Have you met Keely yet? She resides over at The Un-Mom and hosts this fun weekly Random Tuesday thing...I love random because I am. Random that is. If you've ever wanted to have a chance to do a brain dump into one post, this is your chance...the perfect opportunity to eliminate the brain freeze. Well, unless you're eating ice cream. Can't help you with that one.
Remember the vole war I planned on waging last week? Someone must have tipped off the voles...they seem to have disappeared. I don't know if it's because we had a major heat wave over the weekend, or if they overheard me talking about their demise. Could be they ran out of yummy roots to eat because I still haven't replaced the plants that mysteriously disappeared in my flower beds because I wanted to make sure the voles were gone first.
They better not come back when I do plant everything I plan to plant...if you checked out my participation in the garden virtual tour, you'll notice that my 'main' flower bed is conveniently absent because it looks
I really want to know who has an 'in' with Mother Nature. It sure isn't me. I cajoled her to send us some 'real' winter weather this past winter, you know, in the form of snow. But she didn't oblige. She sent it to people who were probably cursing me for wishing for snow. Now those curses have alighted on us with August weather in April. It has been freakishly hot since last Friday, and those that are they are calling whomever they call for more heat today. I'm so not ready to wear summer clothes just yet, especially since I fell off the Wii Mommies Wagon a few weeks ago...and since we don't have central air the house has gotten unbearably hot. I'm thinking a move to Alaska or Canada might be in order.
I recently updated my Norton software...now it really causes some interference and makes Firefox crash more often than not. It always seems to do so when I'm in the middle of creating a funny or witty comment. The comment is wiped out and Firefox takes forever to reload when I 'restore previous session'... of course it could be that I'll have 59 tabs open all at once. I do get easily distracted when I'm blog-hopping.
We're in the process of transitioning Comcast out and Verizon in since the discovery that Comcast is not, as they claim, 'Comcastic'... Yesterday Verizon took over our phone service; Internet will follow as of 6PM May 5th. No idea why there has to be a week in between since we already had DirectTV come install the satellite dish and we're supposed to be getting the fastest internet connection with Verizon's 'special' package deal right now. So far we've held off canceling all of our Comcast stuff until we are 'live' with all the Verizon stuff - we can't be without internet for any length of time. If that happens I'll be forced to utilize the neighbor's wifi signal...wonder if I can have them move their router closer to us so the signal is stronger? Otherwise their signal acts like dial-up. Slow internet connection is not fun.
Speaking of the neighbors, we're having rottweiler issues. Our neighbor's rottweiler is constantly in our yard. Constantly. He is becoming a major annoyance because he keeps pooping on our back porch, or on the brick patio, or in my flower beds, and is marking every corner of every structure in our yard with pee. I'd give him a medal if all that activity had chased the voles away, but no such luck. The neighbors on the other side of us have two ginormous German shepherds - they manage to keep their dogs in their yard, save for the occasional quick visit to come over and sniff Elvis's butt. The dogs, not the neighbors. Just thought I'd better clarify who's doing the butt-sniffing in case you were wondering.
The rottweiler's owners just let him run rampant. The rottweiler will constantly come in our yard just to poop, then scurry back to his own yard. Moron. We have an invisible fence to keep our dogs in our own yard. But of course it doesn't keep other dogs out. We'll yell for him to go home - loudly - in the hopes that the neighbors will hear and call him back home. Doesn't seem to be working.
Right now we're bringing the Sheltie puppy (Travis) out on a leash because he's still too small to get one of those collars that work with the invisible fence...the rottweiler seems afraid of him, if Travis barks at him the rottweiler hides behind a tree. But that could be because one of us two-leggers is there with Travis, glaring at the rottweiler or yelling for him to go home. I worry that once Travis has the special collar so he can run freely in the backyard and doesn't have the two-legger supervision, that the rottweiler may decide he would make a nice snack. So hubby bought a pellet gun on Saturday. I'll let you know if that does the trick. The vole wars have now become the rottweiler wars. News at 11.
Out of the blue this conversation with Princess Nagger happened the other day:
PN: "Do you have wrinkles by your eyes?"
PN: "Do you have wrinkles by your eyes? You know wrinkles? Because I know the perfect thing to get rid of them. And you only have to wear it for 20 minutes!"
Me (laughing): "What is it?"
PN: "It's called Wrinkle Free Eyes and you only have to wear it for 20 minutes. But you don't have wrinkles around your eyes, do you, so you wouldn't need to get that."
Thank goodness for low lighting.
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