Saturday, January 23, 2010

Interesting weather

IMG_8489, originally uploaded by torri_g.

It has been a very interesting week with weather here. We have had everything from rain, to sleet, to snow, flood warnings, tornado watches, sever thunder storms, dust storms and repeat for most of that list. Oh and I forgot ice. This morning there was a fine coating of ice on things here. We did have pretty clear blue skies again for the first time in a couple of day though so I really didn't care about the ice being here, it didn't last very long. I loved the ice on the tree though and had to make sure and get a picture of it.

Other news...we will be moving in February! Movers are set to come in and start the packing on the 8th and come the 10th they will load the truck and drive it to our new place and unload. So in between running kids here, there, and everywhere, I'm trying to get the house set for that. We signed the lease Friday and they gave us the keys in advance so that I can get back in and see about getting some measurements. The girls are going to head over with me and get to see it for the first time and of course do the picking of their rooms while we are there. This way come the 1st of February we can start moving some things over to the new place. Even though it is a local move which I dislike greater than any of the cross country moves we have made in the last 20 years...I am really excited about this move. The lady that we have dealt with for renting the house has been wonderful, and has gotten us all the answers for every question we have asked. The owner even though we haven't meet in person as of yet, has been equally wonderful.

Anyway, I'm bordering on going off on a very long ramble here tonight, so I'm going to end here. Everyone enjoy a great Sunday spent with those you love.

Feline, Furball, and Feather's Friday

Trinity, originally uploaded by torri_g.

Trinity is either showing off her fine tuned sleeping skills or her disappointment with me for once again failing to do this post on Friday. Coming up here very quickly I'm going to have to take some time off from doing...even a day late. The mini zoo is getting ready to move in February, and until I figure out who to use for internet out at our new place we will just have to go without. Hmm...maybe that is what Trinity was thinking about when I took the picture of her. The soon to be lack of an internet connection.

Anyway, I will try to make sure and get one last one up and who knows maybe even on say...FRIDAY! If you want to play along all you have to do is leave a link in comments by next Friday.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Enough said

Enough said, originally uploaded by torri_g.

Feline, Furball and Feathers Friday

Mia, originally uploaded by torri_g.

Mia giving me the dirty look questioning why I'm running behind with what should have been a Friday post. My one and only response...I've been a little busy! So Miss Mia, you can stop looking at me with those accusing eyes of yours because it is probably going to run this way for a little while longer.

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Crazy busy

To say that things have been busy is a bit of an understatement at this point in time, so let's go with crazy busy to describe life here in Arizona. I'm just happy to have time to sit down and catch up on some reading of my favorite blogs and heck even e-mails! Binky Sue started back to school this week and her daily schedule is insane right now. Balancing work and 14 credit hours is going to be a fun thing for her this term. Sweetpea and Little Bug are doing fine with the start of the second semester at the high school, and are starting to add lots of extra things to my already full calendar. Speaking of my of yesterday I did a bang up job of adding lots more to it myself. We found a place to rent and will be moving in February! For any family thinking about coming out to visit, be ready we are now going to be on one of those wonderfully marked dirt roads that Arizona just loves oh so very much. Of course if you don't want to try and find us we can just meet up at Buddy's bar or they can just give you directions out to us! No joke...everything for dealing with the rental is taken care of out of Buddy's Bar. So family that has already been out here might be able to have an idea of about where we will be living come February. Whetstone area, at least a good mile plus before you hit the lights on the highway for mustang corners. We have been calling it our "country ghetto" home. I think the dealing with having to go to the bar for paperwork and all other things is what got that started. I've laughed so hard and had my girls ask me to stop lying to them about that. No joke here though people. It is bigger than what we are currently in. Older house but not as old as what we are living in. Oh and Oma we are going to have horses in our front yard area! About maybe 40-50 feet away from the front of the house is where their area starts. I'm super excited about all of it except for one thing...of dogs and cats we can only have three. We have 4 and a hard heart breaking choice has had to be made. Unlike others that I have called about though the animals are allowed to live in the house and not outside the house. Angel is the fur baby that we are going to find a new home for because I think of any of them she would deal best with change. We have a house full of hurting hearts right now though because of it. I would have loved to find a place for all of them to go with too, but time has kind of run out and we need to get moving.

So mid February is the time frame that we are looking at being moved from here to new place, which means things for the next month is going to be very busy. There is tons to get done and starting this weekend is the great go through the house and downsize stuff that is no longer being used, no longer fits, or just is no longer needed. Hubby and girls will probably not be real thrilled with this but it is one thing that I have always loved about moving time. A clearing of stuff that has just been stuffed away for a later that never comes. I've already started making some phone calls about Sweetpea and Little Bug for school and I'm happy that they can stay right where they are for the rest of the school year. Tomorrow we will give housing 30 days notice which I honestly can not wait to do! This is it...the final tie and I don't know about anyone else in the family but I'm more than ready for this one. Oh just in case I didn't mention it I will have no neighbors right on top of me!! Country ghetto here I come...well as soon as we get deposits paid, lease signed and all that good stuff at Buddy's bar done next week!!
I hope that everyone is doing well, staying warm and safe. Have a great Thursday and take care.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Feline, Furball and Feathers Friday

Trinity, originally uploaded by torri_g.

Trinity would just like to voice her list of dislikes this week, no particular order here with it.

  • Don't like Mom!
  • Don't like Mia
  • Don't like Angel
  • Don't like scary vacuum thing
  • Don't like Mom
  • Don't like being made to stay in room of Mom's choice with those stupid gates.
  • Don't like gates
  • Really don't like Mom!!
  • Don't like birds, either in the house or those annoying ones that live outside.
  • Don't like the rabbits that torment me from out side the fence line
  • Don't like Mom and that stupid camera...Oh and just in case I forgot to mention it...DON'T LIKE MOM!

Well, there you go! Trinity's thoughts on things this week. Remember if you want to play along all you have to do is post your own and leave a link here in comments by next Friday. Everyone enjoy a great weekend.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Feline, Furball and Feathers Friday

Gypsy Rose, originally uploaded by torri_g.

The first Feline and Furball Friday of 2010! I managed to get pictures of Mia, Trinity, and Gypsy Rose. After great deliberation I decided that the first of 2010 should be one of the felines. Oh and I didn't leave Angel out, she just is no where around for me to be able to find her.

I hope that everyone had a wonderful and safe holiday season, but in this house we are happy that normal routine is about to get going again.

If you want to play along with Feline, Furball and Feathers Friday just post your own entry and leave a link in comments by next Friday. See everyone again next week.