I was able to take more time this morning and read more of your blogs. I find it so interesting to read about everyone! Music, life, writing, surfing (on water), tarot, food, photography, poetry… so much to read and enjoy! I have always enjoyed learning about people and places and there is such diversity on here! I am grateful everyone has chosen to share their lives and loves.
Stella is asleep beneath a blanket behind me. I don’t feel well rested although I am. Today we are planning to head to Traverse for lunch and then hit the local bookstore and give them some financial support. It might be just coffee and a magazine but we always enjoy going there for a few hours. I remember when they were just a tiny tiny place you had a hard time walking in. That was one of the first places Mom took me to when I came up here to visit the first time… 32 years ago? Somewhere around there. I loved it then and I love it now. I have many memories (and books) from that store. it came close to shutting down because the owners wanted to retire. But there was such an outcry because Horizon Books had become such a staple to so many lives up here it is still open but under new owners.
There is much that I want to do today but I am going to try to take it easy. Yesterday was a good day at work. I got lots of hugs and folks saying it was good to see me smiling and happy again. I over did things with my back on Friday but I think my case of the grumpies have passed. I hope. When I get like that all I can do is ride it out and hope for the best. But my penguin came in and brought me three stones to cheer me up. (I call him my penguin because penguins brings rocks to the individual they are trying to impress and since I am a rockhound he is always trying to impress me with what he finds on his wanderings through the woods and along the water.)
The wind is really picking up. Surprisingly the birds are quite vocal out at the bird feeder. I believe it is a group of woodpeckers by the sounds. I should check the feeder when I am done with this. It has been a bitter cold two days since I last filled the feeder. I can hear the blue jays moving in now. The temperature is supposed to get in the 40s today so with the wind that will get rid of a lot of the snow. Just so we can get more it seems.
I should probably wrap this up so that I can get things started around here. Thanks for reading and stay safe!