Sunday, August 31, 2008

Smart Enough....

You would think birds would be smart enough to get in out of the rain. It would appear not.

Old Man Winter

August 31 and I have made Wayne start the furnace to take the chill out of the air. It is only plus 8 degrees and we have had a very cool, very rainy day. The face on my fence mocks me with the rain dripping off his cold metal chin. They are predicting SNOW in Calgary this week. I guess we won't be hot at the zoo!!!

Friday, August 29, 2008

Move Over Martha!!!

Wow - can't believe I had no ambition or energy for the last few days 'cause look at me go today! What I have accomplished so far:
~ Put a turkey in the crock pot
~ Went to a garage sale
~ Bought groceries
~ Made pickles
~ Played outside with the cat
~ Took pictures of my pickles :-) (Don't they look yummy?)
~ Blogged
And it's not even 1 pm yet. I may even vacuum this afternoon! Hmmm...perhaps I don't have THAT much energy or ambition today! We'll see!

Two Co-op Employees

Kurtis and his good friend Zack
Working at the Co-op together
One in produce the other in the meat department
Don't be goofing off too much boys!!!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Good "Food for Thought"


"SEIZE the moment. Just think of all those women on the 'Titanic' who waved off the dessert cart."
~ Erma Bombeck

Banjo Up A Tree

Day 4 of holidays. I should be doing SOOOO much more then goofing around putting Banjo in a tree. (See him?) Wayne has been gone all day and night this week due to inventory at work (well...tonight it's golf night actually - not work night!) Kurtis has been working every day as well so I have been on my own. But you know what they say (who ever the infamous 'they' are), "If you can't enjoy your own company, how can you expect any one else to!" So with that said, I will just keep doing my thing and enjoy being by myself doing what I want to do. I think I shall have a bowl of popcorn for supper! :-)

Monday, August 25, 2008

Sleeping In

Today on my first 'work day' holiday of my 3 weeks holidays, I thought I would sleep in a bit. So, I woke up around 3:52 am cause the cat was meowing to get up onto the bed. (The bed's too high and his leg still gives him trouble.) Got up, lifted the cat into bed with us and I fell back to sleep until about 4:17 am at which time the cat jumped off the bed. Fell back to sleep until about 4:36 am at which time the cat was meowing to get fed...sigh.... Got up, pushed the cat out, closed the bedroom door and went back to sleep until about 4:53 am which is when the cat started rolling on the carpet outside our door meowing and raking his back claws (only his front ones are declawed) on the door in order to let me know that he was hungry. I love that cat with all my heart but HONESTLY!!!! Got up, fed the cat, went back to sleep until about 5:21 am to which I woke up from the cat meowing to get up onto the bed. (AAAARRRRGGGG!!!) Got up, lifted the cat into bed with us and fell back to sleep until about 6:01 am when the cat JUMPED OFF THE BED!!!! Went back to sleep until 6:27 am at which time the cat was chewing on a DVD cover that was on the bottom shelf of our TV stand. Got up, pushed the cat out of the room, closed the door, went back to bed. Fell asleep until 7:12 am which at that time Wayne was getting up to go to work. And you people wonder why I don't sleep in..........!!! And as 9 pm draws near, it is time for me to go to bed. Tomorrow I think I will just get up at my regular time!

More Birds

Baby finch...cute...

Doe Ray Me

Doe - a deer, a female deer
Ray- a drop of golden sun
Me - a name i call myself
Far - a long long way to run
Sew - a needle pulling thread
La - a note to follow so
Tea - a drink with jam and bread
That will bring us back to do oh oh oh

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Red Dragonfly

DRAGONFLYs are hard to photograph!
They don't stay still long enough.
But I got it!

Moth or Butterfly?


Hmmmm.... not sure .... I'm thinking moth.



Eye See You



MEOW.... let me in to eat.... NOW!!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Rabbit Eating Apples...Again

How many more pictures can I take of the rabbit eating the apples off the ground?
At least a few more it would appear!
He's so sweet!!!
Or perhaps it is a she.

