Monday, April 23, 2012

Everyone Likes Little Peter

A while back, the Hubs n I discovered we had a rabbit living under our deck.
OH wait...
There are two of you...

Even though the veggie garden is gone this year...
I still don't want the bunnies around to munch on things
or poop in the yard
or torment our old blind dog with their scent.
So we tormented the bunnies.
Every time we saw them, we chased them with an air horn.
No more bunnies.

So we thought.
I noticed the flowers in my flower bed were being ate up.
oh crap... they're back and they brought reinforcement.

That evening ....
this thing appeared on my back patio.
Isn't he just adorable?
So I left him be....
Sat down and with a drink and a smoke...
{yes I smoke... don't judge}
That was one stiff drink let me tell ya...
I started seeing double!
Ummmm Hello.... we have a problem here.
SO I did the most logical thing I knew...
I called my Momma.
Luckily, she was coming to the city the next day....
She brought me one of these....
 Well something pretty close to it....
I stuffed what seems to be their favorite in the cage....
Lots of honeysuckle flowers...
A few baby carrots also.

My Momma also told me I could catch it by hand
Don't be afraid to hold it...
{like I was?}
She asured me that it would not bite...
But also avised to keep my finger out of it's mouth?
Just in case....

The next morning we had a bunny.
The Hubs went and took him about 6 blocks away...
To a nice creek and park area.

Now to get the trap back out for number two.
Number two now has a name....
{or little $hit}
kind of depends on who ya ask...

He has also eaten a half package of baby carrots.
He loves him some carrots.
I had to go get more yesterday!

Peter is so tiny, he doesn't trip the trap.
So every morning and evening...
and when ever I see the cage is empty....
I add 5-6 baby carrots.
I figured....
If I keep feeding him, he will eventually weigh enough
to trip the trap.

ALSO, by feeding him, he has left my flowers alone.

Peter is so tiny.
And fluffy.
And cute.
He eats every morning...
He will sit about 2 feet from the cage
while I put in more carrots...
Then hop right in and eat them.

Then he sleeps in the morning sun with a full belly.

Hopefully we can catch the little $hit Peter soon.
There is a sweet family down the road that wants to take care of him.
I am all for that.
I actually felt guilty coming to work today....
He so expects me to keep that trap full of carrots for him.

PS:  Don't forget to go up to the tab that says "Sweet Readers" and add your blog/pic/button! Those peeps that do... well, those are the blogs I stalk read first each day :)

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

TODAY is the DAY!!

Today is the day!
Tax season will be officially over.
I can now get back to my regularly scheduled
blogging program....
If I had one.

Going to start by joining back in with Talk To Us Tuesday....
Adding a little Shawn & IA into the mix never hurt.

Today I would like to point something out....
I have been slowly working on my blog.
I have a new tab up top^^^^^
It says "Sweet Readers".
Guess what!
That's you!

I have made this into a little linky page
so that you all can add a little pic and your name.
Kind of a new little meet and greet
for bloggers.
Pretty Kewl
Well I think so.
So go add yourself!
Have some fun checking everyone out!

Just don't look at my other tabs yet....
They are still in the works.
I will get there soon.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Fun & Games

If you live in Oklahoma, you will TOTALLY understand this post.
If you live elsewhere....
You will think I am totally nutso. {I am but that is beside the point}

Here in "the metro" we have been pumped with "be weather ready" tonight and FOR SURE tomorrow night.

This is how a true Oklahoma person will be handling this little situation....
We will have lawn chairs set up in the drive way----
about 5 feet from the cellar door.
We will have the garage tv on....
watching the weather.
And watching the actual skies...
Don't judge...

Gary England is a weather man for a local TV station.
He is a FAMOUS weather man.
We have a game we play when we watch him...
goes a little something like this.

Gary England Drinking Game

1. Everyone selects a storm chaser other than Val Castor. Every time Gary talks to your storm chaser, you take one drink. Take two drinks every time we see footage from your storm chaser. Take four drinks if your storm chaser says "tornado on the ground."

2. Everyone selects a county other than Pottawatomie County. Every time Gary mentions your county, you take one drink. Take two drinks every time we see footage from your county. Take four drinks if a tornado touches down in your county.

One drink

1. Take one drink every time Gary says the following:

"Hook echo"
"Doppler radar"
"Wall cloud"
"Ranger 9"
"Mobile home"

2. When Gary gives a list of counties, take one drink for every county in the list.

3. Take one drink every time Gary interrupts a program. Take one drink if Gary says "You're not missing any of [program name]." Take one drink when Gary says "We'll keep you advised."

Two drinks

1. Take two drinks every time Gary says the following:

"Baseball-sized hail"
"Waterloo Road"
"Pottawatomie County"
"Deer Creek High School"

2. Take two drinks every time Gary mentions the following towns:

Burns Flat
Dill City
Wayne (or Payne)
YES - we have awesome town names in our state

3. Take two drinks every time Gary talks to Val Castor.

Three drinks

1. Take three drinks if we see footage from Val Castor.
2. Take three drinks if we see footage from Pottawatomie County.
3. Take three drinks if Gary mentions the following:

"Immediate tornado precautions"

"National Weather Service"


"Portable Radio"

"Take shelter"

"Tornado warning in effect until ..."

Four drinks

1. Take four drinks if Ranger 9 must land to refuel.

2. Take four drinks if Gary issues his own tornado warning, not recognized by the NWS or says the following:
"Will someone please answer that phone?"
"Do you see power flashes?"
3. Take four drinks if a shirt-less tornado victim is interviewed.

Finish your drink
1. Finish your drink if someone uses the word tornado as a verb or if Gary mentions the nearest cross streets to you.
2. If Gary says "We've lost Val," pour a little out for your homies and finish your drink.

Basically, you are totally schanizzled by the time you have to get into your shelter....
It's totally better that way!
PS: OK... this is already getting out of hand... The schools have the kids all rattled up now... I just got a phone call from Kobi - making sure she wouldn't get hailed on while driving home....
She also asked what she should do if there is a tornado while she is at work.   I better grab some more to drink on the way home.  It may be a long weekend.

Monday, April 9, 2012


Who the heck puts a prom in the middle of tax season??
Is some one trying to give me a nervous breakdown?
Well, I survived...
What a tricky, chaotic, but fun mess!

Here's my favorite pic from
last Friday night!

The end is near...
I will be back soon!