Saturday, September 30, 2006

Immaculate Conception

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Do you all remember THIS post? You'll have to scroll to the end to see the mice.

Well, the mice are now big, and eating on their own, running around and playing. They've been doing that for about a week or so.

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Aren't they cute? The momma is a brown mouse, the babies are grey. So we were all ready to go stick the cage out in our shed so they can go back into the wild but....

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See that little pinky hanging off the momma nursing? WHAT!?!?
Avery: I see the cute little pink mouse.
Brian: No you don't they're no pink ones.
Avery: Yes I do, it's right there!

So, either the momma was preggo when we saved her and her babies, or one of her babies had already matured enough to reproduce! CRAZY!!
Her nest is so big I can not see how many she had, but I know she had at least 2. Here's one all by his little lonesome:

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The momma came right out and grabbed him and dragged him back into the nest. She kept grabbing the bigger ones and dragging them back into the nest too. It was so funny to watch because as soon as she would get one in, another one would run out. I know exactly how she felt!! LMAO!!! 4 little crazies mice she cant keep under control, hee hee.

So, today we're giving them clean water, extra food, extra TP to make a bigger nest with and sticking the cage out in the shed with the top half slid off. That way, they can either stary there or go. I am sure the momma will stay in there for a little while until her new babies are bigger. It's going to suck not being about to look in and see them. The kids loved learning about them, watching them grow. Maybe it's time for a pet in a cage. Who knows.

Oh, before I forget, in my Shoppe, in the specials section, 15 kits are 50% off and today is the LAST DAY EVER you will be able to get them. I am not moving them to anywhere else, I am DELETING them, so if you want one, grab it now before it's gone FOREVER!!! :)

Sunday, September 24, 2006

$1.00 mini kits!

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I just added my mini kits that I used to have over at ACOT to my shoppe, now for only $1.00 each!! Also, I am still cleaning house, so you better stop in before those items are gone for good!!

Short blog entry, but I have laundry to do. :)

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Cleaning House!!!

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I finished the kit. Isat here all day and finished it! While I was finishing it, Brielle and Jillian (2 and 1) were fighting, throwing cat food all over, smearing Thousand Island dressing all over the floor, but hey, it's done!

Click the pic and it will take you to the Shoppe.
Now I have a bit of cleaning to do, lol.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Second post today, I kept my promise

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So, here's something I hadn't blogged about yet. Brian and I were up late Friday night watching a movie and we hear "CRASH BAM BOOM" Brian said, "What the hell was that?" I knew exactly what it was. I said, "A Car missed the stop sign."
So, I called 911. A guy in a truck had fallen asleep at the wheel and didn't stop at the end of the road and came crashing right through our woods! There had been huge logs there as a barricade because that's been the like 6th car to fly through there. Well, the truck hit those logs, and because they had been there a while they were rotting so he blew right through them, until he came to a new log, one that the power company had just cut down and left and as soon as he hit that his back end flipped right over and he landed upside down. The passengers side roof landed right on a stump that was in our yard and caved in. This guy was lucky! He was cut up a little, but that's it! Brian was all freaking out on him, thinking he was drinking, thought he saw a car seat in the car, asking if there were any kids.... The guy was dazed, of course. He asked Brian why we called the cops, lol.
So here are a couple of BAD pics. It was at night and taken through a screen window. Jillian was woken up so I had to stay inside with her. I did go out once to make sure everyone was ok since I had been trained in CPR and such but everyone, well it was just that one guy, was fine.
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The guy came back the next day and apologized, which I thought was such a nice thing to do. He obviously hadn't even been home yet because he still had blood all over his clothes. He asked if he could help clean up the mess. Bran said he would clean the glass but the guy could pick up the rest of his car parts, lol.
So, that was a not so fun night. We finished our movie after the fiasco was over. We were watching Spanglish. It's a great movie with a shitty ending.
The mice are getting bigger now. The bigger they get, the bigger the nest the momma builds. I saw them all up and walking around the other night. It was cute to see. I haven't seen them walking around again though. Once I do, I am moving the cage out to the shed. I will just leave the cage out there with the top off so either they can leave and go somewhere else, or live in there for the winter. Unless mice hibernate, I don't know, lol.
So, here the freebie I promised. It's my first attempt at a desktop calendar. There's 800x600 size, and the bigger size most people use as screen res. I used the things from my new kit in the works that I can't seem to finish. It's called Falloween. Hopefully I will finish it up soon. Click on the preview to DL it. If you get an error message, sopy the link from that browser into a new browser and hit go and it should work.

