Saturday, December 09, 2006

Going Shopping, Going Shopping, Going Shopig




"What?"











My ears pricked up when she told me the news ... we were going Christmas shopping this beautiful Saturday (28 degrees sunrise temp). Now that's not horrible news, but a beautiful crisp day off spent shopping would not have been my first choice.


















Still, it could be worse. We could be bowling ...















If I'm good and participate, she might take me to HOPS for a drink and a meal.














By the time we're through battling crowds, shoving other shoppers out of the way (just kidding ..sorta :) , and (hopefully)watching the shuttle go off, I'll be ready for my cozy bed.

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15 comments:

Laura said...

Awww :)

(Very sorry about getting your dog's names mixed up in the post below.) :(

roger said...

wait. is the pig going shopping?

be careful out there in shoppingland.

robin andrea said...

28 degrees! I can't believe our temps are warmer than yours. Enjoy your Christmas shopping, and the space shuttle launch.

threecollie said...

I swear I did not see your post before I did mine, just happened to take the camera to the barn this morning...but it is a pretty good pork-incidence, not unlike those dopplegangers. And Miss Piggie is looking pretty good there and is probably glad she is not going shopping.
As am I!

Anonymous said...

FC, you're a genius! Take the pig shopping and everyone else will surely get WAY out of your way! LOL!

Anonymous said...

Oh, I just noticed! She has Groucho brows! Or, since she's a she, maybe Brooke Shields. She is a cutie, fur shur.

debbie said...

You woke up to 28 degrees. Here in Tallahassee we woke up to 18 degrees. The leaves on my banana trees have all turned dark brown, overnight.

Deb said...

Shopping...I feel for you. A shopping trip was in the works here but The Hermit came down with some sort of nasty bug, and anyway it was too nice outdoors on the icy pond to spend the day drivign from place to place and battling crowds.

Hope it was tolerable!

vicki said...

There she is! That's one cute pork butt. I like the fact that she has what we call "enrichment" at the zoo. Perhaps, after all the shopping is done, she'll be allowed to watch a Bowl game.

Floridacracker said...

Laura,
Don't worry about it, I just post them so often, I didn't want you to be confused about who was who.

roger,
it went remarkably smooth ... sans pig.

Robin,
Brrrr. It warmed up quick into the 50's and now it's 48 at 11pm. I missed the launch during our travels, arrrrrgghhh.

ThreeCollie,
I guess your site needs to be my next stop!

SophieMae,
You are on a roll. Pork Shields ... I like it.

Debbie,
Brrr. I covered the bananas in the background of the picture above. I also had a pineapple growing next to them and covering them seemed to have worked. They looked good this morning.

Deb,
It was amazingly pleasant. Maybe everybody is shopping online. We have a shortage of icy ponds here of course.

Vicki,
She's got lots of enrichment. We have spoiled her rotten.

Rurality said...

Dang! Just saw the launch on the news, and it's a good thing, since my special correspondant was out... shopping! :)

Floridacracker said...

Rurality,
I could not believe it, we were driving home when it hit me and by that time it was gone.
argghhh to the power of ten.

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

I can't believe you missed the shuttle...and you were looking so forward to it too. As I watched it live on tv I just knew that you were out in the night air watching it from some balmy beach somewhere...or at least some sort of clearing. I even told my husband how you were seeing it L.I.V.E.

Floridacracker said...

Sandy,
I got to hear about it from my students too!

Alan said...

I watched the launch for you. It was beautiful. Just as they commentator was saying "first motion" or something like that I snatched the baby up and ran out into the backyard in time to see her clear the trees to the southeast across the pond. I've watched launches from Gainesville before but wasn't sure if I'd be able to see it from further west.

Good pictures of the pig. I'm seriously considering swine as the next homestead animal now that we seem to have our poultry siutation squared away.

.....Alan.