Friday, October 30, 2009

How does one add a button to the blog layout?

Anyone??  I suppose I should go through layout, but I admit to being aptly confused about the whole thing.  *sighs*  Oh well, I guess I jsut keep looking  through all the gadgets; unless of course somone wants to help me out??

=) Gayle

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Joseph's Birthday

Howdy ya'll!!

Well, it's Joseph birthday today... though to be technical he won't be officially 7 until 6:22 pm.
We're not having a party for him with all of his friends, this Mom is too sick to pull it off this year with this cold I've got (I'll be lucky to get the boys' costumes finished), but we are having a family party after a fashion.
For now though, it's time to get into my clothes for the day & get the grapes washed & collect the cheese sticks -- for Joseph's birthday treat. I figure these kids get plenty of sugary stuff this time of year, so I'm going to snip several pounds of grapes into small bunches, then also offer string cheese sticks as well -- Western Family 5/$1 at Davis Jubilee this week.

Lots to do, so I'm off. Later today I will make him a White Chocolate cake and Lasagna as per his request.

Taw needs his morning "ba" too and some fever reducer too going by his wails.

=) Gayle

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Dollar Stretcher e-books sale

Now many of you probably know by now that I like doing frugal thrifty things... plus that sort of thing is almost a necessity nowadays with the economy the way it is.
Anyhow as I was reading my daily email from Living On A Dime, I noticed that they were posting about a sale that Dollar Stretcher is having on their e-book collection for just $12.50 (normally $19.95), so I thought I would post about it for those few people who read my blog to check out. I prefer real books over e-books, mainly because I'm running out of space on my old desktop (and I don't ever remember to buy CD's when I'm at the store) and also because I like to read stuff like this when we're camping, or late at night when I can't sleep -- times when I'd rather not fire up this old beast, plus I'm too poor to print off dozens of pages.

For now, I'm going to take my baby and go lay down. Maybe I can stop coughing so hard long enough to sleep for a few minutes before my 2 busy boys get home from school & start demanding to go to the Maeser Elementary Halloween Carnival tonight, something I'm just not up to doing today... didn't get their costumes completed yet either.


What's with all this wind??!!

I just got home from town, and walking across the Kmart parking lot, the wind nearly blew me off my feet.
I have been sitting here watching the wind blow my tarps all over my garden and knock stuff over in my neighbor's yard.
If the wind wasn't enough, it's cold too! Really really cold! Like the actual temperature is at freezing (32*F), but the windchill has got to be more like 5 or 10 degrees colder... hmm I'll just check on Accuweather all you have to do is type in your zip code and it gives you accurate weather info for your area.

Anyhow, it's nice to be inside, though my windows are leaky (there's a good draft blowing through next to me) and we need to get the storm windows put up, and while my Dh offered to put them in before he left for work, well the permanent windows need to be washed. So as soon as I remember where I put the Windex, I'll be washing windows. Until then though, I think I might take Taw and go lay down -- 4 hours of sleep just wasn't enough, plus I think that my cold is getting worse.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

"Baby, it's cold outside!"

I'm sitting at the computer over by the window, and my fingers are chilled.
The Today Show is playing in the background, and every so often they break for the weather -- KSL Weather keeps saying that it's going to snow here today. The weather pattern they show indicates that the Uintah Basin is going to be right down the middle of the snow coming (it's already snowing in SLC), plus we get to have more snow tomorrow -- not a good thing when your spouse's job is driving! Our high today for Vernal is 50*F and the low for tonight is supposed to be 26*F -- now I live in Maeser, so our low will be 3 or 4 degrees colder than Vernal.
LOL, the funny thing is that when I was listening to the radio (98.5), they said that the high today wasn't going to be above 40 degrees -- both the radio & TV agree that it's going to be windy though.

I guess it's time to get dressed (I'm still in my flannel jammies), and get outside -- to hang the extension cord to plug in the dog house light, to get the cases of "free" water [from my brother Glen] out of the back of our white truck, to gather up hoses & garden tools & anything else I've forgotten about, and most of all to get some wood so I can get the fire going again.

Back in the house, I'll be getting some apples cooking to make applesauce, and of course continuing in my battle against the never-ending laundry pile.

=) Gayle

Friday, October 23, 2009

Just thinkin...

Hi Ya'll!

I'm sitting at the computer in my brother's kitchen typing away. I had to check my bank balance to see if the check i wrote a couple of days ago had cleared yet, it hasn't. so I DECIDED TO SEe if I could remember my password to my blog here, apparently I did since here i be...

So for now I'm just thinkin' about all the events of the past weeks, between the continuous constipation/diarrhea battle of my youngest son Taw to the deer I killed on opening morning [of the Utah Deer Hunt] Oct 17th to the miscarriage I had a few weeks ago... *sighs* Speaking of the diarrhea, I need to go quickly change a diaper now. I'll be back another time to apply a few more not-so deep thoughts.

=) Gayle

Monday, October 12, 2009

Check out this cute onesie
I got the link from a message board I go to:

I think that if I can find a long sleeved white knit onesie then I'm going to make one of these for Taw. Maybe even make a few for gifts as as few of my friends have just have baby boys. I could make onesies with Sunbonnet Sue on the front, like with the dishtowels I made & sold at the Farmer's Market (Vernal, UT) this summer.
If I get really ambitious, I might even post pics of the things I made & sold at the Farmer's Market too... but don't get too hopeful yet. I still have plenty of canning & procrastinating left to do to keep me busy.

=) Gayle