Finishing up

Few things I can name as actual accomplishments, but I feel like some long projects are reaching completion as winter and spring draw nigh.

I sincerely hope the house wrens are about finished decorating for the year because quite frankly their new home is so full stuff is hanging out the front door.

Back splash is being installed today ūü§ó which makes me very happy

School is finally out so the opportunities to visit our youngest daughter …teacher, not student… will, in theory, be easier. I’m making a lot of progress with my daily ruminating. It does feel healthier to let the crap of the past go and focus on the present….the right now. Thank goodness I’ve never been the kind to set goals instead I like to fly by the seat of my pants ….. that’s not to say I haven’t always worried about the future and actually dreaded tomorrow because I wasn’t prepared for what might happen. I’m easing into this way of actually living and not just knowing it’s what i should do and giving lip service to it.

5 things I see right now…the IPAD, my cup of coffee, Frannie asleep on the floor, napkins from Subway laying on the remote basket and the red hurricane lamp sitting on a cabinet that is not flush with the world. 5 things I hear. John spreading mastic on the wall in the kitchen, clock ticking, other clock ticking, house wrens singing and the air conditioner whirring through the vents. I’m in the moment.

Until next time…..

I‚Äôm not a bird ‚Äúperson‚ÄĚ…

Because it would actually not be consistent with being a cat person. I’ve actually only been attracted to birds since I’ve had cats realizing the hours of pure enjoyment for the cats staring out the window perfecting their bird click. That weird little noise they make indicating they are exercising their chops.

I grew up with a dad who loved the purple Martin. He erected Martin houses everywhere we lived and also at his mothers house. In 84, when he moved to the country, he added blue bird houses along the fence row and I can still see my daughters walking the perimeter with him while he cleaned them out.

But I’ve never appreciated birds….could it be the movie, The Birds, that scared the crap out of me…especially when I saw it in 3D at Disney World.

But then I noticed….ahem….how could you not hear… the house wren visiting the deck,, so I decided to hang the little birdhouse just to see if he/she would make it a home.

Sure enough.

So as my friend, Wilma, suggested I also put out some dryer lint. This little wren detoured to the dryer lint and left his little stick.

What is happening to me.

Just a little glimpse into my life.

Until next time….

….and now there are two

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Before I share my Alfred Hitchcock fear, I must share this picture of Katy and Adam.  Riding horses on her birthday.  She is so darn cute!

So…yesterday…the cats set up guard on the dining room table….a baby bluejay found his wings and made it over to the back of the front porch rocker.

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Mama or probably Daddy did not like the fact that I was moving around in my own front yard, for crying out loud.

Today, I thought – oh…he’s back

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NO  TODAY THERE ARE TWO

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Isn’t this how it began for Tippi Hedran and Rod Taylor back in 1963?

Surgery is tomorrow. ¬†I’m ready! ¬†Good vibes, thoughts, prayers filling the universe are appreciated!

Until next time…..

Having a reading nest….

  

Laying in bed this morning, listening to the morning floor creaks and his morning habits, I felt the need to delve into why he likes to wake up and immediately have both feet on the floor; and how I like to lay there and move my legs around the disheveled sheets searching for a cool spot, rotate my pillow around, catch up on Facebook, etc and wake up.  I came up with no answers.

I have a tendency to do exactly opposite of what I’ve always read. ¬†Bed should be for sleeping…do not make your bed the place you watch tv, eat, read and nest. ¬†Oops. ¬†While I’m not a “napper” unless I’m sick, once I’m up….I’m up…but…occasionally I’ll walk into our room, glance at the bed and have that comforted feeling. ¬†I don’t think that is wrong.

Today, I mixed it up a bit and found my reading spot for the day. ¬†On the front side of the house. ¬†It is shady, there is an amazing cool breeze and the only real NOISE is the multitude of birds all trying to talk at once. ¬†I’m not really a bird person…okay…I really never notice birds other than when I want to scream SHUTUP! ¬†The rustling of the breeze through the leaves makes it okay.

2 weeks from today, probably around this time 10:30 am, I’ll be going under the knife. ¬†Just thru that in because it is on my mind. ¬†Otherwise, I’m just going to be in love with this day!

Until next time…..