Thursday, January 27, 2011


It's all about the birds this time, and we finally figured out how to keep the squirrels out of the flat feeder...grease the feeder pole good with Vaseline and it really has worked since summer!

Isn't there something about a bright red Cardinal in
the winter that gives you a dash of adrenalin when you see it?
It is almost like they are there just to make us feel better
during the darkness of a winters day.  

I also love to see all the visits from the many yellow finches we get.  They will be turning a very bright yellow within the next 6 weeks or so.  

When we first moved to this house we put out thistle feeders for them and you could sit in the living room and just see all these bright yellow finches diving all around to feed.  It would get daytime company going, "what was that!"  We have a very large group of them here and you can't even count them most of the time.

then the little chickadee's are so adorabe!

the little house finches are super cute and love to chatter!

now the other problem is how do you get rid of these 
old ladies 
from eating up all the lunch?
I do love to hear them cooing 

It is nothing to have 20 of these trying to all get in this little tray of sunflowers seeds!    
Yes, the Mourning Doves are as bad as thre squirrels!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Celebrating a Train Wreck!

We had visitors over a long weekend for a few days and it was fabulous
My friend TrainWreck from over at Cowboys, Kids, and Sunsets came to visit ,my husband and I, with her super handsome husband.  

Today is her birthday and I am sending her 

We celebrated a little early

and Jackie was so excited about the cake she started singing, 
Happy Birthday!

Our goodbye breakfast at McDonalds and they were off into the sunset.....

It went by way to quickly and it was so much fun!
There is nothing much better than good friends and a good time.
Miss you already!

I know...we did not get a picture of that elusive husband of TrainWreck.....yes he is cute but he is so nice and says
Yes, Ma'am!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Today's Adventure

We had our 1st bit of snow today for this whole winter!  It has been so dry here and every little bit helps no matter what form it comes in. 

Jackie and I took lunch to my Mom who lives across the street.
We had a nice lunch and when we went to go home, I had Jackie on leash, with a shopping bag full of Tupperware containers and a glass dish with a lid from previous food deliveries to my Mom.   I opened the door and Mom's Lexi darted out and would not stop!  She shocked me because she has never done anything like that before. She flew past Jackie and ran out into the street then down the driveway to our front door.  I thought she would stop there and wait for us.  Oh, not a chance...she turned and ran back up the incline to the side yard and down into the neighbor's yard behind the houses in a flash with me trailing with Jackie still on leash and a sack of Tupperware swinging wildly.  My neck scarf was flying and trying to blind me at times.  Finally I threw the bag of Tupperware down on the ground to help my speed,  Jackie was wanting to go the opposite direction and slinging me about.   Good thing for snow because we live in the woods and I was able to follow Lexi's tracks.....whew!!!!
My 87 year old Mom was following me the best she could, and  I thought I would see her fall, or drop dead in the snow behind me of a heart attack!  I don't really know how long it lasted but it seemed forever to me.  
(Mom thought she would find me dead in the snow)  
That is sad when your aged Mom thinks she is stronger than you are!

Finally Lexi got where I had her cornered at a neighbors front door and I nabbed her and told her what a bad dog she was...
she already knew by the look on her face.
I am too stove up to be chasing puppies in the snow down hills and over icy sidewalks!  Naturally the husband was out of town at a doctor appointment today.  He is usually my herder if one of the critters runs off since I had my knee screwed up.  Jackie is the escape artist but comes back after a bit.  I just worry about them getting run over by a car.  The dogs I had just previous to this never would do such a thing.  We are always so careful with our animals.  I have got to get some training for that pup, that is totally unacceptable behavior.

 I am sure the neighborhood had a good laugh at my expense if they were watching.  I can only hope they were all watching 
General Hospital.......

that's it for in the fast lane.  :)

Friday, January 7, 2011

Lexi is 10 months old today!

Lexi and Jackie just play all the time and Jackie gets a little tired trying to keep up with a youngster, but she gives it a good go!