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I’m going to build my own cow!

I’d like to mention, as I’m typing this, my kids are watching the Curious George 2 movie. Just five minutes ago, a cow licked the face of the man in the yellow hat. We’ll all seen at least one cow today.

For today’s cow sighting, I’d like to thank Knotrune (welcome back to the blogosphere, my dear). When I clicked on the link she emailed me, I had no idea what to expect but as soon as I saw it, I loved it. And who wouldn’t, look at this cow!

Boris the bull - make a cow craft project

Boris the bull - make a cow craft project

 Technically, it’s not a cow but a bull called Boris (just like my cat, who’s about that round too), which you can find on the Zippity Zoom website, along with all the materials and instructions I need to put it together.

I’m seriously considering building one of these with my kids. Actually making it by myself might even be more fun. It would be my little pet cow project. What do you think?

What about cows to decorate your baby’s bedroom walls?

Recently I’ve been going through a lot of our baby clothes and gear in the bedrooms and garage to sell or donate it. Today I went through a box of baby bedroom wall decor so I could take pictures of the frames and post them for sale online.

I had a good idea of what one of the bedroom decor sets looked like (savannah animals) but my memory was a little fuzzier about the other one, especially since I hadn’t seen it for over a couple of years. Well, won’t you look at it?

Farm animals for baby bedroom wall decor

Farm animals for baby bedroom wall decor

 It’s a farm animal theme! And it wouldn’t be complete without a cow:

Cow wall canvas for baby bedroom decor

Cow wall canvas for baby bedroom decor

This specific wall decor theme is probably discontinued by now but I think cows are still a very popular decor theme for babies’ bedrooms. Look at the super cute cow canvas wall art I found on Amazon. Moo!

Baby bedroom cow wall canvas art

Baby bedroom cow wall canvas art

How do moose decorate their home? With cows, of course

On the eve of Thanksgiving Day, what’s not to like about a book called “A turkey for Thanksgiving” by Eve Bunting?

A turkey for Thanksgiving by Eve Bunting

A turkey for Thanksgiving by Eve Bunting

My kids and I have been reading this book for the past few days, and even though the element of surprise is gone after the first read, we’re still having a good time. You see, Mrs Moose asks Mr Moose to get her a turkey for Thanksgiving, because everybody else has one for the occasion but they never do. This is a last minute request so Mr Moose promptly goes on a mission to locate a turkey and bring it back home in time for Thanksgiving dinner. The poor turkey tries to get away in vain and agonizes about his fate all the way back home. But the real surprise happens when Mrs Moose wants the turkey to be one of her guests and sit at the table, not on it.

Take a look at Mr Moose walking into the house with the turkey (that turkey’s face is priceless!):

A turkey for Thanksgiving book

A turkey for Thanksgiving book

Did you see the cow decoration on the wall behind Mrs Moose’s head? Who knew cows were also popular in Mooseland? Maybe having a cow on your wall is a sign of good luck there. What do you think?

Have a peek at Dairyland and cow heaven at the San Diego Farmers Outlet!

I want to start with a quick heads-up. I’m contemplating changing this blog’s template this weekend or next, but I’m really worried it will mess up all of my data with one click of the mouse. If you’ve done it before on WordPress, I’d appreciate any feedback and advice tips you may have!

Do you remember when I tried to take a photo of the Farmers’ Outlet store by my pediatrician’s office almost two months ago while I was driving by? Well, if you don’t remember my blurry picture of dairy cows grazing by the farm, you can find it here.

This morning we took the kids to the medical office for their yearly flu shot, although I probably should call it flu “spray” since they got the Flumist. My three-year old managed to cry when he got sprayed in the nose twice, even though I’d myself pick that option any day over a shot in the arm, especially with my latest extremely painful experience with a shot. Don’t worry, he got over his crying quickly. After all, he’s only three and bounces back pretty well at this age.

We had a little time to kill afterwards and our home needed a refill of fresh produce, so I decided to stop by that farmers’ outlet down the street, especially since they often have great prices on their most common food items. I was delighted to find delicious looking comice pears, my first comice purchase of the season. Comice pears are my very, very favorite pears in the world and I always feel like I’m having a taste of home when I have one. Old, old childhood memories. We also bought potassium-rich bananas and some rep ripe tomatoes.

The most surprising thing about this store layout is what you first see when you come in. Right in front of the entrance, across from a short produce aisle, stands the dairy department. The cold fridge area is not that big but I don’t think you can miss it. Look at what’s above it. I present you Dairyland!

Dairyland signs and cow images at the San Diego Farmers' Outlet store

Dairyland signs and cow images at the San Diego Farmers' Outlet store

Is that a lot of cows or what? I’ll let you count them all. The frame at the bottom looks a little glossy on this picture so my husband took a close-up of it below. Look, even more cows!

Dairy cow poster frame

Dairy cow poster frame

Now, I’ll really let you count those. Do the cows look happy to you, or what? Look at them enjoying a little grazing, sunbathing, napping, frolicking, even some swimming in the pond.

Boy, I wish real dairy cows were this happy. This must be what cow heaven looks like…

Does this sacred cow look sacred to you?

Earlier today I was drawn to read an article on the Forbes.com website that claimed to discuss the pension plan problems plaguing many American cities. Unfortunately the article failed to tell me what I didn’t already know but I’ll admit its title caught my interest: “Nipping At the Sacred Cow: Major Cities Take On Pension Reform.”

So I clicked on the link and started reading the article, and right on the first page I found this cow image labeled “the sacred cow”.

Sacred cow or cash cow?

Sacred cow or cash cow?

This cow statue is a clear remnant of a past Cow Parade and I can’t help but look at this cow and wonder why someone would label it a sacred cow. All I see is the many dollar bills and dollar signs covering its body. Shouldn’t it be called the “cash cow” instead? Or maybe it’s sacred because of its abundant riches. I don’t get it. Do you?

The most surprising part of this article occurred on page 2, when I saw the list of the Top 10 U.S. cities and U.S. counties who will come up short over the next few years with their pension plans if nothing gets done about it. What’s the surprise? San Diego City and San Diego County are not on the list! I have no idea how this happened, considering I can’t turn on the radio any day of the week without hearing at least one report about our dire pension plan problem. The only explanation I can find for San Diego’s ommission on these lists is that some cities may happen to be in much more trouble than San Diego, which I find it hard to imagine. I mean, if that’s the case, they’re really, really in trouble.

Boy, how did we ever get into this hole in the first place? My guess would be greediness and unrealistic expectations. Damn, where is that sacred cash cow when you need it?