Where shall I start? Christmas, I think. We went to Gary's parents (Gary, David and I) for the Christmas Holiday. David flew in Christmas Eve and left the following Sunday morning at 6:00am which meant we had to be up at 4am. Now, you all know me, that hour no longer exists for me since I have retired. Gary will tell you that 9am no longer exists either!!! True!!
We had a nice quiet Christmas with the five of us and caught up on all of David's news.
December 30th saw my Mother-in-Law's 90th birthday. We celebrated with the Freytags by having cake and a small birthday party.
New Years was spent with Gary's favorite Aunt and Uncle and half of their family (the other half lives in Alabama). We had a great meal together and reminisced about times gone by (too quickly I think).
OK, so this is boring for all of you reading this and not knowing who the heck I am talking about. You could have skipped the first half of the blog!!!!
We spent time in Florida with David around the middle of January to see him run the 5K, 10K, 1/2 marathon and marathon. He was given Disney medals for each race completed and for completing all four he got the "Dopey" medal. Well named, I thought. I have to confess I did not think he would manage all four, the marathon being the last race but he astounded me by completing all four in good form. He ran as "Nemo" which brought nice comments from the radio station at the end of the race.
What I haven't said about that trip was Gary and I got the flu which really spoiled all our plans. Luckily, David never caught it.
We left David and visited the manatees at Silver Springs. It was a cloudy, cool day so the photos are not as pretty as last year.
Ok, one of my blogs would not be complete without bird photos, sorry Dad. We visited Merritt Wildlife Refuge and took the following pickies.
On the way back to Missouri we stopped at Elvis Presley's home "Graceland". It was very expensive to tour the home and a little disappointing (I never saw Elvis!!!).
I think that has brought you up to date with our January adventures. If you do not like birds, click off now because all the next photos are of birds seen in my back garden
A fast flying flicker
Now, where there are bird feeders there are usually squirrels. I am no exception. They got to a feeder I hung outside my bedroom window and did this to it...
We have had really frigid weather since I have been back in Maryland. The wind blew from the North for several days moving the water out of our creek and into the Chesapeake Bay. I have never seen the water so low.
Well, I have come to the end of a long blog. I want to end with telling my hubby (who is in Missouri) that I love him and miss him. We were not together for Valentine's Day (again) so he sent me a lovely vase of multi coloured roses. So, my dear I LOVE YOU, MISS YOU AND CANNOT WAIT UNTIL WE ARE TOGETHER AGAIN.