When the winds of changes shift...

A once in a lifetime thing happened yesterday, which I still can't fully wrap my head around... I got out of work early!! Not just 30 minutes or an hour early, but 2 1/2 hours early!! We had plenty of people and labor was terrible high, so I got cut, which couldn't have come at a better time. I called LaVaughn to let her know and asked if she wanted to go in to town and pick the game up, which she obviously did. If there's anyone that loves a good apocalyptic (almost) as much as me, it's her.

Just an FYI, the game is awesome! But hard, very hard.

On our way out of Walmart, LaVaughn stopped by the grabber machine -- claw machine, whatever you want to call it, the machine with the stuffed animals -- and ended up winning a biker opossum and a biker bulldog, all with $1.50. This is totally normal for her, she's freakishly good at that game.

It was kind of fitting that she won biker animals, considering we're both SO into Sons of Anarchy right now. I know, we're late to the game, but we're catching up. We actually just won the first FIVE seasons of SOA on Ebay for $35, all brand new! It was on hell of a steal.

After we got done gallivanting, we went to McDonald's and grabbed a bite. You'd think we would absolutely hate that place, me especially. Surprisingly enough, even after working at McSuck for over a year now, I'm still not sick of their food. We usually always get burgers when we eat out together... wait, that just sounds wrong. Anyways, when I eat at work, or when I bring food home, it's usually a salad, so we alternate sufficiently.

And now we're home again and the worry has set in. Call me crazy, but I can't help but worry about going to the airport tomorrow. I have this impending feeling of doom when driving in Saint Louis, like we're going to get lost and never find our way out. Especially at the airport! I'm sure things will be fine, though.

It's still going to be a long drive, any way you look at it. I know we'll want to come home tomorrow, but more than likely we'll just stay in a hotel for the night. Wish us luck!

Love & Peace


Sons of Anarchy on DVD:

The Last Of Us on PS4:

Our biker opossum and bulldog:

It's a...

Girl! And no, I'm not expecting -- that would be heinous. Charli and Tyler, however, are expecting a little girl! I've been wanting for so long to get my hands on their gorgeous ringtail, which I finally did today! I didn't actually get to hold her, but she was hanging completely outside of her pouch. As long as Charli has a yoggie in her hand, I could basically do whatever I wanted to her, or her joey.

I'm like 97% sure this little girl is going to live with Cindy, who lives just outside of Festus. She and I have become super close lately, which is very shocking, because neither of us ever really talked outside of group chats and posts on Facebook. She's just a very sweet girl who I've grown fond of.

Since I was on a roll and doing pouch checks for no apparent reason, I deiced to grab Kira and Logan's pouch and see what they were up to. To my surprise, the tails of Kira's two joeys were barely breaking the surface of her pouch. And guess what... she has TWO mosaics again!! I'm so happy/excited/nervous. Ever since she cannibalized her one joey, I can't help buy worry about the fate of her future ones.

Speaking of joeys, have I mentioned that Cas and Violet have joeys IP again? I don't even think I ever mentioned that they were put back together a few weeks ago. Obviously, they got busy super fast. I don't know what the fate of these two joeys will be. After what happened to David, I don't even know what to expect anymore.

In happier, less depressing news... tomorrow is my last day for the rest of the week due to our big trip to STL and IL Thursday. Tomorrow is also home to the release of the remastered The Last of Us on PS4. I'm SO pumped for this game! I've been trying to talk LaVaughn into getting it while I'm at work, which I'm pretty sure she will.

I'm going to enjoy as much of tomorrow as I can, because I know anxiety will soon set in when Wed. follows. I can't help but be a nervous wreck about shipping by ourselves for the first time, driving to a strange place in an unfamiliar state for the first time, and staying away from all the animals and leaving them unattended for the first time. It's going to be an all-around anxious filled day.

I suppose that's all for now. I'm going to enjoy what's left of my Monday away from the computer. Until next time...

Love & Peace


Here's Charli's gorgeous little ringtail mosaic girl:

And here are Kira's two mosaics:

Just look at those little sugar glider joey tails.

Less of a man...

I hate when there's something to do every day of the week. Not just like everyday errands, but when you have to go someplace more than an hour away, it just makes your days off seem non-existent.

We had to go to Fredericktown today to get Lestat neutered. After all, he's leaving us in a week. Actually, he'll be leaving exactly a week from today. His neuter went well, which was a huge relief. He didn't pay too much attention to the neuter site, which was surprising. I think we're still scared from getting Neal and Declan neutered. I hope none of them ever act like that again.

We jotted by the store where we intended on only getting a couple things, but ended up leaving with over $100 worth of stuff, which really hurt. I HATE spending that much money on food. Surprisingly, a huge chunk of that went towards glider fruit and veggies. We're going to try cutting a bunch up at a time again. I guess we'll see how that goes.

