February 10, 2014
Good morning. Goodness! The overnight dusting of snow is actually a couple of inches of new white stuff covering everything in sight. As for the wonderful mini heat wave we were expecting later in the week, well it has been downgraded by several degrees. It is no longer a mini heat wave. I just knew it was too good to be true.
I have a wonderful story to share. It seems that Thursday night, SIL Mac was on his way home and came across a stranded young serviceman whose truck had broken down. They called for a tow truck and Mac took the young man home with him. He and Audrey invited him to dinner and to stay with them until the truck could be repaired.
This young man had just re-upped for another tour, and was on a thirty day leave. He was heading home to Texas before going on to his next assignment. It took a couple of days to get the truck repaired, and finally this fine young man was back on the road and heading homeward. He has quite a journey ahead of him, and I wish him much good luck and God speed.
This is just one more reason why I am so proud of my children. They do me right proud. One of the perks of these elder years is that we can brag all we want with a huge smile on our face. Funny, when I graduated High School, it was written in my yearbook that I was known for always having a smile on my face. Except for the extra wrinkles on my face, smiling is good.
Last night, I got to watch a few hours of the Olympic games. I saw some of the skiing, snow boarding and dancing. These young folks are just awesome!! It was all enjoyable to watch, but my favorite is the figure skating and dancing. I could watch the dancing all night long. It is so graceful and beautiful.
As a teenager, I gave ice skating a try. Alas, the best I was able to accomplish while still in an upright position was one lonely figure eight. I'm not sure how I managed to do that, but at least I was proud of myself for a few minutes. Most of my time on ice skates was spent on my rear on the ice. Thank goodness for the pillow I finally tied on to my backside.
It must be the "one blade" thing with me. I did just wonderful on roller skates. My best friend and I practically lived at the roller skating rink. It's the same now with a bicycle. Two wheels is just not for me. Three wheels is more my speed. One of these days, I'm hoping to get me one of those grown up lady tricycles, with a basket on the front for Pogo to ride in.
Enough babble. Here's the last of my Junco photos from last week.
I dug out a photo from last Spring to share and maybe brighten up your day a bit. Daffodils and Jonquils are simply gorgeous and always such a happy addition to the garden.
Well that's all my news for this morning. I've had a pot of corn chowder cooking on the stove, and it should be done now. Mmmm, this is going to taste ever so good at lunch time. So, till tomorrow, Y'all be safe and have a wonderful day.
Hugs, Edna B.