Friday, January 14, 2011

My evening

I am sitting in my living room on my favorite chair and trying to answer the questions on Jeopardy tonight. I was on a roll for a little while, but it didn’t last.

We always eat dinner at exactly 6 PM. Always. My husband is the dinner maker and he’s got this thing about it being done precisely at 6. He doesn’t like me hovering in the kitchen when he’s in there, so I keep my distance and spend my time on the laptop, checking my mail, or playing around in Photoshop until it’s time for dinner.

(And yes, I know I am blessed to have dinner served to me every night.)

Tonight at 6:00, I closed my laptop and stood up to go out to the kitchen when I heard my phone ringing. I keep it in my purse, which hangs in the breakfast nook where we eat, so I dashed in there only to miss the call. And then I laughed out loud when I saw that the missed call was from my husband (who was sitting there chuckling).


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I don’t even know why I told you that.

I took a walk in the snow after work today. It’s more of a workout in the snow with my big heavy boots. The sun was just setting as I was heading out and I realized I’d left the camera upstairs on the dresser after taking photos of Miss Blackie.

I felt it was just as well, because I already have a lot of sunset pictures.

I walked around the property and then got to this spot – the vantage point that you see above – and my mouth dropped. The sky was pink, with a layer of this beautiful cerulean blue along the horizon. And it just looked all kinds of pretty. And after wrestling with the decision for about 30 seconds, I began the walk back to the house to get the camera.


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It was just too pretty to pass up.



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And so is Miss Blackie. This is where I found her when I arrived home today. It’s one of her favorite afternoon spots in the wintertime. Our bedroom window gets all the wonderful late afternoon sunlight and has the added bonus of birds outside the window and at the feeders below.

Hope your Friday is a good one. Thanks for stopping by today --

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46 comments:

Gail said...

That is a wonderful story...you know each other so well. Plus the dash of ornery keeps it from being boring!

texwisgirl said...

I laughed at your hubby calling your cell... :)

Love your little Miss Blackie. I'd curl up in that spot too!

Roberta said...

I need a house tour. Seriously.

Cloudia said...

Many blog posts make me think: "Who cares?" But never here. This post is the texture of your life and it is absorbing. i love walking with you outside and that last pic of Miss Blackie is AMAZING! It speaks to me with a chocolate purr. . .


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Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Your husband has a good sense of humor! I laughed out loud, that's something my hubby would have done! Your photos are just beautiful! Oh, don't cats have the life . . . Have a great weekend! Stop by if you have some time!

Mary

deborah said...

A wonderful evening and an amazing sky!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

I just read about your dog George, and that he came from Ellsworth, Maine! I actually know someone from there! Too funny, I just had to tell you. We also have friends that have three border collies, they are so smart!

Again, have a good one!

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

So glad you decided to go back for your camera. The sunset was a beauty.

Andi said...

You are one lucky, or I prefer to use the word blessed, lady! ;) we get some of the best purple/blue/pink sunsets here, unfortunately my view is not as fabulous as yours!

Caroline said...

I can't remember the last time I saw the words: cerulean blue! It was a very pretty pink sunset in my neck of the woods too. Don't you love that? And yes, oh you are so lucky to have dinner made for you each night!!! *sigh* I only dream...

Peppermint Ph.D. said...

Nature is the best Photoshop:) Beautiful!!

Jen at Cabin Fever said...

I want to be as comfortable as Miss Blackie... :)

The Wife of a Dairyman said...

I'm so glad you made the trek back for your camera! Oh my gosh the lighting in those photos is just fantastic!

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

As long as your husband was ringing the dinner bell, and not notifying you of an offensive step involving a watermelon plant, all is good.

If a watermelon was in any way, shape, or form involved in that cell phone call, I'm putting on hip boots and heading north.

Karen said...

Look at those lavender hues...

My kids call me from upstairs.. how ridiculous is that.

Rural Revival said...

I had a nice chuckle from that story, thanks!

And I'm really thankful you went back for the camera. Just beautiful.

