Why I haven’t posted in more than three weeks: #1

May 28, 2012

I’m an easily distracted If-You-Give-A-Mouse-A-Cookie kind of person.  I start cleaning up the kitchen, find a blanket on the floor that I take to Moose’s room where I see some dirty clothes on the floor that I take to the washing machine.  There I find clean towels that need to be put in the bathroom.  Right smack in the middle of the bathroom is a Lego tower that Jax built….

Eventually, I get tired of the whole housecleaning gig and give up to break up a fight between Jax and Moose.  Sissy and Mimi come over and finish cleaning my house.  And that’s how blogging’s been lately, except that Sissy and Mimi don’t blog, which is why it hasn’t gotten done.  Do you see a pattern of reemerging going on here?

Now it’s going on a month since I’ve blogged and I’ve compiled a list of reasons to justify my absence.  I just hope that I can get them all posted.

Reason #1:  I’ve been trying to identify a rare species of hummingbirds

It was dusk and I was sitting on the back porch stoop consoling Lillianna over the phone.  Lilli’s beloved companion of 15 years had passed away, and she was upset.

“Hey,” I said, “Peetie’s up there in doggie heaven chasing squirrels and squeaky balls.  He’s having steak for breakfast and he’s swimming and there are cute poodles to flirt with….”

It looks like a humingbird, doesn't it?!Then in the middle of my consoling soliloquy, I noticed a very tiny thing buzzing around my flowers, flitting from one bloom to another.  It had two yellow stripes and its wings were moving so fast, they were a blur.

It had to be some rare kind of hummingbird.

“Um, Lilli, I’m sorry, but I’ve gotta go,” I said, running inside to grab my camera.

“What’s wrong, Bean?”

“Gotta take a picture of a bird.  Bye.”

After I took the picture, I ran inside and Googled hummingbird with two yellow stripes.

It's an INSECT!Google said it was a hummingbird MOTH.

It couldn’t be.  Google was obviously mistaken.

I downloaded my pictures.  I blew up my humingbird to 500 percent, and there it was all insecty looking and gross.

Geez, it looked better blurry.

Moral of the story:  if your friend’s dog has just died, do not get off the phone with her to take a picture of a bird.  It’s probably an insect.  Google doesn’t lie.

Up next Reason #2:  Moose offends Costco food server

SOS:  why is the new version of WordPress hyperlinking to irrelevant key words?! 

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Ally May 28, 2012 at 3:05 pm

My friend’s dog did just die. I am making a mental note not to stop talking to take bird pictures… I’m not kidding, either.
I am, however, looking forward to hearing about the Costco food server…

papa May 28, 2012 at 4:15 pm

Jenny, stop the BS. How about the real reason?

The ladies club is doing a great business and we’ve been making plenty of money in spite of having to buy new electric flash glow-in-the-dark g-strings. In other words Papa is flush. When Papa is flush, he buys plenty of cheap wine. Someone has been filching Papa’s wine and that, my friends, is the only clue you need to figure out why the blog has fallen on hard times.

Not to worry…I have a new hiding place for the wine and faced with being sober, Jenny would rather write than do housework.


Jenn May 28, 2012 at 7:12 pm

Ally: good plan. Costco food server post already written, i.e., it will definitely get posted this week.

Papa: that is a bald-faced lie. Not the housekeeping part. The part about the wine.

I. Do. Not. Drink. Boxed. Wine. Especially white zinfandel!


Pamela May 29, 2012 at 12:58 am

Glasses? And I don’t mean wine glasses. Is it possible YOU need glasses? 🙂 I say that as one of the newly converted, go forth and wear glasses forevermore my child.

Anyway, nice to see you re-emerge and with your non-box wine drinking scruples intact. Until the costco story…

<3 p

Betsy at Zen Mama May 29, 2012 at 6:05 am

You sound like me. Part of my problem is forgetting what I’m even in a room to do. Not much gets done that way!

Anyway, welcome back and thanks for the smiles! Love those hummingbird months by the way!!

Counting down the days until August!!

portia May 29, 2012 at 12:42 pm

I want to see that bird/moth. I like wine in a box–but never white zin! I need to visit yall soon. (I promise to wait til my eye is no longer pink.)

Irene May 30, 2012 at 10:00 pm

Excuses, excuses!

LILLIANNA June 1, 2012 at 7:12 am

Thanks for the shout out on Peetie.. it, of course made me cry. I like the hummingbird moth! Great photo Chica Bean! You have missed your calling as a wildlife photographer..then again maybe not..you have taken some GREAT “wildlife” shots of Jax and Moose!

Lot’s of Love


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