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Think Hillcrest has an abundance of homeless?

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I cannot wait for this to finally bloom! It is going to be gorgeous for five minutes then a toddler will shred it to pieces. At least I know the inevitable, right?

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Eva loves Minnie! I haven’t gotten her one yet because they seemed so over priced. Well today I found one for $2.97, yes please! She doesn’t care that it was intended for a dog either.

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She really wants to be a puppy just like her older cousin Abby.

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These just aren’t the same. Withdrawals.

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Why didn’t I get a hallmark card about this?

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Yesterday my ladies and I ventured out for brunch and a chance to win prizes! One of the local stations KPRI 102.1 was giving out free tickets to the horse races, Counting Crows concert, plus a chance to win the grand prizes of food for a year (which was false advertisement) and Fleetwood Mac.

Food was decent, drinks were great, chips and salsa are always a good time, and the live music rocked.

Kristine was the very first person in the room to win a prize. It was already looking promising for our group. A bit later Jen won! Then I patiently waited for my name to be called and was willing to wait for the grand prize, since I have a high tolerance in waiting.

Then they pulled out the grand prize bucket of names and we realized it was different than where we put our slips. Uh oh. Let’s just say we didn’t win. Darn it.

Overall it was a great morning, nice to eat my meal at my own pace, talk with my friends without a Tourette’s episode, for example - “did I tell you about…don’t put that in your mouth!!..when Sarah was in New York?”

Maybe one of them will need me to attend the races with them?

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When you are given a whole morning of ants who are raiding your pantry, it’s time to throw out the junk, wipe your counters sparkling clean and organize your life - I mean the pantry.

I hope any survivors go and let their little crawly friends know I mean business! There is nothing they can get into, I will squash them, I will spray them, I will find where they are coming from and take out their friends. Too harsh?? I don’t care!

Oh please don’t let them come back right away because I will cry. Yes I called my husband, my dad, and my sister to complain about the ants. I am a baby when it comes to them invading. Plus, my husband gets to take care of a rodent outside when he gets home from work because I can’t do it. I may be a housewife, but I am not a rodent cleaner upper.

The joys of owning land, right?

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I have three colors of flowers so far, loving them!

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Ants. I hate them. I despise them. They have ruined my Friday. I hope they don’t mess with my weekend.