I have no idea what that means - it was just fun say three times phast! We will wrap up our week with Phrenetic Phriday Phrasings (you can tell I've been hanging out with medical types = "we"):
After trapping over 22 rats and being the cause of many more rat deaths (Lord, I hope), I was appalled to hear that my neighbor, Lithuanian Lawn Guy, is now trapping them! I doubt if they are "mine", as we are about a mile apart, with a major road between us. He believes it is the Year of the Rat. I know it is the Year of the Dragon - so we can count our blessings, because I would bet Dragons are a lot tougher to trap.
This weather stinks. I know I am singing to the chorus here, but it can't be said enough. Stinks! Stinks! Stinks! Speaking of stinks, and referencing the afore-mentioned rodent problem, there is something decomposing under my deck. And I don't care. It's not like I have a social life and people come over and sit on my deck in the evening drinking cocktails. (sniffle)
My daily commute is getting worse by the week. Every bridge/road/over/underpass is under construction. What type of sadist decides to take four lanes of highway down to one in less than a half-mile?
I am cheering on my zucchini plants - someone remind me I did this in a week or two. I was thinking about running garden totals on my side bar like some of you 'real' gardeners, but what a ludicrous thought! How about I run a Trapped Rat Tally and Dunked Japanese Beetle Totals? I bet I could outstrip even Erin! Do you know that - many, many years ago - upon seeing my first Japanese beetle, I thought it was a thing of beauty? Ignorance is bliss.
I made it through my annual physical unscathed - except for a blistering headache on my way home last night. I think it was a combination of: 14 hour fast + no coffee + too little sleep + too little food + stress. Do you think so? I forced the goaties into early lock-up and went to bed before 9P. It was easier than usual because I had the nurse-practitioner, Alan. I can boss him around and say I don't want an EKG and get away with it. I can also make him laugh. Not so, with Dr.B; she's one tough cookie.
As if donating precious chicken feed to rats, crows, sparrows, starlings, and chipmunks isn't bad enough, I now have a red squirrel that apparently spends the day hanging from his toes, head in the feed, gorging himself. I've caught the little bugger at it twice. Next time, I'm bringing Scrappy. He has a 'thing' for squirrels.
I'm going to stock up as much as possible on feed - the drought and loss of corn crops is going to hit us hard and soon. I'm also going to go pick my annual 10# of blueberries early Sunday morning. This year, I'm going to can the leftovers instead of freezing them. I have GOT to focus more on stores that won't be lost due to power outages.
I was going to give you my list of "to-dos" but it is laughable. I prefer to steep myself in denial and think I will get them all done. So there.
Have a great weekend - and rain to all who need it!