Friday, November 30, 2007

Winter Storm Watch

Saturday - Snow likely in the morning...then snow in the afternoon. Snow accumulation of 5 to 7 inches. Highs 20 to 25. East winds 10 to 15 mph.
Saturday Night - Snow in the evening...then snow likely after midnight. Snow accumulation of 2 to 3 inches. Lows around 15. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph shifting to the north 5 to 15 mph after midnight.

10 inches possible!!!! I might get that family picture afterall!!!! And the highs stay in the 20's next week, so the snow should stick around. If it even falls, that is.

No. We are being optimistic. Snow will fall.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

What I'm working on today

Found another picture of Trucker on the sled that I could use for graphics. I can't wait for snow so I can get some new graphics!!!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Waiting for snow

We have until Saturday for it to snow. I want a family picture this year and we would like it on a sled, but if it doesn't snow I'm taking it without the "other family member". We'll go to a studio.

So, pray for snow... so I can have the picture I want.

Until then... here's some shots from years past.

Taryn waiting patiently for her chance... my little daredevil.

Demons on the sled....

Me on the Interceptor. Ha ha... I look so thrilled!!!!

The husband showing off....

Can't wait to take more pics this year...

Kitty's Beauty Tip #1

Totally random topic here.


It's a well known fact around my family & friends that I don't brush or comb my hair. It's something I tell people who complain of frizzy hair or just thick hair (like yours truly) that they hate to brush everyday. I was one of those people many moons ago. You had to brush your hair, right? I mean, if you don't - you get rats nests in it or something, so I brushed my mop of hair everyday. I tried every kind of brush, comb and pick. I always had a big poof of frizz is all I got out of it.

Until one day in high school. Choir actually. There was a girl with thick long beautiful hair, hair I was so jealous of I could spit in it. I asked her what she used to brush her hair with, figuring it was some ancient secret like the rib bones of a rabbit or something.

"I don't"

Huh? What do you mean you don't brush your hair? You have to! She told me that the only thing that goes through her hair were her fingers. So I tried it.

Almost 20 years later I could probably count how many times I've brushed my hair on two hands. This doesn't count the phases of "mom let me do your hair" when the girls were younger. Ok, ok... they still go through that stage now. Even my hair dresser knows I don't brush my hair, so she lets me "brush it" instead.

So here is my tip for those of you who have long, thick and/or curly hair. Stop brushing it! Use your fingers as the comb... condition it normally, run your fingers through your hair and get the conditioner all through it, then when you towel dry your hair, don't rub the towel all over your head like you are trying to give your scalp rug burn - squish the ends in the towel, or better yet.. wrap it up in a towel for 5-10 minutes. Thats what towels are for - to capture water. Run your fingers through again. Get the knots out (after awhile you won't get knots anymore, I promise, especially if you stop the rug burn routine!). When you are blow drying... same thing - fingers.

Put something in your hair when it's wet. A touch of gel, moouse... whatever. Something. I prefer a light gel. I don't have any right now so I can't think of the brand, but it comes out in almost a liquid. Great stuff.

I'm trying to teach Demon #1 this trick, but she seems to think she has to brush her hair. Fine. She's the one who has to deal with the rats nests, not me.

Try it for a week... I'm serious. Then tell me how it went.

Oh... one more thing; quit shampooing your hair everyday. Always condition it, but don't shampoo it. I shampoo my hair twice a week, maybe 3 times if I'm lucky. But it gets conditioned every day. Unless you are using tons of hair spray, there is no need to shampoo it everyday. Shampoo dries your hair out. Water will clean it just fine.

And my shampoo of choice? Dove. It's a wonderful shampoo. Conditioner? Aussie (in the purple bottle). Great stuff. Plus, according to my niece Jessica, it smells like candy.

It does too.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Are You There?

Yikes... it's been quite a few days since I've posted, huh? Damn holiday week anyway.

I think I'm putting my tree up today. Wish me luck. I hate putting the tree up. The demons fight over who gets to do what.

I hate Christmas.

Bah Humbug.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Finally Updated

Yeah, yeah, so I'm slow. By the time I get done making designs, I have no ambition to actually add them to the new arrivals section. I finally did SledderWear's new arrivals this morning - only to find out that it's been so long that I ran out of room!

