Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween

Pumpkin Carvers


The result


Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 28, 2010


So someone at work asked me who I was voting for next week and I told him.

“Why are you voting for xxxx?  They are going to lose!”


…Do people really vote like that?  They vote for someone only because they think that they are going to win?????  If so, that could explain a lot when it comes to the world of politics.


Whether my guy is ahead or behind in the polls, I vote for him or her because I think that they would be the best person for the job and that’s who I would like to see in office.  I can’t  believe that anyone would do otherwise…

Oh – and the guy that asked the question?  Yeah… he doesn’t vote  rolleyes

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Monday, October 25, 2010

Miss You

Today is my Dad’s birthday. 

He would have been 72 today.

Happy Birthday Dad, I miss you…


Sunday, October 24, 2010








I had to leave - I was laughing so hard, they never would have settled down for the night  laughing

(to understand why this is so funny, see the two posts before this one)

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Trying to Make Up?

So continuing from yesterday’s post – this is what I saw when locking up The Ladies for the night today…

Ahhh.... togetherness!This was very comical in real life… the top of the two nesting boxes measures approximately 12” wide by 20” long and seeing five chickens all crammed in that small space when the whole roosting shelf, which measures about 12” wide by 4’ long, is totally empty was really funny  laughing

I guess we’ll see tomorrow if Cocoa has returned to the good graces of the others…

Friday, October 22, 2010

Chicken Spat?

It’s interesting to see that chickens can be like people in many ways...  They have favorite foods.  They have favorite places they like to hang out.  They have friends that they prefer to hang with and others that they can take or leave.  They have routines that they like to follow.

Sleeping arrangements also fall under the heading of routines.

For a bit of background information… here is a side view of the inside of their coop:

Side View of Coop

…and here is a bird’s eye view:Top View of Coop  This is the normal sleeping arrangements of The Ladies:

Normal Sleeping ArrangementsBut the last couple of nights things have changed up a bit….

New Sleeping ArrangementsI kind of feel bad for Cocoa, but I think that she really must have done something bad to be shunned by the others at night – I don’t think that Nugget moved to be warm because she has more feathers than the other four put together...  Then again, Cocoa might be happy by herself… we all need our own space sometimes  rolleyes   When they are out of their pen, I haven’t noticed any difference in their behavior towards one another, so maybe Cocoa snores or something and Nugget can’t take it anymore - I guess time will tell if they will work it out or not…

And for Nic…  

F5 Bars

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Thursday Bullets

  • I finally caught whatever it is going around.  It’s not too horrible yet… it started with the sore throat thing and has progressed to the whole stuffy head thing.  Hopefully it will start the going-away thing instead of the getting-worse thing  crossed fingers


  • I had my six-month checkup at the dentist today.  No cavities, but I need a filling replaced.  Pretty much the same thing in my book 


  • After the dentist, I had some extra running around to do, which led me to take the Expressway home during rush hour.  I got on at Union near Genesee and thought it quite interesting that the overhead electronic board at that entrance gave the minutes to the 198 and the 190.  That’s the first time I’ve seen that and I think it’s a good idea – especially if you travel that route daily… it’s nice to know how heavy traffic is.


  • I’m sick of the rain.


  • Why is it that all day long I think of things that I want to blog about, but when I sit down at the computer at night, I can’t remember most of them?

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Monday, October 11, 2010


How true this is!  I wish that politicians would just talk about real issues  angry5
Courtesy of Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal

how controversy works

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The Grass is Greener…

When I bought my house, the area behind my house was an overgrown field full of weeds and shrubs.

I had cut a path to the back forty to give me a place to dump weeds, food scraps, grass cuttings, etc.

I’ve done nothing special to the path except to keep it mown.

Why does that path (that no one can see except me) look nicer than my front lawn which I cut and use weed-and-feed on (and the whole world can see)?


Monday, October 4, 2010

Frustration Is…

…Going to the Clarence Post Office and being the *only* person in line with three people behind the counter, each at their own register and having to wait a full minute before being recognized.  Just stop reading and look at the clock for a full minute – go ahead, I’ll wait.  Back?  Yeah.  That’s a long time to be ignored by three people.


…Having to work all day next to someone with ADD.


…Having plans with an out-of-town friend to hike down to the Eternal Flame rained out.


… Always seeming to get stuck driving behind really slow people or people that can’t keep a constant speed.


…Taking a ride down to Zoar Valley to get pictures of the autumn leaves changing only to get there and find that they haven’t started yet.


Zoar Valley