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It could be worse...grrrr!!!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

For three days every August we have tax free weekends for school/clothes/shoes.Today it was a shopping trip to Hell!I hate crowds but Kayla has a job now and she needed some clothes/underwear/paper and pens that I already bought but,she wanted more useless stuff to clutter her locker!We got in an arguement,I won emoticonand to make matters worse the moms with the cadillac strollers are out in full force!!You cant get around them and the babies get hungry,tired and bored at sitting.So they scream thier little heads off.The lines are awfully long and my daughter wants to load me down with stuff while I am in line.I said a prayer and said I was thankful that we are able to buy her new stuff but,half of it went back.I gave plenty of supplies to kids for school program and bought some snacks for my granddaughters first class ever.She said grammy can you go buy my classmates an Ipod???out of the mouths of babes...I'm still laughing!Tomorrow I will try to rest up some...hmmmmmm maybe i'll get to. emoticonSUSAN

  
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DUSTYGIRL25 8/21/2011 1:10PM

    LoL emoticon You just reminded me of why I don't like shopping anymore
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MARVEEME 8/21/2011 8:01AM

    There is one store that I go to (it will remain nameless for now) that every single time I am in there, and for as long as I am there, regardless of the time of day or day of the week, there is at least one, but generally more than one, child having a total screaming meltdown.

After I noticed this trend, I mentioned it to one of the employees, and they agreed that the store almost always has a child screaming somewhere in the store. We came to the conclusion that there actually may be a reason for this, and stumbled upon the possibility that the frequency of the piped in music might be the culprit.

I put it to the test by watching carefully the last time I was there. These children, generally under 4 yrs old, are ok when they enter the store, but once they get past the entrance, their entire demeanor changed. I think I'm on to something here, but not sure what.

Maybe I'm just an oddball.

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LANEYPUDDLESMOM 8/20/2011 10:14PM

    Yeah, I have no kids..but it is a pain in the butt to go shopping and have to listen to whiny, spoiled kids. And the crying kids are the worst possible noise to be around. My hats off to any woman sho actually raises her children..I couldn't do it!!!I am glad I knew this before I had kids!!!

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ARLENE_MOVES 8/20/2011 10:09PM

    Shopping is imho terrible -- around school time is even worse. Sorry you had to go through it, but like you said, thankful you were able to.

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We are trying to catch rats!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

So,me and Kayla(LARRY AND CURLY) proceeded to buy some rat traps called JAWS!We have our moments where we could screw up a soup sandwich...yes I said it!!The rats to me are creepy enough without having to cock a rat trap named JAWS!well heres little old me down trying to set the trap and it was jolted a little I guess....SNAP!!!I was so surprised that I jumped up and bumped my head on the brick ledge outside the window!!TWO bags of frozen corn later,I attempted to try it again and out of the corner of my eye a rat comes running toward me.I screamed and here comes the dog to mama's rescue!! emoticonI'd like to say she got the rat but he went under some concrete...she barked until she was HOARSE and drank a gallon of water and promptly sicked it up right on my new sneaks!kayla comes outside with me.HMMMM she replies how hard could it be??Well she found out when the trap snapped shut and bruised her toe(LAUGHTER)2 bags of frozen peas later we are having a diet coke and chilling in the AC...... emoticonSUSAN

  
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DIZZYDOC 8/21/2011 9:00AM

    Definitely no dull moments at your house. emoticon

Enjoy your rat catching journey as it appears there is still one out there to catch.


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MNOT2THICK 8/18/2011 10:36PM

    Forgive me, I had to laugh just picturing it. I was reminded of the antics of I Love Lucy. I hope both of your boo boos feel better soon and you get those rats. emoticon

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SNOWANGELDIVA 8/18/2011 9:31PM

    Oh, Sue, rats.
This winter they took up residence in our home. We live down the block from the grocer's and our century home has a spring water cistern running through it's basement. The rats LOVE fresh water. Things you learn AFTER purchasing.
We used the wooden Vector traps baited with peanut butter.
We tried the glue but, we were -40C and the glue solidified so, all we got were foot prints and feces.
I also took a peanut butter jar and mixed in rat poison pellets with the peanut butter. They loved that - to death.

