Hello my friends. It’s been a long week, culminating this evening when I arrived home, flush wish joy because it was the weekend . . . and sunny. I reached to open my back door, and in doing so, slipped on the ice that had accumulated there and fell, shocking myself, ramming my elbow into the concrete walk, and subsequently bursting into tears. I tried to get up, but kept sliding on the ice – so I laid there. Crying.
I am not a crybaby, but damnit – it hurt. I had an armful of things including the mail, my lunchbox and another bag I take to work. I eventually made it to a standing position after seeing a puddle of what I thought was blood. OMG – I’m bleeding!! (this was my first thought). On closer inspection, however, I saw that I’d broken the bottle of wine I had just bought. And I was now lying in the puddle that it had caused.
Oh, good grief.
But despite that unfortunate turn of events, things have actually begun to take a positive turn – or so it seems. It’s maybe too soon to celebrate over, but a lot of little things have been conspiring into something akin to joy. Yes, it’s true. And while I’m at it, I think I’ll share with you now some photos I’ve taken during the past week. Just because, you know?
Cold and ice can be beautiful, you know.
I keep the feeders filled because I can’t have my bird friends hungry.
This was the view out my kitchen window at one point this week.
I buy myself flowers because they make me happy.
And a bunch of tulips are currently $4.87 at the local WalMart.
Took this last weekend sitting in the sunshine in the freezing temps.
As long as you’re dressed properly, it ain’t so cold. And the warmth of the sun is the nectar of the gods.
The tufted titmouse is one of the loudest visitors to my feeders.
Shut up already.
(good thing they’re cute)
Wing action on a nuthatch.
Say that three times real fast.
In other news . . . things seem better with my son.
We are getting a new kitty tomorrow.
I have been selected by a juried committee to have my work shown in a local gallery.
I love hawaiian pizza.
I bought two bottles of wine today (and only one was destroyed).
And spring is coming.
So how are things in your neck of the woods?