The Chickens Are Coming!!

Fact: I hate birds.  And chickens.  And roosters.  And giant, gross, blue & red bumpy-faced turkeys. 

All of which are at my parent’s house. 

This morning, after enjoying breakfast and coffee with k, we hear the rooster’s sad, pathetic attempt at a cockadoodle-doo and it sounds like it’s coming from INSIDE the house. 

Of course, I panic. 

How did a rooster get IN the house?

Would DW bring it in the house as a pet?  Why does DW think a rooster is a pet?

How do I get the rooster out of the house?

How do I get around the rooster?  Without it seeing me?

I have so many questions!! 

So, after weighing my odds that there could in fact be a rooster in the house, I decide against it and let the pack of wild dogs (aka, the biggest babies in the world) out into the back yard, just in time to see millions of chickens and the rooster under a pine tree, right by the house. 

I run back inside to give k the scoop.  He clearly doesn’t care based on the look he’s giving me.  Meanwhile, I’m in crisis mode, preparing for an emergency of chickens-gone-wild

Then, as we’re sitting in the living room working we hear the chickens getting louder and realize they’ve come around to the front of the house.  They have us surrounded!  They are ready to attack!  What to do?!

So, I text DW.  Here’s how the conversation went:
{d} – They’ve got us surrounded!!  They’re planning an attack!!

DW – They know you don’t like them.

{d} – I know. That’s what worries me.  How fast do they run?  Can I out run them?

DW – I wouldn’t try.  Maybe you should try some kindness.

{d} – Ew.

DW – They really are friendly.

{d} – To you! You like them and you bring them food.

DW – Take them a strawberry.

{d} – NO! Those are mine! They can get their own strawberries!

DW – Have fun. Go visit the donkeys.

{d} – After the chickens move along.

DW – They will run the other way.

{d} – I’m taking a baseball bat, just in case.

DW –  A broom.

{d} – A bat.

DW – Don’t let them take it away from you.

{d} – Quit giving me things to worry about.

Thanks, DW!  Just send me out there to see the donkeys in the middle of the-chicken-attack-of-the-century!  If I don’t come back alive, you’ll miss me.  Just promise that on my tombstone it doesn’t say anything about being defeated by chickens.  How embarrassing!

Enjoy your day & wish me luck getting out of this house alive!


Over the weekend…

…We went with friends to Fort Worth for the Main Street Art Fest.
*We almost died due to G’s driving!
*G may have mentioned that we should have just rode our “big dog” instead of ride with her.
*That probably would have been a safer choice, hehe.

…I snapped a picture of k with a giant rooster.  That’s really nothing out of the ordinary, folks.

…We ate Cajun food for the first time.
*Ok, so I played it safe and ordered popcorn shrimp and fries (and now I’m working my tail off this week to make up for it).
*But, k ordered something I can’t pronounce and it did not look or smell all that appetizing, but he liked it.
*And, he may or may not have tried alligator as an appetizer.  He may or may not have been kissed by me later that night (I’ll
let you guess the correct answer on that one, ew.)

*Really?  Cat Basket?  Cat Platter?  How does that sound appetizing?  Poor cats!

…We may or may not have frozen our tails off at the art fest, after the sun went down.  What the pluck, Texas?!  I didn’t move here so you could get into the 50s at night.

…{d&k} did a lot of yard work and even planted flowers.

…Took a trip to the Farmer’s Market and had a blast!  We bought flowers, fruits & veggies, and even had lunch there.
* Apparently the theme for the weekend was Rooster!

* And, they sell sculpted shrubs…in either llama shape or Garfield.  Who knew?!  I think a llama shrub on either side of the front porch would look fantastical!  K thinks otherwise.  Whatevs, k.  You just don’t know style when you see it.

…We had a lazy Sunday night, consisting of eating take-out on the couch, playing goofy video games (in which my arm seriously hurts today), and watching stupidly funny movies (ie, Gnomeo & Juliet…watch it, it’s funny!)

…We took the pups to the dog park.
*Elvis wore himself and another pup out.  That pup’s owner came up to thank us.  Haha.
*Uma’s greyhound buddy, Polly Pocket, was there.  They had fun catching up (at least I assume they did).
*Oskar met another pug and insisted on sitting right next to him and confusing his owner.  That’s my pug!


Overall, we had a great weekend!  What did you do?

Enjoy your Monday,


PS — It is almost MAY!?!?  Where did April go?!?!?!


{d&k}s weekend away

Hello friends!
{d&k} are back from their much needed weekend away in San Antonio.  We had a fantastic time and I’m already scoping out free dates for our next weekend away.

I’m still learning this huge state and where everything is located.  I had no idea Austin and San Antonio were only an hour away from each other, and you drive through Austin on the way to San Antonio.  This worked out perfectly for us to take a little side stop to Austin on the way back Sunday.  I love Austin!!  I cannot wait to go back.

Like I promised, here are some pictures from our weekend away.  Enjoy!

{d&k} at G & Js beautiful wedding

1 – The happy couple.  I just love weddings!!  How can you not leave a wedding happy and inspired that 2 people found each other?!
2 – My handsome k.  Ow, ow.
3 – I try so hard. I really do.  To not be a wedding coordinator at a wedding that I’m a guest at.  But, I can’t help it.  And, how can you say no to a bride whose dress won’t stay bustled?

1 – 3 – The River Walk in downtown San Antonio.  I’m so glad it was nice Sunday and that the rain held off!  This is such a great place to wander and a lot of the restaurants had live music and all had outdoor patios.  It was very neat that it runs right through the middle of downtown!

1 – The Alamo!  Like I said earlier, my vision of Texas is skewed.  I never thought the Alamo was in the middle of downtown.  I have always pictured it out in the middle of the desert somewhere (because also in my head Texas was a huge desert, before I moved here).  I also pictured the Alamo a bit bigger.  Hmmm….my 5th grade history teacher lead me astray.

2 – The Alamo gardens

3 – {d&k} at the Alamo.  Why wouldn’t we commemorate the horrible things that happened there so many years ago than with a happy picture of the happy couple?!  I told you my vision is skewed, in more aspects than just Texas.

1 – Again, my handsome k

2 – K found his look-a-like painted on the side of a building.  Weird.  The world is not ready for another k.  2-D or 3-D.

3 – There is a fish, a rooster, and a loaf of bread on top of a parking garage.  I have no idea why they are there but I thought it was so funny.  And a little weird.  But funny & weird enough for me to take a photo.  Maybe I’m a little weird.

Well, folks.  There you have it.  A few photos from our weekend away in San Antonio and Austin.  Stay tuned for another installment of What K Has Taught Me.  You’ll laugh. A lot. I promise.

Enjoy your day,