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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Random Thoughts

the back porch, 3-11-11

  1. We have a neighbor that still has their Christmas tree up and the lights on. No joke. We see it through their front window every time we drive by.
  2. The ground is so saturated from the melted snow and continuous rain that we have ponds in our yards where they shouldn't be!
  3. Last night we had a little mini blizzard with horizontal snow that accumulated up to 2 inches.
  4. All three boys stayed home from school with a stomach bug today. Although I really think only Alex is sick. He's pale and laying down while the other two are laughing, eating and galloping through the house. :)
  5. Did you know that rabbits don't normally like to eat carrots? It's a misconception that started with Bugs Bunny! Seriously!
  6. Robins eat 15 feet of worms a good day.
  7. We set our clocks ahead this weekend...just when I got adjusted! Actually the spring change doesn't bother me as much as the autumn one. The daylight in the evenings will be nice!
  8. March is not a good month for my hair. Wind and rain. No, not good at all!
  9. I was on the phone with the pharmacist this week and he said, "Are those birds that I hear?" haha...I forget how our parakeets are constantly singing. I'm so used to it that I don't notice some times. He went on to tell me about his friend who has a parakeet that can say several words. How fun would that be?
  10. I've worn my skechers for two days now. I can tell they make my muscles work. My legs feel like I've been hiking up a hill by the end of the day. Not painful, just like I've had a workout. One funny thing...I washed my hair and was blowing it dry. I turned my head upside down to dry it for added volume. Well, you can't touch your nose to your knees with skechers on, let me tell you! I just about fell flat on my head as the shoes just wanted me to keep rolling forward! lol.

Happy Weekend, Friends!

42 comments:

  1. I'll get back on this one, as I'm heading out th' door but we have ordnances in some towns banning holiday decoration displays well after thy're over. You can actually get fined fae it!

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  2. I was coming home from a friend's house last night and when I was getting into my car to go home, I noticed a house just down the street still had their Christmas lights up on their house and they had them turned on. I sure hope your neighbor has a fake tree!

    Hope the boys will be feeling better soon.

    I just bought some new tennis shoes yesterday. I saw some of those skechers at the store and considered getting them until I saw the price. They were a little more than I wanted to pay.

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  3. Finally, someone has snow besides us! Sorry, I know it must be frustrating.

    I used to raise cockatiels...I had 15 at once at one point. I never heard the ruckus because I was so used to it. If only it could be that way with kids!

    XO,
    Jane

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  4. We have puddles forming after today too, but tonight are supposed to get snow again! Next week though - 50 degrees!
    And I always thought rabbits loved carrots. :)
    Hope the other two don't get sick now!

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  5. Re #5: The carrot & rabbit thing is really that recent? Cool.

    Re #6: Robins eat 15 feet of worms on a good day? What defines a bad day? Twenty feet?

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  6. How can they still fly after eating 15 feet of worms, now my stomach squirms.
    Maybe they just want to be all ready for christmas this year and keep on spreading the cheer.
    Save time taking it down and putting it back, but it better be fake or that just lack.
    As it be a twig and rot, unless it's a new one they bought.
    Maybe the buy a new one each week and give it a tweak.
    Hope the bug goes away and it's bright and shiny the next day.
    Even with the time going ahead and we lose an extra hour in bed.

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  7. Blondie ~ 15? Oh my..that must have been crazy. Two parakeets are so loud and messy! I can't imagine!

    Silver ~ no, silly...a bad day would be no enough to eat! ha.

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  8. Pat ~ now I just have to say
    that while you were here,
    I was at your place!
    We were rhyming simultaneously
    on each other's blog, you see!

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  9. no more snow! hope the boys are feeling better...lol on the shoes...maybe youtube you trying to dry your hair...smiles.

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  10. Brian ~ youtube...oh yes that would be funny! Or America's funniest Videos if I'd actually landed on the floor! lol.

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  11. Damn I wondered how you came up with that so fast, as it was quite vast.
    Guess we both had the same thought and Brian posts a lot.
    Well time for bed, don't fall anymore on your head.

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  12. I guess it depends on your perspective!

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  13. How I came up with it so fast you say? Oooh...am I giving you some competition today?
    No, I won't fall on my head,
    I've learned my lesson though my face was red.
    good night Pat and thanks for the visit here
    Talk to you soon and give you a rhyming cheer!
    lol.

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  14. When I was in high school I used to "bird sit" on occasion for my mom's friend who had a parakeet. "Petey" was a big talker. Seriously. He said several words and loved to turn the pages of books/magazines. He was a lot of fun.

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  15. LOL, we took our Christmas decorations down, but they're still boxed up in the garage waiting to be put away. I just haven't gotten around to it.

    All of our snow is gone, and the recent bouts of rain have left puddles here too.

    Well hot dang, I guess that Bugs Bunny had me fooled. I learned something new here.

