Feb 29, 2008 | 6:37 PM PST Having just returned from a trip to our nations capitol, not for the pleasure of the museums or to view the still frozen cherry blossoms, but for a family crisis, I am so glad to be home where all is quiet. It was inspite of the reason for going, a real trip to another world. From the balcony of the hotel, late at night I could look out and see the lights across the potomac river. The masonic temple looked fabulously exotic, it's dome like something from Russia.All the buildings solid and federal old victorian town homes, row upon row down first street painted differently, like flowers of the same mother plant, but individual. The birds all plump and friendly beyond belief. Purple and yellow pansies frozen, but still vivid, in the cold snap that blew hats away and caused people of all description and diversity, to hurry hurry inside. I can see how some would prefer to live in a city, so much going on. Frankly it made me tired to watch as most of the doctors and nurses and all the rest of the staff , walked briskly from here to there. Such intelligence and concern made me feel humble and gave me a new appreciation for these dedicated healers. Hats off to the fine people of our nations capitol. What a place to be proud of!!!! If you ever get a chance to visit D.C., go not as a tourist but as one of "We the People", cause that is surly what they treat you like.
Outside my sun porch windows, I scatter bird seeds, just to see who shows up.I wish I was able to take pics of the show for you all to see,but I don't know how to upload them yet.Anyway, this is what I saw;
Two squirells,about a dozen bluejays,a bunch of finches, some little brown birds three doves[same ones I think as last year, bigomists?] a couple of wood peckers, some cute little titmouses,an old married couple of cardinals,a bluebird,not eating seeds, just looking over the situation and a new bird I din't recognize.Itlooked like someone had splotched white paint over it's entire body.Anybody know this one?
Anyhow, it struck me that all these creatures were living their lives in perfect companionship.If we humans could just do the same. I hope when I get to Heaven, If God will allow me to enter, that I can work in the garden.No streets paved with gold would interest me half as much.
Feb 26, 2008 | 11:54 AM PST
Happy Birthday to my middle child today. She is a lovely girl, 5ft. 6 inches tall.About 115 pounds soaking wet.She has dark brown hair and lively blue eyes. She has two boys.Mathew and Jace.She is twenty five years old and I like who she has grown up to be. She was such a tom-boy growing up.I would see her mostly at meal times,she used to live in the trees and the woods.She loved to roam, but we had a deal; as long as she could hear me call and answer back, she was allowed to go her way. So many times she would be so tired, she would fall asleep in her mashed potatos. Yes,yes a real jewel in my crown.
Feb 25, 2008 | 3:23 AM PST
I just read Angels entry about her new chickens and it reminded me of this;
My grandson Matt got some Easter peeps one year and they grew up to be quite a nuiesance to them, as the rooster,Evil was his name, took to chasing the little fellow when ever he went out to play.Well, my daughter decided to get shut of these critters and Matt begged me to rescue his now grown peeps.We spent the weekend making a chicken house for them and I'm here to tell you it was a sight.My husband shook his head in dismay at the ramschackle mess, but helped us anyway. Well, a I came home from work one day and everbody had escaped and Evil blindsided me and bit me on the behind. I turned and kicked at him, trying to escape his fury!meanwhile I was talking on the phone to one of my girls, as Evil kept attacking,I screamed and dropped the phone.That rooster was furious!! I kicked again and fell to the ground, still yelling bloody murder.My girl,didn't know the fight was with a chicken and called the police, to rescue her mama! Well,Evil escaped to the woods and I was treated for a broken arm[three places].That my friends was the end of my chicken adventures forever.It's now a family legend.I STILL don't think it's funny. Well, maybe just a little...
So I got up and made the coffee, got dressed and started making breakfast.Only to discover it's only about 2:30.Good Lord! Thats early, even for me. Well, I'm up now.No use going back to bed now.I's kindda lonely without no one awake but me.Maybe the smell of bacon will rouse them.This is going to do nothing for my reputation, they already think granny is losing it! I plan to be very nonchalant about the whole thing.Toast anyone? Anyone...
Feb 22, 2008 | 5:42 AM PST
Iv'e had this little seedling for about eight months now,and from the start nothing but joy has been the result.I look at this lovely fresh creation and thank the Lord everyday .Pink and white petals with a mop of dark foliage on top of the stem, she is starting to creep all along the floor. Wait a sec, that's not a plant.It's my grandbaby Madeline!!! I've GOT to wear my glasses..
Feb 20, 2008 | 4:55 AM PST
My mother-in law passed away last Aug. after a long illness and in her honor, I have been clearing a spot that has been taken over by vines and blackberry tangles, small pine seedlings and the like. I'm calling this spot,"Granny"s Park". She was known to the grandkids as Granny- Great".It's tough going in some spots,the vines are wound around the trees and it's a mess.As spring is fast approaching, I intend to speed up the clearing part, guess that"s what I'll b doing today.When I get this done, I'm agonna put in a stone bench and some kindda memorial thing out there.Not sure what yet. She loved roses, so I may transplant some of the Va. roses off the fence and let them grow just for her.A sweet southren wife she was and a good friend.
Feb 19, 2008 | 3:39 AM PST
Going from 74 to 25, in 24 hours is a stone drag,babes.I literally rolled out of the bed this morning. You know how that goes; you roll to the edge, sit up , wait a minute and then try not to fall as you get up! Richard was starting a fire in the wood stove,and had the coffee going.I hear my brother upstairs, you know the one who needs a wife?Well, it's off to the races today.Thank God, Matt goes back to school today! I kinda like that 4- wheeler. I might git me one and adapt it to my garden cart. Theres some big rocks in the woods where the gold mine used to be, and would make dandy borders for my driveway. Lifting them would be the problem.I've got a big ole son-in law, but that boy is so busy I hate to ask.Well, maybe I could drag them rocks.I'll have to give this a think.See you later alligaters...
Feb 18, 2008 | 3:27 PM PST
Holy Cow, batman!!! I'm so sore I can hardly sit down. That eight year old grandson of mine made grannylee go four wheeling with him! We went around the entire farm, circled the barn and then- off into the woods.He got a red number[4 wheeler] for Christmas, and already had another one from his birthday last year. I rode the red.He the black. Guess what boys and gals? Granny ain't no spring chicken. I thought my husband was going to split a gut laughing as I hobbled into the house all covered with mud with sticks and pine cones tangled up in my hair.Laugh old man, your turn next!!! I'm taking my medicine and going to bed...
Feb 18, 2008 | 4:34 AM PST
Leafette gave me a great idea for my imagination garden. I wish it were possible to graft my husband Richard! Think how nice it would be to graft him and an apple tree. Just pick a nice sweet red apple off his ear.No wait, nature is whimsical.He would probably produce crabapples instead. Oh, well .Make jelly instead! It would be nice to see the blossoms in spring anyway.No, Rashell, I am not crazy.It's been a looooong winter!!!lol.
Feb 17, 2008 | 2:11 PM PST
Wouldn't it be nice to plant a wife seed.Let me see... She would have to flourish in the sunshine, have a vibrant color and smell sweet.Non-invasive[no wandering off] drought tolerant, no thorns and easily transplanted in case they need to move.Gosh, it must be hard to be nature. Oh, and no bugs or fungus!!!!
Feb 15, 2008 | 7:08 PM PST
My brother is visiting us and he is amazing. He can fix anything. Bless his heart, he spent all day repairing my back deck steps.He made new railings too. It's so much easier to go up and down now.What a guy!!! Any of you gals need a husband? Ha,Ha.