Monday, January 16, 2017

Snow Day, Baby Chick

It's pretty hard to predict exactly what the weather is going to do, which is why I typically prepare for the worst, hope for the best.

We were supposed to get less snow than those to the East of us, but we ended up getting more. (Not that that's saying much.) What you can't see is the layer of ice under the snow. 


The sun came out and melted the snow, but the temps didn't get above freezing, so the melted snow re-froze into ice.
There were A LOT of wrecks, because people thought it was "just snow", I guess.


 The temps stayed below freezing for - if I remember rightly - about 2 more days, then Global Warming set in.


 40's, 50's, 60's, 70's temps all within just a few days. Winter to Spring, in like three days.


Which was amazingly conveniently just in time for our new baby chick to hatch into nice, mild temps.



I knew he (I just feel like it's a He, hopefully I'm wrong) was due to be born January 12th, which generally would be chilly if not downright cold weather.
I had been worrying over it - I'll spare you the details, I worry a lot - but Thankfully, it just worked out.

Haha, little troublemaker! I went to check on them this afternoon and heard him/her peeping excitedly, but I couldn't find him/her in the cage. Then I noticed it was inside the feeder jar! LOL!


This chick is a  - well, Bantam-Cochin-Frizzle/Sizzle-something or other. At any rate, it's super tiny, about the size of a golf ball.

Long story, but he/she was hatched and is being raised by a regular size, Easter Egger hen. 

We're looking at mild temps through the rest of the week - highs of from 65° to 71°, lows in the 50's. Looks like it'll be overcast and dreary, with chances of rain here and there.
Fine by me. I like it warm, and we can use the rain. 


Friday, January 06, 2017

Winter Weather



A few days ago it was very nice, around 60'ish°(F).
That was about the same time someone leaked the *S* word forecast for this weekend.

Funny, we're supposed to be back up to around 60°(F) again in a few days. Georgia weather is so funny. Interesting. Never boring.

Today's temp was 35°(F) but felt a lot colder.
We got some rain/sleet, but it was too warm to cause any trouble.

Now (6:00pm) it is sleeting pretty good, and 32°(F).

It's supposed to change over to snow sometime later and snow for several hours overnight, so we'll see what we have when we get up tomorrow.

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Happy New Year

Run along ahead, I'll catch up in a bit.

I'm still dragging along at the tail end of 2016, battling a bad cold (flumonia) I came down with a day or so after Christmas.

Tried as I might not to be, I was pretty stressed for December, and never did manage to do my fun dining room decorating.
I did manage to get my tree decorated.

As much as I did not need to buy more Christmas stuff, I decided I wanted different Christmas lights this year. I wanted the replica C7 lights like the ones from when I was a kid in the 1970s.


Although I'm in several Christmas/ Vintage groups, I didn't hear/see anyone else say that they had the same idea.

I didn't think too much about it at first, until I severely underestimated the amount of lights I needed.


It took going to 4 different stores just to find a total of 4 more boxes of these lights.


That was pretty darn wacky. They had plenty of the see-through colored lights, plenty of solid blue or solid red ones, plenty of the larger C9 ones.

I guess lots of people had the same idea as me. Just strange I didn't hear of any.

I found the vintage candle/holly wreath tree topper at a thrift store back in the summer, along with the vintage Woolworth's silver tinsel garland. 


We had a nice Christmas...amazingly. 
It worked out just as it should have if people would just go along with my plans.

This flumonia even had the courtesy to wait until I was back home to mess me up.
Thank goodness. Not sure I would have survived otherwise.





Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Not Christmas Decor

This post should be sharing my Christmas decor, but it's not, because I can't seem to get my Christmas on.

I don't know what's wrong....well, likely a combination of things: my Dad's not in good health, family changing plans last minute, a certain tv channel playing the same two or three Christmas movies over and over and over and over and....
There's a million Christmas movies! Why play the same two or three every day? Why not play a week's worth, then start over?

I'm trying. I work a little at it most days.
I got the Thanksgiving decor put away, and brought out a few Christmas things...but didn't do anything with them.

I did put a Christmas-plaid tablecloth on, and hung some wreaths on the front windows. Downstairs. I don't know how they look, it was raining so I didn't go out into the yard to see. I'm going to imagine they look great.

Ah well, maybe it'll kick in soon.

In the meanwhile, I got some pictures from our cruise in November posted at my Family Travel Blog: Paradise Cruise,
and
we went on a small hike/adventure this weekend: Bear Creek Trail - Gennett Poplar.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving

Good Thanksgiving morning! I'm up early this morning - nope, not cooking - Sent my young'un off to work on the ambulance today.
The ol' man is also working today, leaving the firehouse this morning to go get on the ambulance, too. (Same company, but they don't work in the same County.)

Me & Kev will be headed out here in a little bit to spend the day with Uncles, Aunts, Cousins and other assorted relatives.

While I'm waiting for my Uncle to arrive here to ride with us, thought I'd post my Thanksgiving decor I almost didn't get put out this time.



We went on our cruise November 12th. My oldest son came to house sit and take care of my chickens while we were away, so I had left the Halloween decor up for him to enjoy. 

When I got back and was busy with unpacking and laundry and this and that, while packing away the Halloween decor I thought I would just skip Thanksgiving decorating this time, and go ahead and get started putting out the Christmas decor, figuring I could use the extra time.

These two said, No way, hozo. 


I opened the buffet drawer to put some things in/get some things out, and there these two sat, looking at me like, What up? Why are we still in this drawer, here it is the week of Thanksgiving? Aren't you Thankful or whut?

I am Thankful. And, semi-self-disciplined. No Christmas decor before Dec. 1st is my personal rule.


I know I often say "Rules are meant to be broken", but that's only other people's rules, not my own.