Thursday, October 29, 2009 | Twin Cities, MN | Simply Science: Wildlife Rehab Center

Here it is. The place I work was on the news. That is the adorable cormorant that I took care of just last night. Yeah!! K~ Twin Cities, MN Simply Science: Wildlife Rehab Center

Monday, October 26, 2009

too many ideas, not enough brain

I have been working on several ideas this weekend. I have lots of stuff floating in my head.
Right now, I am just brainstorming on how I want to present my material.
I can't seem to write the funny stories the way I can tell of my travels and life.
It just isn't humorous when I put it on paper.
I do find, however, actually using paper and pencil is the way I write the best. As I copy my writing onto the computer, I can see how it flows. That process seems to be working out ok. I make it sound like I have tons and tons of stuff. Truth be told, i have a few pages of story, and a lot of chapter/story titles. I think I know how I want to tell my story.
But it is a lot of work... and well... i am kind of lazy.
My brain is a bit too scattered and i like to sleep a lot.
I have started to work on a character for my ideas.
I have drawn a few sketches of little me. Here it is. K~

Saturday, October 24, 2009

dabbling.... i mean dabbling on my book

While googling for inspiration, these photos just reminded
me of all my rich stories I have to share.
But how to put them all down. K~

Thursday, October 22, 2009

turtle skulls and custard filled donuts

So I was at work last night, doing the turtle room. We have a huge snapping turtle there right now. I was looking at it's back feet and noticing that the foot is as big as the palm of my hand! I tried to get as close as I could to see if what I was seeing was true. It was. They are huge!
Then I was looking at his head. I can get a great view of the top of his head. I kept staring at it. Wondering what I could compare it to so someone could get a realistic size reference. The only thing that came to mind was a large custard filled chocolate donut. This was his skull only, without his beak and neck. I was pretty happy with the comparison, until I realized that it was kind of odd for me to compare one of my favorite donuts to the head of a huge reptile. K~

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Love the Reeses pieces. It's getting me through some stressful parenting.
I just love them!!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

cute and i wish we could cuddle!

Red Bat
Look at this little fella. He is even cuter in real life. This is a red bad. They have football helmet hair. His hair is so soft looking that it looks like baby bird down. I watched it eat and just thought i was going to fall in love. Until.... I looked over my shoulder and saw a little fella like this one.
I mean really, how cute is he. K~

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Curious Green Patch

A curious little sculpture garden downtown Minneapolis. It was so sweet.
I had to take several photos. Of course I like the subject matter. It was such a nice happy little patch in a big cement city!! K~

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Ah the twinkies!

The hillbilly family goes to the dome. We went on the last regular season game at the Dome. I always like to see my very young Twins boyfriend, Joe Mauer. He went to the high school a 1/2 a block away from our house. It was a very good game and we really had a nice time, until the "farewell to the dome" event after. The kids had a very hard time sitting through that. Me however, had a wonderful time seeing my old Twins boyfriend, Rick Aguilera, twins relief pitcher back in the late 80's early 90's. Oh boy!! He is aging well. K~

Thursday, October 08, 2009


Work was good last night. I was kind of everywhere. I really miss D. I was helping out in that ward and got to hold and care for a ovenbird. Look at this cute little guy. I have never seen one of these before.
My latest square. Inspiration piece is by Charley Harper, "Pier group". I liked how it turned out. the details were hard. K~

Friday, October 02, 2009

who was cuter?

So I know that I haven't written lately about my absolutely FAVORITE job!! Love it!! I had a pretty fun filled night on Wednesday. The cormorant that we have is ADORABLE!! He has to wear boots, yes foam pads with tape due to some bumble foot issues. So his cute foot is covered a bit. He actually looked even cuter than normal.
The cutest smallest myotis bat! I think this is one. I googled him. Anyway. I had to show a co worker how to get them to their feeding dish with out touch them with our hand. 2 weeks ago, a little myotis started to crawl up my glove and proceeded to crawl up my arm. It was very tense for a bit, because if the little fella bites one of us, it automatically has to be put down, even though I am rabies vaccinated. But alas, it didn't bite me and it got it off with out incident.

I fed the 2 outdoor pigeons. One look like a lolly pop. Its round little head sat on top of his extremely skinny bald neck. Just had to take a double take on that one.
The crowning glory of Wednesday, was my wonderful contribution to the ACC at the WRC. I was making greens for the 48 ducks I had to take care of. I finished a great lettuce and water smoothie and took the lid off to inspect my master greens making abilities. I needed to push the blender back, so I could pour it out into the bucket. My thumb accidentally hit the ON button and for a split second it was like we were in the exorcist movie for a moment. Green was spewing everywhere. I stood stunned, but was able to turn it off. It was quite a mess! Shocking really, and I don't recommend you try it at home. K~