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Oh, and thanks Heather for the email. How's that for a longer post? :)

Empty promises

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Yet another night of empty promises. Empty promises from myself, Empty promises from others.... I should stop expecting things to happen. I should expect the opposite of what I plan. Maybe I should just put on a happy face and pretend everything is fine so everyone thinks I am normal. I bet this blog is a happy and exciting one to visit huh? When I was giving out freebies it was! I was top #5! WOO HOO popularity because of free shit! Now that I do not have it in me to design and give out freebies I am not popular anymore, my blog is too melancholy to visit. You know that saying? Smile when you enter a room? Well, it's kind of like that. When you enter this room, the orra is BAD!! lol
It's my 'diary' through, I guess. My diary where I can write how I feel, know that someone cares because I get a few comments. That helps. I just want to turn back the time, turn back time to like 2 months ago, to where I was NORMAL!! Or to where at least I THOUGHT I was normal. How many times can I come here and blog about the same damn depressing things?? AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHh!!! Ok, here's a promise I am going to keep. I will be back later, to blog about something else, something better and I will have a freebie. There. that's my promise and I WILL keep it. I will be back later.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Still not 'normal'

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Really, WTF IS normal? Well, I know it's not this. I know it's not having panic attacks all of the time, not feeling like you can't look into the future because there is none for you. I keep feeling that I am going to die. I am not sure of what, just I know I am going to die. It's all in my head, it is. Stupid brain. I feel like my mind is being tortured by my body and my brain. Tortured. I have been working on a new kit, but usually I can pull a kit out in a day, maybe 2. This time it's been over a week now. I feel alone. I have a house full of people (kids) and a hubby and I still feel alone! Crazy!!
So, I gave in and started a MySpace account trying to find some old friends. I was looking for my old best friend Tracy, but ironically came across an old boyfriend. My 'first' boyfriend if you get my drift. Man I was so young and stupid when I was with him, lol. He was a great guy, broke my heart, but hey, you move on, and get your heart broken again, lol. It's nice talking to him. I have periodically thought about him, wondered where he was, what he was doing. I'm glad he's doing well. I still haven't found the friend I was looking for. I guess if she wanted to find me it would be easy enough. Just type in my first name in google and my blog is #3. I wish my site was, but oh well, lol.
Well, it's nice out, so i am going to let the kids play outside. Once again, sorry for the Sunday Morning Paper Freebie. I am a horrible buisness woman, I just can't design lately. I hope soon, I hope.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

