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Re: More Lion than Lamb here at March's Back Fence

Hello all - the pigeon took flight (with a small grouping of 8 others) on Sunday morning at 9:30. I cried, but it was a good cry. I picked up a gunked up bird that was facing a corner looking like it didn't have a friend in the world and released a glistening, glimmering, confident bird that flew like an eagle. {#emotions_dlg.wub}

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But none quite like the element of surprise
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What a good deed Bird Mama! Think of the tales he'll have to tell his friends and hopefully his reunited family........that may have been them who'd been waiting for him to get all gussied up and fly ready! Did you happen to see 60 minutes Sunday night? One of the pieces was about a very wealthy Englishman who has a vast amount of land where he raises gorilla's and tiger's and maybe other exotic animals. But he does not believe in zoos and that's what he has so he arranged for a large family of gorilla's to be taken to an area in Africa where he also has a vast amount of land and he left his gorilla family there. And there's more to the story, but I thought you might have seen and I just wondered what you thought of his plan and the end result.

Well, Freddie, I wouldn't dare laugh at your kitty condo. You do what ya gotta do to take care of critters even if said critters don't necessarily belong to you. You should see what Jim did with our porch swing to accommodate our cats. Needless to say it is no longer 'a swanging'Wink

Betty, hope your leather furniture survives your FL vacation. Maybe a kindly neighbor would come over and fan it or open a door or something while you're gone. Never having had leather furniture I had no idea it was that sensitive. The seats in our vehicles are leather, but they're nearly always in the garage so they are not in sunlight and they're always soft and comfortable.

Happy Monday all. Sue

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Happy St Patrick's Day.

Enjoy some cookies with coffee or tea

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Well, we had a exciting weekend.We all had tickets to go see/hear Tommy Emmanuel play guitar. he is known by guitar players as the very best 'picker" in the world. He is such a nice man. we know this because my daughter goes to his guitar camp. he was kind enough to have my daughter go on stage and play a few songs with him. I am so proud of her!!!!! She is all the talk on the internet.... yesterday it. Was75deg. Outside,today it's really cold,but my flowers are poking up through the ground. making corned beef and cabbage today, dint have time yesterday. you all are welcome to help yourselves....
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Epi, how exciting for you to see your Gradaughter on stage. She must be very good Queen, I don't think the leather is that fragile. I just like to make sure it is protected and stays soft. If I was home I would make sure there was air circulating. The sun beats in those top windows I had to have and shining through that glass puts a lot of solar InThere. I have shades that I will lower.
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Well mercy me, The weather people said we could have some rain and of course I did NOT believe them. Shame on me - the bottom just fell out with rain so thick you could not see and of course it was aided by BIG hail. The area out back that I try and keep weed free was solid water within minutes. Thunder galore. Couple of young people I have known for ages was here putting together a windmill for me that I HOPE will get ride of my gophers. Detest those critters, They had to stop in a hurry and get it back into the carport and then go home. Has slowed down considerably but every bit of water will help. While still a bit of water coming down and the thunder is still staying, it is moving up into the mountains where my brother is. Told him he may have sleet or snow at that altitude. LOL.

Gotta run - trying to finish up something to eat. You are soooooo right Betty, that sun will ruin leather. Never understood why ANYONE out here had leather upholstery in their cars - how dumb is that. Even if they have a garage to park it in it is unbelievably hot if you are driving in 100 plus heat - yep, you may have AC but where the bod meets the leather - HOT!!

Now I am gone for sure.

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Well that storm the other day never arrived at my brother's up in the mountains. He had sunshine. LOL. Cannot figure California weather - never have.

Very chilly morning but still suppose to be up in the mid 70s. Temps dropping for a week to come and not suppose to break 80. We shall see. Yesterday was about 80 - very warm outside and the young people did not come back and finish my windmill. Sigh. Can't call and beg since they are doing it out of the goodness of their heart. Bless them. (Still hope they do not forget. {#emotions_dlg.sad})

OK, where is everyone? Would like some company here - I brought some coffee but did not have a thing to use as a go with. Sigh.

Hope all have a great day.

