Saturday, October 29, 2016

 Stringbean is playing T-Ball...
Fall is a great time to play...
even though we are in the upper 80's and 90's still...
 so much fun watching them play...
they have came along way since the
first practice...
 He named his bat Big Bertha...
 He is a lefty batter...
but a righty throwing and catching...

It's been busy here in Texas....
October has flown by...
we are still really warm...
the leaves are barely falling...
the squirrels are really busy collecting
pecans and acorns...
November is fast upon us...
Lot's of birthdays...
my Mom turns 70 this year...
we are have a Family weekend at the cabins 
and lake....can't wait...
my BFF birthday ...
My niece turns 6...My SIL celebrates her Bday...
Thanksgiving...then Hubby's Birthday...
sweeping him away for a weekend
at the ocean...with a day of Deep Sea fishing...
Have a safe and happy Halloween...

Thursday, September 29, 2016

We had a great time at the park
The Canadian Geese put on a show

Does anyone know what kind of duck
The white ones with the wig are?
This swan is beautiful 
And really friendly

Stringbean is trying to catch a frog
I took theses photos with my pocket camera and cell phone

 


 

 

 

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Bunny loves

Collaso is a real sweetheart 
He/she we don't know yet
Is very friendly and cuddly 

Likes the camera too 
 

Collaso and Duke hit it off
Immediately....

They are loving this cooler weather
Our heat index last week was over 100


We started the day in the low 60's...
Today is early release day for Stringbean 
The great outdoors are calling our names
 
 


 

 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Our stringbean is not a baby anymore...
he's growing like a weed...
lost his first tooth...
playing t-ball...
1st grader...
we had a amazing summer together...
we crossed of most items on our bucket list...
more adventures to come....
We lost a dear friend...
he worked for us for 17 years...
was more like family than employee...
best friend to hubby...
a Uncle to my kids and stringbean...
we was one of the nicest men
you could ever meet...
grumpy on the outside...
sappy in the middle...
a dry sense of humor...
funny and caring...
we miss him dearly...

Sunday, July 24, 2016

 Time sure flies when you are having fun...
 Summer is my favorite time of the year...
we have been squeezing in as much fun as we can....
Time with my niece....

 Gardening...well mostly flowers this year...
I have come to realize I do fine in the spring...
and fall...but I just can't keep up with a garden in the summer...
there are just not enough hours in the day....
with a full time job...Stringbean full time...
plus all the critters and day to day stuff...
something just has to go....

 This is Magic...she is one of the first 
chicks we hatched in an incubator...
her sister Sunny was eaten by my son's dog
last week...she flew right past me when I went in the gate to the coop...and guess who swooped in to get her...Ginger...she is a sneaky girl...
We hatched 3 sets of 2 eggs...
all girls but one...so only one Roo out of 6...
not bad...

Freya and George (the Roo) were born on a Friday...
Freya means Friday...

 Stringbean turned 6...
I can't believe what a big boy he is...
oh we have been having a blast this summer...
we sneak off every day to go to the pool...
he is turning into a fish....

 we have managed to have many adventures 
this summer...
 he loves the outdoors as much as I do....
school will start before we know it...
I wish summer break was longer....
like 6 months or so....

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

May is here and moving fast...
it has been a crazy week...
yesterday we lost power at 7:00am...
a transformer blew...
it took about 2 1/2 hours to come on...
when our power came back on...
No phone (the business phone) no internet...
no TV...we did all the regular checks...
then I called our new provider...
F...bought out Verizon here in Texas...
I'm not using their name but everyone knows who they are...
I was just bragging about how smoothly the
transition has been...after hearing all the horrible stories...



I called in after I finally got the number...
of my Hubbies Ipad...since I can't get a good
cell phone signal in our office or home...
without the help of a booster...
which by the way...doesn't work...without Internet...
I was on hold a while...
finally a nice lady answered...
tried all her tests on her end...
everything looked good...
so she said a tech would need to come out...
I asked her if it was just us...or...
was it my area after the loss of power...
she stated they had no way of knowing...
Really...they don't know if an entire area is down...
Verizon knew...the power company knows...
the gas company knows...
she set me up an appointment...
someone would call today before coming out...
I told her we were a business and could not be
without of phone...we can deal without the net...

several hours went by...
trying hard to do work without a phone or internet...
not an easy task....but we muddled through...
I decided to call to check where our appointment stood...
the new person said oh your appointment is on Saturday...
REALLY...
it is TUESDAY....we have to wait until SATURDAY...
to go without our business phone...
and we are a service company...
Yes Mam...so I asked her to tell me...
is it just our service...or the area...
we have no way of knowing Mam...
Can I speak to your Supervisor...
okay...on hold for 20 minutes...
she came back...The Supervisor is unavailable...
Is there not something you can do to help us...
No....was going to send me to the support people...
well of course we got disconnected...
Called back again...got a gentlemen...
he told me once again they did not know if it was our area...
or if it was just us...and it would be Saturday...
I gave my spill again...
he said he would make note...that we
are a business and we need our phone...
After several hours on the phone...
even calling another service provider...
they couldn't change us over any faster...
not mention we might be without a phone for days...
if we tried to switch...
After I was at my wits end...
around 5:00 pm...
everything magically came on...
and we still do not know what caused it...
Prayers for our troops...a high school friends son...
 is on a mission...praying for good mission...
praying for safety for all involved...
God Bless Texas...
God Bless America...

Monday, May 2, 2016


The girls are growing....

This is Dawg...
he takes his guard duties quite seriously...
he can be really sweet...
when he wants too....
he is also a bit sneaky too...
I have the welps to prove it...
the girls are a lot of fun...
they also like to sit in my lap...

Sunday Hubby and I went hiking...
with our daughter and her guy...
we hiked 4 miles...it was a beautiful day...

we woke up to rain...lot's of down pouring rain...
and very chilly temperatures...
traffic taking Stringbean was horrible...
we sat at a light for 15 minutes...
before we finally got to go...
then we had 10 minutes in the carpool line...
by the time we got to the front...
they had closed the doors...
so we had to park and go to the office...
what a way to start our Monday...
the rain finally left...the sun came and went...
but we never really warmed up...

It made for a nice walk this evening...
I met my BFF and Mom...
lot's of good talking...and walking...
then home to watch The Voice...
I have my favorites...how about you?
Alison is my favorite...
I also like Laith... Hannah...Adam and
Mary Sarah...
all very distinctive...
I can't believe it is May already....slow down 2016...
lot's of fun activities this month...
my youngest niece has her first school program...
my middle niece is graduating from high school...
Stringbean has his first field day...
first school trip to the zoo...
and graduates from Kindergarten...
we also have 4 eggs that should hatch next week...
busy...busy...busy...

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Magic and Sunny are 1 week and 3 days old....
This is Ace she is Magics Mom...
I got her go free when she was a few days old... She was small and the other chicks were pecking at her so the man at the feed store gave her to me.. She is the best layer I have...
Today all 5 hens laid...first time ever!!!!

I guess I'm now the crazy chicken ladybug from TEXAS...

 
 

 

 

 


 

 

Friday, April 22, 2016

Magic and Sunny

Day 22 we were worried they weren't going to hatch...patients is key...
It took most of they day...
We could hear chirping...
Magic was first out...
Come on sister I'm waiting on you...

Sunny is working hard ...
 
Welcome Sunny...

Sister love...
 
Magics old digs...

 

Happy to be out...have started new eggs..one of the three original did not hatch...the baby never formed...