Monday, July 7, 2008

Last & This Weekend

With all the Jaeger Pooting going on last week, I didn't get a chance to blog about what happened last weekend! It was...well...exciting and terrifying all at the same time.

On Saturday, we went to a local flea market type place. I've had my eye on a china cabinet there for a long time now. Every time I go, they tell me they'll negotiate with me on the price and they do come down quite a bit ($425 down to $350) but it was still out of my range. My mom had said that if they ever come down to $300, she'd buy it for me and would consider it my Christmas and birthday presents (X-mas this year and b-day next year). I quickly agreed.

They would never come down lower than $350. For the whole month of July, they are having an inventory reduction sale (they got new items and need to clean house of the old). I found a bakers rack I needed for my front porch. While there, mom decided to ask if they'd come down any more on the china cabinet. They still only came down to $350. Mom then asked them to call her if they decide to move the piece to make room for other stuff. She'd like first refusal.

Well, the lady finally said, "Would you take it for $300?". Mom calmly accepted and now I have a BEAUTIFUL china cabinet in my dining room.

Don't worry, I'm gonna move James Dean over. Now that I have the cabinet, he's not centered on the wall.

I haven't filled it yet, but I'm working on it! It looks a lot like my mom's which is part of the appeal.



On Sunday, light of my life and I decided to go fishing. We took our little cane poles and walked down to the creek. The creek was real low (due to lack of rain) so I didn't have any hope of catching anything.

Well, I was wrong! Light of my life caught 9 fish and 2 crawfish.



Here she is with just 1 of 9 that she caught!



Here's one of her crawfish (or as I called them growing up...crawdaddies)



Here's one of the fish!


And, the pic below, it's what I caught (besides 2 tiny fish)!



Yes, Internets, that's a water moccasin! Needless to say, I cut the line on that one and we ran like hell!

This past weekend, we went to my grandmother's for the 4th and had hot dogs, baked beans, potato salad, cole slaw, apple pie, blackberry pie, etc....It was yummy. Light of my life and I went fishing again. Not as much luck this time but we did end up having the "dropsies". I dubbed us the Dropsie Twins because we managed to drop part of a pole, a bobber, a thing of tape and light of my life's hook got caught on a log underwater. This meant that I had to crawl down the STEEP bank to the creek (thank goodness the creek was still low) to get it unhooked. While I was down there, I got the bobber and the pole but the tape was long gone.

Saturday and Sunday we really didn't do much. Just relaxed (well, I cleaned).

This week is gonna be rough. Light of my life is going to overnight camp...for the first time EVER! She's a little nervous but excited. We got her all packed and ready to go. They'll sleep in cabins and she has to take her own sheets and towels and blanket and pillow, etc....

I've never been to sleep away camp all by myself before. My mom always made sure she was one of the chaperons (well, not really, she always got roped into it) so I didn't really have any advice for light of my life except to have fun! I sent her with a disposable camera, so she'll be able to document the experience.

The camp is only 10 miles from our house so she's still kinda close. We drove up to it on Saturday so she could get a look at it. It looks like a nice place. Hopefully she'll have fun.

But, I'm without her for the week. This is gonna be a LONG week. Sigh....

How was your weekend?

Later,

Mama Dawg

P.S. We lost Johnny (named after Johnny from Grease 2...you know, Andrian Zmed's character) the beta fish, last night. Another one bites the dust!

P.S.S. Oh, yeah, my turtle saving count is now up to 4! For anyone who cares!

17 really cool people who give a rat's patootie:

Heather

Ooooo, I love your china cabinet. You did good, girl!!

Mama Dawg

Thanks! I love it!

Mom Taxi Julie

Nice cabinet! That yellow fish is really cool looking. Melissa just went to camp for the first time and she had a blast.

Mama Dawg

Yeah, I love that cabinet. Made my month! Glad to hear that she had a blast. Hopefully mine will have the same kind of experience.

Insane Mama

Totally worth 300 that is a gorgeous cabinet! Now, I must watch the snake video

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jen721

The china cabinet is beautiful. Great bargin. Happy birthday and Merry Christmas all in one.

I also had a snake encounter this past weekend too. I turned into a five year old, ran away screaming. Not a Water Moccoasin, just a harmless Brown Snake.

jen721

I forgot, I had a question. What type of fish is that orange one? It looks cool.

Mama Dawg

IM-Thanks and enjoy!

jen 721-Thanks! I've got another pic of me somewhere holding a green snake. Snakes don't bother me, but water moccasins are a different story. They're dangerous.

Mama Dawg

Jen721-I have no clue. I suppose I ought to look it up, huh? Google, here I come. If I find out, I'll come back here and post.

Rhea

First, fabulous china cabinet! I love it! I have an antique one that my mom bought me too! I'm so glad you were finally able to get the one you really wanted.

Fishing looked like fun and you guys caught a lot! Not so cool about the snake though. ewww I would have fun for my life too.

I'm sure light of your life will do great at camp! A week isn't so bad. She'll come home full of fun memories and new adventures and happy to be back home. Absence makes the heart grow fonder, and all that jazz. :o)

Mama Dawg

Rhea-thanks! I love my china cabinet. I'll have to take a pic when I've got everything in it.

We did have fun fishing, but then again, we always do!

I know she'll do fine. I'm just gonna miss her!

Mama Dawg

Jen721-I think it might be a brim of some kind? It's outline is similar to a brim and I know that we can catch brim in that creek but the coloring is throwing me off. I can't find anything that color (in the whole 10 minutes I searched).

Lula!

That china cabinet is fabulous--and for $300? A steal!

But the water moccasin...ugh, no thank you. Let's just see more of the china cabinet, please.

Mama Dawg

Lula-yeah, it was a steal. I'm so loving it right now.

Lindsay

That cabinet is just beautiful! I'm glad your mom haggled it down for you. What kind of red/orange/yellow/blue fish is that??? That's one of the coolest fish I've ever seen! And I think I would've FREAKED OUT if I'd caught a water moccasin. I'm with you: cut the bad boy loose and get the heck out of there!!!

Sounds like you had a wonderful 4th weekend!

Mama Dawg

Lindsay-yeah, it wasn't too bad! I think the fish is a brim or a type of brim. I'm not 100% sure. It was cool looking.

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