Friday, June 5, 2015

A Doozie of a Day

Yesterday was a doozie. Do you use that word?
                                            Doozie, as in unbelievable, annoying, over the top.

I don't know what was going on but I felt out of sorts all day. Nothing really wrong but just 'over the top' in a very annoying way. I was in such a foul mood. I sure hope today is gonna be better.

Tanya over at Willy Nilly Friday is on my mind this morning. Would you go over and check her out? People have a lot of fun on her meme. and there is Amy's Five on Friday.

Here's my wee contribution.

#1. I am getting mighty tired (and very impatient) trying to get a decent picture of that dang hummingbird who frequents my feeder!! I guess I am just getting to be an impatient old woman! I did get this one. The bird drinking out of one side, a wasp out of the other.  Look closely... you'll see it.

#2. How delightful to stop for flowers with grandson Chris and then have him come by my apartment to place them lovingly into their pots. He takes after his Grandpa when it comes to growing things.

#3. If I hear one more thing about Bruce Jenner I am going to throw up (literally). Just because he's got boobs now (fake of course) and paints his face does not make him a woman!! Sick, sick, sick. Yes, I am sick of it all.

#4. I have started reading 'The Wright Brothers' by David McCullough. It's a book club thing. My daughter suggested that after the club members finished with the book, we ought to drive down to Kitty Hawk and have lunch at the Black Pelican. That restaurant was once a life saving station and is where the brothers sent out their telegram to the world that "YES, we have flown". (not a direct quote but my take on it.)

#5. I think I will go shopping today. Perhaps that will improve my mood. Do you reckon?
                                                                                           You All Take Care,


  1. sometimes i get in those kinds of moods too....what a great idea to go for lunch there after the book! what a nice grandson you have...i think your picture turned out nicely...and yes, i too am tired of all the bruce jenner talk...the media is cramming it down our throats...i really couldn't care less what he does...anyways, thanks for linking latane and i hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  2. Love the photo, Mom. You had a bee imbibing as well. :-) You might want to change the nectar a little more often, have some mold growing and it will hurt the hummingbirds. Clean it out real good with vinegar & water, wipe dry & refill. Love that you finally got the shot! :-)

    Sorry you were in a funk yesterday! Calling you....

  3. Shopping is always good for the mood. The shot of the bird and wasp at the feeder is amazing, have a great weekend.

  4. I hope today is not a doozie for you except in completely nice ways! I love your hummingbird shot!

  5. Doozie is a great word, I use it all the time.
    #1 I don't take pictures of things that move, I have NO patience.
    #2 Good kid!
    #3 Why should care about Celebs.
    #4 Well just fly away.
    #5 Shop until you drop!
    Tom The Backroads Traveller

  6. I hope that shopping does the trick for you! I love the idea of going to do some more exploring after finishing your book club read, it will be a great visit I hope! Thank you so much for joining in. I hope that you have a great weekend. xx

  7. Ha love that word, it will certainly describe my next few days, Hope the shopping does the trick x

  8. Thank you! i am so relieved to know I'm not the only one unable to get a good photo of forever in motion birds . . .

  9. Haven't used that word in quite some time. My foul mood usually occurs when I have to deal with the crazy drivers in this country. Then, quite a few foul words will spill out of my mouth. I don't watch or read the news; stopped watching tv a couple of years ago. My 16 year old son showed me a picture of Bruce Jenner the other day. Hmmm, I'd say that was a little much. Not the Bruce Jenner I knew of in the 70's. Take care, Tammy

  10. Hi Latane, thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving a comment :) I like the shot of your hummingbird. I rarely see them in my yard, and when I do I never have the camera handy. I could care less what Bruce Jenner does in his life ... but like you I don't want to read about it so I skim past that "news". I hope a little shopping helps settle you. Gardening does it for me! Enjoy your weekend,

  11. The photo is well done!
    Today I've learned a new word: doozie -
    Thanks for your visit and lovely comment :-)

  12. May the weekend bring you hummingbirds and sunshine and improve your mood 10-fold! Cheers!

  13. We all get those moods. I can so relate. Howibybto have a hummingbird visit. I know how tricky they can be to photograph having tried many years ago. Your grandson sounds charming.