But anyhow... here it is. (Click that)

Maybe I'll do InsanityWear tomorrow. Wait, tomorrow's Thanksgiving. Never mind. I have to make two different salads in the morning - no time for work!

Here's a sneek peek of what I did today.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007


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Monday, November 19, 2007

What Do You Do At 3:00AM?

Got a massage last night. This Thanksgiving season I am thankful that I know somebody who went to school for massage therapy and she makes house calls!

I slept like a baby last night...

... until 3am. I guess I slept long enough because I was/am wide awake and feel more well rested than I have in WEEKS! Yeeehaawww is all I can say about that.

So it's 3am and I need something to do... might as well go to work.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Worst. Night. Ever.

I could have killed someone last night

I had a headache early on... one of those behind your eyes, where you want to put lotion in your eyes because they feel so dry? Taryn had a friend over, a new one at that... and come to find out she's friends with Krissy's ex-bff Ashley! For some reason this girl wouldn't stop talking about Ashely, either. Was driving me nuts.

(Why Ashley has a friend who is in a different building of the school is beyond me - she's in Elementary, this girl is in Jr High)

Taryn, this friend & Krissy were playing Deal or No Deal (the board game). Krissy was the banker... I was actually in their room for awhile. To pass the time as banker (it's a pretty boring part of the game) Krissy was playing with Taryn's CSI head. It's this model head that you can sculpt clay all over it to make different facial features. Not a big deal. I'm in their room for about 10 minutes - I go out into the garage to have a cigarette and I come back in the house to hear Taryn SCREAMING at the top of her lungs. I go back up there to find Taryn completely flipping out that Krissy is playing with this CSI head. I told Taryn she should have said something 15 minutes ago when Krissy started playing with it. And I know she knew - it's not like a small thing you can hide or anything.

My head is just killing me at this point. I don't know what time it was, but I went to bed. 7:00 maybe? I don't know. Krissy comes into my bed to watch a movie. Fine. Anything to keep the peace. Trying to fall asleep with this child in the bed is like trying to sleep in an earthquake. But my head hurts so bad that I'm actually succeeding. She wakes me up to tell me she's going to bed, Fine. Go! She leaves the TV on...

Then I am awaken at 10:00 by the doorbell - you know how much my dog loves doorbells! Some guy was picking up a sled or something from Jason. We knew this. So for the next 2 hours I've got the dog flipping out that there is a stranger on the property. I'm still going in and out of consciousness.

Then I have this messed up dream that some kid is telling a mom that her daughter is living in the dark in a mausoleum and then the water in the pool next to it turns to blood and starts shooting out bloody water at everyone while this mother is yelling at this kid that her daughter is dead and is not living in this building.

Chico starts barking again and I hear the garage door. I look at the clock. 11:45. Good God. I go out in the garage and half way beat the dog to go outside and threaten that he is sleeping out there. I have a cigarette and Jason & I go to bed. My head still hurts so Jason gives me some Tylenol and rubs my neck because he can't find the Activon, which I found in the drawer in the bathroom this morning.

Oh... the movie on TV was Stir of Echos. The dead girl is buried behind a brick wall and she's afraid of the dark.

I finally get to sleep, but the night sucked. I still have a headache. And the girl that stayed over is in Taryn's room coughing. Great.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

More Shamless Plugs Because There Isn't Anything Else To Do

Didn't have much else to say this morning so I thought I'd show a few of the newer designs at InsanityWear & SledderWear.

I try to do at least two new designs each day... it doesn't always happen and sometimes I go overboard and make ten or so new ones a day. Those are on really creative days and when I get up before 4am. Yep, all my creativity comes before the sun comes up. Funny thing, really. Once it's about 10am or so - I'm done. My mind can't function again until the next morning.

What I like most about this job is that all my work is done while sitting in my robe with bed head hair and no makeup! Wooohoo!

Friday, November 16, 2007

Lazy pup

I just can't keep my hands off this camera today!

Are you afraid of snakes?

Let me introduce you to my sweetheart - this is Jake. He's a mama's boy. Love him to death, as you can see. He loves to give kisses, too, which is what he was trying to do. Actually he was more interested in the camera most of the time.

I had to remind him that he doesn't have
fingers so I don't know how he would push the button.

And yes, I know... most of you are squirming at the thought.


