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Friday, April 26, 2013

Staycation week.

So, this week we have been on vacation....Or as some people call it, staycation.
  We decided to stay home and try to get some things done, and relax, instead of hurrying through stuff.
 It's Thursday, (it's Friday now, started posting this on Thursday) and I'm not getting it all done. BUT, I'm having a great week.

We went mushroom hunting, and I didn't find any mushrooms, but I did find Jake, the snake!
One of the things marked off of the list is move beehives.
 Now let me tell you how to move beehives.  You do it when it's dark out, when it's cool out, or when it's raining out. You suit up and you start the smoker....just in case the bees decide to pop out and say Hi.
 And it's easier if you have that moving tool you see around the bottom of the hive, which I borrowed from a friend last year.  As you can see, we did it when it was raining out. We had to move two of them from the house in town, to the country.  You move them during those,rainy, cold, or dark times, because that's when the bees are inside the hive.  We'll talk more about beehives later.  The season is here.  I'll be getting in my hives on Monday.  It's supposed to be sunny and 73.  Keep your fingers crossed that they lived. You never know until you open the hive.

I also marked off of the list getting a new cell phone.  Mine was over two years old and some of the updates weren't downloading.  And it's just fun to get a new cell phone sometimes.

Indy fun is on the list.  We had Indy fun Wednesday.  Indy fun is getting the hell out of dodge and having fun in Indianapolis.  We started out at Barnes and Noble.  I got a magazine.  I love this crochet magazine and I've never been able to find it in my town.
 Then we went to Macaroni Grill and ate lunch/dinner.  I had chicken Parmesan 
 and my Shug had fettuccine Alfredo.
 They have the tastiest bread which comes with every meal.
 They seated us right by these bottles of wine, so I had to indulge! 
 I ended up getting two bottles of reds to take home. How could I not?  On Thursdays you can buy them for $15.00 each.
 Then we went to a casino for a couple of hours.  I'm a loser.  Always am. But I had fun trying.  When we left, this is what the sky looked like. 
Peeps...this rain has got to stop!
Oh and did I mention that morning we had snow, ice pellets, and rain. 
 Stop I tell ya....
 Then we watched a FUN movie.  You have to watch it.  The name of it is Dolphins Tale.  Harry Connick Jr. is in it and who doesn't love him?  My Shug called it a "goody goody" movie.  And as I was sitting there watching the movie, I looked up and saw this moon shining in our window.  Beautiful!
 Then as I was getting ready for bed, I was taking my earrings out and I swear to Pete, these were the earrings I had in my ears.  All day long...Yup, one in each ear.  I sometimes cannot hold a thought together long enough to even put earrings in!  It's menopause.  I swear it is.  And that's when it started....everything started going to hell in a hand basket. did.

The next morning I tried telling my Shug to just do something fun today.  I was going to crochet group. I told him do not bother moving bricks (the bottom thing on this list)  My friend Cheryl and I are going to start moving them on Monday, for exercise. 

 He did not listen.

 And he got stuck in the mud.
He got stuck in the mud, after he backed over a wheelbarrow, and after we moved a hive that I said we needed to wait until after Monday to move.  I need to go through them first.  He just knew that hive was dead and wanted to move it.  We did.  Big mistake.  It wasn't dead.
 It wasn't raining out.
It wasn't cold out.
It wasn't dark out.
We weren't suited up.
I didn't have the smoker going.
Right after we moved it, out came the bees and they were mad.
 He got stung on his head.
And I heard one buzzing in my ear.  You know how you are trying to sleep at night and a fly buzzes your head all night long.  Well it sounded like that.  I kept yelling "I HEAR IT IN MY HAIR!"  "I don't see it he says."  "WELL I HEAR IT!"  As I run from the beeyard to our room in the basement, grabbing my hair, squishing my hair, flinging my hair with my hand the entire way, flinging my head around because I kept hearing it buzz by my ear.  I ran into the bathroom and I took a comb with big teeth, put it by my scalp and pulled, with my head upside down over the sink and sure enough, a bee fell out and landed in the sink, moving slowly because during one of those flings and squishes, I maimed her.  I promptly grabbed a tissue, squished, and tossed her in the toilet, and flushed.  I WAS DONE!

And while we were taking a break, sitting outside the garage,  we heard something above our heads.  There is an animal of some sort partying in our soffits, inside the attic of the garage.  Great.  Shug set the live trap, which we have yet to catch a thing in so far.....ever! 

Then last night, I sit in my chair watching a STOOPID movie with Kevin Costner in it.  Something about another daughter.  I like Dances with Wolves 100 times better. But here it is...popping up to say Hi....the moon....

A calming presence on a crazy day!

Cindy Bee


  1. Wow crazy day...I hope things are better now. That shug of yours what a knucklehead!!! I hope he's ok. Btw the visual of you running around hair flying back and forth got me to laughin so hard poor girl.

  2. Never, ever a dull moment at your place! Hope all is calm for you now. Love that moon!

  3. Cindy, Your new earring combo cracks me up. I bet people think what an artsy person she is. Oh the bees, you need to listen to yourself not your sugar pie :):) you sound like you were lucky to only have one sting between you. I hope it all gets smoothed out soon for you. You guys work so hard.xoxo,Susie


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