The Adventures Of Vlad and Vixen (Or OMG She Posted)

Another week past
Frivolity and Haiku
I can do it all
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My new friend Vlad the Candy Corn dude arrived from Mrs. B. I won Vlad in one of Mrs B’s many contests during her 31 Days of Halloween. There are still plenty of contests left and much fun to be had, so be sure and head over and join the festivities. I decided to take Vlad along with me this week for some photo ops during my boring exciting life. He is easy to port about He is one of the wonderful goodies over at Knits and Notions! An adorable little candy corn, isn’t he?

On Saturday, I finished up another apron. This was a custom order for Susan at PotandKettle. It is one of my favorites I have made so far.
If you like it and want one, shoot me an email and I can get it done and out for you in a jiffy! Speaking of aprons (like I can stop speaking of them). You should all head on over to ApronFrenzy and order your Halloween apron. There is plenty of time to have it delivered before the big day AND they are on SALE! Go ahead, I will wait.

Monday was Vlad’s first day at work with me. The computer was running a bit slow and we both got very frustrated. There is nothing worse than that stupid little floating hourglass thingy! Tuesday was much the same of boring and exhausting work, so we’ll just move on ahead to Wednesday.

Some time ago, I was invited to host a Saturn House Party celebrating the premiere of Real Simple® and TLC’s new series, “REAL SIMPLE. REAL LIFE.” The show looks really good and premieres tonight. The party is co-sponsered by Saturn and (drum roll please) I was given a chance to drive the Saturn of my choice this week. Early Wednesday morning, Vlad and I headed over to the dealership and we chose a Hybrid Vue. Let me tell you, we love this little lady. She is beautiful, fuel efficient, comfortable, peppy and just a joy to drive. Although I can’t afford to buy a new car right now (or probably ever…I did that once back in 1995 and it didn’t work out that well for me), it is still a great way for Saturn to advertise. In fact, it worked so well that within my first 10 miles of driving it I was approached by a lady in the library parking lot asking how I liked it and I was able to send her over to the local Saturn dealership for a 24-hour test drive. Did you know that Saturn did 24-hour test drives? Me neither, until I picked mine up and they told me. No one is paying me to advertise and I didn’t have to blog about it, I just enjoyed it so much I wanted to share. Here is Vlad kicking back with his new water bottle, enjoying the sites on our first day driving the Lady Vue.

Wednesday evening, with a somber heart and loving prayers at 7pm Mr. Vixen and I lit a candle in remembrance of Collin and all infants and pregnancies lost. I tried hard to get some pictures of our special blue candle, but it was nearly impossible. My lack of talent at taking pictures in low light is tremendous and paired with my crappy vision, it’s nearly impossible. So I had to ask Vlad (being bright enough for me to see through the tiny viewfinder) to stand next to the candle so I could get at least one of the 67 pictures taken to not be blurry.

Thursday morning, while Vlad and Vixen were working hard at earning their dollar for the day, the Lady Vue was car-jacked by one bossy, convincing teenager by the name of Bear. In return she left Vlad and I with her convertible. Vlad was of the mind that we could make the most of this opportunity and enjoy some sun.Those hopes were quickly squelched. As Bear sped off to regale her school mates with Lady Vue, Vixen accidently set off the car alarm and quickly realized she had no idea how to turn it off. Twenty loud, frustrating minutes later she figured it out. But then, she discovered she had no idea how to put the convertible roof down. Thwarted again. Needless to say, Vixen and Vlad quickly reclaimed Lady Vue as soon as was physically possible. (also note that Vixen’s dishes are on the floor of Bear’s car, not in the house where they belong)

Last evening, we finally heard from the loan company and the city regarding our down payment program. It was all approved. I haven’t talked much about the house, to be perfectly honest, because I was truly afraid that like everything else in my life recently it was going to go badly. But with 5 days to spare (escrow is scheduled to close Wednesday the 22nd at 5pm), it appears all systems are go. The ‘waiting for the other shoe to drop’ mentality however, means that I have only three boxes packed… about waiting till the last minute? That’s me. Vlad, myself and Mr. Vixen celebrated the evening with a $5 pizza. Because we are big spenders like that. And a dollar of it was in quarters.

