Sunday, November 23, 2008
Gone are the days of the huge family gatherings. Our family is spread all over the place, and so many now have their own families. It's hard to get together, but we will still share the meal. Phone calls will be made, with descriptions of all the food, new recipes, and laughs over who left the giblets in the turkey. Pictures will be taken and emailed around the globe, we'll even talk and see friends over the internet using webcams. We'll talk of our many blessings, plan for getting together and reminisce. We may not all be at the same table, but we'll share the meal. That is something I am Thankful for.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Thanks Pop-Pop, Thanks Dad, Thanks Nestor, Thanks Kirk, Thanks to the rest of you as well. I Love you all.
Sunday, November 9, 2008
The birds are feasting more these days. Hummingbirds are still around, we'll have them at the feeders until Thanksgiving, and I'll take them down in early December, in case of stragglers. I enjoy watching the winter birds come back. As soon as the bears hibernate I'll put out suet and fruit feeders. I've learned my lessons well. We've had too many bears up on that deck to rush the season. I work near bears every day, but when they are on MY porch I freak out. Go figure.
I'm working on my decorating scheme for the front porch. Christmas is near, but we don't set out any decorations until after Santa arrives at the end of the Macy's Parade. I've been itching to get into the Christmas closet, but know once I do, it's all over!
We're due to have a freeze tonight. I need to go cover some plants. Stay warm!
Friday, November 7, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
"It doesn't matter who is in the White House. Just remember that I am still in charge.
My name is God, and I approve this message."
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
This is the last of the zinnias. We grow them in a half whiskey barrel on the deck of the treehouse. They are one of my favorite flowers, and enjoy their many colors. When we lived in FLA we had them in the front flower bed, and one of our favorite people had a small, just learning to walk littler people. He loved smelling the flowers, and always got to pick some for his mom. One day he turned around too fast and sat down, right in the middle of the bed. We spent the entire summer smiling at the perfect butt print in the middle of those zinnias. He's 13 now, and I'm sure he'd be mortified if he realized I was writing about him. I don't think his Mama will tell him.
We got out to vote, early this morning. The 3 of us were in line before 7. Since we live in such a rural community, we are talking a county of 25,000 and only 3 traffic lights, the polling places were less than busy. Ours had only 4 voting stations! It was said that more than 40% of our county had voted early, so the poll workers weren't quite sure what they were expecting. We were back home before 7:30. Our soon-to-be daughter (in-law) was finished before we were, so we all met back here to have coffee and some breakfast. It was kind of surreal, having all that extra time before we had to head off to work. It was nice to just hang out and watch the contents of the refrigerator get inhaled by a growing boy.
I hope you got out to vote. I'll leave you with my favorite quote from Benjamin Franklin
"Where Liberty Dwells, there is My Country."
Thank you to those who work so hard to ensure my liberty.