Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

May your Thanksgiving be full of the joys of hearth and home, family and friends, and many, many small everyday blessings. The 'boys' are still hanging in there with us. They have good days and some not-so-good days, but we are truly grateful for each of those precious minutes when they are snuggled in close and are at ease.

Friday, November 14, 2008

The Holidays are Upon Us...

What's happening at Ships Landing :-)
We had a beautiful Fall here in NE TN
A topper I made for my friend Flannie's birthday
or so people keep trying to insist. I've only mentally made it to-- hmmm --maybe September? Maybe? This year is almost a memory, and the only thing I really remember about it, with any clarity, is a brother-in-law and a sister leaving the bonds of this world, and coping with Dewey and Badger's illnesses. So, tell me, how CAN it already be November 14? :/ We got some much needed rain yesterday, and there's a chance for more today and tonight. Maybe I can get a few more tiny shrubs in the ground today. It was soooo foggy last night and this morning. Just beautiful, as long as one doesn't have to drive in it. :) Temps are supposed to go from high 60s today to mid-50s tomorrow, steadily creeping downward, with lows in the upper 20s tomorrow night. The fire in the stove talks to me almost daily now, offering warmth and comfort, encouraging me to close my eyes and dream--- I watched a male Bluebird checking out the winterizing of one of the nesting boxes. I'll share that picture soon. I'm sure he wanted to make sure that 'she' had stuffed all of the cracks, and made the 'feather' bed thick enough to snuggle warmly in in the coming cold weather. I've had a bazillion goldfinches at the feeders, along with a few house finches. And my sweet Sparrows sing to me every time I open the door. The wrens are quite busy right now, darting here and there. I keep a daily watch for that brilliant Cardinal that continues to refuse me his company at my doorstep, but I faithfully encourage him to come from the cover of the treeline and enjoy some wholesome dining with the others. :) I promise him that he will be quite safe, if only he would come... I must get up from here, and get some chores started. Tons of laundry are waiting for me, and the dust bunnies are scurrying around in the other rooms, making way too much 'noise', so I better go try and calm them down a bit. :D

Tuesday, November 04, 2008