Monday Morning Mews

Happy Monday, efurryone! It’s me, Gypsy, bringing you this week’s mews.

Last week, Motor Mommy discovered that the stuffing in my kitty bed had flattened down considerably.  So, she did what any good mommy would do:  she went right away and bought me a new bed. (No, I’m not spoiled….why do you ask?)

I immediately jumped right in it and gave it the kitty sniff test. Just look at my toesies in that nice fluffy softness….

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It passed with flying PURPLE colors!

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You do know that purple is a regal color…..?

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It IS, no doubt,  a bed fit for a kitty princess.

~These Days Of Mine~

Random Five Friday

First Friday in February; let’s have some randoms:

1.) Motor Man and I had yet another celebration yesterday for our anniversary.  We made a day trip to the beach, saw 14 horses and ate sandwiches in our vehicle while looking out at the ocean. (Written in the heart is “we still do. 02-02-17)

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2.) We’ve noticed that the sky has been lavender several times this week.  Pretty, but unusual.

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3.) And how about this smooth water?  As Motor Man says, “we could run a hydroplane {boat} race out here today!”

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4.)This past week, I had reason to call our cable/internet company about a new modem we’d purchased. I know they usually get a bad rap as far as customer service, but I was very pleased with the young man I spoke with on the phone, as well as the one who came to fix the issue.

5.) Today, I’m having lunch with two of my nephews and my niece (their sister) to celebrate her birthday, which is Sunday. I’m looking forward to our visit. Happy Birthday, Barb!

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My niece, Barb, and me, circa 1968

Happy weekend!

~These Days Of Mine~

Celebrating Fifteen

Today, Motor Man and I are celebrating our fifteenth anniversary. For an early celebration, he surprised me with an overnight trip last weekend. I’m sure it’s because he’s heard me say several times that our previous time there was like a “fairy tale”. So we returned to the Friesians Of Majesty farm in Vermont.

We stayed overnight in a cottage on the farm and went for a sleigh ride the following day. Our sleigh was pulled by these two beauties: that’s Ymkje at the forefront and Jelke to her left.  When Robert, the owner of the farm, took us on our sleigh ride, he told us that Ymkje was his first Friesian and that she actually started his love for the breed.  She’s 19 now and is a “model mare”, which means she’s among the best of the best.  He said she’s also one of the largest Friesian mares he’s ever seen. (The Friesian breed originated in the Netherlands, so they’re all given Dutch names.)

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It was a beautiful day for a sleigh ride: sunny and chilly, but not frigid. Would you like to join us?

Imagine our surprise when we learned that Robert’s apprentice on the ride, Haley, is from Chesapeake.  That’s about 30 minutes from where we live.  We stopped a couple of times during our ride to allow the horses to rest. And to take a photo.

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Four years ago when we were last at Friesians of Majesty, we met Othello, the number one Friesian stallion in the world.  The morning of our sleigh ride, Othello was outside, enjoying some fresh air. That’s him on the left; even sporting a horse blanket, he looks regal.

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Once back from the sleigh ride, Motor Man decided that I needed a riding lesson pony ride. My instructor, Sherri, chose Gurbe as my horse for the lesson. Here I am, meeting him….that is one BIG horse.

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Sherri spent quite a bit of time with me in the arena, giving me pointers and threatening saying that the next time we visit, I will trot.  I was too much of a coward to do anything other than let her lead me around the arena. The wind picked up, and Gurbe was a bit uneasy about it, so Sherri had me dismount earlier than we’d planned. It definitely wasn’t the most graceful thing I’ve ever done, but I “stuck the landing”, so that was a relief.

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Thank you, Motor Man, for another fun trip to that magical place.

And here’s to many more celebrations of our special day.

~These Days Of Mine~

Monday Morning Mews

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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?

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

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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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~