Doings today?

blythspirit

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Mar 11, 2013
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Beautiful PNW
Hi everyone. I thought I would post what my family was doing today and see if anyone else would share some of their day on here.

I only have Sundays off so they are my most special day...to do what I need to and want to with my friends and family.

Today has been so nice. We got the chicks brooder cleaned and put back together..complete with happy chicks. (we clean everyday but do a sanitize job on all once a week.) Laundry is going..house is tidy (never completely clean but tidy works..I am a neat freak and cannot be satisfied ever about how 'clean things are' but this is nice. Hubby cleaned the greenhouse and did some shopping..We live in the PNW...always well most always rainy..but all the outside chores are done..although I got a new rake and am going out later to work on the hydranga bed..but that is fun stuff. Dinner is in the crockpot..a big pot of white chicken chili. It smells like heaven in my house..made a big tray of deviled eggs and a few batches of cookies..thank you to my sweet little hens for the eggs. My youngest will have friends over tonight so all is set up for that...Husband is getting out the big fountains to set up in the rock garden,,there should be no danger of a deep enough freeze to break them now. There is so much to do...but we love days where we can do it at our own pace...

What doings are you all up to today?

P.S. would some nice soul come and clean up my office for me...it is my achilles heel...can't do it...can't do it...yuck..
 

Chickerdoodle13

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Today I took the day off from work and went to celebrate a friend's birthday at a really good Japanese restaurant. I won't be at this job too much longer before I start vet school, so going to the job is getting more and more difficult! Lol

I also cleaned my chick cage and went for a half hour walk for some exercise. I wish it was warmer, but it was still a really nice day!
 

Kaitie09

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May 28, 2009
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I'm babysitting today before I head to my class. This past weekend was crazy though. On Saturday I clean out the goat/chicken barn plus the second coop, trimmed the goat's hooves, and cleaned the whole house before my family hosted poker night with a few friends. Did not get to bed until 2AM, and woke up with a stomach bug in Sunday.

On Friday I finished my first illustrated children's book and sent it in to the publisher. The first copy should arrive next week. This week is going to be crazy because next week is finials. I have 4 papers to write (15pg, 8pg, 5pg, and 2-3pg) along with a presentation and a meteorology final.
 

blythspirit

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Mar 11, 2013
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Beautiful PNW
Oh my goodness, you both have busy days...and much more exciting stuff to do that I do for sure. thank you for posting and sharing your days.

Good luck on all your homework wow that is a load of work, I don't know how you could find the time to write a childrens book in the middle of all that.
I think it is wonderful Chickerdoodle that you are going to Vet school, I see from you avitar you like or have tropical birds too? We have 3 parrots too, a white eyed conure, an African grey, and a lutino parakeet...we love our feathered friends in this house too.

I just got home from work...started laundry, fed and watered all the pets (again) collected the eggs from our two lovelies..(2 hens 2 eggs yay) unloaded groceries and am about to start dinner. Little one just came in from school..starving of course and I have a ton of yard work to do..Seems the weeds are hiding for a few days....and where there were none a few days ago there must be 20 now...grrr. I don't use sprays so I am always after them so they won't take over...
What's on everyones menu tonight? Or chore list or anything? Hmmm I see no one has volunteered to come over to clean up my office yet...still hoping..
 

Chickerdoodle13

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Yes I do love exotic birds of all types! I'm actually hoping to study avian medicine in school, but haven't decided if I want to go with poultry or tropical birds. I'm sure that choice will be easier with time (maybe)!

I don't have any parrots myself, but I worked at a parrot sanctuary for several years. It was a blast! There's one bird there who I would eventually like to adopt. He is a Moluccan 'too named big bird. Hopefully life will allow it! He is the same age as me and he thinks I am his mate (a bad habit for him i know, but oh so difficult for me to break him of it!)
 

KKs Kandies

In the Brooder
6 Years
Mar 19, 2013
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it all sounds good
my day? well, yesterday...running out of chicken coop/run/cage space so added wire between 2 chicken tractors to form a new pen...trying to save space, money and time and thought i was rather clever, for a moment, then the roo i put in new pen is fighting with his new neighbor. Men! would have thought both roos would have been so enraptured with their new home and harem that all else would be lost to them, but no! jokes on me!: spent time nursing lemon roo's wounds and putting up solid 'wall' between these two gladiators.

on a nice note, went to elderly parents today to entertain dad (alzheimer's patient) so mom could have a few minutes to herself. Found them chattering baby talk to their two new baby bunnies. Traded chicks for bunnies for my granddaughters. Dad saw buns, fell in love, was very excited and adopted them on the spot. Guess it was a good thing the girls were unable to be with us Easter day. My Dad never let on just how fond he is of animals, all kinds, until now. Mom says that the buns have been a huge blessing and are a great success - Dad is no longer fretting over his "lost" keys (I hid them for safety reasons) and his depression has lifted. He has something to 'do' and someone to care for. My 'to-do' list each day is to move their newest addition...a large chicken tractor DH helped me build AND 6 of my best laying hens! Who knew, my Dad's a chicken-.holic and is now also impatiently hovering over an incubator of some of our eggs. Praying there is a great hatch for him.

