What a fantastic week I've been having. Busy yet peaceful. Productive yet quiet. Sunny days and warmer weather means that I can work more in my yard and garden, which I love.
I've learned this week that apparently all spending is stimulative. Calling this madness stimulative is a tad desperate don't you think? Okay, I'm going to get right off of that subject because if I think about it for too terribly long, it makes me a tad honery.
This is a picture May-May the panda that I took last summer at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washintgon D.C. It was a hot, hot day and her keeper had given her a frozen treat made of bits of fruit with pineapple juice. Look how sweet she looks! Made me want a Popsicle and I'm no Popsicle lover.
While out and about running errands on Tuesday, I saw this blackbird eating buns and bagels outside the Panera Bread On Bullsboro Drive. Shout out to the employees of Panera Bread for giving their day olds to the birdies for a treat.
A few intersting facts.......
**A deaf center-fielder for the Cincinatti Reds, William Hoy, created the signs for strikes and balls used in baseball today. (Speaking of baseball, I'm ready for Cousin 4's Rec Center baseball games to begin and for my beloved Atlanta Braves to start playing their home games).
**Leonard Da Vinci invented scissors.
**The oldest person to sign the Constitution was Benjamin Franklin at 81 years of age. The youngest was Jonathan Dayton of New Jersey at 26 years of age.
**Emily Dickinson, America's most famous female poet, published only seven of her poems during her lifetime. It was only after her death at age 56, that her almost 2000 poems were discovered and published.
**A cockroach can withstand 80 times more radiation that a human being. (I knew it!! Can anyone tell me what purpose a cockroach has? Does it have a purpose? Gross!! My ex-husband is a cockroach, but I digress..........)
*****"If you think that dogs can't count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then give him only two of them"*****