Our Daily Thread 10-3-22

Good Morning!

At first I thought it was part of the yard ornaments. But then I realized it was eating the plants growing in the bird feeder. The shot below shows her mouth open with the evidence hanging out. 🙂


Anyone have a QoD?


50 thoughts on “Our Daily Thread 10-3-22

  1. No wonder Bambi looks so big!

    Good Monday morning!

    I need to have some Cheerios in remembrance of Chas. I had a Happy Egg instead. Publix was out of the less expensive brands this morning so it was a dozen Organic Happy Eggs for $6.99. Still a bargain compared to other forms of protein.

    I hope everyone has a Happy Day! If not, go over to Micky D’s where I heard they now serve Happy Meals for adults.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Morning! Oh I recognize that expression all too well on Bambi’s face! “Who me?!! “ Her cousin was at my house eating the tops of all my plants this weekend. They must have very straight teeth as the cuts on top of the stems appear to have been cut perfectly!! Grrrrr

    Hoping your time away has been sweet and restful with your bride Aj!

    Cheerios will be my breakfast this morning. Still missing him.
    And you reminded me I need to order eggs from the milkman tomorrow Janice. Our dozen is 4.99 but they are fresh from a Colorado farm.

    Off to move some furniture and rearrange upstairs bedrooms. I am trying to edit and purge some possessions…too much stuff!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. My cedar bush looks oh so lovely right now, but with the deer will be here soon to make it look naked again. 😦 That one sure does fit in with all the other lawn ornaments.

    We are going to have a fabulous fall day weatherwise. Then they are talking about flurries later in the week. That time of the year, but seems strange when so few leaves have fallen yet. Beautiful forest on our drive north yesterday for husband’s jam group to play music in a church.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Good morning, all. Another beautiful day has begun. Roosters are crowing, sky is brightening, and it is about time for exercise before heading to town to medicate daughter.

    Liked by 3 people

  5. Eggs: we give ours away. About twelve to fifteen dozen a week, most months but when I was in Moscow and husband was in Florida and sixteen was running the operation, he slept in so we lost production. Either because they were not correctly fed and watered or because they started eating not gathered eggs. So, glad we don’t charge! But some folk do contribute to the chicken feed fund and others reciprocate in other ways. We are working to build production back and sixteen does not get eggs until it has improved a lot. Lesson learned? Maybe.

    Liked by 4 people

  6. Wish I could say only a few leaves have fallen. With all the windy gusts from Ian we have had more than the usual, but the masses are still in place and waiting to really blanket the yard and carport. It was 57° outside and 66° inside this morning.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Hello everyone! I like the header today—of course I don’t have the problems with these nibblers-of-gardens that some of you have. Last week we saw two young ones feeding in a yard down the road, but there is apparently not the quantity or quality to tempt them to our small yard. It’s probably just as well. :–)

    Wow Mumsee! That sounds like a lot of production. How many chickens do you have to produce 12-15 dozen? They sound like happy chickens. :–)

    Liked by 2 people

  8. We probably have about fifty in the pens and nearly as many outside. They have babies and raise them and then they mingle into the pens and so we lose count and a lot of them are older hens that could be culled. But the idea is for the children to become responsible. Obviously have not quite reached success yet.

    Liked by 4 people

  9. Last night I commented about missing Pigskin Picks. Peter commented:
    “I thought about doing the pigskin picks again, but without Chas it would be different. It was sad when he dropped out last year due to eye sight issues.
    Would it be worth starting up, even though the season is 1/4 over?” Thoughts? It was enjoyable for me, but not sure if others have the time for it this year.


  10. I am so appreciative of the eggs we get for free this year, since my husband seldom has a day without them. We still buy most of ours, but it is nice to supplement. A woman in our church has far more than she can use and even give away to close friends and family. We are glad to sacrifice for her sake. 😉 She really has thanked us for taking some. She is a veterinarian and loves and has many animals. She loves her chickens.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Here I am again as a defender of the much-maligned Millennials.

    First of all, keep in mind that every generation when young has been complained about by their elders. There’s a famous quote from Aristotle about how bad the younger generation of his era was. Even those who became “The Greatest Generation” were maligned by some of their elders when they were young.

    Each generation goes through a time of being young and stupid, but we tend to think of the next generation’s young-and-stupid as being worse than ours.

    Some nicknamed a popular color “Millennial Grey.” But I would take grey walls over the awful orange and avocado green that my mom’s generation liked in the 70s.

    The first wave of Millennials were born in 1981, making many of them in their 30s and entering their 40s. Those that I know around Nightingale’s age (including her) are hard-working folks raising families. Millennials in general are more prone to volunteerism than the older generations.

    Millennials are also the first generation to have the older generation complaining about them all over social media rather than merely in person. The result of that is that they tend to be more accepting of the generations coming after them.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. A beautiful day here. After a busy weekend it is nice to have a slower Monday. This Sunday I have 15 minutes to share in the high school room between services. So I need to get my powerpoint ready.

    Liked by 3 people

  13. Have any of you heard of a cookie table at a wedding reception? A friend I went to school with when I lived in Miamisburg, Ohio now lives in Youngtown, Ohio, and says it’s a Youngstown thing.

