Sunday, December 28, 2008

I just found this video

I was running through my daughters video camera clips and I thought I would share this. I put this fence up for a reason, I always wondered why there were deer prints in my garden. Seems they can open the gate, later in the summer they completly broke in by opening up the fence in the corner. Enjoy the video

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Friday, December 5, 2008

Cait and Maddi make the Decker News again


Madison brought home all A's on her report card this trimester.

Tonight we also had a big event, Caits Swim banquet. At the Banquet Caitlynn recieved another letter award along with a Trophy for "Hardest Worker". Cait's room is covered in Letter T's for Tarten and to add to her T wall paper will be her trophy. They receive the T's on there locker for each swim meet with there names on them. Cait is now trying to figure out how she can remodel her room so the T's won't interfer with her trophy. She would like her trophy right above her bed. She is so cute. Another cute thing is while we were sitting at the banquet she would turn the trophy towards her and look at it with a big smile. The wonderful thing about Cait is she never hides how prowd of herself she is. She flat out told me she was thinking about rearranging her room for this trophy and how she has always wanted a trophy. Just so cute!
To top Cait's night off the coach pulled Cait aside after the meet to let her and another girl know there 11th grade year they will be Captains in training. They will start training next year to be the Senior Captains in 2 years. This is a huge deal up here, many girls want this task and only 2 get it. The tasks on there swim team go beyond cheering but into training and helping the coach with several tasks. We are very proud of both our girls. Madison has become such an excellant student. Something I wish I could have been and I am so proud my children have become that. Caits grades will be in next week.
Norah lost a tooth last night and the fairy bought the tooth for a whopping 2.00. She has two top teeth that look like they will be falling out this week. If this happens she will have about 4-6 teeth absent from her mouth. This will make things difficult at the dinner table.
Garet has decided to make potty training a daily decision. Some days he trained, some days he's not. Hmmmmm. He is however the only 2.5 year old that still gets a bottle. Sorry Suri Cruise, my son held out longer than you.
Rollie is still cute as ever.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Home for the Holidays




All start off by saying Lola was such a wonderful blessing to have this weekend. Everyone at Church wanted to take her home. She never once cried, only wimpered a few times. I also think I got Lola converted to Cloth diapers, now to work on her mother. Yep, Lola wore cloth when she came to my home.

Next, Praise God we have found a church we feel comfortable in. Jeremy has taken a liking to the men at the church and they seem to feel the same about him. The kiddos love the new church. They are excieted about bible verse memorization and the Sunday and Wednesday night plug in programs. The kids are in a program like pioneer girls only for girls and boys. They plug through the bible memorizing and understanding verses. What caught my eye in the discription of the class was that they tell biographies not Stories from the bible. I love that thought. Train our children from a young age that the bible did happen its not full of stories.
Our big delema in the Decker household is Rollie's chess. Rollie was invited to start a reading group Tuesday and Thursday mornings. We accepted the invite but later found out that Chess club this year will be held Tues morning instead of Tuesday after school. I feel torn on what to do. Rollie loves chess but needs help in Reading. We don't have him in any extra activities this year where last year he was in Chess, swimming, and hockey. It bothers me we don't have the funds and chess is something he can do for free. On the otherside it should be a no brainer for any nonparent on what to do in this situation. Yes, I should put him in the reading program and strengthen his skills but he just loves Chess so much. Will pray on it and see what happens.
My last concern, Tree or no tree for Thanksgiving. Yes, I have actually been debating this for a few weeks. We have never had guest before on a holiday. We live about 2 hours away from most of our family so not many visitors. Well this year we are having Thanksgiving and I would love to share my Christmas spirit with them also knowing They won't get a chance to make it up here again. What do you think? Will it be to corny to eat the turkey next to the 12 ft light tree?

The other pics of some amazing Almond shortbread cookies I made tonight and some awesome soap Im finishing up.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

A few things

Please pray for this little guy Noah. He has been in my prayers since last January. Little Noah is the same age as Garet.

http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/ourquiverfull/
Next on the list, Cute baby Lola. We get the pleasure of having Jeremy's cute little second cousing stay with us. She only a few months old so please pray we remember how to take care of this cutie. Her mamma forgot her diaps and so Jeremy said thats ok Amy will put her in cloth. All let you know how the night goes. Babies tend to feel dryer in Cloth diapers because of the new wicking fleece so hopefully she'll sleep like a lamb. The diaps by the way are sooo cute on her. I took a pic to send to her mamma.
Ok she is very hungry so all update tommorow.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Motrin Ad

If you go to Motrins site you will see they are trying to remove all ads even the ones in magazines. They did write a quick appology. I will not use this brand. I do not wear my baby to look more like a parent. Hey I don't even wear my 2 1/2 year old anymore. In fact he won't even hold my hand anymore. Hmmmmm this ad still makes me mad.

Baby Wearing Parents brace yourself

Motrin Released this ad on there internet site. Since then the news has taken off with this ad and mammas are made everywhere. Aparently Motrin will be releasing an appology. Here is the ad http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOlp-hknOmo Please write this company and tell them how great it is to wear your baby. There are health benefits for the baby which goes beyond not crying. As far as wearing there baby, what sling are they using. I love my Moby! I have such a bad back but once I tried the Moby I had no problems. I think a parent just needs to try different carriers and find what works for them. Several stores Like Peapods in St. Paul allow you to try on different carriers. Anyways please write this company and express your thoughts on the ad.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Jenkins the Cat and Caits terrific Job!



Well to start off Cait did a fabulous job at Sections. Here relay team placed 5th in the Section. Cait kept her same times in Backstroke and IM. She placed 13th in the 4A sections. This is a huge group and we are so proud. Cait is in 10th grade and is setting her goals high for sections next year.
The other big news is the new little kitty we received. My sisters neighbors found this cutie under there stairs and were unable to keep it. My sister called me and asked if I could take him. So on a 24 hour trail we realized he is perfect for our family. Garet who kisses NO one says I love you kitty and fills him with kisses. We named him Jenkins. Jenkins has terrible gas so please pray this problem fixes itself with proper food.
Lastly, please pray my little bro gets the job he interviewed for today. It would be close to our home, so we could see his family more often.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Edit in Caits Time

Sorry I have to make an annoucement. Caits 100 Free time on the 400 relay was 1:02 I wrote 1 11 If I don't make this change she will give me serious static. If you just reading the rest of her times are down two blogs.

TURKEY MAKING



Now every parent hits a time in there child's life when they get to decorate the Turkey. I have seen this task as young as 1st grade and as old as 2nd grade. Luckily it came early here in the big city. This is the 3rd time around doing this project and luckily I have 5 kids so I will get another 2 shots to make it perfect. Needless to say the 1st or 2nd grader gets a very small part in this project and mom gets the rest. This is not the child's decision but as the mother who knows best this is my decision. All the kids know this is really moms turkey. I posted a pic of the wonderful Turkey this year. I will also be hanging the turkeys I did from previous 1st grades up. Connie and Jo my aunts still put up my leather turkey I originally made in 2nd grade with my grandma. If you look at this Turkey (the original from the early 80's) you can see my grandma took over the project. Yes, she new better like I do now. This turkey my grandmother and I made has blessed the Anderson/Celander home for 23 years. WOW! Some day my children will drag out there Turkeys show there children and remind them Grandma's and Mother's know best. The turkey project is really for them.

If you look closly I did allow them to color the head and wings of the turkey. Oh yeah and the feet.
I discovered Facebook and was able to chat with some old High school friends. How Fun! So my husband walks down to the computer while Im searching youtube for Aerosmith's Pink. He then asks me if Im have a mid life crisis. WHAT! Pink was College not high school. I would need to search Metallica or Beck to get back to those days. Anyways if your a facebooker look me up.

RESULTS JUST IN....

Caitlynn will be going to day two for the swimming section.
She will be swimming
Backstroke with time of 1:09
IM with a time of 2:34
400 free relay her time 1:02:11 PLEASE NOTE I HAD THE WRONG TIME EARLIER ENTERED

YEAH TO CAITY! All post Saturdays results. Please remember sections are at Stillwater and Stillwater has won state for the last few years. These are the best swimmers out there so it is difficult to score. Cait has done awesome up against the best in State.

Could the OLD LADY have struck again







ALERT! ALERT! It seems something has struck my Honeycrisp tree. It was standing beautifully and this year it actually produced a few apples.
Yesterday to my alarm I looked out my window to see the tree was down. My first thought was those pesky three deer that live in my backyard, but they couldn't have just knocked over a tree. Plus the trunk didn't look like it had been pushed over. My next thought, The Duck stealing Grandma. If you look in my past posts you will see her and her evil doings. If you have seen this woman or have any information on the Apple tree slaying, please contact your closest Police department.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Last Post

SO for supper we tried out the Pumpkin french toast. Honestly, even though its under 5.00 its kinda bland. If you do make it use whipped topping instead of syrup.

On another note, I have decided not to shave my legs until I get back to my preGaret weight. Hopefully this will be before summer or my girls will just die of embarassement. I am currently at 127.2 lbs, I need to get down to 112lbs. I really need to do this for my own self esteem and for my health before it gets out of control. Wish me luck and if you know any good secrets on healthy food that taste good let me know. We are really good eaters so Im not worried about that part. It's more of getting my lazies into the gym in the morning and staying there for 1-2 hours. As many of you know this last summer I ran a marathon. Last year I ran two Half marathons. By the end of June I was running 15miles at 9-9:15 a mile. So since then I have gotten the lazies and I feel I am starting all over. UGH! Even while preparing to run 26.2 miles I still didn't lose any weight so I know I have a tough road ahead of me but once its off I know I can maintain. Wish me luck please and if you pray Please pray for me

One last thing, Facebook. I joined today and it was amazing, I had no idea how many people were on facebook. I really don't feel like starting over on my life history or the books and movies I like so all pass on that part of it but I do enjoy reading messages on my fake Wall. No graffitti is on this wall I found out. The only bad part is everyone can read what you write. I wrote my SIL a silly message after realizing everyone could read it. I had to delete immediatly and now I feel awful that someone might have read it. Maybe all just stick with the blogging and regular email and phone calls.

Please pray for Cait tommorow Thursday. She will be going to sections for swimming. If you know anything about sections this is a huge HUGE deal. She works every year at qualifying and this year she is in 3 events.

Madison is going to a scrapbooking camp with her grandma Peggy for the weekend, please pray they have a safe wonderful time.

Until next time, Good Night

French Toast Bake

What you said you loved the pumpkin pie and want more recipes using the Pumpkin.
Well if your a thrifty coupon cutter you would have ran into this weeks ad for French Toast Bake. Along with this was a 1.00 off coupon for the sausage it requires. So in the recipe it asks for 30 oz pumpkin pie filling. Hello you just bagged a few 2 Cup porportions of Pumpkin pie. So measure out 30 oz. Use your 1.00 off coupon, if you live near me you can run to the bakery outlet and get your texas toast loaf for 1.00 (also one located in St. Cloud across from Sammy's Pizza) and your working towards a supper under 5.00. Here is the recipe
1 Pkg Johnsonville Brown Sugar and Honey Breakfast links
12 eggs (1.79)
1 Can (30oz.) Pumpkin Pie Filling FREE
1 Can (12oz) Evaporated Milk
1 Tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
15 slices of bread cubed (I used 10slices of Texas toast)
Confectioners Sugar
Maple Syrup

Cook Sausage cut into 1/4" slices
whish the eggs, pumpkin filling, milk, cinnamon and vanilla
in large bowl combine pumpkin mixture, sausage, bread
transfer to a GREASED 13x9 baking dish

bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 35-40 mins or until knife inserted comes out clean
Dust with Confectioners sugar serve with syrup

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

How to make Tallow









HOW TO MAKE TALLOW FOR SOAP MAKING!

PERFECT PUMPKIN PIE









How to make a real Pumpkin Pie

Slide shows

I am trying to get the Perfect Pumpkin Pie How to's, Laundry Soap How to's, Diaper Making, Lye Soap making and other how to's in the Slide show area. Please use these. If you have questions just email or call me. I love sharing my money saving earth friendly tips.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Soap Making




Here is a slide show with once again poor music. This slide show is how to make a bar of soap. I will try to get a Laundry soap tutorial up this week. I am having so much fun making soap.
Norah's towel for Kindergarten was laid over a cinnamon soap loaf box and it smelled like cinnamon. Needless to say she needed the towel so I let her take it to school all smelly and she said it smells just like home. She had all her friends smelling it.