  14. Shopping is always good for the soul. Hope you found some good bargains. I'm visiting from Five on Friday/

  15. At least you got this shot...I don't have a feeder because of a certain feline that lives with me...though it is tempting to try to find a place I thought might be safe for them. I am sort of like Tom--who cares about celebrities anyway. Most don't live in the real world that we know and have to deal with. I hope shopping did the trick for if I were in your mood, which I do have way too often, going fishing can improve my mindset quicker than anything.

  16. Oh no! It might be catching! Bad moods that is. I agree that just because a man thinks he is a woman does not mean that he is. I am more inclined to think that he is mentally ill and needs a few months at Shady Acres or a come to Jesus meeting. Hope the retail therapy worked like a charm!

  17. Nice to see the bee joining in!

  18. I think we all at some point in our lives get into one of those moods. LOL Pretty photo of the hummer.........I can never get a good photo of one!

  19. I love the word 'doozie' You captured the humming bird nicely and I spotted the bee! I hope you enjoy your shopping trip most times it can lift the spiritis:)

  20. doozie is a GREAT word, it covers a plethora of things and can be used in so many situations!!

    bruce??? bruce who???? hehehehe

  21. Hi Latane, I am visiting from Willy-Nilly Friday 5 as well as Amy's Five on Friday memes. Oh how I feel your pain. I was in a stinker of a mood over the past few days! Didn't feel like doing anything, well if I had had some discretionary cash it would definitely have been a shopping couple of days! I did manage to find several books on Amazon both for my kindle and a couple that were cheaper buying them used than the Kindle edition so I have some good summer reading material on the way at least! I think that hummingbird photo along with the yellow jacket drinking from the feeder is an awesome shot. I have to confess to the fact that I have yet to get a really descent photo of the little hummers who frequent my home in the spring and summer months so don't feel too bad. Yes, I use the word doozie, hmmm, perhaps we are dating ourselves? LOL! After turning sixty this past November, Eeek how in the #!?@#! did that happen, I find myself feeling more impatient than I used to, or shall we really call a spade a spade and say outright cranky!!! LOL!
    Hang in there girlfriend...there is life on the other side of cranky! :D
    Hugs for now,
    Beth P

  22. Hi Latane, I so agree with you about Bruce Jenner! I live in Southern California and it was the top news story down here! I think you did a great job of capturing that beautiful hummingbird. Aren't they amazing creatures? What better way to enjoy yourself than to go shopping. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. My best to you.

  23. I hope that you enjoyed your shopping, I was in a mood on Friday too it just seemed to come over me out of nowhere and for no particular reason so I understand where you are coming from I went shopping yesterday and it helped a lot I even bought some lovely red trainers which put a huge smile on my face. I have never heard the word doozie but I like it, great photo! I hope you have a lovely Sunday. :) xx

  24. A hummingbird. Wow how fantastic! Have a good weekend x

  25. Doozie is a great word and one of my favorite lines from Groundhog Day when the actor playing the insurance guy, Ned Ryerson, repeats it over and over again..."it's a Doozie!" That hummingbird shot was clear and your patience paid off, Latane. And, I COMPLETELY agree with yiur comments about Bruce Jenner, the she-wannabe, who despite the added parts will never be a she in my opinion. He can do anything he wants, but flaunting it everywhere is never going to convince me ito change my opinion and apoarentky yours and others too.

  26. I think we all have those "doozie" kind of days from time to time.
    1. Well you at least got that shot and it's neat that you got a wasp in it too.
    2. That is so sweet.
    3. I agree 100% Sick of hearing about it.
    4. I think having lunch there would be fun. Hope the book is good.
    5. Did the shopping help?

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