Skip to main content

August? Where did July go?

Can you believe it is August already? Where did the summer go? School starts next Thursday!

Look at these two beautiful kitty cats!Aren't they sweet? Getting Abby was the best thing for Muffin. She was missing Callie, even though Callie was old when we got Muffin, and they didn't really play together, but they did snuggle up next to each other sometimes. Abby is still very much a kitten, and can be very annoying, especially if she climbs up your legs (yes, she'll be getting declawed when she's 6 months old). But she is also a sweetie pie!

And now - the biggest project in our house the last couple of days? Clearing out the boys bedroom and painting! And I have to say I didn't have to do any of it!!!! (That's the best part). Kaleb has been wanting to paint his (well it's his when Brandon is gone) bedroom for a while. We told him a couple of weeks ago that if he totally cleaned it out, including the closet that was a disaster area, he could paint. Lo and behold - he did it! Actually, he and Brandon went through the entire bedroom last week and filled up several trash bags. So...we went and bought paint last night. Kaitlin helped Kaleb with all the prep work and painting, and it's taking shape. Here it is still in progress.My camera batteries died while I was trying to take a picture of Corby putting up the new ceiling fan. I'll post a picture of the room when it's all done. We still have to get some curtains and clean the carpet before moving stuff back in. Carpet cleaning will happen tomorrow night. I'm really proud of the kids. They did a great job. I asked Kaitlin if she wants to paint the rest of the house and she's ready! Now we just have to pick some colors, and figure out how to paint the entryway. Living in a bi-level can be a pain! Oh well, we will figure something out, someday!

Music playing right now - Keith Anderson's new CD "C'mon". Kaitlin went and got it today at Best Buy. REALLY, REALLY GOOD! He's from Oklahoma and pretty much a hunk too!

I am SO ready for this heat to be gone! Even 90 sounds good...try to stay cool everybody!


Heather rules said…
I'm with you. I cannot believe it's August already. Christmas will be here before we know it.

Those two cats are so cute. I wish Justin would let me get another cat. It ain't gonna happen. ;o(

Tell Kaitlin she can come over anytime and paint my house. I HATE it!!
Rockyn Robyn said…
Okay, I'm not a cat fan, but THAT is adorable! And I love that room color and Keith Anderson!
Jennifer Lynne said…
I can't believe it's August either! This year has flown by!

Popular posts from this blog

Life Goes On

Life changed for me on July 17, 2017. I was laid off from the place I worked for almost 41 years.

I wasn't totally surprised. After all, layoffs have become the norm at newspapers. I was hoping I could make it at least another year.

But...alas...I didn't.

The Wichita Eagle has been my home and my life for so long. I started just after I turned 20 years old. Back in the good old days. What have I done over the years?

Job 1 - Classified Ad Taker
Job 2 - Classified Ad Support Staff
Job 3 - Ad Services Head Typist
Job 4 - Newspaper Layout Assistant
Job 5 - Production Director Secretary
Job 6 - VP/Operations Administrative Assistant
Job 7 - Executive Administrative Assistant and Layout Coordinator
Job 8 - Page Layout Manager
Job 9 - Prepress Manager
Job 10 - Advertising Customer Service Manager

There are other job duties in between all of these milestones. I dedicated my heart and soul to the Eagle. I started when I was so young. I met my husband while I worked there. I had all three of my child…

REVIEW: The Lost Girls by Allison Brennan

St. Martin's Press
November 1, 2016

Love Brennan's Lucy Kincaid series!

Siobhan Walsh has been looking for two sisters who disappeared 2 years ago. She feels responsible, so when she gets a phone call from a Texas priest, who has found an abandoned newborn with a locket nearby that she'd given one of the girls; she goes to Texas in hopes of finding them. She calls in her FBI friends, including Lucy Kincaid, and the search is on. Meanwhile, Lucy's fiance, Sean, has an unexpected visit from a former girlfriend. Her husband, and the 12 year old son he never knew he had, have disappeared in Mexico. So it's time for the Rogan family to find out what's going on.

This is a suspenseful, hard-to-put-down book, so hang on for the ride! Be prepared for a human trafficking story that is hard to stomach, and more than likely, all too true in this day and age. Mexican cartels, murder and mayhem. This book has it all.

REVIEW - Need to Know by Karen Cleveland

Need to Know
Karen Cleveland
Ballantine Books
RELEASE DATE: 1/23/2018

Thanks to NetGalley for the chance to read this book by Karen Cleveland.

Do books about the possibility of Russian sleeper cells in the US interest you? How about a CIA analyst who gets herself involved in a major "situation"?

Need to Know kept me on the edge of my seat, from the first paragraph to the very last. I didn't want to put it down, but when I had to, all I did was think about it. I explained what was going on to my husband, who is not a reader. Even he was intrigued. If you like fast-paced, punch-you-in-the-face kind of action, this book is for you.

Very highly recommend!