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Sunday morning Sept. 16th started out eventful. Our female desert tortoise must have laid eggs sometime in May or June as we awoke to four tiny hatchlings crawling around the yard. Michael carefully dug up the suspected nest and found one more wiggling towards the surface half it’s eggshell still attached. Once the grandkids arrived Pop Pop dug a little deeper and found three more eggs buried below that were not fertile. All five are doing well and after spending two winters indoors will join their parents and several other siblings we’ve kept over the years in our backyard. We’ve been raising the endangered species for almost 30 years now.

Top ten pickup lines for use on International Talk Like a Pirate Day 09/19 

10 . Avast, me proud beauty! Wanna know why my Roger is so Jolly?

9. Have ya ever met a man with a real yardarm?

8. Come on up and see me urchins.

7. Yes, that is a hornpipe in my pocket and I am happy to see you.

6. I’d love to drop anchor in your lagoon.

5. Pardon me, but would ya mind if fired me cannon through your porthole?

4. How’d you like to scrape the barnacles off of me rudder?

3. Ya know, darlin’, I’m 97 percent chum free.

2. Well blow me down?

And the number one pickup line for use on International Talk Like a Pirate Day is….

1. Prepare to be boarded.

Happy pillaging!!!!!!!!!!!

Other birthday news for September…. Happy, happy 33rd to “mother-to-be” Kari and our son Matthew’s 34th the other half of the “father-to-be” couple. Your lives are about to change in ways that you can’t even imagine. You’ll wonder why you waited so long once baby Stella arrives.

Yay me…. this month marks the one year anniversary of my blog…. I like to refer to it as my diary, hidden in plain sight. Thanks for dropping in and taking a peek at what makes me tick. Its actually been fun, thanks honey =]

Side Blog

Exploring the links will tell you alot about what makes me purrrrr... I won't be putting up a BIO, you wouldn't believe me anyway. I will confess that words are a passion for me, thus the lyrics link, so I will be adding quotes or bits and pieces of songs that make my heart sing and you are welcome to take and use anything that moves you. I've probably swiped them from somewhere anyway... so enjoy.

Embrace this moment... Remember we are eternal... All this pain is an illusion.

"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy. They are the charming gardners who make our souls blossom"~Marcel Proust

“Grief shared is half grief. Joy shared is double.” ~ Proverb

"Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken."~Albert Camus

"A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory."

"Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors."~African Proverb