Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Have You Saved a Life This Week?

Have you saved a life this week? I'm not much of a life saver. I don't even like LifeSavers very much. But I do love doing this:

That's right, I gave blood yesterday. I LOVE giving blood! Have you ever given? Can you? Do you even know? One pint can save up to three lives.

And there are cookies.

Until I write again ...

Monday, October 21, 2013

A New House for the Girls

No, this isn't a post about a bra. Honest. It's a post about a chicken coop. And when I say girls, I should probably include Jimmy the Duck.

He's a handsome boy. He'll be sleeping under the coop. Which started out as a Beverly Hillbillies type of project:

I found a wooden playhouse on Craigslist - for free! -  and made my Hunny take it apart and bring it home for the girls. As you can see, it was never finished. But Hunny is a true Renaissance man. He'd never done a roof before, but he's putting his first roof on the chicken coop!

I think he's doing a fine job. This is a mighty big house for five chickens and a duck. Maybe one of my teenagers can move out there soon and free up a room. Do you think I can charge them rent?

Here's a shot of the coop as far as we've gotten (yes, I've been helping):

The trim is on, nesting box doors are installed, roof is nearly done. Next will be altering the front door and installing, paint, fencing around, then the chickens and duck can move in! I'm so excited! The girls are excited, too.

Well. At least they won't be coming into MY house.

Until I write again ...


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Wordless Wednesday

You wear a disguise to look like human guys
But you're not a man, you're a chicken, Boo

Until I write again ...


Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Coda the Pug, Wordless Wednesday

You can dance
You can jive
Having the time of your life ...

A little Dancing Queen for your Wednesday.

Until I write again ...


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Child Car Seat Survey

My boy is a high school senior. He's doing this child car seat survey for a class and has asked me to post it on this blog. If you have a small child and a moment of time (those don't usually go together, I know), would you please write your answers in the comments? Copy and paste will probably work. Thanks!

Child Car Seat Survey
1. Have you ever experienced problems with your child’s car seat?
2. Was your car seat expensive?
3. Was your child able to easily unbuckle him/herself?
4. Did your child’s car seat come with easy to follow directions?
5. If you have ever gotten into a car wreck, with the child car seat in the car, did you have to purchase a replacement?
6. Does your child fit easily into the car seat?
7. Has your child’s car seat broken easily for any reason?
8. If yes, please explain. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
9. Has your child ever suffered from discomfort due to restraints?
10. Do you find car seats on average to be expensive compared to the expectations? Y N
11. Is money an object to you? Y N
12. If you have ever gotten into an accident with your child, within a car seat, was there any injuries? Y N
13. If so, please define the appropriate areas of bruising, fracturing, and general harm.
14. Does your child have impairments?
15. If yes, please explain. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
16. Was there any harm to your child car seat in extreme tempatures? Y N
17. If so, please explain where. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
18. When was the last time you have owned/had a car seat within your vehicle, (if possible, date/time)?
19. Was the space of which your child car seat displaced of satisfactory quality?
20. What was the best company you have purchased from?

Our team is in the midst of creating an ergonomically and economically improved child car seat. It will comprise of improved padding for children, a pneumatic system that will reduced G-force during collision, and a seat which toddlers of all sizes will be comfortable in.

If you have any questions or comments, please write them below. Thank you for taking our survey and have a nice day.

Thanks, everyone!

Until I write again ...


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

O Hai

O hai. I have photos that need to be seen. Lions and tigers and bears. And because I no longer blog here, and no one will see these, I'm just going to slap them on the page and leave it. Heh.

So my  boy broke his hand doing that fight-y thing he does - who knew that breaking a bone was on his bucket list? I told him that, from now on, he needs to clear his bucket list by me.

My other boy with our favorite nephew - isn't Calum handsome? He's growing up.

Our new cat, Bosco, looks very much like Lou the Loud. Sadly, we don't know where Lou went. :(

"I am the very model of a modern major general"

Petey is a very naughty duck. He bites his mama. A lot.

Bon Bon is a new hen. I think she's actually a very old hen. She's bossy enough to be an old biddy. I also think that she's ill.

Frodo, an Egyptian Fayoumi, is one of ten chicks. He's a rooster and needs a new home. But he's stinkin' cute and sassy.

Someone asked me for a blog interview. How cool is that? And they wanted a photo of me and my dogs. Oops. So I made the Hunny take a picture. I've taken better. I've taken worse.

There. I feel better. Thanks for letting me get that off my chest.

Until I write again ...


Friday, September 28, 2012

I'm a Dog Blogger Fer Reals

 Heads up! It's official - I'm dog blogging! I know, I know - y'all thought I'd be chicken blogging or duck blogging if I changed venue. While that would be nice, a good friend of mine asked me to blog for her dog treat company, and of COURSE I said yes.

Um, I get to post my chicken photos there. Because, y'know, the dogs hang out with the chickens. And I can't be interesting while writing ONLY about dogs. Sheesh.

So pop over to my new blog. Check out the words and the pretty pictures. It's still me writing. In fact, it's me writing five days a week. Mostly coherently.

And there are the chicken and duck pictures.

Until I write again ...