Thursday, July 31, 2008


His name has been narrowed down to two choices: Simon or Oscar.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Mom's New Puppy

Mom has a new baby in the house. An eight week Boston Terrier or sometimes they are called a Boston Bull Terrier. He is just adorable. However he still does not have a name.

Signing off: Anita

Saturday, July 26, 2008


Jim and I NEVER seem to take good pictures. My brother is not a professional photographer but he takes better photos then any of the professionals around town!

He took a couple for us last night (I was'nt aware we were going to take pictures so I was not dressed and my hair was weird)!! And of course Jim ALWAYS needs a haircut. LOL

I want to put the pictures in a slide show but I still am clueless on how to do that. I have to get Jeremiah to show me how. But I will post a couple on my side bar.

Signing off: Anita


My youngest brother Brian and his lovely wife Amy and cutest kids alive Abby, Caleb and Elly are in town from Glendale Arizona for a visit. It's always exciting having them come to town because they stay with us and we love having a housefull of people.

Our big dog Bohdan is now a bit calmer so we don't think he's going to take off with one of the kids or devour them for a snack. Which in the words of Martha Stewart: "Thats a good thing"!

The youngest Elly is 4 years old today. So we are going to a Princess Party at Grandma's house this afternoon. There will be a water slide, B-Day Cake of course and a whole lot of little kids!

It is also going to be a hot one today so I'm thinking "Do I take my swimsuit and go down this inflateable water slide" which I would be mortified if I popped the darn thing! Or do I just "Sweat it out under the trees and have a nice cold beer to cool me off". Hummmm, I think I'm leaning towards the beer. LOL

Signing off: Anita

Sunday, July 13, 2008


Ok, I tried to set up a slideshow via photobucket and now my dad's face is plastered on my blog and it still didn't even come across as a slideshow. I don't mind dad's face on the blog page, its just that the picture is WAY to big.

I will have to check with my guru tomorrow to see what I did wrong.

Signing off: Anita

Sunday, July 6, 2008


Jim and I went to the NorthWest Motor Fest Car Show yesterday.

My mom and dad entered a couple of cars this year. A 1973 (I'm not positive on the year) Buick GT Convertible and a 1957 T-Bird Convertible (the same type you saw in American Graffetti). There were all sorts of activities going on at this shindig. They had the rock climbing for the 4-Wheelers (we got to see a jeep roll when it tried to go over a rock that was too big), and the Lawn Mower races, the Burn Out Contest (which you could hear all over the fair grounds), lots of food booths and vendors selling all sorts of car related stuff and one of the favorites, the Drag Racing.

My 71 year old dad loves to drag race. I had never been drag racing (on an actual track that is) and so when he entered his Buick I went with him. Boy, that car has a lot of get up and go. When the light turned green, the tires started squealing, the smoke started pouring out the back and then head jerked back and we took off like a bat out of hell! Man was that fun!! You will be happy to know that we won our heat and even got to rib our opponent a little bit.

The NWMF had all sorts of cars there, from the old Henry Ford Model T's, to Nash's, Roadsters, VW's (wagons and bugs), Cameros, Mustangs, Old Chevy's, Woody's, and a whole lot more. But my favorite were the Corvettes! Such a beautiful car. However, I did see a 2008 Viper (all black) that I will buy someday when I'm rich and famous.

That night, the Fest had a Parade (or Cruise) in downtown Boise. All the cars go downtown and all the streets are lined with spectators and there is a DJ playing 50's music and everybody is just having a good time showing off their cars and revving their engines and interacting with all the people. Mom and dad took Jim and I with them so we got to sit in the Buick's back seat and participate in the parade. That convertible is alot of fun because it was easy to talk to the people on the street and also the other cars going by.

It was a great way to end the 4th of July Weekend!

Signing Off: Anita


This is to officially thank Jeremiah Griffin for creating this wonderful blog template for me!

He is truley awsome in his creativity and generosity for taking the time to help out a friend.

You ROCK!!!

PS-Thanks Tancy for getting me hooked on blogging by showing me how blogging can be so addicting by showing me your wonderful blog.

Signing off- Anita

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

What The Hell Happened To Me?

Have you ever had a panic or anxiety attack? Well, I have NEVER had one until now.

I have never been afraid to go to the dentist (due to a wonderful childhood dentist). However, I went in to the dentist yesterday to get some of my silver fillings replaced with safer composite ones.

After receiving the shots to numb my mouth (which has never ever bothered me before) I felt this sharp pain on my tongue like a lightening bolt running across it. I then started to hyperventilate and my eyes started tearing up. I then HAD to sit up and I started just to bawl. I was so embarrassed because I didn't know why I was doing this. Robin (my Hygienist who administered the shots) gave me some Nitrus Oxide to calm me down. Which it did (finally).

After about 10 minutes of the Nitrus Oxide, the dentist came in and started looking in my mouth and talking very soothingly to me and getting ready to do his filling conversion, I started to hyperventilate and bawl again. Eee gads....I couldn't believe it. Robin hooked me up to the Nitrus again, and about 10 minutes later, I calmed down one more time and the Dr was able to finish the fillings.

Again, I am so weirded out about what happened. I have NEVER ever done or felt like that before. I hope I'm not going off my rocker.