Sunday, March 30, 2014

Allergy Testing - Passed!

Had an appointment on Friday with an Allergist at the request of my Internist.

Both my forearms were pricked with different food samples for a total of 24 pricks per arm.

The picture above shows my right arm.  As you can see, down my wrist, there are two mosquito-type bumps.  This result is expected with whatever they administered there and used to verify the testing.  If any of the other 46 sites react the same way it's an indication of an allergic reaction.

Good news, I had NO allergic reactions!

Patio Furniture Arrival

Another sign of Spring!

Our patio set has come out of hibernation to grace our deck.

All pieces got a complete soapy & bleachy scrub down too.

Springs Arrival is Coming!

The Snowdrops and Crocuses are up and flowering!

The Hyacinths, Tulips and Daffodils are beginning to poke through the ground, so it shouldn't be too long now before they're flowering too.

Red-Headed Woodpecker

This Red-Headed Woodpecker was enjoying our suet feeder the other days.

A nervous bird that spends as much time looking around for danger as it does eating.

Awesome Blue and Orange

The Blue Birds have been visiting quite a bit these last couple of weeks.

Their blue color, along with the burnt orange on their chest is awesome!

I enjoy watching them and hope they stick around for a while.

Cleaning Time!

Cleaning time at the ole dentist for Emilie.

The good news, no cavities!

However, what a process.  Back in the day, when I was Emilie's age, a dentist visit was no fun.  It was such a sterile and unfriendly environment.  However, today's kids have it made when they visit the dentist.  Emilie had a choice of flavors for the toothpaste used to buff her teeth, which were all presented to her on a laminated sheet of paper.  Choice of flavored floss and choice of toothpaste to go home with.  Also, she was asked if she wanted a pair of sunglasses to wear while having her teeth cleaned.  You know because the lighting is so bright!

Also, interesting to note is the protection worn by the hygienist. She donned a pair of protective glasses, a mask and gloves.

Not when I was a kid, nope.  When I wasn't blinded by the light, I had stare up into the nostrils of the dentist.  In some ways today, it's good to be a kid...

Well Hello!

Our Gerber Daisy is doing her best to welcome Spring!

What Leash Law?!?!

Apparently, the town's leash law doesn't apply to all dog owners.  No sir, some dog owners just don't care.  They're selfish and inconsiderate.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Moe's Litter Update

Here are Moe's (3) baby bunnies!

The black bunny is actually Moe's daughters baby. We move her in with Moe since she only had two little ones to raise, versus the six Shadow had.

They'll be two weeks old tomorrow and at the age where their eyes are beginning to open!

Sunday, March 09, 2014

AHG Bar & Grille

We stopped in at Angry Ham's Garage Bar & Grill last night, which is located in Framingham, MA.

Had several cold wobbly pops and some delicious wings!

Had a front row booth for the cover band "Dope Slap"

The kids really enjoyed themselves and were welcomed by the band.

We all enjoyed ourselves!

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Zooming In!

There's been a pair of Blue Bird visiting and hanging out the past week or so.

They have to be one of my favorite birds.  Their colors are fantastic, especially when the sun hits them just right. Although, there was no sun in the pictures above, still love em.  This dude was sitting at the tippy top of our maple tree, big and proud!

Pre-Teen Fixation...

Our pre-teen has a "thing" for the boy band One Direction, as you can see from the photo's above.

Me, well, I'd rather have a root canal.

Then again, it seems like only yesterday that I had a Farrah Fawcett and Cheryl Tiegs poster donning my bedroom walls...JoAnne made me take them down, alas...

The Maternity Ward

Well, it's that time of year again - rabbit breeding time!

With Easter fast approaching I timed the breeding to have some cute bunnies for the holiday.

We have two does; Moe and Shadow, and they were both bred on February 1.  The maternity ward was setup in the basement, per usual, and the ladies brought indoors on March 1.  The timing was spot on as Shadow had her litter of (7); her first, on Sunday night/early Monday morning and Moe had her litter of (2) Monday night into Tuesday.

Here's the maternity ward -

Shadow's nest -

Moe's nest - 

Moe's two babies - 

Shadow's (6) babies (one passed) -

Emilie and I moved (2) of Shadow's babies into Moe's nest.  This way each doe has four babies to feed.  There is a great chance for all eight to survive with this approach.  We'll see, time will tell.