My last post was December 19, and I don't know where the time
I still have this:
I am a little over 3 weeks in, and will go until the
15th, when it will be exrayed and the
cast (I pray) removed.
It is a pain in the TUSH. I have trouble
opening things, and holding things, but oddly enough,
I can type.
We did have this:
Don't look at that gold Santa on the mantle, he was replaced by a white one.
That's son Jim, daughter in law Amy, and then, from left...
Chris, Nathan, Jacob, Madison, and in front, Paiton and Jax.
So good to be with them at a time that was very hard for me.
Our Yoder family Christmas party the previous day was
snowed out by a slow-moving ice and snow storm, making driving
dangerous. I was so grateful Andrea called to cancel. The pile
of gifts on the wall by the door was collected by Amber and Jesse,
and distributed to the family the following weekend.
Here's the adjusted mantle, and I have to say, I liked it a lot better. I was about the
only one that enjoyed it, too.
The reason for the season, early Christmas morning at church.
Except for one year when we were literally snowed in at the old place,
I have managed to go to church every single Christmas morning.
Here was our family Christmas present.
I went to see my dear Keith at the cemetery, and we
got his beautiful stone for Christmas.
As I laid the cross on his grave, a big flock of geese came out of the
fog overhead, and went over his grave. Keith loved to watch geese,
this would have pleased him so much.
I am still feeding on the deck, but am having to vacuum regularly.
Not an ideal situation.
Someone watches bird tv every morning.
The three little Sheets boys came with their parents Amber and Jesse, to pick up all the presents.
I could NOT get a good shot, they were moving so fast!
Keith adored these little boys!
(Hayden, Jace, Carson)
I am seeing small ducks and geese all of the sudden, on all of the local small and large ponds.
Geese are everywhere. Tomorrow I am going to try to get to Wyandotte County Lake, where I understand there is a huge flock of snow geese right now.
Could global warming be driving the birds south already?
We are actually going to have some prolonged cold weather this week, starting tomorrow.
I did see some snow geese way out in a field off the levee on Tonganoxie Road.
On my way to church Saturday afternoon, I saw two crows in
a field. As I went by, they went up, but I caught another movement.
Here is what they were watching:
Then, Sunday, I came home to this:
That's the Coopers Hawk that has been hanging around.
First time I have seen it on the deck!
My new year's resolution is to blog more often!