ARE YOU READY!!!?????? POPCORN READY?????
DO YOU HAVE ENOUGH CHOCOLATE?????
HERE ARE YOUR INSTRUCTIONS…..
Because we have such a HUGE population involved in this, and so many different time zones involved…
we will have to be creative…..
TOMORROW….at 7 p.m…MY TIME….I will post the video..I’m on Eastern time here in the U.S.
Those of you who can arrange to be watching….BE READY!!
Those of you who will be in the “land of dreams”,, view it as soon as you can….
It would be fantastic if you could post a picture of yourselves..or in the interest of privacy…
post a picture of your comfy chair…your fabulous snacks and goodies,,and maybe even your monitor
with the video on the screen… If you are able to do this…send me a link back to your post and
I will guide all of our world-wide friends to view your post and admire your ingenuity!
For those of you brave enough to post a picture of yourself or your pets, black-tie is suggested.
Ladies…..I WANT TO SEE “BLING”..or in other words…Tiaras, Diamond Bracelets, or your
favorite slippers propped up in front of your monitor…
BE CREATIVE!! SHOW THE WORLD THAT I HAVE THE BEST, MOST FABULOUS FOLLOWERS IN THE WORLD..
I WILL JUDGE ALL ENTREES…A WINNER FOR THE MOST IMPRESSIVE POST WILL BE AWARDED A SIGNED AND
AUTOGRAPHED PICTURE OF BALDY. THERE MAY EVEN BE A SURPRISE GIFT INCLUDED..
SO……..GET GOING, GET READY, GET …CRAZY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
And now a message from our sponsor….
Deep breaths…deep breaths…..I just did it…made the call,
arranged to start..Received the appropriate emails…”Bob” is born.
I started the process of getting my book about Bob underway. WHERE IS
THE CHOCOLATE WHEN YOU NEED IT?????
I’m so excited to have finally started, I have orders for the book
and it’s not even in print yet..Three retailers are asking for it !?!
Oooooooooooohh..(I’m a little excited). So here’s my lovely BOB..
little does he know..he’s about to be a teeny tiny bit famous..in
a teeny tiny part of the world.
So here’s the thing……………..about the squirrel..There IS a bald-headed squirrel.
The problem is, he’s just too fast for me, for Peanut Butter and for Jelly.
SO……………………………on the advice of Council (you know who you are Sonel),
I’ve decided to come clean about the squirrels appearing in the Squirrel-O-Mentary.
A while back, but AFTER, I had already discovered the bald-headed squirrel and Nia
had knitted and sent the hats, something occurred.
Quite a few people here in my little world, knew about my plans for Baldy…Someone let
me know that they had “taxidermy” squirrels that they were going to get rid of.
I couldn’t stand the thought that these little squirrels were going to be gotten rid of.
They were possibly going to end up in the trash and there was NO WAY, I wanted that to
SO………………………….I gave them a home….They are my “Rescue” squirrels.
It took awhile for me to get over my aversion to their “condition”, but now I feel very
fond of them..they have their own little cabinet that they live in.
I told my husband that they were not going to have died in vain..actually, I stood right in
front of both he and my daughter and told one of the squirrels that they were going to have “long” lives.
I told it that it was going to have a long life making people happy. It sounds weird, I know,
but as a child I couldn’t go to sleep unless all of my dolls were covered up under their
little blankets. The blankets couldn’t cover their noses, because then they wouldn’t be
able to “breathe”. So now you know THAT about me.
SO………………………….that’s the story…I’m going to sit here and hold my
breath..waiting to see if you all hate me because of this deception….I almost died from lack of oxygen waiting
to hear back from “council”, hoping she would still speak to me. Not her fault, she didn’t
know I was holding my breath.
I’m glad I told you…I feel a little better now…..BUT….can the story continue?
P.S. Poor Jelly,,he came home for the Easter weekend..I had put a note on the cabinet
warning everyone NOT to open the cabinet if they didn’t want to freak-out..I also
wrote squirrel on the note..well, while I was out to dinner the note fell off the cabinet,
Jelly opened it and nearly had a heart attack…TWO squirrels were looking out at
him…because I feed the wildlife, and we actually HAD a little squirrel get in the
house once he thought they were real…poor Jelly..I felt kind of bad.
