November 13, 2012

To clean my oven, or not to clean my oven...

...funny how easily distracted I get when there is cleaning to be done.  Especially ironic considering how stressed I got just yesterday when the Better Half brought to my attention that Thanksgiving is but one week from THIS Thursday.  ARGH.  Of course the Better Half neglected to realize part of that stress level is due to the fact that he decided it was time to cover up that hideous border in our kitchen that came WITH our house upon purchase. Buy one house and we'll throw in a vintage 1980's floral kitchen border in lovely tones of pink and tan, and for just $19.99 more a set of Ginzu knives.   Kathy's Murphy's Law always kicks in...border doesn't strip off, a bunch of spackeling, sanding and priming later...hasta la vista border.  Helloooooo dust everywhere.  So I am left to do what I need to do in prep for Thanksgiving....I'm editing photos.




"The Swan"
Somewhere in Lancaster County, PA


Yesterday I ventured up to Lancaster County to visit the parental units.  The madre' was no where to be found upon arrival.  Of course I didn't give her any warning of my arrival, but I'm still going to hold this against her in my quest for inheriting the coveted family creche'.  The padre' is in a memory care facility and usually ready for visitors until early afternoon...so I had a bit of time to waste (since mom blew me off).






So I drove around a bit and decided to channel my inner Zen with this guy.    Drove right by him on a winding Lancaster County road...saw him in my rear view mirror, and pulled a U-bee.  Okay, he looks kinda sweet....




"Shake a Tail Feather"


But he's got a bit of a mean streak in him.  I'm glad I happened to be wearing my "running" boots...just sayin'.  Not to make mom feel guilty or anything BUT...I broke a nail. That WOULDN'T have happened had you been home madre'.

Zen, Zen...gotta remember my Zen...

--Kathy

20 comments:

  1. LOL!!! Mean streaks are never good, but fortunately a good pair of running shoes always are!

    Lovely captures, Kathy. And YES, Thanksgiving IS close! Yikes!!! Freaks me out a little too!!!

    xo

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  2. Ooo swans!!! I love swans...so calming and majestic! And seriously, Turkey-day a weeks away!

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  3. Ha! I think that swan is just lucky he didn't look more like a turkey or you might have pursued him and bagged Thanksgiving dinner at the same time. Do you think he was in disquise????

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  4. I am planning my to do lists and meal plan for Thanksgiving next week - you are so right that it snuck up without warning! I'm not ready! *stressed*

    Those swan photos are fantastic! I'm so glad you had your running shoes...lol. :)

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  5. o that swan ...o That SWAN ...O THAT SWAN! The most beautiful of all fowl species, I swear!! and ...your photographs ain't half bad 'ither.

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  6. Hello, I was at the dentist yesterday and that's when I found out Thanksgiving was next week ----what? Somehow, just somehow can't we have another week?

    These photos are soooo gorgeous, love the reflections....I've been really into reflections lately! xo

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  7. Beautiful swan photos. I had to admit it but my cleaning the over usually happens when I am forced to. LIke something spilled in there and I have to clean it before I can use it again - which I don't usually remember until I'm pre-heating the oven.

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    1. BELIEVE ME..I don't do it very often myself.

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  8. Gorgeous shots, and guess it was meant to be that your mom was not around! Know you will be totally ready for Thanksgiving when the time gets here... Coming soon though

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  9. Kathy, the pictures of the swan are gorgeous. They look very nice from a distance. When you get close watch out. The ones in our development are very nasty! Yet another nail! Two bad weeks for you! LOL Oh, by the way, those wild turkeys aren't much nicer! Just sayin!

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  10. The top image is simply great! Love the comp...

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  11. You've captured the swan's elegance beautifully (and apparently just in time!). My family is celebrating Thanksgiving this weekend -- early! I'm a bit freaked out, too. When the day arrives, we'll have a grand time, I'm sure.

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  12. Wonderful swan photos, yet deceptive - he doesn't look mean. Must have been nice to enjoy the fresh air anyway.

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  13. I can't believe how Thanksgiving snuck up on us like this.. I have a sneaky feeling that Christmas is going to do the same thing. Love your photos..

    Hugs~

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  14. Beautiful swan pics♥ I vote to not clean the oven until after Turkey Day. Gives you extra time to ponder on it some more...he-he.

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  15. But if your mom had been home, we would not be seeing these incredible images!! I love the last one, where you get a view of the feathers of his wings!!
    And if I didn't love turkey drumsticks so much, I would say to order out for Thanksgiving, and let the cook have a day off!!!

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    1. Have to admit, the last one on MY favorite one too :) Just love those feathers from behind.

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  16. Beautiful swans and the reflections are amazing!

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