Monday, March 30, 2009

Meet Dottie

WEll ya'll knew it was bound to happen it has been a while since we have had any new additions to the ranch .......... meet Dottie she is a 6 day old Dorper lamb she was born 2 weeks premature and her twin brother did not make it, she weighs less than a pound and needs to be fed every 2 hours by bottle. As ususal my loving husband was sure I do not have enough to do around here and was convinced that I would welcome here with open arms and barely open eyes as the around the clock feedings commenced, yes you are reading correctly just like a new born human child every 2 hours does mean every 2 hours.

WHAT the loving hubby did forget was....... I am having major surgery again next month and the task of feeding all the critters he brings home will fall on him even the 2 hour feedings..... hehehehe.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Writing on the wall

Sometimes we get so wrapped up in our own shit, that we fail to see even our closest friends hurting. We call or email just to say hello and how are you, and before we know it we are off on our own tangents about what the hubby did/did not do-kids and bosses that don't appreciate us ect. We laugh at our own follies and expect the friend to do the same. They leave clues and signs that something isn't right but still we miss them or dismiss them.
I have a friend that is hurting and now in retrospect I see the writing on the wall, but again was so caught up in my own shit that I failed to see it.

Dear friend please forgive me my carelessness and selfishness and please know my heart/eyes and ears are cleared and here for you.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Wednesdays only in Texas

Its hard to tell but at the stop light there are 2 ford pick ups and both have dogs in the back very common here in Texas

Tuesday, March 24, 2009



Monday, March 23, 2009

200 Home Depot card Giveaway

Who couldnt use a 200 gift card from Home Depot? I know that here in the Dieckman household there are plenty of projects that could use Home Improvement Advice. Also, I dont know about ya'll but it seems the hubby never has the exact tool he needs so this is an extra bonus that Home Depot offers The Home Depot Rental Center this way he can rent exactly what he needs to get the job done!!

Go check i t out for yourself here

The first tool would rent would be the tiller!!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Spring Break 2009

So its been spring break here in Texas this week, we didn't go anywhere on vacation but we sure did allot of family stuff 4 wheeling in the mud,daddy's birthday,a visit to the Zoo, a playdate with 2 favorite friends, and (wooohooo a break for mom a sleepover weekend with Grandma and Aunt Danny) Its been a long but fun week, and I'm glad the weekends here to catch up on housework/blogging/SLEEP ect.

I thought it was supposed to mud on the tires not on the girl

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Come on do it! I promise it will be fun

Ok I got this from Rhonda. It sounds like a ton of fun and Im hoping I have 5 friends out there in blog world.

The first 5 people to respond to this post will get something made/bought by me exclusively Texas by me for you.

This offer does have some restrictions and limitations: I make no guarantees that you will like what I make/choose,

What I make/choose will be just for you and just from Texas

It will be done this year.

You have no clue what it will be.

It may be a story. It may be poetry or an article on properly cleaning your face before a mask.

I may bake you something and mail it to you.

Who knows? Not you,thats for sure!

I reserve the right to do something extremly strange.

The catch? oh the catch, is that you must repost this on your blog and offer the same to the first

five people who do the same on your blog. If you dont have a blog, I dont want to exclude you.

Heres what you must do: 5 random acts of kindness, and then leave a comment on my blog telling me what you did! You know that acts of kindness are so important,that even if you have a blog you can still do the acts of kindness.

Oh and if you do have a blog, be sure to post a picture of what you win from me when you get it!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Wednesdays only in Texas

This is what you see this time of year throughtout Texas massive fields of Blue Bonnets our state flower, people line the highways/dirt roads/to take pictures of the fields and of loved ones inthe fields

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Ok I get it!!! Im not getting any younger

  • I look at elastic waist band pants and actually don't shudder with revulsion and wonder out loud " Ill bet these would be comfortable"

  • Actually wear my pj's to take childrens to school and have no worries of being arrested for indecent exposure

  • Don't own a pair of shoes anymore, that the heel is over 1 inch tall

  • I get up to pee in the middle of the night numerous times

  • While out to dinner last night watched a table of 10 young men and women celebrate a birthday by getting 3 sheets to wind and wanted to walk over and make sure there was a designated driver.

  • The hair color isle is my best friend

  • No matter how strong the under wire is I am still tripping over the ladies.

  • I am calling the girls, ladies

  • My shorts are now called Capri's

  • I no longer want to sit on the floor if there are no chairs available I look around for the tallest/hardest chair in the room

  • When the highlight of my day is getting a buy one get one free feminine hygiene products rather than happy hour at Zigs

  • It now takes a week to recover from a hangover and my favorite refrain is I sure cant drink like I used too, instead of I cant belive I drank that much

Saturday, March 7, 2009


Heres my question ya'll-right after school started this year, the son of my next door neighbor divorced from his wife and he and his 7yr old son moved back in. He and the grandmother walked over one day and asked if I would be willing to watch the boy for about an hour everyday after the kids got off the school bus. I said yes, but Alexis (my daughter) doesnt ride the bus I pick her up every day.Well thats ok the son can just ride the bus.. ok.... decided...what would you charge?I thought about it and said how about 25.oo a week? ok perfect. Well the first couple of weeks went just fine get off the bus, have a snack. homework play a bit and dads here. Then the hour starts turning into an hour 10 min-15 you get the idea. Dad gets laid off for a week or so, still sends son over each day dont want to disrupt the schedule. In the mean time son gets kicked off bus... dad says can you pick son up also, ill pay extra .... ok no problem.This week pick up both childrens at school at 300 sharp-bring home, snack, homework play time...400 comes and goes 500 comes and goes 530 comes and goes 615 arrives and so does grandma. Im worried no phone call. no nothing Im thinking something has happened. So I say to grandma.... everything ok? she looks at me all crazy and says yeah why? well it 615 I thought maybe dad forgot kiddo (insert nervous laugh)
no no no she says he got a new job hes working 2nd shift. WTF?? since when and noone told me? grandma says he wont be picked up untill 600 every night... well hell thats 3 hours a night times 5 this is no longer im helping a guy out .. this is now a J O B....and mind you we have soccer practice on tue at 600 and church on Wed at 515. So all week I figure dad will come over during the day and visit with me about the new schedule /new phone numbers for emergency/and to be honest raise in pay. Never once did the man walk over. Last night good ole grandma picks kiddo up 615 and hands me 25.oo I look at it and say as nicely as I can this wont do. I have watched son for 15 hours this week, fed said son dinner all week / did homework all week/snack all week... this just isnt enough. She gets all up in her self and says well he just got this new job..... he used to pick son up at 530 right???? noooo >>Well from now on just send him home at 530 then???WTF again its still 2 1/2 hours
so she walks away all huffy/its now 300 in the afternoon on sat and dad still hasn't walked over to talk with me. I feel used/disrespected and down right pissed off. Am I justified or am I out of line??
help me out ya'll

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Can you imagine the size of the pecker......

wood pecker that is........ jeezzzz peoples get your minds outta the streets..... he he ,hubby was getting the BBQ pit (thats grill for ya'll northern folks) ready when he noticed sawdust floating down around him like snowflakes in Wisconsin. We haven't seen the actual resident of this but it appears to be like most things in Texas BIG BIG