Today I saw our first snowbirds(juncos). Usually we have flocks of them, this winter none at all until today when a few showed up at the feeders.
Today is a slow sort of day for us. Lots of little catch-up jobs to do. I soaked the fruitcakes with brandy again, wrapped them and stored them away. We will eat them eventually; the brandy keeps them fresh and moist. Cooking, cleaning, little things--the day passes so quickly!
Larry has been repairing an old high-wheel cultivator, and has it just about ready to sell. We bought the metal parts at an auction some time ago, and recently I found the handles on ebay, so Larry has been figuring out how to put it together. He has one more to assemble after this one. We used to use these cultivators all the time, and I imagine some of you probably remember them too. Nowadays most people just use them for yard and garden decor.
I am still working on the dressing table I started painting two weeks ago. Or was it further back than that? Seems like so many things get in the way sometimes when I get started on a project. Today I've been working on the mirror, getting the frame sanded, and stained and painted. Maybe I will be able to get it finished soon.
|I am not sure I like how I'm doing this mirror. Might start all over again!|
These mirrors are patiently waiting their turn. I am not sure what to do with the large round one. Can you see the crack on one side of it? I didn't, when I bought it in a lot with other things. So, should I even bother with it? Would anyone (besides the unnoticing, like me!) buy it?
My son just messaged me about the death of Kobe Bryant, one of his heroes. How very sad. Kobe was an inspiration and a good man who did much for others. So many famous people seem to die in private aircraft, or does it just seem that way?
Time to get back to those little tasks that are still waiting for me. And think about the uncertainties of this life. Even little things take on a certain clarity and importance after shocking news like this.
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