Thursday, April 29, 2010

Good Wife

"A good wife is one who can mow the lawn in the summer and put up storm windows in the winter." -- W.C. Fields

The front lawn half mowed. Notice, it's a PUSH MOWER!

The backyard half mowed. You think it was time to mow??

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Cat on a hot....stove?

Yes, that is a pot of boiling water. I dont know what Felix was thinking, but he almost ended up dinner.

This is how Charley spent his afternoon yesterday. Just lazily laying on the porch. Until...
He came up with a better idea. Apparently, the trampoline is more comfortable than the porch. Silly pets!

Monday, April 26, 2010


Just a quick "Thank You" to all of you who have come forth, both here and on Facebook, to express both your anger/frustration and support of me in the whole 'ban' from the forum. I just hope that the forum doesnt actually head in the direction so many of us believe that it is. Good luck ladies. I know that several of you are planning on leaving it and well...this girls supports that decision.


For those of you that know about his reaction to the Propofol last week, I'm happy to say that as of this morning's final check up on it, he's been declared fine. No long term affects from the reaction. Yay!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Growing Up

Wow, just 6 months ago, she had the gap-toothed grin of a small child. Now, she's turning into this beautiful creature that I am sure Daddy will have to beat the boys away from. Now, I might be biased, but I'm thinking she's gonna be gorgeous as a teenager. (If she lives that long with the attitude she has lately.)

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Landscaping: Part Deux

So, a friend of mine came over today so that this landscaping project could get underway. Too bad the tiller didnt want to cooperate! So, I have half a bed, and half a garden tilled. He'll be bringing the tiller back at some point in time to finish. No worries though. I'm not in any hurry.

I started on hand digging out the smaller of the beds and didnt make it very far in that venture either. This stupid cough I have makes me stop working after a few minutes to rest. However, I am bound and determined to get this project fully underway. One step at a time. I just hope the weather cooperates.

Port Orchard, Washington

So.....whoever you are. You want to actually comment? You've visited my blog, via direct link, no less than 8 times in the last 2 days. I have a feeling I know who you are, and it's kind of creepy. If I'm correct, you don't like me. So, why are you visiting my blog repeatedly? If it's not who I think it is, leave me a comment. Kind of curious as to what is so cool that you feel the need to visit several times a day, without a comment.

Friday, April 23, 2010


So, after getting a burr up my butt that this house need curb appeal, I sat down and came up with a landscaping plan. Woo! This plan involves a lot of tilling, shovelwork, and general elbow grease. I think after all is said and done though, the entry to the house will look amazing! Dont worry, I'll taking pictures as I go. Today was deciding on which plants I want to be showcased in the flower beds. We already have a spicebush plant and a couple variegated hostas.Spicebush

variegated hosta
So, I chose some assorted color oriental lilies, assorted color althea bushes, a 'James MacFarlane' lilac, and a purpleleaf sand cherry. I cant wait to get the beds done and see the picture in my head come to fruition!

Oriental Lilly

'James MacFarlane' Lilac

Purple leaf sand cherry

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Adults and Kindergarten

So, yesterday, I was suspended from a submarine wives forum that I belog to. Why? Because I responded to a comment about me being snarky, and posted about the general snarky nature of the forms recently. We have a memeber on there who posted an inflammatory video stating that anyone who wasnt a Christian should rot in hell, as well as several inflammatory statements that anyone who wasnt a Christian was wrong, etc. Basically, one hell of a personal attack on anyone who wasnt Christian. Then, we have another member, who used the forum to make up lies about another member to attempt to get her into trouble with CFS and to get her DH kicked out of the Navy.

Apparently, that behavior is acceptable to the site owner. Puzzling isnt it? There have been several people, including a site admin, post that they didnt read snark into any of the posts that got me banned. The site owner doesnt care. I really feel that she is just trying to save face after overreacting. The funniest part? She posted on the same thread about how if someone reads snark into a post, perhaps they should log off, and re read it later. Too bad she wont listen to her own advice.

Sad part is, I saw this coming. The site owner has done nothing lately but read snark into anything I post. Doesnt matter what it is, she reads something else into it. Doesnt matter whether no one else does, she does. The whole board used to be a community for wives/fiances/girlfriends to ask questions and feel like their world wasnt entirely screwed up. Now? It's turning into another cesspool of drama and snark. It has been for months. Members get nasty with each other. Most posts are dripping with sarcasm and snark. We've had people blatantly attack each other. Nothing was done. NOTHING! No repirmand. No gentle reminder to be civil. Nothing.

So, then we have yesterday. I wish I could access the site long enough to post what was actually said, but it doesnt matter. I posted something that was severly misread, and then was blatantly attacked for it. I clarified my response, and then posted a "to the admins" vent about how I was sick and tired of all the drama on the board and nothing being done. Tired of being personally villified anytime I posted something. Sick of the overall "You're wrong and I'm right" attitude that was going on. The site owner took it as a personal attack, even though NO ONE ELSE did. Several people have posted, via my Facebook and in the forum itself, that they didnt read into it what she did. But, it looks like the site owner is pulling the "I own it" card to justify her behavior.

So sad. So very sad that adults end up acting like Kindergarteners. "No, you cant play with us anymore because I dont like your dress!"

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Sub ball photos poll

Voting has ended! Thanks all!

Please, see the above poll and help us decide which picture we should buy. Scroll over the picture in each option until you see the magnifying glass, then click on the picture to make it larger.

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Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter

Friday, April 2, 2010

Alvin and his Daddy

Alvin 'feeding' his Daddy through Skype.