Oh my, how time flies around here. I can't believe it's been a week since I have posted anything. All of my good intentions went out the window for numerous reasons one being the flu hit this area big time! My kids and grandkids all had it within a space of 4 days and my Mom has had it for three days but now is on the mend. The Hubs and I have managed to escape so far but one never knows when this thing will hit. I just start talking about it and my stomach gets sympathy queasiness!
Big news here in Maine. I hope for all your sakes it didn't get picked up by the Associated Press but they usually have a nose for these things. It seems a student at the college in Farmington wanted to protest something so she chose to protest that women can't walk around bare chested like the men can. Evidently there is no law against public boobage showing so she along with about 20 other women and men paraded down through the sleepy little town causing more excitement then they have had in years. The one picture that they put in the Bangor Daily News was discreet to a point but you could tell that one of the protesters who was probably in her 60's wore a 44 long! Not really what I wanted to see while eating my morning toast!!
Now I know young people want to make a difference and want a cause but good grief there are so many more worthwhile things to fight for then this mess. My friend Renee Ordway writes a column for the BDN and she listed so many things that would be well worth this young womans time like domestic violence, child abuse, and hunger just to name a few. Maybe she just wanted her 15 minutes of fame, I don't know, but I do know she is certainly misguided and things like this come back to bite you in the behiney. You can well imagine how many digital cameras were clicking away and that lots of these gals will find their bare boobage on the Internet for all the world to see. Sad.
We also had big news when a transatlantic flight was diverted to our little airport last week when a passenger made comments that he had a bomb in his laptop and other threatening statements! Thankfully it wasn't true but the young man is in deep trouble and at the moment is at the local hospital being evaluated. We have a lot of overseas flights stop over at Bangor International Airport as it used to be an airforce base and the landing strips are extremely long to accommodate the huge aircraft that was used. We quite often have unruly passengers dumped here that may have had a little to much to drink on their flights. It must add a lot to the cost of their trip having to spend a night in jail here and then rebook another flight to get home. Some people just never learn.
My big news is that the boys are home!!! Yay! Funsize, Miss T and I made two trips to the stable to bring them home one day last week. It seems so good to see them out grazing in the pasture or lounging in the barn under the fans when the blackflies start bothering them. They have been enjoying all of the extra attention that they get here as I am in and out of the barn all day and evening, usually with a carrot or apple in my pocket for them. The new pasture is finished and Dad and I got the gate put on yesterday afternoon. They haven't been in it yet as I rotate my four pastures to keep them from getting overly grazed. Look who comes running when I walk out into the pasture! Poor Kipper still has so much winter hair!
Saturday night Funsize, my sister and I went to see one of my other sisters in the play Anne of Green Gables. It was in an old grange hall type building and the set was done so well. My sister played the part of Rachel Linde the nosy neighbor and we kidded her that it wasn't a stretch for her to play! :o) The young gal that play Anne was just amazing, I can't imagine memorizing all of that dialogue! My sister did a super job and brought the house down several times with her comical flair. Anne of Green Gables is one of my all time favorite stories.
The three sisters, minus one.