Thursday, April 30, 2009

Bit by a bug...

OK, so far this year I was able to avoid the nasty flu that was going around. The family all got it...but not me: I was eating my almonds!! But yesterday I got something. It wasn't mild either...and today my youngest has the same thing. So, I'm guessing it was a bug of some kind and my almonds didn't help me this time. Daniel was worried that it was the swine flu that's gaining so much attention. (-: Nah...we're on the mend. Here's a short viddy that has nothing to do with the flu. Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The birds...

I told a friend the other day that I've decided to feed the birds thru the summer, something I haven't done before. I usually just feed thru the winter and stop once things are blooming. But, before I had a chance to stop this year, I noticed some very pretty birds had shown up from the south. It was breathtaking...and I wanted to see more. Sure enough, there are many different varieties out there now. And different bird calls I've never heard before. This morning I woke up to a bird that sounded just like a chimpanzee...seriously. Maybe he lived close to a zoo? In spite of all these unique birds laying claim in my front yard...the one bird I have NEVER seen in my 45...oops, 44 years of existence is an owl. Mind you, I've heard them but never seen them in the wild. I've seen Turkeys, Buzzards, Pheasants, Hawks, American Bald Eagles, Grouse...but never an owl. This next video is truly fascinating...the owlet.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The pets people own...

My oldest son is trying to talk me into letting him get a ferret. Have you experienced these funny creatures? Our local pet store has them...and I'm not overly impressed with the look and smell of their waste! I don't think I could take it...'cause ya know - I'd be the one cleaning up after them. I think he's just gonna have to wait until he's out on his own. (Which won't be long...sniff, sniff) There is something about ferrets that I didn't know: they go into a dead sleep. Watch and observe...and have a great Tuesday!!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Random video...

I have nothing in mind for posting, so I'll just go pick something out and hope it's a good one. It's such a beautiful day...may it be as productive as it is pretty!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

What an awesome dog...

I needed a dog like this back in the day...he could have soothed MY crying children! Have a super Thursday!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Crazy Weather....

Boy, we've certainly had some interesting weather lately. I'm really intrigued by all the different cloud patterns. Spent a lot of time on the road today...we kept driving into rain, then 5 minutes later we'd drive into the sunshine...then shortly it was back into the rain again. At a higher altitude, we were able to see different rain spots in the distance and all around us. So, with this I give you the tornado....and one REALLY crazy weather guy!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Nerves of steel? I don't think so...

Boy, talk about a nervous cat?! But hey, she's got good reflexes...
Have a relaxing day today.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Hello Maru...

For those of you who enjoyed meeting Maru a while he/she? is again. Most definitely a unique kitty. It's a long one...enjoy!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Dog tired:dead-dog tired...

I know it's gorgeous out...I know I should be outside weeding, mowing for the first time this year, raking up these annoying, prickly balls that are falling off the trees. But, I'm so tired...and this is how I feel:

Friday, April 17, 2009

Someone has a stalker...

Turn your volume down on this one...there's screaming involved! Have a super weekend...

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

What could be cuter than a sweet little munchkin?

A munchkin that's also a scottish fold....awwwhhhh....

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Cousin Joe...our last memory together.

Just a little tribute to a very special person...Matthew's cousin Joe. These photo's are from a trip we made to California in 2006. Of course, we always got to see cousin Joe on these trips.
Joe left this earth on February 15th of this year. I've been sitting here thinking about Joe and how unfair it is to everyone that he's gone: his wife, his 2 young daughters...he loved his family and he's simply too young to be gone. It's not right...why Joe, when there are so many other people who don't love their families and don't make good choices and are basically loosers in life? Why not them instead?
Oh ya, I forgot something though...God doesn't sit on His throne, picking and choosing people at will. (Even though we'd like to think that) We all have an appointed time. We all get the chance to live a purpose filled life no matter how long or how short. Joe's life had purpose and he lived it to the fullest.
In my humble opinion, you don't find people like Joe very often. When you do...make it a point to let them know how special they are. I wish he knew how much we loved him and how much he's missed. Life will never be the same without Joe.

Monday, April 13, 2009

My husband calls me Dark Cloud these days...

I imagine it's a part of the "growing old" stage, but lately I've been in a funk. Maybe I just need a good scratch behind the head...kind of like this lucky bird:

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Nothing in particular...

Gorgeous day...and I have nothing to say. (-:

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Everything Skit

My good friend Joyce, sent me this video.'s very moving. Grab a tissue and enjoy the true message in this skit.

In the mood for a chat?!

Help, I need some adult conversation~~guess this will have to do. Don't know if I could live with this day in and day out though...(-;

Monday, April 6, 2009

Chubby Little Snowman

Snow?! Can you believe it? I'm not too happy right now...but this snow does make me feel like scrapbooking in my warm, cozy corner of the house. So, here's what I came up with today. Appropriate, sorta. If you're having trouble reading the poem, it says:

A Chubby little snowman
Had a carrot nose.
Along came a rabbit
And what do you suppose?
That hungry little bunny,
Looking for his lunch,
Ate that snowman's carrot nose...
Nibble, nibble, CRUNCH!

It may be a bit hard to make out, but the kids made a snowman in the bunny pen, complete with a carrot nose. Of course, the bunny's were thrilled and had that nose gone in no time.


Wouldn't it be grand if all people could get along as well as these two adorable creatures? So many lessons to be learned from God's creation. Have a blessed week!

Friday, April 3, 2009

It's FRIDAY....woohoo...

Friday's used to be pretty exciting...but with track season in full swing the busy weeks just flow into the busy weekends. No more staying up late on Friday and sleeping in on Saturday. )-; I guess we'll just have to wait until school is officially out for the summer. Hey, speaking of summer...this next video kinda puts me in the mood for warmer weather. Enjoy!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Everybody's hungry these days...

Well, I'm a bit disappointed. Doesn't anybody know the answer to my question? If April showers bring May flowers, what do May flowers bring?

While you think that over, enjoy today's video celebrating all things hungry!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

April showers bring May flowers...

If April showers bring May flowers, what do May flowers bring?

Since it's a slow, rainy day I thought I'd share this "lengthy" video with ya. Meet Maru~~~