Double-crossed by a fan dancer
– from the movie gold diggers of 1937? Not a particularly good movie in my opinion and I think this was the only funny line. Somehow it tickles my fancy.
I love old movies, I like to watch them early in the morning before the sun comes up. It seems to be the only time I can sit still long enough to watch a movie.
There aren’t very many farm photos to share this week. I spent most of my days working on the computer trying to set up the shopping cart in the market section. It takes a lot of time and it isn’t very enjoyable for me. I did take a lot of photos of the items I make, but WordPress only allows a small display window in the shopping section, I find that a little frustrating. I do make other things besides jewelry, but for now, I’m only concentrating on the small items.
The farm stand was keeping me hopping this week too. People were buying fresh eggs to use in their holiday cooking. It makes me feel good to know my girls will be contributing to Thanksgiving all over.
I went into the big city on Thursday to pick up new eyeglasses – purple passion and peacock sensation. Much to my frustration, I can’t wear them. The astigmatism correction is off and it makes everything all wonky. Which means I am even more wonky than normal – if that is possible.
When I got home from my little trip to the big city there had been a major event in rooster world.
Blood was everywhere and Stanley Roo was in a crumpled heap, with one of the other roosters trying to kill him, I had to fight that rooster off of him. I took care of Stanley’s wounds and felt very aware that he must be through at least 8 of nine lives – oh wait that’s for cats. Anyway, it also brought to the attention that we had to deal with the overabundance of roosters. We have been putting off dealing with the issue since we don’t kill and eat our pets and I hadn’t had any luck finding new homes.
Fortunately, Mr. Cottage just that day, had someone ask if we had roosters available. They came Friday night and took most of them.
Calm has been restored to Red Dirt farm and I believe that Stanley Roo will pull through once again. He is such a baby when he is hurt. He gets cuddly with his head on my shoulder until he realizes I am catching it on the camera and he gets embarrassed. Bet you didn’t know roosters get embarrassed. And yes, this is the most unflattering video ever of myself.
I also embarrassed myself while I was out and about in the big city.
I was in a department store trying on a pair of boots. When it came time to take the boots off, I couldn’t get them unzipped. Well, panic set in, and then the hot flashes started so I had to start taking layers of clothing off until I reached the point that I couldn’t take off anything else without getting arrested. Finally, I had to get a sales associate to come and help me. When I told her I was stuck in the boots, she just gave me a blank stare.
Hello – can you please help me get these boots off my feet.
She just stared at me.
I explained that the zippers were stuck and I couldn’t pull them off. She wanted to know how could both pairs have stuck zippers. Really. I don’t know. So I sat down on a bench and she started trying to undo the stuck zippers. After a bit she proclaims “the zippers are stuck.”
She then started pulling at the boots, first one then the other. Again, she proclaimed “they are stuck.” Finally, she says, she guesses she is going to have to find something to cut them off my feet. She was staring at the boots trying to figure out how she was going to cut them when all the sudden she says “wait there are two zippers on each boot.” Sure enough, one was decorative, the other functioning. She calmly unzipped the boots and they came right off my feet. Then she started laughing hysterically. She then thanked me for the laugh. She said she had been having a really bad day and I made it all better.
I gathered up all the clothing I had taken off, got dressed and left the store.
Events like this are one of the reasons I don’t go to the big city regularly.
I’ll be taking the Thanksgiving turkey out of the freezer tomorrow to work on the thawing process so it will be ready to cook on Thursday. I’ve picked a few new recipes to try and several of our favorites.
I hope my friends in the states, will enjoy a special day of thanks and be safe if you are traveling.
That’s all for today, thanks for being here.