Thursday, January 29, 2009

Do you feel safe...

I recently read somewhere that if a cat feels safe in their environment they will lay on their back and expose their bellies...

all is well in Colby's world

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Update on our weather...

Well the front came and went, we were prepared and thankfully it was for nought.

We ended up only getting mostly rain and early this morning when the freeze line finally made it to our house we had a little sleet and as it started melting "icicles"
the birdbath was frozen and I'm not sure the lemon/lime trees are going to survive.

the tempuature at 8:30 a.m. 20*

the tempurature at 2:30 p.m. 25*

Unfortunately even though the highway was pretty clear, the Sulfur River Bridge just north of the house had some icy spots and there was a very bad wreck about 4:30 a.m. which caused the death of a woman driver. When Kenneth left at 7 a.m. they still had the bridge closed to one-lane of traffic and people were slowed to 15 mph. We say a prayer for her family.
  • I did our Federal Tax Return today, I used TuboTax (free edition), which offers FREE, Federal returns, this also includes e-filing...all for free. They have really improved there return and it was very simple, just go through and answer the questions. NOTE: have your 2007 Tax Return on hand in order to complete the e-filing.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Bloggy Giveaways...

Its the Quarterly Bloggy Giveaway! It just started yesterday so go NOW! Go here to see all the blogs who are either giving away an item or have something special on their blogs. When I was there they had 1063 giveaways!

  • Just a note: we are expecting an ice storm starting in the next few hours (predicting up to 1" of ice). I have filled the water pitchers in the kitchen (for drinking), the camping water jugs from the shop (for flushing), done all the dishes and vacuumed (nothing worse than sitting around looking at clutter), we have food, 2 new magazines, the bird feeders are full and Kenneth will have to check the generator when he gets home. I have to work this evening, we'll probably be swamped with MVC's and falls. Everyone take care and we'll keep you posted. There's chicken in the crock pot...

made a creamy sauce..
with spices.

  • Amanda and Charles drove home yesterday and ran into the same storm before they got home. They ended up the last 50+ miles following the sand trucks and for the last 10+ miles following a woman driving 5 mph. They are both home today, Amanda just called and said nobody is going anywhere for at least today.

Curly Sue was very sick yesterday...watery diarrhea, vomiting, she wouldn't go outside (she loves outside), we fed her yogurt and water through a syringe to keep her hydrated. She woke up this morning "all better", so am very thankful for that. Here she has been digging another whole in the yard.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

2009 Blogger Awards...

Go here and vote for your favorite blogs or just check out all the finalists to see what other people are talking about. Scroll to the right and under Best Kept Secret vote for "Chickens in the Road".

Friday, January 23, 2009


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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Superbowl 43...

The Cardinals are going to the Superbowl!!!

I have always been a Cardinal fan (OK, baseball) who knew they had a football team too. But I'v always been a fan...always!

Why? I don't follow the teams or even know any of the players names, but I love the birds!

So I will be cheering for the Cardinals! They have pretty uniforms too.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Food Lion...

For those of you who live near a Food Lion Grocery store, check out this blog "It's Hip 2 Save". She shows you coupons and deals for Food Lion, Walgreen's and other numerous stores. Click on her links on the right side bar to go directly to her posts for each store.

I continue to read and learn from all these other people just trying to make ends meet. Bless all of you who take the time to share your experiences and ideas.

ShooShoo Giveaway...

Amanda likes these...

I think these are cute too...

Supermom Central is giving away a pair of ShooShoo shoes for babies or toddlers. Check out her blog for wonderful thoughts and ideas.

The Agrarian Life...

I am not sure of all the things which they believe in, but it is very interesting to read about their journey. Go through the reading list on the right hand side of "Lentils and Rice" to learn more. Another site is "Granny Miller" she discusses a new law I was unaware of which begins February 10, 2009. For those who sell second hand childrens clothes...check it out here. She also has some excellent gardening tips.

Monday, January 19, 2009

It begins...

We went to Wal Mart Saturday and they had ...broccoli, cabbage, Brussel sprouts onion sets...all the early planting items.

So we got some Texas onion sets and came home and I planted them and the Snap peas I had saved from last year I never got planted. I mentioned at work that I had planted them and everyone was "isn't it too early for planting?"

I said "well Wal Mart has there plants for sale so I thought it was OK." one of the guys replied "Yeah, but Wal Mart starts selling Christmas in September now!" So I guess we'll see how things do. I plan on covering the onion sets on nights its going to be below freezing. I hope they do well.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Free - $10.00 Sam Club Gift Card...

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PB & J Challange

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Sunday, January 11, 2009

I love pie...

The American Pie Council also hosts the annual APC/Crisco® National Pie Championships in Orlando, FL, April 24 to 26, 2009, in conjunction with the Great American Pie Festival. Bakers of all skill levels are invited to compete, and you can find out more at The American Pie Council.

Also check out Goose Berry Patch for great recipes.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Stay organized, save time...

Betty Crocker has partnered with Cozi to bring you a FREE online organization tool. With Cozi at your fingertips, you'll have access to customized grocery lists, recipes, and more. And, Cozi's shared family calendar is great for planning, from everyday meals to special parties.

Friday, January 9, 2009

I got one...

Its a purple HIPPOPOTAMUS!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Back in two days...

I need to put up all things Christmas and have been working extra hours also, so just taking a short break and will return back to posting in a couple of days.

Friday, January 2, 2009


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