Tuesday, March 26, 2013

What did T. C. and the Peeps talk about?

First they talked about peeking orders and how they didn't care for them.  Then the rabbit peeps brought up how bullies could really hurt you or your feelings and they liked the book, 'Michael Vey', that explored that very subject.  The author of that book reminded them of another author with the same last name, Evans, and how much they enjoyed, Rachel Held Evans, book and blog.  Which reminded Miss Chicken that she was featured on, 'The Traveling Chicken Blog,'  just last month and wore a crown in the painting of her by Dawn Eaton.  All the chicken peeps agreed they liked crowns very much especially the music by Casting Crowns and their recording, 'Glorious Day'.   Speaking of songs, they all agreed they liked, 'The Wall Song' by Mitch Townley and the Irish saying - 'Dance as if no one were watching, sing as if no one were listening, and live everyday as if it were your last. '  Miss Chicken wondered if any of the peeps had read on the Internet about Johan Huibers and how he was building a full scale replica of Noah's Ark.   The chicken peeps hadn't read that online but they had been watching, 'The Bible', on television and had seen the ark in the first episode.

As they sipped their tea and continued to talk and talk and talk, Miss Chicken asked them if they had looked at, 'The Traveling Chicken Blog', this month and seen the painting of them all having tea in the studio?  They decided to go to the studio office and check out, 'The Traveling Chicken Blog,' and see how they all looked before pouring more tea and talking, and talking and talking. 

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The Traveling Chicken meets Aerosmith?

The Traveling Chicken went with me to the endodonist's clinic yesterday and she had a great time, I had a root canal.  : (   (This is my second root canal, if you haven't been able to follow my painting blog)  : (   =  : (

While I had my procedure (which in the doctors skilled hands wasn't uncomfortable and didn't take long) Miss Chicken was rocking out to Aerosmith.  She also was able to get a close up look at the band when my wonderful dental assistant carried her closer to the band shell.  (Actually, the band Aerosmith, is part of a mural on the clinic wall - shhh!  don't tell Miss Chicken)  

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Even the Traveling Chicken is Irish Today!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!  May your home always be too small to hold all your family and friends.

Friday, March 15, 2013

The Traveling Chicken visits the garden

Miss Chicken wasn't modeling today and she took some time to explore her surroundings.  First she wanted to check out the raised garden beds.  After being in cold and snowy Illinois with Dawn Eaton she was very excited to be outside in the sun to dream about scratching in the soil.  (Miss Chicken doesn't have any feet but a girl can dream - can't she?)

Then she noticed the hole in the dirt.  "What made that hole?" Miss Chicken asked.  I decided to tell her the truth and explained that just recently the garden has had several Florida Worm Lizards burrowing through the soil.  She watched for them for a while and didn't see any wiggle to the surface, so we went inside and checked them out on the Internet at www.wildflorida.com/lizards/Florida_Worm_Lizard.php.  Miss Chicken wanted to see more in the garden.  So we went back out and she found I had left a small carrot for her to pull up with my help.   Once this carrot is pulled up it will be time to plant some green peppers in this empty spot.  We can't plant more carrots until August here in Florida, so I am glad she got to harvest this one herself. 

Friday, March 8, 2013

A Morning at the Spa? With the Traveling Chicken

Miss Chicken saw the sinks with the porpoise hot & cold water handles and faucet and she became excited!  She thought she was at the spa!  I did too with the beautiful stain glass doors and windows featuring ocean life and sea turtles, tiled counters in iridescent blues and greens, original watercolors of beaches and palm trees on the walls, lovely music playing from the room speakers and a wonderful staff that answered all my questions and put me at ease.
We let Miss Chicken try out the comfortable chair, too.  But before the tooth extraction and bone graft was started (We were really at the Oral surgeons beautiful office), I put Miss Chicken back in her box for a little nap.  In no time at all  I woke up without my tooth but with a (hopefully) successful bone graft.  I woke up Miss Chicken, mumbled my goodbyes to the doctor and staff, and my wonderful husband drove us home.
Miss Chicken gets a few days off from modeling for her painting, while I am using my hands to hold an ice pack to my jaw.  She is wishing for some sunshine in a lounge chair (she just arrived from snowy Illinois at Dawn Eaton's studio) while she is on her little vacation from modeling.  Since Florida is called the sunshine state I would bet she will get her wish.

The Traveling Chicken has arrived!

Miss Chicken and her family have arrived safe and sound from Dawn Eaton's studio (www.dawneaton.com) in Illinois.  The postal service did their job well in snowy Illinois and sent her safely to my studio.  Her blanket of bubble wrap insulted all of them from the cold and she is happy to be in sunny Florida.
She arrived yesterday and was waiting in her box patiently when I arrived back from my consultation with the oral surgeon.  When I let her out of her wrappings, read the nice note from Dawn to her and her traveling family, she was sad to hear (and a little fearful) that my root canal was not successful and I need to have the molar pulled.
I will take her to the dental clinic today to let her see for herself that the oral surgeon will take good care of me and I will feel much better once the molar has been extracted.  Since she is so young and inquisitive, I think I will let her stay in my purse while the procedure is occurring, so she doesn't ask too many questions.