What a life....
Poor Oliver hasn't been feeling well the past few days, though, so I guess I don't want to be him right now, but he just looks so fricken comfy! This is actually the first time he's really been out in the past 3 days... he's been fighting off a kitty-cold in the back of my closet since Tuesday.
He's cuddled up to the dog in this picture, but all I could get was the dog's butt so I cropped it.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Do you buy your own stuff?

Of course we do! Here is Demon #1 wearing her brand new fishy-fishy sweatshirt! She picked it out... she's the one that can catch a fish in a puddle and/or on a bare hook!

(You can get the Fishy Fishy in the Lake design here!)

I'm actually blushing!

Ran across this blog post today while going through my statcounter. Never heard of lady before, never heard of this blog... what a nice surprise to find someone talking me up more than I talk about myself!

Makes me wanna go run and make a bunch more kids' designs!

Oh wait... I did that!

Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

I dug my snowman table runner & placemats out of the basement today. Got them all washed and on the table.

It's my version of a snow dance (rain dance, get it?). Maybe the snow will flock to my visions of snowmen???

... wishful thinking.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Tupperware Party!

Yes, I had one. Yes, I'm partially insane. But hey - if it's free, its for me and having these parties gets you a whole bunch of free stuff, so I do it every now and then.

OK, it's been like 5 years since I've had any kind of invite-your-friends-to-spend-money parties.

We had a good time, really. Honestly, I have never been to a Tupperware party before so it was pretty interesting for me. I was the only one there who had never been to one. Figures. But I won't bore you with the details, except for this one;

I have a friend who lives 3 hours away from me. As a joke I sent her an invitation. Not that I didn't want her to come, I would have loved for her to come, but who is going to drive 3 hours to attend a Tupperware party, right? I was pleasantly surprised to find out she was actually going to order, though! I never expected that at all. I just wanted to send her an invitation just to be a dork.

Yesterday was a whirlwind of a day - well the morning anyway. At church the kids put on a "King of the Jungle" program at the 10:30 service. I have never seen a group of kids so enthusiastic about church... it's amazing. I'm so happy we found this church.. My kids love going to church, bible school and these programs. Demon #2 was the "King" in the program and sang a short solo. She has a great voice!

So after church we ran over to the grocery store to pick up milk. We go through more milk, it's crazy. At almost $4 a gallon you would think I'd start rationing our milk supply, but I just can't. My demons will grab a glass of milk over juice or pop any day!

Ran into a friend of ours, a guy I used to work with. I really miss him. I took over his shift at the hotel every morning and we had our morning cigarette ritual to signify the passing of the torch into the next shift. Many many debates were done on the front porch of the hotel! ;-)

Seeing him made us shorten the time I had between church & the party to actually get ready for the party so we cut the visit short and raced home. Started picking up the last minute dirty socks, hairballs and other such ugly things when someone knocks on my door.... it's my friend from 3 hours away! The turd didn't tell me she was coming! LOL I was in shock - so much so I didn't even sound excited, but I was. It was so much of a shock that I just ... didn't really do anything!

Now we know who will drive 3 hours for a Tupperware party!

Friday, November 09, 2007

GROUP HUG! Oh wait, it's breaking rules.

Did you hear about that 13 year old that got detention for hugging her friend goodbye the other day? It wasn't even a real hug! It was a sideways hug at that. This country is going to hell or maybe we are in hell, I don't know. Detention for hugging? Give me a fricken break. Sexual harassment - where do people come up with this shit? How about these hug-police walk around the school and start handing out detention for more meaningful things...

Lets see, how about name-calling? Teasing? Pushing? Downright rudeness to your fellow classmates? Nope. They can't seem to do that and trust me, I know from personal experience. Demon #2 has shown me the light on what other kids can get away with... but don't hug anyone.

Jesus help us all.

That whole story had me in a tizzy all day yesterday. I just fumed at the thought of it. I could say so much about it, but it would all basically be the same crap. Thats what it is, crap.

And crap is what I heard last night. Demon #1 got in trouble yesterday at school. No detention or anything, but her and her friends got a good talking to...


a group hug at lunchtime!

Yes. A group hug. In our school. The school that still sings Silent Night and Hear Comes Santa Claus at the CHRISTMAS program has fallen into the no-hugging bullcrap.

