First off, in the Category of Weird Eggs:
One of the hens is consistently laying this oblong... extra long shaped egg. Strange.
Some of you may have seen this button far down on the right:
Yes, I'm one of those "Downton Abbey" nuts. I am so glad it's back, and I'll be parked on the couch with Abby this evening, dishes done, watching enthralled. I loved "Call the Midwife", too, and if I had to pick one, it would be the midwife, as I think Chummy is one of the best characters on TV, EVER. For those of you who have already seen the whole series... don't tell us what happens!!!!
This is how I did dinner today, which Keith is eating right now.
I cooked noodles, then used jarred sauce, pre-cooked chicken, frozen vegetables, and then I crumbled Ritz crackers over the top. Popped it in at 300 for 30 minutes, and it was ready. Keith is participating in the Governor's Challenge starting tomorrow... from the governor on down, state employees in Kansas are racing to see who can loose the most. Keith and two of his fellow disaster coordinators are taking part in it for the next two months. Cookie baking is coming to a rapid end here for a while.
This large green pot is extremely lightweight. I got it at WalMart yesterday, it was in a pile with about 20 brown ones. I could not find a price, and asked the clerk to please check the barcode on the label you see. It read "15.00". She then checked two of the brown ones, which read "27.82". I asked her how could that be, and she said she wasn't sure, but maybe the green was discontinued. She told me I could have the green one for 15.00. Lo and behold, I went to the checkout across the store with it and my other things... and it rung up at 15.00. I got home, and when I got it out of the car, I found a sticker down low on the other side from this that said "27.82". Neither the clerk nor I saw it, nor the cashier. I would not have taken it had I seen the sticker on it's side. Now, my question is... should I fess up? (I know I should, but the clerk is the one who told me the price) and the price rang up at the price on the card attached. My other question is....is there truly almost a 100% markup on this item at WalMart???? For gosh sakes.
I'll have a talk with the Customer Service office next time I am in there and see if they would like their pot back. I just don't know if I would pay nearly 30.00 for it.
I took some eggs to a good friend this afternoon, whom I happened to talk to this week after a year or so. She was not home, and I noticed that her son had a full size basketball goal in their drive. There was another about 3/4 size goal laying in the yard. Yesterday, I went to see grandson Jacob play basketball.
Hard to get a picture of Jake streaking down court.
His little brother Jaxton wants to play, too, so I am going to talk to my friend Mary this week and see if she wants to sell the 3/4 size goal, and the two boys can start practicing shooting in their driveway.
These were the last two stragglers into the big henhouse this afternoon, they were watching me and talking to me. They are both so healthy and nice, I wish poor little Helen would have been as healthy. We dosed Rosie with VetRx when she came, and must have gotten her over the respiratory hump.
As I was locking up, I was being watched from just outside the gate:
Keith was listening to the football game in the truck after unloading feed, and Abby loves to sit on her daddy's lap.
A final word here about spam on blogs.
I have read many comments about spam, and know that that is why some bloggers have the dreaded "Word Verification" turned on. This past week, I had three nights of the exact same spam. It was in Arabic, and I finally ran the translator on it. It was a spam message about Iraqi Chat.
I deleted all three, but yes, it made me a little nervous. I have had very little spam. Only one other previous message actually got through onto the comments, without going to the spam folder. I checked my spam folder a few months ago, and Blogger had caught about 16 comments and filed them, but it didn't catch these three. It didn't help me that Keith (former Army officer and Ever Vigilant) reminded me that Al Qaida had communicated through comments on blogs many years ago, either. I noticed spam in the comments on one of my favorite blogs "Tweedles, That's Me", this week, also. I'm not going the route of Word Verification.... yet.