Meet JoJack

Saturday, October 31, 2009

This is JoJack. George named him (as part of my attempt to keep these names from being bestowed on possible future children!). We found him in the street near our house. We weren't sure if he was a wild turtle at first, and he had what appeared to be scrapes on his shell. I wasn't sure if he had been run over and gotten scraped on the underside of a car or what, but when I looked closer I could see that they weren't scrapes at all but sticker residue! Some kid had put stickers all over his shell. So, that answered the question of if he was wild or not. George and I took him home and my endless research on box turtles began. We had a reptile tank from a short stint with a snake (that I made George take back! It wasn't so much the snake that bothered me (though it did) but the thought of live rats in my house waiting to be eaten! EEEEEW!) but I soon found out that box turtles don't do well in glass cages. They need room to dig and walk around.... so I created his 'habitat' out of a 53 gallon storage container! I need to get him some plants, but he seems pretty happy. He has feasted on night crawlers from the bait shop and even has his own swimming pool!


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

I hate this time of year. I read probably 60 blogs a day in my Google Reader and over half of them are jumping for joy that its fall (or spring for my Australian friends!) and I just hate it. The beginning of fall isn't so bad because its a nice change from the scorching heat, but I hate this end part... when everything starts dying and getting cold! Examples:


Yes, that garden in the last picture is the same garden that started like the first picture. Amazing, eh? That's what three weeks of straight rain, being in school and working full time will get you... a garden over run with morning glories! Those things are INSANE! They tangle EVERYTHING together. And the mosquitoes....horrendous. I did get quite a bounty of herbs for this late in the year before I winterized though:


Sunday, October 25, 2009

First, let me start by saying NO, I AM NOT PREGNANT. I feel I need to get that out there for friends and family who may stumble upon my blog. I do eat like I'm pregnant though... all of the time. That's not really true, but I do get really strong cravings that can last for weeks, even months! Lately, I have been craving Baldinos. Baldinos is a sub shop that is a very small chain through Georgia and parts of North Carolina (though not near where I live). They make THE BEST subs. I grew up on these subs. My mom and I would eat there usually once a week and I always got the same thing. I graduated proudly through the years from their kids meal mini sub to a full fledged 'regular' sub. I always had the choice though of getting a regular sized sub (which is HUGE) or a half sized and a big deli pickle. I almost always chose option B.( That's another constant for me, my love of salty, brine-y,vinegar-y anything!) There is something about the smell of a Baldino's sub that I just love. I've been craving it for MONTHS now and have been trying to replace it with Jersey Mike's which we have here in town. They are good... I've had two this past week, but its just not the same. First off, the subs are like half the girth of a baldino's sub. I'm not sure that's a bad thing, but its just not quenching my craving! Hopefully I can get the next person to drive up from Savannah and visit me to bring me a sub!

ps. I can't believe I just posted a whole blog about subs! It is true though that subs, sushi and Indian food are things I could eat every meal for the rest of my life and be happy.

Orange in Ten Minutes

Saturday, October 17, 2009

I decided to take Jodi's challenge over at The Women's Colony this week. I thought finding orange things that weren't just leaves would be hard, particularly because I'm not very fond of orange so I don't decorate with it, but I found all of these pictures in about ten minutes. Now I feel accomplished. =)

ps. No hate comments, please! I did put all of the recycling into the appropriate bin! -)

An Open Letter To The Man I've Been With For EIGHT Years.

Dear George-

Today marks eight years together. I sincerely want to thank you for constantly loving me even though I can be a psycho emotional, indecisive woman. I also think that it would be a good time to thank you for making it these eight years without killing anyone. I know there have been times where you have really struggled with this, but, you did it for 'us'. Visiting prison would take away my time at the fabric store and conjugal visits just aren't on my five year plan. Lets keep this streak alive!


Hair Update

Friday, October 9, 2009

I posted a while ago that I was going to get my hair cut like Zooey (click here for a refresher!) but I never shared the results of said haircut. The thing that was really changed was my bangs. The rest of my hair is pretty much the same, just cleaned up, so This picture just really shows my bangs since my hair is up in pig buns (did I just make that up?!) and I'll throw in a picture of one of my pups to ensure proper cuteness content. = ) Have a good weekend!

ps. Here is Zooey wearing some Thimble Kiss-esq flowers in her hair... Love it!

Craft Show and Birthday Fun!

Monday, October 5, 2009

booth 3, originally uploaded by KatieBelle003.

The craft show Saturday was a success! I had so much fun and made a little money too. George took me out for sushi and a group of friends joined us. So far being a quarter of a century old has been great!

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