Category Archives: Days at Home

Friday’s Feature: Felines

Our kitties, as well as Marshall’s, have been especially photogenic recently. So today seemed like a good day to share some feline photos.

Sundae has become quite the lap kitty, especially in the evenings. That’s my time to relax in the recliner with the newspaper. A kitty in your lap while reading the paper can be quite a challenge, but we manage.

Meanwhile, shop kitty, Gypsy, is perfecting her position as incoming package inspector. Purrhaps she needs a more stimulating job?

Marshall shared a couple of photos of his kitties with me this week. This is Sibyl, being cute while showing off her unique coloring.

And her “aunt and uncle”, Chessie and Snugg, enjoying a golden hour sun puddle.

Programming note: there isn’t a blog post scheduled for Monday. Have a great first weekend in November and tune in again next Wednesday.

~These Days Of Mine~

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…Bring Me Flowers

Several months ago, Motor Man was searching on the internet for a replacement faucet for an outdoor water spigot. He came across this photo (most likely from Pinterest):

He knew I would like it, so he sent the picture to me. And thus began the search for an old watering can, vintage faucet handles and various and sundry quirky little gadgets for the tops. In our case, that was wing nuts, drawer pulls and a used spark plug from a race engine.

So I can never sing: “You don’t bring me flowers” to my Motor Man.

~These Days Of Mine~

Random Five Friday

It seems like a nice day for five random thoughts:

1.) The weather is finally beginning to feel like fall.  Although it will soon be a hassle to bundle up every time we step outside, it’s nice to wear a lightweight sweater right now.

2.) Some of summer’s flowers are still in bloom, including this giant zinnia. It’s MUCH taller than me (which isn’t saying much).

3.) My orchid cactus is brightening this little corner of its world our kitchen. It was a tiny cutting when I bought it from a nearby greenhouse/nursery a few years ago. It thrives on very little attention, which seems to be a good working arrangement for both of us.

4.) I apologize for boring those of my Facebook friends who also follow the blog with repeat photos. This one was taken on a recent trip to the Outer Banks.

5.) And, finally, a tip of the hat (her hat, by the way) to wish my dear friend, Donna, a very Happy Birthday tomorrow.  More about that in a post next week.

Have a great weekend!

~These Days Of Mine~

 

 

Make Your Voice Heard

Now, doesn’t that sound official?

As I mentioned recently,  it seems that writing my blog sometimes seems like homework “these days”.  I’m contemplating perhaps going to no schedule and just posting at will.

So I thought I’d conduct a little poll, my first ever, I believe. If you would, please select what subject you like to see MOST here on the blog.

 

Hopefully this will give me the little push I need, so that blogging will be more fun than “work”. Writing is easy: it’s the subject matter that’s tough.

Thanks for reading and sharing your opinion.

~These Days Of Mine~

 

 

Random Five Fall Friday

Last Friday of September, first Friday of fall: I think this calls for five random thoughts:

1.) It’s been a couple of days since I’ve seen a hummingbird; perhaps they’re winging southward. I sure will miss those little flutterers until they return next spring.

2.) Although the calendar says fall, the warm temps still say summer. And this petunia agrees.

3.) Things that make you go hmmmmm. How did that squirrel get that huge black walnut in this hanging basket. Wouldn’t it be fun to have that on video?

4.) It’s been a while since I’ve shared any photos of “my” wild horses at the Outer Banks. So here’s one from a recent trip. This is Valor, a little filly born earlier in the summer.  The Corolla Wild Horse Fund, the organization who oversees the horses, commented on one of their Facebook posts that she just can’t decide what color she wants to be.

5.) Tomorrow is the Autumn Vintage Market on Main Street in our little town.  My friend, Donna, and I are planning to take it all in…followed by lunch. The forecast: “times of sun and clouds, high 79”.  Ah….

Happy Fall, y’all!

~These Days Of Mine~

When You Just Don’t Wanna Do Your Homework

In a blog post last week, I commented that, sometimes, writing a post seems a bit like having to do homework. That was my feeling last night. So I’d resigned myself to just not having a post today.

But, then I remembered this picture Marshall texted to me yesterday afternoon of his sweet Sibyl (Sibs) as he said: “Doing some sort of horse impression”.

Now that’s the best of both worlds: kitties and horses.

So, Marshall for the save: today’s assignment completed and “turned in”.

~These Days Of Mine~

Friday, Felines, Fall

Sundae and Gypsy have mentioned recently that they feel that they’ve been neglected on the blog.

So, here’s a picture of Sundae being beautiful on a quilt made by my late Aunt Martha. (If you’ve started following the blog in the past couple of years, you may like to read about how I came to have this quilt.) It’s on the bed in our guest room and it’s one of Sundae’s favorite places to nap. I think she senses that Aunt Martha was a kitty lover.

And Miss Gypsy, in one of her favorite spots….loving up on Motor Man.  When she wants attention from him, she sits on his desk with her back to him, staring at the wall.  No matter how busy he is, he usually caves in. She started this when she was just a kitten, and although she’s five years old, still just wants to be held like a baby. (But only by Motor Manthey do have a special bond.)

Sundae, Gypsy, Motor Man and I wish you a good weekend. And, as we say here in the south: “Happy Fall, y’all!”

~These Days Of Mine~