This morning Vlad has been manning the phones while I created this short little masterpiece of a blog entry. This evening, Bear and Fishboy are attending a concert down south. I can’t tell you the exact name of the band, only that one of the members is “the cutest guy on the face of the planet.” This, of course, according to Bear not Fishboy. That leaves Vlad and I free to sneak out of work early finish our duties, grab Mr. Vixen and take the Lady Vue (and the free gas they filled it up with) for a drive up into the mountains in quest of colored leaves. I have my doubts about our abilities to locate any, but I am up for the challange. Lady Vue doesn’t have to go back to her rightful owners until tomorrow afternoon, so I am thinking we can fit in a morning trip to the beach also! Hopefully, I can post the pictures as we go along, rather than saving them all week like this time!

Deep Peace of the running wave to you.
Deep Peace of the flowing air to you.
Deep Peace of the quiet earth to you.
Deep Peace of the shining stars to you.


WW ~ Wave Of Light


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  1. I had so much fun following Vlad around with you. Vlad is so adorable.
    Congratulations on the house!!! I can understand your not wanting to get excited until everything was a go.
    I think your aprons are absolutely fantastic and I want a holiday one so I’m off to visit your store.

    Mountain Woman’s last blog post..Company

  2. hilarious! 😀 brilliant! 😀 i look forward to more of your adventures. 🙂

  3. LOL…I’m laughing. Vlad sure is cute! I love how you guys went out and about. Too funny!

    And wow! That is really cool you were given a chance to drive a Saturn for a week! Unbelievable!

    Your aprons are adorable. I don’t wear aprons but if I ever need one (or know someone who needs one) I will send them your direction.


  4. Wow.

    Vlad sure makes great company! (I bet he doesn’t talk back either)

  5. Wonderful story — Have you heard of *Flat Stanley*? If not check out the children’s section of the library. Sometimes a teacher will be inspired and have a Flat Stanley sent from her school to various people in different states so that he can visit sites there and report back to the school. It is always fun to see where people would take him. Your story reminded me of that. —

    Cute Haiku too. Fun when you can make two things work for one. 🙂

    Thanks for dropping by earlier.

  6. Looks like Vlad had a great week … mine not so great … and oddly silent for me. I love the Deep Peace “piece” … and am so glad the closing date is scheduled. I wish you much good kharma … or carma if you want to keep the Lady Vue vibe going. 🙂 Thanks, too for posting the March of Dimes site.

    Lisa’s last blog post..The Ultra – WHAT?

  7. Wow. Free gas and a new car for 24 hours. I want some. Of course I don’t have Vlad to accompany me, but still.

  8. LOL! What a great post!! I loved seeing you and Vlad and your adventures! It’s so great that the house is coming together. You’d better get packing!

    Mrs. B.’s last blog post..Winners Day 17

  9. Funny! Vlad looks hungover in the pic with the shades. 😉

  10. Mrs. B. sent me over to see Vlad’s adventures. I’m so jealous–I wanted him to come live with us!

  11. Vlad seems like a great guy to be porting about… Don’t tell him I asked, but what is candy corn??? From the looks of Vlad, making it seems like a painstaking affair – and is it good?
    (Maybe you should keep this whole comment from Vlad. He may not be aware that he’s edible).

    Stine’s last blog post..Photo Hunt # 27 – Family

  12. Oy Vlad is so cute. I’m totally going over to check out that website!

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  13. Vlad is wicked cute! And congrats on the house, that is so exciting!!! 😀

    Jaden’s last blog post..Thursday Thirteen #5- Link Love- Favorite Websites!!

  14. Awesome, you had some great fun over the week. A new car free for a week, “WAY TO GO”. Your little buddy Vlad is pretty god company, and quite the character.

    Congrats on the final “GO” for the house. I’ll be crossing fingers toes, and what ever else I can manage on Wednesday for you.

    Eric S.’s last blog post..That First Terrifying Night

  15. DJ

    Congrats on winning Vlad, sounds like he may become your good luck charm!

  16. I’m so happy Vlad found such a great home, and is going on some wonderful adventures. I loved reading about everything he has done!

  17. Entertaining post here … I wish you much success with Vlad as your companion!
    Hugs and blessings,

    storyteller’s last blog post..Fun Monday #24 … Morning Musings & More

  18. I love the adventures of Vlad and look forward to reading more of your adventures with him. Or is that his adventures with you?

  19. I love Vlad. Does he tweet? Do you tweet?

  20. OMG! I LOVE Vlad!!! I waaaaaaaaant one 🙂

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