Wednesday, February 22, 2006

I guess I need more practice.

Zach came home from school today with that nasty old cough again. I doctored on him the entire long weekend but I guess some of those nasty germs lingered and took another hold on him. I reckon he'll be going to see the old Doc tomorrow for some stronger fire power. Jami called and said Abbie and Meri Kate are sick as well so if she takes them to the doc I'll let her take Zach too.

This Nanaw is just full blown worn out. I'm behind on the housework that I never actually get caught up with to begin with, and the bookwork that people expect me to do promptly just because they pay me to, and it's time to pay bills again (where the hell did February go?). I'm ready for some sho'nuff Spring weather, not just those teasing tropical breezes that we've had off and on all winter. I sure hope March doesn't turn out to be a tease.

I've been making plans to get ready for the hummingbirds to make an appearance here in late March or early April. I've found out how to make the nectar and have been studying up on how to make feeders. Might be a good idea to buy a feeder too, just in case my lack of creativity gets in the way. I'm gonna get some photos of those "fast as greased lightning" little dudes this year or else! (else what, I don't know).

I'm also still trying to capture a better shot of the Big Bird that resides down the road here. He may be getting used to seeing me in my black truck cause he doesn't fly away as fast or as far when he sees me coming now. I've thought about leaving treats for him at his favorite spot on the ditch but I'm not sure what he'd be liking and I'm not particularly gung-ho about catching frogs and other ditch critters that might possibly go to waste. I think he needs a name but the only ones I've thought of so far are Gomer or Opie and those just don't seem to be original enough for this fella. I'm open to suggestions here if you'd be so inclined. No buzzard or crow names, please.

7 comments:

Brent said...

Oooo, we have Herons here, too. I think I spelled that right. They are so beautiful!

You left a message at Mark's site about Stephen King's newest novel and how good it is. I'm an a big fan of his. Are you talking about "Cellular"?

cultureshock said...

"General," maybe? For General Douglas MacArthur, a native Arkansan to whom Big Bird bears a strong resemblance.

David said...

Four parts water to 1 cup sugar and red food coloring..........

We are already seeing the birds return - our back yard is full under the feeder. Messy, noisy things - not my idea to attract them.

Virginia Gal said...

How about Fuzzy, Ebenezer, or Squidwart?

Special K said...

How about Ichabod? (Yes I know that's not a crane, but I still loves me some punning.)

Sally said...

My first thought "Longnecker". When Zach gets better, have him catch you some frogs. And, I hope all the kids get well soon.

Joan said...

THAT special K!! She took my name! Criminy. I was just going to say Icbabod &^%&&$#

Call him Icky for short...or let's call SK that...>>>>>>>>>>I'm outta here:)