Ding-ding-ding! Cakemom is a WINNNNNNNER. [now where's a party emoticon when you need one??]
Thanks cakemom! I've wondered what that was for years. It's my favorite. :)
Aww, thanks Caroline! I hope it works out.
The lady said she'd call me soon to "set up an interview"...but that was 3 days ago. However, you know me. My mind is always running waaaaay too far ahead. haha
Haha thanks Leah! That's really sweet. :)
Haven't "seen" you around in a while and I missed you!
Speaking of which, I need to message you. The goats, while not "skinny," are not as fat as I think they should be given their diet of lush pasture, 2lbs of alfalfa pellets per day [divided between the two]... Maybe I should just be thankful and move on. haha!
I love that picture of Hazel too! It's so "her" - present and alert, but content to just be...with no need to be in your face constantly *glares at Atticus*. And she is indeed super soft...if you're ever in the area!! :)
For the super fun game we like to call "Guess The Random Plant!!", I have another mystery plant!
I got this from my grandma years ago. She called it an "African Violet" but it is most certainly NOT an African Violet! hahaha
It has babies by just creating more plants, I guess from the roots. Some kind of rhizome situation.
It doesn't bloom every year, seems like every 2 years is it's "thing."
It doesn't demand much, I basically flood it with water whenever the leaves get droopy (every 2 weeks or so) and it's happy. We've never fertilized it, just gave it pretty much the cheapest "indoor plant" soil the store had...
I've tried doing searches but Dr. Google is the opposite of helpful. haha
Yesterday Lacey and I had another nice little trail walk. It was lovely. Next time I'm going to try to get the guts to ask someone to take a picture of us together. We have lots of pictures of the two of us doing stuff (thanks to Gentleman Friend!! When we were at camp he was alllllways taking pictures of Lacey and I for us. Before that I had very few pictures of us and now I have SO MANY!
) but not a whole lot of just us, doing our normal stuff...if that makes sense. It would be nice to have a picture of me and my girl on "our" trails.
One day! haha
About the worst part of yesterday was meeting a young guy who was letting his pitbull run around (I love pitulls, don't get me wrong) and said dog was super "high" in prey-seeking mode. Anyway, the dog saw Lacey and I, fixed in a cold glare - the kind that you doooon't want to mess with, and started over behind Lacey and I.
It would have been fine (Lacey is great with dogs and usually just stands there) except that the dog's owner saw this happening and FREAKED.
And basically, instead of just walking away (the dog would have followed him) he came over and started trying to grab the dog...which caused the dog to run away, under Lacey, etc etc.
Thankfully it all worked out fine, Lacey only moved when the dog bumped her legs, and the dog got a satisfactory sniff. But still. It was scary for a moment.
Really though, I should have just trusted Lacey instead of getting a bit nervous. She's literally the best with dogs and I know I tensed up after that dog glared at me. Everything was fine but she would have done better if I had just stayed cool as a cucumber.
The owner was satisfactorily apologetic and I was satisfactorily REALLY nice (Emily's Life Rule: be extra genuinely nice to people who make you feel frustrated - it'll make them feel extra bad and you'll feel better because you refuse to take on the frustration you feel) back. Ended up making a friend! :)
Hazel got a liiiiittle wet the other night.. hahaha
Home again. I'm just so excited that she's so "thin"!! haha
"Hey guys, doesn't my flymask look great? I love it!"
Waiting for her breakfast this morning.
Ferdinand the deer! :)
A drawing from yesterday. I'm not entirely happy with the big dinosaur but I like the little ones and the shadows!
And that's all for now!
But, get excited. Tomorrow Gentleman Friend, his littlest brother, my "little" [he's 21, haha] brother, and I are going to the zoo together. So maybe zoo pictures! We will see.
Thanks for looking!