Right now it’s gray winter days. At least the robins are outside singing away in the trees. I could listen to them every day.
I’m sitting here, a dog on either side of me, having my cup of morning coffee.
It’s cold, whereas earlier in the week for a few hours I had the air conditioning on, because it was getting pretty stuffy in here. I see ice frozen on the roof behind me.
The birds are singing out back. I see a robin out there right now hopping among the container plants, pecking for food. They are plentiful, the robins are, right now.
I have the news on, muted. I am tired of hearing everyone fight about this gun issue. Darn it, just do something and stop waving the sabers and complaining about the NRA and the mainstream media and the FBI and whoever else. It is everyone’s fault, this problem. Theirs and mine and everyone’s.
Times sure have changed:
My children certainly didn’t worry about a shooter coming to school. I did not drop them off and worry all day that they might be killed by some indiscriminate shooter. It never entered my mind, thank goodness.
Okay, I said my piece on that. I know everyone has differing opinions. This is the United Stares and our country was founded on rights and democracy, and everyone should have an opinion. It is our right.
We don’t have to agree. Or even be on the same side of the aisle. We just have to try harder to figure out a way to protect the children and the poorly paid teachers in their classrooms.
I want this to always be a place where you can share your viewpoint. We are all women that come together in the hope of helping one another.
The lure of candles burning:
I like to have a candle burning on such cold, gray, dreary days. Having the scent of coffee beans and vanilla filling the air.
I drink my coffee and watch the birds out front in the bushes and out back on the patio. Easy to see from my usual perch here on the couch.
I finished reading “Promise.” Wow, what a well written book about a tornado in the south in the 1930s. I will be reviewing it soon.
What I’m reading:
Now I’m reading “Unraveling Oliver.” It is set in Ireland, a plot with various viewpoints being pontificated about a tragedy that no one saw coming.
I thought earlier in the week I was going to have to get a new camera. Seems I just get one thing paid off and something else happens. Isn’t that always the way it is? But better that than everything happening at once certainly.
But I think I may have fixed the problem I was having with my camera communicating with this computer, where I download my photos to put here.
How I fixed my camera:
I went to the Canon website and downloaded new drivers and right now things are working fine.
I surely don’t want to have to pay at least a thousand dollars for a similarly adequate camera for my needs. I’ve had this camera, a Canon EOS Rebel t2i, about 8 years.
You may remember I was protecting it instead of myself when I broke both sides of my ankle in 2012, shortly after I moved to Oklahoma. Buy hey, hard to make a decision in the seconds when you’re falling.
I hope you have a wonderful day, doing whatever it is you’re doing or plan to do. Winter will be over in a few months and I will relish being outdoors again.