Yesterday was full of excitement. It contained two rescue missions, two investigations, a beautification (which equals "saving the planet" in my mind) and a magical concoction.
Let me explain.
The morning started with Thing 1 receiving an important call on his Toy Story phone. This one:
Shortly after that, I heard Thing 2 coughing at my feet. I picked him up, did the finger sweep and popped out one of these lovelies that the Red Dog must have carried in on her hide:
If you are wondering that picture is, I will give you a hint:
|No this isn't one of Cher's wigs,|
it's a cottonwood tree. Those
little pods are sticky littler effers.
*Thursday's To-Do List*
- Drink Coffee. (check)
- Shower.(check- I KNOW! Celebration!)
- Mop so that Thing 2 can't find anything to eat off the floors.
- Drink Coffee. (check)
- Write Blog Post. (in progress...)
- Think about exercising. (huh?)
- Feed the herd. (one meal down)
- Watch Netflix movie.
- Return Netflix movie.
After two rescue missions, one would think this superhero had done enough. But no. A superhero's work is never done.
Thing 1 and I had a few mysteries to solve, thus our investigations began. The first one stemmed from his conversation with his trains. He was speaking about the green #6 train known by Percy. He called Percy "she". I said, "Honey, I think Percy is a boy, so you would say he." Thing 1 replied in his high pitched, thoughtful manner, "Well.....Nooooo, I think Percy is a girl." Honestly, I have had wondered about this myself. And if any of you have little boys, I'm sure you have watched episodes of Thomas the Train. I feel like there is a certain androgyny to both Thomas and Percy. Furthermore, I have my suspicions that they are "special friends". I really didn't investigate too far because I didn't really care to see Percy's girdle, high heels and unmarked video collection.
|Love is in the air.|
These two should really be named Pat and Kris.
I think a seed was carried in on one of the rocks. Neither Brock or I know what it is, but it is a survivor, which is crucial for a plant to live in our care, and this is it's third year of growing strong. It was also on the list of shrubs to be moved because it is in an awkward location, but I think we will have to wait until next year now because as I was walking to the mailbox I noticed it had started to flower! Surprise! Pretty! Please help me identify this bush. It is probably 5 foot tall at the highest point.
|What am I?|
|Even my minions can't figure it out.|
|This was all a dirt lot before. I think it is coming along nicely.|
We plan on adding Maroon Breeze (i.e. crusher)
to the bare dirt for a path. I'm excited.
Yes, this is the kind of thing that excites me. Sad.
The final super heroic act of the day was creating a magical concoction (read: new recipe) for Red Beans and Rice. I had clipped one out of a magazine and tried it awhile back with less than stellar results. We were all pleased with the one I made up yesterday. Even Thing 1 gobbled up every bite. Here is proof:
I hope that you all are having a great Thursday. I'm off to don my cape and mop the floors.
Peace, Love and Unicorns,