Well,,,I thought with the “crowning” of the little bald-headed squirrel, we had finished our
Squirrel-O-Mentary. Well I thought WRONG!! As I was casually strolling by my window
into the woods today, I was SHOCKED!, yes SHOCKED! by what I saw take place!!!!!!
Apparently there is a KING OF THE SQUIRRELS!! Gasp!!
He had picked himself a lovely tulip,,and was preparing to pluck the petals, playing the
“she loves me, she loves me not” game. I ran to get a better shot with my camera
which had somehow mysteriously appeared in my hands…THE KING! THE KING! I shouted,,the dog
cared not. By the time I reached a better vantage point, HE WAS GONE! But in his place
was A MONKEY!!! WEARING ONE OF NIA’S HATS!! Well I was SHOCKED! SHOCKED! I tell you!
(I must apologize to “the Good Greatsby”, he had a post where he was “SHOCKED” about
EVERYTHING!!,,and I loved it!)
HOW did he get one of the hats? Had the dog let him in when I wasn’t looking? It doesn’t
matter…I was SHOCKED! I later learned his name is Philippe..he is originally from France,
but was swept up by a large albatross, carried ACROSS THE WORLD..and dropped into our
woods…I must find a banana.
As I stared at him in amazement, an ASTONISHING thing happened!! Baldy charged from the
woods and tried to wrestle the hat off of Philippe’s head! You CAN NOT imagine the fear
that I felt for Baldy, and also for Philippe, as he was starting to grow on me.
After a short while the screaming stopped,,(mine, not theirs) and Baldy seemed to be trying to
reason quietly with Phillipe.
I turned away briefly to stuff a sock in my mouth,,,(I felt another scream coming on)
and when I turned back…THEY WERE GONE!! Well! You can imagine my panic, my fear,
my hunger…I’m out of chocolate…I raced from one end of the house to the other..and then
it hit me…..OH NO!!!! NOT THE ROAD!!! PLEASE!!! NOT THE ROAD!! you know
how squirrels are about a road..for those of you not familiar, let’s just say
they seem to get a strange joy out of tempting fate,,they like to see who
is faster….them or the poor unsuspecting nitwit driving madly down the road.
I RAN to the road…with my camera…AND THERE THEY WERE!! My heart was in my throat,
I could barely manage to gather my thoughts together enough to take a picture..but of
course I did…They told me they were off to get ice cream… a banana split to be exact..
with extra peanuts!
And just like that…they drove away!
As they say…ALL’S WELL, THAT ENDS WELL… OR SO I THOUGHT!!!
An hour later I notice a great uproar in the woods, and saw our magnolia bush violently shaking!!
I crept outside for a closer look,, AND I COULDN’T BELIEVE MY EYES!!
The squirrel king had reappeared..and he was NOT HAPPY.
He had seen the fighting over the hat and he thought that Baldy
and Philippe had both been acting immaturely. He felt they
had been an embarrassment to the animal kingdom…but MOST IMPORTANTLY..
they had not brought him back any ice cream..
I don’t know WHAT occurred in that magnolia bush..but I would guess
that Philippe might need more than ice cream to patch up THIS
I must stop with this post now..I am TRAUMATIZED!!! It is all too much for me..pardon me..
DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY CHOCOLATE ????? IT’S AN EMERGENCY !!!!!
(Till we meet again,heehee)
Well, now that the squirrel has been crowned, (and I don’t think we’ve seen the last of him), I’d like
to share something with you.
I’ve LOVED photography for many years now. When I pick up the camera and see the world
through that lens, well, there is just nothing like it. I always say it “fills me up”. It’s
like I put in the last little puzzle piece, and I am complete. I am totally who I’m supposed
to be. I am so grateful that my husband “gifted” me with my first camera and encouraged me
every step of the way.
A few days ago I received an email that had me running through the house with excitement, waking
my husband up and disturbing the “marsh-mellow roast” that was taking place out back. Jelly and
his cousin were apparently playing baseball with the roasted “tasty-items”. I was not being negligent,
he’s 26 for goodness sake, who would have thought he’d be doing that..don’t worry the woods are
still standing, no fires.