    I don't have any bad hair days.

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  16. Always enjoy these posts of yours.;) So strange about that Christmas tree.;) I guess someone there really loves he Holidays.;)
    Have a great weekend,
    xoxo

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  17. Heehee..love your wee random thoughts...lovely to read your life is as full of random yet wonderful things like mine :) I could definitely do with checking out these skechers.. though I'll bear in mind no bending forwards! Hope your boys feel better soon (or atleast the REALLY sick one feels better soon!!)

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  18. #5 obscure reference to this: Mel Blanc ( who voiced Bugs Bunny ), hated carrots! They tried every "crunchy type veggie" they could find. Celery was close but Stalling wanted carrots...so Mel compromised with th' carrots for th' "crunch" effect, only he spat them out after th' line was finished....

    Tha's one for you Silver Fox ;)

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  19. Matty ~ no bad hair days? Normally, I'd be jealous, but in your case? Well.... lol.

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  20. Have you considered Stand Up Comedy? You have a way of describing everyday life with humor and entertainment.

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  21. I can relate to most of the "random thoughts" you have re weather. NH is a slushbowl right now. And people LOVE to keep their Xmas trees up til Easter! I find it absurd and I do wonder if they can't bear to take down, are just plain lazy or...IDK?

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  22. At least you have birds singing when you are on the phone...me I have a little yapper barking away! No snow in Va. just a lot of rain and flooding! Yuck! :-)

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  23. Have A Fine Weekend Betsy.
    yea, this Winter has felt long....But the clock change will help.
    We dont change our clocks here in England for a few weeks yet.......
    I hope that snow clears for you soon.

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  24. Have A Fine Weekend Betsy.
    yea, this Winter has felt long....But the clock change will help.
    We dont change our clocks here in England for a few weeks yet.......
    I hope that snow clears for you soon.

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  25. hehe....I can just see you tipping over in your sketchers.

    Snow? It's time for that to go!

    15 feet of worms a day? I'm impressed.

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  26. Snow and Christmas lights? We are wearing shorts, here! Hope you get some Spring weather, soon. Enjoyed your thoughts!

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  27. My dad's companion keeps her tree up all year long. She doesn't even change out anything on it. She just thinks it's too festive to not have it up all year so she does.
    She also has the old C-9 bulb strains around her house.

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  28. Christine ~ lol...well, no I haven't considered that. Maybe if the auction thing doesn't work out. :)

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  29. We just changed our clocks early this evening, so it won't seem like we lose an hours sleep by changing them later : )

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  30. lol...Betsy, you are so funny:) love your humor and love you:) you are by far the coolest and sweetest person I know and am glad you're my aunt...plus you have great taste and I wish I had your decorating eye! I always visit your blog secretly and you always make me smile

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  31. Aw, thanks Jen. :) Hey...I owe you a baby bird picture. Next time you're at your parents, please stop by and pick it up, ok?

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  32. lol...that is so funny you just mentioned that because I was showing Abby all your drawings!!and we both smiled at that picture..I love birds and recently when at cracker barrel they had some really sweet bird decor:) I think I will have a room just for me (like a man cave..lol) and have things that calm me around and your pictures you draw are so sweet and of course something that would be meaningful,,,so thank you:) abby said to tell you she likes the lemonade one too!! i think she has been inspired!!!

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  33. Great...come and get it when every you want! It's on my desk with your name on it. :)

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  34. more snow ..that is enough!! also with the christmas tree..hope the boy (S) are better !

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  35. Ummmmm, your neighbor...every time we drive by the kids yell...TAKE YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  36. #8. March is not a good month for my hair. Wind and rain. No, not good at all!

    You should try being in Cambodia for a month - talk about bad hair -yikes!

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  37. He went on to tell me about his friend who has a parakeet that can say several words. How fun would that be?

    Actually, it can be quite dangerous ;) I was trying to teach my little boy (cockatiel) to say "pretty bird". I would hold him and say it over and over again. Then one day I had him at a house I was taking care of. I was talking to my bff on the phone. She owns my birds' parents. She said their mom was laying eggs AGAIN. I said "wow, Plato and Ari are horny birds." Can you guess when Cadfael decided to learn to speak? *rolls eyes* After that I gave up and taught him to whistle a couple of things.

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  38. I did know that about carrots actually but what made the artist decide to show bugs eating them in the first place I wonder?

    that is so amazing about how many worms Robins eat. Ew.

    now, back to your neighbour--you don;t suppose the old chap is dead or something? Might want to go and check on him/them or her?

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  39. Wow it does look cold there with all that powdery-looking snow. No.5 re rabbits and carrots - Cats as a rule don't like milk. Funny neighbours you have...

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  40. You've convinced me to get skechers now, you know that don't you! Except that I dry my hair upside down so I won't be wearing them then!

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