Tuesday, October 24, 2006

A Bedframe!!

I have a bedframe! I'm so excited about it - I don't know why. I guess it makes me feel grown-up or rich or something. I'm just so happy! And it's not just a metal thingy on wheels, it's wood! My mom and cousin Liz came up to drop it off, along with an extra bed and little metal frame. I have an extra bedroom, so it's nice if I ever have company. We started loading into the house and all the neighbor guys took over. They said, "What are you doing?!? Let go of that.... Gimmee." So we did. It was really nice of them. I bought them thank-you-beer later for their hard work.

I really wish I would have cleaned my house though. Doh!

The cats love it too. It smells strange to them (it was stored in my mom's barn for a while) and it's fun to climb on.

Each side has a little cupboard and drawer along with the open space. I have my light, book for reading at night, alarm clock and phone in it now. It's so much better than the cardboard box I was using!

I have however, hit my leg on this end twice. Hopefully I'll learn after that last one, because it really hurt.

Grace is looking relaxed and pretty. She loves sleeping on my bed. And if you think the cheetah print is funny - that blanket is warm, dang it! And besides...

They have a bed to match. If you pop it up, it opens into a thing to play in. I got it for Buddy when he was little. He's way too big to play in it now (he would have to squat down and he'd still stick out on both ends), but it doubles as a great bed.

On a totally unrelated note, I live near a high school. They practice their marching band at 8:00 or 8:30 a.m. That's just wrong. And annoying. I just wanted to say something about it because it's kind of bugging me. I feel better now.

Oh, and my "Unemployment Scarf" has turned into a scarf, hat and fingerless gloves. Sheesh.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Buddy Hammock

Lately I've been letting the cats go into the garage. Now of course, they want to go to the garage ALL the time. In fact, Buddy is pawing at the door and meowing as I type. It's the newest and greatest thing... the garage.

I looked out into the garage the other night and didn't see Buddy. I called him, looking around the boxes and stuff... and Roger... and the lawnmower... Okay, so I need to clean my garage! But there are spiders out there! *shudder* Anyway, I couldn't see Buddy anywhere. Until I looked up.

My friend Jeff aptly named it the "Buddy Hammock".


Saturday, October 14, 2006

And Finally... Jamaica

This is a part of Jamaica called "Fern Gully". It was actually really pretty... and really not wide enough for too big of a vehicle. I thought it was kind of cool because of the cartoon though.

This is a nice view from the top of a mountain. You can see the ship harbored down below.

In the same place I took the picture above, there was a guy with a donkey. He stopped the van in front of us and it seemed like they paid him to take a picture of him. Or maybe they bought flowers... Either way, I took a picture while they were talking and he was posing.

Here's a little waterfall... I couldn't get much of a picture because we were being "attacked" by people who wanted us to buy their wares. We had the opportunity to "start their day going right" by buying things. They were REALLY pushy. But we bought stuff... It's how they make their living, after all.

I realize I should have taken more pictures, but some didn't turn out very clear and to be honest, most of the time I was just trying to relax and not think about being unemployed. I had a great time and it was great being back out at sea.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

More of the Cruise

Early in the morning, the chairs are set up for sunbathers... I didn't lay out because I didn't want to reflect the sun and spoil it all for every body else.

Welcome to the Grand Cayman!

We took a little tour with another family and a couple... We stopped here for some reason, but I have no idea why. It was still pretty though.

Believe it or not, there is a town called "Hell". This is part of it. A small part, but very fitting. Hell wasn't as bad as I thought. So... I've been to Hell and back. And I sent my mom and sister a postcard from Hell. hehehee

This is downtown near the port. You can see the post office and whatnot. I actually liked the Grand Cayman island - very touristy, but not as pushy as other places.

More to come later...

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Gone Cruisin'

As I'm sure you all know, I was blessed to go on a cruise to the Caribbean. We had a really great time and relaxed a LOT. By the end of the cruise, I actually felt a little bit on the human side again. I tried to get some pictures, but I'm sure I didn't get enough. I'll break this into groups, since I have dial-up and it's going to take forever to upload the pictures.

We went on Carnival, which just might be the "getto" ship of cruises, but we really didn't care.

Sorry it's blurry. This next one is of the ceiling directly above that picture. Of course, it's a little prettier when it's not cloudy...

I got my hair cut and had highlights put in, but it was getting kind of long before that. Here I am before it got cut.

Okay, that's taken enough time for now. But more to come, I promise.