end of the week

The weeks are flying by.  Our daffodils have decided that spring is already here, despite cold temperatures.  The next couple of days are going to be cold and wet.  I haven’t been doing a good job of taking my daily walk, but yesterday I woke up early and snuck out of the house.  I walked to a little clearing on the property adjacent ours hoping to catch a glimpse of an “owl” that my kids say they have seen several times there during daylight hours.  I walked into the clearing and looked up into the trees.  I could see a very large feathered something high in the branches of one of them and I got pretty excited.  It started flying from tree to tree and was joined by two other large birds that I hadn’t noticed at first.  They were all making the same call, and did not sound like owls.  I went home, looked it up, and figured out that it was a group of red shouldered hawks.  That clearing must be their hang out.  I’m going back today.

I hope you all have a happy Friday and a great weekend!  I’m doing some rearranging around the house, and might embark on some furniture painting myself.  It’s also time to start thinking about the garden.

Beginning tomorrow I will be hosting regular weekend giveaways again, so be sure to stop in.

p.s.  I forgot to mention that thanks to all of you, I did win the Apartment Therapy contest for Best Family & Kids blog.  Thank you so much for your support!