In the basement I rigged huge buckets with planks and floats crackers LOADED with peanut butter on the surface of the water. Oats (not instant oats - regular oats) hid that there was water underneath. The rats walk the plank and drown trying to retrieve the PB cracker. It works the best BUT creeped me out, cuz, who wants to dig through oats for rat corpses?

We caught 11 rats last winter. Now I know why the sale of the house came with four cats.


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MERRYMARY42 8/18/2011 7:59PM

    I think I have them eating my tomatoes in my garden, at least some kind of critter, my DH said it could be birds, but I do not think so,

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TEENY_BIKINI 8/18/2011 7:43PM

    Holy smokes! I am so sure my cats would love to work part-time for you. They would get the job done for sure. Good luck, gorgeous.

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MARVEEME 8/18/2011 6:47PM

    I've got 2 words for this one...............................G
LUE TRAPS

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ARLENE_MOVES 8/18/2011 6:29PM

    I haven't had any issues with varmits ---yet! Just ants and flies. Horrible. We do have birds coming up close and taking baths in the dog water. We have a bird bath out, but I guess the dog's water, because we change it more often, is cooler. Sorry about all yours and Kayla's bumps -- and glad you have AC!!!!!

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PAISHAR2 8/18/2011 6:13PM

    MY DAUGHTER PUTS OUT THE STICKEY GLUE TRAPS AND SHE GETS RATS TWO AND THREE ON ONE GLUE TRAP!!!!! KEEP IT AWAY FROM THE DOG, HER DOG LICK THE RAT RIGHT OFF THE TRAP!!!!! BECAUSE THE RAT WAS MAKING NOISE OR CRYING AND IT WAS DRIVING THE DOG CRAZY!!!! BUT THEY WORK!!!!

SHARON

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IMNAHA 8/18/2011 6:13PM

    It seems like Rats are so sneeky and so groose.

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SHASSYSUE2 8/18/2011 6:02PM

    At least the rat is outside!! Years ago, I had a rat get in the house, and one morning I opened my Panty Drawer and the darn thing was sitting in there!!! I jumped and screamed, and immediately called my future DH, and he was laughing so hard, I could not understand him. He said I must have some FANCY UNDERWEAR!!! LOL!! Anyway, we put Decon, everywhere, and when I moved out we found Decon EVERYWHERE!! That dang rat, never did eat it, just moved it everywhere!! I was finding it in everything!! UGH!! I hope your bumps and bruises get better!!! Love Ya!! Shannon

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NEENSTER1 8/18/2011 6:00PM

    emoticon Hope you catch it!!

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NIAGCHRIS246 8/18/2011 6:00PM

  Give it up! Throw in the towel! The rats have got you beat!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 8/18/2011 5:55PM

    This heat doesn't help with the wild animals getting closer and closer to our homes. Mama had a possum on her back porch..unreal. She isn't even in the country like I am. The cardinals have been coming on the porch eating the cat food because the vegetation is dying.

I'm so glad I planted sunflowers this year. They ate them until they were gone.

Hope you catch those pesky rats. emoticon

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DIANAOR1 8/18/2011 5:50PM

    That's pretty funny well not that you both got hurt. I think everyone by me are complaining about mice coming into the house and the Pest Control companies are making a ton of money trying to keep them out. It must be the weather. Too hot for them outside. I hope you catch them!

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My daughter the grouch

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

My daughter Kayla is a character!She has the biggest heart when it comes to hearing news reports about abducted,raped and murdered little children.It's in the daily news and today she snapped.There we were in the middle of the mall and 2 little girls maybe 4 and 3 years old,running to the food court with no supervision!!I was trying to find a mall cop and by the time I came back I could hear someone arguing loudly.My daughter was telling the girls mom that they could be snatched up and abducted in a heartbeat and the woman was yelling for her to mind her buisiness.Kayla's reply?Well lady if i walked away and something happened to your kids,I would be so unhappy!In the kindest voice and pat on the back.Well the woman thought about it and turned and embraced Kayla!!Thank you honey I dont think how easy it could be them in the news!!Even the mall cop was a little misty eyed,he told kayla she had a good head on her shoulders.I said I KNOW!!the woman was issued a warning but i dont think those girls will be left alone again!!I love a good day!!It is considered abandonment if your kids are found going anywhere without an adult at such a young age.Right down the road from where I live,a little girls body was found burned and stuffed in a garbage bag....the killer is still out there!!I'm sorry to be so brutally honest but if I make one mom or dad or anyone think twice about letting your babies go out alone,GOOD FOR ME!!!..... emoticonSUSAN

