Wednesday, June 4, 2008

I think I am going to build an ark.

Yes, I really think I should start building an ark. This rain is not stopping but I'm not complaining, we need it. I would like to get my plants into the ground before the summer is over though and I'm not going to do it in the pouring rain so I guess they will wait for another day.

The horses are mad as I put them out at 6 am and then put then back in at 9 am as it was raining and rather cold and blustery and I didn't want them to be cold. They would rather be out but I'm the Mom and they have to do what I think is best. It's like telling your child to wear a sweater as you THINK they are cold but they aren't really. Hopefully it will let up enough so that they can go out again later today for a little while.

We always put them in at night. It's just not safe here with all the coyotes, bear and bobcats around to leave them out. Some people do but we are right on the edge of the woods and see these critters around and don't want to take a chance. I like knowing that they are all snug in their stalls with their hay to munch on during the night.

This meme is going around right now and it's a fun one. If you like to do meme's give it a whirl!

The Unnamed Meme

In your entire life, have you ever gone on a blind date? no

skipped school? no

watched someone die? yes, I was with my MIL when she died.

been to Canada? yes

been to Mexico? yes

been to Florida? yes

been on a plane? yes

been lost? no

been on the opposite side of the country? yes

gone to Washington, DC? yes

swam in the ocean? yes and it's COLD here!

had your booze taken away by the cops? no, don't drink, never have

lettered in a high school sport? yes, basketball

cried yourself to sleep? no

played cops and robbers? yes

played dolls? yes

recently colored with crayons? yes with the grand kids

sang Karaoke? no

paid for a meal with coins only? no

done something you told yourself you wouldn't? yes, I just ate that second ice cream.

cheated on an exam? no

made prank phone calls? yes as a kid we would do that

caught a snowflake on your tongue? yes, many times

danced in the rain? no

written a letter to Santa Claus? yes

been kissed under the mistletoe? yes

watched the sunrise with someone you care about? yes, sunrise service on Easter

been arrested? no

blown bubbles? yes

gone ice-skating. yes, many times as a youngster

been skinny dipping outdoors? yes, now that's a scary thought!

had a nickname? yes, Weezie

been to Africa? no

eaten cookies for dinner? no

been on TV? no

stolen any traffic signs? no

been in a car accident? no

What is your mother's name? Ginny

favorite drink? Diet Coke

alcohol? Don't drink

birthplace? Maine

favorite vacation spot? Disney World

favorite salad dressing? Ranch

favorite pie? chocolate peanut butter

favorite number? don't have one

favorite movie? What About Bob

favorite holiday? Christmas

favorite food? lobster stew
favorite day of the week? Monday

favorite toothpaste? Ultra Bright

favorite smell? freshly cut grass

Do you have any tattoos? no

body piercings? two holes in each ear

Do you drive a 2-door or 4-door vehicle? 4 door

What do you do to relax? read, ride my horses, watch figure skating on television, blog

Noodles and Munchkin love to play together, especially on a rainy day when it's too yucky to be outside. They may look rather vicious but they are really just having fun with each other. I'm so glad that I got two together so that they can play and keep each other company. They are brother and sister.

Mom and I went out and did some shopping the other day. It was one of those days when we hit it just right and found numerous things. I got three pair of sandals for summer, she got two dresses and I got some new tops and one skirt. Don't you just love a good shopping trip?!!!
Now it is Thursday and I still haven't finished this. Went out this morning to the nursery and got some bedding plants. They had a HUGE selection and I just didn't know where to begin. Mom and I got three planters done but the black flies got bad and I didn't want to put on any bug spray as we are going to T's ice cream social at her school tonight and I didn't want to stink! Will do more tomorrow when I don't have anywhere to go.

The sun is finally out and it is beautiful with big puffy clouds in the sky. It is so beautiful here in the summertime, I just love Maine. The only complaint I have is the black fly problem during the month of June. M.I.S.E.R.A.B.L.E.! Thank goodness for bug spray or we would never get outside to do things. They are usually gone by the end of the month.

Noodles thinks he is a dog. He goes walking with Dad and me every morning and evening. He has discovered that he likes to be carried part of the way so last night I was riding Buddy and asked Hubby to put him up with me to see if he would ride. He LOVED it! He rode the whole way, sometimes tucking his head in and catching a cat nap! We will take some pictures next time out. That cat has more personality in one paw then most cats have in their whole body! The other two at the top of the personality list would be Marvin and Vincent! heehee!