Looking forward to tomorrow, nothing to do but Everything!
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blythspirit

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Mar 11, 2013
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What lovely posts. Chickerdoodle...I think it would be wonderful if you could adopt your Too that thinks you're his mate...they are such loving birds..troubled most of the time but loving just the same. My African grey thinks I am his mate...I worry that when I pass on he will be so unhappy...I hope to find him someone to love before I go...which I hope is not too soon. lol. That is a problem with birds that live as long as he does. He is a rehome...the people who had him before couldn't take care of him anymore...They came to visit me after I had him for a few months. (I was babysitting their Macaw..anyway the guy went to 'kiss' him. he had always done this before..right as I was warning him not to do that (because I could see the flare in Keiko's pupil) Keiko ripped half is lower lip right off his face, what a bloody horrible mess. I felt so badly...but the guy was not mad, he said he should have known better. Keiko has been my bird ever since.

Kandies, your post brought tears to my eyes. I think it is wonderful that you found a 'key' of your own to help your father find some happiness, and to give your mom some peace. My mother suffers from memory issues and severe depression. About two years ago I brought my mom over to my neighbors who raise poodles. she has never had a dog before and simply fell in love with a tiny teacup poodle. when she held him in her hands she had such joy on her face..I have never seen that look before on her face...she handed him back with tears in her eyes and said he was going to make someone a wonderful puppy...Well there is no way she was NOT going to have that puppy...I had to make payments for several months...but my neighbor saw the same thing I saw..joy and love. That dog Pip...for Pip squeak...has kept my mother alive and 'in this world' as much as can be for the last 2 years. She laughs daily for the love and antics of that little gem of a dog.. I hope your father finds the same happiness with his bunnies and new chickies...thank you for sharing your day.


Ugh I worked most of the day..then I did pet chores, laundry and worked in the garden...We are having wonderful weather today so we didn't want to waste it...We collected 2 eggs for 2 hens today again..yay..
I am working again tomorrow, but I will be home early enough to get some more gardening done...putting fresh lettuce seeds in for the chickies..the love all the new tender leaves..I have a big basket that I salvaged that will make a perfect lettuce basket to grow it in.

thank you again for sharing all your doings
 

nok13

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Dec 8, 2012
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fed the ducks in teh salon, the baby chicks in the corner bedroom/salon area, the thai chickens in the greenhouse, my ladies in their pink coop; got the dogs back inside, got dressed for work, did all the work stuff, ate lunch in the kibbutz dining room with a girlfriend from work, after work, did all the animal stuff again, forgot to buy beer for husband (just remembered as i write this), went in to town to get paint and stuff for redoing porch backyard swing before my parents come from the states (four more days) so they will have somewhere outdoors to sit; remembered that i forgot to order gas balloons again so no stove to cook with, so used rice pot for making thai rice stew;
forgot to go tot he kibbutz laundry (only open once a week in evening, all our sheets and large laundry goes there (during day hours i never have time, so on one hand it saves us time and money, on other hand, its not convenient for us), our work clothes and delicate stuff i do in one of our rebuilt junk washing machines downstairs outdoors by the chicken house)
i sit and write this on the 'net while waiting for hubby to come home from his work as a cook at a fast food asian place in jerusalem, we eat dinner at midnite then i go to sleep, and hubby will sit for at least an hour communing with his chickens outside in teh greenhouse, then come to bed also...
basically that is our life, eat sleep work feed animals eat sleep work. we dont go out much (finances and inclination- too tired/maybe a bit lazy, very country not city oriented, movies on tv--).
son came by now to see some football (whatveer league it is now in europe soccer) that he cant get in his room (young people have their own studio rooms, but no cable tv); duaghter #1 called to chat although she lives four rows of housing away from my house
 

RunningRabbit

Chirping
7 Years
Oct 10, 2012
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Today, I got to sleep in late (was happily moved to the brand new second shift at my job). I also spent all morning spending some awesome quality time with my son (we gave our cats a big bag of catnip and watched the hilarity that ensued), plus, today I start the first two weeks of training before my promotion, benefits and pay raise becomes real. Today, even though I won't be home until 11pm tonight, is going to be a great day. :)
 

KKs Kandies

In the Brooder
6 Years
Mar 19, 2013
40
1
22
texas
this is a great thread...thanks!
I've enjoyed the glimpes of your days/lives, all so interestng.

BlytheSpirit, thank you for your kind words. I'm very sorry to hear of your Mom but so glad she has Pip.

Thanks everyone for sharing.
 

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