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Thursday, June 28, 2007

Sign of the Times.....

So Hubby-to-be and I went to Town Hall today to get our marriage license. Basically nothing has changed in the procedure since my first time, but for one exception:

When the clerk handed us the license, instead of "Congratualtions!" it was a merely "Good Luck."

Sign of the times.

Friday, June 08, 2007

I Love What I Do

I grew up around animals. My parents were both known in our neighborhood to take in every lost, stray, underfed, and sick animal. As a child I had "pets" that included a talking crow (yes, really), squirrels, raccoons, skunks, turtles, and English sparrow named "Hawk" (he had delusions of grandeur), and a ton of wild bunnies. So it is not a very hard thing to imagine that I do what I do for a living.

I warned my fiancee right from the start that there is often a myriad of critters that I am rehabbing at any given time. As he looked through my photo albums of my son, who at the ripe old age of 2 1/2 is bottle feeding a squirrel, I could only imagine what he was thinking.

Sure enough during dinner the other night the town Animal Control Officer called me. The hopsital I work for was closed and he was not sure what to do with his latest find. "It's a fawn. We picked it up on Clintan Avenue. A couple was walking it like a dog." Good Lord!!! How stupid can people be?!?!? Anyway, 20 minutes later he shows up in his van with the fawn secured in a carrier. Dehydrated and two runny eyes, but gernerally ok. This is the second fawn my son has seen and helped me take care of. The first was when he was 9 months old!

RG, my son and I took the fawn to my office where he was fed a mixture of goat's milk and rice cereal. He spent the night and then was discharged to a wildlife rehabber hwho will eventually release him to the wild.


Saturday, May 12, 2007

My Newest Addiction

CoffeeGirl, that's me. I love coffee. I measure my daily consumption in pots instead of cups. I have a new love, second to ResearchGuy of course. Coffee gum. How cool is that? Wriglry's has made this really great coffee flavored gum, that actually has coffee powder in it. Hmmmm the Nicorette for coffee lovers. Had to share my latest find. Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Hello Noah?

April showers bring May flowers....boy are we in store for a whole lotta blooms! Driving past Croton Dam, you couldn;t help but be awed by the amount of water rushing down. Here are a few of our best shots.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Wandering Cat

NY - There has been a report that my cat has taken a liking to travel. It appears that he has taken a jaunt to Kentucky without my knowledge or permission. If you have seen this cat sleeping at the end of your bed or yowling at the walls at 2am...please call me!

(Aalln - me thinks you have taken pictures of him at your house!)

Friday, April 06, 2007


It all started with me innocently peeling off a little wallpaper. Stupid me I thought all that needed to be done was a bit of wall patching and a smear of paint. Nope. My bathroom spruce up turned out to be a total remodel. One thing lead to another, but I have to say - IT IS BEAUTIFUL! Totally worth the effort and almost being electrocuted (yeah that's a story for another blog entry). We ended up patching, painting, installing a new undersink cabinet (aptly named "Java Maple"), a new sink, new faucets, new towel bar, new light fixture and a re-paint of the mirror over the sink to make it less gold. I am now lusting after a new vent fan that I saw in Home Depot....but that will have to wait until the coffers re-fill.

Friday, March 30, 2007

Potty Update

You would think a 3 foot by 5 1/2 foot powder room could be painted in a day right? WRONG!!!!!! HTB and I were up until 11pm painting and we STILL have more to go. ARGH. It is Friday. I am not done. By Monday I will be,...have to be!