Rita's Ramblings: a basically house-bound woman in Fargo, North Dakota blogging for friends, family, and anybody who finds it interesting. I talk about art or craft projects, my grandson (Ian), the weather, movies, books, health, and whatever happens to be going on in my life. Welcome!
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Been over two weeks again. Was busy with Christmas cards and letters--and still feeling about the same so life remains at a very slow pace. ;)
Got some pictures from Leah. Little Liam has turned into a very smiley little boy.
I was over to visit a couple Sundays ago but totally forgot to take pictures. Gramma just gets lost in these faces and forgets.
And what would a three year old do in the snow?
Make snow angels, of course. :)
Love the hat!
And somehow Ian got buried in the snow--LOL!
Goodness! They got a lot more snow than I did and I'm only a mile away. But it did drift like crazy in the high winds.
Two Wednesdays ago Mary (senior companion) did show up. She had thought she'd told me she wouldn't be here the Wednesday before Thanksgiving...and I had asked her to call and double check before she comes (I have some really bad days where I am not up to company) and she forgot to do that, too. Mary told me she was a little ditsy and forgetful--LOL! We did have a nice visit, though.
But last Wednesday I cancelled because it was definitely not a good day for company. So far, tomorrow looks good, though. I'll know more tomorrow, of course.
This last Thursday I finished Christmas cards and got the last of them in the mail. Was delightful to have them made up ahead of time for once. Leah and I want to do that all the time now. No more scrambling to finish them.
Never again!! ;)
Dagan came by after work on Friday and we went over to Wells Fargo to close my checking account--tada! All switched over to Gate City Bank and very happy about that, too. :)
When Dagan was here he was witness to the fact that I have two flocks of grouse coming here to eat! Remember how I was concerned that I only had six of them for a couple of weeks? Well, apparently the one who went off on a "walkabout" was really off to join up with a second flock of grouse--LOL! The last couple weeks I had been concerned that I would see seven and then five and then seven?
Well, when Dagan was here--we saw both flocks! One of five on my patio and one of seven across by the garages. No wonder I am going through so much seed this year--LOL!
I have a huge flock of sparrows but also another huge flock of another kind of small birds, too. Those have lighter bellies and some dark on them, but don't look like the typical chickadees to me. Not sure--but they're cute and I am happy to help them all out.
Annie continues to scare off the small birds.
You can tell she has probably eaten a few of these in her younger days living on the street.
Oh, and that winter storm...the wind was a bit horizontal. Enough to leave a lot of snow inside the bird feeder--LOL! There's maybe an inch leeway up underneath the roof of the feeder...that is how horizontal we're talking.
Besides the usual daily stuff I am now working on the lower case alphabet...
...a letter a day.
Annie and I watch the bird parties.
She still never lunges at the grouse--a little too large for her, I think.
But Annie has dreams.
This is what I wrote under this video on youtube:
Annie dreams of catching those birds on the patio that are so close but just out of reach. Maybe even tackling one of the big grouse. She also does just plain snore and has terribly potent, lingering farts, but one must take the bad with the good with those you care about. She is becoming a wonderful companion.
**** So that's it from here. Until next time... **** "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people." Victor Borge