Saturday, January 07, 2017

Saturday-2:45pm-52 Stories vlog #1

Good Afternoon!
I did my burning bowl ceremony on New Year's Eve...
...and picked my angel card for the year.
Now that's a card I've never gotten before.
All about the power of love.
A great reminder for me for this coming year. 
I had been sick all week--from Monday night till last night.  Leah was home sick-ish, too, and Ian threw up.  No craft night last week.  Dagan had to cancel his heart-pacemaker appointment in Minneapolis because of sickness and winter storms.  We had two of them in two days.  This was the first one.  You can see the critters were digging for seed.
The snow was light and fluffy.  I went out and shoveled and swept snow away from center of the patio... I could put out some seed for The Girls.
I was taking pictures of the snow plow...
...clearing off the parking lot next door...
...for all my readers who are unfamiliar with snow life...
...when I thought... dumb!  
You could take a video!

The guys came to clear off the sidewalks, too.
All this snow had come down lightly on to glare ice from the Christmas ice storm... these guys were not lifting their feet as they shuffled along over the ice.
Since the snow was light and fluffy...
...the storm and wind the following day created beautiful, sparkly drifts on my patio! 
You may notice it was so cold and windy even the critters hadn't been by yet.
I do love snow drifts...well, and sand drifting, too.  
Nature's artwork.
But it didn't remain pristine for long--LOL!  By the next morning you could tell we'd had a lot of visitors.
It was too cold to shovel again.  Miss Karma was remembering the porch at the old aprtment, I think.  She cried at the door until...
...I got her some snow to eat.  
Some of you may remember how Karma loved to go out on the snowy porch for just a minute, race back in, turn around and eat her white footprints on the rug--LOL!
The Girls... have competition!
One jackrabbit in particular hangs about someplace during the day and likes to scare away The Girls when they come to eat.
Quite a snoopy character.
Not very afraid of me and less so of Miss Karma, to her chagrin.
I took a video the second day Miss Karma had noticed (been awake) to see the jackrabbits.

The first night she saw them I took lots of pictures...
...but didn't think of a video.
She sat and cried like she wanted me to give her one of them--LOL!
She kept trying to lunge at them...

...but even with her face glued to the window they came right back, sat and ate inches from her nose.
They were more interested in keeping an eye on each other.
They chased each other all over the place.
Rabbit games!!
Karma couldn't believe her eyes.
Talk about nature shows...
...on her CatTV.
They learned to ignore her lunging, pawing at the glass, and crying... about 15-20 minutes.
So Karma has mostly watched them from a comfortable prone position since then.
I was hoping to get video of the rabbit games, but that didn't happen.  Just like when you're trying to get a child to do something for other people and they give you that blank what-on-earth-are-you-talking-about look--LOL!
But since I had the cell phone out...
I decided to start the 52 stories I plan to do this year since I remembered the first question about how did you get your name?  So I have episode one...while you watch jackrabbits.
And before I forget...those of you who haven't had comments from me for a while...for some reason I am unable to comment on over half my blogspot bloggers, none of the wordpress bloggers, and over half of the youtube videos I can't comment on, either.  Blogger had already quit sending me notification emails for some of my commenters and now I haven't been getting emails telling me when people comment on my blog on facebook, either.  I don't know what is going on with google.  I can read everything, of course...and I do.  But at this rate pretty soon this is going to turn into a one-way conversation.  :(  So I am especially grateful to those of you who email me and/or write letters!!  :)
Oh, and don't worry about The Girls.  They still manage to make it over to gobble seed a few times a day.  Rabbits apparently don't make the best sentrys--LOL!
Hope you enjoy the videos!  
You should hear from me at least once a week this year with a new story (or old to some of you who have known me for years--LOL!).
We're supposed to make it into the low teens for a few days now starting tomorrow.  Man!  It's just stayed cold-cold-cold.  Stay safe--warm or cool, as the case may be.  Till next time.  :) :)
"Live in the present.  Do the things that need to be done.  Do all the good you can each day.  The future will unfold."
Peace Pilgrim


Deb J. in Utah said...

Hi Rita - fun snow pictures and videos. I am sure the snow is far more fun to look at than actually be out in. It was fun to hear your voice on the videos! Hope everyone is feeling better soon and that your week shapes up to be a good one! Regards to Karma and McFamily!

