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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

What Happened to Monday?

What happened to Monday? I woke up and looked at the calendar today and found that it's Tuesday already! 

Monday, Monday, oh yeah.... that was the day I was late to work, it poured down rain from the moment I got to work, and I was late going to lunch, and it was late when I got home from work.

Ahh... some pretty flowers... that helps to restore my peace. This is a picture of blossoms from one of our choke cherry trees. Purty, huh?

Well, today has been a day of fighting computer hardware. So all I can say is I hope the computers are working better at work. 

I know one thing, swing-shift is not a good shift for newlyweds, unless both people are working swing... (sad face) I won't get to see much of my beloved husband this week. Just a little before he has to go to sleep at night and a littler bit before he goes to work in the morning.

Ok, more purty flowers to enhance my calm... This is a white dogwood blossom, for those who don't know what dogwood blossoms look like. Ahhhhh, so purty.

I did do something that I always wanted to do and will be doing, this week-end. (Now, if you understand that sentence, you need more flower pictures! You're in worse shape than I am :))
My sweetheart and I bought some chicks and pheasants to raise. Yes, they will be for eating. We are going to get some more chicks because I want to keep the best egg-layers around for eggs, but the rest will be for... well... you know... the stew pot.

Here is a couple of pictures of them. The chicks are sex-link chickens. And the pheasants are well, pheasants. They both are real cute right now. I am trying to handle the chicks often so they get use to me. I don't want them to bite me when I go to get the eggs, when they're bigger, of course.

They are living in our living-room right for now; until they get a little bigger and have some feathers. We are making a safe place for them outside, so they can be out there and the coyotes won't get them. So we get to hear them chirping and scratching all day and night long. Actually, if I am in the bedroom, I can't hear them.

I never realized how funny they are, until we got them. The chicks will sit in the food dish and scratch the food out of the dish and peck at the dish. They will scratch at the food on the ground and then peck in an empty place. And there is definitely a pecking order taking place among them. It is too funny to watch. Oh, and for those who have never had chickens or chicks in their house... they are messy! I have chicken feed all over the floor by their cage! Silly birds.

The pheasants are pretty funny too. There is one that is so bossy and mean. It will chase the others away from the food and water until it has had enough. Or it will peck at which ever one is in the warmest spot so it can be there. (Have to call them its until their feathers come in and they get bigger because we could have a couple of boys here.)

Subject change.... If you haven't done so, go over to my book review site. I posted a new review over there. It's about a book titled, "Will the World End in 2012." You might find it interesting. 

Some of you may have heard that my husband rolled his quad last week. I just want to reassure you that he and the quad are ok. The quad suffered minor damage. But most importantly, my husband was just bruised a little. It was scary because it happened at night and I couldn't see what was going on, other than his quad was rolling until it landed in the creek. But, he was okay and we got the quad out without any further mishap.

Well, it's time to get ready to go to work. I thought I would leave you with a bit of a devotional today. On of my favorite devotionals is Our Daily Bread. This is part of one of them...

""My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth." (I John 3:18). What we say is significant to a watching world only if it's consistent with what we do. As we tell people about Christ's love, those words will communicate powerfully if surrounded by acts of love and kindness. Actions do speak louder!" - Bill Crowder

As you go about your business today and the rest of the week, let the love of Christ shine forth, love one another so the world will know we are Christ's. Even if we must rebuke a brother or sister, do so in the love of Christ and with all humility. There is so much going on right now, that it's easy to get worked up and indignant. Let us remember to lead by example. Our actions, especially now, will say the most to a lost and dying world.

I will leave you with one last picture and pray blessings over you. The Lord keep you safe until we meet again.


  1. I enjoyed the lovely pictures and the story about your chicks and pheasants. My mother raised some chickens and rabbits at one time. I hope you get to spend more time with your beloved. Isn't God good to give us wonderful husbands.

  2. I truly am blessed with this man I am married to. It had been a rough week for the both of us. But the Lord saw us through it and we ended the week with having dinner with good friends and family last night.

    Have a blessed week Judy, and all of those who are reading this and following me! God bless you all!

  3. Really enjoyed your pictures and commentary. Glad to hear your husband's OK. Very cute little chickies! :-)