Friday, December 4, 2015

Dreary, rainy day

Thursday was a total washout!  Literally!  It was grey and gloomy all day with intermittent bands of rain scattered about for our enjoyment.

We did see a pair of Sandhill Cranes, they always brighten my day.  Such elegant birds with their fiery red 'hair'.

Sonsearae was busy early yesterday and she brought over a piece of pound cake for Jim and I to share.  He ate it for breakfast!  Considering he had apple pie for the dinner the night before I'm not sure it was a good idea.  Shortly after he finished it he took a nap.....before noon. Said he didn't feel well...I wonder if it was the food?

Sonsearae also made some Spanish rice and shared some of it with us.  That's what I had for my lunch.  When Jim got up he ate the last of the spaghetti and meatballs.

We've seen the Great Horned Owls a lot lately.  I do wish they'd not sit in our tree overnight and hoot.  I think it's lovely but Boo thinks they're a threat and lets' us know.  During the day I can usually find them in one of the trees.  Since I saw them mating the other day I guess that's why they're so visible.  He's chasing her around waiting for his chance...

Jim read most of the afternoon, as did I.  I'm still reading the Outlander series.  I'm not sure which book I'm into but each successive book is longer than the last, as the author added characters and details. Homesteading in the North Carolina mountains before the Revolutionary War isn't easy.  I'm also rereading My Beef With Meat by Rip Esselstyn and the other day I got a new cookbook by Nava Atlas that I'm still thumbing through.  Of all the options I love about the iPad, Nook and Kindle app is the ability to have books!  We download free ones all the time, I shall never run out of reading material.

What are you reading?  I'd love to know so leave a reply and I'll get back to you, I promise!

We took Boo our for a walk and to get the mail.....by the time I got to the mailbox it started sprinkling so his walk was cut short and we hightailed it back to the house.

Around 1800 it started raining in earnest...a steady downpour this time.  Not sure what we watched on TV some reruns and HGTV.  Just background noise.  We had spring rolls and crispy, raw veggies for dinner

All is right in our world