Tuesday, March 9, 2010

New friends, nice job and weekend fare

- The just placed bird feeder outside my mother's bedroom window has made her at least 100 new friends. A fat robin senses motion from the window and flies away, but returns when he feels it is safe.

- A Girl Scout positioned outside the drug store, with smiling mother and fidgety little sister just behind, asks shyly if I would like to buy cookies. I select a box of the kind she recommends based on the nice job she does presenting them.

- From Mr C's sign: Corn dogs, tots and the Oscars...C'mon


Lance said...

Up here to the north...the robin's haven't been flying around yet. Maybe this is a sign they are coming...and I'll take that as a sign of spring!!

Lynn said...

Lance -

I think they are maneuvering their way up to your neck of the woods - hanging out in the south until it is a bit warmer to the north.

Jewel Allen said...

I love the fact that bird-feeder season is here again (well, I know some come by in the winter, but it's foremost in my mind in the summer :-).

I was all crotchety when the little girl scout came to my door, but my heart melted when she gave me such an earnest look.

Lynn said...

Jewel -

Me, too! :)

See - I usually get this kind of thing. An email from an adult I know saying she is taking orders for cookies for her daughter's scout troop. The other day this same mom - sent an email saying "Cookies are in - come get 'em!"

So I like to buy from children who come and ask themselves - most of the time it is at church, but those kids seem to be ageing out - so I was happy to get a box of Thin Mints and the new Thank U Berry Munch cookies from this young lady. :)

Meredith said...

I'm so glad your mother gets to have all those new friends. Birds can be the most soothing of buddies. :)

We also bought girl scout cookies -- but only because I *must have* thin mints whenever their season comes around!

Maude Lynn said...

I'm just starting to see robins. Oh, I love them!

Lynn said...

Meredith -

It is very entertaining to her to have birds right there.

I love Thin Mints, too. It is difficult to eat only a couple of those.

Lynn said...

Mama Zen -

I love the robins, too. There is a cardinal who camps out in a tree behind my house - I think he is scoping out good places for a nest.

Riot Kitty said...

The girl scouts don't even have to ask me - I'm there drooling over the cookies before they even see me coming!

LL Cool Joe said...

I wish Girl Scouts in the UK sold cookies.

If we had one of those bird feeders, some how the squirels would be hanging upside from it.

Lynn said...

Riot Kitty -

Somehow the boxes are smaller and the cookies more expensive ($3.50 per box!) But I always want them, too. :)

Joe -

The Girl Scouts in the UK don't sell cookies? Do they do other sorts of fund raising?

TALON said...

No robins spotted here yet, but I have a feeling once the snow is off the grass they'll be back.

lol @ Mr. C. He's right - what more you could possibly want?

Lynn said...

Talon -

This morning (referring to Monday) Mr C's sign said: Meatloaf, trivia, naner puddin and 72 degrees. (Banana pudding - a tribute to the slang we use in the south and it was warm.) :)

Jannie Funster said...

Will the squirrels try to dine there too?? They sure try to here!

Spring has for sure spring here - 84 today. Too hot too soon for me!


Blue Bunny said...

i bet i lieks those seeds in that! yummy. ever yoo puts in karrits too?


Snaggle Tooth said...

I do love the birdfeeder view- Now of course, I mostly watch squirrels. That one looks good- but wonder if the squirrels will figure it out...
I sold GSA cookies for over a decade! Now I don't recognize the types- except for Choclate Mints n Samoas... (they prob don't have now) Bet they were pricey! $4 yet?

I wanted to see the Oscars but drats! Had to work again- Saw a few hilightss on the news- Love those dresses!

Lynn said...

Jannie -

I think this one will be squirrel proof. Let's hope.

And it was in the mid-70s here yesterday - hopefully it won't go straight to summer like last year.

Blue Bunny -

That seed is probably yummy. I wonder if those birds would like karrits? I'm thinking not.

Snaggle -

The Scout cookies are $3.50 a box - pretty pricey. :)

And I love to look at the Oscar dresses, too. I ended up recording it because I can't stay up that late until it is over.