Saturday, September 23, 2006


PFFFTTT....

that's the last of the steam escaping my weary body. Man, oh man, am I tired! I'm going to be a brat, today and just loaf. Ahhh, now doesn't that sound like a plan? Of course, Dh and 2 of the boys are off hunting, so they might bring me home a whole bunch of work- and I can't really wish otherwise. A freezer full of venison would set us up pretty for the winter ahead.

Aren't those birdhouses lovely? I love anything old and worn looking- which is a bit odd, perhaps, because I like anything shiny and modern, too. At any rate, the really wonderful birdhouse on the far right, my Papa made for me. It is made from an old tree that had a hole in it. Isn't that cool? I wish all of you guys could know him. He is the sweetest, dearest, most ingenious of men. And the one next to it that looks like an old corn crib- for you country folks that might know what that is- Dh Bill made for me for Xmas, years ago. As well as the tiny wren house next to it. The blue bird house on the top, my Uncle Carl made and I won at a family auction- woo-hoo! The other I picked up, somewhere. They sit, in the little cubby hole that Dh made above our coat closet in the living room. He drilled a hole through the bottom and put an electrical outlet in the closet so I could light it up. I think I like the fall leaves, best.

Well, I'm off to loaf. Hope everyone has a nice relaxing weekend- full of joy and thankfulness- 'cause, wow, don't they go hand-in-hand?!

10 comments:

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

You have a wonderful collection of bird houses - so full of happy thoughts! It is a great way to display them too.

Here's hoping for a freezer full of venison for you! If not this hunting trip, then next time...

Cheers!

Evelyn

Evelyn

Hedgehog said...

Great birdhouses! I love the way you have them displayed. Have a great weekend!

Peni said...

You've earned some time off this week. Enjoy every minute of it!

And you NEVER were a brat! EVER!

XXXOOO Mom

cher said...

what a unique and lovely display! and what a dear dh to build and help light it all up-you both make a good team together it seems. I hope you really got to goof off and relax!

Darcie said...

What a lovely display of *knotty* collectibles! They are priceless...especially being handcrafted by the dear (*deer?*) men in your life. I love your leaves and lights for just the perfect touch.

You and Bill can come transform my house anyday! But tomorrow would be perfect! ;-)

Isobel said...

I like birdhouses too. I must have 10 to 20 of them in my bathroom along with 3 oil paintings of birds, I call this my aviary. I love yours--you have just the right touch to make things look just right. I personally think loafing sounds good. I weed-whacked this weekend and have decided that is for the birds.

Marcie said...

What a darling display--all lit up too! And I love your daughter's hand that you made into a quilt! Very clever of both of you!

Carol said...

Fantastic display! I love birdhouses, too. That knotty one is very cool. I am dragging my DH into my computer room to show him this neat cubbyhole your DH made. Neat idea!

Sandra said...

What a great little corner to look at! Your family are all very talented.

Shelina said...

That is a nice collection of bird houses. I am surprised that different people made them. You have a bunch of talented people in your family.
Hope your rest is / was restful, and the hunting trip is productive.