Maybe they should have yelled at each other, maybe that would have been acceptable. But no hugs. Nope. Don't show friendship or caring or loving or compassion.

Ok I'm done. I have dust to terminate.


Well today do me a favor - if you see me online, yell at me! I have so much to do it's not even funny. I have 8 13-year olds coming over after school for a sleepover (Taryn belated birthday party) and on Sunday I have a bunch of people coming for a Tupperware party.

I really have to clean my house...

I have a shelf in the kitchen that has been collecting junk for a few months, it must be cleaned off!

I have a basket next to my coffee maker that has become a pen/pencil/lighters/cough drop storage container. It's an eye sore. Be gone!

My living room is covered in dust... but didn't I just dust like 3 weeks ago?

Kitchen floor needs to be scrubbed by hand. It's been awhile since I've gotten close & personal with it. Got spoiled with that Swiffer thing and don't listen to what they say - it's a great product, but nothing beats hands-and-knees cleaning.

So much to do, but I wonder - do I bother? With a house full of teens tonight, will it even look like I cleaned come tomorrow afternoon? I must try.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Crickets are chirping

I really don't have much to say the past couple days, do I? Nothing really worth reading/posting, thats for sure!

It's been a pretty laid back week so far. Worked on my shops yesterday and made chow mien for supper. Ok, I didn't actually make it - I just opened the can and threw it in a pot and watched it heat up. Tomorrow I'm making chicken noodle soup, so I'm making up for it. Yes, tomorrow. Today I have to boil the chicken. Good things take more than one day to cook. My vegtable beef soup is the same way - 2 days to make. I think it's the meat sitting in the broth overnight that is the trick, I'm not sure.

Calling a guy about a seat today. My seat. For my snowmobile. How cool is that? I still can't get over how excited I am getting over having my own Interceptor and being able to do what I want with it. I'm hoping this guy will take the seat, fix it and add a hot pink "cord" around the seam of the seat. Not much pink, just enough to keep the men off of it. For any of you snowmobile nuts that have been reading this blog - keep coming back. I'll be posting pictures of the transformation of Interceptor to 'Ceptorlicious. Don't get upset... you'll be amazed.

Why would they be upset? It's a man thing. And it's a Kawasaki thing. See, Kawasaki quit making snowmobiles in the early 80's. Actually, they only made them a few years. Well, in 1982 they made the Interceptor, which is gold to Kawasaki owners. It's what everyone wants and few people have. There were only 600 of them made. So it's kind of a big deal that I have one.... and when some of the Kawasaki crazy people found out that I was taking an Interceptor and "painting it pink" it was like I was defacing the cross at the local church. Yeah, it's that big of a deal. Luckily I've got the husband behind me on this. But the majority of the project is secret .... just because. Its fun watching all these guys cringe at the thought of a hot pink Interceptor.

So onto other things. Demon #2's "friend" was talking to her on Tuesday when they went back to school from a 3-day weekend. Then yesterday - she wasn't. Mama Bear feelings fired up again.

And thats enough of that or I'll get pissed again.

Today is a day of laundry, sweeping and designing. Told you there isn't much to talk about lately.

Stay tuned... maybe something exciting will happen today. Who knows.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Major Overhaul

Did a major makeover on SledderWear the past week. I think today I can call it complete.

Check it out and feel free to tell me what you think!

Monday, November 05, 2007

'Ceptorlicious is home!

She's home! I haven't really seen her... she's still in the trailer. From what I did see, she's pretty beat up and needs a lot of TLC. But I am officially the proud owner of a Kawasaki Interceptor 550 - #12 to be exact! Otherwise known as 'Ceptorlicious, of course!

Friday, November 02, 2007

Good God Almighty I'm Going To Do Some Bodily Harm To Someone

Seriously... OMG I am so *bleeping* pissed right now I could spit nails. I decide to try to cheer my Bear (Demon #2 - sorry, I'm in Mama Bear mode, so no demon talk right now) up and let the girls rent movies & get some Subway for dinner.

Long story - her bff/only friend "returned" all of her half of the best friend stuff they had to Krissy today along with a note that said "I don't want to be your friend anymore"... no explanation. Nothing. Not a *bleep* clue to why she decided this. My Bear came home in tears with a busted heart and I felt like ripping this girls heart out of her chest and stomping on it just so she could *bleeping* feel what Krissy was feeling.

