2. Mama called the icy stuff snow. "There was lots of snow on Marie's roof," she'd say as I stumbled into the kitchen to fix breakfast. She'd be almost done with her big bowl of different cereals mixed together.
3. Now it's me or the Husband that opens the kitchen curtains on chilly mornings to see the icy roof next door. "Lots of snow."
4. Flutter, flutter, flutter. A whole lot of tiny birds flew out of the tree on our front yard. I watched them all fly as one up into the sky, circle about, then take off to the northeast.
5. Then I noticed the light of the rising sun. Wowza!
6. And, then I wondered why everything was drippy wet. I looked up at the roof next door. Frost!
7. For once I was wise and went back into the house to fetch a shawl. And, my camera. Of course. You never know when the fish may be out.
8. This afternoon I asked the Husband, "What kind of guy are you?" Said he, "The one who goes 'Wow!'" He knows himself well.
9. Yup. I asked him, "What kind of gal am I?" First, he said, "The one who says 'Let's Have Fun!'" I giggled and told him to think again. So, he said, "The one who's smart but doesn't want others to know it."
10. In fifth grade, I intentionally misspelled "squirrel" in a spelling bee.
11. Have you ever not seen the forest because of the trees? That's how I felt when I looked at the photo of my doodle sketch I did this afternoon.
12. I followed the suggestions and techniques that artist, author, and stencil designer Mary Beth Shaw presented in one of the online Sketchbook Revival Workshop sessions. First scribble, then fill in the sections with paint, doodles, glued paper, this and that, that and this, and so forth and so on. Oh what fun!
13. By the way, the fish were out in the front yard today.
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