Back to my special moment that I hope you don’t mind my sharing with you. One of my dreams, right in
between being published by National Geographic, and actually going on a photo expedition with them..
was to be published by the National Wildlife Federation. They do such excellent work.
Amazing all that they do for the protection and conservation of wildlife. Well here it is….
they published one of my photos!!!! Thought I would cry,,then wondered if
I’d be sick…..over-whelmed. So I hope you don’t mind if I share my happiness with you….
It just goes to show, you never know what could happen next, and sometimes, dreams do come true.
I’m going to put the link here and on the sidebar, so that I can stare at it whenever I want…
my little treasure. OH….Scroll down to picture number 8….
FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Please forgive me..heehee
Now Colline,,just hang in there,,,the other event will happen soon, so keep checking that
BUT FIRST!! I want to thank hotrodcowgirl for awarding me the
Awesome Blog Content award! Very exciting! I was lucky enough to receive this award once before,
and I get so tickled with these awards..that, yes…I am accepting it again!
Thank you hotrodcowgirl! Wonderful images and info about life in the west..awesome! http://hotrodcowgirl.wordpress.com
Now I’m going to bend the rules a bit because I already over, or under whelmed you with my
ABC’s before…so I’m just going to do a few of the letters of the alphabet…(for the people
I nominate, you must use all letters of the alphabet to let your followers know a little more
about you…or in anyway you choose actually.
Here are my letters,,they are recent favorites.
J. Jelly…the name of the squirrel “Expert” who spent a few hours with us trying to lure
the little bald-headed squirrel, a.k.a., “baldy” out of the woods…poor jelly
spent all of Easter sneezing his little brains out…He apparently is allergic
to the tree he climbed…please refer to previous post with video.
P. Peanut Butter…twin sister to the squirrel “Expert”. Did an awesome job of hunting the squirrel
attired in the latest peanut “couture”. Peanut hats and vests are selling
like crazy. She is recovering from having to lift the squirrel “Expert” into
the tree…she strained her “laughin’ her rear off” mechanism in her tiny
little throat, but is expected to make a full recovery..
S. Squirrel…Who knew one little bald squirrel would change my life and entertain so many friends,
and UNITE THE WORLD!!
O.K. I’m going to add one more letter…
E. Exaggerate….In case you hadn’t notice..I tend to be just a little over-enthusiastic from time to
time..and my love for(……’s) is legendary and maddening to my daughter. Trust me
I know when it’s appropriate to knock it off…My little book about the three-legged deer
is a model of restraint. Well, there are a FEW (…..’s) in it.
AND NOW I PASS THIS AWARD ALONG….
Now you all just need to go check out this gal and watch her grow…her name is Bjorg and she is
here from Iceland…pursuing her vocal career…play her audio, it’s fabulous! So for the sheer AWESOMENESS
of her bravery in coming all this way and doing the blog to keep her “granny” updated..I want to give her
AND MY NEXT NOMINEE….The one and only Cindy Taylor, with her wonderful blog http://photosfromthelooneybin.wordpress.com
Can’t resist her….with a name for a blog like that, how could I?
MY LAST NOMINEE…The wonderful, marvelous Alex Autin. She has a great blog, she calls
it ….things I love!, she leads you to all sorts of cool blogs that she’s enjoyed and I love IT!
Also I noticed she gave me a big “nod” in her latest blog, so I love it even MORE!
Don’t get me wrong, I’d love it even if she HADN’T mentioned me..:)
ANOTHER AWARD!! The “JUST KIDDING AWARD”
Colline you shouldn’t have…but I love it!
Colline nominated me for this award due to “the antics you are getting up to in your squirrel quest”.
The award is given to thank those who bring a smile and a chuckle into our lives; or appreciate humor and
brighten our day with their posts.
To receive this award you need to have a good sense of humor, and appreciate others who like to have a
chuckle or laugh with you. There are no rules: it’s just fun, fun, fun!
As many blogger friends can be chosen as you want, or none at all.
I present this award to Lorna’s Voice. You need to go visit,,she is hilarious. Go to
http://lornasvoice.wordpress.com I want to be
her when I grow up!
