Thursday, June 11, 2009

I have talked about my lovebirds, Coco and Limey, and how much they like each other...........

so many baby birds have been hatched!!!!!!!!!!
The babies in the picture were born in the end of April.
They are still growing in their green feathers are healthy
and are eating on their own. They are ready to go to their
new homes.
A little girl named Anna, that comes into the store that I work at, with her mom, announced
a few weeks ago to her mom, that she would like a baby bird, for her very own.
This Saturday, one of these lucky little birds will go to live with Anna and her family.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Once again, my friends from Casabella came through!
After finishing up at work at about 7:30 pm, we headed out the door.

My car wouldn't start. It was as dead as a door nail. Julie had just pulled away and of course, I tried to crank it again and again.............. ...........nothing but, click, click, click!!
If you have ever been in this situation, it can really annoy the heck out of you!
Jean called Julie and asked if she had any jumper cables, Julie said "yes, I will pick them up and be right back"
When she returned we hooked up the cables as Jean stood by waiting for the "lady start your engine" announcement!
We waited and waited and tried again and again. Trying to think of Plan B and Plan C in case, this didn't work.

But, at last, success, tra-la, tra-la, tra-la and we were off to the home front!

Thank you Jean, Julie for being the best friends a girl could have!!

Sunday, May 24, 2009 Part II

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The park in my back yard...........

May 24, 2009

My lovebirds layed eggs the last 2 weeks in March. Although there were five eggs in the clutch,
only three hatched........the first one being April 18. Then two days later, the
second and two days later, the third.
It is fascinating to watch this whole thing happen. At almost five weeks old,these babies are healthy and yelling loudly to be fed. They are beginning to get the
"Lovebird" green feathers and the back is usually the last to get greened up.
The face will be a pale peach until they are about six months old and then they
will become officially colored "Peachfaces"........the gray downy feathers are even
softer than the new green ones. They are not too keen on being held, but, I love it!
At this point,Coco and Limey do not sleep in the nesting box with the babies.......they
are getting kind of big! They actually double in size every week. And are born with
black beaks.
The first born has come out of the nesting box a few times. Pretty timid by the
whole process, it doesn't stay out long or go far from the opening, mostly it just
sits on the perch right outside the box and looks around!
But, when a little head peeks out for a minute. Coco and Limey stay near by and
encourage with little clucks!!
Mom and dad usually hang around the opening to feed little bits of "atta-boys"
afterwards. Ain't "Mother Nature" cool!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Okay, my brain is fired up..................let's go!

I am finally back into walking. My neighborhood is 1and 1/2 miles from my door and back again............lots of hills.

At nearly 58, I totally understand now that I thought I would have my petite figure for the rest of my life, while eating what ever and when ever I chose...........

Wrong. Wrong. Wrong...........Boy was that stupid.

While the past couple of years have been spent trying to except my new fuller and curvy body

I have not convinced myself and really..........REALLY hate mirrors or for that matter

anything reflective, where I may catch a quick peek at my backside.............

As a kid I rode my bike everywhere, as a young lady, I was on basketball, soccer and

track teams in school. When I got married I ran in the freezing cold in Elkhart, Indiana, just because I could...........

I was never very good at tennis, but, I swated a few balls around from time to time.

Done P'tree a few tomorrow will be my twelve day of walking and OMG

I think I see a difference already in my thighs!

Sunday, May 3,2009

I am a display merchandiser/designer in a home decor/gift shop in north Atlanta. On any given day, I may:
1. Re-do the front windows, that means moving a sofa and chairs, pictures and whatever!
2. Unbox new merchandise, check it out!
3. Make a silk floral arrangement.
4. Have several conversations with my co-workers and or talk to the birds
5. Arrange new clothing coming in........let's see what color combination can I do this time.........
6. Help a customer find "the perfect hostess gift"
7. Talk to any little kid, that comes in with his or her mom. (There is a terrible rumor that I have made them cry because I like to give them hugs!!!!)
8. Have a detailed chat with a customer about nothing important..........climb on a ladder to take
down a picture or mirror, because, a she wants to look at it more closely!! Sometimes
she even buys it.......Yahoo!
9. Break something.......oops (sweep it up before management finds it)
10. Customers bring in their dogs sometimes, if they are sweet and friendly they get treats.
(the dogs that is)
Never a dull moment, always something going know we creative people get bored
I love doing what I do!

Sunday, April 26, 2009


This is what happens when you eat blue ice!

Old fashioned street cars............hop aboard! Wonderful dogs of all kinds..........

Over 75,000 people attend this food, fun and family, event in historic downtown Marietta, Georgia, that has been presented to the public for 16 years.

Parking is a challenge...........but, so worth the time to join this delightful treat on a beautiful afternoon. Besides the BBQ, pizza, fresh fruit on a stick,Mexican, Chinese, Italian, Greek, seafood, steak,Thai, cold beer, smoothie's, chicken, ice cream, beautiful little desserts and burgers, I am sure I forgot someone!

There were lots of dogs with their masters and we not only got to eat some good food, but, I

got to take lots of pictures of man's best friend! And some other sorted activies..............

The Strand Theater on the square just reopened after being totally rallied around
to renew it's wonderful past and what a hit it is!