Sunday, May 9, 2010


So much has happened this week. We actually had 3 days of good weather. We got a puppy. His name is Gunther. We cleaned up the yard. KC's aunt, Ann, passed away. We were the hosts for the family since we are the only ones who live here right now.

And today is Mother's Day. I had a most unusual gift. Let me tell you about it!

Mother's Day Surprise!
At this very moment, I am laying on my bed with baking soda and vinegar pasted over the effects of an encounter I had with a bee! That's right. I got stung on my butt cheek by a bee AT church.

We had just come out of church. Tyler had kicked Aaron in the face. I made him stand on the yellow parking line. When KC made it to the truck, I told him what happened. He gave me the keys and said that Tyler had to walk home and he would walk with him.

As I was walking around the truck, I passed a bee. I didn't think much of it. I climbed into the driver's seat and felt a sharp prick in my rear. I jumped out, immediately remembering that bee. Sure enough. He was there on the seat. I ran to the back of the truck shouting, "OUCH. I just got bit by a bee on my butt." (I am sure that I turned a couple of heads.)

KC and Tyler quickly returned to the truck. KC told Tyler that he ought to thank that bee for saving him from walking home, and Tyler actually did!

We put mud on the area, but it didn't do much. The stinger was still in there. I looked up bee stings online. Apparently, it is important to remove the stinger as soon as possible. It takes 5 minutes for all the venom to be ejected into the skin. I am pretty sure I got the full dose! I also learned two effective ways of treating bee stings. The first- baking soda and vinegar. The vinegar is said to draw out the poison. The second- chewed tobacco. KC wanted to do this one. The idea of getting the poison out sounded better to me, so I requested the vinegar paste.

KC has quite enjoyed doing his "surgical procedure." We just removed the paste. Much better. His response, "Wow! I knew baking soda and vinegar were good on battery acid, but who would have known it could save my wife's butt."

I can't help but think it extremely funny. I started to get a weird headache and so have taken a benadryl tablet.

I hope you enjoy reading about my Mother's Day present. Hope yours isn't as exciting.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

April Showers bring May Flowers??

I am having issues with the weather. I SO want it to be spring, but it is winter once again in my little corner of the world. We have had snow for the past 6 days. It is becoming quite dreary!

I made woofum sticks yesterday. What are they you ask? Woofum sticks are hot dog roasters with a wooden ball on the tip. You place biscuit dough on it and roast it over the fire, then you fill it with pudding, ice cream, or whatever else suits your fancy.

My sweetheart finally let us get a pet (besides a parakeet or fish). We got a puppy. Here is a picture of my two boys and their new friend, Gunther.

I have been watching birds. I LOVE to watch birds. I find them very fascinating. I also made a new bird feeder for them. Unfortunately, I haven't taken a pic of it. I recycled an old mayonnaise jar and 2 bucket lids. I drilled holes in the top and bottom of the mayo jar and attached the jar to the lids using brads. Then I glued it in place. I also drilled several holes in the mayo jar so food could dispense. Basically, it is a free rendition of some of the popular types you can buy at the store. Mine isn't as aesthetically pleasing, but it works just as well.

I am also working on some quilt blocks to exchange with my sisters. I will definitely have to post those.