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Archive for June, 2013

Missing You

I have made some WP friends. But then when they leave or aren’t around as much, I get sad. That is the problem with online friends. So, if you aren’t been around much lately, know YOU ARE MISSED!!!! Yes, YOU!!!!!

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Thanksgiving Project – Follow Me

It is still dreary here. The rain finally stopped for awhile. But this is what I have to look forward to.

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I’m thinking I should go ahead a work the holiday and take Friday off. I’m just sick of the rain. It poured all night and much of the morning and afternoon. Now it is just windy. I started to sit outside and read, but the wind chased me indoors where I’m now laying on the couch wearing sweats. Did I mention it is also ten degrees cooler than average. June 30 and it was only 65 degrees at 2 pm. Ugh.

But today I have something to be thankful for (it sure isn’t the weather). I have over 100 followers on WordPress! How is it that so many people care about what I have to say???? But now I feel pressure to deliver a truly Thanksgiving blog.

As I was reminded by Bradley and Ionia yesterday, I have made friends here. I do really enjoy all of my interactions with all of you. Thank you for your friendships. I promise I will find those funny little things to be thankful for by tomorrow.

But today, I’m thankful for all of you.

Thanksgiving Project – Out of Order

I should be happy. I’ve had an entire day to do nothing. I cleaned up a couple of messes, did some laundry, visited my dad. All at my leisure. But I didn’t get any reading done today.

But I’m just really down today. I’m in a fowl mood. The weather is still cloudy and stormy. I’m really tired of it. First we had the never ending winter. Then summer finally arrived and we just haven’t had good weather. Rain every day for awhile now and the forecast is 50% chance daily through at least Wednesday. My weekends have not been good for soaking up some sunshine.

I’m sure there is something today to be thankful for…but right now I’m just not feeling it.

Off topic

I know this is my own personal local news. But it sickened me. I seriously want to vomit. Who does this? Why? Hug your children, tell them you love them…NOW!!

Read the story here

Thanksgiving Project – It’s the Weekend, Baby!

I’ve not been this excited for the weekend in awhile. I have zero plans. I do have a date with my pillow though and hope I it will be a long date, oft repeated.

I’ve really been working a lot…and I did bring work home. But at least I can work on it at my leisure…in the sun on my deck!

Honestly, a perfect weekend for me this weekend would be one where I don’t get dressed and don’t talk to anyone. Seriously. Not very realistic though. But I do intend to get some sun, read a bunch, take some naps. Oh, and get that report done by the end of the month that I’ve been putting off. (Hey, don’t judge me, I have two days left!)

Today I am thankful for a weekend of nothing planned. Ahhhhhh

Thanksgiving Project – Early to Bed

For a night owl, going to bed at 9:30 is unheard of. But I’m going to give it a try.

Lets face it, the stress at work coupled with a night of really bad sleep, makes me very tired.

I had the evening all to myself. I didn’t want to go anywhere, but didn’t want to stay home alone. My cruse cabin mate came over and we shared a bottle of wine.

So two nights with 4-5 hours of sleep each + incredible work stress + wine = sleepy Pamela.

I’m thankful for the company tonight. I’m thankful for the wine. And I hope I’m going to be thankful for the sleep.

HOW TO GROW A SQUIRREL…

For my squirrel loving friends…or those recruiting an army of squirrels. You’ve been doing it wrong, you just need to plant them. Hahahaha

A WINDOW INTO THE WOODS

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APPARENTLY TO GROW A SQUIRREL, YOU PUT PEANUTS DOWN IN THE BOTTOM OF A FLOWER POT….

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YOU CAN SEE THE DIFFERENCE FROM THE FIRST IMAGE…ALREADY THE TAIL HAS BEGUN TO GET LONGER…

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NOW THE TAIL HAS GROWN EVEN TALLER…PLENTY OF SUNSHINE SEEMS TO BE HELPFUL…

BY SOME MIRACLE OF NATURE, THE ENTIRE LOOK OF YOUR SQUIRREL PLANT  WILL CHANGE AND YOU WILL HAVE GROWN A SQUIRREL!

 

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SO APPARENTLY…EVERY TIME  THAT YOU FEED THE CHIPMUNKS AND SQUIRRELS PEANUTS AND THEY RUN AWAY WITH THEM AND BURY THEM…THEY ARE ACTUALLY PLANTING SQUIRRELS.  NO WONDER THERE ARE SO MANY SQUIRRELS AROUND…I WONDER IF NINJA SQUIRRELS ARE GROWN WITH SALTED PEANUTS?  I ONLY PUT OUT ROASTED, NO SALT PEANUTS.

