today was the patriotic speech contest at her school and she won it hands down! she will move onto the district contest in a few days! we are bursting with pride- she is such an extraordinary young woman! rock on miranda!!!!!
see this little guy-he proudly stands at a dizzying 3 inches high! i believe that he is plagued with little man syndrome-no he doesn't drive a ridiculously jacked up pick up truck-but he is filled with just as much machismo! he is like the tony soprano of our cul de sac! he stands guard on the highest branch of my neighbors orange tree and dive bombs those who as best we can determine-dare to pose a threat to him and his-imagined or no! i have to say, it has become quite entertaining to the neighborhood-his swooping after all other birds, no matter their size-he has satellite offices in other trees, one being in my front yard-there he lets his presence be known, either by his chirp-which sounds a remarkably akin to a smoke detector desperately in need of battery replacement-or by the before mentioned kamikaze impersonation! crazy!
so, on my way to the drug store this morning to pick up some pantyhose for miss miranda-for her 8th grade group photo! (i can hardly believe she is going to be a freshman in just a few months-but i digress) anyway, so i turn out of our cul de sac and what is looking right at me, from the middle of the street- a coyote! how crazy is that!!! he then ran onto the school playground, and maintainance man had to shoo him away! what a way to start the day! can you top that??????