Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Using our Skills Today (I wish I had nunchuck skills!)

Our very good friend, Bernie left today...b☹☹☹☹☹ There are connections that you make with certain people, Bernie was one of those people...he and J' hit it off right away and he treats me like a pretty pretty princess! haha He gives me cookies and food, he's a good friend! haha He is off to see Olivia Newton John...lucky! (Napoleon Dynamite) I hope he has the greatest time!!


I would be sewing the rest of the comforter, piecing it back together. Today has to go better than was just thee longest day. I would have a few more helpers this morning though, which always makes for a better day right off the bat!!

[caption id="attachment_3588" align="alignleft" width="150"]Hello! Hello![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_3590" align="alignright" width="150"]Squid's Turkey! Squid's Turkey![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_3587" align="aligncenter" width="150"]Bruce & Squid Bruce & Squid[/caption]

Bruce is a 10 month old, 60 lbs. Bulldog. His baby, Squid, is a 10 week old Chihuahua that's spring loaded as her mama would say! haha They do very well together with Savannah, so it's great to have great neighbors (Steven & Brie) with great pups!

[caption id="attachment_3591" align="aligncenter" width="150"]Rad Peeps Rad Peeps[/caption]

J' said he wasn't going to let me go all day without eating yesterday, I had cafe and whoosh, there went the day! He insisted on making brunch and wouldn't let me use the table, for sewing, until I ate my entire plate! He's so good to me.

[caption id="attachment_3593" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Mah Schweetie! Mah Schweetie![/caption]

After we ate, I started the last of the sewing and J' started messing with the antennae. It was kind of funny, he started messing with that thing and people were coming from all around to get a good look at it. It looks like we're honing in the Mother Ship....shhhh! Although big, it does bring in about 13 channels here in Quartzsite, with our rabbit ear antennae that we have been using we weren't getting anything, so 13 was amazing!

474 486He must have tweaked that antennae many different ways over a couple of hours to get those channels, but he also had many different conversations during that time. Amazing!

I finished the comforter and it actually doesn't look totally terrible and I think it is going to last for a while...let's hope! It's just too much to do by hand so I'm hoping it lasts for a very long time! I was also able to finally give Trisha that haircut, it was another beautiful day, so it was perfect...crossing off that list one thing at a time. Trisha really wanted a haircut, so it was make-over time! I find a lot of women in this lifestyle have short hair (or end up cutting it like I did). It's just easier this way...for me at least. Anyway, some other gals saw that I was cutting her hair and asked for a trim here and a reshape there...totally fine. It was actually kind of fun (don't tell anyone)!

[caption id="attachment_3596" align="alignleft" width="150"]Before Before[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_3597" align="alignleft" width="150"]After After[/caption]

It's different when you're doing it because you have to and doing it because you want to. She loved it, said it was exactly what she wanted, so that made me happy!

[caption id="attachment_3598" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Bloomin' Beauty Busy day!!

After I 'closed the shop', J' and I went on a walk over to Jenn's camper to return her machine, it was nice to have an extra pair of arms for this! Usually it's Savannah and I, but lately she's on a ya got that, then I'm carrying the machine, the sewing kit and the cord. It gets a little heavy, due to the walk and Savannah pulling and all of that, so his extra arm was much appreciated!

[caption id="attachment_3599" align="alignleft" width="150"]Cool Cool[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_3600" align="alignright" width="150"]Babes! Babes![/caption]

We dropped the machine at her rig (she was work) and took the 'main road' back to the road that we're camping on, putting us right in front of Cyndi's rig. We had to visit with everyone and Cyndi was sweet enough to spoil all the babies!! You know Fenway and Stumpy have thee best mama!!

[caption id="attachment_3601" align="aligncenter" width="225"]The only one that has to eat her treat alone! The only one that has to eat her treat alone![/caption]

The last thing on our list today was to give Savannah a bath. Since she was tied up yesterday, due to a not so nice morning of her running after strangers, barking and scaring the hell out of them... she took it upon herself to do her somersaults all day in the dust and dirt. Thank goodness the weather has gotten better because she slept in her crate last night. It was too late to wash her yesterday so it had to be done was an awful night for us all last night, no one slept! Don't tell me this dog isn't spoiled!


We messed with the antennae for a little while longer, I guess trying to pull more channels in. Had a few more conversations with a few more spectators, haha and finally got in the van to watch the tele tonight! How exciting!!

[caption id="attachment_3604" align="alignleft" width="150"]He's Hot! He's Hot![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_3605" align="alignright" width="150"]Success! Success![/caption]

We are getting quite a few channels and it's just fun to have tele back. We have come across a lot of people, out here, that really have something against T.V. It's just not us! We like the tele, we like to be able to have a couple of shows that we can 'unwind' to at the end of the day. I have to say it's nice to have something else other than books and the radio...for us at least, everyone of us is different. I'm totally stoked about getting to watch The Biggest Loser. It's my numero uno favorite show and I've missed almost every single episode, only catching up on them because they rerun them on Sunday nights...when we're in Ehrenberg for football...score!

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Time to be a 'fort potato'!



  1. How's the quilt holding up? I was warm enough last night, that I was thinking pretty soon we won't need all these blankets!

    Hey I never did get a picture of Squid (dawggammit!Thats the perfect name!!!) and Bruce can I steal one of yours? Of course, I'll give all the credits and kudos to the dirty hippies! I may steal one of Savannah too, I haven't seen one, I took, that I like. Oh! These are for Stumpy's blog.

    and P.S.
    Just so's you know...Stumpy is my sister, and Fenway is my grand dog (I also have a grand car.. a sweet 2102 Camaro). How's that for close family relations! Not to worry, I am not offended. Everyone makes that mistake.

  2. The quilt is doing great! Very nice. It's starting to warm up, so we're shedding blankets as well! You can take any pics you want, I did the same with another friend that has pretty good pics! Love ya

  3. OK now the mystery is solved... Where the heck did that orange turkey come from... Zeke had it one morning and in two days it was destroyed... I thought he found it in a wash, the damn little thief... So sorry to the young pup he stole it from, maybe a nice bone when we meet again and he is a bit bigger...

  4. I actually found that thing in the free pile, there were two of them. Savannah really liked it, but Squid took it once we were all sitting still. It sat there for a good day, so he didn't take it from anyone! Although he is a lil' thief! haha