June 5, 2017
Good morning. Well, tis gray and wet outside, but I did wake up so it's still a great day. There are big puddles everywhere, and the birds and little critters love to splash around in them. Enjoy little ones, the sun will come out in a couple of days and the puddles will be gone.
Well, yesterday turned out to be quite the day. In the morning, Joe worked on the lawn tractor, getting it ready to start mowing down our grass fields (lawn areas). One of our resident robins was keeping an eye on him, and she was becoming quite agitated. I thought she might have a nest nearby, so I started looking around.
We keep the tractor covered up near the corner of the shed. Just a few feet away, I spotted something on the shed window sill and asked Joe to check it out. Sure enough, there was a nest tucked into the window sill, and there are five beautiful blue eggs inside it.
As soon as Joe drove the tractor around to the other side of the house, our Mama Robin flew to her nest and got inside to protect her eggs. Thank goodness my little camera has a nice zoom on it. I was able to get this photo while standing by the corner of my porch.
I am so excited about all this because even though there are several robins in my yard, I've never seen any of their nests or eggs. Here's hoping that all five of these eggs hatch. I can't wait to watch them grow.
Later, I was browsing around on Facebook, and came across a posting that said it was my cousin David's birthday. So, I left a Happy Birthday wish in the comments. Later his wife, Linda, left a comment, "Who are you?" Mind you, I have not seen this cousin since he was just a very little boy. So I know nothing about his life or where he lives. Nothing.
So I answered the comment with "I'm his cousin." I gave my phone number and asked Linda to call me. Later, she did and we had a wonderful conversation. Linda has been researching family records, trying to learn as much as she can about their family histories. I told her about my book "300 Years of Louds in America". She went on Amazon and found the book there so she ordered it. Just wait till her book arrives. She and David are going to love it!
We exchanged emails and addresses so that we can keep in touch. I have to tell you folks, that this is exciting. My brother and I went our whole lives without cousins and aunts and uncles, even though we came from a very large extended family. So to be able to connect with parts of this family is exciting. Over the years, I've been able to find a couple cousins, an uncle (Fred) and an aunt. (Lucy)
Both Fred and Lucy are gone now. It would be nice to meet up with a few more members of my family while I'm still here. Here's a photo of David and Linda. (Linda posted it on FB and I downloaded it) David, I hope you had an awesome birthday.
Last night, for supper, I opened a can of corned beef hash (which I haven't had for a long time) and cooked it with a couple of fried eggs. Oh my, delicious! Pogo did not want any of this, so I ate his share too and gave him a plate of doggie food.
Now it's time to find something to keep me busy today. Haha. There is always something to do to keep me busy. It's a matter of whether or not I'll do it!!! So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.
Hugs, Edna B.