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"Life doesn't have to be perfect to be wonderful."
- Unknown

"That which does not kill you, makes you stronger."
- Handed down through the ages.

"Life's tough. It's even tougher when you're stupid."
- John Wayne

This -N- That

Well, I'm feeling a bit better for the moment. I overdid it yesterday, I guess, and really felt bad last night . . . but had a great massage tonight complete with lymph work & reflexology, so I'm feelin' pretty good right now! My husband, on the other hand . . . . Let's just say that his hacking up his left lung kept us both up for quite a while last night! He took the day off today, and has been laying low this afternoon and evening. Blech. EVERY BODY'S sick right now! A dear friend of mine has a son home sick with this bug PLUS a 102° temperature! Poor pumpkin.

It's overdue, but the NOAA weather forecast that I just checked FINALLY has those pretty little white things pictured. From Saturday night through Monday, there is a "chance of snow showers". I still have a few perennials to get into the ground, though. And that "end of the summer" lawn mowing I was going to get done. Hmph. Getting sick never comes at a good time, does it?

I came upon a moose truckin' down the middle of the road on the way home from my massage tonight. Tried to get some video of it, but it might be too grainy to post. I'll letcha know if it's worth peeking at.

Speaking of ungulates, deer season is coming up. Tom's going to hunt this year, in (somewhat) earnest. The acreage just down and across the road from us that was logged last winter would provide an excellent (and handy!) site, although the deer are not particularly thick in our part of the county (which is better suited to moose). On one of our walks this spring (April 20th, to be specific), we spied this blind that someone had built. Again . . . handy! This is the side that the deer would see (vs. the side Tom would set up on).

This is the side that Tom would be positioned on - overlooking the river valley (this photo was taken May 31st):

Now, there's no segue here - other than me doing a little fall cleaning of my My Pictures folder - but take a quick trip with me if you will . . . down the trail of Girl Scout deceit! ;)

This first picture is of a full box of Tagalongs.

This next picture is of the same "full box" of Tagalongs - the same amount of cookies. Little bit of a rip-off, no?!

I remember when these cookies came in two foil-wrapped "stacks". And, guess what? The stacks were the full length/height of the box of cookies! But then, some wise-acre came along who said, "I know how to package these so that the consumer still THINKS they're getting a full box of cookies WHEN IN FACT they're getting juuuust over 1/2 a box."

Rat bastahds.

Will I stop buying Girl Scout cookies? Nope. They're too darn good. But, at least I'll go into it
next year with my eyes wide open!


  1. Glad you're feeling better.

    Good luck deer hunting!

  2. Nothing I like more than a blogger who will devote time and energy to researching and photographing non-profit cookie fraud.

    Atta girl!!!

  3. Love the avatars!!!

    Get better soon!


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