Happy Coosday!!!

Happy Coosday!!!

Highland coo that I saw in Australia
Highland coo that I saw in Australia

Oh. my. goodness. Have I talked before about how much I love wee hieland coos? Probably, but to bring you up to speed, I think those shaggy Highland cows are braw things (can cows be braw? It’s the only Scottish word I can think of to use… any Scot, please feel free to correct my usage of the word). SO I discovered my new favourite thing: #Coosday on Twitter. Because it’s Coosday and that means pictures of coos show up on my Twitter feed. And I needed that today because work suckssssss right now but who doesn’t feel better after looking at pictures of shaggy cows?!

My mother-in-law sent me this since the last time I blogged and I have to share it with y’all because I love love this concept (and this necklace!).

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The company is called Gingersnaps. And basically you can get a bunch of different necklace and bracelet (and earrings and headbands and shoes and all kinds of other things too) settings and then there are a bazillion different snaps you can get (bazillion might be an overestimate, but it’s close). So I have these 4 snaps for my necklace, but I’ve already got my eye on some other ones. And possibly another necklace setting just to have extra options. I like that it is affordable too. The snaps are about $7 each only, so you can build up a collection of snaps to go with a lot of outfits! 🙂

Baseball season is upon us again and Derrick and I caught an A’s game this weekend with some friends. The A’s lost, which was a bummer, but we still had a good time (minus when Derrick got us some nachos but then went to pull some napkins from the dispenser on the wall and then the dispenser fell into the nachos and splashed yellow nacho cheese all over Derrick’s sleeve. Although there was a stadium worker who saw it happen so he got a new thing of nachos free and his sweatshirt sleeve is about the same yellow as the cheese, so you couldn’t really see a stain).


So far, April has felt calmer because Derrick isn’t traveling like a maniac, which has been a nice change from the first quarter of the year! We’ve pretty much been taking it easy the past few weekends, watching baseball, the Masters, and all the shows we’ve DVR’ed that we are behind in watching.

I tried out some Pinterest recipes this weekend and I really liked this recipe for Baked Pesto Chicken. It’s 3 ingredients, hardly any prep, but super tasty, so I recommend it if you’re looking to try something new.

Since I have nothing else exciting to share about life, here are some random animal stories from the past week (because I like animals and mainly I go look on BBC News for stories that involve animals. And they’re usually a lot less depressing than “real” news stories)

This article about owls in a cafe because it makes me laugh/shake my head at the same time because the whole thing is a bit strange. And also, it involves birds, so, you know…
This article about a guy who shot an armadillo and then accidentally shot his mother-in-law when the bullet ricocheted off the armadillo. Spoiler alert: it is suggested that if you’re going to shoot an armadillo, use a shotgun. Wise advice…
This article about the Herdwick Shepherd in the UK, where his sheep are apparently descendants from sheep that were brought to England by the Vikings. And you can follow him on Twitter and have cute sheep pictures come up on your Twitter feed (almost as good as Highland cows).

And this article about a pine marten near Inverness There are a lot of things I enjoy about this article, one of those things being that one of the hiking routes mentioned in this article is called “The Ticks Ate All the Midgies” Also, pine martens are super cute. Why were they ‘persecuted?’ (maybe because martens are like weasels and they were a pest? I’ll do some research into pine martens for y’all and report back with my important findings because I’m sure it’s really important to you. Or if there are any experts out there on pine martens, please enlighten me).


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