Hi everyone!! Thanks for all the well wishes.
Deb, you mentioned that you had a stomach flu. Those are nasty. I hate a stomach flu. And, i think i may have a touch of one now
After having a terrible cold, my stomach has not been feeling right for a few days now. Geez...will it ever end? I hope you're feeling better!
Kian, glad to hear Jackson is doing well with his training! But, of course he is, with you being the trainer
Richard, i hope everything goes well with your OH's next surgery. Will she get to go home after the next one?
Hi Liz! Seems like everyone is getting sick! I hope your both feeling better. And, Happy Birthday, Cooper!
So, last week we had record setting temperatures for January in TN. We were up in the 70's. Which would have been PERFECT if we had the sun to go with it. But, no, we've been having rain, rain and more rain. It's kind of like a slap in the face, don't ya think?
The OH just got back yesterday from visiting his grandparents for 3 days in Orlando. I had to pick him up at the Chattanooga airport...which is only about 45 minutes from the house. The weather was so bad though...it took us double that time to get back home. Such heavy rain! And it's back down into normal January temps. So, the creek is running pretty good right now and we won't be going anywhere today. Which is just fine with me.
Kian, you'll get a kick out of this story. Two days ago, i come home from work and walk up behind the house and the "ladies" are doing their thing...and then i look and there is a beautiful rooster hanging out with them! He's white with a multi colored tail. I knew he came over from our neighbor's house across the street. She has many, many chickens and a few roosters, too. I figured he was just over for a visit and would go back home. Well, my ladies went into their coop when the sun went down and the rooster went back home across the street. Wouldn't you know it, the next morning, the rooster is back. Crowing at the coop door! Same thing happens at the end of the day. Well, yesterday morning, i thought for sure we wouldn't see him as the creek was running. Well, that rooster, sure enough, was here. I figured he must have spent the night somewhere here on our property because there is no way he could have walked across the creek. So, i left to go pick the OH up. (The creek, at this point, was still crossable by car). We get back home and the day goes on. Getting darker. OH is in the bathroom and happens to look out the window. He yells at me to go out onto the porch and watch the rooster...as he was making his way back down the drive way. Well, this rooster approaches the creek and FLIES across the creek to go back to his own home!!! He must have flew over in the morning, too. What a daring attempt for this rooster. If he happens to not make it and falls into the creek...he's done for!! Poor thing. Our guess is that there is just so much competition over at his house that he likes to come over here and hang out. Smart rooster