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Just a few rambling thoughts and crafts from a mind that is full of both. I am talented in my mind but regularly run full throttle into the wall of procrastination. I have raised procrastination to an art form. A friend once told me I have a BS in BS and a minor in excuse making. If there is anyway to get out of doing my best, I will do my best to get out of it. Welcome to my saburban life. : ).. Lol.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Aha!!


Trying my hand at fundraising, by going where
my target audience is..
We have a bar in town that draws a fairly good
sized bike crowd.
I have less than a few days to throw together
a fundraising event, but by gosh!
I think this one should work out well.  : ).
I am going to have a hot rod / bike
car show instead of a poker run.
 
We will suggest a $2.00 donation to enter for
prizes, and will use a Harley Davidson gift basket
as the top prize..  We will also have our gift certificates
that we have left over from our auction as the lower
prizes.  We can have a raffle for our coffee themed
pictures and table runner, as well as a chip and dip basket,
another coffee basket and a wine bottle basket.
Included in all of this fun, we will also have a 50/50 raffle
where the winning ticket gets half of the money raised during that
event.  People love those, because the more people buy in,
the more they can win.
 
We will also have people vote, donating $1.00 for each
vote they make, and we will have a Best in Show, shiniest,
loudest and Most Improved with After Market Merchandise
categories..
 
There are at least four other biker bars in the city where I can
put up flyers, and it will be over in time for them to go to their regular
bars that evening..
 
I'm hoping that this one works better than my last!
Yikes!!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Success! Yay! Failure. : (..

Once again, under the gun, the Paws and Urgent group rescued 11 dogs in need, including a nail biter finish trying to get someone to foster the last two sweet babies until their adopter can pick them up tomorrow.  Yay!  Those last two guys were way too sweet!and gorgeous.  Shaking my head that it took such chaos to rescue them and I cant believe that they were the last ones out.  But!  Whew!  We had someone great who rescued both guys!  Finally found two people willing to keep them overnight as well.  They both had kennel cough and had to be out by 5.  Success!  Yay!

Failure?  Ohhh.  There was failure today as well.  We had a poker tourney lined up for the Benefits 4 Tyrone fund and after a few alterations on the flyer, the only people who showed up were those running it, Dutch, myself and one of Kayla's friends.  Ugh.  I am horrible at promoting things. We were going to have a poker run next weekend, but since the weather is getting colder and a lot of ppl say they don't like the poker runs, we might switch it up and do a hotrod / bike show somewhere with the raffle and 50/50 there.  I'm still thinking about selling brats, pops and chips for $2 during it.  : )..  And letting someone else promote it.  Lol.

Last, but not least!  Took our pups to the town square for a Galloween parade.  They barked at other dogs!  Bark! Bark! Bark!  And each other!  And little kids running around. And other loose dogs. Then!  Some skater punk thought he was cute and got them super stirred up and kept agitating them.  Milo bumped Fergus and the tussle was on!  I had their leashes but couldn't keep them apart and got my hand to close to Fergus!  Chomp!  Grrr! I have two puncture wounds on my left hand.  Ouchies! I bled. Freaked one lady out across the street who yelled, "Are you ok?" from a safe distance. Yeah!  Just life with three Scottish Hooligans! Never mind the dog clamped to my hand.  Lol.  We will be just fine.  : )..  Ahh.  All in a days work.  Whew!  Time to call it a night!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Code Red again.. : (..

Ugh.  The Irving Animal Shelter has placed 11 more dogs on their Code Red status and is only giving these dogs until close of business tomorrow to be saved.  These are all gorgeous, young, healthy animals, who are about to be put down, merely because the shelter is overcrowded.  : (..  The Paws for Irving Animals group is out to rescue, foster or adopt these pets again!  Check out these cute little faces..  They have transports for out of state rescuers..
 
Click here for a link for LostPets4You.Blogspot.com
with pics and videos..

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Missouri Man Soon..

Marty will be a Missourian soon.
Come on boy!
Your forever home is waiting!
: )..


Sunday, October 21, 2012

Stackers vs Spreaders..

Some of you might know what I mean, while others may live in blissful oblivion.  I am a stacker.  I hate mail, papers, etc to be all strewn about.  My spouse? Decidedly is not. He is a spreader. His filing cabinet is, eh, wherever it lands, it's all good.

I haven't quite figured out how to balance the two personalities where we can live in harmony.

He knows where something is, until I stack it. Ack!  Where did it go?  I coul leave something for a month, stack it neatly in the same exact spot and you would swear, I moved it a mile.

