Monday, November 28, 2016

Thankgiving Weekend

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(Artwork: Gretchen Ellen Powers)

These are just some pics I took over the long Thanksgiving weekend.

I still cannot believe we don't have our Christmas tree up yet. We have pretty much everything else out, but not the pretty tree.

I think we'll get it out tonight and then start decorating it tomorrow.

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The neighbor's new donkeys, "Hershey" and "Pedro" now have two donkey friends living next door. (We discovered them there the night after Thanksgiving I believe).

Well, it's a mule and a donkey. (The white one looks to be a mule). Already they're very interested in each other. I often find "Hershey" and "Pedro" taking turns being submissive, by rolling in the grass. Lol! They all spend a lot time near the fence now.

Even the cattle and baby calf have been curious concerning the new neighbors. (The house still seems to be empty).
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"Hershey" and "Pedro" have us trained well. Whenever they see us in the back, they stroll up to the fence to be fed their carrots.

What's hilarious is that the other day they saw me just draw the curtain aside to look out the window, and immediately they strolled up to the fence and patiently waited for us to feed them. I thought that quite funny.

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We need to name these two. My mother is thinking of calling them "Anna" and "Elsa," but we haven't really given it much thought yet.

I haven't introduced myself to them yet.

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The other day there were lots of lady bugs crawling on the house. (Well, 4 or 5 of them; mainly brown. I don't think I've ever seen a brown one before now).

I wanted to get good pics of them, but the camera was misbehaving and then the red one flew away.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Warm Texas November Blues (Updated)

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It was blessedly cool - in the 60's - for two days, but now it is back to being warm again.

Yep, that pretty much sums it up. Warm weather, putting up more Christmas decorations, and trying to decide what to do for Thanksgiving. I guess I should put up the tree soon.

It takes A LOT of time to put up the Christmas tree, because we have so many ornaments, but it's always worth it in the end. It's actually pretty surprising we haven't put it up yet.

Since moving to this teensy-tiny cupboard of a house I do miss putting up our Christmas Village though. I took so much pride in that village and loved it dearly. It gave me so much joy.

But enough rambling. Here are just a few pics from this past week. Unfortunately, they're boring and all look pretty much the same since all these were taken when the weather was so cold one morning. I was shocked to see frost on the ground.
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(Artwork: A.E. Kennedy)

I only have two short videos to share this time.





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So I decided to update this post to include the photos that I took of the sunrise this morning. They look the same as the others photos, but what can I say? I'm a fan of recording details on holidays.

I do wish we were experiencing cool weather this Thanksgiving. Unfortunately, and as usual, we aren't. It's pretty darn warm out there. I want it to be COLD! We suffer so much, and for so long, in the summer that it'd be nice to experience "holiday weather." This is ridiculous.

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