Monday, October 28, 2013

The sting that keeps on giving...

LaVaughn and I finally forced ourselves to make the journey to Ironton -- the creepiest little town in Missouri -- to get our flu shots. No joke, there's something wrong with that place and all it's inhabitants.

For example, after we finished with our flu shots, we stopped at the gas station at the end of town for gas, obviously, and a soda. And right there in the front stood a woman, a little on the hefty side and probably in her mid 40s, just shouting at the top of her lungs at the poor kids she had trapped in the backseat! What she said slips my mind, but it was something silly. Something like, "This is the last time I'm going to bring you kids out to do bla, bla, bla!" Like I said, I don't really remember, but that gives you an idea.

I was so happy to leave after that. Driving through that place on my way to work is bad enough, but stopping and actually having to interact with everyone there is just, wow!

Anyways, when we returned home... wait a second! I forgot to mention the ladybugs!!

When I woke up today and made my way to the kitchen, there they were, like locusts! They had gathered all around the light fixture and kitchen windows trying to find as much heat as possible! Then when I took Milla outside, there were more! Dozens, if not hundreds! I had to bat and swipe my way through them! They were on my neck, my legs, in my hair! It was a nightmare! I swear, it was like I was in a horror movie called, "Attack of the Ladybugs".

Not long after that, I got our handy little bottle of Ortho Home Defense Max and sprayed the piss out of them, I also barricaded the doors and windows. After that, I went back to the kitchen, shop vac in hand, and vacuumed them all up. When LaVaughn heard the noise, she joined me in ridding ourselves of the infestation.

Okay, back to when we arrived...

The lighting was so beautiful and the weather was pretty much perfect, I just had to stay outside for a while and take some photos. And since I had let the yard fowl out before we left, they were skirmishing about and made for some pretty good subjects!

I was kind of shocked when I looked up towards the lake and saw THEM!! And by "them" I mean our dick head geese that ran off to the lake the first chance they got. Part of me wanted to chase them down and strangle their beautiful long necks, then the other part of me wanted to gaze at their beauty and how free they must have felt. Bastards...

Seriously, they we're in the perfect spot for angelic pictures. They were standing on a hill with the sun setting behind them among Shire green grass. Seriously awesome. LaVaughn and I both had to get in on that action, lol.

After I finished frolicking around the yard, LaVaughn and I made some coffee and started cutting some fleece. Since our phone and internet was out at the time, we were only able to cut one set out that we for sure knew about. The other one had very specific measurements, which we didn't have written down. So we'll save that for tomorrow. Then sewing tomorrow, lots and lots of sewing!

And no, I'm not working tomorrow. I'll explain when the time comes. Until then...

Love & Peace


Here are the photos from today...

This was taken on the drive back from Ironton. Absolutely no pictures were taken on the way there, or while we were there. Thanks a lot, LaVaughn!

Our geese!! They are so rarely photographed!!

This stunning beauty is one of our youngest roosters. You remember the batch of chicks that our aunt got for us, the supposed RIR's? This is one of them! :)

She was also in that bunch.

As well as these two.

Here's fat nosed Toby. He seriously has such a cute nose.

One of our older roosters, Donnie.

The fowl frolicking about.

This is 1/2 of our outdoor cat army, lol.

Toby giving his mama Lucy some love. They are so cute together.

See how beautiful he is!? He needs a fitting name.

Love the multiple colors throughout his feathers.

Love her.

They are seriously too cute together.

The lighting was SO beautiful, it made for great pictures of them. 

It doesn't hurt that our yard was super green today.

And come on, does that not look like the Shire? Lol.

I'm still mad at them...

But they're still pretty.

Bastard ladybugs! Death to you all!!

Proof of my flu shot. And here I was thinking I would get a more colorful band-aide. Guess not. ;)

This is the only Barred Rock/Plymouth Rock hen that we got out of the 4 chicks.

She's so cute. She looks like a stereotypical hen you would see in a movie.

Gotta love Mr. Friendly.

And Lilith.

And of course, Harley isn't far behind.

Turkeys have the prettiest eyes ever!

A very rare shot of Lucy's face.

She doesn't like the camera, I suppose. And she loves laying by the shed. This is where she always is. 

Geese on the horizon! 

These are seriously beautiful pictures (which LaVaughn took). :)

And here's my shot at them, lol. Looks more like apocalypse geese!

Still pretty cute, though.

A couple more...

And one last picture for the day. This one is probably my favorite. I love how you can see all the little specks of bugs around them. So pretty. 

The one, and only, cage set that we cut out.

And YES! Once Upon A Time arrived! They shipped SO fast! Can't wait to tear into these bad boys and watch them all over again. I know, I'm pathetic...

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