Jeremy had a big day today. Seems he was the Star for the day amongst the 6years and younger croud. What a beautiful day. I finally pulled the last of my Celery. We are making Chicken pot pie and Ham and Bean soup with it. Yum Yum!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Rendered Tallow and a goofy Friend

Here is a link I made on how to render tallow
http://s274.photobucket.com/albums/jj257/Amydecker/Videos/?action=view¤t=56ec0dd5.pbr
Here is a link a goofy soap making friend made. She loves revies on youtube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oh9aZZghdI

Friday, October 17, 2008

Busy as a bee

Almond, Honey, Cinnamon SOAP oh it is sooo yummy, I have about 7 doz handmade soaps at my home right now. It has been so much fun. I will try to put up a tutorial this week on how to make it. I will also do a video on making your own Laundry soap. The real thing no just Borax, Washing soda, And Kirks soap. I can show that one too but not as cost effective or dangerous.
They aren't sleeping yet but about 20 mins after this shop they wouldn't wake up not even for McDonalds.
Garet has now Pood and Pee'd in the Potty. He was going on the potty all day for several days, after the Pooping he decided he can do it, so he has nothing more to prove. He has since been done with the potty. The training was short lived.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Only in our home!




Only in our home will you get in the same meal Homemade Sweet Potatoe Pie for desert and Instand sweet Potatoes for a side dish. Hmmm... Ok mom made the Sweet Potatoe Pie and Jeremy made the Instant Sweet Potatoes. All give him a little credit he did make a fantastic Carmel Apple PorkChop and only by default did we fall back on the Instant S. Potatoes.

Credit must also be given to Caitlynn. She makes the best Pie Crusts, She is thinking about Culinary school when she graduates and I think that is a wonderful idea.

Garet surprised his family yesterday. He can now go down in Decker history as the first child to use the potty on his own before 3 years of age. At Garets delicate age of 2 years and 5 months he decided to take the training into his own hands. Mother thinks he can wait until he is closer to 3 so she is not training herself rather than him. Garet seems to think his age is apropriate for the task. After removing his dry diaper to change it he asked if he could use the potty. Whatever I thought. So he ran in there while I stayed in his room thinking nothing of the sort when I heard him Peeing. I ran in there clapping and scared the begeezes out of him. Yep he shot right out of the potty. Oh well. He did not understand what all the hoopla was about and when mom called dad all he wanted to talk about was getting a bath. I wonder now how many times he has went and I never noticed since he didn't make any deal out of the endeavor.

Madison brought home straight A's on her midterm grades. Caits will be home soom and hopefully she has done just as well. Cait has already qualified several times for Sections in Swimming. She will swimming Backstrock, IM, and two relays the Medely relay and the 400 relay. Madison brought home a 20 min time on her 2.5 mile race last week. Both 0ur girls amaze us on there sporty abilities.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

BUNNIES

Completly amazing, I have been watching our oldest female bunny for the last week or so as she has worked on this burrow in the ground. You see our rabbits are in a large dog kennel, they have freedom to go in the shed attached for shelter or to be in a large running area. Well Charmin (girl rabbit) has been getting larger and larger for the last 28 days. I have watched her dig large holes and then fill them back in. She always seems to come back to one hole she really likes, it goes under the fence and under a tree. I think the tree protects her from having the ground come down on her. I couldn't figure out why she kept filling the hole back in and then would dig it out again. So tonight when I went out to spend some time with them I noticed Charmin was very thin. Yep she had her babies. But where on Earth did she put them. I looked everywhere and her burrow opening was closed. I got worried thinking she burried her babies and was going to kill them with lack of air. I ran inside and googled baby bunnies and burrows. Sure enough, mamma bunnies bury there babies and once a day they go to the hole dig out the top run in and feed the babies briefly. When Jeremy got off the phone I had him come out with me to make sure he thought she had her babies too just in case I was feeling wrong. Well when we got out there sure enough her burrow was open and she was inside feeding them. We tried to get the flash light in there to see them but she is so smart her burrow goes down and then up. All we could catch a glimpse of was her nose sticking out at us. We also found one baby pushed out of the nest that didn't make it. Jeremy buried it immidiatly. I guess it just goes to show all animals including no how to birth on there own and if you just trust your instincts you will know what to do. What I mean by this is a domestic rabbit who was born in a petting zoo knew how to make that burrow so the other rabbits couldn't get to her babies. We have 4 rabbits 3 are boys which kill little babies. The dad, is so wonderful, we put the other two boys in a seperate cage so they couldn't get to them, the dad sits next to the opening and will not leave it. He keeps watch for anything bad. Jeremy even tried to cox him to the other side of the cage with food and he would not leave her side. They say the male is very attached to the female and if you seperate the two when the female has her babies they can suffer a type of depression. If you must seperate them you should only put a wire fence inbetween them so they can still lay by each other. The father will also watch the babies if the mother is gone and will not hurt them. I will try to snap pic's as soon as I can. We need to decide if we should dig the bunnies out and put them in cage with her or keep her and the bunnies in the habitat they love. My worries are there is some woodsy animals that would love to chomp those bunnies up, and once they start walking and we don't catch it immediatly they could squeeze right through the fence. Our Julius is about 2-3 months old and she can still squeeze out of the fence, that is why she has to be in a cage still. Jeremy and I were out there the other night and some big animal like a bagger came right up to the kennel sniffing. Jeremy looked behind him and scared him away but he looked hungry and he didn't even care Jeremy and I were sitting there. This was about 10pm at night. Also all our neighbors have dogs that run loose. Exspecially one neighbor whose dog is always in our yard. Our other neighbors have an outside cat that puts Garfield to shame by his size. Oh what to do. Please let me know you opionions. I really don't want to pull her from her natural habitat but I don't want to loose another bunny. Plus my children would love to see the bunnies grow. It would so wonderful for them to experience life.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