Nosey Cat

Don't bite the leaves you silly cat!

Much Sunny-er Day

I shall DANCE with the RABBIT
on what is my FIRST official day of holidays!
I shall not be BLUE today!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Rainy Friday Morning

My day should be filled with excitement and anticipation due to the fact that as of 5 pm today, I officially start my 3 weeks holidays. But as the cool rain falls this morning with a temperature of only plus 10, I feel a sense of 'the blues' upon me. I believe I am starting to mourn summer already. The fact that all the school supplies are out and alas, I do not have to go buy any for the first time in 12 years adds to the sadness of the day. No rushing around to ensure that jeans have not been outgrown over the summer, that the school shirts still fit and are still presentable without stains or holes. No going to the school to ensure registration is done. No writing out cheques for yearbooks and student fees. No arguing with my boy to let me put a little hair gel on his hair for school pictures. I shouldn't be feeling this sad today. Perhaps it is just the rain.......

Sunday, August 17, 2008

The Windmills

We went to Medicine Hat yesterday. The joke is every time we drive by Wayne says "Want to drive out and see the windmills?" Kurtis and I always respond with a bored "Noooo!". He says it on the way there and on the way back. Um...Wayne...once is funny, twice is just irritating! :-) Yesterday I had my camera in my purse. Not bad for taking it going 110 km per hour on the #1 Highway!!! Good zoom huh?

A Spot In The Sun


Garfield should have it so good. A nice meal, a light combing, and then off to snooze in a sunny window. Life could not possibly be better then that.....




Friday, August 15, 2008

Narcissistic or Creative?

Not to be NARCISSISTIC,
but sometimes you are the only agreeable subject
you have when you want to be creative!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

What the...!!??!!

Ok - it is August 13th.....what in the
H-E-double hockey sticks is up with this?
Pictures of my big tree at the front of our house!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Busy as a.....

Busy as a bee...which was totally not me this weekend. I was pretty much a lazy butt!! But I'm OK with that!

My Garden At Night

My garden at night. Top, without flash, bottom with.

Some Tools of The Trade

Just for Fun!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Beautiful Banjo



I promise I will try to find something or someone new to take pictures of soon - but until then - just another picture of my beautiful cat!







Friday, August 8, 2008

Making Up For Lost Time...er...Food...

The ol' appetite is back with a vengeance.
Now I have to find a 'happy medium' for him!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

$330 Later...

Would you believe that I have to feed my cat appetite stimulants??? I had to take him to the vet today. He hasn't eaten for 3 days. He is down to 23 1/4 lbs. I was worried about liver disease. $330 later, the vet assures me there is no medical reason for Banjo not to be eating but that I have to get him to eat otherwise it could indeed soon turn into Feline Hepatic Lipidosis (Fatty Liver Disease) which if caught early is treatable (fatal if not) but due to Banjo's dislike of the vet clinic, would most likely not be treatable as treatment is bringing him to the vet's twice a day to be fed by a tube. So, I now have to feed him antihistamines (appetite stimulants) for a few days and get him to eat whatever I can. Highest fat content of cat food. The vet said even baby food. I was going to run to Wal-mart and get a few different things but then thought why am I going all the way there....to save money??? I just spent $330 on my cat. What's an extra few bucks to buy it at the Co-op??? Duh!!! He has out six different foods at the moment. He has licked the gravy off the chicken tender cat food and that is it. Here is a picture of where they had to shave him. I'm not sure why they had to shave him. To do some kind of test I guess. But how can you look into those baby blue, trusting eyes and not do everything that was humanly possible to make him better? So here's hoping something tempts his appetite! I will keep you posted.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Good Bunny


















Good bunny....eating the fallen apples off the tree.
Now THAT's more like it. Stay in my yard as long as you like!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Getting Desperate

I think I need to go somewhere this weekend and take some pictures of stuff.
I'm running out of things to photograph in my garden!!!!!!!

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