Sunday, September 30, 2007

Absolutely Nothing!

I have absolutely nothing to say of any redeeming value! I have not been able to come up with anything cute or bubbly or astute! So here I sit, wanting to post but not having anything of value to communicate!

The family is great, Chelsea's drivers ed keeps me hopping. I have been babysitting my granddaughters while my daughter Tiffany works in the potatoes.

Gene went hunting this week, archery. He was hunting elk and bear. Thursday he called me and told me was coming home. He sounded shook up. I worried until he pulled in on Thursday night. Apparently he had an encounter with a grizzly bear sow! He was sitting in his tree stand above his bear bait (black bear) and along came this grizzly sow and 2 cubs. She saw Gene in the tree and woofed at him and charged. He let off a shot with his pistol and she took off running with her cubs! He said he almost had an anxiety attack right then and there!!!!! So he came down, packed up his tree stand and bait and hightailed it out of there! Says he is finding somewhere else to hunt elk! The funny thing is that whenever you talk to Fish and Game they tell you there are not any grizzlies in the Palisades area of Idaho! Yea, right!

So that's our week! Still haven't found the time to scrapbook, still canning like crazy! Hope to be done this week!

And so ends the month of September!!!


Wednesday, September 26, 2007

The Harvest is In!

Well, Mother Nature dealt us another hand on Monday night - frost! So about 6:00 pm we decided we needed to get the patch picked. I rushed over there with my camera and got several pictures, admired our pumpkins, and then we got to work picking! There were alot of pumpkins!

I was sad that our grandkids didn't get to pick them, but Gene, Chelsea and I had a blast!

Look at our haul! The top one on the right weighed 80 lbs! The one to it's left weighed in at 70!
Most of the rest of the smaller ones weigh between 30 and 50 lbs! That's a lot of pumpkin!!! The rest of the little ones are actually different kinds of squashed that we planted!

The grandkids are coming this weekend to pick out their pumpkins, then we will have some of the neighbor kids come and get the rest! Grandpa's pumpkin patch was a hit this year!!!!
Hope you have just a pumpkin kind of day!!!

Monday, September 24, 2007


The pumpkins are still on the vine! We had a slight change in plans, due to Mother Nature! We woke up to rain and wind yesterday morning, and the high temperature was only about 48 degrees! So we decided to try for next weekend! The kids were disappointed and didn't really want to be cooped up in the house, so grandpa had to ruffhouse with them! We had a loud, boisterous house last night! By 9:30 everyone had left for home, and Chelsea says, "It's so quiet all of sudden!" We all smiled!

Chelsea finished up her homework, and we helped with drivers ed. I must confess, I am really glad that this is my last drivers ed! It is so funny to listen to Chelsea though, ready to conquer the world at 15! She already has plans for the pick-up she plans to get (not a car, a pickup!) and the awesome stereo system it will have! Dream On, honey!

Stay tuned for the great pumpkin patch...........


Saturday, September 22, 2007

The Pumpkin Patch!

Gene has been watching and pampering his babies (pumpkins) for weeks and today he declared "I think we better pick them!" So tomorrow the grandkids are coming, after church, and we are having our annual pumpkin pick! This is Gene's 3rd year of having a pumpkin patch, and I must say it is probably his best ever! This year we didn't start the plants in the house, we just planted the seeds in the ground about the 1st of June! He has about 35 pumpkins and I am pretty sure that at least 2 will tip the scales at over 100 lbs! I am pretty excited!

So tomorrow, the camera and the scales will make the trek to the patch. I will show you pictures of them tomorrow night and then I am going to use some of my new fall stash to scrapbook them! See you tomorrow night!

Make the day a good one!


Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Bad Blogger!

I haven't done well blogging this summer! It is not that there's nothing going on, but that there is too much going on and I get overwhelmed! You ever feel like that? And when I get overwhelmed, I am not good at taking pictures, or scrapbooking, either one! Anyways, I did go to a crop at Express the Moment last Friday, even with a bad cold! I completed one page, and got some stuff for other pages. So I am moving forward. And I had lots of fun.

This last week I read Melody Ross' blog and it appears I am not the only one suffering from this! Click on the link to the side of my page and go read her posts. Maybe we should all make a commitment to overcome!

I was talking to Kim at Express the Moment on Friday, and we decided that the scrapbooking industry is a sort of crisis! They have overwhelmed us all with so much product, that we don't know where to start or what to use first. As a result we are losing sight of the reason most of us scrap, which is a history of us and our families. If you go to the galleries of the big magazines and scrap companies, there are pages that I dare say cost $25 per page! That is not a reality for most of us! And since we cannot achieve the top, we stop! Or we keep buying, thinking that magically some creative fairy will sweep dust on us and suddenly every design team in the nation will be clamoring for our stuff!

So here is my call to arms, ladies! Let's get back to basics! Scrap the memories and don't get so wrapped up in the product! If you see something you love, then buy it! But then be sure and use it, don't tuck it away to be forgotten! I am committing to setting aside time once a week to scrap and I intend on finishing my committment for 100 pages in 2007! Right now I have 42! So I better get to work!

Now, since I don't have any cute pictures to share, I thought I would show you some of the stuff that I bought at Express the Moment on Friday night! It is so cute and I am now ready for those Halloween pictures! The Making Memories Halloween stuff is soooo cool! And the Christmas stuff is really cool too! So go to and look at the new stuff! You will be in love too!

Go and be creative today!