Monthly Archives: January 2017

Monday Morning Mews




Let it be noted that my pawrents do not find this past-time nearly as entertaining as I do.


~These Days Of Mine~

And What Is So Rare…

…as a day in….January?


These pictures were taken Wednesday around sunset.  Temps were in the upper 60’s, and I was in shirtsleeves.


Yesterday, a cold front blew through, and I do mean BLEW.  The wind actually blew one of our heavy wooden rockers off the front porch.  This morning, it’s 20 degrees cooler than yesterday morning at this time.

Such is Virginia weather….in any month.

And how is your weather?

~These Days Of Mine~

A Seasonal Relationship

One of my randoms for last Friday was a picture I took last week of a deer trying to eat from one of our bird feeders.

Well, she was back a few days ago along with five of her closest friends.


I apologize for the poor photo quality, but these were all taken through our kitchen window.


“Perhaps if we work together on this. I’ll bump the feeder and knock the seed out for all of us.”


As I mentioned in Friday’s post, we attach the feeders to the tree limbs with zip-ties, and so far, it’s working.


The deer do upset me when they destroy my flowers in the spring and summer, but they are beautiful and entertaining in the winter.

~These Days Of Mine~

Monday Morning Mews

This is Gypsy, and I’m so excited that it’s my turn to share this week’s Mews with you.

Because…..this week, I received my very own desk plaque, so there should be no doubt as to exactly who is in charge around here.


I just may let Motor Mommy borrow it for her desk…. on those rare occasions when she’s feeling bossy I’m feeling particularly generous.

Happy Monday, efurryone!

Signed: The Boss Lady

~These Days Of Mine~

Random Five Friday

It’s been a while since I’ve done a R5F, so here are five random thoughts:

1.) One of my Facebook memories this week was from five years ago. It was the day our friends took us to Corolla to see the wild horses for the first time; we saw seven that day.  I cannot imagine how many horses we’ve seen since that first trip. Little did we know…..


2.)  Last night, one of our local restaurants, Wharf Hill Brewery, had a special event: dinner by candlelight. Motor Man and I went with our friends, Bev and Bill. The building that is home to the Brewery was built in 1906, and electricity didn’t come to our town until 1907, so that was the inspiration for the event.  Dinner by candlelight is nice: photography by candlelight is challenging.


3.) Yesterday morning, the sunrise was especially colorful. As I was out on the deck, taking pictures, I noticed some unusual sounds (other than the drone of the work boats and that super-happy bird).  As far as I know, no one near us has a cow, but I could have sworn I heard one in the distance. You may be able to hear it toward the end of this video.

4.) Yes, she’s definitely trying to figure out that bird feeder, which is attached to the tree limb with a zip-tie (cable tie) to critter-proof it.


5.) Tomorrow, we’re looking forward to lunch with special friends whom we haven’t seen in awhile.

Happy Weekend!

~These Days Of Mine~

The Little Cabinet

(Portions of today’s post will be a repeat to my Facebook friends, and for that I apologize.  Today’s post has a little more detail.)

One day last week, Motor Man and I had an out-of-town business trip.  And it just happened to take us by one of my favorite antique malls. And we just happened to stop.  And I just happened to find a treasure.

I had seen this little cabinet in there a few months ago on my last trip. And since that time, I had decided on a use for it, as well as the perfect spot for it in our home. I just had to wait to see if it were still available.

And it was.

It’s only about 31 inches tall, and the drawers are 11 inches square. Of course, I have no way of knowing its original use. However, a former schoolmate, with extensive knowledge about antiques, commented that the drawer pulls were similar to those used on filing cabinets in the late 1800’s/early 1900’s.


I cleaned it up, used vintage-print paper to line the drawers, and now am using it for jewelry.


 I’m still experimenting with decorating the top of the cabinet.  For now, it’s a tiny quilt (purchased several years ago in Lancaster, Pa.) and a small old basket.


I sure am glad that little cabinet waited for me.

~These Days Of Mine~

Monday Morning Mews

Happy Monday, efurryone!  Sundae here with this week’s mews. And today I thought I’d share with you one of my current favorite spots.  Those of you who are familiar with kitties know that we have our favorite places, which change from time to time.  Right now, my “place”  is either on top of, or under, this quilt.  It was made by Motor Mommy’s Aunt Martha in 1995, and you can read more about it here.

When my pawrents come home, this is usually where they find me.  This is the guest room, and it’s located just inside our back door, so I can greet them immediately upon their arrival. Motor Mommy took these when they came home after dinner last night.


I’m really happier to see them than I appear in these pictures. You know we felines are experts at not letting our true feelings be known.  Well, sometimes.


But, once in awhile, I like to burrow underneath the quilt. It’s my own private little spot where no one can find me.


So, you can move along now….nothing to see here….nope….nobody under this quilt….

~These Days Of Mine~