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The Chicks Are Here!

They arrived on Friday, as scheduled.  Two extras were added to our order, one of which died, so we have a total of 17 chicks.

They immediately went to scratch in the feed.

We’re using pine shavings for bedding, but for the first 2 days I put paper towels down so they wouldn’t confuse food with bedding.  When we first put them in the brooder we dipped their beaks in the water to teach them to drink.

A Buff Orpington chick taking a nip from the font.

They’re very well handled birds, as you can see.

My sister holding a sleeping chick.

We got one rooster, a Black Australorp.  His name is Gregory Peck.  As of tomorrow, they’ll be officially one week old.  Feathers are coming in one their wings, and just starting on their tails.  They’re so cute!  More pictures will certainly be posted as they grow.

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A Post For The Desperately Bored

I haven’t been uber-regular about posting, so I figured I should write something.  So like any good American I googled “blog post topics” to see what I could see.

The first result was 20 Ideas for Writing a Blog Post on about.com.  The number 1 suggestion for a post is LISTS.  I haven’t done any lists on this blog so maybe it’s a good idea.  So I searched “blog meme” and found an article about Bonsai Kittens and very nearly got sidetracked.

Googling “trivia lists” just got me “More people are killed annually by donkeys than in airplane crashes.” and “John Lennon’s first girlfriend was named Thelma Pickles.”  (I won’t vouch for the accuracy of those statements.)

Just goes to show you that the computer is not necessarily a time saver.

Anyway, I’m going to do a 10 Random Things About Me List!  Ready?

1.  Cheddar cheese is yummy.

2.  I don’t have a favorite color or book because I can never decide which I like best.

3.  <—Number of dogs we’ve had in my lifetime.

4.  I’m the youngest grandchild in my family.

5.  I used to daydream about getting a poodle named Muffy.  *cringe*  >_<

6.  The Mikado by the Stratford Festival is probably my favorite Gilbert & Sullivan Operetta.  Watch clips here.

7.  Ideas regularly swamp my poor brain.

8.  I’m thinking I should put a picture in this post but can’t think what kind of picture.

9.  Do lists about myself seem narcissistic?  I hate it when most of my sentences start with “I”.

10.  I’m running out of random facts.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this post because time is non-returnable currency!  Sayonara!

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Movie Proposals Gone Awry

Every little girl dreams about being proposed to by the man of her dreams.  What about the man you didn’t want?  Or didn’t think you wanted?  I have many fond memories of watching Little Women (1994) and Anne of Avonlea (1987) with my Mom and sister, so when I found this proposal montage of the two, of course I had to look.  The captions are too funny and spot on!

Final thought:  “…there is no new thing under the sun.”  Ecclesiastes 1:9 KJV

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The Ninth Day ‘Til Christmas

We put up our tree on Tuesday, and it looks beautiful!  I finished my Sister’s present–only three more to go.  Mom’s is 1/4 done, and Dad’s is off to a good start.  Big Brother’s has the least progress, however, that shouldn’t be a problem, I have nine days.  Nine days?!  EEEK!  I will get those presents made, by hook or by crook!  (Actually, I don’t crochet, so a hook is out of the question.)  =)

<><>oo<><> Merry Christmas!  <><>oo<><>

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