    As a cookie-lover myself, in the very unlikely event that I get married again, I would want a cookie table at my wedding reception. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Our son fits the hard-working part, doing his eighty hour weeks of work/service. I have not known any millennials to complain about, nor have I seen complaints on social media about them. I guess that depends on with whom one engages with on social media? Maybe I am somehow super blessed to know a selection of great millennials. Some in my Sunday school class would be in that age bracket and they are all wonderful people from my point of view.

    Liked by 3 people

  15. Generation wars, on they go. 🙂 The young criticize the old, the old criticize the young.

    But there’s also the idea/myth that the latest generation, fill in the blank, will save us all, they’ll right all the wrongs we who have gone before have wrought on the world.

    And on it goes. Nothing new under the sun.

    Each generation has its own challenges, hardships and advantages. Each generation is made up of fallen human beings who still do great and wonderful things and rise to the occasion.

    Liked by 4 people

  16. Liked by 3 people

  17. What is a millennial? I get so confused over genX Y Z millennials etc.

    I have been cleaning, rearranging, laundry day for sheets, and I have a big pile of stuff downstairs now….what to do with it all?!

    Dear friend called in the troops for coffee and prayer this afternoon so off I will go. Where two or three are gathered …. ♥️

    Liked by 2 people

  18. I’m not a Millenial and I often order a Happy Meal. Smaller burger, much smaller fries and a very small drink. And then there’s the toy! I keep them at my desk at work for the children of speakers to play with 🙂

    Liked by 4 people

  19. Kare, I always ordered the kid’s ice cream cup at Chick-fil-A with chocolate sauce for that same reason. Just the right size.

    I decided to look around for a smaller bag of cat food for Miss Bosley. I ended up driving to Target which I really never shop at since they kicked out the Salvation Army collection kettles some years back.

    I found some Blue Wilderness but not my regular Indoor Health kind. I got a bag and also looked for a scratching pist since she is clawing the couch because she can’t claw/knead on me. The only scratching thingie was a Halloween skeleton theme. No thanks.

    I was headed out and heard someone call out, “Janice!” I looked and saw one of my regular checkout ladies from Publix. She seemed thrilled to see me and said, ” They let me out of Publix jail!” I began telling her about going to Target for the cat food in a size Publix hasn’t had for a few months. Then I stopped myself and said, “You didn’t come here to talk about Publix.” So funny that we both were out of our ordinary realm, but we still ended up talking about ‘our store’.

    Liked by 1 person

  20. Naming generations is kind of silly, I think, and probably lends itself to the broad-brush judgements, stereotypes and criticisms. I guess “Boomers” were first to be named? (Greatest Generation got their name after-the-fact). But I’ve seen a lot of boomer-bashing also on social media by the younger generations so the generational judgements fly both ways.

    I need to do what Nancyjill is doing, creating a big pile of stuff. I used to rely on the Salvation Army to come gather up things as donations but since Covid they’ve suspended (temporarily, they say) their pickup collection service. It was free and they’d leave you a receipt for taxes, such a great option, especially if you had some larger things. There may be other charities that pick up, I may need to start checking around for that.

    I guess I should take another covid test today, I go back to PT tomorrow but feel a little awkward since, last I checked (Saturday?), I was still showing up positive on the at-home covid test. I’m quite sure I’m no longer contagious and have been symptom-free since Friday.

    But of course they are also protecting their other clientele and staff so I would prefer to be able to tell them I had a negative test for everyone’s peace of mind. They may not ask (but they knew I’d had Covid as I had to cancel several appointments because of that). They usually just take your temp and ask if you’ve had any symptoms of covid when you check in.

    Liked by 4 people

  21. I rarely go these days, but do love Target.

    Annie’s new vet appointment is not until the 20th. I need to ask them about her food, she’s been on prescription ‘urinary tract’ food forever from Chewy but lately she started turning her nose up at the canned food after all these years. She’ll still nibble on the dry formula.

    I tried some OTC urinary tract canned food from Petco which she loves but I need to check with the vet to make sure it’s Ok to continue using that instead of the prescription variety. I hope her health is OK, she’s thrown up a couple times here in the past week which is odd for her. And she’s getting up in years, she’s not quite as agile as she once was in terms of jumping I’ve noticed. I think she was diagnosed years ago as having the start of arthritis so that’s probably it.

    Liked by 3 people

  22. I’ve attended wedding receptions with cookie bars, just dessert bars, candy counters, cigar bars, lots of drink bars, bubbles, sparklers, and the ending of a glamorous reception with In-N-Out burgers.

    Anything goes!

    Liked by 4 people

  23. Re: Target. The joke is that you can go into Target expecting only to buy toilet paper and laundry detergent, and come out with your cart overflowing with stuff. 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  24. Yeah, Baby Boomers get picked on, too. Somehow, it seems like the Silent Generation and Gen X haven’t gotten too much bad press.

