What's On Grizzly's Mind?
I would never make it on a farm. Once I went down the the Italian Market in South Philly with a friend. Our aim was to pick a live chicken from the coop, have them slaughter it and prep it for cooking that night. We arrived at the shop to do just that, picked our chicken out and waited. Did you know that chickens scream at the top of their lungs when they are being taken back to have their little necks zipped? I didn't know that either. It's a terrible sound. We made it through 3 screaming chickens of customers before us before we ran out of that shop. I have heard that chicken that is that fresh is delicious. Maybe I'll have Troll do the dirty deed. God bless him - - he'll do almost anything I ask.
He's going to have to take the cat to be put down soon. 'Put down'. That's what they call it when they kill your old cat. She's almost 18 y/old now. She's a mess! Poor thing. Troll has been the one the family calls upon when it comes to taking old pets to be 'put down'. *I* certainly can't do it. I keep hoping she'll die peacefully in her sleep. Although I'm hoping that it's not on my daughter's bed that it happens - that's where she sleeps.
The girls are like little fishies at the pool. The oldest is on the diving team and swim team. They're working her tail off. She was afraid to dive 5 days ago. She's diving off of the board backward already. Gotta get them in there while they're young! The little one is starting her swim lessons on Monday. She floats quite well. We will be continuing with their music lessons through the summer. Older is piano. Younger is guitar.
You all heard about my recent urge to start playing the flute again, right? Well I am proud to announce that my mother treated me to a brand spanking new, beautiful Gemeinhardt Flute. I purchased it through Woodwind Brasswind. It is fragging GORGEOUS! Thank you, Mum! Wonderful company to deal with. It sounds beautiful - yes - I was able to play it although not very well. It's been 26 years for goodness sakes! I'll be taking a couple of private lessons later this month to get me on my way. The girls are excited, and Troll is thinking of playing the coronet. LOL! We may make a quartet yet! I am also looking forward to purchasing another flute from Alison. Both girls are now interested in playing the flute as well - so I think that we will need Alison's as well. Thank YOU Alison!
I have heard - as you have, all of the news out there. There is a lot of it, isn't there? So much so that I am overwhelmed. What a world we live in. It's scary sometimes to think of it - and to think of what the kids will be dealing with when they grow up.
That is why we must make sure that they are well educated!! We must do our very best.