Another weekend has quickly come and gone. It was a cloudy, dreary one, but at least it wasn’t hot! Believe it or not, we haven’t seen the sun, in our neck of the woods, in almost a week, but it hasn’t bothered me since the temperatures have been mild.
Baby, the cat, survived her spaying surgery, and was back at home late Friday afternoon. Baby didn’t look so good when I picked her up, but she was fine by Saturday afternoon. She spent Friday night in the laundry room, again, but went back outside the following day. I’m so glad the surgery is behind us, and so thankful for the ‘glue’ they use, these days, instead of stitches!
Ed got a little work done on the chicken coop, but not much. It took us a while to decide how we were going to build it, and, by the time we figured all of that out, we had to quit.
You see, Ed and I were scheduled to keep our two oldest grandsons, on Saturday, while their parents attended a wedding. Of course, there wasn’t much ‘keeping’ to it. Chase took a nap, while Caden and our granddaughter, Madison, who lives next-door, watched ‘Super Mario World’ videos on YouTube! Eventually, Chase woke up, they all played with each other, ate supper with us, then went home.
Speaking of grandsons, this weekend, I saw a video post, on Facebook, of our grandson, Evan, taking! He said, “Da da. Da. Bye bye Brad.”–just as plain as day, and I almost fell off the couch when I heard it! Evan’s not even eleven months old, yet! Both of Evan’s parents like to talk, so I guess he is destined to be a ‘talker’, too. It’s times like these when I’m most thankful for social media, and the fact that Jennifer keeps her iPhone handy 🙂
Much of our town spent this weekend mourning the loss of three of its citizens. Two members of one family died, in separate incidents, on Thursday, while a third, unrelated person, passed away Sunday morning. The first lady passed away from a fatal blood clot, following recent shoulder surgery, while an elderly, gentleman relative passed away from causes unknown. A young high school teacher died of complications from Schleroderma (an autoimmune disease), yesterday morning. I didn’t personally know any of the deceased, but know some of their family members.
In other news, Ed had to add another cardboard box onto the ‘chick condo’, this weekend! These chicks are growing like wildfire! They’ve quadrupled in size, with no end in sight! We now have three large boxes hooked together, and could actually use a fourth, but we’re out of space.
The chicks are three weeks old, today, which means it’s time to lower the temperature in their ‘chick condo’ by five degrees (to 80 degrees). I had to switch to a smaller wattage of bulb, but only had yellow bulbs in 60 watts, instead of the usual red ones I’ve been using. What all of this means is, last night was another sleepless night! Since the yellow bulbs are brighter than red ones, the chicks thought they were supposed to stay awake all night! There’s nothing quite like listening to chicks pecking and scratching all night… I wonder if they are feeling as tired as I am!
I’m happy to say, the pears are almost gone! We’ve picked up literally thousands of pears over the past month or so, and I’m ready to be done with them! We gave away pears to anyone who would take them, but we threw away more than we could give away. I made pear cobbler and pear tarts, and I put pears in the freezer. I’m tired of pears! It was the same way with grapes, this year. We couldn’t pick or use them all. I’ve fed grapes to ‘the girls’ (my hens) until they’re sick of them!
Before I go, I just have to say… Just when I think this world can’t get any crazier, it does! On Saturday, I looked on Yahoo and noticed the #1 trending topic was…are you ready for this?…Vagina Cookies! Of course, being the curious sort, I had to click on the topic to see what the story was. According to the story, some mother, thought it was a good idea to make and decorate cookies resembling vaginas, then sent them to school for her child’s second grade class to have for a Friday snack! Oh my word! Of course, the teacher told the mother she couldn’t serve this inappropriate snack, then the mother got mad, ranted and raved, and even demanded that her child be removed from this teacher’s classroom! In the end, the story said, out of desperation, the teacher scraped the decorative frosting off of the cookies and served them anyway… If this story is true, I’m at a loss for words, except to say, What is this world coming to?
That’s it for me, this cloudy Monday! I need to get up and get moving. It’s already time to redecorate the ‘year round tree’ for Halloween, and get ready to celebrate my daughter’s birthday on Wednesday! Where oh where did the month of September go???