Thursday, May 28, 2009

This crazy busy life

It's shameful, I've totally neglected my blog and blog friends lately. :( The last couple of weeks have been a world wind. First we had the Kenny Chesney make-up concert (it ROCKED!! He played for over 3 hours!...more on that later), my cousin's out of town wedding, my parents in town, my grandma and aunt in town, my inlaws in town, a summer cold and a found stray dog. Whew. I'm beat.

I had a great time seeing my grandma! She lives in Indiana and hates to fly, so we don't get to visit very often. She and one of my aunts flew down for my cousin's wedding. The wedding was about 3 hours away, so afterward, grandma and aunt came back to my house with my parents and spent the night. We had a lot of fun visiting!

Isn't my grandma cute?!

It was nice to spend time with the parents, too. Unfortunately, hubs couldn't make it to the wedding. He was on the road with out of town gigs.

Last weekend, while walking our dogs, my hubs found a little tiny scruffy poodle or bichon (or one of those types of breeds) running around the road, nearly getting hit by a few cars in the morning school traffic. He ran back to the house, told me to get my shoes on, and off we went. We were finally able to catch her. She had no collar, no tags and is not microchipped. Ugh! Cripes! I always find the dogs with no obvious sign of a home. Though she's definitely someone's pet. Though she's dirty from being outside, she's been groomed recently (short nails and hair) and is housebroken. I think she's been someone's little lap dog. She only has one tooth, and because she looks like a little blue-hair lady who forgot to put her teeth in, I've nicknamed her Hazel. She's sweet as can be, but she obviously is missing her family. She paces the house and cries. We've put up signs in the neighborhood and I've posted to several "lost and found" pet websites, but nothing. I'm hoping someone we know may want her, or hopefully a rescue friend can help (because I've definitely helped a lot of folks over the years...I may need to call in a favor!).

We had a round of storms the other night with some crazy lightning. I tried to get a couple of pictures, but it was difficult to get the lightning. Here's a couple before and during. You'll probably have to click on the pictures to really be able to see the lightning. The sky looks creepy over the house across the street!

I've been working on a couple of projects that I intend on showing you in a couple of days. One is a before/after and the other is a project using antique glass flower frogs.

Hubs and I went down to the square yesterday morning for coffee/tea and strolling. While down there, we passed one of the art galleries and found out they are having a watercolor class coming up soon. I am thinking of signing up for it. Anyone ever do watercolor? Is it enjoyable? I usually do "funky" type art, but I'm itching for something to do and think this may be nice.

Also, my beloved flat iron died a horrible death the other day, and I am needing to buy a new one, quick! I got the Solia last time because not only did it get better reviews than the Chi, but when you purchased the pink one, a portion of the $ went to breast cancer research, and I'm all about that. However, I'm wondering if I should go for the Chi this time, just to see if it works. The Solia was AWESOME. It worked wonderfully for over 2 years. I used it nearly every day. My stylist has the Chi, and it really does wonders on my hair too, but I've read the Chi shorts out and breaks down after a year for a lot of people. Opinions?

Also, if you've stopped by and left comments on my last few blog posts, I'm sorry I haven't had a chance to get back to you and comment on your blog. As you can see, things have been nuts and I'm trying to get back into my blog groove. I really appreciate you stopping by and visiting! Thank you! {much love}


Kelli said...

I did watercolor in high school, [so, please do not consider me an expert!] it was fun, but also a very different way of looking at color.
I was about to comment about the lack of white paint, but decided to google it and there IS white watercolor. That has to be new. I totally remember having issues with having to leave areas white and work around them. Oh well, I officially know nothing about watercolor now!

Lucky in Love said...

What a cute little puppy! I hope you are able to find her a home!

My BFF did a watercolor class and absolutely loved it! Go for it girl!

The Mrs. said...

I'd love to know what you come up with on the flat iron debate! I bought a cheap-o to get me by while trying to make the same decision. it's hard to part with $150, but it is something i use just about every day!

to hear you talk about where you live, it seems like we might live near one another. i'm in an artsy location in North DFW...there's your! :)

have a great week!

Alissa said...

Hello. We had some crazy storms here in and it actually blew down apart of our fence. Thank goodness my hubs could fix it. I actually have a chi and I love it. Have had it for at least 5 years and no problems. I dont use it everyday, but at least 3x a week. Its worked for me.

AJ said...

You have been busy!! I finally decided to get back into blogging and my computer promptly crashed! I haven't uploaded any pictures-can't have a pictureless post;) Hope Hazel finds her home and can't wait to see your projects. I'm starting a few myself. Been a looonnnnggg time!!

Ally0005 said...

I thought about you the other day when on our radio station said that the people in TX that went to the Kenny Chesney concert got free t-shirts.
I"ve been meaning to ask you if you live near Garland. I live there when I was 5 and plan to one day got back and see my house we lived in.

Candy Allen said...

I too have neglected my blog and need to get back in the swing of things. Glad you've had wonderful family time and I absolutely adore Hazel. What a funny girl you are.

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Jenni @ nest to keep said...

You HAVE been very busy! I'm glad you're doing well! That sweet puppy is SO cute...I like to think that maybe our kitten Lillie just lost her way home like that, and is healthy and happy somewhere where they love her, even though we couldn't find her! I still miss her terribly! :( But I am so glad that you were able to bring "Hazel" home before she got hurt! :)

I don't know anything about flat irons, because I have to use the CURLING iron to achieve the hair I want! :) Or to at least TRY to achieve the hair I want, LOL! Anyway, I hope you have a wonderful weekend, and I can't wait to see your projects! :)