Wednesday, May 4, 2011

It' A Dilly...

Just down the road from LeRustique, we ran into this dilly. Well, we didn't really run into it. Someone else had, and obviously just moments before our arrival. Of course Big Daddy wanted photo documentation.
Doesn't he look weird - and alive?
But, alas, he had spilled his guts.

I think he must have been on his way to a much-needed mani/pedi, and he was so 
excited about it that he didn't look both ways before crossing the road.

 And apparently he woke up with a really stiff neck. But now that it's all over for him, 
why doesn't he just put his little head down and get some much needed rest?

All kidding aside, it's worrisome finding out that armadillas have already migrated into the wooded areas of central Missouri. I wonder if that's what's been eating so many turtles on our property. Scientists have confirmed that armadillas can transmit leprosy to humans, and thankfully we had just read this article -

- or no doubt Big Daddy would have insisted on keeping this guy for posterity. It really is a dilly, isn't it? Or is it a doozy?

I Won!

Finally, I won something BIG. I've been awarded the "Most Hopeless Blogger Procrastinator!"  Of course I'd prefer that the title be a little less negative and just offer kudos for Best Procrastinator in the Blogger category, but I'll take the win any way I can get it. I'm sure some whiner will protest that they went a whole year between blogs and not just under three months like me, but they probably had a legitimate reason. I, on the other hand, had no  excuses - er, reasons, whatsoever. Unless you count tax preparation, which took a couple weeks, even with the help of TurboTax. And you should count the pre-tax preparation month of anxiety while I was gearing up for it. And what about the recovery time? But I don't have to try to justify the award - it's mine!

I've worked hard for this award, and I'm happy to finally have won something significant (since I can't ever seem to win a Nikon camera or a LeCreuset pot from Pioneer Woman over at ). Now, if you'll excuse me, I've got to go get my trophy engraved. And maybe post a real blog entry. Maybe.