Welcome to Tails From the Hen House!

Thank-you for coming to visit! I'll share with you the daily ins and outs of my life, my little family, special fur and feather kids, and humor that I find in daily life. I hope you come back often!


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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Valentine Exchange

Valentine's Day is just around the corner. I would love to organize a Pink Valentine Exchange in honor of Deena, of "Can I Be Pretty In Pink?" If you don't know Deena, she is a cancer survivor, still fighting the effects of her illness. She couldn't organize her Christmas ornament exchange this year, so I would like to do this one for her.
The rules are simple:
1. Leave your name here if you would like to participate.
2. Create a pink valentine to be exchanged with another person who has signed up. this can be any media of your choice!
3. E-mail me your address. laurienuske@yahoo.com
4. On February 1st, I will assign your exchange partner, and you will mail that person your Valentine.
6. You don't need to have a blog to participate in this exchange.
7. Be Creative! Mail a Valentine you yourself would like to receive!
8. Please mail out by February 7th to insure your Valentine reaches your partner before the 14th.
9. Please! Only join in if you are sure you can fulfill the obligation to your partner!!

That's it! You can sign up at any time between now and February 1st. There is also a link on my side bar, to bring you back to this post. If you would like to help spread the word, please feel free to post the link on your blog!! And say a special prayer for Deena, O.K.?

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!

A Very Merry Christmas to all my fantastic blog friends. You've made my life so happy, and each day a pleasant surprise. God Bless all of you!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

"Tom" foolery!

or guilty!?

Back on!

After what seems a life time, my internet is working again and now I can catch up with my blog friends! I've missed all of you, I could only get on for a couple minutes at a time when I could get it to work! I'll be on soon, reading all the fun posts I've missed!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

A Tree That Keeps Giving

This Christmas, Ken and I were deciding what to do about a tree. I had bought a pretty artificial at our annual Pawzaar for the Humane Society, but it didn't work out! Andy has a habit of chewing on anything that isn't real, and began his ritual on the tree. I told him no, which became Bobby's cue to begin the watch, guarding the tree from unwanted predators. So when Andy went back under the tree, Bobby went into action. He went under the tree, chased Andy around the bottom, which sent the tree spinning in circles. So the tree is going to Becky, which left us with what we'd do for a tree. Ken can't see, well I somewhat agree, paying for a tree that will go out to the burning pile. We came to a good solution. Since an artificial was not going to work, we went to Western Tree Farm, and bought a living tree. After Christmas, it will go into the yard to grow into the beautiful tree it had the right to be. For slightly more than a cut tree, we now have a tree that will keep on giving, and in the years to come, will be joined with others!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Play Along!

On Mariannes blog, she shared this, you can only answer with one word! Feel free to take it, and share your answers also!

1. Your holiday decor:

2. The weather where you live this time of year: Freezing!

3. Your favorite smell of the season: Spruce

4. Your favorite beverage of the season: Tea

5. Something you wish you could avoid during the holidays: Driving

6. What you typically bring to the potluck: Beans

7. What you wish people would stop bringing to the potluck: Nothing

8. A word to describe how you feel about the word 'potluck': Yummy

9. What is on your feet right now: Socks

10. How many layers you are wearing right now: one

11. Where in the world you would rather be right now: Iowa

12. Something that makes you feel invigorated this time of year:
13. Something that makes you feel challenged this time of year: Diet

14. A cold weather comfort food you crave: Soup

15. Something you wish you were doing right now: Embroidery

16. Something you SHOULD be doing right now: Shopping

17. Your opinion of snow: Brrrrrr!

18. Your opinion of those big furry-looking hats with earflaps: Hideous

19. A tradition you'll be sure to keep this season: Charity

20. A tradition you'd like to start this season: Caroling

Sunday, December 5, 2010


Tyler has also grown to be a beautiful cat. Now 7 months old, he's a lovable, big baby. From a kitten that took forever to tame,

to a momas boy, and an Andy's boy. He sleeps by my pillow, touches my hand during the night to get some extra pets and belly rubs, and follows Andy like a puppy dog! Like he is here, Tyler loves to lay on the back of my chair when I'm sitting down.

I'm so happy this two monster Toms are in my life. They bring added fun and enjoyment to our home.