He parks outside after he delivers our mail ( around noon ) and has his lunch almost every day.
On Monday he pulled up with music blasting - BLASTING - ( I would guess he's in his early 60's )
So what was he listening too?
A French ballad perhaps?
Good mornin' America - how are ya?
Don't you know me I'm your native son
With a perfect French Canadian accent - it was priceless lol - and I've been singing it all week.
Without the accent.
Now you can too.
Has anyone else noticed how many exclamation points are used in Bloglandia ?
I'm over the top with them - sometimes using them in almost every sentence !
What is it with that ?
If we added them all up they'd surpass the population of the planet !
Just food for thought !
Someone should do a survey on it - bet we use them more than anyone else !!!!!!!
Spring clean up has officially begun in the backyard
Our little dining section had John's summer tires stored in there - covered in plastic bags and the remnants of Fall leaves.
I decided to drag all the tires out to the edge of the pool.............partly as a barrier for Soda - and because I wanted to get in there and clean.
Upon depositing the 3rd tire I noticed movement on the top step of the pool.
( I am so mad at myself for not taking a picture - the camera was outside with me )
Now normally I would go BAT $HIT crazy - really I'D go into a state of frenzy over this..................
This time I just did a quick shuffle - soft shoe - side kick - picture Ginger Rogers a little frightened - and called out to John,
Suzan says - JOHN !!! COME QUICK ! BRING THE POOL NET !
John says - I'm not ready to work on the pool - I've got things to do out here first
Suzan says - GRAB THE NET AND GET OVER HERE ! PLEASE.!
John comes over with the net
Suzan says - Get HER !!!
John says - What ? Bash her on the head?
Suzan says - OMG - YOU MONSTER - CAN'T YOU SEE SHE'S PREGNANT? She's ready to pop !
John says - What do you want me to do ? Assist in her delivery ?
She was nervous, I could tell and I was terrified that she'd end up in the pool and drown.
Suzan says - Lift her out with the net !
John says - And than what?
Suzan says - Run down the street and deposit her somewhere safe.
And that's how Mrs. Mouse made it to a safe haven.
So if any of my neighbors read this blog - and thought John was losing his mind - running down the street with a pool net and me jumping up and down screaming Go GO GO !!! ( like a cheerleader ) well now you know.
If she ends up in your yard please be kind.
And what happened then?
Well in Valois they say
That the Grouch's small heart
Grew 3 sizes that day !!!
We watched as she scurried along a path and disappeared.
And I planted a big fat kiss on the grouch's cheek.
I can tell you that's the first time I've ever been moved by a mouse. ( or directed a move of a mouse )
I have a phobia about them - but I'm obviously bigger than my phobia - I am woman - I am strong - I am invincible................
Somehow the true meaning of Spring cleaning came through
And I ?
Well I found the strength of 10 Suzan's.......................plus two.
But I still have a trap in the kitchen - I mean if they're going to have the audacity to actually come in my house - well that's a whole different story.
Still I've come a long way - P.E.T.A. - if you're looking for a model please contact my agent.
The Grackles are back...................I've said all I'm ever going to say about them HERE
I don't know why - but I left my white net curtains hanging outside all winter.................pretty stupid and I can't think of any reason other than I was simply too lazy to take them down.
John says - Why did you cut the curtains like that?
Suzan says - I didn't cut the curtains !!!
John says - Well I didn't - and there's no way they cut themselves.
John says - You probably cut them off for a project and can't remember
Suzan says - I DID NOT CUT THE CURTAINS !!!!!!!!!!!
Suzan says - The squirrels must have done it running across them all winter
John says - C'mon - you think I came over on a banana boat? ( see previous Friday chat for that quote )
Suzan says - Do you seriously think I came out with a pair of scissors and cut half the curtains?
John says - I don't think you did it - I KNOW you did it
My Son had come over to do some work in the den and joined us outside for a minute.
Gordie says - Wow - looks like the squirrels attacked your curtains Mom.............................
GOOD NEWS STORY OF THE WEEK - what an amazing young man !
CEO SLASHES PAY
That's from a salary of 1 million dollars -
Wouldn't it be something if all CEO's of major companies followed suit?
The Walmarts - Banks etc......................who are making a lot more than this young man - followed suit?
A lot of those companies CEO's are making 350 times what the workers are paid............the highest disparity in history.
Something's wrong..................something's terribly wrong with the " system ".
The greed is staggeringly shocking and I think they could learn a thing or two from this young man.
Let's see, we've covered the Squirrels -
All that's left to make an appearance are the Ducks ( last year's run in HERE ) Mr. Ground dog - and the 2 skunks.....................
Ok - I've got to take down those curtains - the squirrels obviously aren't going to finish the job !
Have a wonderful weekend everyone -
Hope the sun shines for most of it!