  
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NEENSTER1 8/18/2011 6:04PM

    Bless her heart..... emoticon

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MNOT2THICK 8/18/2011 4:14PM

    I would take her grouchiness anyday. Your Kayla sounds like she has a great head on her shoulders. I am sure some of it rubbed off from you. emoticon emoticon

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SHASSYSUE2 8/18/2011 9:04AM

    First of all, I want to hug that sweet girl of yours!! I am an overprotective Mama too!! I am still not crazy about my son using a mens bathroom without me being right outside the door, and he is going to be 15!! I have been in Walmart way to many times, watching very small children, we are talking no more that two years old, running around, or lagging way back from the parents, and the parents have NO IDEA where the kids are, and really seem to NOT care!! Of course, they would be the same parents who would be weeping and wailing if something would have happened to that child!! It makes me very angry!! Now I have to admit, I would like to throttle my own kid sometimes, but no one else had better lay a finger even on one of his precious hairs on his head!! I am sending a big squeezey love to both of you!!! HUGS!! Shannon

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KOFFEENUT 8/18/2011 3:03AM

    A wise daughter typically has a wise mother - good for you for raising a child with such a good head on her shoulders!

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JENNYD97 8/18/2011 12:00AM

    even 30 years ago my mother never let us out of the stroller carriage or tight hand grip :) We were allowed to go to the neighbors house but only after telling the parents where we were going and we had to stay in the grass unless we had our bikes and we were constantly reminded not to talk to strangers even though in our neighborhood the only traffic was for the neighborhood. So many things have changed everyone needs a little reminder once in awhile of the grim possibilities.

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FIFIFRIZZLE 8/17/2011 4:58PM

    Good points. Children are everybody's business. How sad it is that there are places where the children just aren't safe. My kids grew up in the country and could just roam around, everyone kept an eye out, and when it was time to eat a pack of them would show up. And when I was a chick, all us neighborhood kids would play together after school til dinner time when we would peel off and go home. Cars were less common then, and neighborhoods were small, so anything untoward would be noticed. It must be so hard living in a place where nightmares come true, Kia kaha Susan. (In my part of the world that means stay strong.)

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My crazy grandson!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Well folks, My Kayla is a proud new job holder!She attended her first Whataburger orientation and interview today!She is beaming from head to toe.I went and picked up my oldest grandson to take college classes shopping and he treated us to lunch(dont ask)We had a blast!He is such a comedian that between him and kayla I laughed all day!!Is laughing an exercise?Hmmm.... my sides are aching.He walked up to me and said Grammy I've missed you so much and squeezed my ribs.He stands just 4 ft 10 at age 19 and he is much taller in personality.Kayla and he get along better than any persons on the planet.I cant help but hold a special spot in my heart for him.Plus he's a Master at flattery.He and Kayla plan to share an apartment in 6 months.He is working his way up to the manager position at McDonald's!We have heard all the short jokes there is but people love him and flock to him to talk.Theres an older lady telling me she's going to adopt him!HUH?not on my watch LADY!!Anyway im not losing weight lately but,Im still doing great and eating right,Good things come to those who wait!!........ emoticonSUSAN

  
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NEENSTER1 8/18/2011 6:08PM

    So, so sweet..... emoticon

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SHASSYSUE2 8/16/2011 11:33PM

    I love to hear good news!! I was smiling just thinking about you laughing!! Grandchildren are God's extra special gift to us, for raising our kids, and NOT killing them!! LOL!!!

