About Me

My photo
I am a 42 year old woman that is about as happy and content as one person can be. My husband of 21 years and our 15 year old daughter live on five and a half acres out in the country. We moved from the city four years ago and never looked back. I homeschool our daughter. We also love our animals. Our daughter has a miniature horse and two rabbits. We also have a border collie, two cats (again), two pot belly pigs, four peafowl, three emus, 2 llamas and an undetermined number of chickens, lets just say ohhh about 200. I have many breeds, from layers to fancy chickens. I love poultry shows, I love fowl in general as I have come to find out through having more than just chickens. Chickens will always be my first love though. I do show some of my birds occasionally.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Thursday Babble

Other women will relate to this. We all have a little voice in us don't we ladies? That little voice, is womens intuition. I have learned as I have gotten older to listen to it. I slip up sometimes and I always regret it, saying to myself that I knew I should have just listened to my womens intuition.

I have been thinking about Sherry a lot these past few days. She had her little baby girl  a couple of months ago. When she gets in my head like she is now, it is usually for a reason. Usually it is because she needs me, just to be there, just to talk to. I am going to give her a call in a little while and see how she is doing. I told Ian my feelings, that she had really been on my mind for a while now, and I am missing her. I told him I want to go to see her soon. I will spend the night. I want to go before we start homeschool again. I am thinking in the next couple of weeks I will go. Its going to cost a small fortune in gas, but I dont care, I miss her and I want some girlfriend time with her.

So what have I been doing. Well, Ian and I went to Lowes on Tuesday and I came away with two small Lantana plants. I am good at growing lantana. Maybe because it is really a weed, lol, that is what Floridians will tell you anyway. I grew one into a huge bush at the old house. It was just beautiful and attracted so many butterflies, hummingbirds, and snowberry clearwings. If you have never seen a snowberry clearwing, they are really cool. They are a moth, but they mimick a bumblebee to keep from being eaten. They curl their abdomen under and their wings are always buzzing. If you dont look close, you will just think its a bee. Wow, I got way off base. LOL. Anyway, I came away with three different hibiscus plants, two ferns for half price, and Ian got another carnivorous plant. He loves those. I have one hibiscus in the ground, but still have the other two to plant. Its too hot out there right now to do it. I will wait until dusk like before.

Its time for the last of the babies to go out soon. I am waiting for Elvis Jr. to get a little bigger. The only reason the others are still in the house is because of him. They have to go out soon, they are so big! They really have been good though. They havent been jumping out of the box or perching on the sides at all.



Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket

Mocha is finally getting better. Her 'face" fell off...lol. Anyone who has had cats know their wounds are just always so nasty. The whole patch of dead skin and fur that had festered on her face fell off. She now had a naked cheek with just a clean small wound healing up nicely. I keep antibiotic ointment on there and it seems to be healing up nicely. Her leg has healed and she is using it. No limp or anything. I bought a kitten milk replacer at Walmart last week and put her on it with just Lamb cat food (Natural Life, no chicken lips or radiated tumors in this food). She is doing much better with pooping. She was just so young when she got here and needs that milk replacer still. Its kind of expensive, but she is worth it. One little quart is ten dollars, and thats at Walmart!

I had a great find on Freecycle. There was a lady in Paulding County that was giving up showing cats due to her battle with cancer. She is just not able to get around to go to shows and prepare for shows. She gave away her last cat the other day and I got the last cage. (Nelishia you may have seen the post on Freecycle, it was for a Red Persian) She had a cattery going and had some really great pens with floors and platforms. I jumped at the chance and got all of them. Here is a picture of Mocha in her enclosure til she gets bigger and her tummy is adjusted. The second picture is of Rudy. You can use the floors as tops too.

I had to wrap the netting around Mochas pen, as she is so tiny she can squeeze right through the bars!


Photobucket Photobucket

This will probably be my last entry until Monday as Ian is off Friday, Saturday and Sunday so I will be spending time with my family. We plan on going to the Barnes and Noble on Friday. The book selection at Walmart is changing, and not to our taste. There are less and less of mainstream best sellers and more and more romance novels and for some reason African american novels and romances. I say this because well, there just isnt a market for these books in our area, plain and simple. I guess some high up executive somewhere at the top of the Walmart chain decided this would be a good idea for all Walmarts. So, we are going to check out the book store. I love Barnes and Noble anyway. They have one in Rome, very convenient. We love books. We are one of those families...you know, you walk in and there are books stacked two deep in every bookcase because what we really need is a whole room dedicated to all the books we have. ;) We love to read. I know some don't read books. I know people that dont get into books, and thats okay, but to me, there is nothing like settling down before bedtime with a good book.

Everyone have a fantastic weekend. :) BIG HUGS TO ALL! :)


nelishianatl said...

I did see the add in Freecycle for a persian but I was gone.  I wish I'd have seen the cages as I needed one but if anybody NEEDS cages it is you my friend.  I've had a no show on picking up my couch and chair from the front porch so we're officially redneck now. LOL

I'm a book nut, Kelly.  I can get lost in a used book store.  I love thrift stores for basically the same reasons.  BOOKS.  I have boxes and boxes and do not have enough bookshelfs.  I am still wanting more books for Katie and hers are falling out of her bookshelf.  Can't get enough.  

I don't think I'll be journaling much either as Dirk is always off on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  AND we look forward to our weekends doing stuff together.  I had to crack up at your comment about flying by the seat of your pants at your house too.  The 'Let me get on my bra thing,' that is so typical here.  I'm not a makeup girl either.  Sorta what you see is what you get.  I'm clean and that's enough. hehe


madcobug said...

Kelly I really meant to write you an email to ask you what was the name of that moth. I saw one here this past weekend on the Zinnias but didn't get a chance to get a picture. It wouldn't sit still for me. I also saw an odd butterfly. It was smaller than a medium size. Black with some light colored spots and had very long tail wings. I had never seen one like it before. No picture of it either as it wouldn't be still either. I hope you get to go see your friend soon. Your chicks are so pretty. That is great that Mocha is getting so much better. That milk is really high priced. I like those new cages. Have a fun weekend with your family. Cya next week. Hugs, Helen

plieck30 said...

The orange lantana grows wild at the ranch so I have planted it in front of my house and its blooming pretty now. Nice cages you fell heir to. Paula

gen0507 said...

I hope nothing is wrong with Sherry.....  I'm glad that Mocha is doing much better.  The new pen for her is nice.  I hope you all enjoy your weekend together.  I'm soooo jealous.....I have been put on 7 days a week until further notice.  I hate it!!!!


bojgill4375 said...

I find I get thoughts like that and should check into it. lol My mom love Lantana plants. Mom loved the hibiscus plants too. Terry Ann is wanting to get one. They are all cute! Those are really nice cages. Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs, Janie

wwfbison said...

Yeah, if I hear that little voice I always follow it, I too have come to learn it means something.  I hope you find she is okay.  I don't think I am familiar with lantana.  I believe I would like it though if it attracts so much.  Love the pics, they are all so sweet.  Aren't cat abscesses and infections just the worst thing...it's amazing they ever heal.
Enjoy your day!