Today was spent quietly. I assisted with two Ash Wednesday services at my church, one at noon, the other at 6:30. Before, and in between services, I worked on cutting paper and assembling card parts for the Stamp Camp that's coming up on Saturday.
I had the pleasure of my granddaughter Sweetie's company for a couple of hours in mid-afternoon while her mother was on an errand. Sweetie was a bit under the weather, "I have allergies, or something, Grandma," and was mostly quiet. We watched a bit of the older Disney movie The Lion King, but it didn't hold her interest (she's probably seen it a dozen or more times) so we moved on to other things.
While working in my craft room, which has windows from which I can see into the back yard, I thought I spied a new visitor to my bird feeder. It was colored exactly like a male Northern Cardinal, but I couldn't see a crest on its head. I watched it for some minutes -- rounded-top head, no crest. I came to the computer to see if I could find any reference to such a thing. No. When I went back to the windows, I saw it again at one of the feeders. It grabbed a seed and flew into a nearby bush and POP! Up went the crest! I didn't know that Cardinals could relax their crest feathers that way.
That's about it. I lead such an exciting life!
Tomorrow is also a day.