Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Switched Off

I've been busy.
Nursing ducks.
It's not as painful as it sounds.

I bought these rascals a couple of weeks ago, and they are getting so big already -

Spinner and Paddlefoot.

They like watching TV with me.

I'm determined to have an unnatural relationship with these ducks.
I want them to think I'm mom, follow me around, wait by the back door for breakfast and the like.

I'm sure in some way, I'm upsetting the balance of nature, and doing something that's actually harmful to the ducks.
I'll think about that tomorrow.

I've lost me bloggin' mojo.

There's been a flurry of activity around here - things that used to seem so blog-worthy (like baby ducks) that just now leave me with an 'eh' feeling.

I got a box full of baby chicks to raise for meat.
Should I blog about that?


My bees swarmed last week, and I caught them.
Blog about it?

I'm 2 lbs away from my goal weight - and my bee suit is five times too big.
See how apathetic I'm becoming?  I didn't even enclose that 'eh' in quotation marks!
Should we be worried?

Surely, you'd want to know that the McDonald's cheeseburger that was bought on Jan. 6th 2012 is still the same.

It seems that this is how my brain works....and at the moment I'm switched off.

Me thinks I'm tired.
I should be.

I must take my leave now and make dinner.
Almond garlic chicken and Brussels sprouts.



  1. My Grand nephew and niece had 2 little ducks who grew very fast. They named them "marshmallow and lillypad". It was so cute to watch the little ducks follow them around the yard. They also had chickens. The kids were so excited with their feathery friends. Every morning they ran outside and yelled,"Hi Guys!" So cute.
    You have done so well with your weight loss. Your face looks so thin in this photo. Please work yourself out of your blogging slump. We need you out here.

  2. I get it. SO much to do. I have miles that need walked and a yard that beacons.... love ya girl. no eh in that!

  3. Oooh cutie pie duckiepoos! They may bring you your slippers some morning ;-)
    I seem to have the eh thing going on too. It's so glorious to be outside in the garden and mowing grass and doing projects. Glad to see a post from you and yer all ducky over there. ;-)

  4. Enjoy your rest. and enjoy your TV watching partners....for they grow so fast....at least...that's what they tell me...;)


  5. Dinner sounds delicious. Love your baby ducks. Enjoy your world, it sounds lovely.

  6. Love the ducks. Yup, they will follow you everywhere. Will they be white or are they mallard type. Glad you caught the bees. Reaching your goal....congratulations. I've sort of been blogless more and more. Have a great week.

  7. Loving your ducks. Take your time and come back when your eh is gone and you feel more connected! Life is grand, huh?;>) xo Diana

  8. I feel you Eh, but I crave your drivel.


  9. marytylermotorheadApril 17, 2012 at 7:37 PM

    Spinner & Paddlefoot!!! LIKE!!!

    Now where's Clutch & Swampy?

  10. Love me some brussels sprouts but I'm the only one in the house that ever gets a hankering' for them. Some days are just 'eh'. Actually some weeks are. But I keep on schlogging along. Congrats on almost being at your goal. I've lost 2 pounds and am at a standstill. "eh"

  11. doesn't that hurt the nipples? :D bwahahaha.

    i get ya about the blogging thing. eh.

  12. Miss your posts, but eh, guess I can live with it.
    Another Nancy

  13. No, please do not talk about killing your chicks/pets...sorry but please .

  14. Doesn't that hang-a-burger stink? Just a little?
    hmm. Just wondering.
    You got me thinkin about that almond garlic chicken. You feel like sharing that recipe? :)

  15. Losing all that weight just wore you plumb out.

  16. I am wondering if it is the weather. I have talked to so many people this spring who just have that "eh" feeling about things. I really got it this weekend and yesterday. I finally said, ENOUGH, I am getting off my duff and getting outside. Had a better day today. Maybe atmospheric pressure. Weird, huh?

  17. Same here Jayme. I have loved the blogging world that made the move to the wooded home we moved to four years ago easier when I feel lonely moving away from my friends and family in the city. I have enjoyed visiting everyone and keeping up with their daily lives. But recently I just do not have much to say. If I post all the things I am doing, I just feel like I am tooting my horn. Is that ok? I am just not sure anymore. I do not have anything life changing to talk about as you do on your amazing weight loss journey. Just my everyday life. Not really sure if it is worthy for a blog and so I have also lost my mojo. The chickens are the same chickens from last summer and the summer before and the Ladybug is the same Bug. I do not even find a comment some days that seems worth the comment. On a side note, we have a pair of ducks that visit our pond for a short time each day. But they are wild and fly away if I attempt to get close enough to chuck some bread at them. Silly huh?

  18. So glad to know I am not alone in the
    EH feeling lately. There is so much
    to accomplish in the spring and I think I am just worn out...gee, was
    beginning to think it was because I
    am getting older! Love your blog.

  19. I totally need to do a post like this..you took the words right out of my mouth! I so feel Ehhh all the time lately. I am lucky to do two or three posts a week. Maybe if Spring just showed up...no then I would be outside.

    Just keep doing what your soul needs..it's ok. Now I will just listen to my own advice!

  20. Jaybird, Just wanted to say hi and tell you I'm still alive. I'm using the computer at the library right now. I'm glad you're still blogging. Take care. Cynthia

  21. No problem with the "eh". Sometimes its important to just be: happy with yourself, your accomplishments, your new duckie friends, important people you love, etc. Then you can be back to the blog and tell us about how it feels to reach your goals. Cheers!

  22. Even though I want you to blog frequently, don't worry about it. Blog for you so you can look back and see what was happening in your life at the time. :) By the way, my sister-in-law had ducks at one time and they poop a lot. ;) She had to get rid of them because they wouldn't stay off her concrete. =P

  23. I'm in the "eh" mode regarding blogging as well. Must be spring fever.

  24. OMG, that burger. just.. OMG.

    And are ya really gonna be able to eat those chicks some day? I'm not saying there's anything wrong with that...I just know how much you love your feathered friends.

  25. Oh Jayme, I tell you what...those cute little ducks...make me wanna go back and buy some more. I was forewarned though! NO DUCKS THIS YEAR. Maybe next. Do everything you can that is unnatural and keep taking pics. You'll get your mojo back and have plenty to blog about!
    And CRAP about the bees. I bet mine have swarmed and I've missed it.

    Cindy Bee

  26. When is your new video "Nips of Steel" being released?

    Swarms freak me out {not because they scare me but because of the 'look'}

    Chicks for meat? Let me check my calendar. Do you have your "monthly visitor' again?

    Congrats on two pounds to go!!


  27. I have missed you blogging, but I also understand the "ehs". Maybe there is something in the air lately. I have definitely also had the "ehs", but I have not gotten done half of what you do. I have still been losing weight, but it is slow. Can't believe you are almost at your goal weight. Congrats!!!

  28. Sure do miss you jaymster. . . just thinking. . maybe you feel eh without quotations because you're missin us. . . well it's worth a shot darn it, and I'm going for it Ü

    Sorry I'm being self-centered trying to convince you it's us you miss, because I miss you sew. . .your humor, your inspiration and anywho, now my therapist is costing me big time. . . Ü xoxo


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