Monday, March 31, 2008

Thank You, Thank You Very Much

Mr. Polka Spot said "Let's go to Graceland."

I said, "Okay."


Here we are after not checking the forcast the night before and ended up in the pouring rain. Thank goodness it was only 50 degrees, and no colder. We had a blast!

Little Bunny Foo Foo

Thursday night, Mr. Polka Spot came to the bathroom to tell me "I don't want you to freak out, but there is a rabbit in the house!" I start asking questions. Mr Spot had walked out to his car and left the door open. He looked up and something was hopping into the house.

We searched and searched to no avail. After giving up we went on to bed, leaving the door open so the little creature could hop outside.

At 1:55 I hear little thumper in my bathroom. I start tapping Mr. Polka Spot on the leg, until he wakes. We go to investigate.

When we look into the tub, there we find....


Mr Polka Spot saves lite little fellow

Awe how sweet!!!!We talk to him and pet him for a few minutes, and he's perfectly content to be held. So what do we do with him until we can move the cage the next afternoon?



Put him in the Polka Spot Kids' gallon sized pickle jar!


So what next? I kept him in the jar, or the bathtub for most of the next day. I did take him out to pet and hold while watching tv for about an hour. Mr. Spot came home with a lovely cage, we put him in it then went to deliver Polka Spot Son6 to his mother. When we made it home he had escaped!!!

Now we are shopping for another bunny. We are thinking of maybe a breeding pair next time.

This weeks menu:

Monday: Chili (still not made it from 2 weeks ago)
Tuesday: Chicken Pot Pie
Wednesday: Church
Thursday: I may beg for Take out Pizza or Red Beans
Friday: Hamburgers
Saturday: Grilled Honey Chicken
Sunday: Pot Roast with potatoes and carrots

Thursday, March 27, 2008

I did get most of my Tackle it Tuesday done, but yesterday was a wash as far as school work went. I did get some pots planted. Mr. Polka Spot was all anxious about his appointment yesterday afternoon, the kids were all out of school also. DS6 was at his Nana's house, DD6 had gum in her hair when she got up. We got it out with Tea Tree Oil, then sent her to the shower. Then I keep hearing her say " I'm cold!" I checked, and sure enuff the hot water heater was off. Checked the propane and we were out. I called and our account switched offices. They were there in a little over an hour to fill the tank. Not even fill, only 100 gallons and it was almost 300 bucks!!! THEN we piddled all day with the garden and when looking at the tank for the water pump, Mr. PS somehow managed to unglue a pipe for the main line!!! Ok it was crunch time and all of my pvc glue was dried out. Finally we got new glue, got it put back together and I had just enough time to get Mr. PS lunch and him out the door. When he finally made it home, we hung out until church. Church was nice last night.

Now the plan for today:

9am Tax Man's office
Decide on Topics for 2 papers
Look up sources for 1 paper
2 quiz's if at all possible
Make Chicken nuggets before school is out
3:10 Pick up kiddos
3:20 snack, homework, dress for practice
4:30 meet Mr Polka Spot and DS6
5:00 Little Leauge Practice/TBall Practice (different locations)
6:30 Head home
6:45 Start Dinner
7:45 Start Showers
8:45 Start Settling down
10:00pm GET IN BED!!!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Tackle it Tuesday:

Today the plan is to make a plan. I have 3.5 weeks to finish all of my school work, this includes actually 4 papers, 2 are due on the 4th of next month. I want to make meal plans for the next month, along with a school schedule, also I need to find out about t-ball and baseball games. I also need to make a weekly schedule about household stuff or I will go nuts. OK this means my Control Journal is coming out to play. It has to stay out for the next month so things will automatically get done. TIME FOR ROUTINES!!!

Monday, March 24, 2008

My alternate personality

Polka Spot Farm and Ranch

I added a blog for the farm at the above link, just simply because we want to treat it as a business at some point in the future. I will try to move the gardening posts over to the new blog. At least from now on, if its outside at my house, it is probably over at my alternate personality.

