Monday, April 22, 2013


Here's another thing I saw online today that made me laugh.  (And it's absolutely true...just ask my husband and my sisters!)

Sunday, April 21, 2013


I saw this posted online yesterday and laughed and laughed because this is EXACTLY how my mind works:

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Sleep Deprived

I'm happy to say that Cyrus seems to be feeling better.  But, unfortunately, all the storms we've had over the past 24 hours have left him shaking and quaking...making it impossible for us (and by us, I mean me) to sleep.  Cyrus and I were up all last night.  ALL.NIGHT.  There's not much on TV in the wee hours of the morning.  I can happily say I was strong and didn't buy anything on any of the infomercials we watched.

Luckily Cyrus was able to catch a nap between storms yesterday.  
(Oh, and this isn't a posed picture. He uses a pillow like we do. 
I'm really not kidding when I say he doesn't know he's a dog.)

Holy hail!


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Poor Puppy

Our poor puppy had a rough day at the vet yesterday.  He had five teeth removed that were cracked/chipped and a cyst removed in his neck/shoulder.  He had a rough night with lots of fidgeting and squeaking.  That means that we also had a rough night because he sleeps in bed with us.  He's not supposed to jump, so we pulled the mattress out to the living room as we all tried to get some sleep.  Tried.  Today, he's been cuddling right next to me and has followed me around the house.  I was hoping to get another room cleaned in my spring cleaning blitz, but I think it's better if we just cuddle on the couch instead so he's still.  If we're lucky, we'll even be able to take a little nap.  Yep, I think a nap is on the agenda...especially with the stormy forecast tonight and tomorrow.  There's absolutely no sleeping if it storms.  At least he doesn't squeak when he's scared...he just trembles and makes the whole bed shake with him.

Poor, pathetic puppy.


As a scrapbooker, I had to bring some of his shaved fur and teeth home for his scrapbook...his fourth scrapbook.

 Hmmmm...I wonder how weird the vet will think I am when I ask for the staples for his scrapbook.

Five pulled teeth + twelve staples = mashed potatoes for dinner!

Luckily the mattress fit in the living room, so he was able to cuddle with me...squeaking and fidgeting all night long.

Someone's ready to take a nap with me on the couch.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Pinball and Even More Pinball

It's been a busy week at the Adams' Homestead.  Let's see...

Matt and I headed over to the Detroit area for the annual Michigan Pinball Expo.  It was...interesting.  There were lots of pinball machines and lots of people.  That meant waiting in line to play every game.  While waiting, I had lots of time to study the people around me.  I found some very interesting people.  There is an entire underground world of over-the-top pinball enthusiasts...and I think some of them only come up above ground from their parents' basements for the expo.  Seriously.  Some of them reminded me of meerkats.  They'd bob their heads around, do a lot of blinking while looking for an open machine, twitch their noses, and then dart across the room.  I had a hard time not telling them to untuck their pinball t-shirt from their khaki pants and never, ever wear white socks with black shoes.  Ever.  Then, I really wanted to find them a girl to talk to.  But, there weren't many girls at the expo and those that were there might have frightened the guys with their multiple tats, piercings, and neon hair color.  Matt and I still enjoyed ourselves, though, and played the new games this year:  The Avengers and The Wizard of Oz.  Matt is a conservative pinball collector, not spending much money on his machines.  But, I have to say, The Wizard of Oz is incredible and might be worth selling a kidney to purchase.

The Wizard of Oz was incredible...definitely my favorite!!
The flippers were ruby slippers (sparkly, of course).  Who wouldn't LOVE that?!
The Avengers was fun to play. 
These games are MUCH brighter, faster, and louder than ours.

We have this game at home, but not all pimped out with the colored LED lights.
Guess what Matt's next project is?

On the way home, we stopped at a restaurant/bar that had lots and lots of pinball machines.
We had dinner and did what else...played even MORE pinball!


Matt and his "partner" (adventure racing/training partner, not the other kind...I just need to clarify) took their kayaks out for a nice workout at Yankee Springs.  They enjoyed the sunshine and came back dry, so it was a good day on the water...especially for Matt's maiden voyage in his new kayak.

No water inside the kayak is a good sign he picked a good one!

We watched the national championship basketball game last night from the comfort of our couch.  While we were disappointed to see Michigan lose, it was still a great game!  None of us won any money in the brackets this year, but Matt did pick the winner...Louisville.  Oh well, hopefully one of us does better next year!

Cyrus wore his lucky jersey, but it didn't work so much last night.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Spring Break at Home

We enjoyed a nice Easter dinner on Sunday...and a nice pile of dishes to wash.  I think we did so many dishes that not only did we use up all the hot water for Sunday, but I also didn't have any hot water on Monday.  That meant a cold shower for me.  Freezing cold.  Freezing cold that made me shudder and swear violently.  The good news was that Matt was able to reset the hot water heater that night and (knock on wood) we were good to go.  Well, until Tuesday night when we got home late and discovered we didn't have hot water AGAIN.  Ugh.  Luckily, Matt was able to reset the hot water heater again (and knock on wood) and we were good to go.  I'm still keeping my fingers crossed.

Glazed ham, asparagus bundles wrapped in bacon, mashed potatoes, corn bread, salad with strawberries, and a Mounds cake for dessert. Yum!

My sister and two of her kiddie-poos came for a visit.  We hung out, went shopping, and saw the new Wizard of Oz movie.  My review:  wait for it to come out on video if you want to see it.  My mom and step dad stopped by and then we all headed over the casino in Battle Creek.  The kids enjoyed the pool and we enjoyed some gambling.  I won a little...enough to cover Matt's losses and I made a new friend.  There was a really, really, really, really (and I mean REALLY) drunk guy at the casino who found me twice and wanted to be my friend.  After we left, my sister hit a jackpot on my favorite slot machine, Sex and the City, and won $600!!!!!!  Yay for her! 

Cyrus enjoyed having people visit...especially when my nephew put his pillow on the couch.

Matt got a new toy this week:  a kayak.  I'm holding out for a pink one.  Preferably one that is sparkly!

Cyrus jumped right up on Matt's lap in the kayak when Matt unwrapped his new toy. It looks like we're going to need a doggie life jacket now!