September 11th, 2001

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This morning I caught up on reading blogs. A lot of my blog buddies wrote about their thoughts and feelings on 9/11 and where they were when it happened. I thought I would do the same here.
I read this blog by a muslim woman and her thoughts. I read other American's blog and their thoughts. Everyone was effected differently. I remember seeing video on the TV that morning of men and little boys overseas jumping and shouting for joy because of the destruction of the American 'people'. That bothered me so much. I thought how can anyone be happy that other human beings are being hurt and killed. I understand how they may hate America for 'putting their noses where they don't belong', but it's just like mulims.. not all muslims are 'bad', not all, or even most like what happened. People are people. We are all human and we are all entitled to beleive in what we want, to follow our own paths and religions.
September 11th, 2001 was my oldest sons first day of preschool. The first day that he was away from me and being cared for by someone else. I was dating someone else at the time. Right after dropping him off, my boyfriend got a call from his mother on his cell saying that a plane had flown into the WTC. We thought maybe it was a small plane, maybe a one seater and maybe it was just an accident. We went home and turned on the TV and coulnd't beleive what we were seeing. I felt so bad. I wanted to go pick my son up early, I honestly don't remember if we did or not. I was glued to the TV thinking this was it, this was the end of the world. (My anxiety thinking the worst) It was horrible. All of these innocent people dying. Even watching NBC last night about flight 93 made me cry. Showing the pictures of these people who were now dead, who can no longer hold their children, kiss their loved ones. I am crying now typing this. I hate war, I hate senseless death. I know that the men who planned this didn't think it was senseless. They had a reason, a purpose.
I used to have friends who took E. (extacy) They all say that they wish everyone would take it. (I never have) They say give these feuding leaders, feuding people some E and they would resolve their differences. People are people, we all have this one life, only this one life. Why can't we just smile at people that are different? Why do we need to be so hateful and judgemental? I hear my 8 year old say things about other people and other kids and he is judgemental. I know he gets it from school. I certainly do not teach him anything like that. I tell him everyone is different, everyone beleives different things, wears different things, thinks different things. I say,"You and your sister are even different!" I teach him to gve everyone a chance. We are all people. It saddens me all of this hatred in the world, all of the bad things. It's not just different countries either, it's down the street from you. Gangs, child molesters, murders, robberies..... I hate it all. I want to live in peace. I want everyone to feel peace in their hearts. I see TV footage now about the war. A man was so destraught because a bomb had been dropped right on a spot where little children were playing. WHY?
It's all too much for me. All of it. I can' change it, I can't change people's views. What I can do is smile at everyone, give everyone a chance and never judge and most importantly, teach my children to do the same. To help someone in need, to love someone that needs love. To befriend a child who doesn't have any friends. I have to teach them looks and popularity don't matter, only who you are does. This is the important thing to teach while they are young and in school because if you teach them that, they will take that into the 'real world' and be better people. Be the kind of people that this world needs, that this world should be.
Remember this: We are who we are, when you look at a stranger do not be quick to judge, you have no clue what their life is like and what hardships they may be going through. Give love, show love, teach love.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

I am back

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I am feeling better now, so I have decided to start getting back to 'business' on the computer like I used to, so the next Sunday Morning Paper Freebie is up. Yes, it's Saturday night, but it's my site and I can do what I want to, lol.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

First day of school fiasco

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Avery's bus was suppossed to be here at 8:07. Didn't come until 8:50! Aidan's came on time, 8:43ish. So we weren't sure who's damn bus it was! Brian asked. When Avery's bus came the bus driver said that she should be on the same afternoon one, but isn't on the list!! I have been trying to call over and over but it's just busy busy busy. So I decided to blog, and will call again later, lol.
Here's some pics from this morning.

My goofy son, ready for school:
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Avery, not wanting to smile for the camera, but I made her, lol:
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Avery realizing she has to go to school and get on a bus without her brother:
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Poor kid. :(

In other news, Yesturday Brian was cleaning up the back yard and he moved the drained pool and out ran a mouse, with babies suckling on her just dropping off while she is running!!! She ran under something else with 3 of her babies, but on was left behind. Brian called me over because he knew I used to raise mice as pets. Well, I picked up the little baby mouse, not only about 1-2 days old and put it under where the mother mouse was, but she took off again, leaving all of her babies this time. So I yelled at Brian to go get the mother. I scooped up the little babies, some of which I had to pick out of little puddles of cold water!! Brian caught the mother mouse and I made her a nice cage. It's an old cage I used to have for my mice I had too many years ago. I threw in cedar chips, old TP rolls, a makeshift cave made from a garbage bag box with ripped up TP and cotton balls in it. I gave her water and bird seed. For hours she was just scared and sleeping and I keep pushing her babies over to her so they could get warm and nurse. She is really such a calm momma concidering that she is wild! Well, she finally sat on them all, nursed them all. She even got up late last night to eat and drink! There are only 4 babies, and I know that most litters have more than that, but both Brian and I went out like 3 times each combing through the grass and surrounding areas looking for more babies and found nothing. So, we saved the babies we did find. Here's a pic:
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Friday, September 01, 2006

Grand Re-Opening of Digi Scrap Divas!!!!

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Today is the day!! ALL day long there are crops and prizes and sales and FUN!!

At 3 PM EST Tamara and I are having a sketch crop! There is a free layered template to use! We will be also having trivia questions for 6 lucky winnres to recieve coupons to the new shop!

Also, if you spend $30 in the shop and use the coupon code iboughttoomuch you can get the mega kit for FREE!!
Here's a LO I made with the Mega Kit:

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Hope to see you there!!

..Life.. as I know it. {JPDESIGNS}