Monday, June 14, 2010

Chili cook off for MDA

Chili cook off for MDA, the booth I helped out at (my old station) their theme was Hawaiin Luau. So.....I did my part..... weird but alot of people kept asking for flowers?

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Quilt in progress

Ok, by the demands of some of my folks, I have had many requests to update my blog on a more regular basis. Here is a little something to appease those of you who let me know that I need to get on it! This is for a fast approaching birthday. Is it for you? I cannot will just have to wait and see!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Gratuitous Baby Pictures

More pictures of the little lady growing up......drool and barf and all

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Up's and Down's

So things have been up, and they have been down, so instead of bore you with that junk. I will show you some pictures. I have decided to let my hair start growing out. Well when you hair is about a half an inch long on your entire head, it take FOREVER!!!!! So I have been on a bit of a journey........

I tried platinum, that was a first....

Then I tried totally brown, which was also another first

Now, there are a few highlights in it, but I am still growing it out, despite how freaking slow it wants to grow

Sunday, April 11, 2010

My Guest Room

These are old pictures, but he is a sneak peek of my guest room. I only have a small three bedroom house, its big enough for me and the dog and my peeps. I have my masterbedroom, a sewing room, and a guest room.

The quilt on the wall, I purchased on ebay. Grandmother's flower garden. This quilt top was sewn entirely by hand. God Bless the woman (I assume) that hand pieced this together. I bought it and then sent it off to a woman who does long arm quilting. I think it is just beautiful as a wall hanging. The sign on the wall, I made it years ago. I saw something similar to it in a magazine, so I just got some scrap wood and made my own.

This chair, though the pattern is a little dizzying. I bought it from the neighbor down the street, at her yard sale, a bargain at just twenty dollars. This little sweety is an antique made the good old fashioned way. Even though she is an old girl, she is comfy to sit in and read or just relax.

This dresser, see my name on it? My dad made this for me before I was born. So yes, this too could be viewed as an antique. In fact this dresser will soon be 36 years old.

Monday, March 08, 2010


I have had better days at work. A bit embarrassing when your fire engine takes a ride on a tow truck. I am just so incredibly thankful that we were just pulling into the station when the bolts decided to break off the steering box. I could not imagine how that whole scenario would have gone if that bolt let loose while we were on the freeway.

If you are going to do hose lay drills, having a beautiful view while you do them, even better!

I live by the philosophy that is some hose is good then sure MORE hose is better!

Last but not least.....growing out the hair, now I actually do get helmet head.

Tragic Week in San Diego County

It has been a very dark week (couple of weeks actually). A young lady age 17 disappeared while on a long distance training run. Chelsea King went running in Rancho Bernardo Community Park (the park that my fire engine exercised at every shift for the last five and a half years). She never finished her run, a registered sex offender has been captured and is now charged with her rape and murder. Chelsea's body was found last Sunday in a shallow grave at the edge of Lake Hodges. Tragedy incomprehensible tragedy.

There is another young woman aged 14 Amber Dubois, has been missing from Escondido since February 13, 2009. Amber's positively I.D.'ed skeletal remains were found in a grave in a remote area of San Diego County. It is very likely that the same monster is responsible for the senseless killings of both these young women. There is no HELL HORRIBLE enough for a monster who could commit such crimes.

Rest in Peace angels, may you find peace and happiness in a place that you can no longer be harmed.

Lil Miss Baby Face

She has now discovered that she has hands, and they can fit in her mouth

and feet, that she is trying to fit in her mouth

I have been remiss again about posting so I will take some time catching up on photos an info and such.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Been gone awhile....

I have been gone awhile. I have been crazy busy working and taking classes for work. I am also working for other people so that I can have some time off in the future to.....take more classes. Anyone wonder what some of the crazy stuff that I do at work looks like? Here you go

The rapelling is off of the fourth floor of a tower. SOOOOOO fun! More classes coming. Tomorrow starts 72 hours at work. So ready to sleep in my own bed for more than two nights in a row.