It's funny, I really do think about blogging all the time. I think about how much I miss it. I know that I've said that I have lots to say, how I have a lot on my mind. The truth is, I don't think there really is all that much going on in my head lately. I don't listen to the news, watch the news or read it. I'm about as clued in on what's going on in the world as Harlow. What I can tell you is that the squirrel population is holding steady and that daily trespassings on our property are at an all time high. This can only be due to the fact that the bird feeding stations are now back in operation. This is what Harlow knows with acuity. She is an aficionado of Squirrel activity and our windows have the crusty and not so crusty nose prints to prove it.
Sadly, what I do know currently, is the status of "Desperate Housewives", "Commander in Chief" and "City Gardner". I'm not quite up to date on "Boston Legal", "America's Next Top Model", "Lost" or "Supernatural", but this is only because I have made a conscious decision to sit down here tonight and make some attempt to create a post here. I think what it's going to be...is really just...you know...another....GREENIE UPDATE!!!
I know some of you are wondering how the whole Christmas Open House thingy-ma-jig went. I have to say, that despite the torrential downpour and flooding of the upper nursery area, that it went very well. As requested I have attempted to document via the D70 the many displays that were created in honor of this occasion. I would like to say here and now, that these are not all my creations. This effort is beyond my own ability to accomplish in the amount of time that it took. My co-workers all contributed to this and the resulting event was acknowledged as, and I quote, "The best the nursery has ever looked at Christmas Open House." I have no other events to compare it to myself, but I have to say, that it did look pretty nice. When you are so used to seeing the nursery in a certain way, it really changes your perspective to see it decorated and lit with soft ambient light. It was transformative, so much so that I even had to bust some guy for smoking pot among the displays. Apparently the festive air had some affect on him, or one that needed medicating to make go away. I decided not to take it personally, but I did confront him and make sure he knew that he needed to resist the urge to light up again.
Because of the cool wet weather, Portable Heaters were brought in. These are large diesel generators that sit on the outside and blow warm, if fumey air, through large tubes. Near one of the areas that heat was being delivered, a school choir that was waiting in the wings for their turn to dazzle and delight was the poor victim of a backfire from the heater. I was standing near by when the heater backfired and I can testify that it is a LOUD bang that happens quick and unexpectedly. Much louder than a car people. Now imagine a line of 20 or so 12 year olds standing with in 10 feat of this event. Ya, the screaming...it was louder and funnier still. The school teacher was right there asking if she needed to evacuate her kids. While I realize the humor in the situation, I also can't fail to miss the incredible impact that a loud explosion plays in our psychological state. We reassured her that it was safe and the show went on.
For those interested, here are the images. Looking at these makes me realize how out of context they appear here. I wish you could of seen it in person. It was so much better. This Moose picture is of some ornaments in the store, not part of my area. They made me think of the lovely mrtl so I had to include them. HI MRTL!!!! *waving*
As mentioned, RAIN has returned to the Emerald City. Lots and lots of rain and snow in the mountains. This of course, is a good thing. However, it means that a lot more time is spent indoors. One of the few things I took home with me from my last job was a small 6 gallon aquarium that housed three baby Angel Fish. The funny thing about anything that is 'baby' something, is that it's implied that it is small, but we often forget that babies grow. Well, the Angel's have been growing in their small captive little tank and they are overwhelming the filtration system with their waste. It just can't keep up with all the crap. This last weekend, the mister and I headed out in search of a solution. The solution is a new and quite clean looking 55 gallon aquarium. The Angels seem quite pleased with all the new room to roam. I swear they have grown another inch just since Sunday, but I know that can't be...can it?
Rain has returned, but it did decide to let up on Monday, so much so that I took the Pooper to the field, correction, the flooded field for a little recreation. She was of course, beside herself with joy. She had been cooped up for over a week at this point. On our return pass through the field I saw a group of helium balloons that appeared to have become trapped in the branches of a tree. I reached up and retrieved them from their captor. Harlow, who was out running circles saw that I was getting something down and came to inspect. What happened next only photographic evidence can tell. I just want to say, that I laughed. I laughed people...HARD! It was freakin' hilarious to watch her. It was a PAR-TAY!!! I bet those balloons thought that it was the end of the party when they got snagged. They had no idea that the real fun was just waiting to show up. See for yourselves...
I did forget to mention one other item of news. On Monday I visited Kenmore Camera's in the morning. You see, I've been itching to get a new lens, something that brings far away objects closer. I broke down and bought a new lens and like any kid with a new toy, couldn't wait before getting home to play with it, I had to get it out and see how it worked. Not all of the images are with the new lens, some are with my original lens. I have a lot to learn and understand about my new toy, but it was fun to try it out. You can see the shots from that day here....
Okay, this is quite the post for someone that doesn't have a lot to say or going on. I'll leave you with this for now. I don't know why I just wrote that. There's always more. I just realized that I wanted to send out love and gratitude to my friends (bloggies and otherwise) and family who continue to read and visit this site. It really is the best thing in the world to get a comment from you here. Okay, now I'm done. Love, Greenie.