~Andrea~

Catch the Kids said...

What a lovely shade of pink. I'm glad you went back for the camera. And that Cat looks very comfortable. I wouldn't like to have to move her in a hurry!

Char said...

definitely worth the camera. definitely

Laura~peach~ said...

giggles with your hubby! cute :)
lovely pink sky and love blackies window seat

Hilary said...

I'm so glad you went back for the camera. Thank you for that. And for the story about your husband calling you on your cell. You crack me up when you say things like "I don’t even know why I told you that." You write so naturally and comfortably.

Kerri said...

Lovely images to warm the heart :)

Stacey Dawn said...

I'm crackin' up too... thanks for the laugh... (beautiful sunset!)

Jan's camera said...

What a perfect day. Thanks for sharing.

Snappy Di said...

He called you? How funny. Hubby and I e-mail one another from across the house and then yell, "did you get my e-mail?" How crazy is THAT? LOL

Di

The Japanese Redneck said...

I think that's cute. My hubby had supper fixed 2 nights when I came in this week cause he got there before I did.

Its wonderful!

COUNTRY GAL said...

Wonderful post and photos ! Have a great weekend !

COUNTRY GAL said...

The phone thing ! Something my hubby or I would do to eachother, only I am the cook , he BBQ'S.

Lucia said...

I noticed the hues of blue and pink so pastel that I thought of baby's rooms.
My daughter and I text each other in the house so we don't have to yell or sometimes intercom the portable phones which works just as well. You are so blessed what a beautiful property and great husband and kitty you have.

Flea said...

Have a great weekend!

thotlady said...

Beautiful photo.

Tamara said...

oh my...that photo is beautiful! and calling or texting family members while you are all at home is completely allowable...even when your house is only 720 sq. ft...like mine.

Jeanne Walker said...

These photographs are amazing! The softness of the colors with the stark white of the homestead is beautiful. I love the way the blue of the ski is reflecting off of the snow.

Blackie knows a good thing when he/she sees it...so thankful to be a member of your household. Whatta life!

Great weekend ahead! Hugs

Jeanne Walker said...

PS: If it weren't for you and others, what would the birds do in this kind of weather for food? I really don't know...I've lived close to the Gulf of Mexico all my life and we just don't have these kind of winters down here???

J'Ollie Primitives said...

The first ( and last) time Mr. Man made dinner he put confectioner's sugar in the tuna casserole.

Why? 'tis a mystery.

I second the need for a house tour. We're snoopy. I mean curious.

His Song to Sing said...

I loved your phrase, "It just looked all kinds of pretty." Thanks for going back to the house to get the camera for us!

Mental P Mama said...

I would love to be in the manor house right about now......

Mary said...

O.M.G. I'm so glad you went back for the camera!

Kacey said...

The sky on those shots is just gorgeous! (and I laughed at you dh calling you ;)

Mary Lou said...

B-U-TI-FUL!
Miss Blackie sure has the best spot!

deb said...

Thank you for sharing.
It 's a comfort to come here. Yours is a welcoming heart.

Lili said...

It looks like you had a bit of a jaunt to go back for the camera in that snow, but scenes like this are so worth it to capture. The look on your face when you realized it was your husband calling would have made a great picture too!xo ~Lili

Oliag said...

That sunset is so worthy of going back to get your camera:) And it was captured so well...so many times what you see doesn't quite make it on to the camera...These shots are wonderful!

Mr O and I have dinner to the challenge of Jeopardy most nights....he gets many more than I do right!

mrs mediocrity said...

I am always texting my son who is just upstairs, these days we use our cell phones as intercoms... I am so glad you went back to get the camera, what a gorgeous shot. Happy Friday.

Deb said...

thats funny my hubby and I do that too...call each other from the cell phones in the house...love the sky photo...and Miss Blackie is so cute...

Lisa RedWillow said...

Stunnning and I love Love your cat.
You and I are both blessed .
Loved your blog.

Joy said...

I had to laugh... I noticed your footprints back to the house.