Sunday, January 24, 2010

Who You Gonna Call? Fur Buster!!

My Saturday started with the Andrew, the Dish Network dude at our house at 8:00 a.m. Wow! What an awesome picture we have now. We've never had digital so it is quite an improvement and for $30 less per month than we were paying for cable I might add!

We went to run some errands after the Dish dude left. I needed a few little things at the fabric store so I can finish up more of my Itsy Bitsy Tote Bags. I get into the store with my list in hand and realize that I left all of my fabric scraps that I needed to match at home. UGH!

Can you tell me how a dog's hair gets IN the bathtub when the shower curtain is closed and so is the bathroom door??? Is it waiting in the hallway like a little army of hair, so when you open the bathroom door it can ride the air currents up and into the tub? Irv brushes Maggie regularly, so we decided he isn't using the right kind of brush. The girl where we buy our dog food told us that the Fur Buster is the best, so of course we went and bought a Fur Buster. For $22 this thing better work really, really well! I do NOT like the hairy bathtub!

Our envelope system is working well so far. We added envelopes for some things we had not thought of, and we are also being very careful with what we spend. We are going to get the newspaper today and check for other coupons we might be able to use too. I'm actually finding this to be kind of fun, and Irv is playing along nicely.

Today is my mom's birthday. She passed away in May of 1998. I still miss her a lot. There are times even 11 years later when something awesome will happen and I will think, "I have to call mom!" I just think it will always be that way. This is one of my favorite pictures of her. She really didn't like her picture taken, but this is so "her". Cigarette in hand, those lovely fingernails, everything she wore matched, hair the easiest style she could get away with...and I can almost hear her saying, "Oh, Katrina do you have to take my picture?" I love you mom....Happy Birthday!

What's on your agenda for this wonderful January Sunday? Anything exciting? For me it's grocery shopping and then everything I didn't do yesterday! :)


Lanyardlady said...

It's pouring rain here so we're staying in today. I'm fixing a family favorite, breakfast for supper! Enjoy that Dish network. My dream is to one day own an HD TV. I didn't think I'd care about having one til I saw the picture on one, and oh my...

Joan said...

Can you believe we have had Dish Network since 1997? Mostly it is great, but there have been times it was a love/hate relationship.

I wallowed in my cold all day yesterday and feel better today. I will get laundry done, grade papers, and get to school to organize for tomorrow. Have a great day!

Cathryn said...

I have laundry to do and papers to grade today. Lessons must be refined before posting tomorrow.

I love that picture of your mom. I still do the same things but with my gramma. I see a card and think--"Oh Gramma will love this--let me get it for her!" Or "Gramma would love this story--I need to call her."

BTW--My sister is Katrina too. :D

aliceinparis said...

Fun to read about your organizing and getting it all together. Sounds like it is working!
I would love to get digital tv but it's too expensive here and I think we have to get a "box" and things.
Your mom looks like a great gal. You are right, what gorgeous nails. I can imagine all the colours they have been painted over the years.
Have a great Sunday!

Mary said...

congrats on the new dish and good luck with the dog hair ;-)

but most of all i love the post about your mom and i LOVE the photo ;-) my mom has been gone since 2001 and i know what you mean about having the thought about calling her. i think our moms are with us always...which is a good thing!

Sherry said...

I love how you fit so many great things in one post.

We live without dish or cable. I think about it sometimes, but I watch such few programs I'm not sure it would be worth it for us. $30.00 is a BIG savings, just make an envelope for that!


Ms Sparrow said...

Congratulations on shedding Comcast! I wish I could but my condo assn rules and location don't allow for any options. I really watch a lot of TV--from news and documentaries to primetime and late night shows. Since I rarely go out to eat or spend money on frivolities, I guess I'll just live with it<

Kittie Howard said...

Congrats on getting Dish TV...we have digital but I look at the Dish savings and drool...lovely photo of your beautiful mom...know how you feel, always a little knot...and this is good...finally over my cold and all that sneezing...doing laundry, a little of this and's cold with lots of rain coming but a kinda nice day, actually.

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

We made a Target trek for groceries and whatnot (including $20 of treasures for the grandkids from the dollar section). I plan to make a couple of soft fleece pillows for kids' naptime, and some diapers and sleepsacks for the dolls, as soon as I'm finished blogging. Oh yes, and we have to keep clearing the rain, snow, and slush off the sidewalks because it's going to freeze hard tonight.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Glad the DISH works out for you! My MIL has it and is so pleased.

Oklahoma Granny said...

So glad you're liking Dish tv. Your mother did have lovely nails and she looks like she would have been a hoot to know.

I've been trying to perfect a cookie recipe all day. Still have some tweeking to do. Maybe one or 2 more tries but the ones that we currently have need to be eaten first.

tattytiara said...

Oh wow your mom reminds me of my mom. The nails, the cigarette, the aversion to photos, the whole package. Unforgettable women indeed.

gayle said...

You mom and my dad are in heaven together!! Probably smoking. My dad died in March 1998 and I still think of him and miss him everyday!!

Beth Anderson said...

yeah for that dish picture, and for less money - excellent.
I love that you're getting that Sunday papers for coupons now - it will become a regular thing.
Keep those envelopes building.
Stay away from those chips - they are sinfully good though.

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