Wednesday, January 1, 2014


I make no promises that I will be around here much but at least today, I've had a chance to visit and I'm really excited.  It's been a terrific day - I sorted through my bookshelves (which were an abyss and which was like spending time with old, dear friends), we played games with the kids, we watched a movie together as a family and I even found time for a nap in the chair in the living room.  It was the kind of quiet day that we NEVER manage to have.  I couldn't think of a nicer way to start a new year (and a new year that ends in a 4, my favourite number!).

I also had a special treat this morning.  We have been forgetting to put see in our birdfeeder and two days ago, I remembered.  I didn't think we would have any visitors (usually, it takes a while for the birds to come back when I have been negligent).  I had such a pleasant surprise this morning:
I only managed to capture 2 but we had four cardinals who spent probably 30 minutes at the feeder (along with a persistent squirrel!) Cardinals are my favourite birds and given that I had a friend tell me a wonderful story about cardinals who are a sign of God's presence, it seemed like a great way to start the year.

Happy 2014!


  1. What a restful start to the year. I love the birds!!

    Happy New year!

  2. Happy New Year to you, too, Jill!