Menu Plan Monday

Monday: Spagetti
Tuesday: Chicken Nuggets
Wednesday: Church (kids r out of school too so leftovers for lunch)
Thursday: Chili (didn't get it last week)
Friday: Pizza
Saturday: Chinese in Memphis
Sunday: no idea where we will be

Wordless Wednesday: Monday Edition

Egg Dyes

Easter Eggs

Egg Clue

Kayla and Hunter sharing eggs

Friday, March 21, 2008

Wordless Wednesday on Friday!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Tackle It Tuesday Meme

In honor of the Do it Now Principle, I'm getting all of my dishes washed and put away today. Since Seth and Hunter have been eating here almost every night, I've not been able to keep my kitchen going. I only have to hand wash one bowl and a few cups, and put away everything from the drain rack and It will all be done! I already feel like this has been accomplished. GO ME!!!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Mothering on Mondays

I'm joining this meme from Bow of Bronze.

This is the day I've been waiting on for a very long time. After Seth and I have been trying hard to come up with some type of motivation for Payton, we finally got a break. For the last few weeks I've had to constantly cancel and reschedule multiple appointments with Payton's teacher. Finally we met, along with another teacher. After a real round table discussion, we came to the agreement that Payton's father needs to be involved in his education.

To my surprise, his Dad called around 3pm asking what he could do to help. My jaw dropped. After 6 years of fighting to get him involved in this child's education he finally sees the light! I agreed to come up with a plan of sorts to get Payton to him in the afternoons after school so that he can help with homework and spend time together then return him home around 7:30pm in time to get a shower and into bed. I'm holding my breath to see if things fall through.

On another note, Hunter has to see the school counselor because he was describing IT to another student last week. His Dad wants more information on what was said before we talk to him. I'm sure the IT word was used, but this is 6 year old with a very active imagination.

I'm still praying and researching home school for my kids. I know that Payton is excited that he may be able to stay home. I know that HE provides, I just don't know how that's gonna work right now with me not working. I know things will work out one way or the other.

Monday: Grilled Burgers with scoops and Rotel dip

Tuesday: Baked Potato Bar

Wednesday: Passover Supper at Church

Thursday: (slow cooking Thursday) Chili

Friday: Chicken Nuggets and Oven Fries

Saturday: Keema and Tacos

Sunday: Easter at Nana's (taking Banana Pudding)

Friday, March 14, 2008

I submitted to a quiz that came with a button. I say that this is true about me. Its a wonderful time of day! Not to early, not to late!

Thursday, March 06, 2008

I have the most amazing boy friend! While sitting around the last few days I will look at blogs and he comments here and there. Many times there are polka dots on the pages, and in fabric that I'm looking at. Finally I errupted with we must name the farm the Polka Spot Farm...well it could be Polka Spot Ranch if we have mainly animals. I want a small Farmers market also, with all polka spot curtains and all kinds of things. I started the Polka Spot Farm Blog yesterday and hopefully will put all of the farmly goodness there soon.

On another note I left my lights on in the van again today. I'm notorious for this. Called my aunt and she wanted to finish lunch first, and is now on her way. BF is going to get me my very own jump box. I have one but apparently it never worked. He's the best! I LOVE YOU BABY!!

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Let the Gardening Begin!

Garden Started

When I got home today from bf's there was a swarm of buzzards and crows. After some searching and calling, I found the baby cow to be safe. Mama and my StepDad drove up a few minutes later with the Tractor and plow in tow. I got him to break ground for my garden. I think bf is as excited as I am about the gardening and possible ranch in years to come.

Later I took out the camera and started snooping around my Dad's old barn. I found the most amazing things there the other day and a few more today.

This is an old crate of some sort I found under a bench in the Barn, I see a container for flowers.


Old license plates all in a stack on the afore mentioned bench. These antiques are from 1968 and still in the plastic. I'm sure they were for farm equiptment that Daddy never took out on the road.

An old hand plow of Daddy's. Really who knows how old it is, I'm sure Grand Daddy used it too.