Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Dancing in th Rain

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...

It's about learning to dance in the rain.

This is an awesome saying. I think I shall keep dancing through all the storms that hit my life. God is so good in making things very clear to me. I just tend to hide behind clouds when I'm not getting the lesson I'm supposed to learn. I tend to sulk and flounder! It's not fun having the pity parties, yet it's so easy to get to....well...............

I just have to say that today....I LOVE MY LIFE...I LOVE DANCING...bring on the storms, because I will learn how to dance during each of them...even if it takes me some time to get the lesson!

Start dancing today! There is so much that happens in our lifetime...learning how to get through it...surviving an accomplishment that gets us through the next one! Good luck!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Swine Flu Pic


This was sent to me in an e-mail today. Someone had some time on their hands, which I am thankful. Sometimes you need a little humor amongst the not so good.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Mouse Problems

Oh yes, I said MOUSE...and actually MICE Problems. I've had more people talk about mice problems than ever before. We are actually cursed/blessed with these creatures. I'm not happy at all! I've always associated mice with filth...and if you've ever been to my is close to spotless most the time. AGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

Any ways, we have tried sticky pads, self containing traps and green poison, but they are not going away. It's very frustrating....extremely frustrating. I'm hoping that "Just One Bite" will actually work. Michael is supposed to go buy it pray for us. The babies may look cute, but it's not cute at all. It's gross and disgusting! I've been going to extreme cleaning mode, which is driving Michael crazy.

I just want this to be resolved. We've never had to deal with them in our married life, so I guess it was time for our turn...I just don't like it. I will say....lots of people are dealing with this very Good luck to all of you dealing with it. One of my friends gave me some major advice so I thought I'd share. By the way....our mice have started leaving green we know they are eating the poison, but they seriously are super mice...never thought I'd meet a rodent as stubborn as myself. :)

Mouse Control

Mice, mostly active at night, often invade homes during the fall months when outdoor temperatures become colder. Mice contaminate food for humans, pets and livestock. They can damage structures and property.

Mice, being so small, can gain entry to homes and buildings quite easily. They are excellent climbers, can leap twelve inches from the floor onto a flat space. Mice can squeeze through openings ¼ inch across. To effectively control mice involves sanitation, exclusion, and population reduction.

Sanitation and exclusion are preventative measures. Clean up areas that provide mouse habitat, and block access to home and buildings. Block openings with steel wool or foam insulation products. However, once a mouse infestation already exists, trapping or baiting is almost always a necessity to reduce populations.

Trapping works well when mice are not numerous or can be used as a follow-up measure after a baiting program. If you trap, you have a choice of snap traps or multi-capture live traps. Place traps where you see mice activity. Key sites are along walls, dark corners, or any site that shows mouse activity. Place traps no more than ten feet apart where you see mouse activity. Peanut butter is good bait for snap traps.

An alternative to traps are glue boards. Place glue boards near walls where mice travel. Do not place glue boards where children or other pets can reach them. If-non-target animals get caught on a glue board they can be removed by using vegetable oil as a solvent.

If you use baits to control mice be sure to read and follow all instructions. Most baits use an anticoagulant, to cause mouse death. Anticoagulants cause death due to internal bleeding the anticoagulant baits provide good to excellent mouse control when placed in suitable locations for mice. Anticoagulants have the same effect on all warm-blooded animals, but sensitivity to these toxins varies among species. If misused, anticoagulants can cause death to pets, livestock or desirable wildlife that feed on the bait. Residues of anticoagulants that may be present in bodies of dead or dying rodents can cause toxic effects to scavengers or predators. However, this secondary effect is relatively low where baits are used properly.

Baits often in pellet form, are packaged in plastic or cellophane packets to keep baits fresh and to be easily placed into burrow walls or other locations. Place baits no more than ten feet apart where mice are active.

Bait stations are useful when putting out baits. They protect the baits from weather and provide a safeguard to people, pets and wildlife. A bait station should have two openings one inch in diameter and should be large enough to accommodate several mice at one time.

Thursday, September 3, 2009


I am very excited about watching my OSU Cowboys this season. We almost didn't get season tickets this year, but my hubby felt we'd regret if we didn't buy them. He was right...I's a time that a wife is saying her husband is right. HAHAHAHA

Anyways, I'm sending a prayer up to all football players for their safety and drive. May our Cowboys blow away their opponents each game. I'd love to see us at the National can hope! We've definitely put the time in! Here's this year's schedule!

2009 Oklahoma State University GAME SCHEDULE

Date Opponent / Event Location Time / Result

09/05/09 vs. Georgia Boone Pickens Stadium 2:30 p.m. CT
09/12/09 vs. Houston Boone Pickens Stadium 2:30 p.m. CT
09/19/09 vs. Rice Boone Pickens Stadium 6:00 p.m. CT
09/26/09 vs. Grambling St. Boone Pickens Stadium 6:00 p.m. CT
10/10/09 at Texas A&M College Station, Texas TBA
10/17/09 vs. Missouri Boone Pickens Stadium TBA
10/24/09 at Baylor Waco, Texas TBA
10/31/09 vs. Texas Boone Pickens Stadium TBA
11/07/09 at Iowa State Ames, Iowa TBA
11/14/09 vs. Texas Tech Boone Pickens Stadium TBA
11/19/09 vs. Colorado Boone Pickens Stadium 6:30 p.m. CT
11/28/09 at Oklahoma Norman, Okla. TBA
12/05/09 Big 12 Championship Arlington, Texas 7:00 p.m. CT

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Night Owl

I can't seem to break my habit of being a night owl. I get so energetic right before needing to be in bed. My body really needs the repair time, but I just can't get myself to bed. I thought I'd look up "Night Owl" just to see what I could find. I guess I am a Type A personality, but a B-person when it comes to sleeping. Are you a night owl?

Here's what Wikipedia has to offer:

Night owl (person)
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Owls are often nocturnal.
Night owl is a term used to describe a person who tends to stay up until late at night. Another name for a night owl is evening person.
The term is derived from the primarily
nocturnal habits of the owl. Usually, people who are night owls keep awake past midnight and extreme night owls may stay awake until just before or after dawn. Night owls tend to feel most energetic just before they go to sleep at night.
Some night owls have a preference or habit for staying up late, or stay up to work the
night shift. Night owls who work the day shift often have a problem with being on time to work. Some night owls who have great difficulty adopting normal sleeping and waking times may have delayed sleep phase syndrome.
The opposite of a night owl is an early bird, a
lark as opposed to owl, someone who tends to begin sleeping at a time that is considered early and also wakes early.
In several countries, early birds are called "A-people" and night owls are called "B-people". Researchers traditionally use the terms morningness and eveningness.