Jo Mayne Casey

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In 2017, Photos, Winter at Sonnystone on March 14, 2017 at 5:10 pm

Snow, Birds, and a touch of cuteness…

Winter decided to show us who’s the boss around here–for another week or so, at least–and snowed all over the bloomers…  Whaddaya gonna do about it?  Take pictures…

What I actually Like about snow happens at the birdfeeders.  The birds just flock in.  I love watching them…

I got out my bird book to identify a newcomer:  See the little brown guy in the picture below?  He’s an Eastern Towhee.  They usually feed on the ground, but the snow brought him round to visit.  The cardinals, chickadees, and finches are my usual crew.

The snow is now gone, but the danger to the plants and birds is even greater since the temperatures are hovering between 20 and 35.  I read that March is the most dangerous month for birds, as their natural food sources are already emptied of berries and the ground is frozen.  If you don’t already feed the birds, you ought to try it.

Here’s a little bit of Cute to warm you up…

Peace

2017 at 5-days-old

In 2017, updates, Winter at Sonnystone on January 5, 2017 at 2:16 pm

You know I’m not perfect, nor do I have one iota of desire to be so, even though my blogs only show my good side.  Why not?  Who wants to read about my New Year’s Eve gallbladder attack (heroically faced down with magic vinegar shots and warm lemon water)?   I don’t want to whine about the $$ not being there when I planned for it, or to complain that I’m spending hours (literally) on the phone with numerous representatives of the insurance company, because ultimately these problems will all pass.  Who cares if I’m re-arranging the furniture (again) in a effort to control what I can, since I’m out of control of everything else?  You might be mildly interested to hear that Casey’s retirement=transition is going well:  he started remodeling the laundry room and is out there All Day…I visit him there and remind him that he’s supposed to be home by 3:30.

Today was our first snow, a kind of wimpy snow, and I love having Casey here with me.  It seriously brightens my whole outlook knowing there’s somebody else here.  The birds, my reliable winter companions, keep me entertained and now there’s 2 of us to watch them flit around, devouring our seed and suet.

I’m busy planning trips, especially the Kick-Off of  the “When I’m 64 Tour” beginning in February.  Looking forward to milder temps, for sure, but for now the snow and cold are feeling warm…

Peace

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In Photos, Winter at Sonnystone on January 11, 2016 at 3:58 pm

It snowed…

HELLLPPP…I’m trapped in here again….

In Uncategorized on March 5, 2015 at 2:58 pm

Seriously, Casey’s been working dawn to dark, the driveway is impassable, and I’m waayy too old to learn to use a snow-blower, so I talk to myself, keep the fire burning, and watch the birds.

I’m still planning on driving down to Nashville Saturday morning for the Lawn & Garden Show…it’s the light at the end of the snow-tunnel…

 

 

blocked…(and happy birthday, EB)

In Uncategorized on January 21, 2014 at 8:22 pm

I am well past my self-imposed deadline for blogging, having promised myself to blog at least once a week.   Once a week sounds so easy, doesn’t it?   As a matter of fact, nearly every day I attempt to write Something, but lately it’s read something like crappycrapola crappetycrap and ends up in the recycle bin.   It’s not Only that there’s very little activity here at the Acres, what with weather spoiling even the humble goal to go to work every morning.  It’s not Just that…but that hasn’t helped.

Fact is, I’m planning some big changes for my blog-life.  Oh, there will be the usual seed-starting over at Growing Every Season, even though last year I SWORE that I would not sacrifice seedlings ever again;  I have a  New Plan that I’m sure will work…pretty sure, anyway.  And yes, February will be festive as I celebrate my birthday for at least a week, possibly longer…    The Big Challenge is to find my Voice over at the Mad Woman, and I have some Great Ideas and Lofty Goals, but nothing to show for it, YET.  You just wait, though…

In the meantime, Today is is Eliza’s Birthday;  she is my 3-year-old New York City granddaughter.

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Friday is Emma’s Birthday;  she is my soon-to-be-8-year-old New York City granddaughter.

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(Those are the hands of the Hot princesses from Frozen, Anna & Elsa)

 As I’ve been downloading and editing the Disney PhotoPass pictures, I’ve been missing them sooo much.  I called Eliza, created some birthday songs just for her and had a grand conversation.   I’ll catch Emma on Friday, before her party on Saturday, and reiterate my love for her.  I can’t honestly say I wish I were there—it’s too damn cold and snowy—but I Do Wish we were all together.  Why aren’t we made of $$$?  

And so I leave you with a couple of pictures I took today, not much else but some more crapesquecrap.  Hold on, though;  the days are getting longer….only 2 more months until Spring!!!

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me, myself, and I

In Uncategorized on December 7, 2013 at 7:11 pm

I am a leetle stir-crazy…just a smallish touch of cabin-fever secondary to aloneness.   Earlier, while yelling at the TV, I realized I had lost it and went back to talking to myself, only to discover I was incoherent.     Stirred up a batch of oatmeal cookies, thinking I could control myself…bwaa-haahaa..   Licked the beaters, my fingers, the tablespoon, and the bowl…also ate a dozen of them after baking…   Please let me get out of the house SOON!!!     

Crazier yet, and kinda creepy…here are some self-portraits…

I am seriously serious about my mind-loss.  I started snapping pics of the decorations, as well…

 

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And the piano…

And you should have seen the ones I deleted…   Well, maybe not.

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I just hope that predicted ice-storm is a no-show…

19 days until WDW!!!

Snow Day…

In Uncategorized on December 6, 2013 at 2:43 pm

Ugh, the weather outside is frightful…

And the fire, though cozy, is not Really delightful…

005Though I”ve no place to go, I still don’t like the snow…   I could easily live without it, as I’ve told you every year.   A little smattering would be fine, but 6+ inches on top of an inch of ice is not my idea of fun.  Casey’s out plowing the roads and I’m a little lonely.  Funny how happy memories can make me sad…

But just in case you actually Like snow, or think you do because you live in a warmer clime, here’s some pretty pictures…

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I wish You were here in the warm with me, singing around the piano, drinking a cup of hot chocolate or Irish coffee…

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Brightest spot of the day:  Finishing up my Christmas shopping, starting on my Christmas cards…and best yet:

20 days until WDW !!!

Put on your mittens, kids, or your fingers will fall off…seriously…

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