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Thanksgiving Project – Cute as a…Skunk?

I saw the cutest thing on my drive home from work tonight. I thought it was kittens. When I got closer (with no camera close at hand), it was a momma skunk and three babies. I really didn’t stick around to see where they were headed.

I remember one morning a few years ago when we were out working in the yard, we were joined by a teenage skunk. How do I know he was a teenager? I don’t. But he (or maybe she) wasn’t full grown, but wasn’t a baby.

The little guy waddled toward the road. Then a car would drive by and he would turn and run back towards the woods. We watched him repeat this process for over an hour. I didn’t want him o get hit on the road, but I didn’t want to scare him by chasing him towards the woods either. It was fun watching him though.

I’ve never seen another skunk up close since…until today. They were soooo cute. Now if they just didn’t smell so nasty.

I’m thankful for the country wildlife we see on a regular basis. In fact, last year we had a coyote living in a den at the edge of our property. That I could do without. They kill any cats I have tried to have here. Two weeks ago while I was mowing, I startled a very young fawn. I worried it was headed toward the road, but was able to chase it towards the woods. The groundhogs I could do without, but the coyote took care of that for us last year.

Now, why don’t I ever seem to have a camera????

Thanksgiving Project – What Price for a Bargain?

I love a bargain! I got this 30 cents off a gallon for gas the other day. With gas so high here in Indiana, it was definitely welcomed.

So tonight I went out to use my coupon. I needed a Speedy Rewards card to use it. I don’t have one. Now what? Well, Warren had one. Problem solved. He went inside with their Speedy Rewards card and my coupon. But he came back out and said it wasn’t going to work. Sigh, I guess I have to do everything.

I went in, and sure enough they needed to know how much gas I was going to get…before I actually pumped it. They sure don’t make it easy to save money, do they?

Well, I told her, since the coupon will only allow me to get 15 gallons, let’s just say 15 gallons. I knew I was on fumes and I have an 18 gallon tank so I thought I was safe.

Their process stinks and the sales clerk (who I’m sure is not paid to think) wasn’t terribly friendly. But I still saved 30 cents a gallon for my gas. That made me happy.

Today I’m happy that I’m willing to jump through hoops to get a bargain!

UPDATE on my Optimists Club talk this morning

I crawled out of bed and my eyes were having trouble focusing. But I made it. It was a great morning. My talk was good and they had great questions. I joked about needing my caffeine before I would start to make sense. I’m glad I did it…I just wish it had started later in the day.

I’m really tired tonight…but I’m still up and it is getting close to the bewitching hour so it’s no wonder I’m really tired. No alarm in the morning for me. Yay!

Random Thoughts and Rants

I’m not feeling just overwhelmed with thankful thoughts right now…but I vaguely remember something from earlier today so I will put up a Thanksgiving Project post in a little bit. But first…

I had a very long day. Just got home (16 hours after I left this morning). It wasn’t all work. No, I got to have fun tonight doing my favorite thing (well, next to cooking). Insert sarcasm here in case you didn’t catch that.

I went grocery shopping. We were out of a absolutely everything. Granted, I don’t cook much. But these days I haven’t been able to do much since I was out of everything. There are only two of us…and remember, I don’t cook. So how does a grocery cart get to $170?????

First of all, groceries have gotten so expensive. I bought one pork tenderloin, but no other meat. No milk, hardly any junk food. And most of what I got was on sale. But the Shower Scrub refill, laundry detergent, dishwasher detergent, trash bags and Kleenex added up to over $50. Ouch!

Oh, and those boxes of Kleenex I was told we needed? Well, let me tell you, I found five, yes FIVE cubes of Kleenex lurking in the closet where they have always been. Good thing they don’t spoil.

I stopped in the bathroom while I was there. I swear, bathroom architects or designers or whoever builds them, are insane. Why would a door open in to the stall? And then there isn’t enough room between the toilet and the door without knocking you down. Handicapped stall doors open outward so I know it is possible. And I know that space is a premium, but do they have to be such small stalls that my semi-clean clothes are forced to practically be in the toilet bowl just trying to close the door?

I know that was just a random rant. Sorry. It just annoys me…a lot.

So, I’m home from the store. Of course, somebody has to put it all away. That takes as much time as buying groceries. No wonder it is just easier to pick up a pizza every night.

Enough about shopping and bathroom facilities. I did buy really awesome red, white and blue guitar shaped novelty sunglasses to wear to a July 4 party I’m going to. I’m sure I will have a picture to share after the party.

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