A THREAD all about US!

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Wed, 05-03-2006 - 2:58pm
OK this thread is all about us moms....no kids....no hubbies...US!!! Post as many things as you can about yourself and what you want and do for YOU!!! Let's see how long this thread gets before someone mentions the "taboo" words! LOL !*wink*

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Thu, 05-04-2006 - 2:38pm

Ok, well lately I have been obsessed with birds. LOL! We have always fed birds but this Spring we have so many many different kinds of birds around. Some just stopping by on their way up North and some that do stick around. I have seen two different kinds that I have never seen before. But the coolest thing so far is a pair of bluebirds that have nested in one of our old birdhouses. Here is a pic of the male eating some mealworms that I put out for them. So that is what is up with "me" LOL!


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Thu, 05-04-2006 - 4:13pm

Oh wow - that is so cool! :) I love birds.

I have been trying to just get caught up in general this Spring and I can't say it is going well. You know how you have those times when you have so much you want to get done that your head starts spinning and you get nothing done?

On my list is improving my birthday party company's website, and researching other advertising arenas that we haven't yet tapped in to. I also need to work on our back yard soooo bad. It has become 'the dog's yard' and I want to be able to have a decent back yard now that the dog is no longer a hyper puppy who destroys all he comes in to contact with.

Speaking of said dog, I am having so much fun with him now that the days are getting longer. I have been taking him to our local dog park so that he can run. Batik is a saluki and they are similar to greyhounds - they need a lot of space to run and some other fast dogs to run with. Last night there were two adorable Italian Greyhounds at the dog park. Their names were Dolce & Gabanna! In any case they can definitely keep up with a Saluki over short distances and so Batik and the two midget sighthounds had a great time. I wish I could run like that!

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Fri, 05-05-2006 - 8:51am

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Fri, 05-12-2006 - 1:49pm
That is a great pic! Did you get real close or did you blow it up? I had no idea that was YOUR pic! LOL!! Good for you! What other birds have you seen around your house? We have this ugly vulture-looking bird that hangs around our area right now and I HATE it. I love sparrows and finches, not these meat eating buzzards! Heehee!

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Fri, 05-12-2006 - 1:52pm

Good Lord, woman! How many dogs do you HAVE?! LOL!!


BTW, your business' birthday party website? Can I see it? I did birthday parties for my company so I may be able to offer some ideas that worked for us. =)

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Fri, 05-12-2006 - 1:53pm
I love to read, too. What are your favorite types of books?

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Fri, 05-12-2006 - 2:18pm

Thanks! I love trying to get pics of the birds. I have a digital with a 12x zoom, the birds were about 12ft from me. At our feeders we have tons of House Finches, Gold Finches, Juncos, White throated Sparrows, Chipping Sparrows, Song Sparrows, American Tree Sparrows, Mourning Doves, a pair of Orioles, a pair of Cardinals, two pair of Rose Breasted Grosbeaks, two pairs of Hairy and Downy Woodpeckers, several Blue Jays and of course all the usual blackbirds you get when you feed birds. Also in our yard but not at our feeders are Tree Swallows, King Birds, Flickers, Robins, Warblers, Killdeer and I saw that the Brown Trasher returned the other day. During the Winter months we have a Coopers Hawk that surveys our feeders and gets a few meals here and there but I haven't seen him for awhile.


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Fri, 05-12-2006 - 2:23pm

Only one dog, Janet! But one is definitely enough! Batik is a really cool dog, but he is a dog that requires a lot of exercise and our backyard is very small. So what he does is he runs this wicked circuit around the backyard, leaping over our deck and ripping up grass and anything else that gets in his way. Sigh... Two years ago I had wood play chips put down because we couldn't get the grass to grow and it got so muddy out there. Every time I let the dog outside, I had to hose him off and towel dry him before he could come back in the house. That got old really fast. So the wood chips solved that problem, but now weeds are starting to come up through them and our dog is nearly four years old now and has calmed down a LOT. So I think we could redo the yard and have it not be destroyed. It gives me nightmares to think about the amount of work involved though!

Here is our web addy: www.overthemooncelebrations.com

You'll have to tell me what you think and what ideas you have for us. Keep in mind that it is NOT finished yet. :) We want to add a pricing page and a photos page with pics from some of our previous events. That sort of thing.

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Fri, 05-12-2006 - 2:37pm

Let's see, what can I say about me....


Right now I am planting my flowers in the yard. I got a part itme job selling them at a nearby garden center. I love it. I have so many plans for my yard. I am trying to keep my focus, though, because we might be moving to our next duty station in June. *sigh* No need to do up

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Sat, 05-13-2006 - 12:08pm

I think its great!!!! A photos page and pricing page is a good idea!! What types of changes are you looking to do? I mean, it doesn't look like it needs to be altered to me.

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