Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Wordless Wednesday: Binoculars

L and I went on a ranger ride with Grammy over the weekend, just to get out and enjoy the weather and see what kind of wildlife we could find.  L was prepared with Papa's binoculars. 

Funniest part was that L was constantly looking thru the binoculars and was afraid that Grammy was going to run into the trees that were WAY off into the distance.

We saw squirrel nests, trees that beavers had chewed on, deer, hawks, an owl... but the favorite of the day?  Calves of course!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Who Intimidates You More?

Thousands of violent crimes are ended every year by CCW permit holders, without ever firing a shot, simply because the intended victim was armed.  And thousands of crimes are enabled every year by the creation of "gun free zones".  Disarming the potential rape victim protects just one person.  The rapist.

The legislators of Illinois have essentially made the ENTIRE state a "gun free zone".  Watch this video and tell me, how does rendering me defenseless protect you against a violent crime?

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Bird's Nest Take Two

A few years ago, I made these tasty Bird's Nests for Easter.  This year I was a bit of a procrastinator and didn't go grocery shopping to get all the necessities for Easter dinner.  Including the chinese egg noodles that are needed for those nexts.  So instead, I scrambled and altered the recipe a bit by using Cocoa Krispies (6 cups).  I must say, I actually PREFER them this way!
I hope you had a great Easter, we certainly did!