Who in their right mind would be up at 4:30 a.m. checking their email and getting ready to craft! Well, I personally think that the chefs, shall we say, at the doughnut shops are incredible artisans and God bless 'em, they must get up before the crack to get all those delectable morsels of sugary fried sweets ready for us to consume. Well, would so jump in my car right now and say GOOOOOD MORNIN' to a sweet roll, raspberry filled, apple fritter, blueberry, and a few sausage kolaches. Then over to Starbucks for a Venti Latte to top it off! But, I'm dieting! So a nice glass of fiber- all topped off by some luke-warm coffee! Yummo! That'll get the gizzards going!
The coolest thing this morning was that I found your comment emails I get from Typepad! You know how those comments keep me going! Especially when I'm so out of the loop and have my nose to the Scor-Tape! Anyway, every once in awhile, they all get routed to the SPAM box on Gmail! Why this happens, I have no earthly! But somehow, someway, I must remember to look there next time! Where does one write that down? Maybe I need to make a book for stuff like that! What am I ...40ish and I just now own a file cabinet! I thought everyone kept their important documents in their underwear drawer! When I got to where I can only toss in one pair at a time, I knew it was time to grow up and start a file!
Anyway, this typepad email conundrum has happened before and I couldn't find them. I remembered it had something to do with Google. So I've been prowling for a little over an hour now and found them! Yahooo!
Why is this important? Well, like I said above, I love to read your comments! Yes, I could go to that day's post to read them, however, in a single day, people will comment on posts from all over the 9 months I have been blogging! Nine months already? Good Gravy on biscuits, where does the time go!
Oh wait, I'm out of coffee, let me grab some....Be right back!....
I love coffee! I mean LOVE coffee! Love the smell, the taste and the warmth of it! I have two favorite food groups, coffee and bacon! When we were just mere kidlets, my mom and dad gave us "coffee milk." I had to think for a second what we called it! Half coffee half milk and half sugar! Boy, I loved that stuff! When we would go camping, Dad would always let me have a spoonful or two of his plain coffee with a bit of sugar. Looking back, I wonder why just a spoonful? Not like the coffee milk was some healthy drink...LOL! Further, wonder why all that caffeine and sugar didn't make my mom and dad go nuts! We were already running around 90 mph on our own youthful adrenaline. Add in the other two ingredients and we were WILD kids! Oh to have some of that natural energy back! LOL!
Well, I better hit the studio, I've been playing on the computer for 3 hours now. Better get crackalackin!! I just want to leave you with this last paragraph and a picture....
Ellie, my miniature dachshund who could take out any mountain lion I dare say, was barking NON-STOP last night! I was off in the zone crafting and drifted back to reality when I realized this wasn't her basic, "Oh I see people walking in front of the house" barks, it was a "Lawd have mighty I got me a something...Come Look!" barks! I looked out the window and knew from past experience, she had trapped something and was barking to alert her daddy! Here's what she found...
It's an Eastern Hognose Snake. When I first moved out to the county and walked up on one of these, I swore I had cobras! Not familiar with really any snake except our Texas rattlesnake, the Hognose snakes can flair their heads out just like a cobra! Hence, their misname of Puffer Adders or spreaders!
A better view of his head....
And yes, boys will be boys, I had to poke it with a broom handle just to see what would happen! hahaha! Oh well! It was fun and off he went to look for toads and frogs to eat! And I got those!
Remember me telling y'all about the snakes in the attic last winter...can't help thinking that this is one of 'em that moved outside for the summer! And NO, I never called the snake wrangler my friend Nancy told me to call. It was one of those out of site out of mind things! Unless I stepped on on one in the middle of the night! Then I probably would have called at that very minute whether it was 2 a.m. or not!
OK, I really have to hit it now! Two more days to finish up the CHA samples!
Have a good one!
The Gentleman Crafter