These are random musings of my life journey, the people, animals, places, and events which have woven, and continue to weave, a tapestry that is me. We all know there is no real destination, only the ongoing experiences which blend together, creating the trail. Each step gives a glimpse of what is to come, without allowing me to see the end result. It is exciting. I have a home base that is mine, that gives me a place to rest. This is it. This is where my heart is, no matter where I journey...................

Thursday, December 03, 2009


It is c.o.l.d. This is one of those times that I keep saying doesn't happen here often. But it does. It has. It is. On of my outside thermometers says 17°. The other, on the opposite side of the house, says 19°. Whichever is more accurate doesn't really matter when it is this cold. If you recall, I like cold weather more than hot. But this is more than necessary.

It snowed overnight, not a lot, definitely a little more on top of our tracks in the older snow. I'm supposed to get another 2-4 inches of snow today and tonight, with possible another inch tomorrow. It is foggy, too. I can't see as far as the road. Brrrrrrrr!

I went out to fill the bird feeders and this is what one looked like. I had to bring it in and let it warm a little before I could fill it, because the button on the top that releases the lid was frozen solid! The feeders are full again, and the birds are all saying "Thank you, thank you, thank you!!"

One of the hanging baskets that I didn't take down looks interesting. I didn't think the moss that lines it was hanging out that far. I was right! When I touched one it fell into my hand and immediately melted. Those long tendrils are purely ice and snow! Icy stalactites!

I guess I won't be going out today. I see not sensible reason for venturing out. I have just enough butter for my toast this morning, so I have to plan around that in cooking today, but otherwise, I don't really have to get out. Seems to me like an excellent day to stay parked, what do you think?

I'm still not feeling great, anyway. I'm better than yesterday, but my body is still not where it should be. I'll be glad when I am back to myself again. (You notice, I didn't say "normal"!!) OK, off to make that toast.


  1. Good to know that you are feeling better Lyn. Save shopping for a milder day. It is sunny and 55F down here right now and should reach 60. That is still too cold as far as I am concerned! We are to be very cold in the morning as tomorrow will be the coldest day of the week for sure. My son is coming from a nice warm Tucson to visit for a few hours. We will be inside for sure.

  2. heh, heh, heh! You low landers wouldn't make it here in my world!! I feel like such a pioneer woman. A cold one, to be sure, but ....


  3. I hope you're feeling better today.

    Definitely it's a stay inside day with a hot cuppa tea.

  4. Thanks, Daisy. I've stayed in, and it has been good. I'm much, much better, and looking forward to tomorrow. :)

  5. Oh I REALLY like the icicles on the lantern - it looks like a christmas card to me!

  6. I might consider that, Patti. I actually have another picked out, but either would be nice.


If you have something to say about it, just stick out your thumb, and I'll slow down so you can hop aboard! But hang on, 'cause I'm movin' on down the road!!! No time to waste!!!