2. Had a wonderful afternoon with my dear old Dad yesterday. We drove the tour of the new construction/destruction in downtown Enid. I still can't believe they tore down the old Kress building AND and new Cherokee Strip Center. Oh well. They are trying to draw business interests there and they needed a hotel close to the event center. I understand that. It sure looks bare though; who knew there was a bank on the west side of Kress?
Here are R. Anne and I working on a blog post this week at Abbey's house. This doll is the same size as Maggie J. and one night, while stumbling around the house looking for a glass of water, I found myself talking to her (Anne, not Maggie) as if she WERE Maggie. "Hey Mags, why are you sitting out here in the dark, Sweetie?" My two standing excuses are: It was dark in the room and I didn't have my glasses on. When she didn't have a ready answer, I knew immediately it wasn't Miss M.
4. Gary the Elf has been staying at our house for the past couple of weeks. He hides here and there in the house during the day and then flies back to the North Pole at night to tell Santa how wonderful Zane has been during the day. Sometimes he brings little gifts back when he comes. This morning I found him having breakfast and a friendly chat withMrs. Tiggywinkle, St. Joseph and the child Jesus and Gru. Now that group would make for some interesting conversation around the table wouldn't it.
5. Chicken News:
Ruby has grown a mean streak from being cooped up (ha ha) alone in the chicken house for so long. No, farmer Tim has not shown up with any friends for her and, at this unfortunate point in time, I don't know if it would be a good idea to bring any over. Ruby now chases the cats around, eats their food, if they haven't gobbled it down before I let her out, and tries to shoulder her way out the door and to freedom every morning. One of these days she will succeed and I will not be here to shut her up at night and the coyote community will have some fine dinning that evening. Let it be on her head.
6. The birds are loving all the seed we have been putting out for them and this morning they are all atwitter because supplies are running low. However, this is a sunny morning and, if not warm, at least not frigid. I believe it is supposed to warm up considerably by this afternoon. They can do a little bit of hunting for the seeds we all know are scattered about in the grass. Soon, my pretties. Still no bluebirds here although my friend to the north of me has them at her feeders regularly.
7. If you are still on the fence about a special/unique gift for someone who likes to cook and/or entertain, check out these ideas from my daughter Abbey who, is a very creative scrapbooker as well as our social media guru. Here is a repost of her 10 on Tuesday about the shop. I know I could have given you the link but, what the heck. : )