Pink and Yellow and Fuzzy All Over

What’s pink and yellow and fuzzy all over? Why, the Rosy Maple Moth of course.

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This fun surprise showed up on our outside door frame tonight. It’s kind of like sherbet – with fuzz 🙂


Office Assistant

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My office assistant, Carmen. She manages things while I’m working. Her duties include staring at the phone when it rings, conducting random inspections of my desk when she needs to stretch, and as you can see above, performing quality control assessments on my office chair when I get up…and then not giving it back.

The Photo Predicament

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My prior laptop had several issues going on and the time had come to find a new computer. So here I sit, fingers happily typing along on new keys and enjoying the love-fest my eyes are having with a crisp, new screen.

However, the issue I’m now having is what to do with the thousands of old photographs on my old laptop. With the prior 2 blogs I kept up before this one, I could easily find myself dumping hundreds of photos at a time onto my hard drive to pick and choose the best pictures from to post, but I was terrible at taking the time to remove those I didn’t use. These are all mixed in with family and personal photos and will take weeks to work through undoubtedly.

I love starting off with an empty computer rather than immediately moving over large amounts of data and taking up half the huge amount of storage right off the bat. I’ll have to figure something out as to my game plan to tidy up the old and new computers without deleting it all in a fit of frustration and impatience. Personally, I’m a big fan of if you don’t miss something after a certain amount of time, you probably wouldn’t miss it at all and should go ahead and just gift yourself some extra space.

Hopefully, the newness of this computer will continue to inspire me to simplify things going forward so that I don’t need to repeat this massive photo organization effort. Bring on the cappuccino and the ergonomic wrist supports!

Squirrely Happenings

While stopping for lunch the other day, movement on a nearby tree caught my eye. This hollowed-out hole has been in this tree since we moved here last year. In strong storms last year, the top of this tree fell off just above the hole. We always figured this was one of the many discarded woodpecker holes in the woods. But lo and behold, someone climbed out.

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This youngster was quite small compared to the adult squirrels we commonly see scampering about. I’d estimate this small squirrel was maybe 5-6 long. It wasn’t very sure of its footing and it never ventured more than a few inches from the entrance to the nest inside.

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It made one quick climb to the top of the hole and then from one side of the tree trunk to the other, not sure of how brave it could safely be.

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Not soon after it ventured out, it was time to head back in to the safety and warmth of the thick nest inside. No time was wasted in scrambling back indoors.

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Only just barely could I make out a little gray head, peeking out from within. After the last look it took outside, it curled back up and was done for the day.

2013-04-23 Squirrel 05All that adventure made for a good afternoon nap!

Daily Prompt: Earworm

What song is stuck in your head (or on permanent rotation in your CD  or MP3 player) these days? Why does it speak to you?

Michael Bublé : “Feeling Good”

One of my favorite tunes. I play it when I’m starting the day off right. I play it when I’ve finished the day well. It’s the soundtrack for a feel-good, running-right and making-it-happen kind of day. (I’ve even blared it on the house speakers when the day is horrendous and I’m determined to make a turnaround). You can never go wrong with this one. I dare you to play this song and not be in a better mood afterward 🙂