Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Quiet Day

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.

5 comments:

Arkansas Patti said...

Hay, you were productive, spent time with a loved one and learned something new. Sounds pretty good to me.

StitchinByTheLake said...

I'm keeping a sick grandbaby today...there's something about those days that brings peace to my soul. blessings, marlene

Honest Abe Lincoln said...

It might be that the place I was born was still a bit backwards. We still had horses and buggies come to town for groceries and the ladies all wore bonnets that they all made from flour sacks. And aprons. They had a cleaner bonnet they wore to church if they went to church but most women didn't go to church where I lived and neither did he men.

Sherry said...

a sane peaceful day. Sounds simply lovely.

Reader Wil said...

Cardinals are such beautiful colourful birds.I think our birds are a bit boring. They don't have such striking colours. Only the Great Tit and the Robin have some colour.