    According to Wikipedia:

    “Millennials, also known as Generation Y or Gen Y, are the demographic cohort following Generation X and preceding Generation Z. Researchers and popular media use the early 1980s as starting birth years and the mid-1990s to early 2000s as ending birth years, with the generation typically being defined as people born from 1981 to 1996.[1] Most millennials are the children of baby boomers and early Gen Xers;[2] millennials are often the parents of Generation Alpha.”

    Liked by 1 person

  25. As for those other two that I just mentioned:

    “The Silent Generation is the demographic cohort following the Greatest Generation and preceding the Baby Boomers. The Silent Generation is generally defined as people born from 1928 to 1945.[1] By this definition and U.S. Census data, there were 23 million Silents in the United States as of 2019.[2]

    In the United States, the Great Depression of the 1930s and World War II in the early to mid 1940s caused people to have fewer children and as a result, the generation is comparatively small.[3] It includes most of those who fought during the Korean War. Upon coming of age in the 1950s, they are noted as forming the leadership of the Civil rights movement as well as comprising the “silent majority”[4] and creating the rock and roll music of the 1950s and 1960s.”

    “Generation X (or Gen X for short) is the demographic cohort following the baby boomers and preceding the millennials. Researchers and popular media use the mid-to-late 1960s as starting birth years and the late 1970s to early 1980s as ending birth years, with the generation being generally defined as people born from 1965 to 1980.[1] Harvard University defines Generation X as those people born between 1965 and 1984.[2] By this definition and U.S. Census data, there are 65.2 million Gen Xers[3] in the United States as of 2019.[4] Most members of Generation X are the children of the Silent Generation and early boomers;[5][6] Xers are also often the parents of millennials[5] and Generation Z.”

    Liked by 1 person

  26. I would have bought a lamp and a scratching post to fill up my cart, but nothing they had fit my needs. I got out with another bag of the wrong cat food! I am down to the dregs on a bag and still hunting . . .a true Hunter and Gatherer, and a store Wanderer as I can’t find my way around so good any more with poor vision.

    Liked by 1 person

  27. Target, I believe I went in one once but don’t recall buying anything. Probably twenty or so years ago.

    Cats: our plain cheap food supplemented with mice, voles, gophers, shrews, birds, snakes, weasels, and insects seems to work fine. One cat was diagnosed with an infected paw that would require amputation about ten years ago but still has all four.

    My daughter and son made a cat scratching post out of wood and carpet for Four H about twelve years ago. But since they are outdoor cats, I doubt they use it much. More likely to use the outdoor recliners.

    Liked by 2 people

  28. I have been reluctant to buy the food from Amazon, etc., since I want to support local retail when possible. Like I really wanted to buy my Saucony shoes from DSW until they did the Bait and Switch routine which made me Switch to buying from Amazon.

    Liked by 1 person

  29. Kizzie that all made my brain hurt! Generation Alpha? That’s a new one I had never heard before.
    And I am a “boomer” but have kids ranging from 46 to 28..I was the oldest Mom in carpool to my youngest 😜

    Liked by 2 people

  30. Annie’s original scratching post- ‘condo’ is still hanging in there, worth the money I spent on that so many years ago as she’s never been a furniture scratcher but she still uses the posts (which are now mostly shredded from the top down).

    Got my waterfront walk in, a large Norwegian Cruise Lines ship was heading out to sea guided by a tug while I was walking today. Leg felt a little stiff today, I may have overdone yesterday, so looking forward to checking in and consulting tomorrow again with the PT after a 2-week absence.

    Liked by 2 people

  31. Oh, I walked on the street late today, uphill and down, two laps around. I may be sore from getting off the level driveway track. I saw neither people or dogs except for one man with dog on leash when I first got out there. It was later than usual. So glad to hear of your venturing out, Dj. It makes a great difference to get back to former routines.

    My brother said they have seven dogs to find homes for. All the neighbors are pitching in to feed them, but if anyone feeds them for ten days then they are considered to be the owner. I had no idea of that rule!

    Liked by 1 person

  32. That’s because we X’ers had the Boomers running everything. I cheer the millennials on because they are as big or bigger than the Boomers.
    Of course I have now married two Boomers so there is that.

    Liked by 3 people

  33. wow, I even went to Target today. Only got a couple of very small things. But there was a long line of moms and kids outside. They would go inside with a shopper to get new school clothes, very special.

    I returned the fan and bought two more. Also got a faucet for the kitchen sink. But first I went to a local store and got a stove and a microwave. The plumber needed me to tell him how many btus my stove would take so I had to buy one first.

    I am ready to be done with shopping.

    Liked by 3 people

  34. Nope, I bought one at Land’s End and the other from a market in Cairo, Egypt. Oh and a third I bought somewhere but don’t remember where. Maybe another Land’s End or LLBean.

    Liked by 2 people

  35. I just heard from my dog loving friend who said while walking her aggressive dog on leash that two large dogs rushed upon them and really frightened her, but she managed her dog so there was not a fight. She had to contact the owner to let him know. Is it something in the air or water here?

    Liked by 1 person

  36. It’s suppose to go down in the 40s tonight. I will be shivering cold for the Bilble study Zoom call in the morning since we have not turned on the heat. Miss Bosley is under ther quilt already. And I put on my wool socks!

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.