When is the best time for a heating device to fail? Immediately before the first major storm of the season, of course. At the end of Fall, when night time temperatures began to drop significantly, I figured it was time to re-activate the gas fire. It was the same sort of device I had in … Continue reading Not the story I intended….
Cooper's Hawk (we think) This beautiful chap came searching for his Thanksgiving lunch this afternoon.... Note to self: remove window screens, for better photographs, - the making thereof. Stern note to self: Sort out and organise photographs!!!! - for easier finding thereof Since the warm weather left, taking most of our bird friends with it, … Continue reading Thanks be
Mr Katz mentioned on his blog yesterday the importance of finding delight in the many small pleasures of daily life and I thought I would enumerate a few of mine: The picture above of a little hedgehog, just one of a delightful selection of greeting cards by Sarah Boddy.com. I love the pictures so much, … Continue reading Endless small delights…
Breaking the sound barrier An email from my brother just now gave me an idea to write about. Any time you sleep under a different roof, you are bound to be aware of unusual sounds. Depending on how far you have travelled, and how aware you tend to be of these things, these sounds can … Continue reading Noises in the night
These past few days I feel as if I am knocking my head against a wall. Like everything I do takes me off on a tangent of confusion and frustration. Technology, largely. Anyone who has an on-going prescription for a controlled substance will understand. Apply for renewal two days ahead of time and they look … Continue reading Bashing my head
19th November Next year, I am going to keep a box under my desk and deposit in it all the begging letters I receive, just so I can count them all up. I think I shall be needing more than one box, though. What I would like to know, is how a person is supposed … Continue reading Charity in disarray
About a week ago, we noticed little spots of blood in one of the cat litter boxes. It didn't take us long to figure out which cat was in trouble, so off to the vet she went, promptly last Monday morning. Diagnosis, UTI, urinary tract infection. We have dealt with any number of those, although … Continue reading Stones!