Monday, December 22, 2008

I miss Summer...the days are now getting longer! Yay!

Sunday was the first day of Winter, which means it was the shortest day of the year. The days will get slightly longer now...thank goodness! I am a Sun Goddess and require good old fashioned sunshine.

I was told I need to update my blog, and that is another reason I don't care for Winter. I am not outside as much. It is dark when I leave for work, it is dark when I get home from work, and the weekends are spent playing catch-up. Not very interesting stories in that!

TRIPP: "I miss Summer."



A butterfly to remind me that Spring will arrive in due time...gives us all something to look forward to. :-)



More green...Brian and I also do letterboxing (letterboxing.org or atlasquest.com) and on one of the trails we were walking, we saw this huge dead tree. I am an official tree hugger! Every time we find a neat big tree, I hug it!



A week or so ago my Mom and sister came to town to shop at Sam's Club. I took part of the day off to hang out with them. Of course they wanted to come up to see the mini's...my sister is bound and determined to get some, but right now her husband says 'No!'. I told her she is doing it all wrong...she does it and then you say "LOOK WHAT I GOT!" :-)
This is my sister Kandi hanging out with Hood. He captured her heart too, and she also agreed that he is a little deformed, but not in pain. Good...I worry about that.



Kandi loves my cow! Like us, she expected something a little smaller. Millie loves kisses.



This is one of our rescue dogs. We headed to Orscheln's to buy animal feed and one of the local no kill facilities had some dogs out there. Misty was very shy and would not make eye contact with anyone. I sat there for over an hour with her...I felt so bad for her because she was so scared. She is still afraid of men, but the minute Brian leaves she comes to me for some loving. She was a year old when we got her. She was rescued from a puppy mill and had to be shaved. Mice had burrowed into her hair and skin...
She is about 4 or 5 yrs old now and has decided that being a dog isn't so bad after all.



Thomas, one of our new cats, is just like a kid and is having more fun in the box than with his toys.



As I get done updating this, it is raining lightly and freezing out. The yard is already a sheet of ice...we had a 49 degree day and it made puddles all over the place, then it got to zero. I keep threatening to either wear my motorcycle helmet or my riding helmet out there seeing as I have a hard time standing up.

I am supposed to go to work tomorrow...hope the roads are not bad.

That is all for now.

Hope everyone has a great holiday season and is safe!

Karen and Tripp

2 comments:

Tracey said...

Sure, they're getting longer...but how would we know with all that cloud cover???

Jill said...

Good thinking! Dec 21 came and I didn't even notice. Thanks for the uplifting reminder.