I clean and stack.  He comes in and spreads it all back out.

Ugh.  And don't even get me started on the kitchen doors that magically always pop back open.  I close them.  He comes in and whomp!  They are open again.

Smh.  Can stackers and spreaders live in peace together?  Or are they like oil and water? I have my ideas.  Will wait and see.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Long day.. Whew..

Worked a 16 hour shift at the group home,
but it was all good.  : )..
One trip to the grocery store,
with the fire guys moseying around, lol.
 
Got to see some great animals getting some great
exposure to potential furever homes.
Hope it works out for all of them again!
Who in their right mind could resist a dog like this?
Not me!  Bowser is one of the most gorgeous pits that I
have ever seen.  Look how sweet and snugly he is.
There are no bad breeds.
Only bad people.
Rescue, foster and adopt.
 
 
 And finally, I got to see the pup I helped
get out of the Irving Animal Shelter.
It's Marty!  Free at last! Free at last! 
Thank God, he's free at last!
 Getting ready to go to
the Wuf At Us Spa for a short stay until he can
reach his furever home!
It won't be long little Marty man!
Your day is coming, you won't have to
worry any more!  : )..  Woot!
He's a gorgeous boy!


Thursday, October 18, 2012

Can we getta Woof, Woof?!

Every single one of these Code Red pups are safe and sound
and have all been rescued, fostered or adopted!
Can we getta Woof, Woof, Woof for sure?!
Awesome Pawsome
for sure!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Awesome Pawsome!

 This was Ellen, a four month old Terrier pup
when she came into the Irving Animal Shelter..
This.. Is.. Ellen on her freedom ride to her
rescuer's residence!
She is free and out of the shelter!!
She's safe!!
There are still some left behind, but
I've got some ideas left!
I'm going to call some of the Dallas, TX
radio stations in the morning and see if we can't
find some foster, rescue or adoptive homes!
 
If you or anyone that you know might be able


The Miracle Worker.. Lol..

It's a miracle!
One shaggy little dog..
 The Shaginator..
One great groomer..
Our pups, "Aunt Chelsea"..
Love her profile picture,
even if that means I'm biased.
Lol..
 Equals another handsome little boy..
: )..
Hey!  The Ferginator was under
that mop!!
 
And on a good news note for the day..
This little baby is being rescued and adopted!
She's only 4 months old and was in danger
of being euthanized by tomorrow afternoon.
I posted her pic on my facebook page and one of
my friends is adopting her!  Yay!!
14 more to go!!
 
Looks like it might be a great week after all!
Catch ya laters!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Aha.. Started another blog..

This one will help promote animals in need of rescue or reuniting with lost furparents.
 
On another note..  It's my 13th wedding anniversary.
Went to dinner.  Spouse had to get soused before our evening began.
Yay me.
I created a blog though.
Did something constructive.
Lol.

Monday, October 15, 2012

In a funk today.. : (..

My facebook friends posted a link to some shelter dogs in immediate need of foster or furever homes.  There are 25 dogs in the Irving, TX area that are running out of time.
If anyone knows someone or a group that could rescue, foster or adopt,
please feel free to contact the Irving Shelter,
or click here for the Paws for Irving Animals facebook page.

 

Sunday, October 14, 2012

How great is this? : )..

I know what I'm going to be doing for the next
couple days.  I have some great volunteers and donors
who deserve something super special
and what's better than this?
: )..

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Another Birthday.. : )..

It's our second birthday this month,
for the second puppy
and, it's his second birthday to boot!
 One of my favorites from when he was just a baby..
His snowy lil puppy face..
 Definitely one of his best pics..  : )..
 Him in his splish splash pool..
My sweet lil boy..
 Is such a handsome lil man..
video
One of my favorite videos..
Lol..  It's Milo and his first knotty bone..
He gave it the who's who and
the what for!
 
Happy second birthday Milo!
You are such a sweet little boy!!
He's also the only one with a blog of his own!


Friday, October 12, 2012

So Sad..

May those who knew her know peace and comfort
while the one that took her know no more peace on earth.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Glozell.. : )..

I found Glozell one night while trying to find a
Lady Gaga video, but this one cracks me up..
Lol..  It's Glozell and the Cinnamon Challenge..
Ha!  : )..

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Monday, October 8, 2012

My Blings And Things Purse Upgrade..