Ok so anyway. We each pick out a movie... go up to the counter.

"Do you have your card"

*bleep*. I know where this is going already.


"Well you can't rent movies without your card"

"Can't you just look it up on your system by my name or phone number?"

"No, we need the card"

"Can you give me a new card? I have no clue where it is"

"No, we can't"

"Can I open a new account then?"

"No, only one account per family"

Oh shut the *bleep* up you stupid *bleep* ugly *bleep*. OOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHH I hate her so bad. She REFUSES to rent movies without the *bleep* card.

So we leave. We go to the other convenience store that has the SAME *bleep* *bleep* SYSTEM as the other place. I walk in, walk up to the counter and say "I'm going to ask you this before I make another move...."

Poor girl probably thought I was going to rob the place.

"... if I don't have my precious little card to rent a movie, will you still let me?"

"Yeah, we just look it up by your last name"

I KNEW IT! God. That stupid *bleep* at that other place I just want to beat. I told the girl what happened at the other place and she said they have heard that many times.

So we got our movies .... the same ones we wanted even and my Bear is in a better mood. I can see she's faking it though, but at least she's trying. She got off the bus, went straight to her room and the floodgates let loose... she'd been holding this all in all day. All week actually, the "gifts" were returned today, but the note was given Tuesday or Wednesday I guess. Krissy was hoping Ashley didn't mean it, but she knew today when she got "their turtle" back that she meant it.

Tomorrow I'm going to go into the first place and tell them my house burnt to the ground with my precious, cheaply made, laminated card with my lifeline ID typed crooked on the back of it... and tell them that I am sorry that I can no longer do business with them.

Bye-Bye Trailer Queen

The husband just called me. The trailer queen is gone. That didn't take long at all... he's only been at the show for three hours! Sort of sad, really. I really liked that sled, but he never rode it because it was in mint condition. We still have the awards we won with it, though.

Last night actually sucked. I'd been looking forward to sleeping in bed all by myself for a week. Well, not exactly by myself. I had the 3 cats and the dog with me... with pets, you are never truly alone.

So I get the demons off to bed and I go and lock the doors. Funny thing that is, really. Won't go into that, though. I shut off all the lights and go to our bedroom. Get undressed.... hey, this isn't a exotic blog.... put my "granny jammies" on. Thats what the husband calls them; my grandma jammies. He hates them with a passion. Anyway, I put those on and crawl into bed, making sure not to disturb the already 2 sleeping cats. I get all snuggled into my blankets and take my place smack dab in the middle of the bed.

Then I get a lump in my throat.

Where the hell did that come from? Is this not what I've been waiting for all week long? The bed to myself... nobody hogging the bed or the covers... no loud smelly noises coming from under the covers? No familiar hand pawing at me, hoping I'm not as tired as I said I was? Whats the lump for? I just suddenly felt this incredible sadness. My honey wasn't in bed and I knew he wasn't going to be. I could have cried, it wouldn't have taken much, but I didn't. I just closed my eyes and fell asleep with the purring times 3 on all sides of me.....

Then I woke up this morning... best damn night of sleep I've had in a LONG time! Didn't even realize I was beating my snooze button until 45 minutes after I was supposed to be up.

Yep, I missed the husband, but not enough to not enjoy the slumber!

Looking forward to tonight...

Thursday, November 01, 2007


Really I was left in bed. He wasn't even going to say goodbye, just gave me a kiss while I was asleep and was going to sneak out without me knowing. Before work it's one thing, but he's going to be gone for 4 days. I did wake up, obviously, which is a good thing because he almost forgot to bring pillows along on his 4-day trip across 2 states to go to the Michigan A-1 Snowmobile Show. He's going to sleep in the truck to save on money, so he needs his pillows. Would have been a rough couple nights without them!

So here I sit. Jealous. I wanna go! I could have, but then someone would have had to deal with Demon #1 & #2. Not that big of an issue, really, but me not going was cheaper. I really wanted to go to meet some of the people who don't make it over to the MN & WI shows. I really like going to the snowmobile shows - it's a good crowd of people that attend them.

Oh well. I'm not in the truck so I won't be there. Hope everyone has fun anyway.