Sunday, December 21, 2008

Sunday Supplement and A Picture From Patti

It is Sunday, right?

The last few days have been a blur and now with Christmas break stretching out in front of me, I'm sure to lose track of what day it is.

I haven't pushed the on button of my camera for days and I'm feeling the pain. Perhaps today I can find something to share with you.

Lucky for me, Pure Florida commenter Patti sent me a beautiful photo she took when she stayed at the same beach area I posted about last week.
Thanks Patti!

So while I try and "get out there" some today, here's a few tidbits of data ...

  • Dad is doing okay. Thanks for the kind words.
  • Mom is doing okay too. Thanks for thinking of her too.
  • My garden has lettuce, snow peas, and hopefully carrots and spinach.
  • The deer fencing is working, which is why the statement above is true.
  • The pig still has no name, but she is doing fine.
  • Bear has been remarkably good about the Christmas decorations. Right now I can hear him shredding a huge palm frond on the front porch.
  • The whiting are biting on the beach in St. Augustine and I may just take my wetsuit and fishing rod when I go over to help with Dad this week ... all work and no play ...
  • I sanded the hallway pine floors last week and today while everyone is scattered to the 4 corners, I am going to stain it. I may put the first coat of poly on it tonight at bedtime.
  • I have not FINISHED Christmas shopping.
  • My brother and his sweetheart (who is NOT imaginary as I once feared) are travelling to her home state of Missouri this week. The were going to cancel after Dad fell, but we told them we'd take the first shift. Being the local son, he's going to catch most of the work when he gets back anyway.
  • By the way, they took enough fresh picked citrus to feed everyone in Missouri, so if you live in that fabled land, be sure to stop by and get your tangerine.
  • I forgot to mention that the robins have been back for weeks now.

Now, I have some grits to eat and work to do.


bluebird of paradise said...

so that's where our robins went!~ Have a wonderful Christmas.

pablo said...

Take good care of those robins. Some of them are mine.

threecollie said...

What a lovely photo! Coincidentally I was writing about our robins....for this week's Farm Side. I hope they bring lots of Christmas cheer to you and all your family.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting the pic. The robins are visiting me too!

Take care this week.

Merry Christmas to you and your family.


robin andrea said...

Glad all is going well for your dad and mom. It's a lot of work, but care and compassion go a long, long way in healing.

I miss our robins. Sure wouldn't mind seeing a pic of one of yours.

ImagineMel said...

poor Grampsie...I'm praying for ya'll. Hope you received your slightly ---ok, a lot-ly---damaged gift. That darn cat! Merry Merry!

TROLL said...

paris. Paris. PARIS!

Doug Taron said...

Glad to hear the 'rents are doing well. Have fun with the floor. I've posted a Pure Florida moment over at the Tapestry.

kevin said...

When will you be in town? Greer is visiting his mom for a few days.

Hope things go well with your mom and dad. I'll miss seeing them in Wal-Mart.

Floridacracker said...

Thank you and the same to you!

We will.
We've even stopped eating them ...

They exist in big flocks along the roadside mainly. I do alot of braking and swerving when they all decide to cross the road suddenly.

Good job, it's a really nice photo.

If they will hold still for just a few seconds I'll get that shot.

Thanks! Gift? Are the girls or Jr. holding out on me?

I would not insult this pig in that manner ... it might cause off flavor in the meat.

Went there and enjoyed the irony.

Tuesday. I'm coming over Tuesday morning and staying the day.

Aunty Belle said...

Mercy! I had not seen that yore Daddy had a spill--yikes, FC, I hate that fer him. ( My Mama is 80 too, an' I does fear her havin' a fall fer the same reasons ya outline.)

Lucky Mrs FC is on the job.

Pat yore superman Dad and yore Mama fer me, wish them a Merry Christmas, an' let 'em know odd ole Cracker folk is prayin' fer complete recovery.

Have a very blessed Christmas!

Floridacracker said...

Thank you. Will do!

cinbad122 said...

I haven't seen the first fair! Congrats to Katy and Mom & Dad for a job well done!

ImagineMel said...

Well, knowing the contents of the gift, my guess is Jr. Congrats to Katie, it's a marvelous feeling isn't it? And Lauren's only changed her major once! ;)

Floridacracker said...

Thanks! Got a Bear phone pic to send you.

Hmmmmm. Jr huh? That figures.