The Time a Gang of Turkeys Plotted to Kill Me & a Duh Craft

I am not the healthiest person, so I am trying to take regular walks and possibly jogs to break up my work from home/online class routine. Constant sitting makes for a bad back and a jumbled mind!

Anyway.

I was on my walk around our neighborhood, listening to my tunes and enjoying the sunshine when I came across a group of turkeys. Now, birds don’t usually scare me but there was something about these turkeys. Their shifty eyes and shank beaks were unsettling. I always thought turkeys were skittish, so I kept walking thinking they would scatter as I got closer to them on the road.

NOPE.

They started walking towards me like we were in the middle of a community theater production of West Side Story. Then they started to trot. I decided to run across the street and out of the line of turkey fire and they watched me as I jogged past. I’m pretty sure I can’t walk on that road anymore.

What turkeys really look like:

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How I pictured them:

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The rest of the walk was uneventful but that was enough excitement for me.


Once I got home I needed to shake off the turkey jeebies, so I decided to try out a pretty simple craft. I mean this is something ANYONE can do. The end result wasn’t quite what I had pictured, but it wasn’t really a craft fail.  It’s incredibly easy, or what I like to call a “duh” craft.

1. Find wallet in bag after having a small heart attack.

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2. Pick up a floral wreath form, wire cutters and some silk flowers. I was feeling springy and went for pink. Make sure to get enough to cover whatever form you get.  I did not do this.

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3.  Cut flowers leaving a 2 inch stem or smaller if your form is thinner than mine. You can leave the greenery on if you want but I chose not to.

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4. Shove those puppies into the foam. Also remove cat from table.

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5. Realize that you did not buy enough flowers. The sides were still green from the foam and if I want to hang it on the wall, I want the sides covered too. Still looks great to me, but I need MOAR.

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6. I added flowers I had leftover from our wedding centerpieces. I don’t know if the colors go well, but it allows me to make believe that the snow has melted and birds weren’t trying to kill me.

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Verdict:

Eh, it works. I’ll keep it!

Anyway, this is long enough for now!

Have a good one,

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PS:

I know the best ways to cheer up my husband.

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Turkey photos courtesy of http://www.gorestruly.com and Tom French of http://www.lakeboon.com  

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