Monday, July 31, 2006

Hokey Pokey and Things

The big news from the weekend is that Georgia learned to do the Hokey Pokey! (I know our lives are SO exciting, it's unbearable.) She's very cute, she sits and puts her right paw in and then her left paw in, and when it's time to "do the Hokey Pokey and turn yourself around" she does a funny little wiggle dance and spins around. That's all she knows right now, but I think Dave is trying to figure out what else he can teach her that will work in the Hokey Pokey. It's quite funny.

She also got to visit with Morgan and Zander (my little cousins) again on Saturday. She loves them because they usually have food stuffs. While Zander was in the high chair having his dinner, she kept her nose on the tray trying to figure out what he was eating. He loved it because he could pet her without being licked in the face. She seems amazed by him. He was crawling on the floor and she was following right behind him, poking him in the butt. It was really funny. She will get to meet some more little cousins this week, two boys who are 4 and 2 (I think). My cousin is coming to visit from Tampa, and the little ones are his boys. I hope they like dogs, because she loves kids.

There are house guests at our next door neighbor’s house, and one of them is a Boxer. He and Georgia have been socializing through the fence, and the new game is to run the fence line until they both drop from heat exhaustion. It kept her busy this weekend. The cats do not appreciate the Boxer, whose name is Tupac (as in Shakur, the dead rapper). He came to visit the kitties while they were playing in the carport, and they did not like him at all. Apparently he chased them. Later I heard him bark while the cats were outside, so I went out to check on them. My fearless, witch kitten was perched precariously on his fence – puffed up and hissing – while he barked from below. I made her get down. It’s one thing if he comes to their house and bothers them, but she can’t be teasing him from the fence. That’s just rude (and possible dangerous, though I’m told he wont’ hurt them). Anyway, Tupac loves Georgia, but doesn’t like me and Dave. He barks his fool head off whenever we come near the fence.

Okay, people news…. We FINALLY closed on our house Friday morning. Thank goodness!! I was starting to doubt that it was going to happen. We helped Brody and Brandy move out of their house Saturday, and that was about it for the weekend. We watched Glory Road Saturday night, and it was a great movie. It’s Disney’s version of the first black, college basketball team to win the national championship. Good movie. I think that’s about all for now. Later.

Oh, I almost forgot to vent about our HUGE power bill from the Gardendale house that we haven't live in since March!! We got the bill for last month and it was $140!!! I know that's not too bad for summer time - but that's the biggest summer time power bill we've ever had from that house and WE WEREN'T EVEN LIVING THERE!!! Apparently someone left the air on like 65 degrees while showing the house and it ran forever. Can I tell you how mad that makes me?? How rude and inconsiderate!!!

Okay, now I'm done. :)

Monday, July 17, 2006

I've Been a Real Slacker

Actually, I've been crazybusy with work and home, so I haven't updated this thing in almost a month. Here goes....

We've sold our house and we close at the end of this week. Yay!!! We went to Gardendale last Saturday to get the rest of our stuff out, and of course it rained. Whatever. It hasn't rained in so long that we didn't even consider the possibility, so it rained on the way up there in the truck (with the window that doesn't roll up) and on the way back when the truck was full of stuff. Whatever. Anyway, we took Georgia with us. That was the first time she's been back to the Gardendale house since we moved. She ran all over the place, all through the house, basement and yard, smelling everything. She had not seen the new carpet either, so she checked that out, too. It was cute, and really good to see her running across that great big yard one last time. I have to say it was a little sad, knowing that was the last time I would see the place while it was still mine. It's a great house and a great yard. Sigh.... Well, it'll also be great money in the bank, so I'll get over it. But, I'll always love it. I got MARRIED there and we started our life there. It's a great place.

In other news:
I got bit on the butt by a Brown Recluse spider. Yes, you read that correctly. :) It was living in the dress I put on for church Sunday morning. When I bent down to pick up my shoes, I trapped it in my dress and it bit me. Soooo, I killed it and saved it in a plastic bag for confirmation that it was in fact a Brown Recluse. It was. By the time I got to the doctor after church, I was already running a fever. She prescribed some antibiotics, and I feel better now. The bite appears to be fine; it hasn't swelled up or anything weird like they are supposed to do. Hopefully it won't since I got the antibiotics so quickly. That's that.

Vacation Bible School started last night, and it wore me out! I was supposed to be helping a crew leader keep up with her crew, but it seems that I may have become the crew leader myself. We have 5 kids in our crew, 2 boys and 3 girls. The boys are WILD! In the ten or so years since my brothers were thier ages, I had forgotten how wild boys can be. Why can't little boys sit next to each other without touching? HMM??? Anyway, it really was a lot of fun, and that's good because I'll be there every night this week. :) Viva VBS!

Dave and Rob took Oscar to the Shelby County Humane Society because he got too big and played too rough to keep him with Georgia. At approximately 8 months, he already outweighed her, and she had stopped wanting to play in her yard. The way I see it, the yard was hers first so I had to let him go. He's listed for adoption a I think he'll find a home because he's a sweet beast and he's healthy; I just couldn't risk him hurting Georgia. It was very sad. :(

The tomato harvest is coming along nicely. We've had a ton of tomatoes and I've been able to pick some ripe ones nearly every day. They taste great, too!

OH! Dave particpated in his first trial, sat second chair with another lawyer, and they won! They actually won really big, so he started liking his job last week. :) He really likes being in the courtroom, so he had a great couple of days at work. He has another trial coming up next week, and we're hoping he'll be even more involved.

I think that's all for now. Later..