Monday, August 03, 2009
My drive to work is long and often tedious. God has blessed me over the years with the joy of watching a swan family each spring come back to the same little pond and raise their cygnets. I have pulled over to watch them numerous times. Twice a day, every day, from early spring to early fall, for about nine years, I watch to see what the family is up to. Last year, they had three and I even have a video of one of their first few swimming lessons. It's so cute. This year, there were only two, but it was fun to watch them grow.
In early June, the two cygnets were small enough to both fit in one of my palms. On Friday, a mere 2 months later, they were still their soft gray color but were as big as their parents. It's a very fast process.
I have had some bad shocks in my life, but this morning, I had one of the worst I've ever felt. Three of the swans have been killed. At first, they were believed to have been shot by a human but now, there seems to be some doubt. Here are two articles if you are interested. They are short but informative.
I have been crying all morning. Even tho I tell myself, it's crazy, they are just swans, they have played such a big part in my life for such a long time, it's hard to believe they are gone.
Now, I have to watch out for the eating monster. This is prime visiting hours for him. Usually, when I'm this upset, it's a case of "shovel meets mouth." So far so good. I haven't totally cracked yet.
Saturday, August 01, 2009
Ok, so in a little over an hour I'm meeting a friend for breakfast. I so enjoy being with her but the things I love for breakfast should not be part of my day. Ugh! I'm trying to think it thru and not ruin my good track record but I'm a country girl and I so want biscuits and gravy. My dad makes the best and I miss it. If I lived closer to him, I'd beg him to make it for me every now and then. LOL
This restaurant makes almost as good as my dad. I may have to have half an order. I haven't had it in months. I think I'll give myself permission to have it. It's that math thing again! Maybe I should invent low fat biscuits and gravy. LOL My dad would say then what's the point?
Wish me luck!
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