DairyKing's Journal, 24 May 2013

Before I leave for home this evening, I decide to stop at the local home improvement store and pick up a relatively inexpensive bird bath. So I get one made of glass painted up like a sunflower with a metal stand. Then I notice that they have some pretty healthy trees there. I pick out one that looks pretty good, and as I'm walking back in toward the outdoor register, a little old lady all bent over says, "What ya got there." I say, "I've got a white dogwood. No, wait a minute, I've got a white pear." She says, "They're pretty but they snap off in the wind, same as the dogwoods. Where ya gonna put it - somewhere sheltered I hope." I say, "Well, no, out in the middle of the yard." She says, "See that beautiful magnolia with the lavendar looking flowers - a rugged tree, beautiful, flowers snap off pretty fast, but foliage is a shiny beautiful green." So, I buy a Jane Magnolia tree.
As soon as I'm done eating, I go out and plant it. I'm about to do some weed eating when the dogs find a hole in the fence and get out. Me, thinking that they got out between the gates, straightens the gates, and before I can walk back to the garage, I see them get out through a hole in the fence. This time they are gone with the wind. I walk a few blocks hollering for them with no luck. Now I have to go get DW's van, because it's much easier to load them up with the sliding doors than it is for me to get them up in the truck - assuming I find them. I'm cruising for a good hour before I finally see them in hot pursuit of a rabbit running for dear life. I finally get them to jump in the van and get them home. Now, it's too dark to do the weedeating or fill all the bird feeders.

With my outdoor plans thwarted, I decide now is the time to replace the mirror in DW's vanity that she broke. I get one of the screws out and the pointy end of one of the shards finds a home right in the end of my thumb like something out of an exhorcist movie. It's bleeding like a stuck pig, as I attempt to fasten the new mirror with a kleenex wrapped like a turbin around my thumb. Then the hinges don't want to allow me to open and close the vanity lid, and I'm thinking, "This is the night from hell." I finally get that fixed, and decide that I'm not doing another thing tonight.

Fail. I get the red velvet cake ice cream out and eat about 3 helpings. It may not have done me any good, but it didn't make me bleed, or run around the neighborhood yelling for Mack and Patrick, and looking like an idiot. Hopefully, tomorrow will be better. But it is supposed to rain. Oh well, sometimes life sucks; but the althernative is even worse. Toodles!

Diet Calendar Entries for 24 May 2013:
2212 kcal Fat: 105.45g | Prot: 83.87g | Carb: 239.60g.   Breakfast: Market Pantry Non Dairy Creamer, Coffee (Brewed From Grounds), Ocean Spray Light Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice, Honey Nut Cheerios, Milk (2% Lowfat with Added Vitamin A). Lunch: Whole Wheat Spaghetti (Fat Not Added in Cooking), Homemade-Style Spaghetti Sauce with Beef or Meat, Coca-Cola Diet Coke (Can). Dinner: Trader Joe's Boneless Beef New York Strip Steak, Potatoes (Flesh Without Skin, with Salt, Boiled), Countryside Creamery Tastes Like Butter!, Brussels Sprouts, Coca-Cola Diet Coke (Can). Snacks/Other: Quaker Rice Cakes - Caramel Corn, Coffee (Brewed From Grounds), Market Pantry Non Dairy Creamer, Benton's Fig Bars, Ben & Jerry's Red Velvet Cake Ice Cream. more...
2597 kcal Activities & Exercise: Resting - 19 hours, Sleeping - 5 hours. more...
on diet DairyKing's own diet  

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LOL... What a night you had. We have a dark pink magnolia (magnolia soulangeana). It's beautiful when it flowers, but unfortunately the flowers are very short lived. It bloomed a couple of weeks ago, and then the wind came, so the flowers ended up on the ground, decorating the front lawn!!! The lady was right, when she says about the leaves :-). On the plus side about the rain - it will fill up the bird bath (which sounds very pretty). I am sure you will have happy times watching the birds splash about in the water.... I love to watch them splashing about in our pond - so sweet. They seem to come at certain times.... Early morning, just before lunch and mid afternoon. They also come 'all at once'. I guess it's safety in numbers. Some of them absolutely soak themselves, so they can hardly fly of with the weight of water over them. We always know when the wood pigeons have been having a bath... They leave an oil slick in the pond :-D 
25 May 13 by member: Sk1nnyfuture
LOL DKing..some days are like that...yes they are...You sure had a time and it really plays on the nerves..some days I have only one nerve left to deal with things...thats when DH tries his best to break that one...LOL..HOpe you enjoy that bird bath...I know you will be mending that fence today...:O) 
25 May 13 by member: BHA
Can anyone say "electric fence?" It's back up; I hate to do it, but they seem to know when it's hot, without even coming near it. $25.00 for wire, $10.00 worth of stakes, $29.00 for the fence charger, knowing that I'm not going to have to run all over the town rounding them up, or worrying about them getting hit by a car - Priceless! 
25 May 13 by member: DairyKing
Sk1nny, I think these Jane Magnolias are going to be very similar to what we call "tulip trees" here. They are probably the most beautiful trees when they bloom in the spring, but the first rain knocks all the flowers off and they are just about bare. I'm hoping that these magnolias are still decent looking trees when all there is left is foliage.  
25 May 13 by member: DairyKing
Yikes, that's quite the adventure!! Be sure to take some good pics of the tree when you get the flowers blooming! :) 
27 May 13 by member: erika2633

     
 

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