I also wish to present this award to The Good Greatsby..Half of the time I am so intrigued by the titles to his blog
that I HAVE TO FIND OUT WHAT’S GOING ON!! I mean “how do you get karo syrup out of a ukulele?” How can one resist?
Visit the man!! http://thegoodgreatsby.wordpress.com
All right, there you go!! Have a fabulous day! Have fun, and remember,,when the big moment arrives..and that is NEXT!
Arrange your fabulousness in a comfy chair,,or even a tree stump if you’re caring a laptop through the woods..grab
the snacks, and a few tissues,,,just like a royal wedding,,you’ll cry, (you know you will). Can you feel the world
shifting on it’s axis? Together we will experience a magic moment!!
Now get outta here.
THROW YOURSELF IN YOUR COMFY CHAIR AND PUT ON YOUR SEATBELTS!!!!
Can you feel it????? Do you hear it in the whisper of the wind? I’m surprised
that you can’t, I’ve been out in my backyard bellowing for the little bald-headed
squirrel everyday..can’t understand why he hasn’t shown up…BUT NEW DEVELOPMENTS!
TODAY …… I have brought in an EXPERT !!!!!!!
He should arrive in just a few short hours and I KNOW that we will soon have our
CORONATION!! Everything is READY!! Next week,,and I’m talking EARLY next week,
get your chairs ready again….be ready to set the phones to vibrate…call your
friends and neighbors and have pizza beforehand…you know,,,this is just
like the superbowl…IT’S THE SUPER SQUIRREL-O-MENTARY!!!!!!
If any of you can still find them in your closets, go get out your squirrel ear hats,
your peanut hats and vests,,(see previous post). If you do not have any, trust me,
a bag of peanuts a glue gun and any shirt and hat that you have handy will work
just fine. I need committed, vocal, extroverted fan support….It would be awesome if
you could post pictures of yourself and your guests on your post..Then you
could come here and provide us all with the link!! Ooooooohhhhh,,,If you know
of a better, more efficient way to do this, let me know!
If this is to become a world-wide event..(and apparently it is already), then we all need to do our
part…spread the word…sell those peanut t-shirts, share your candy, cinnamon rolls,
tootsie rolls, and the resulting fat rolls with the WHOLE WORLD. Actually, I wouldn’t share
too much, visually, of the fat rolls….we’re trying to keep this a “Classy” event.
Yes I know, your living rooms or whatever room contains your computer could become too crowded
with anxious, gum chewing, popcorn munching, chocolate crazed fans…but is this too
high a price to pay for a LIFE-CHANGING event? I think not…you can always get the
furniture and carpet cleaned. As long as you keep it to a one drink minimum, how
much damage could your home really suffer?
Now we’re the Squirrel-o-mentary team right? So I just want to say thank you ahead of
time, to all of you fabulous team players out there. I may become too famous later and
I won’t remember your names…so THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU,!!!!!
NOW GO OUT THERE AND STOCK UP ON SUPPLIES…PUT YOUR UNWILLING NEIGHBORS AND FRIENDS
ON SPEED-DIAL SO THAT YOU CAN KEEP THEM UP-DATED…. GO TEAM!!!!!!!
I found myself drawn back to the Ten Acre Woods where the horses spend so
much of their time…I did get awesome video of them and I’ll post that soon.
The day was gorgeous and the woods, serene as always. I captured these
images and I hope you’ll enjoy them..The color was so different from my
previous visit and I found myself captivated. Hope you enjoy! I have no idea how all of this techno babble appeared below some of the images, but I am
powerless to correct it..i.e., technology impaired. Sorry
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I think I went a bit too far with my silliness today..I may have led people to
believe that it was seriously suggested that I need mental help…Not so…
Just my inept attempt at humor. I’ve had some really kind posts full of reassurance
and it has meant so much to me..but I’m also embarrassed that I caused concern..
So….forgive this overly dramatic blogger for her embellishments if you can…
I will now post some sedate images and while you enjoy them, I will work on getting my
foot out of my mouth.
Blarg……………no squirrel sightings today…although I have been hearing rumors that
the next installment of the squirrel-o-mentary should be ready within a week!!