Dawn said...

It's now raining cats and dogs here - very unusual for this rather arid state.

Thanks for doing the meme - it was fun to read about everyone.

I can't wait to see the picture of the kitty on the horse! Too cute.

Callie said...

Wow, that's long interesting meme.We're getting the rain and storms today and all weekend!

Susie said...

Loved reading your meme and learning a bit more about you. I smiled at your nickname as your first name is the same as my daughter's middle name. Someone very dear used to call her "Weezie" but she didn't care for it at all..
A horseback riding cat!! I'm so eager to see a picture of that. Vincent will be so jealous!!
love you

Linds said...

We have had 2 weeks of rain here too, and I can't tell you how happy I am to see the sun again! And tomorrow is Friday. My favourite day of the week by far.

Tonya said...

Don't let my horses know how good your horses have it or they might want to run away! Ours can always get in their stalls but sometimes it can be pouring rain and they still won't be in them????

A horseback riding cat is too funny! Please take pics on the next ride!!!

The flies are awful here too. We use fly predators and other fly traps but they are still awful. We also have what my farrier calls "no-see-ums" and they are awful too!!! Lib was riding last night and I had two black gnat type things end up in my eyes - YUCK!!!

Donna said...

Wow, you have led a blessed existence if you've never cried yourself to sleep!

We're getting plenty of rain here also... just enough that Cliff can't mow hay.

dcrmom said...

I just love reading your posts. Got nothing much to say, but I do miss my Maine! Can't wait for August!!

Nancy said...

We southerners will trade you some heat for some rain! It was in the high 90's today, same for tomorrow, then 100 on both Saturday and Sunday and then 101 on Monday. High 90's for the rest of the week. And this is just June!

Can't wait to see your cat riding with you! They love heights and guess that proves it, huh? That's amazing! Loved the pics of them playing! Mine do that and leave hair tufts all over! LOL My vacuum cleaner sits out all the time!

On my blog the other day, you asked what my cats' names were, so here goes...


Daphy and Cleo
Tinkerbelle and Bootsie
Precious and Punkin
Oreo and Cupcake
Dumplin' and Muffin
Cookie and Sweetie Pie
Miss Dolly and Bobbi-tail
Calico and Mama
Roxy and Foxy


Dudley and Butch
Oliver and Rambo
Toby and Teddy Bear
Banjo and Big Boy
Rocky and Magic
Smokey and Sparky
Sunshine and Tommy Boy

I plan to post pics of all of them whenever I get the time.


Tabby and Moses
Puss and Boots
Tuffy and Duffy
Li'l Lady and Dixie
Baby Doll and Dusty
Simon and Spooky
Morris amd Buckwheat

Send some of that rain down our way, please!


palmtreefanatic said...

Those cats look adorable!

wow so much rain there!

Nap Warden said...

Love the kitty pictures!

crackerjacksMO said...

too funny! having a cat ride horseback with you!

we've had some bad storms here this week, lots of rain, wind and tornadic activity.

i keep seeing the mention of black flies. are they just black flies or BIG black flys or monster biting black flies??? =)

Mrs Mom said...

I'm with Nancy- you can send that rain south anytime. The lawn is crunching underfoot- again. I have a pic of the thermomiter from yesterday that I hope to post today.... I about choked when I saw the temp in the sun... Course, on the lake side porch, under the wisteria arbor it still said 98*... *sigh*

Cant wait to see the pic of the kitty riding with you!!!

Sharon said...

I am with you on the ARK building.
We got a day off and the sun came out
We are going to have more storms they say all the way through next week.
Wish we could send it south, it sounds like they need it. 6" in one day is way to much.
Have a great weekend. This was a great post.

Needled Mom said...

Loved the meme! It is so much fun to read all of them. What we can all learn about one another!!!!!!

I hear that more rain is on the way for you guys. Now, if you build that ark, you know that you can only take two of everything. Who gets left behind of the horses?

I can't wait to see photos of the kitty riding with you.

Hope that you get some planting in this weekend. Have a good one.

Alice Grace said...

Loved the meme! I also loved seeing your cats. I could just get down in the floor with them and play! I miss having a cat. Great pictures!

Linda said...

I love it when people do meme's. You get to know them!