If you ever noticed the curser on my blog…..than you may have an idea that I just might have a thing for piggies.
And not just these sorts of piggies, although I do love them, too. These ones belong to Caleb.
Yes, I do think pigs are cute. I have a collection of unique pigs (not any ol’ pig will do)…a cast iron one from Sturbridge, a small carnival glass piggie bank, a white china pig with purple violets on it that I found at an antique store with my Aunt Colleen, and others. My family (mainly my Aunt Colleen, Aunt Mary, and my Mom) see pigs and think of me. (LOL) This weekend, when we celebrated Christmas with my parents, my mom presented me with several more pigs, including the young Miss Piggie who is now sitting proudly amongst my fiestaware. She has privileges because she matches the dishes so well….don’t you think she looks good? Mom and I got right up after I opened her and put her in the cupboard. She can stand guard and look cute.
Well….what else is new? I’m happy to say that after a tiresome day yesterday God granted me a lovely night’s sleep last night. Oh how I needed it….I still got up several times but I never had trouble getting back to sleep and my sleep was deep and restful.
Rich is home from work today. For Christmas, he gave me a card with ten dates written in it that were for my own personal days off…all throughout the year. Today is my first official day off. He even brought me breakfast in bed. He came in the bedroom with two eggs and two pieces of toast. He said, “They aren’t the prettiest eggs in the world, but I know they’ll taste good.” When he gave me the plate, I laughed so hard….because the eggs were fine but the TOAST was burnt! It wasn’t too far gone, so I still ate everything. And it was very good.
All of our trees in the view out my window are coated with ice and the sun is shining behind them, making them glitter and glow so beautifully.
The kids are watching the birds out the kitchen window….cardinal, blue jay, little chickadees, woodpecker, etc…we set up several feeders and they love watching the birds. Yesterday I put peanut butter and birdseed in a grapefruit half and strung it up to one of the feeders. I call it the “grapefruit swing”…I hope the birds are impressed as the children were. David was so inspired that he spread a piece of bread with p.b. and birdseed and ran it out back to put on the ground under the feeders. A bluejay is working at it right now, as a matter of fact.
I took this picture of the dripping ice yesterday—-I was out on the porch.
Icicles are so pretty, aren’t they? I found two little ones outside, dangling from an evergreen, and brought them in as gifts for David and Caleb and they breathlessly thanked me like it was the biggest treat in the world. They ate them right up…..delicious!
My mom, for Christmas, also gave me a ball of 100% cotton yard and a crochet hook to get me started on a dish cloth. I was working on it yesterday. After I took the picture I added a lot more to it, and now it’s almost done. Mary Jane’s Stitching Room is an inspiring book that I’ve kept out so I can look through it now and then.
During one of my “crash on the couch” moments yesterday, Jacob observed, “Mom! It seems like you’re on the couch every chance you get these days!!” To which Ethan quickly replied by saying in a shocked way, “That’s because she’s PREGNANT, Jacob!” I just smiled and thought, “How nice not to even have to defend myself!” And how nice that my boys are being educated about living with a pregnant woman, lol.
Yep. The couch is a nice place to be these days….but, I must admit….I’m starting to dream of spring and walks in the woods again. I really miss being in the woods. The boys go out to walk the dog and I make them give me nature reports when they come back inside. The other day Ethan brought me a tall tall thick weed to show me. He liked it because it had a thin vine twirled around and around it. It was decorated with vine.
This morning I have a doctor’s appointment (at 9:45). I may try to go to the bookstore afterwards if I have the energy. Rich, like I said, is taking care of house and children all day and I feel SO FREE!
Have you noticed my baby countdown? Only 13 more days until my due date! I’m getting soooooooooo excited. Of course, the thought of labor and delivery doesn’t much excite me, but when it’s all over what a happy moment that will be! I’ll have to teach Rich how to post Seth’s first picture to my blog so he can do that for me. I wonder how many of you are checking my blog just to see if I’ve had him yet? Such sweet xanga pals I have! Thank you for your prayers and encouragement, it means so much to me!