Every week Keely at The Un-Mom encourages everyone to be totally random on Tuesdays. I love random because some days I just can't focus on one thing. Especially when I get pulled in a million different directions from Hovering Hubby and the Princess Nagger - I am humbled in the presence of anyone with more than one kid - I don't know how you manage! At any rate, hop on over to Keely's place and join in the random fun.
This week is the 'term break' for the technical college Hovering Hubby works for - so that means he'll be home more often than normal, which means my time online will be sporadic and potentially minimal...so in case you notice I'm not out and about doing my usual visits and commenting, have no fear, I'll be playing a major game of catch up next week when he's back to his 'regular' hours. I'm already going through withdrawals.
The voles are back. Well, OK, they never really left, but they made went into hiding to make me think they left... I still haven't figured out the most effective way of getting rid of them, but we're looking into getting some barn cats - maybe that will teach them a lesson. Of course there may be an issue with the neighbor's dog - hopefully he won't think the barn cats are lunch. Remember how I thought it was a Rottweiler? Apparently I was wrong. It's a Pit Bull.
Now I know there are 'nice' Pit Bulls around, and this one seems nice enough - but I still don't trust the breed, and I particularly don't trust them when they're left to their own devices to poop wherever they want...which in this case is in my yard. And on my back porch. And on my back steps. And in my flower bed. We mentioned the issue to the neighbor, and we've noticed that the Pit Bull is in our yard less, but we still get left 'presents' on our back patio. And hubby tagged him in the butt a couple of times with the pellet gun, so I think he might be getting the message. I'll keep you posted.
Training has begun with the puppy and the invisible fence. Hovering Hubby and Princess Nagger went around and put those lovely bright orange flags all around the parameter of our backyard - I'll be happy when the puppy is trained to not cross those borders so we can get rid of the bright orange flags. Since dogs see in black-and-white and don't see in color, why do they make them so bright and orange? Wouldn't the dog clearly see white ones, too? I suppose it benefits the two-leggers so they don't mow over them accidentally like hubby has done in the past...in spite of them being bright orange.
Hovering Hubby got tired of Elvis rolling in the plants around the pond so he moved the wire to the inside of the pond instead of around the backside along the driveway. So far Elvis has only gotten zapped once in his attempt to go fishing. Apparently he forgot what the flags meant from his training a couple of years ago.
Princess Nagger is in cling-on mode lately - she doesn't want either one of us out of her sight for any length of time. I'm not sure why that is, usually she prefers to play independently and doesn't want either of us 'interfering'. Lately she'll talk one of us into playing a video game - not necessarily with her, she prefers to watch...like Sunday she roped me into playing Cooking Mama on Wii - and after a while she was off in the other room playing by herself...but the minute I attempted to leave the room and stop playing because my arm was about to fall off, she'd protest. I finally got her to agree to a bowling match on Wii Sports - she is so funny when she's 'bowling', but that little turd will get 4 strikes in a row...yes, she won our little tournament...we'll be having a rematch later this week.
Today marks Day 5 of chilly temperatures and rain - I thought it was supposed to be 'April Showers'...guess Mother Nature decided to hold off until May. After giving us August heat in April. My plants are so confused.
I apologize for the discombobulated mode of my Random Tuesday Thoughts today - I have had no less than 20 interruptions from Hovering Hubby this morning...wait, make that 21... and now 22. I'll be glad when the 'term break' is over and Hovering Hubby is back to working 'normal' hours and not home hovering while I'm trying to get important stuff done...you know, like blogging. ;)
Feeling Random? Well, you're not alone. You can find all the cool Random People congregating over at Keely’s place. And don't forget to stop by Kelly the Neurotic Mom at her new home, Baby Boogers, she's Keely's cohort in crime for Random Tuesday Thoughts! Head on over to both places and spread some Random love. You'll thank me later. ;)