Wednesday, May 21, 2014

And THEN There Was the Time I......

And then, there was the unfortunate time I did a thing I won't soon forget.  Left a bad taste in my mouth.  What is that, you may ask?  Let me start by saying I was peeking out onto the deck about five minutes ago, looking to where my hummingbird feeder is, and I saw a girl hummer there having a good meal.  Then memory crashed onto me like a towering wave!  (I was corny on purpose) (as usual).  The reason follows.

You know I went to see my middle son who lives over the mountains for Mother's Day.  My extreme pleasure to do as usually, for whatever reason I am here with the other two sons.  However, I traveled over and satin his house waiting for him to come home,  I wanted a glass of cold water so I opened the fridge and took out the filtered water carafe and poured a 16 oz glass full.  I hefted it up to my thirsty mouth and lo!  I quickly found I was quaffing the home made hummingbird nectar that son made for HIS Hummingbirds.  I cook nectar for my birds and he does  the same for his.  ALL that nectar wasted, as I poured it down the drain--that which was left in the glass as I did not want them to share MY germs.  I sent him a text saying: "next time, LABEL the hummingbird nectar why don't you!?"  He read it after he got out into the parking lot.  He thought it was funny  I didn't as I needed several spoonful of peanut butter to kill that sweet taste.  He just changed carafes and gave them the older one and had a spiffy new one in the fridge for water.  Who knew?

He had the Nursery and Landscaping person over today after school as there is now a severe drainage problem at the end of his driveway.  There are TADPOLES living in the standing water at and on the driveway! so as soon as possible, that will be fixed. An estimate will come on Tuesday.

That particular son will be honored by World Affairs Council of Charlotte (WACC) with a black tie dinner and recognition in Charlotte NC where he lives, on June 3, 2014 for being chosen among all the City-wide applicants, the  2013-2014 Council Scholar.  He will be headed to Belize and Guatemala for several weeks somewhere in July I think,  to impart ways and means of learning to institutions of learning there.   I am always proud of all my sons and here is an accomplishment  by this one that makes me proud all over again.  

Oh, Mark, that was a mother's day gift, the plate with the kitty.  :-)

29 comments:

  1. What a funny story about the hummingbird nectar (though we are laughing WITH you, dear friend)! :)

    Congratulations to your son on winning that prestigious honor! I know you are proud, as you should be!

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    1. Hi you dear people and kitties! SMOOCH!

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  2. Congratulations to your son. I am sorry I think your adventure was funny too:) Hug B

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    1. It was funny, once I got the taste out of my mouth and throat!

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  3. Big congratulations to your son!!!

    Smiling about the hummingbird nectar!

    xoxo

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    1. Thanks Sister! That nectar was SWEEEEEET!

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  4. Oh my...yuck...so that nectar was not tasty.
    Congratulations to your son! Excellent!
    I love tadpoles. Our Spring Peepers are finally peeping!

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  5. Oh no! A mouthful of hummingbird nectar! Must be quite shocking when you are not expecting it.
    I hope the drainage issue will be fixed soon. And hopefully tadpoles will find their way to other place to live :-)

    What a huge accomplishment your son made! Big Congratulations! You must be really proud, and I feel so excited for you and your son!!

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  6. Congratulations to you son for his fantastic accomplishments. What a wonderful honor as well as a testament to you has his Mom. You did good, Carole. Not so much with the nectar, though :-) How could you have known?

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    1. Oh, what a shock. I probably got a good two maybe three swallows down. And thank you dear friend. xxoo

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  7. Congrats to your son and that is just to funny. Made my day. LOL.

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  8. Congratulations to your son, Carole. :). Quite a marvelous accomplishment!

    And blech! Lol. What a (not so) sweet shock that must have been! I would have made a fast grab for the peanut butter too!

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    1. Ain't nothing worse than sugared water!

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  9. As I said on FB I imagined you turning into some kind of super hero...the Fabulous Hummingbird Woman!

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  10. A very un-nectar like nectar! And your son gets a big Congrats too! You also must be very proud. Jackie went to Delaware Valley College in Doylestown.

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    1. Thanks my friend. Katie Isabella and I are very proud of her.

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  11. Congratulations to your son for getting such an honor. We ourselves tried an experiment with a hummingbird feeder and nectar but the hummingbirds here prefer the real flowers. We don't know why though. Thanks for coming by.

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    1. This is Katie Isabella's mommy. xo

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  12. Reminds me of the guy who used some of his wife's pumped breast milk on his cereal... Nothing nutrionally wrong, but sure a bit odd-feeling after realizing it.

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    1. believe it or not there was a comment on Face Book, same deal.

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  13. Gracious Sis I just can see the look on your face..such a shock.. Our mother used to make the nectar red so we would not get mixed up. I don't feed the birds anymore.. I miss that.. Take care..

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    1. Sure was an awful surprise. Like cold thin syrup.

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  14. Hi Sis! Congrations to your sons! the deck are all wasyou love ther always you looking to where your hummining wave you was corny on purpose I usual the reason follows. You quickly tound home made humming bird mactar that your son made for his humming birds that very nice both of you Sis!
    I hope you have a good day!
    xxooxxoo Sis,katie,Miyuki and Victoria,
    Michiko

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    1. Wonderful seeing you dear Sis. xoxoxo

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  15. Hi Congratulations to your son and that wonderful Honor.
    That was a surprise with the nectar , phew!
    Enjoy your day x

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