I apologize for not posting sooner. There is a lot going on around here right now and I promise I haven't made anything new and not posted it.....I just haven't made anything at all. Well to be perfectly honest I have made a huge mess in my craft room, but more about that in a minute. If ya have a few minutes get comfortable and read what has been going on.
First off.....every thing is okay, just very busy.
Where should I start....
Ummm.......house being repainted, process going on. The landlord's wife came to pick up the rent last month and she caught me during one of my quitting smoking mood swings *okie wonders if the poor lady will ever be the same* and she made the mistake of asking "so how is the house". I went off in a tirade about everything they were suppose to have been replacing or repairing in the last few years and never have and how "I will let the house fall down around my ears BECAUSE I ONLY RENT". Anywho *okie says in a sweet voice and a smile*.......they have painted the living room, bedrooms hallway, dining area and kitchen so far. I also got a new stove top *okie had been needing that for about 3 years* which I am thrilled about, maybe now I won't be simmering something and then it decide to go to a roiling boil!! And have other things they are going to fix around here very soon. I guess if I had stopped smoking sooner I wouldn't have had to wait so long to get things done around here! LOL
My niece, her husband, her mom *which is okie's cousin, but niece is actually okie's second cousin but has always refered to okie as aunt.....now that should confuse everyone*, and her little sister came to stay right after the painting because she had to go to a hospital here in town to have her baby. We have a boy. He is a III so they are calling him Trip. Of course it is funny to me because their last name is LeForce so when Trip is about 3 and people ask him his name I can just hear him saying, in that little speech impediment way that 3 year olds have, "Triple Force". When I informed my niece of this she was like "OMG! I never thought about that". Her husband in true male fashion smiled nodded his head as if in pride and said "Man that is cool!". As you can see he is a cutie indeed!
I had the 16th Annual Childrens Behavioral Health Conference in Norman Oklahoma to go to for work. I was able to attend some interesting workshops.......and do a little shopping! And I mean little. I got a set of See D's sentiment stamps at Hobby Lobby. They were marked down from 11.99 to 7.19 and then for some odd reason they took 50% off *okie ain't one to look a bargain gift in the mouth* so I was really excited about that. I really liked all the sentiments the set had, it seemed to cover pretty much occasion. I sure hate that Inque Boutique, the makes of See D's sold out...can we have a moment of silence? *okie bows head in respect*
I also got myself a pair of speedo flip flops at Khols. And of course I spent more money on my daughter than I did myself.....darn kids sure get in the way of things don't they! LOL She was thrilled when I came in with a few new summer clothes for her.
May 10th HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY
About 10pm I was sitting at my computer and was finishing up a load of laundry. I hear a BBZZZTTTT from the dryer, and my dryer does not have a buzzer, and then orange flashes from inside the dryer. I was able to act quickly and avoid a fire. *OKIE IS DEFINATELY BLESSED BY GOD*. The dryer and washer now repaired, yes I said washer too! LOL The washer didn't catch on fire, I just figured why not have the repair man fix it too while he was here....if your cam dogs go out, well the darn washer won't agitate like it should.
As you can see by the picture it was the wiring that went bad, likely due to vibrations over the years. It is as good as new now.
Landlord came by to pick up rent *yeah it is due on the 1st, I left a check when I had gone to the conference, and the check still hasn't been cashed.......landlord doesn't get in a hurry about anything much I guess* and said his son is ready to come back and finish painting. The craftroom will be getting painted and get a new floor. The bathroom on this side of the house will get a new toilet and sink and also painted. They are going to paint the laundry hallway and laundry area also.
So I don't have a picture of me giving my landlord the check, and not really sure why I would take a picture of that I figured I would at least put this picture of my flooded backyard that was taken that same day. I love the rain because we need it but I am ready for some sunshine for awhile. I don't even know if I will be able to get a garden in this year due to all the rain!!
May.......aw heck this weekend...
I have been trying to get my craft room stuff packed away so it will be ready for paint and flooring. It is a bit of a larger task than I thought. I do have most of my scrap supplies moved already. I have to tear down the computer desk and not even sure where to put it while this part of the house gets redone. I am trying to go through and throw some things away that I don't use anymore or I know I won't use, which is very hard for me. But I will be so glad to get rid of this nasty carpet! *okie totally hates carpet and thinks all carpet should be burned at the stake*
They are going to be redoing the hallway to the kitchen, the laundry area and the bathroom on this side of the house also.
I just hope they have it done before the first weekend in June, I have company coming after that!!
SSOOO........how have ya'll been? *okie cracks up laughin*