A couple of nights, ago, I was up late organizing my Kindle and the girls woke me up well before the sun, the next morning. Because the weather was so nice and warm, I decided to skip any attempts to stay under the covers. I walked out in the yard and decided to stomp around (to build up my bones!). I walked towards the back of the backyard and the instant I reached the point in the yard where the glare from the barn light was no longer in my eyes, I glanced up and literally gasped. The Milky Way leaped out of the sky. I stood and absorbed it for a few minutes.
Life will beat you down and rob you of your joy. Between the stress of making a living, raising children, the loss of family from age, accident and disease, bills, heartbreak, fear, uncertainty, insecurity, failure, who you are just seems to get smaller and smaller. Moments like gazing at the Milky Way build you back. It puts the energy back.
Mimi and I spent Friday at the Oklahoma City Zoo. We've been doing that for forty years.
Baby Harp Seal:
This is NOT a bluebird!:
My gun? Never crossed my mind. That is for target practice. I doubt anyone was going to give me any trouble in my own backyard at 6:00 in the morning. On the other hand, when Husband went out to the barn after dark to go work on something, this evening, I kind of wish he'd taken a gun with him...
I meant to take a good look around the barn, today, to see if anything looked disturbed but forgot about it. It was probably nothing.
I hate any sense of unease invading my little piece of paradise.
But all is well and I honestly think that if anyone wanted to cause trouble, they would think better of it when they tripped the dog kennel alarm.
Happy Quilting, Penny, Evelyn and Pearl