By Husband better written and a funnier blog

http://odaygazette.blogspot.com/
He just started it but he has a ton of stuff already written he will be posting on his blog. So keep checking, he has this week off of work so he may get really bored with me and my mother all day.

nothin new

Ok I turned 30 today. I guess thats all I have to report. OH Yeah, I thought I would screen the Twilight books before allowing my daughters to read about vampires. Turns out I love the books. I going on book 3 and I read each 500-600 page book in about 1 1/2 days. Yep, there that good and my daughters are definetly allowed to read them. They are great content for a 12-17 year old. The movie comes out in Nov so go get your copy and read your book before then.

PS I love my husband.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

I can tie my own shoes

Rollie has learned to tie his shoes tonight. We have been working on this for the last hour and he never gave up. I remember learning this in Kindergarten but it seems they have taken this out of the curiculum.

Garet's First Dentist Apt.





First Pic, Want a knuckle sandwhich. I don't want to be here
Second Pic, I am not letting that motorized brush in my mouth. They can just use the mirror
third pic and last pic are switched around. last pic he is crying, mad, and all he wants is to use his new tooth brush.
third pic, At least the dentist is still smiling.

Wanted this Duck stealing Granny


Madison Was able to catch video of this Granny in action..... Seems she is wanted all over and not for Hair stealing but for Duck Stealing....

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Here are some great pic of our wonderful Summer


Pictured above is a picture of everything I have canned this summer. Sorry only two have blue ribbons because I didn't have anything else canned before the fair. Here is what we have
Dill Pickles (made these hot and regular) Whole tomatoes, Ketchup, blue berry-rasberry jelly, Rasberry Jam, Strawberry-Rhubarb Jam, strawberry jelly, strawberry jam, tomato sauce, apple pie filling, chipolte salsa (not that great), Sweet Pickles, hamburger pickles, peaches (my favorite)
Garet licks all the jelly or jam off his bread and then likes his hands and then likes the table or his plate and then asks for more on his bread. It is soooo Cute!

Charlie

Charlie, Julius Dad. See the resemblence. I don't

Three Funny Things




Rollie Vikings

Cute story here. Al Frankin has a commercial where a man is dressed in a classic mn Viking out fit and he is having fun with a packer fan in a bowling alley. Rollie is in an all boys class this year and his teacher is a football fan. Rollie hasn't had much football in his life being his parents aren't big sports watchers. So he came home wanting to watch the football game. So him and Jeremy started to watch the game when the Al Frankin commercial came on. He thought this commercial was hilarious. He then became very curious of the Viking asking Jeremy if a viking was an animal. Jeremy said no its a person. Rollie was very confused and said people have horns growing out of there head????


Again Rollie, he came home from school today excited to tell me about Cub scouts. I asked Rollie if he new what they do in cub scouts. He replied yes I do know, if you look at the pictures you can see the swing through jungles and climb mountains...


Norah Dumpster diver, In June we had received a refund from the government. We thought it would be fun to build the kids a swingset with this money. So we went to several stores Menards, home depot, fleet farm ect... only to find the swing sets are way overpriced. On our way home we drove by a new building and sure enough there were pallets in the dumpster. Jeremy and I got a great idea to make the swingset completly free. So all summer long we dumpster dived to find wood. We even found some at Dairy Queen. You can see in the photo we made a wonderful tree fort with room to expand. Well the other day Jeremy was driving and Norah must have seen something in a dumpster they drove by because she yelled to Jeremy "Dad, aren't you going to go dumpster diving for that" You have got to love children.

