Catching up

April 4, 2011 · 1 comment

Not sure where I’ve been, but here’s what has been happening while I’ve been…wherever…

Today my dog got attacked by a bird.  This bird as a matter of fact (woodpecker?)

Attack bird

How it happened: I let the dog out on the front porch and walked away. Soon after I heard something (I assumed the dog) hit the glass on the storm door. I walked back to the door, laughing to myself that my dumb dog would run into the door. Imagine my surprise when I reached the door and saw my dog spinning around in ‘chase the tail’ mode with a bird on her back!! I opened the door and the bird flew across the driveway and attached itself to our little tree. It stayed there about 10 minutes and then was gone. I’m guessing it was protecting a nest, but I have no clue where the nest would be! Dog is fine (though she seems to keep looking for the bird), and no sign of the bird since.


Preston has been sick (again!). Saturday he had a fever of 103+. I thought it broke around 6 am when he woke up all chipper and silly, but a few hours later he was burning up again.  Like the rules require (and no one else seems to listen to) I kept him home from school today.  It’s always odd keeping a seemingly well child home from school!


We had our first (and second) fire on the deck this year, weather be damned! We had two because the first fire pit (which turned out to not be so weather resistant as originally believed from last year) decided to rust right through the bottom, delivering fire and wood and ash onto our deck!

The deck was saved (thankfully it didn’t catch fire and we were all standing right there when it happened), but the fire pit was toast. We were having the neighbors over later that night, so the boys and I ran to Meijer to see if we could find a suitable replacement – we were NOT giving up on having a fire and some marshmallows!

A new fire pit was procured, put together and enjoyed in record time. We drank and ate and had a lovely time. 🙂


I’m sure I have more to write about, but I’m currently being distracted by the boys playing tug of war with the dog (which they so rarely do!).  More soon!!


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Michelle April 5, 2011 at 8:00 am

Your post has me laughing!!! The bird attacking your dog, the near fire on the deck. And I’m with you! Never give up on marshmallows. And even though we don’t live in the same state I appreciate you keeping P home!! Drives me crazy when kids show up to school being sick. You rock. Am missing you! Xo M


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