy. I got my hair cut and picked up my new glasses, and Jeffeys. I wore them immediately, and it felt FUNKY! I was lifting up my feet at first, as the curb looked HUGE! TOo FunnY!

Thanks for all of the comments, you guys are the BEST!

Today, maybe Meggie will get to play with Kami. They are "best friends" says Meggie. They LOVE to play dolls together. What little sweeties!

Last night Jeffey had a fire call to a structure fire, which was HUGE! They got back very late from the fires, and he was exhausted. He still had to go to work at midnight.....poor guy! He did get home @ 0600...

So, since he's sleeping, Meggie and I are going to Phae's to play. Meggie can't wait to play with Kamden, and they will play dolls..... Mommy's will play with stamps!

Looks like I will work this afternoon.... UGH!

Hey, commenter's! You are doing great! Just remember one comment PER PERSON PER DAY.

Girlfriends are Great, thanks to U...... I feel refreshed!

Have a great Fall-like day!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Damn, LICE!

Yep, we got a note from the school, and YES there is a LICE outbreak. Three of Andy's classmates got it!............ARGH! Hopefully we avoid it. As Andy doesn't associate with these students much....

Well, we chased the cows (moved them) last night on the 4-wheelers, and Andy rode by himself over to the pasture and back. He did very well and didn't make me nervous (much). Anyhow, we did well, and wasn't hard, as cows wanted to come home! Gee! Tomorrow, I will be in Chadron with Matt and hopefully my new glasses will be in. I am getting some headaches from the reading and tedious things I do....
Mom's yard is still beautiful, and full of flowers. I took some pics, and will post later.

Oh yea! The kiddo's went to the firehall for "Fire Prevention Week". and saw Smokey the Bear. Meggie was frightened of him and refused to go near him. They then got to spray water and ride the fire truck back to the school. Jeffey volunteered to help with this public safety deal to ensure our children know what to do..... THANK YOU FIREMEN!
Well, you all have a great day......

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


(kids @ cabin @ sunset, Mountain of Laundry to tackle!)

Hey ya'all!
I am having coffee withdrawls! I need some......BAD! I think I will go to Citgo and get some! ARGH!!!!! HMMMMMFFFFF!!!

Last night the kiddo's and I went out to finish up cleaning the cabin for Grandma. She can't hardly bend or move. SO, we went and dusted, vacuumed, and ect. It is so pretty out there right now with the pretty golden yellow leaves surrounding the creek. I wish I could go on vacation.....

Well, the coffee maker is supposed to be here soon. So, from now on we will use the culligan water.....

I have been bumped off the 9:00 am job.....ARGH! I sure enjoy that job! Anyhow, hopefully next Monday I will be back on it. So, now I am back on the Extra Board. I had to bump my hubby.... He is going to the midnight job here in Crawford. Today, I will try to fold the MOUNTAIN of laundry that has been washed, just not folded and put away. It can get out of control very easily....

K, have a great day! Thank you for the comments, I sure appreciate all of your helpful hints and ect...

Quote of the day ~It's all fun and games until someone loses an eyelet!


Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Good Mornin'!

Guess what? Our Bunn coffee pot died on Sunday..... Yes, a complete tragedy here. We will have to give it a proper burial. It seem that it died of acute hard water clogging it main arteries.... BOO-Hoooooooo! I am devastated. I need my cup-o-joe every morning. So, today I guess I will go to Citgo. we are purchasing a new one off the Internet today. As Jeff determined that the warranty doesn't cover extreme hard water situations.
Okay, today we are off to school and work. Kids sure love school..... Andy for the social, Matt for the dinosaurs! Meggie loves to play with Kamden.....
I wish I could go play with my friends and have lunch with them :(

Sunday, October 5, 2008

MORE COMMENTS please???!!!

Come on, GIRLS! HELP ME with comments..... Remember one per post(DAY). So you CAN go back to a post(day) that your forgot to post on.......
We are going on the Mammoth walk this afternoon, as a family. Won't the fall foliage be beautiful??? I can't wait!
More later...

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Addicted to.....

BLOGGING! Yep, gotta do it everyday!
Okay, big day here. Getting ready for the big birthday bash.... I have two cakes to decorate. House to pick up. Garage to clean and decorate. Food to prepare...... costume to find..... Awww the list is endless. Come and help if you'd like.... the more the merrier!
I hope all goes well.....
P.s. Come on, write a quick comment;)

Quote of the day:
A true friend stabs you in the front. - Oscar Wilde

Friday, October 3, 2008

Happy 3rd Birthday Peanut!

Can you believe that 3 years has come and gone? Naw, neither can I! Jeff & I are so pleased to have such a beautiful, spirited, funny little girl! We are so blessed! I had always wanted a little girl. And boy, she is growing up to be more and more like me. Tee HEE! Poor Daddy-O!

Happy Birthday, Peanut-Pie!

My favs.