Look! I'm posting again! I always feel so virtuous when I put up a post. It's like having my vitamins, or shaving my legs, or getting the last stray sock off the laundry chair. Let's see- what's going on around here? Thanksgiving is coming soon and there's apparently been some interfamilial debate over whether squirrel is appropriate holiday fare or not. I come down pretty firmly on the 'not' side, having once eaten squirrel. I know I've written about squirrel eating before but the truth is I only did it once, a really long time ago. And I didn't inhale, I swear! Anyway, I'm not sure how that's going to play out but I'll eat anything if I have enough wine, that's my motto! The weather has gotten very chilly lately, it is definitely boot weather. I have recently discovered that it's also the season for purchasing larger than normal sized stretchy cords. I found this out the hard way and I don't want to talk about it anymore, thank you very much. I might have to travel to an even colder place for work sometime soon, too. To a place where I hear that people routinely wear cleats to keep from slipping on the ice. I'm not sure how well that's going to work out for me. Cleats, really? I mean, sure, those are great for clawing your way to the top of the heap, if you have a pile of coworkers in your way all the time like I do and you don't want blood on your good boots. But just for walking down the street? I don't think so.
Thanksgiving, boring! Work, boring! Let's talk about my most brilliant recent discovery! It's only the most awesome zombie/vampire repellant ever! Like all brilliant discoveries it happened totally by accident. See, I had to clean out the cat box, so I scooped the cat poop into a bag, then I tied the bag shut and put it outside the front door. I kept 'forgetting' to take it to the garbage, which was super annoying, until it got to be about the fourth day and I realized that the entire time that bag had been by the front door was undead-predator free! Not a single vampire or zombie! It worked for about ten days and would probably still be effective, only someone got sick of having a bag of cat poop on the front porch and threw it away. Someone who doesn't realize how valuable it was, no doubt. So now I have to just wait until I can get another bag full. In the meantime, I make the cat sleep with me with his butt pointed towards the bedroom door. With that problem solved, I need to figure out a way to keep the raccoons away from the chickens. So far they have gotten three of our chickens. Unfortunately, I'm pretty sure they are regular raccoons, not the undead kind, so the cat poop doesn't work. Let me know if you have any ideas! And Happy Thanksgiving! I'll be sure to keep you posted on the squirrels.