Good Morning Monday!

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Here in sunny Florida, arrived Saturday night. The Wife and I flew into Miami, rented a van and spent the day shopping. I got an SD card reader and a new cool phone case. The Wife got one million new swimsuits and a lot of other stuff.

Then we drove to Ft Lauderdale and picked up the In Laws, Ma and Pa and Bro and Sis in laws.

We drove down to Key Largo, stopping for a steak on the way, and the arrived at our rented house on a canal. (Pics above, back and front) The plan yesterday was no plan, and except for a grocery excursion, we didn”t leave the house. We hung out by the pool, and not much else.

Today we’re driving down to Key West.

Sorry, I don’t think I’ll be commenting on blogs much this week, :-(

Queens Birthday, and Chicken Troubles

Today, I slept super late late, (6:45) and have a sore back to show for it.

Trooping the Colour It’s a holiday here today, Queens Birthday Holiday. Happy Birthday to the Queen. The picture above is from The Celebration this year.

I think a Queen would be a good idea for the US, keep the government the way it is, but add a Queen (or King) to straighten them when they get out of line. The US Government has gotten way way way out of line. On the other hand, maybe I don’t know what I’m talking about, because Elizabeth is a good Queen, and I don’t know what it would be like with a bad queen.

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This weekend was a good weekend, we had some rain, and some sun. We went to a great party yesterday with lots of good food.

Four of our five chickens attacked the smallest yesterday and she was near death. We separated her from the others and have been giving her water with an eye dropper every hour and she is getting stronger, But we need to find a way to get her to eat. She has barely grown since we got her, while the others are quite a lot bigger. They are getting hard to catch when we let them loose in the yard, but the wild chickens are much bigger, and want to peck them.It’s turning into quite the task, raising these chickens.. We need a coop outside…

Have a good week, Sorry if you’re working today.

Happy Valentines Day!

Remember when you were a kid, and you got a new toy, and you were at school and the toy was at home, and you were excited to go home and play with it? That’s the best way I can describe being married to my wife, it’s like a new toy, Only it doesn’t wear out. Whenever we’re apart, I can’t wait till we both get back to the same place at the same time!

We’ve been together a long time, (more than half a decade), and it just gets better and better.

My SunshineHappy Valentines day to my Sunshine!

Memory Monday – Christmas

pine-coneI remember living in South Carolina, where my sister was born. My Dad and I would take walks, and there were giant pine cones and Spanish Moss in the trees.I remember I found a cardboard arrow sign that said “Hot Dogs” on one side. I tried to write “Hot Dogs” on the other, but did it backwards. I didn’t understand what my parents meant when they said it was backwards, I though it was perfect, and here I was, writing before I could even write! But it was backwards, I drew the letters like the ink had soaked through the paper. I didn’t have the concept of writing in my head.

So one day, me and my Dad were out in the front yard on a warm South Carolina day, and I don’t know what we were doing, but my Dad said “You better be good, tomorrow’s Christmas”

I was completely surprised, I had no idea that Christmas was coming. Plus it was warm. You have to have cold and snow for a long time before you had to start thinking about Christmas. I remember thinking how out of touch I was to be unaware of Christmas the next day, and I remember thinking maybe my Dad was joking.

The next day I got that red bike from the post  couple days ago, with training wheels….

That was just about exactly 48 years ago today…. maybe 49…Damn.

It was kind of weird, celebrating Christmas AND Hanukkah all my life.

Below are my Tuesday NFL Football picks and the results, next weeks game, Redskins VS Dallas, will be the game of the year. I have friends going! C’mon WASHINGTON!!!

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