Tuesday, September 27, 2011

My Weekend...or Two Boys and a Drooling Cow...

This weekend I went out of the house, out of the town and out of the State.  I drove a lot and ate a lot of the required traveling foods.  Gummy Bears, Blazin' Buffalo Doritos and Throwback Pepsi (it has REAL sugar-so you know, good for you).  I took the old teenager to her very first concert.  We saw the Avett Brothers...and iffin' you don' t know the Avett Brothers, they are two very nice young men from North Carolina who sing a sort of country mixed with ummmm...lots of gummy bears and real sugar Pepsi.  These boys have lots of energy is what I'm saying.  Here, see for yourself...

Actually if you watched that whole thing, that doesn't even begin to show the energy they put into a live show.  These pictures aren't my fault.  The dude would not stay still...have you ever heard a screaming banjo?  So exciting....

They did a wonderful job and since I don't think their momma was there, I will say that I was very proud of how polite and kind they were.  My only problem with the show was that they are pretty well known for their beards and Seth was clean shaven, so I kind of feel cheated out of a beard.  I'm pretty sure the box office will be refunding half of the ticket price shortly. 

It was a lovely weekend and from now on any concert that I attend that does not have a cow with a saddle on it wandering the crowd, well it will just not measure up.  (We have tickets for the Drive By Truckers in Portland next month...I should call the box office to see how many cows they'll have.)

Yup, she's drooling. 

Oh and somehow I broke my Kindle while we were there.  My heart was broken, 'cause I sure do love my Kindle. See those lines at the top, NOT supposed to be there and they won't go away.   BUT I called Amazon this morning and they're sending me a brand new one that should be here by Thursday.  So it's all good. 

When the customer service lady asked me if I needed anything else, I should have mentioned that true satisfaction always includes a drooling cow... but they probably teach them that in Amazon Customer Service College. 

Smiles from the farm,

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


I'm not usually a nitpicker.  I embrace the imperfect.  But when the silverware drawer face came off this week and I asked Husband to fix it, this is what I got.  With weird head screws and Gorilla Glue, and it was late at night and I had to walk down to the shed to get tools to rip it back apart. Then I let him fix it again.  It's still crooked, less crooked, but still crooked.  I'm going to let it go.  It's just a drawer.  It's not a big deal.  Deep breaths. 

In other breaking news, I bought a scroll saw at the auction this summer for $7.00.  AND because I'm evidently a narcissistic 13 year old, I set to work making my own name.  Jake disapproves. 

So I'm still working on my big secret project and I have actual plans to put on clothes without stains and go outside the house this weekend.  Hope your week is going swimmingly!

Lisa (really, that's my name-in case you weren't aware)

Thursday, September 15, 2011


There comes a time in my day when I am alone in the house.  I pause to take a breath and relish the three hours wherein I have hoisted the responsibilty of everyone onto someone else's shoulders.  During that time I wonder what it would be like to live alone with only my OWN dishes to wash, my OWN underwear to pick up, my OWN sorry butt to get to and from wherever it needs to go.  I fantasize about how lovely that would be. 

Then I see something like this on the refrigerator.  Since we had the cable disconnected we don't watch a lot of TV.  However, we do have Net Flix and I, on some days, have watched entire seasons of The Office--day after day until there are no more to watch. 

As I lean against the sink, I giggle over my mug of tea.  If I lived alone, now who would leave me notes in plastic letters on the fridge?  They're weird, but I sure do love my family. 

Smiles from the farm,

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Many different hats...

Ok not MANY but, like, two hats.

Don't you just love hats?  I sure do.  I made these two last week.  You know who looks like a weirdo in hats?  Me.  I just keep thinking that if I make or find the right hat...but alas, all hats look stupid on me.  I think it's because the hat needs to be an accessory, not the thing that everyone is looking at.  Do you know what I mean?  I have a little head and washed out skin and tired eyes so when you put a great big hat on my head...well it just looks very, very sad.  Sigh....

Oh, nope...wait a minute.  Let's see if this one will work...

That's about as good as it's going to get. 

Smiles from the farm,

Monday, September 12, 2011

Brief bursts of creativity...

I've been feeling crafty lately.  What I haven't been feeling is rich.   So all my projects have to have a little more thought put into them since I don't want to spend any money.  My office chair was looking pretty...gross.

So here are the step-by-step instruction on how I made it look better.

1.  I unscrewed all the screws on the back and ripped it apart.
2.  I put new fabric on it.
3.  I put it back together. 

It took about 10 minutes.  I broke the black plastic that holds the cushions in a couple of places.  I think if I had hit it with a blow dryer, I might have been able to pry it off without cracking it.  I didn't do that.  It cracked.  I care little.

For it looks much better and I am happy.  Also the first picture I took of the chair is weird and I'm pretty sure my living room is haunted. 

Smiles from the farm,

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Strange Fruit...

My garden suffered terribly this summer from weed infestation, potato bugs and neglect.  However, my goat tree, without any tending from me,  is just flourishing.

I think this one is just about ripe. 

Smiles from the farm,

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Back to School!

Some of us are less enthused then others...

He actually had a very good day.  He was just very tired. 

Smiles from the farm,