While collecting donations for our auction / raffle / cruise / poker night, I ventured in a local store called, "Blingz 'N Thingz".  They had some really great items, including some distressed hats.  One of them was a great A&W Root Beer hat, adorned with some bling around the logo and some on the distressed brim.  I loved it!  It was gorgeous!  Until..  Whew!  Wow!  Whoa!  I saw the price tag.  It was only a whopping $39.00.  Yikes!  For some bling?  And a hat?  I decided that I am definitely in the wrong business.  Lol.
 
I still love the hat.  But not quite sure that I love it that much.
Ergo, I decided that I could find items.
I decided that I could buy rhinestones.
I decided that I could put some bling on some things..
Here is my first Blingin upgrade.
 
 Plain black purse, with a cloth over the top,
getting ready to cover and iron..
 A little patch..
And a little bling..
I've gotta little perfecting to do,
but not bad for my first shot.
And it was definitely cheaper than their item.
 
This one might show up in one of our auctions or
raffles on Benefits4TyroneH.blogspot.com.
: )..

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Brrrrrr!

Ooooh it's been pretty cold these past couple days.  I think it's been like that everywhere.  Brrr!  The best news though?  That means it's a great time for some soup recipes to come back out!  : )..  Yay!
 
I love crock pot recipes.
Easy to make.
Easy to clean.
And I don't have to
stand there cooking?
Count me in!
 
It's a delicious sounding
Bacon Cheeseburger Soup..
Sounds and looks great!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

How U Feelin? Hot, Hot, Hot?

Lol..  Worked at the group home this morning and
took two, hour long trips to the grocery store with clients..
It was definitely worth it..
I was feelin a little woozy..
: )..
 Heck, I was soo woozy that the picture is blurry..
Feelin a little Backdraftish..
It's not the individuals, there's just somethin
about all fire guys..
Kinda makes ya wanna become a fire bug..
Sumthin's on fiyah!



Friday, October 5, 2012

Hammy's Energy Drink..


Soo, this morning, I was dragging at work.  Really.  Truly.  Dragging.
Eyes rolling in the back of my head.  Sooo tired.  Sooo drained.  Until,
I had a couple caffeine pills and about half of an Amp Energy Drink.  It
started at 8am, and I had the drink around noon, so it's not like I took all of
it together.  The pills weren't helping.  The drink didn't help.  Until...
After lunch.  Yah, yah!  Caffeine ees gud!  Vary, vary, vary gud!  Yes?
Yah, yah!  Ees gud!  Ooooooooh yah.  Yikes!  I felt like Hammy for the
rest of the day!  Aaaargh!  Whew!  Whoosh!!!  Zip!  Zing!  Yah, yah!
Caffeine is great!!!  Lol.  I've finally gotten past my rush.  There for a while,
I was beginning to think I would be awake for a week.  Yikes!  Caffeine
is gud.  Vary, vary, vary gud.  Whew.  In short supplies.  Lol.  I got a lot done
though.  Ha!  : )..

Thursday, October 4, 2012

It's your birthday! It's your birthday! : )..

It's someone's third birthday in our house.. 
 She was a cute little girl..
 Who could resist a cute little face like that?
Chewin on her first birthday card from her Granny..
 Aww, whatta sweet little puppy!
Her birthday last year, spent in the park
eatin cheeseburgers with Milo and his
broken toenail..
 Her first birthday present today,
and one of her favorite things, just an
old, empty milk jug.  Lol.
Our little birthday girl..
Happy 3rd Birthday Auntie Em!!
: )..

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Hot Roddin..

 Now, that's my kind of hot rod..  : )..
 This one kind of matches my husband's hot rod,
and it actually runs, they were riding it around the show..
 Their milkshake brings the boys to the hot rod show..
 This is a Bantum hot rod, pretty nice!
 The inside of the Bantum..  : )..
They think my tractor's sexy..
It's a rat rod tractor..
How cool is that?
 
We went to a big hot rod show, handing
flyers out for our upcoming hot rod / motorcycle
poker run that is planned for the 13th,
in hopes that we could draw a few
people to our ride.
 
It was a huge show, and there were
a few people who said they would try and come
to our ride..  Should be interesting!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Quick Pick Chili.. : )..

Alrighty, so I made dinner tonight.
Nothin amazingly spectacular, but by gosh!
Super EZ.  Just the way that I like it.
Browned my hamburger with some chopped onions,
drained it, then added one can of chili beans,
one can of diced tomatoes, and one can of tomato sauce.
Added some chili powder, salt and pepper to taste,
stirred and let it warm up.
Tossed in some crackers, two sweet pickles on the side,
the only thing that I'm missin from my Missouri upbringing,
was a PB&J sammich.  : )..
Yummy!
EZ PZ.
The way supper was meant to be.