Saturday, February 28, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
I). YOUR ROCK STAR NAME (first pets name and current car)---Bootsie Club Wagon
2). YOUR GANSTA NAME (favorite ice cream flavor and fave cookie)--- Phish Food Oreo
3). YOUR FLY GUY/GAL NAME (first initial of first name, first three letters of your last name)---M-McK
4). YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal)---Green Horse
5). YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born)---Lee Boston
6). YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first)---McK Ma
7). SUPERHERO NAME: (”The” + 2nd favorite color, favorite drink)--- The Blue Coffee
8). NASCAR NAME: (the first names of your grandfathers)---Stefan Joseph
9). DANCER NAME: ( the name of your favorite perfume/cologne/scent, favorite candy)--- Lilac Symphony
10). WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother’s & father’s middle names ) --- None William
11). TV WEATHER ANCHOR NAME: (Your 5th grade teacher’s last name, a major city that starts with the same letter)---Scire Seattle
12). SPY NAME/BOND GIRL: (your favorite season/holiday, flower)--- Summer Hyacinth
13). CARTOON NAME: (favorite fruit, article of clothing you’re wearing right now + “ie” or “y”)---Apple Fleecy
14). HIPPY NAME: (What you ate for breakfast, your favorite tree)--- Coffee Maple
15). YOUR ROCKSTAR TOUR NAME: (”The” + Your fave hobby/craft, fave weather element + “Tour”)---The Scrapbook Heat Tour (lol!!!!!!!!....oh my goodness that one cracks me up!!)
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Sorry, little blog! :(
The bird count went well. I didn't see anything exotic or unusual this year, but it was fun nonetheless. Species and total counts are as follows:
- Blue Jay - 17
- Junco - 6
- Chickadee - 6
- Goldfinch - 3
- Pine Siskin - 2
- Titmouse - 2
- Cardinal - 2
- Dove - 1
I have really enjoyed watching the birds from this little house. I've gotten to know what kinds of birds hang out here all year, which ones come and go, and have come to the conclusion that God made Blue Jays such a pretty blue because if they weren't so nice to look at, they would be just plain irritating!!!! LOL! The flock that lives here is probably a family to some extent. It's gotten larger over the years and when I toss old bread out into the back yard, watch out!...it's like Alfred Hitchcock with them coming in from every direction and descending upon the ground! I'm going to keep up my birding habits when we move, wherever that happens to be. If it does indeed end up being Florida, I'll have a great time because there are so many neat birds down there.
Oh, and on a very happy note, yesterday morning the Chickadees and Titmice were singing their spring songs for the first time this year! Who needs a silly ol' groundhog when you've got birds.
Friday, February 13, 2009
I'll be posting my results here on my blog, too, so come back and check it out!
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Although, now that I've posted my results, I'm sitting here trying to think of what else to put in this entry! Because, well, that little graphic looks so alone up there!
How about coffee?!....I just read a blog entry about coffee, and I'm sitting here drinking coffee, so hey!....an entry about coffee!
Now, I may not be so addicted to blogging, but coffee?...well, you don't want to try to take it away from me, or have an intelligible conversation with me in the morning before I've imbibed that first cup! The stuff I'm having right now is something new we decided to try - Folger's Black Silk. It's a dark coffee but smooth. I like it. I'd rather my coffee were on the strong side than the weak side, though. Nothing quite as bad as watery coffee....blech! Except possibly putting 1% milk in it. That turns it gray and, if gray had a flavor, that would be it!
When we go out for coffee (once in a while) we usually enjoy Green Mountain Coffee (a regional favorite; it's from Vermont). That is usually sold in our small-town country stores. For chain coffee, Dunkin Donuts is quite good. Starbucks is just starting to come around here, but the nearest one is still almost an hour away so we don't go there very often. I do like their coffee, though. Most of the time I opt for "plain" coffee, but once in a while I'll go for flavored. Hazelnut would have to be my favorite there.
So, I've written an entire blog entry just rambling about coffee! And if you've read the whole thing to this point, then YOU must love coffee, too.
Monday, February 9, 2009
But, we're all excited and looking forward to it. It's only a 4-hr. drive from here and one of those things that we always wonder, why haven't we done this?! The kids are excited about going to the American Museum of Natural History, where "Night at the Museum" was based (one of our favorite movies!).
We're going to ride the subway to get around, which should be an adventure in itself. I'm trying to do my homework and "learn" the system so I have a clue once we arrive. The more you look and act like you know what you're doing, the better. Tomorrow I'm heading to the bookstore to see if I can find a nice concise guide and a laminated map. There's a ton of free info on the web, of course, but I hate having to go dig it up. I'm a book gal!
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Now, I'm sure this seems very, very strange indeed, so let me offer a wee bit o' explanation if I may! Hubby and I are huge fans of The Amazing Race. This show is sponsored by Travelocity, and their mascot is this guy. He is in all of their tv ads, and I have just always had an affinity for him. Despite the fact that it never even occured to me to actually own one, DH picked up on this and did all his own investigating and ordering and stealth concealment until my birthday came. I was so touched by this (and, of course, just tickled to have my own gnome!) that this immediately became a favorite gift.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Anyway, something I've been thinking of lately is trying to get in more time to read. Mostly that means keeping the tv off at night. I'm in the middle of a few really good books, and I'd like to finish them and do a little review here on my blog.
If you're a regular reader of my blog, or even if you're not and you just popped in or followed someone else over, I'd like to open up a book challenge. See how much you can read in a week, or a month, or whatever time frame will motivate you to read a bit more. Especially if you're in a northern climate, it's a great time of year to curl up with a good book! So...
*What have you read lately?
*Briefly summarize the book.
*Tell us a little of what you liked or didn't like.
Sounds like a book report from grade school, huh?!! lol!!
I'm going to post once a week on my own progress, and I'll probably do it on Thursdays. If you want to join in once, or every week, or once in a while, that's fine! Just leave me a comment with a link to your blog entry.
Sunday, February 1, 2009
I'm home from church this morning with the two younger boys. They have got that awful cough that has been making its way through our family since DH started it in November. SICK of it! They've already missed some days of school over it and I know it won't suddenly disappear before tomorrow so I've got to make the decision on whether to keep them home again and go to the doctor, or send them anyway (they feel fine, they're just coughing a lot) and let things be. It was so much less complicated when we home schooled...
So I'm not too sure what I'll do today. Maybe scrap book some more pictures from the Disney trip. I'm very close to finishing that album. Of course there's always laundry!
Oh, a little "funny" this morning.... DS9 woke up and emerged from the spare room, and with a look of total and utter confusion asked me "Mom, what was I doing in there??" I assumed he'd come up to sleep in there because his brother was coughing too much and keeping him awake, but he had no memory of doing so!......I assured him that I certainly hadn't carried him up there (!) and he must have done so on his own. Hmm....sleepwalking?!