Anonymous said...

That jackrabbit seemed huge!! Are they all that size? My friend once said, "Look at those runrabbits jacking off across the field" & now it's hard for me to think of them as JACKrabbits!!

Carol said...

Bummer that you are still having all of those issues with comments and messages. FRUSTRATION RULES :( Loved seeing the Jackrabbits again and here's hoping everyone gets well and stays well... those nasty germ have been flying around here too.

My name is Erika. said...

Wow- I am impressed how close the jackrabbits came up to your door. They must be very hungry. Thank goodness you put out some food for them. Hope you are feeling better. Hugs-Erika

Jon said...

What a delightful post! I thoroughly enjoyed seeing the photos and the videos. You sound like such a sweet person. It's so amusing to see Karma reacting to the jackrabbit. And I'm really surprised that Karma likes eating snow.

It's presently very cold here in TN - near zero - and none of my cats will go outside. My cat Scratch went out for about thirty seconds yesterday, then made a quick U-turn and came back in.

I'm sorry to hear that you're having trouble commenting - - strange (and annoying) things are always happening with Google. Take care and stay warm!

DJan said...

I watched for awhile but seven minutes of video was a little long for me. I still have to watch the story video, but I will. They really are big critters, aren't they? :-)

Far Side of Fifty said...

Cat TV is good lately! You should bring in some snow on a dish for Miss Karma. Chance loves to eat snow. Stay warm, looks like another ten days before we get too much above is January for sure! :)

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

I liked all the video clips, since it doesn't snow here I found this interesting never seen anything like it because no snow here.

GrandmaG said...

Loved the quote! Just what I needed as I'm still working to adjust to 65 :/

Divers and Sundry said...

I love your nature photos and videos. It's such a treat to see what it's like where other people are. We had a bit of snow here late last week, but it never lasts, and we're expecting a high of around 40F today.

I'm sorry you're having such a frustrating time with commenting :( It's hard to have a conversation that way :( I hope it gets fixed soon.

Sherry Ellis said...

That rabbit looked almost bigger than Karma! Enjoyed seeing all your pictures. You certainly got a lot of snow!

Serena Lewis said...

Great card for the year! Power to you, my friend!

Sorry that you haven't been well though. I hope you all are doing much better now.

The snow looks lovely — a winter-wonderland. Glad to see that Karma still got some snow to eat up. Yes, I remember how she loved eating her snowy prints at the other place.

I love the jackrabbits but I'm glad to hear The Girls still manage to get a feed too.

I enjoyed the videos and will look forward to your weekly vlog. Interesting about the names. I could never really understand the purpose of having a middle name. Perhaps to make identification a little easier if there is numerous people with the same first name? A middle name would make it easier to identify them, I guess. I use my middle name only when filling in important paperwork or identifying myself via phone to my bank, insurance company etc. as they always ask for full name.

My Dad never had a middle name and we kids would always ask him 'why' he didn't have one. He'd say that his parents were poor and couldn't afford to buy him a middle name. Well, I was very gullible in those days and I believed him. Many years later, when I was pregnant with Bradley, my sister and I were talking about names one day and I asked if she knew how much it cost to add a middle name. She burst out laughing and told me that Dad's story wasn't true. haha

Have a lovely week xo

Lady Fi said...

That's a lot of snow! How lucky you are to get a rabbit right up to the window. Hope you feel better soon.

Stephanie Faris said...

Aww! Karma likes to eat snow. How adorable. I was just telling someone we don't ever have snow plows in Tennessee. It's just salt to get the ice off the roads. We're lucky if we get 1/2 inch and it's usually melted by the end of the day.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

My apologies for being so late visiting this week. My old computer is in meltdown mode, and I can't see any videos, either. I look forward to seeing them when I finally get my new computer back.

Loved seeing Karma eating her snow, as I remember she did at her old place. Sorry to read everyone has been sick, including you.

Great word for the year. You are going to need it, since we keep getting more and more snow and bitterly cold temps.

What a fun look at the jack rabbits and Karma. She's SO funny.

Have a great week, and I apologize for being so late visiting this week.

Intense Guy said...

Cat TV is so cool!! That rabbit sure is bold!

Feral Turtle said...

Ahhh Karma has a new buddy!!! Love it. Stay warm Rita.