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Monday, February 7, 2011

A little birdie told me...

I HAVE HOPE! I was talking on the phone with my friend today and I looked outside and saw this....

Do you see it?

Look closer...It's a ROBIN!

Now if there is something that makes my heart go pitter patter, besides the sounds of the ocean waves, it's the singing of robins. Every spring, early, early, early, in the morning, they are up me....and I love it! They aren't singing yet, it's too early in the season. But it won't be long. Five more weeks.

How do I know five more weeks? I'll tell you how... Last week Punxtasomebody Phil, the ground hog, predicted six more weeks of winter. Not bad really....hold on....I'm gonna figure it up.....6 weeks from last Tuesday= March 15. I expect nice weather by March 15.

Sorry the pics are so blurry but I'm taking them through the window. I know I'm being whiny this winter. I usually don't mind winter. I hunker down and craft and snuggle in. But folks, I've been out of the house for four hours total since a week and a half ago. And two of those hours were in the Emergency Room! So really, does that even count? The other two hours, don't think I'll count that either! So I haven't been out of the house for a week and a half. I have some serious cabin fever.

And look at this guy/gal.....getting her cabin ready for spring. For March 15! I predict an early spring! How do I know....

A little birdie told me (snicker snicker)
I made that little crocheted bird! I did! It's an intermediate pattern. Does that mean I'm not an intermediate crocheter, or is a stroke of luck!
And I'm feeling better. Thank you all of you for your lovely thoughts and prayers. My blogger friends are the best!

Cindy Bee
PS - here's a little birdy tidbit. A friend took a class on owls. She asked me if I had any questions for the instructor since I couldn't attend. I said yes. Why do we only hear them in the fall. Well, that's because they mate in the fall. So they are attracting each other by calling out. So I'm thinking that's why we hear robin's in the spring. Because they mate in the spring. Ya think?


  1. Hi, it's Michelle from My Creative Home.

    A 'car boot' is probably like your garage sale. Householders who want to get rid of unwanted items pack them up in the boot of their car, head on over to an organised event (normally in a field) park up and sale their items from out of their boot.. or many set up a table next to their car. It's a welly event for sure but a real good time and so much in the way of really cheap interesting stuff.

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  2. does seem really early for Robins, but there it is....An early Spring it is.

  3. gosh, Cindy, that sounds like it came straight out of Genesis - and Noah sent out the dove and it brought back an olive branch.........

    I can just see you coming out of the house when spring finally arrives, bringing them out two by two.
    You will, of course, have grown a very long beard by then.........(teeheeeee)


  4. A Robin! I have not seen any yet. Glad you are feeling much better!

  5. We saw a whole herd of Robins last week. We haven't had snow in a couple of weeks and it was almost 60 degrees this weekend. What can I say, the south has crazy winters! I like when it is brisk outside and you can do yard work and take walks and photos. That's why I like winter. But I am so sorry that you have been so sick and snowed in! Get better soon and take care!

  6. Glad you're feeling better Cindy!

    I saw a robin last week one day on the way home so I knew that we would have an early spring. Though you wouldn't know it! We've had rain, cold, rain, cold....thankfully no snow!

    On a different note - my epidural went ok. Not what I expected but I am feeling much better. Now I am coming down with the crud. I got a very sore throat all of a sudden yesterday afternoon and still have it with that nasty, yukky taste in the back of my throat. I have been drinking the Airborne every 3 hours. xoxo

  7. Thank you for saying my heart attempt was nice.. you are too kind! I've a lot to learn and can only hope to crochet a bird like yourself!

  8. Hey Cindy, Bring on the Robins!
    March 15th...the ides of March....I better get cracking on the treadmill!
    Glad you are feeling better.

  9. Love the shot with the birdhouse.

  10. I saw my first robin of spring in downtown Indy... of all places. I usually cherish my first robin red breast... pecking at the feed put out... but for somereason among the mountains of dirty snow... didn't feel quite right.

  11. Nin Jiom Pei Pa Koa ( may be another choice. i know alot of people use it, its also non alcoholic, though it's effectiveness is not as good as alcohol based cough medicine, but it's still good to use on not so serious sore throat.


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