Cute, Lazy Kitties

Aren’t they cute?  Lazy bums.

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Texas Music Happenings In & Around Fort Worth Weekend of August 31, 2012

Texas Music Happenings In & Around Fort Worth Weekend of August 31, 2012
Labor Day Weekend

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Brave Combo (Mosh-pit polka) – Levitt Pavillion – 7:30

Foxtrot UniformThe Woodshed Smokehouse – 6:00

George Ducas @ White Elephant Saloon – 8:00

Terry Rasor & Tom McElvain & Tommy Alverson @ Chubby’s Burger Shack – 7:00

Union Hill @ Filthy McNasty’s Saloon – 9:00

White Bison @ Red’s Roadhouse – 6:00

Friday, August 31, 2012

Cody Robbins @ Shady Oak BBQ – 7:00

Ruby Jane @ Levitt Pavillion –  7:30

Casey Thompson Band @ Railhead in Willow Park – 7:30

Randy & Mike of 92nd Roadhouse Band @ Stagecoach Ballroom – 8:00 – $6

Blue Hat (jazz, rock, country) @ The Woodshed Smokehouse – 6:00

Lost Immigrants @ White Elephant Saloon – 9:00 – $5

Andrew Carman @ Chubby’s Burger Shack – 8:00

The Party Monkeys (classic rock) @ Big Barn BBQ – 7:30

Trimmier (rock, upbeat country, blues) @ The Dock on Lake Granbury – 8:00

Crosswind Band @ Filthy McNasty’s Saloon – 9:45

Steve Helms @ Rio Brazos Live – 8:00 – Start @ $10

Incognito @ Red’s Roadhouse – 9:30 – $5

The Tommy Hooker Band @ Pearl’s Dancehall & Saloon – 9:00 – $10

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis @ Levitt Pavillion – 7:30

Scott Lyle Band @ Railhead in Willow Park – 7:30

The Canyon Creek Band @ Stagecoach Ballroom – 8:30 – $7

Vanillaface Jones (classic rock, pop) @ The Woodshed Smokehouse – 6:00

Blacktop Gypsy @ White Elephant Saloon – 9:00 – $5

Huslin Jack @ Chubby’s Burger Shack – 8:00

Junior Brown @ Live Oak Music Hall & Lounge – 8:00 – $20

River Trip (folk rock) @ Big Barn BBQ – 7:30

Jeremiah Houston Band @ Filthy McNasty’s Saloon – 9:45

Hoodstock Music Festival @ Rio Brazos Live – 12:00 – Start @ $29

Austin Allsup @ Red’s Roadhouse – 9:00 – $5

Cody Robbins Band @ Indian Creek Tavern –  9:00

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Stockyards Music FestivalStockyards North Forty Field (Next to Billy Bob’s)– 12:00 – Start @ $35

Pentatonix (a cappella) @ Levitt Pavillion – 7:30

Matt Jones & Justin Gresham @ The Woodshed Smokehouse – 6:00

Kat Moore @ White Elephant Saloon – 7:00

Hoodstock Music Festival @ Rio Brazos Live – 12:00 – Start @ $29

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There’s A Storm A-Comin’

I took this picture a few years back while driving to my niece’s graduation in Lubbock, Texas.  I took the picture through the front windshield.  You think I’m going to get out in the middle of this and take a picture?  You better redneck-o-nize.

I drove right threw this storm, and I was probably more scared than I had ever been in my life.  When we finally arrived at the graduation, approximately 3.27 yards of fabric had to be removed from my posterior section.

On a more serious note, my thoughts and prayers go out to all the people in the path of Hurricane Isaac.

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Stuff We Find In Our Yard

Time for another installment of Stuff We Find In Our Yard.

Our dog was barking one night – like, nonstop barking.  I flung open the back door to see what she was barking at.  Since there’s a fence immediately to the left when you open the back door, I looked to the right.  I didn’t see anything.  I look down at the dog and notice she’s staring at something to my left.  I slowly turn my head to the left and this dang thing is just sitting there on top of the fence staring at me.

I scream and do the only natural thing there is to do, and that’s run in and get my camera.  I then scold the possum and tell him the least he could have done was bring his dang guitar and belted out He Stopped Loving Her Today.

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Keep Track of Medicine Given

Need help keeping track of whether you’ve given your child their medicine the number of times you were supposed to or if you’ve given it to them the full 5 or 10 days or however long you’re supposed to give it to them?  Try this:
In the picture above, my child took the medicine twice a day for five days (the pink label is covering up the last day).
I saw this on Pinterest a while back and I’ve used this method ever since.  You just take a Sharpie and draw a chart on the actual bottle of medicine.  Draw lines for however many times a day and for however many days you’re supposed to give them the medicine and then check it off each time you give them the medicine.
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Butterfly Face

I’m going to miss this little butterfly lover while she’s in first grade.

Everybody I show this picture to asks me, Is that a real butterfly on her face?  And you can see the look of shock and awe on their faces when I say, Yes, that’s a real butterfly.

What I don’t tell them is that the butterfly is injured because the little one whose nose it’s sitting on hunted it down and mauled it until she broke its wing.  Fly for your lives, little butterflies…fly for your lives.

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Cute Kid Books

We’ve been reading lots of books since tonsillectomy-o-rama came to town.  We found a couple of cute books at the library this week.

First one is Yawn by Sally Symes.  I’d say it’s for toddlers or preschoolers because it’s a board book.

Here’s the description from Barnes & Noble:

Sean gave a YAWN while sitting on his mat. Guess who he gave it to? A scruffy, fluffy . . .
You’ll need to turn the page to find out who is next to be overcome with a yawn in this fun and ingenious board book, although the rhyming text will offer some clues! One creature is purring, another pecking, one drifting around its bowl, another resting from a dig in the dirt. And there are others, too–all of whom can’t wait to put on their pajamas and head off to bed!
The other book is called Yuck! That’s Not a Monster! by Angela McAllister. Suggested reading age is 2 and up.
The description from Amazon:
In a deliciously yucky reversal of the sweet new-baby story, this picture book will appeal to kids with its beastly detail and cuddly resolution. Mr. and Mrs. Monster love the ugly little creatures that hatch out of two of their eggs. They name the one with prickly spikes and snarly fangs Frightful, and the one with horny spines and bristly warts becomes Horrid. But ugh! They don’t know what to do with the soft, pink little creature that emerges from the third egg, so they call him Little Shock. Kids will love the large, unframed illustrations in bright colors that show Frightful and Horrid as they hiss, snarl, scratch, and grow “hairier and scarier,” in contrast to gurgling, fluffy, rosy-hued Little Shock. In a wry turnaround, the cute outsider saves the day: when a huge, furry beast snarls at them in the woods, Frightful and Horrid are terrified, but Little Shock terrifies the predator with a kiss (“Yuck!”) and sends him running and crying for his mommy.
Have y’all found any cute kid books lately?  Holler at me and let me know.
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