Sunday, March 7, 2010
Sometimes I feel like I live in a looney bin, and I have the rug to prove it. A gift from our friends Sue and Joe in Indiana. It made us both laugh out loud..it is the perfect gift! I collect Loons..they are mainly in the kitchen..but I have several upstairs..and this rug ended up in front of the fireplace downstairs..it is perfect!
Last fall Far Guy and I attended a carving show and sale. While Far Guy was off doing his thing, I sauntered by all the tables..lots of people just ignored me. I can't figure this out..people selling their wares were sitting down and reading..which in my opinion is not exactly customer friendly. Finally I came across a very interesting table, a guy and gal with a friendly hello and carvings with personality.. proof that I was not an invisible shopper. The thing is.. their masterpieces sold themselves, and they made me laugh out loud..talking to them was the icing on the cake.
This is the loon that made me laugh ...it hangs near my calendar the one that Far Guy never looks at between the kitchen and the computer area..all he has to do is sit back in his computer chair and look at the calendar and the loon. Now me, I am way too far away at my computer to see the calendar..I must get up and walk over to it, which takes much more effort than just glancing up.
Part of the reason I feel like I live in a looney bin..must have something to do with the long winter. Although it rained yesterday..some of the snow melted..but mainly things just got more slippery. The driveway is like a big old ice skating rink. Six more weeks until the real Loons come..six weeks until we will hear them at night..calling for their mates..you know they don't overwinter together..they just meet up in the spring to lay eggs and raise their chicks..then they are foot loose and fancy free all winter long. That is a pretty good arrangement if you ask me..but I am way past the raising chicks part..so I am stuck in the looney bin:)