THE ‘LITTLE RASCALS’ GANG DOWN THE ROAD & NO, THAT IS NOT THE PHEEBS ON THE RIGHT
Sometime in the night our day long Sunday wind packed it’s bags & blew itself out of town. Bev, a friend in Wickenburg said: “ Yikes! I don't remember in our ten years of coming to AZ that we have had wind for an entire day”.
Luckily it didn’t drop below freezing in the night because our living room propane tank ran out of fuel making that room rather cool this morning. Typing this in my dark blue checkered flannelette PJ’s & heavy pine green housecoat, I have an electric heater blowing hot air under my chair & a blanket on my lap keeping most of me warm………….but my ears get cold:((
PHEEBS ENJOYS LYING IN THE SUN WATCHING THE BIRDS AT THE FEEDERS THIS AFTERNOON
Under sunny skies, how nice it was to once again get around the block & out onto our morning desert trail. A slightly cool westerly breeze put a spring in our step. Pheebs chased a few bunnies, we saw a few hawks, & all was well in Arizona again.
COULD THIS BE A PHOTO OF SINGER ‘BOY GEORGE’ BACK IN THE 80’S? NOPE, IT’S MY SON SEAN, & IF I REMEMBER CORRECTLY, I TOOK THIS PHOTO IN MAYBE 1989…SPOTTED IT ON FACEBOOK THIS MORNING:))
I like Monday mornings because it is like starting off the week with a clean slate. No matter what happened the previous week or on the week-end, Monday morning always feels like a fresh start to me. So, with that thought in mind I got busy re-organizing & cleaning our shed. Began the early thinking stages of what will be returning to Canada with us. More puttering in the Motorhome & had a pile of brush to burn as well. Having cut & trimmed trees last November, this pile of branches were dry enough to finally burn. And, burn them up I did. Reminded me of my upcoming Spring clean-up when we return to Bayfield. Luckily, I enjoy that sort of thing & look forward to the big clean up every year. Whether it be here or at home. Had we decided to full time years ago, it is one of the many things I would have missed about owning a house & property. We do like having a home base not only in Canada, but here in the southwest United States as well. Bonus:))
BURNING UP THE LAST OF MY BRUSH PILE TODAY REMINDED ME OF SPRING
With all the stuff that came out of our Damon we are having quite a time deciding what to put back into the Sunseeker. Seems like we had accumulated a lot of unnecessary stuff over the years in our travels. Amazing how we humans are so much like magnets the way we attract so much stuff to ourselves all the time.
BUT, WE DO LIKE OUR ‘STUFF’
I’m not an ‘awards show’ person anymore & found it surprising I sat through those (yawn) Oscar presentations last night. Maybe had more to do with our living room being the warmest room in the house. I wonder how many people sit through all that pomp & pageantry anyway. Only movie I saw in the line up that would remotely interest me would be, Life Of Pi, Hobbit, & maybe Lincoln. I do not like movies that present themselves as historically accurate when in fact they are not. Argo comes to mind & I would never waste my time or money to see another inaccurate Hollywood version of history. Have seen & been fooled way too many times over the years to back for more of the same. It seems fact is generally always sacrificed in order to add more fiery explosions, violence, guns, guns, guns, car chases, fight scenes, & lots of graphic blood, guts, & gore. Appeals to the masses & sells tickets I guess, & for Hollywood…..that’s the bottom line$
Tussle times are my favorite. Each morning when I wake up & each night when I go to bed, it’s Tussle time. Pheebs is already on my bed waiting for me to try & pull the covers back each night. That begins a tussle to see who is going to get under the covers first. Happens every night now. There ‘s a lot of blanket tugging, tummy rubs, paws in my face, doggy tickles, some grunts & snorts by both of us followed up with a lot of scruffles & smuggles. I usually win. Well, I have to win or I’m the one sleeping on the floor. We go through it all again in the morning as soon as I wake up, only this time Pheeber wins & I end up turfed out of bed & she has my spot. I love my morning & evening tussles:))
A SNOOZY LITTLE PHEEBER FACE TODAY
The sun gains strength each day now & we were able to sit outside this afternoon despite the cool air. Kelly with her book, I with my camera, & Pheebs with her eye on the birds. Those birds are going to put us in the poor house with their voracious appetites for birdseed. But, not to worry, it is well worth the money to have a backyard filled with the fluttering of wings, the dashing of colors, & the many happy twitterings of melodious songbirds.
DANCE OF THE BALLERINA
GROANER’S CORNER:(( Everyone talks about leaving a better Planet for our children. How about thinking about leaving better children for our Planet
Tourists see the world, travelers experience it.
- Home is where your pet is:))
- "If having a soul means being able to feel
love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals
are better off than a lot of humans."
- The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails -William Arthur Ward
- The only thing better than right now will someday be the memories of right now...AL.
- It is not so much having nothing to do as it is not having the interest to do something....AL.