Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Bathroom Shelves Up!

I am very happy about this. The dark gray matches the bathroom rugs perfectly ;-) 


BBean, Ross, and I are trying to exercise more. Well, mostly Ross and I.

Here are some random cat photos (I'm turning into "that lady" I fear lol!):

Billy Bean effectively tore up his squeaky mouse toy, ripping the raffia to shreds, so I braided together several lines of fishing wire, sewed it through the mouse, and voila, better than new! It hasn't torn up or shifted all week! Ross thinks I should market it, as he often tells me when I get a crafty idea ;-) 
Kitty loves this toy; Ross gets annoyed by the sound as I'm playing with the cat. Squeak! Squeak! Squeak! 

The next photo is just cute! Ross was like, "Go get in the picture Billy Bean!" And he did! I held my hand up, and Billy Bean just posed for the camera ;-) 

Ross surprised me with all this stuff: A big exercise ball, pilates tension bar with bands, a yoga mat, yoga grip gloves, and an ab roller! 

I've been  doing the pilates workouts and yoga stretches and holds every night for the past three nights, and it leaves me sore, which definitely means that I am out of shape...but something is working ;-) 
The ab roller is KILLER! I can only do it on my knees, and for now only like 15-20 times. It's really seeming to work on my upper back/shoulders.

The most hurt at the moment is my neck, and my front shoulder/upper arm areas, along with my lower thighs, right around my knees. 

Ross had picked golf back up. He's gone to the range already a few times this week...he has a golf course seemingly in his back yard: Rebsamen. Sweet ;-) 
He, of course, has also turned our living room into his golf practice room, which is cumbersome at times, but it's what he enjoys. It's also what Billy Bean enjoys, as he chases the balls around like he owns them and they are his toys!

I'm now gearing up for Ross and Thomas's 30th birthday, this Thursday. How time flies! 

That's all for now, later friends! 


Oh MY GOSH. Saturday night Ross and I were outside on the porch, watching the storm roll in, and I noticed that there were SPIDERS EVERYWHERE!! They had fiddlebacks too! I was freaking out, thinking we were surrounded by tons of poisonous spiders!

Ross tried to reassure me that they were not fiddlebacks. He googled it, and I then he made me google it (cuz I'm a better googler than him...always have been lol!).

I think I found the answer. They are furrow orbweavers.

Here is Ross's photo:

Here is he internet photo: 

Ha, glad we are okay, but it sure did scare me! 

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Gorgeous Views and "Heartface"

Sunset where we live...it's GORGEOUS on the river bluffs!

Here are some new photos of Billy Bean AKA "Heartface":

He fell asleep on my arm last night, so cute!

He likes it when you turn on the faucet; he also likes to have ice cubes in his water.

Obsessed with playing with yarn!

Sleepy baby sugar pie sugar.

Nice profile!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Meet Billy Bean! Our New Cat!

Ross and I went to Petsmart today, and we got a little bundle of joy, Billy Dean...but we're gonna call him Billy Bean ;-)

He is 3 years old, he was found out in Bryant, and he has a little heart on his face.

He's a feisty little thing too! He'll follow you around the house, and he likes to hide under the bed, and then he'll jump out at your legs. He doesn't seem aggressive at all, just playful in a rough way at times. He'll bite at your hands, and attack your legs/hand/arms when you least expect it, but he's very sweet.

So far, he's loved looking out the patio window at the birds in the trees since they are eye level to him. He loves my balls of yarn. He also likes to bother Ross while he putts in the living room. He'll chase after all the little golf balls. It's funny lol!

He's my first cat ever, and he has a heart on his face.

Currently, he is sitting by my side purring ;-) 

Fixed the Wallet Clasp!

Much better now ;-)

You and Me Go Fishing in the Dark

Ross and I: Saturday night: in the backyard

We were only out there for probably 20 minutes because it was FREEZING. We had no luck, but we did gather firewood on the banks and we were able to walk just a few yards outside of our apartment to get to the river. How awesome ;-) 

Monday, February 25, 2013

Crochet wallet in 2 hours!

I made this wallet this evening by crocheting a basket weave stitch on the body and single crochet on the flap in burnt yellow. It had been at least 3 weeks since I did something crafty, and boy it felt good and relaxing ;-) And, I was quick!

I love it! I'm probably going to change the clasp, as this one is going to be cumbersome I'm assuming, but it's cool for now ;-)

On the side right here, I have sewn on a button for Ross ;-) He'd been wearing the pants without a button and with a belt for a while, and I didn't know it.
Silly! It took me no time to fix the button right on ;-)


I painted my nails differently last night, and I'm pretty proud of 'em ;-)
Granted, they are weird, but I think they have a certain "Alice in Wonderland"/Helena Bonham Carter appeal to them ;-)
I simply used Scotch tape and two different nail colors.
Ross doesn't like it, as he says when my nails catch the light, they are an ugly green color. BUT IT'S GRAY BOY!

In the photo above, you can see my wicked OWIE!
I was cleaning under the metal tray/heating coils on the stove top, and I bumped my finger on the prong where you hook the heating coil back up. It smarted real bad.
Maybe I'll have a crescent moon scar...
Ciao for now!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine's Day 2013!

Today was full of much love from students and Ross alike ;-)

1st thing, I get to school, and a sweet, sweet 7th grader, who just loves me, came in my room to give me this #1 Teacher Hershey's Kiss with a big hug:
I also got this box of chocolates (which kind of had the "toothpaste" thing going for them), and several Valentine's Day Cards, including my favorite of the day: "You BUTTER be my Valentine", featuring Paula Dean riding a stick of butter. It was from one of my kids who will graduate this year...I taught him in 8th and 9th grade.
Next, a kid who I am ALWAYS getting on to, decided that he would suck up a little and try to get on my good side on Valentine's Day by doing his Spelling definitions all in French. Touché!
I got home today, and Ross was cleaning and doing dishes in the kitchen. To my surprise, the dining table was just covered in gifts for me. It was a great surprise: Tipton Hurst exotic and colorful flowers, a Ghiradelli chocolates box, a new yellow vase, wall decals, and a shower organizer unit. Plus, he had bought a little rolly cart organizer for the living room gadgetry. He OUTDID himself. Seriously.

This is just the prettiest bouquet I have ever received! It is so unique!
 This is what I made for Ross for Valentine's Day:
Notice the puns ;-) I googled the Periodic Table of Elements, and made a few puzzles for Ross to put together ;-)
 This is Ross putting together his messages.
After being thoroughly Ross-spoiled, I went to check the mail, and I had a beautiful card from Jen, Cody, and Evelyn wishing me a Happy Valentine's Day! She's just the cutest, sweet little one. I love that toddler!
AND! Best friend, Thomass, had sent me a "Condolescences" card for the loss of my Gramps. He's such a thoughtful best friend! I love him.

It was a long day and an exciting day, and tomorrow, I can sleep in 1.5 extra hours because we have Professional Development all day from 9-4.
I'm thinking about just rolling outta bed ;-)

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!