It’s hard to believe that we are already nine days into the new year. It started out for us with a snow and ice storm on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. It was beautiful and we enjoyed watching the birds and squirrels as we fed them. They provide entertainment for us and the cats. The cats know the word “squirrel” and will come running to the door if we say it. I tried to get pictures of the birds at the feeder but every time I opened the door they flew away. However, the squirrels were not so skittish and I could almost walk up to them to get a picture. Those guys will practically pose for you if you have food.
|Mrs. Cardinal watching from the trees|
|This fellow was happy to get a treat|
January 1st was my one-year blogging anniversary. I feel like such a blogging toddler compared to my friends. I started following blogs six years ago after I retired. I had not planned on starting a blog myself but after a few years it just seemed to be the right thing to do. When I look back on my first year of posts it is clear to me that I have a long way to go to be the kind of blogger I’d like to be. I have lost some of my writing and grammar skills over the years and I am often lacking in good subject matter. More important to me though is the simple day to day sharing of activities and thoughts that we all do through our blogs. It’s the friendships we make and the caring for one another.
It’s difficult to realize that we will soon be in our second year of this pandemic. I remember how at first I thought it would just last a few months. I guess that shows how little I knew about pandemics. In many ways it is worse now than it was back then. But do you know what? I think we should all be proud of ourselves for adapting as well as we have over this past year. Yes, it’s been challenging but it has also shown us what we can do when we put our mind to it. We now have a couple of different vaccines and that has to make a difference for us all. The authorities here in the U.S. are still working out the best ways to get the vaccines out to the people but I am confident we will get there. In fact, just a couple of days ago I was able to get Tom and myself signed up on a list for the vaccine with the Health Department. It may be months before we get it but at least we are on a list for it and that is the first step. I think every state is handling the vaccinations differently and if you have not heard anything about it in your state it might be worth checking with the Health Department where you live.
I’ve not started this year very well as far as getting posts out but I hope to improve on that. I always enjoy reading everyone’s blogs. There are some good people out here in blog world and I appreciate you all! Take care my friends!