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post #1 of 45 Old 02-21-2020, 10:12 AM Thread Starter
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A Chunky Friday Night Conversation

Leading into Fat Tuesday. Anyone going to a parade?

How are things where you are? The rain has stopped today. Hope everyone is safe from the flooding that is going on a lot down here. Where I am not flooded but it has rained all week. Remington hasn't gotten to play as much. Not that I don't stand out there in it some. Yesterday was bad. He was not happy, told me last night he was giving me a 1 star rating and bad review.

Plans for tonight/ weekend? Gonna be cold here. No idea on supper. I do have a frozen lasagna if nothing else. Not going anywhere Friday is a big day for me.

Still seeing and hearing bluebirds around, but so far no takers in my box.

As always any and all things welcome. These have picked up steam this year and that's very cool. Thanks for playing along, let's keep it going.
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post #2 of 45 Old 02-21-2020, 10:20 AM
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Warming trend here in NW Il. Supposed to be near 50 this weekend. I haven't seen any Starlings yet and they are usually my first indicator that Spring is really around the corner. Still getting my usual birds at the feeders - woodpeckers, chickadees, cardinals, blue jays and sparrows. And the best fed squirrels in my little village!

Less than 2 weeks away from a new right hip. The nerves are starting and I find myself snacking when I should not be. Looking forward to a pain free (at least right side) summer but maybe not the recovery process.

Daughter coming home from school this weekend and looking forward to seeing her. Been a few weeks since she went back to school and I always miss her.
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It's been a wet and windy week but when the sun comes out it does feel like Spring. Most of the birds at my feed table are Blue/Great/Coal-Tits, Chaffinches, Bullfinches, Blackbirds, and Sparrows. My garden's resident Robin singing in the mornings, is the herald of Spring for me and he's been singing his heart out at dawn for weeks.

I'm on my second week with a fever/flu like illness. My Doctor told me to take this week off, to stay inside, do little as possible and gave me so many tablets that I rattle LOL. It's been a very long week and I'm exhausted so I've no plans for the weekend.
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Predicting you feel better this weekend.
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@aubie , what is fat Tuesday?

@Caledonian that sucks that you just can't kick this flu. Super frustrating when they linger like that. Hopefully you start to feel better soon!

The weather here is actually pretty mild. We still have quite a bit of snow, but it was +5 (celsius) yesterday and I think it is supposed to be the same today. The warm weather is nice, but I would honestly rather it hover closer to zero as it sucks when things start to melt and then freeze. We are still guaranteed some snow, so winter is not over yet. March can be a bit temperamental around here and I don't normally feel like spring is here until April. But then again, we can still get good amounts of snow even in May.

I have no idea what supper will be tonight. I bought b/f some chicken parmesan things from Costco so might cook him up one of those for his dinner. For me...I don't know. I may make a little Naan bread flatbread or something. Whatever it is will be easy as I need to clean up my saddles tonight. I'm hoping to drop off one (maybe two) to put on consignment tomorrow morning.

I do have plans this weekend - tomorrow I will be driving down to Calgary to visit some tack stores (hopefully not do too much shopping!). I have riding lesson on Sunday and may also go to my parents to do the 'dry run' of my income taxes to see how badly the government will gouge me this year. Income tax season always stresses me out.
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Spring is certainly springing down south!

Despite the wind and rain birds are starting to pair up, haven't seen and nests being built yet. Daffodils are well out as are primroses. I have even seen a blackberry briar with flowers on it, no leaves but flowers!

Still wet and windy, gets monotonous but we have had it easy to up north where there is severe flooding.

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1. No Fat Tuesday parades but I may try to hunt downs King cake at the Publix bakery

2. We had rain-then-snow on Thursday. The horses hardly came out of the barn but these chubby Cardinals didnít have any issues eating in the snowy rain, lollol. They look like they could explode, theyíre so fat, lollol. The female Red Headed Woodpecker was also at the feeder but she is pretty skittish and flew before I could get her picture.

2.1 No Bluebirds here, just yet; still too early in my neck of the woods:)

3. Full sunshine today but we wonít see the 40ís until Around 2:00 PM, with any luck. Itís 10:30 AM and we still below freezing

4. The Weatherbeeta lined, waterproof, hunter orange DOG coat for my Catahoula/Pit Bull (with really short hair) arrived Wednesday and he got to wear it to check fences yesterday, lollol. He was insulted but he finished his run with warm ears, lol

I have a coat for the Rottweiler but she is double coated and thrives in this cold weather. I put her reflective safety vest on just to keep the cold air off her back and make myself feel better, lollol

Youíre all lucky thereís no pictures of them ó- my hands were too cold, lollol

5. Supper - no idea, but it will be whatever DH brings home when he gets off work, lol

6. I have plenty of hay until first cut but DH has finally started to appreciate clean fluffy hay vs any old steamy astuff and the importance of not running out before first cut.

He actually tapped on a manís truck window at TSC to ask where he got his load of hay and what was he feeding it to

Saturday is supposed to be another day of full sun, so it seems we will be taking the dually and visiting the feed store where this hay came from. I donít need the hay but if itís that good, I will take it anyway

@carshon , I sure hope your hip surgery goes well. Do everything youíre supposed to do, post surgery, including whatever home therapy your doctors and PTís want you to do.

DH did everything to the letter when he had his shoulder surgery some years back; that shoulder is still going strong.

My BFF up north didnít listen when she had her knee surgery. She ended up selling her horse and contends that her knee still isnít right and never will be.

@Caledonian , well wishes for a speedy recovery. Two weeks is more than long enough for the flu to be hanging around.

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Happy Friday all!!! Woot woot... even though it was a short week I'm pretty tired. I did recover from the time difference/jet lag early this week.

@carshon - Sending good vibes your way! I hope the surgery goes smoothly and recovery even better! I agree with @walkinthewalk on the PT and following it. It does make a difference.

@Caledonian - I hope you feel better soon, no fun being sick that long.

It snowed yesterday and last night!! Only about 2 inches but for here that's a lot... still snow on the trees and ground but it's going to warm up and that will disappear. Supposed to be warmer this weekend. Tonight probably not doing much, tomorrow clean and cooking as I'm having some friends over for dinner tomorrow night to catch up as it's been a while.

I HOPE to ride but I don't know.... with this snow it's going to be sloppy... Have a great weekend all!

Add: No parade or anything for Fat Tuesday... need to think what I want to do for Lent... or not do that is. King's cake sounds good. We had gotten one at the office a few years ago and the person that got the baby had no clue....

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post #10 of 45 Old 02-21-2020, 12:33 PM
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Never heard of King's Cake before.

We put a silver coin in Christmas Pudding, that is for good luck.
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