Friday, July 27, 2018

Happiness is.....

...a job! We were out of the house by 0440 and Nolan was semi-alert. ::wink::

...visitors. It was nice to visit a bit with Dave this morning. 
Still no photo! 

...finding a new home for  Helga  Hitler with Maddie. I'm convinced Maddie is a chicken whisperer. We're hoping removing one of the two roosters will help with the crazy, one-upmanship-crowing every morning. At the most we want one roo for 10 hens...and I really didn't want any this first year. As this one left, I began to worry about 5 others. Is it possible I have 5 more roosters? Some of them look so suspicious, but none of them are crowing. They will be 4 months old on Aug 10th? Eggs within a month. I've been told around 5 months. 
Look how calm that rooster is! bunnies! CoRielle added a mama rabbit and three 5 week old bunnies to their enterprise. They are SO cute! with family and friends. I received a text that the fishing party has caught "lots" of fish. This translated to 10 for Michael and Alex, 5 for Dave and Davey, Larissa caught her first Alaskan salmon, Cy took 1 home and Jared caught 3.  None of my guys took cameras, so I grabbed these from facebook. 

The 15 in my garage awaiting smoking
Josiah simply belongs in Alaska! 

Larissa's first Alaskan Salmon!!! 

Jared - Larissa 
 Behind the beauty...Alex is dragging out another....
Larissa, Alex and their fish 
 Josiah, Michael, Dave and Davy 

Michael fighting one in while Cy stands ready to assist. LOL 

...exploring the quaint downtown of your own HOMEtown. We found some fun consignment shops, an art gallery, a bookstore, a flea market....and then it was time to pick up Nolan from work. 

FRIDAY Visitors

I know it's summer, and YET, I am thankful Friday is here. Michael had his appointment. I stayed home from this appointment....

He got home in time for me to take the car and head to the park with Stacia. Gather, our women's group, planned to converge on a local park with picnic lunches and kids. Turnout wasn't as big as I'd hoped for, BUT, it is always fun to spend time with other ladies. I enjoyed getting to know the ones who showed up a bit more. 

One I've forgotten to mention is that Nolan is getting lots of hours at McDonald's. He agreed to work the 0500-1200 shift and that guarantees hours. We still have one car - though currently that car is a loaner from JaRissa. Nolan had to walk out to the park (outside of town) when he got off work. Poor guy.....after the picnic I had to run into town and buy some groceries - right across the street from McDonald's. The early hours are making us both a bit slow on the uptake. ::snort:: 

Since Stacia has been little I've told her to, "comb your hair - it's messy." When Krista was home at Christmas she pointed out 1/2 of Stacia's hair was CURLY. Hmmmm......I hadn't put it together. NOW, all her hair is getting curly.  I need to get her some product and I think it would be quite a bit more curly. She wasn't thrilled, but when she realized she doesn't have to comb it as often if it is curling....she was happy. Mainly, we're both happy to know WHY her hair frizzes when we comb it. LOL  Stacia continues with the countdown to her birthday!  18 days.....

One of our former Wing Chaplains, Dave Sessions, is in town. He and his grandson came over and we enjoyed dinner. Tomorrow they will go fishing with Michael, Josiah, Jared and Larissa. I didn't get pictures of them OR the picnic. I'm failing. LOL 

I did snap a photo of this group....never know who you'll see in the neighborhood. 

And look at our only Zinnia bloom - there will be a few more. I'll do better next year. Michael is telling me he thinks it is going to take a couple of years of feeding the soil before I see a lot of return for the work. At this point, we've had a few carrots and now a Zinnia. LOL