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Hi Freddie - I brought some berry banana oatmeal muffins to go with the coffee

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I have a funny story, kind of. On Wednesday night, I was chatting with my sister on the phone. I started the call late and we didn't intend on talking long but we started reminiscing about learning how to drive (taught by Dad) and other funny things when we were younger. I sleep in my family room (just like sleeping there since DH died) and so the dishes had been done, by flock (birds) had been settled for the night, TV was off and I was pretty much chatting in the dark (well I do have 7 watt nigh lights all over the house).

My kitchen dining area and family are what I think people call an open floor plan? There isn't a traditional doorway and you have one small step into the family room. So I decided to put my phone stylus on the kitchen table and take off my glasses and I step into the kitchen dining area and flip the overhead light on. Out of the corner of my eye, I see a mouse.

The last time we had a mouse in my house was over a decade ago and DH was alive to deal with it. It's funny how fast the human mind works. I immediately told myself to stay calm and not scream so I don't wake the birds, who are sleeping upstairs at this time.

I tell my sister, Oh My God, there is a mouse in my house - how did it get in here? You know when you see one, there's a family and I was rattling questions off.

She tells me, don't panic, you have an attached garage and it probably got in that way.

So I tell her I need to get off the phone. The mouse ran behind the sofa so I flipped on the floor lamp near the one recliner and the table lamp between the sofa and other recliner and by this point, my house is lit up like Yankee Stadium. I open the door from the family room to the back yard, prop open the storm door and turn on the patio light.

I go get a broom, all the time, screaming on the inside and trying not to hyperventilate. I grab a flashlight and shine in behind the sofa and then the mouse runs behind the one recliner and runs along the fire place hearth to hide behind the TV in the other corner.

There I am, it's like 11:30 at night standing with a broom in my left hand, trying to stand my ground so it stays in the family room and doesn't get past me.

I say, little mouse, I know I'm on the wildlife grapevine as being friendly to all critters. That said, those gossiping birds misinformed you - you cannot stay here. You need to go because I have to work tomorrow. So, go on.

I shook the broom just a little and that mouse walked out the door. I called my sister back, told her it was done. I said that I asked the mouse to leave, opened the door and it left.

She said she is going to call me a mouse whisperer. I was bug eyed and awake past 1 am.

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Oh goodness Bird mama, I would have gone insane. Mouse Whisperer is a good tag for you. By the way, thanks for the munchies.

Am not feeling really energetic or much of anything else. Did not do much today but only wanted to sit in the chair or stretch out. Do not hurt or anything, just feel blah. ACtually I hope I get to sleep early tonight but it would be so heavenly to sleep thru the night - just cannot seem to do that much any more.

Hope all have a good evening.

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Oh, my Bird Mama, what a visual! I could just picture you standing there with that broom ordering that little mousie out and him being so obedient........bet he was crying, saying I heard there was a vacancy here{#emotions_dlg.sad}

Freddie, sorry you've got the blah's; that's no good. Hope you're feeling better by now.

Beautiful blue sky, not a cloud to be seen and no wind; what a gorgeous Sunday to attend worship services. Afterwards we decided on Mexican food and I chose Fajitas with my favorite combo of shrimp, beef and chicken and Jim opted for nacho's. Both of us brought home half or more.

Since the weather was so gorgeous I finally got to wear a skirt I'd bought month's ago from the Q. It's supposed to be coral, but trust me, it's orange and my shoes are the same color and I had a floral top which I've also had for month's but never worn due to the weather. I told Jim I felt like a big ole colored Easter egg in this get up{#emotions_dlg.crying}. Will I wear it again? Not likely.{#emotions_dlg.blushing}

Epi, what fun to listen to this famous picker and to him and your daughter. I enjoyed the video you e mailed me some time ago though I've forgotten if it was the same individual. It's funny that I'm typing this at the same tim that I'm listening to a recording of Sunday Morning about a banjo picker by the name of Abigal Washburn.........nice background music.

Thanks for the banana oatmeal muffins. We often have banana nut muffins for breakfast with Mandarin oranges; I'll leave some at the fence for all.

Happy Sunday Evening All. Sue