Thursday, March 08, 2012
This morning the break in the clouds wasn't on the horizon but above a low cloud bank.
Eighteen degrees and another dusting of snow this morning.
Just loved the reflection of the emerging sun in the clouds.
The vehicles in the parking lot...
...looked anything but inviting in the pre-dawn light. But they waited patiently to take the owners wherever they needed to go on this crispy morning.
I paused to watch the sun rise into that crack in the sky.
I confess that the mornings I am awake...
...I am the drawn observer when there is a sunrise to behold.
This morning was golden, people! Golden! For those brief glorious minutes. ;)
A little while later I caught this plane gliding through the air. You may have to click on the picture to enlarge to even see it (a little left of center). Looked so tiny in the vast sky.
Made me think about how amazing it is that we can put those huge metal birds up in the sky in the first place. Human beings hold endless potential, don't they?
Some of the cut cat grass is growing! Enough for a snack, anyways--LOL!
Speaking of grass...guess what came in the mail yesterday!! Karma has no clue, but a bag filled with oat seed came all the way from the family feed mill in Pennsylvania from AliceKay!! Whoohoo! Looks identical to the oat seed I get in the cat grass seed bags. Next time I plant I will definitely plant seeds from Karma's gift bag. Thanks so very, very much, AliceKay!! That was so thoughtful of you. Karma will be kept in her oat cat grass for a long time!! Wow!!
Meanwhile, Karma is missing her low cream-colored (actually dog) bed where her fake treats are usually served in an old tea can and a jar cover. (Keeps the greasy kernels off the carpet.) Caroline came yesterday and when I moved the bed so she could vacuum I decided that bed was due for a washing.
So, Miss Karma has been stuck with her little hunk of indoor-outdoor carpeting on which she is usually served her dried catnip. Do you see the staring look of disbelief?
I'm washing clothes this morning. Karma's precious low soft bed will be returned to its spot and the world will be back on its proper axis. ;)
Okay, I have questions.
This last week I have been seeing new comment boxes pop up that look different. They do not have any place for you to check a request to get the follow-up comments emailed to you. I figured either you would automatically get them all the time or never get them. So far it looks to me that it is the latter. Have you noticed this change? I tried to check mine and it looks like mine was changed without my knowledge, but I'm not positive. Can you request follow-up comments any more on my blog? Have you been getting my responses?
If you can't, I have no idea if this can be changed. I am using the old version as it is and haven't made any changes, so maybe this must be something they have automatically changed across the board. As you know, I am used to responding to comments right in my comment section. But there's no point if nobody will see them! I am flummoxed!
And, while we're on the subject, does it matter to you if I don't personally respond to your comments on my blog? Or is it okay that I comment on your blogs and you know I read and appreciate each and every comment on mine? Some of you may never have been reading them in the first place because then you had to get all the subsequent comments from everybody which just fills up your inbox. I'd really appreciate some feedback.
I've been thinking quite a bit lately about how much time I spend on the laptop. I have soooo enjoyed our conversations that go on in my comment section. Makes me smile just to think of it. But, I also notice that not too many blogs I follow actually do respond to each comment. Most of them don't respond. A few respond only to specific questions. And then some people respond via emails--which I found totally confusing when it first happened--LOL! Well, you know how easily computer stuff confuses me. ;) How does that work, anyways?
So many questions, I know. But I have been debating what to do because I can't keep up anymore unless I spend almost all of my good hours online every day. But I also want to paint and read and do crafts, as you know. I have been blessed with these wonderful new followers the past several months which I am absolutely thrilled with. But, on the other hand, it makes it harder to keep abreast with my growing blog family. I kind of knew this day would come one day, you know? It's actually a wonderful thing to be complaining about, isn't it?
But it seems like the only choices I have are that I can either post less often, stop replying to each comment on my blog, not comment every single time on other people's blogs I read, or just plain take a hiatus from blogging for a while. None of which feel good, you know? What have you guys done? What would you like to see me change if you had to pick? If I knew how to make a poll....LOL!
Anyways, you don't have to say if you don't want to. No pressure. Just I thought I'd ask for feedback to help me decide. Thanks so much! Love you all! Have a great day!
I noticed this quote because it is from the author of my Healing Runes book!
"There is a calmness to a life lived in Gratitude, a quiet joy."
Ralph H. Blum