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The Funny Pages - Tickle Me Elbow - The Sequel
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Enjoying the A.C right now.  The real trouble starts later into the afternoon.  The heat kicks up thunderstorms, and there is a risk of losing power.

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I'm doing both the Rotary Auction and The Ovation production right now.  Weekend days spent in a large room full of dishes... evenings spent on a platform in a little closet that smells like teenage boys.

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Sills <confused face>. WHERE are me smilies ????? :blink:

I logged on to get really sad about the Psummit I am missing.....expecting to read all about the parade, yeti's

braided seashells and sequins, court jesters and crutch tips and.....nuttin ??????

WHAT IS GOING ON??? thought lots of peeps were going to converge tomorrow......but no info here! is there a psecret place you

all are discussing it ?? ;)

fill me in !!!!!! xx.

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I have chicken stories...

 

Two moms with chicks two weeks apart.  I looked in the coop last night to see if mom and older chicks were already roosting and no longer using the nest.  Discovered the silkie (mom with younger chicks) up on the roost and the other hen on the nest with all the kids.  Older kids are so big that just their heads fit underneath and their backsides stick out.  It looked so weird to see a white hen sitting on a black feather pillow that I stared at them for probably five minutes before I figured out that it was a chicks butt coming out from under her chest.

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fill me in !!!!!! xx.

Sooooozle! We started up a convo thread on fb, because we suspected that it would be too heartbreaking on here for any Psillies who cannot make it to keep reading all of our exhuberant, excited posts.... :P  <_<           But also :(  :( that you cannt make it..... 

 

I have chicken stories...

 

 

It is adorable and humbling to hear that these lovely li'l creatures take such care of one another's broods.....if only we had it so together....

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Sills <confused face>. WHERE are me smilies ????? :blink:

I logged on to get really sad about the Psummit I am missing.....expecting to read all about the parade, yeti's

braided seashells and sequins, court jesters and crutch tips and.....nuttin ??????

WHAT IS GOING ON??? thought lots of peeps were going to converge tomorrow......but no info here! is there a psecret place you

all are discussing it ?? ;)

fill me in !!!!!! xx.

I wish you could all be teleported!!! Em & family have been in Mass. since Wednesday. Poeter & Jacquie left this morning. The rest of us are heading up tomorrow. We're meeting for dinner at 5 at Joe's in Peabody (giving you all the details in case anyone decides to take an unplanned trip). We will hijack the restaurant with our psilliness. After rabble rousing til closing we'll get some sleep before reconvening for brunch at the Fireside Restaurant in Brookline section of Boston. There will be much laughter, tears, and hugs (and hopefully plenty of picture's. All of you will be in our thoughts and conversations.

Love & (((hugs)))

An Excited Loey

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I have chicken stories...

 

Two moms with chicks two weeks apart.  I looked in the coop last night to see if mom and older chicks were already roosting and no longer using the nest.  Discovered the silkie (mom with younger chicks) up on the roost and the other hen on the nest with all the kids.  Older kids are so big that just their heads fit underneath and their backsides stick out.  It looked so weird to see a white hen sitting on a black feather pillow that I stared at them for probably five minutes before I figured out that it was a chicks butt coming out from under her chest.

  

Sooooozle! We started up a convo thread on fb, because we suspected that it would be too heartbreaking on here for any Psillies who cannot make it to keep reading all of our exhuberant, excited posts.... :P  <_<           But also :(  :( that you cannt make it..... 

 

It is adorable and humbling to hear that these lovely li'l creatures take such care of one another's broods.....if only we had it so together....

Even chickens like to hire a baby sitter occasionally!

Eat some good food for me in Boston! Will be expecting pictures and some tales of raucous behavior!

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We are leaving first thing in the morning! Watch for pics on FB-- I so wish *all* of us could be there....

About the pics--it's very rainy and humid here in the northeast, so pay no attention to my hair. <snort>

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This can be the First Annual Psilly Psummit to be followed by many more (perhaps Ellen will still answer Em's email). You will all be sorely missed  :(

 

P.S. Poeter & Jacquie arrived safely.

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Soozle--omg....just packing after putting it off all afternoon. Was it you that share my packing anxiety?? Jeesh, you'd think I was going away fer a month!

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Jess-- <snort> on the chicken story :). Too bad you didn't have a camera handy!

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We're in Malden about 12 miles SW of the Saturday dinner venue.

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Soozle--omg....just packing after putting it off all afternoon. Was it you that share my packing anxiety?? Jeesh, you'd think I was going away fer a month!

 

I'm stacking random piles of items to be packed but haven't actually started packing yet. I really want to sleep but am still too excited. We will keep you posted on the psummit.

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packing anxiety !! (well, really severe packing ADHD in my case, surely that cannot be the same with YOU, Pads??)

Frizzy hair !! chickens !!

summit where we can't all gather :(

Yes, better you tarted the Psummit chat thread on FB, else I'd be cryin my eyes out now. Miss my Psills, though I am rather

certain not all Psills miss me.... ha.

HAVE FUN!!! can't wait to see pics !!! <3

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packing anxiety !! (well, really severe packing ADHD in my case, surely that cannot be the same with YOU, Pads??)

Frizzy hair !! chickens !!

summit where we can't all gather :(

Yes, better you tarted the Psummit chat thread on FB, else I'd be cryin my eyes out now. Miss my Psills, though I am rather

certain not all Psills miss me.... ha.

HAVE FUN!!! can't wait to see pics !!! <3

Trust me you will all be missed!!! We will all drink a toast to everyone who couldn't join us.

We're on our way to Boston as I type. I hope this will be the first of many Psilly Psummits!! We couldn't have done it without Bev. She found and booked our dinner & brunch. And we were all staying in different cities. No easy feat!

Check for updates!!!

Love & (((hugs)))

Loey

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Ah Souxelle....don't make me come out there! I miss you lots, as we all do :)

I'm still hoping for a Summit that somehow everyone can attend. <wishfulphace>.

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I have three of the plump little meat chickens left (for another month anyway) and two of them are roosters.  Well, two roosters is too many in most chicken books and these guys decided to have it out.  Picture two sumo wrestlers wearing chicken suits stomping around in circles.  They managed one circle, puffed up their neck ruff, then plopped down, because standing is way too much trouble....

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I have three of the plump little meat chickens left (for another month anyway) and two of them are roosters.  Well, two roosters is too many in most chicken books and these guys decided to have it out.  Picture two sumo wrestlers wearing chicken suits stomping around in circles.  They managed one circle, puffed up their neck ruff, then plopped down, because standing is way too much trouble....

OH...I do love the chicken stories. Uh...I think they are closely related to reality , at times. :rolleyes:

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OH...I do love the chicken stories. Uh...I think they are closely related to reality , at times. :rolleyes:

I do too.....but I think this one may not end well for the " plump little meat chicken".

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Chicken reality is so much better...well....maybe not for the chickens.....

 

I am afeared of what will happen when the Tom turkey reaches sexual maturity.  The little silkie rooster could be in for a tough time.

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Hi dear psillies, hope you're having a wonderful 4th of July!

Judy (Lockyer) wanted me to let you all know she's having surgery tomorrow. She would appreciate prayers, positive energy or any other good thoughts you can send her. She didn't feel up to posting (and also didn't want to post something unpsilly here). She misses her Psilly pfamily.

Love,
Loey

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Judy is back home and resting.

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Thanks Loey, I was hoping for an update.

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Thanks Loey, I was hoping for an update.

 

:-)

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Yay! Glad to hear!

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