Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Getting ready for our family airplane ride

We are taking the kids on an airplane ride for Spring Break.
I am mostly packed and we are gearing up to go. The kids are in bed and Bing is at Grandmas. Snacks are packed and the double check list is made for tomorrow. We are only going to be there for 2 nights and one full day. Coming back on Friday afternoon. We hope to see the Museum of Science and Industry and eat pizza with a friend of mine on Thursday. She and her kids took the train out this morning. K~

Saturday, March 28, 2009

why I love Pandas so much

Whoa....Just take it easy man. Just me and my bamboo here.
(photo from Cute Overload....wish it was from my own zoo files) K~

Thursday, March 26, 2009

A hairy evening at the wrc

1 short tail shrew
1 red squirrel
1 muskrat
2 Virginia Opossum - totally hissed at me! one tried to bite me when I was trying to get his food dish. Luckly I was wearing a heavy leather glove. 2 Eastern Cottontails
5 Grey Squirrels
14 Big brown bats
15 meal worms hand fed with a clamp (like above) and a thick gloved hand.
PER BAT! = about 210 meal worms fed. 400+ meal worms counted, 200+ replaced. Sheesh! It was a long night. I also needed to clean their cage, wipe down their cage, and give them a drink of water with a small syringe.
I was the only one Rabies vaccinated so, it was up to me. I find the power of those little little jaws a bit intimidating. The noise of them chewing a bit eerie, and over all the process to need a bit of patients.
It is rewarding to finish it all up in about 2 1/2 hours.
I have to say. I really enjoy a thankless job. Most of the animals are very crabby at me. They just want to go home. I can understand that.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Happy 10th B-day D !!

Happy birthday D! Yes that is a bomb drawn on the cake by C.

10 already. K~

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Dealing with uncooperative coworkers

So apparently I am needing to hire a more cooperative and not so cuddly coworker. It seems Bing likes to sit on my lap and snuggle right at the time that I am needing to type and use my lap top. Then, today, he decided to "help" me out by blocking my use of the mouse and being able to see the screen. K~

Monday, March 16, 2009

trying to be patient

I have been waiting for the warmth.
I have a little bit of the sun in front of me. I was happy to bring home one of my favorite new plants. I have also planted a new sensitive plant. Hopefully the seeds will take and I will get another one of my favorite plants back. K~

Thursday, March 12, 2009


This is my new book mark. My inspirations piece was an iris. K~

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Make sure to be clear

So S is sitting there playing a recorder in the TV room. I said "S, don't play that here anymore, we can't hear." He toots it again and states that it was an accident. So when he did it again. I said " Do not put that in your mouth again." Moments later he started to play it with his nose. sigh. K~

Friday, March 06, 2009

before and after

Well it's that time of year again. The slow prepping for spring. First the dog. I just LOVE him fuzzy! I was so sad to bring him in on Wednesday. He is just so cuddly and not so slick pig like.
On the other hand, he is so shiny and clean. And not so stinky. K~

Sunday, March 01, 2009

mess sweet mess

So on Saturday, I am home in my mess sweet mess. I said to Rick, "You have to help clean this up." And I swear his retort was " I didn't do it!!" which I responded "well neither did I" I could not believe it!! He actually said that. I guess I was away for a bit too long. We laughed at that for a while. He went to work, and I cleaned up the counter until it shined. Now, I can't see the counter surface. Oh well. K~