Monday, March 28, 2011

catching up

Since the last time I posted,

I have enjoyed several dinners and lunches

with family and friends to celebrate my birthday. {thank you!}

I’ve dressed to be filmed for a school promotional video

(told I must wear any color except green (against a green screen)),

and the next day wore green to celebrate the bit o’ Irish in me on St. Patty’s day!
I’ve baked oatmeal cookies with the afterschool program kids, known as

“The Producers” of what will become “HCA Gourmet,

or, the local cable network’s best film of kids cooking for kids!

I’ve scrubbed and polished ‘til my house needed it again,

and painted and decorated the guest room.

(more on that another time)

I’ve welcomed my brother for a visit,

delighted in the first day of Spring,

scraped the snow off my car on the second day of Spring,

led our Kindergarteners and First Graders on “The Lewis & Clark Expedition,”

and met with our lawyer to determine the next steps in settling my Dad’s estate and

caring for my Mom’s interests as she is in a nursing home.

I've enjoyed spending time with my brother,

pictured with my daughter, Crystal.

He leaves tomorrow.

It has been a really nice visit and I'll miss him.

{Love you, Bri.}

Now I must concentrate on The American Adventure Banquet,
(the theme changes every year) our annual school fund-raiser dinner.

There is a great deal to be done before next Thursday.

I must also “read up” on incubating duck eggs.

Our new incubator arrived last Thursday

and the duck eggs have arrived!
but never bored!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

birthday bluebird

I saw a female bluebird the other day
so I figured the mr. couldn't be far away,
but I hadn't seen him yet.

This morning he landed and seemed to look right at me.

Then he struck a few poses and flew off...

Birds have always felt like a gift from God to me. :)
But today, I think He was saying
"Happy Birthday,"

It felt special like that.

 Look at the birds of the air;
they do not sow or reap or store away in barns,
and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.
Are you not much more valuable than they?
Matthew 6:26

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

look and listen

I've been noticing
sights and sounds.
So much of the snow has melted away.
I spotted a female bluebird on Monday. :)
The sound of songbirds fills the morning air!
I'm counting my blessings!