Tuesday, January 09, 2018
We had our Christmas on Friday the 6th of January.
Leah and the boys came first while Dagan stopped off at Fleet Farm on the way over to pick up more wild bird seed for me. :)
First we just hung out. Ian ran right over to get those toys--what do you call them?
Flip and drain? LOL!
Liam watched Gramma...
Liam pays a lot of attention to what is going on.
Just had a no fuss dinner--salad, pizza, and frozen yogurt. But before dinner we opened presents. The Bristle blocks were the biggest hit.
Ian got to help Liam open his presents. (I noticed he even picked a present for Liam first.) Ian wanted to help me open mine, too, and Gramma agreed.
(I get awfully excited, too--LOL!)
Just a wonderful day! Even though poor Leah was getting over a cough/cold that Ian had already had. Was such a nice time. :)
Otherwise--been pretty quiet around here. Had been terrifically cold for so long that when it suddenly got to 30-some degrees yesterday it felt like spring! Leah dropped some stuff off for me yesterday and I only needed a sweater to run out to her car. It's 37 degrees right now today--whoohoo! Snow is melting and it does feel like a change in the seasons. Of course we have a snowstorm coming through tomorrow and we're supposed to be back in the deep freeze again by Thursday. It's just a little Mother Nature tease. ;)
A couple times I have seen a regular cottontail rabbit here late in the evening when it is almost dark, but almost every afternoon/early evening the jackrabbits dominate.
They do not seem bothered by Annie...
She can be inches away on the other side of the glass and they could care less and just chew away.
I actually suddenly shifted over to very early hours for several days. We're talking waking up before dawn. Crazy ridiculous for me.
I often see the five girls parked someplace nearby in the mornings.
One freezing morning after a fresh snow the seven girls were all tucked into nice warm holes across the way...
...waiting for the five to eat their fill and get out of Dodge. See them in the background?
The seven have flown or run in by accident when they haven't seen the five already tucked into the patio...and they must be feeling quite feisty in the springlike weather because in the past two days they've boldly tried to usurp the territory. This has created grouse chases all over the lawn out there. There is a lot of flapping of wings, bodies popping into the air, squawking, and brief general mayhem 2 or 3 times a day. More like what I see in the actual spring--so maybe they have spring fever, too?
I tried to catch it yesterday, but by the time I get the camera ready to go most of it was over with. Figures! Oh well--I tried.
Anyways, that is what's been happening up here. Since we're supposed to get a snowstorm tomorrow I switched my eye doctor checkup to next week. So now I have both the dentist and eye doctor checkups next week. If the weather is okay Dagan and Ian plan to come over Friday for Gramma Day. You know it will be all about the Bristle Blocks. ;)
While I was typing there was another grouse covey flapping-chasing event that lasted a couple minutes. The five are chowing down--alongside a ton of small birds. It's almost time for the jackrabbits to show up, too. Have a beautiful day!! :)
"Wherever you go, go with all your heart."