When we arrived back home, we were please to find that True Blood had arrived. I wish I could say that we've been anticipating it for a week, but shipping was actually quite fast. Our Funko POP! series 2 of The Walking Dead also arrived, which completely surprised LaVaughn because I had never mentioned that I ordered them. I LOVE them! It's so terrible, but I already want to order the 3rd series, but I know I can't right now... sad face.

Before any of this took place, I called Pet Safe and scheduled Lucian's flight for next week. Unfortunately, the latest flight they had was for 3:25, so that means we have to be there by at least 1:25, meaning we have to leave by no later than 11 AM. Yeah, so not looking forward to getting up that early and fighting Saint Louis traffic. Keep your fingers crossed everything goes well for us.

I suppose that's all for now. I'm going to finish feeding everyone and play some Watch Dogs. Until next time...

Love & Peace


Cutest baby deer in the middle of the road.

Do you see what I see?

He's very blended in there.

True Blood on DVD!! So excited!!

Cape Girardeau, it's been fun...

Well today was the day we had to take our aunt to Cape Girardeau to see her surgeon. Unfortunately, her back is in pretty bad shape and she will have to have surgery. Yeah... not cool. On the bright side, she really likes him and he seems to know what he's doing. You would hope so anyways, considering that's kind of what he does.

He must be exceptional at what he does, cause that place was packed! And I'm not talking small doctors office packed, this was a huge neurosurgeon building with seating for 100+ people. I'd say it was 85% full, so you can just imagine how many people were there. I don't do good with large crowds, so I wasn't enjoying myself in the least.

Luckily, LaVaughn and I didn't have to stay long. Since we were in Cape -- a once in a lifetime deal -- we decided to go ahead and meet up with the lady that has all the duck breeds that I want. She was pretty considerate and offered to meet us at Walmart, which was right down the road from us, so it worked out.

We got there about 25 minutes early, so we just sat and watched people in their strange ways. Jim Morrison had it right, people are strange! The one that topped it was the "pimp" that drive past in an old Cadillac with 25" rims. Priceless!

The duck lady arrived not long after and delivered our ducks to us. I hate how she handled them, she was so rough! You'd think, being the duck breeder that she is, she wouldn't grab them by their necks/tails/and whatever else she could get. She was elderly, so I didn't say anything.

So now we have 6 new additions to the duck brood. We left with 2 Saxony, 2 Welsh Harlequins, and 2 Black Indian Runners. I already love them so much. Minus their smell, that I could live without.

We arrived back at the doctors office not too long before my aunt came walking out. We grabbed a bite from Steak N' Shake and headed home, where we are now. I'm extremely exhausted from our drive, so I believe I'm going to call it a night. On the computer, anyways. ;) Until next time...

Love & Peace


The drive there, always interesting...

My new duckies!!! I love them so much already...

Today's musings and what's in my pocket...

I'm going to start off by asking, what exactly is in my pocket? Well it's small, furry, has a long tail, oh, and it meows! Figure it out yet? That's right, a kitten! That's what I have stashed away in my pocket. Wanna know why? Because some asshole dumped this poor little thing off on the road and left her for dead. She's so, so tiny, malnourished, and starved for not only food, but attention.

LaVaughn and I are head-over-heels in love with her already, so she's staying. Besides, we've had her for almost 24 hours, how could she not stay? And since we're rehoming all the older kittens (too many boys, and mom/daughter are wild), it's not too bad.

She's seriously the sweetest little thing, she runs right up to you -- jarring herself with her purrs -- and jumps up in your lap. She wants to be touched/loved/rubbed/nurtured and so on. If you're not holding her down and rubbing on her, she goes into full parrot mode and sits/rubs/lays on your shoulder... she's so cute.

Other than the exciting news of adding to out feline crew, I actually was able to go out and take pictures today. Only for a short while was the lighting in my favor, but I did what I could with my time.

Today was originally going to be our shipping date for Lucian and Fili, but Tracy ended up wanting to postpone shipping him and we felt bad asking Taylor to ship twice. The ONLY reason I decided we could ship ourselves was due to Taylor's attitude. She seemed to weird leading up to today, then I just mentioned that we might ship on our own and said that we felt bad for having her do it twice. All she said was, "Okay." It just seemed weird, so I was like fuck it, we'll do it ourselves.

Speaking of gliders, we got to see a preview of Charli and Tyler's little one!! I don't know the sex yet, but I do know that it's going to be one heck of a ringtail!! I seriously cannot wait until this little one comes OOP!

Well, that's all folks. I have to take my aunt to Cape tomorrow, which is going to be very interesting. Fingers crossed that we survive the trip!

Love & Peace


Charli and her gorgeous joey:

Some photos from around the yard:

And lastly, our new kitten, Carol/Caroling/Maggie.. not sure on a name: