Friday, September 25, 2009


The bags are packed, the house-sitter is sitting, and we're going to Bonaire! Woo Hoo!!!! I might post while there, since we'll have wi-fi, but might be having too much fun to blog, we'll see.

If you want to check out where we're going, this is the place:
Buddy Dive Resort

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Ug, salad

So, apparently the little one doesn't like salad anymore. I think I'm going to have to change-up my daily lunch. The milk, walnuts, and whole grain crackers are still yummy... I guess the 'What to Expect' web site is right, protein and whole grains are the key right now. Hope E starts eating more veggies from the farm share!

Monday, September 21, 2009


I'm 5 weeks and 4 days pregnant, and very queasy. It's started, the 'morning' sickness. Except its now 2pm in the afternoon! And yesterday, it was 11:30 am. So far, it's just feeling blech, no actual sickness. Hopefully it'll stay that way for a while, I've got a vacation to go on in 3.5 days!

Friday, September 18, 2009


E forgets things. I like to think its because he's got so many interesting thoughts to think about. And because he's got ADD. Oooh, shiny!!!

Anyway, I got home today to discover that he left the bathroom heater on. It was 80 degrees upstairs, and the smoke detector was beeping from a worn out battery (probably coincidence). Can't wait to see the electric bill this month...

E has been known to leave the bathroom light on all day. Or the cellar light all night. Or the attick light for days until I notice it.

Do I leave notes at the door: "Before you leave the house, make sure all electronics you turned on are now off." Or do I just not leave the house before him in the morning?

I think I need to get him this shirt. Won't solve the problem, but will make both of us laugh!

Just found out...

I'm pregnant!!!!!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Bear-y Cool!

We have a pet Bear! OK, not really, it's just a guest at our sunflower seed restaurant, I mean, bird feeders.

Last night, I wandered into the bathroom, leaving the lights off, and glanced out the window. I saw a very black shadow under the bird feeders. And then the black shadow moved. I realized that that shadow wasn't from a tree, it was the wrong darkness in a night with a bright moon. Then the shadow changed shape, and appeared to be a standing figure reaching up toward the feeders. And that's when I realized that a bear had come to visit.

I got E out of bed and we decided to turn on the spot light, to get a better look. And we did! The young black bear didn't even bat an eyelash. It sat there, eating the seeds, having a wonderful meal. It pulled the feeders over to where it was sitting, bending the 1/2 inch thick iron pole without any problem. It sat and ate, until it had cleaned the feeders out. And then, it got up, and sauntered off into the woods.

And, here's the picture E took of the bear!

Sorry, we'll try for a better one next time. :)

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Earthy Crunchy Moments

In no particular order:
  • E and I went for a light hike in the Squannacook River Wildlife Management area. We saw a garter snake that decided it didn't like E standing between it and the area it could blend into, and it struck (unsuccessfully) at him. We were both fascinated by the snake, and sad that it disappeared so quickly once we moved out of its way.
  • The hornets are eating all of the hummingbird food that I put out. Every once in a while, a female hummingbird tries to come have some, but is pestered by the hornets and leaves after some chittering. Even putting out fresh food in a different feeder hasn't worked. It's the end of the summer, ladies and gentleman! Isn't that what the increase in hornets pestering means to you?
  • I saw a doe and faun walk through the back yard while sitting on the deck. The faun was still very spotted, and looked healthy.
  • The trees that turn colors early have already started. The maple out front is green and red and orange. In a nearby swamp, all of the swamp maples are fully red. Sign 2 that the summer's over!
  • We have a black bear in the neighborhood. Our neighbor, D, saw signs of it a week ago. And we had it visiting our bird feeders one night! I'll blog about that soon...