~ England’s Happiness Improved (1699)
If we were having coffee, I would suggest we have it in the living room. The real estate listing called it a great room, which I suppose it is, but that seems like such a grand title even if it is the biggest room in the house. It is also one of the warmest rooms in the house in spite of the high ceiling, the patio doors, and the large, arching window. The afternoon sun spends time in there helping to heat the living room. We haven’t had much sunshine today, but the warmth is still hanging around from yesterday. Plus the temperature is increasing today. That’s a nice change of pace from the past few days when it continued to plummet until it eventually went below zero last night.
We can see the feeders and the birds at the feeders from the living room. The blackbirds continue to try to hog all the food. They are even landing on the finch feeder trying to get at the thistles. I’ve seen the Juncos on the finch feeder, too. I went out earlier and scattered some food for the little birds. I stayed with them a while so they could eat in peace. When I left to go on my walk, the blackbirds gathered again within minutes. They must have scouts hanging around, waiting to see if we’ll provide more easy food for them. Coming back from the dock I could hear what sounded like thousands of blackbirds in the marsh and trees. Maybe the flock that was already here spread the word to other flocks, and we are now Blackbird Central.
If we were having coffee, or some other hot beverage, I would ask you how you’ve been. What have been up to this past week?
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that it has been a good week for me. I revived my yoga practice, and I can’t begin to tell you how great it feels to stretch and move with the breath. I was surprised by my muscle memory. My body knows what to do and how to do it, and I had to hold myself back because it’s been about four weeks since I’ve had any real exercise and I don’t want to overdo it now that I’m beginning to feel healed and well.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I am feeling pretty happy lately, for no particular reason. Maybe it was the opportunity to play and walk in the snow, and to enjoy the beauty that winter offers. Oh! Look out the window. It’s snowing now! Big, fat fluffy flakes falling from the sky. It’s supposed to change over to rain sometime tonight. That means the yard will be a pond for a while due to the snow melt and the rain.
If we were having coffee, I wouldn’t have much to talk about this week so I think I’ll have to hand the conversational reins over to you for now. Or, if you don’t feel like talking, let’s just sit and watch the snow as it drifts down through the loblolly pines or the birds as they gather around the feeders.
If we were having coffee, I would thank you for stopping by. Be careful as you go out the driveway. There is still a lot of snow and the slight warm up is causing some melting, but the under-layer of cold snow is refreezing the snow that melted and well, it’s getting icy. The roads are still clear so you shouldn’t have any trouble once you’re out of the driveway.
Be good, be kind, be loving. Just Be. 🙂