Norahs First Day






Well Its a little late but I will post some pics of Norahs wonderful First day of Kindergarten. She said it was so much fun, the only thing was the bus was a little scarey in the morning. Her second day they had fun searching for the gingerbread man, if you remember he runs away. Well the searched high and low and finally found a tray of gingerbread men to eat. I can already tell Norah is going to love kindergarden. She is eager to learn and make new friends.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Rollie's First day off to First Grade






What a wonderful first day for school. Yes it was raining but also full of smiles and laughter. We woke up to one child crying because it was the first day of school and she missed the bus. Ok that part she will look back on and laugh but it gets better. That was our poor Madisons fresh start to 7th grade. She had went over to the old bus stop thinking it hadn't changed and I never even paid attention that it changed and moved over 1 block. She was there at a prompt 7:03am the bus was to arrive at 7:06Am. We after she sat for 42 mins she figured she missed it. This wouldn't have been such a big deal but at that age the first day of school not only means finding your class and getting bak in the old routine it means getting the seat by your best friends in class. So she was late and I have yet to hear when she gets home how terrible her seat is for first hour.
As far as Rollie goes, There were puddles and raindrops on our walk to the bus stop. He had waited all morning for this walk. He didn't even finish his breakfast because he didn't want to be late for the bus. So we trotted to the bus stop. Dad, mom sister, brother and Rollie. When we arrived there were about 10 kids and 5 parents there. One of the kids at the stop owned the house so her wonderful mother let us all take shelter in the garage to stay out of the rain. While waiting in the garage with some very excieted children one mother yelled I see the bus here it comes. Sure enough the bus turned the corner to where there stop was and kept on going. All us parents started running after the bus waving our arms and the children were trying to run with there big back packs flopping through the rain. About a block down the bus stopped at the next stop and that is where Rollie finally got to load. What a wonderful morning and we all had smiles and laughter in our faces. Lets pray Maddi's day went just as well.

meet Julius




Here is our 6 week old bunny. Garet and Madison fight for this little guy all the time. We also adopted his daddy Charlie. They are so much fun, I will try to get a good pic of charlie today. Julis is a rex/min lop. His dad is choc brown miniture lop and Julius mom looks just like him and is a rex. We have two more fantastic bunnies named Charmin and Wilbur. They two are mutts, but very loved.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Sweet Pickles Books

As many of you know I was a child of the late 70's early 80's. OK I turn 30 in 20 days. Yeah happy birthday to me. Because of my wonderful age I was blessed with the sweet pickles books. I loved these books and I cannot tell you how many times my mother read the great race, goose goofs off, fix it camel and many other pickles books. We would read these books in here red white and blue small flowered wallpaper bedroom where the head board was made of bright red velvet. Yes very 70's. Anyways, I loved these books so much I named my childrens store after them. I still own many of the 26 books and try to read them to my chilis. Unfortunatley they seem to like Llama Llama Red Pajama and many of the other rhyming books more. The Sweet Pickles have not caught there heart yet. But...... While I was at the local Value Thrift store today A little something caught my eye. No it wasn't the 100's of people there on labor day due to the 50% off sale, no it wasn't the lack of carts or the rent a cops patroling the 50% crazed thrift shoppers, It was a little record in the large stacks of records called Sweet Pickles Pop 26 Songs with Giggles and tickles and life's silly Pickles. Hey the name even rhymes. So with no price tag on it and it being a record I had to decide what I was willing to pay. Thrift shops are well known for not pricing items and when someone brings it to the check out and asks how much they give a rediculous price in hopes of getting it. So my husband looked at me and said what is it worth to you. I said I don't have a record player so lets say 2.00 sale price. So I shopped around while my husband checked out. (I personally can not stand in lines my brain just can't sit for so long) My husband handed it to the lady said how much she said 9.99. WOW the other records are only 1.41 (for some reason they can't price things even like 1.50) My husband said I don't think so then. So the lady comes back with a better offer "How about .99" "SOLD"! So here I sit with my less than 1.00 record and no record player. I am hoping a family member like my mother may have a record player. My mothers bedroom has changed since I was little but I tell you no lie, under her bed has not. She has soooo Much stuff packed under there I often wonder what I will do with all that stuff if she passes. You know that junk will be there in 40-50 years plus more junk. I guess if she has the record player than it will be worth the sorting in my later life.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Testing a pic


Picture of a tomatoe. Can you see it?