We’ve been so bored that we’ve been discussing favorite colors…mine is red……….so……
here’s some red……………sorry I think my brain is fried after the last two days of
chocolate fueled blogging….can you believe that I’ve actually had people suggesting
that I might need to be hospitalized for observation ?!?? I admit I have my
fascinating moments,such as trying to explain how I managed to tape my hands together
while using mailing tape…but hospitalization?, you go to far!!
So…on with the red…my feeling are hurt and I must go lick my wounds.
Are you anywhere near Candy?, or a comfy chair???? Presenting….THE THRONE!
All is ready and we are waiting, waiting so see the little squirrel show up…..
You can see that one little squirrel already stopped by, but he just wanted to
speak to me about a personal matter.
We have suspended each hat, so that If and when “Baldy” sits down to eat a peanut
we can “crown” him with the hat then and there….I wonder which hat he’ll like the
best? I cannot say that I have a personal favorite..but I did take one to Florida
with me when I was taking my little break….I won’t say which one…If you feel
like letting me know which one you like the best, I’m sure Nia and myself would
love to hear your comments…
This post is dedicated to my buddy who had surgery today! You’ll be up and
about in no time…but hopefully, if it won’t cause you any pain, you’ll get
a laugh out of this!
ARE YOU READY !!?????!!!!!!
HERE WE GO !!!!!!
ARE YOU IN YOUR CHAIR???
DO YOU HAVE YOUR SNACKS???
Then let’s do it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is the beginning of our squirrel-o-mentary….
For the most part, today the images can speak for themselves. I decided that I needed an able assistant,
so I ran an advertisement. For some reason I only had
one person respond, and might I add, they were not
totally enthusiastic about my ideas.
In the end I prevailed. My reasoning was sound…people
ALL OVER THE WORLD
were counting on me to deliver an earth shattering, globally
significant reporting of the “crowning of the little bald headed
squirrel”. My new assistant was reduced to tears with the
enormity of the responsibility and as you can see in the images, was joyous throughout the entire attempt to secure the squirrel.
An entire evening had been devoted to fashioning the
appropriate “peanut” attire….this ensemble was felt, in
my best judgement, to be our best bet at attracting the squirrel. In a previous post I allulded to my brother-in-law’s
lack of faith in my sanity…we shall ignore him and his
ignorant opinions. I must say, the outfit smelled Dee-licious!
Saturday, we were so excited that we, make that,I, stuffed myself
with Chocolate…my sister, another assistant who was
there simply to laugh until she almost fell over, never
touched one piece of chocolate. I feel certain that medical
intervention is required for her, because that is not normal
behaviour…”Peanut Butter”, my able assistant, also did not
partake of the chocolate…so I finished the bag and we were
ready to go where no man, (or woman) has gone before…
Into “The Kingdom of Zannyro Crazy”.
You will see in the following images that “Peanut Butter”, as
she is now called by her boyfriend, gave it her best shot..
but “Baldy” remained in hiding……….we will not give up, we
will not give in….Victory is ours………….so with more
chocolate under my belt and padding my derriere….we WILL try again !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Now remember,,,turn off your cellphones, no loud talking, no sticking gum
under your seat…NOW PLEASE ENJOY THE SHOW!
Due to an ever increasing chorus of excited and fabulous bloggers..requesting that I stop teasing them…
with hints at the “crowning” of the little bald-headed squirrel..also known as “Baldy”, here is another “tease”. THE WORLD PREMIER of the SQUIRREL-O- MENTORY….gets underway TOMORROW!! TA-DA-DA-DA- !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now this will not be the ACTUAL crowning…just the beginning of the documentation of the path taken to get to that moment…”IF” we can capture that moment…you know they are WILD animals. Every precaution MUST be taken. SO…..Get your favorite comfy chair all ready….as a lovely blogger suggested I do….get the popcorn ready..and I also recommend,.chocolate….gummy bears…ice cream…pizza…cotton candy…PEANUTS..marsh-mellows, candy canes, cinnamon rolls, tootsie-rolls, and the resulting FAT rolls, all ready and waiting. I LOVE YOU GUYS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!