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ARLENE_MOVES 8/16/2011 6:51PM

    Love laughing!!! It is a must for survival. Glad you had fun with your family. emoticon

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BARBAELLEN 8/16/2011 6:02PM

    I have it on good authority (mine) that laughter is a cure-all, and I'm sure it's also a weight-loss tool. So funny hearing about Kayla, and now your grandson! I can only imagine what you will have to live through when they share an apartment!
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MARTHASPARKS 8/16/2011 5:22PM

    What a hoot!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 8/16/2011 5:14PM

    Your grand sounds like my Benny. My nephew is a little taller than you grand but not by much. But his personality is to the moon. emoticon

So glad you had such a fantastic day.

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DUSTYGIRL25 8/16/2011 5:13PM

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MARVEEME 8/16/2011 5:12PM

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Yes, bellylaughs count as exercise, especially day long bellylaughs!
They're the BEST!
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You have no choice but to share him with the world, but relatively speaking (get it?) you DO have dibbs!
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Blessings!

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Cruelty to animals

Monday, August 15, 2011

I was not raised to believe a dog or cat was worthy of being part of our family.We were not supposed to love and pet them(WE DID)They were not to be kept in the house no matter how cold it got(WE DID)dad was a heavy sleeper and mom was sneaky.I love my furr ball and she stays inside!I was doing a break-neck walk the other day and as I passed a box by the side of the road,It moved!!I cautiuosly got closer thinking it could be a skunk.A tiny paw came out of the box and a meow!!I got on my cell and called ASPCA.Can you believe,someone without a soul threw away 9 little kittens???The box was taped shut and 4 died emoticonIn my wildest dreams I could not imagine what the person was thinking!!I cried for two hours I was so distraught..... emoticonSUSAN

  
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NEENSTER1 8/18/2011 6:09PM

    So, so sad emoticon

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FRANCESCANAZ 8/18/2011 3:08PM

    Susan, You are sweet! I adopted 2 senior horses going to slaughter last year. My first horses after decades of dreaming about having one...I never regret a day. They are each so precious and such a great gift to me & my family. Bless you!

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FIFIFRIZZLE 8/17/2011 5:02PM

    Good job noticing and well done for saving the five little kittens. Some people just haven't a clue how to behave but you sure do, and there are heaps more people out there who do, too. Don't be downhearted about the cruelty in the world because every little bit helps, and you are sure doing your bit.
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SHASSYSUE2 8/16/2011 11:29PM

    That makes me so sad... I look at my Simon Peter, and think how could anyone do that!!! Unfortunately we live in a cold heartless society. Everything can just be thrown away.... Thank Goodness we have Angels like you who walk among us... Love You!! Shannon

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LGAR519 8/16/2011 2:59PM

    Anyone who could do that to any kind of animal, is a cruel and evil excuse for a human being.

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MARVEEME 8/16/2011 10:30AM

    This is from a society of people who re-named murder "choice". It's the little bricks that built this thinking.

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SHOAPIE 8/16/2011 10:15AM

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BETTERHEALTH123 8/16/2011 10:09AM

    I think I'm going to be "sick". That person who did that could have at least tried to call someone for help.

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ARLENE_MOVES 8/16/2011 1:31AM

    That is so sad and how horrible the people must be to have left them. Yes, take them to a shelter, but first thing is have your own pets spayed or neutered so it doesn't happen in the first place. Too many good animals and not enough good people.

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1COUNTRY_GAL 8/16/2011 12:53AM

    You are a saint! I am sorry you had to witness such in humane acts of non human kind of peoples.How could they do this? Animals are alive and should be treated with such respect and humane care.This makes me cry with you. emoticon emoticon emoticonDiana

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SNOWANGELDIVA 8/15/2011 10:53PM

    Oh, Susan, I'm so sorry that you had witness the death of four of those kittens. Thank you so much for not being an apathetic, selfish person and ignoring the lives of the remainder of the family. You did good!
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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 8/15/2011 10:52PM

    That is so sad.

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DIANAOR1 8/15/2011 10:36PM

    How do people have the heart to do such a thing. Couldn't they have brought the kittens to a shelter? You did a good thing bless your heart! emoticon

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NICB87 8/15/2011 10:27PM

    That's terrible :( I've spent the last four years doing rescue and foster work with kittens and cats and sadly had to put it on hold recently. I have four cats of my own and living in a studio apartment, I just don't have the space.

Thank you for saving the remaining kittens so that they didn't meet the same horrible fate as their siblings!

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