Sunday, February 25, 2007

I just got these cool posters in the mail from my friend Ramona at the BLM in Oregon. Darling and I are doing a demo on adopting a wild horse at Super Saturday in a couple of weeks and these posters are to hand out. Cool, eh? (Did you know I spoke a second language? Yep, American and Canadian, eh!)



"City Boy...can we get ducklings?"



The answer was no. No ducklings. No more animals, he said. Hmph. It's not like we've got that many. Two cats. Three dogs. Seven chickens. Two horses. Six sheep. That's not too many.



Perhaps I shouldn't list how many of each we've got...that way if I decide to get a few more chickens, he won't notice...right?



I came across a blog tonight that talked about Guinea Hens. Have you ever owned a guinea? It's a pleasure everyone ought enjoy at some point. We had them years ago, back when City Boy, the little Geek Boy and I were still living in town. Town was not the best place to keep barnyard foul, so before long they were living at Hovander Park. I'd tell you the story, but I think instead you ought to read the blog post I came across. I'm thinking it's booger worthy...see what you think.



Did anyone watch the Oscars last night? I didn't watch much...did manage to catch Tom Cruise. I'm not a Cruise fan; thought it funny that he received such applause. Perhaps they were afraid he'd jump up and down on their chairs if not encouraged to stay up on stage? And talk about a politically correct Oscar night...well, I'd rather not.



Moving right along...



Six, Seven, Eight...



It's a lot easier to get ten sit ups done when you begin with number six. I'm beginning to lose hope in ever getting my inspiration jeans on. I've completely ignored them hanging in my bathroom. My middle is just as round as it's been since eating turkey at Thanksgiving...and Christmas...and all that candy last Halloween... It doesn't help that City Boy is home so much these days. Do you know that man only works 14 days a month? Yet another reason the empire he works for can be considered evil. Not that I mind having him home, but he either takes me out to dinner of feeds me huge, delicious meals here. I know...I should complain of such a thing! But my jeans don't fit, dad gum it! They just don't fit. And I hate to think I wasted that 99 cents at the thrift store! I guess I can't complain too loudly...he didn't buy me chocolate for Valentine's Day. (Please picture that little eye rolling emoticon here.)



I need an Oreo cookie...hang on, I'll be right back.



I wish we'd gotten the double stuff ones. Not that I'm eating them, of course...



Are you getting excited to learn about the contest? Want a little clue as to when it is? Tough. Not today. Just keep coming back, and coming back...and pretty soon you'll find it. The theme? Coming Clean...

Okay, then...just a peek at the prize basket! But don't tell anyone else I let you look!




13 comments:

Tina Leigh said...

Oh Tracey!!! I love those jeans! Will you let me try them on to see if they fit.....& please pass me some of them oreos too!!!! Got MIlk? I seen where you posted you went to church on Saturday....are you SDA? My husband grew up SDA. OK I'm really going to work now!! lol!! Have a good one!

Sue said...

I know what you mean, I think I've gained 6 pounds since Christmas and I'm having a hard time losing it!!! The gifties look interesting, can't wait for the contest!

Betty said...

Sounds exciting at your blog....

Your recipes for beauty treatments sound good also.

Anonymous said...

E, I love those pants! But, I don't think they are worth giving up chocolate or oreos for.;0)

We have Guinea Hens and they are a riot to watch. Wierd creatures for sure. E-less

Connie Peterson said...

I have one embarrasing moment out of many that I have never, EVER told anyone .... why should I tell you? Would it win me a fantastic prize? Can I tell you in secret and you not divulge my name if you tell the secret or not tell the secret if you tell my name??? Can I email you privately? Do I even WANT to let this one out of the closet? Ooooooh, Choices!!!!

Little Miss Moi said...

Dear tracey. I'm just like you - I have put on weight since September. I didn't realise how easy it was to pile on weight when it's cold outside. And now Mr Moi works just around the corner, he leaves after a big breakfast and comes home in the evening with enough time to nibble on cheese and vino AND then have dinner.. MEN! and their fast metabolisms, grrr. Can't wait to see what the competition is!

Tracey said...

Connie, dearie...how bad can it be? I mean, I blew boogers out in front a guy on a date...and hit the people in front of me! (It feels so good to come clean!)

Tina, no, not SDA, but I do appreciate their enthusiasm in regards to keeping the old covenant. Darling and I attended a Messianic Church for a few weeks, but it was terribly small and in a house (crowded!) so when City Boy was off, we all tried a new church which holds services on both Saturday and Sunday.

E-less....you're probably right about the pants. When you look at the pictures of the pants alongside the oreos, the cookies are far more tempting! =)

Deb said...

Tracey,

About the ducklings, if he is anything like my husband he won't notice for a while anyways, LOL.
The kids and I thought it would be fun to see how long it would be before he noticed we had ducks. About a month later he was walking by the chicken coop and heard quacking and noticed.
They are very messy with the water, we have to change the chicken water daily which isn't so fun in the winter.

By the way thanks for keeping me entertained during this fun time in my life while being stuck doing little or nothing !

NoMas said...

Howdy, T. This farm gal is visiting from Slick's link. Ducks make great pest controllers, as do chickens. I enjoy the benefit of eggs since I have to tend to another animal. I think there is something flying around the air, besides boogers, cause weight just jumps from field to thighs. Is there a pest control for THAT!?

FarmgirlCyn said...

We have maybe 17 ducks of our own on our very tiny farmette, but about 100 insurgents that fly in daily for food and fellowship. 9 hens, 1 happy rooster, 2 cats, 1 doofus golden retriever, a sister in law, a 17 yo friend of my kids, our own 17 yos, and 14 yod. Yup...we have a full house. Would love a goat, but have no more room. The hen house is tiny, 8x8, and the garage holds the van. Probably for the best!

PEA said...

Hmmmm I've had good intentions of watching what I eat since Christmas...that's all it still is though...good intentions! lol Ya, I'm typing that as I'm swallowing the last piece of banana/chocolate cake!! Sigh. Wait...I think I still have room for some of the Oreos too!!! I just love reading your posts...you're a nut, you know that? Hey, I mean that in the nicest way of course!! hehe I know, it takes one to know one...so there! LOL xox

Beach Girl said...

Tracey, I sure do enjoy visiting you here! :-)

Vanessa

Tracey said...

Ohhhh...Banana Chocolate Cake...

I just got home from bible study and, as usual, I treated myself with a small blizzard from Dairy Queen on the way. Mint Oreo...yum!

Deb, you know I'm always happy to help a shut in =)

Ducks...you guys don't think City Boy would notice the quacking? The chicken coop IS a bit out of sight... Y'all are leading me into temptation here...SINNERS!