Saturday Outing


Yesterday was an unusually cold day for late April. 

My daughter picked me up and we ran an errand, then went to eat Mexican food. 


Andrew is three now and busy as the proverbial bee. I think he inherited my energy, which wears my poor daughter completely out.

While she went into the store, we sat outside, Andrew in my lap, and we talked and talked. One high energy individual to another. 

We talked about the cars around us and the birds. Where the birds might sleep, where they went when it rained. 

I think I  may have a potential bird lover here, and I will happily build on that. And hopefully a gardener too.


We picked up a giant plant container I'd ordered from Walmart in which to plant my yellow rose. 

It doesn't have holes in the bottom, and I can't find my drill. So I guess I'll try pounding nail holes in it.

I'm going to wait a few days, as the weather has been very strange and volatile with rain and wind and cold. 

The rose is still sitting in my vintage wagon under the gazebo.


When they brought me home, I had my daughter stop at the manager's office. I had a little birdie to show Andrew. 

Just out the back patio door, there is a mourning dove that has been sitting on a precarious nest.

Father mourning dove brings her food, because she is a good mother bird and will not leave her eggs. Andrew was fascinated.

My daughter said a bird is nesting in their front door wreath. 

And here I have bird houses up and can't get one bird to nest here.


It was a great outing, to have the opportunity to spend time with them both. 

My poor daughter had me (and all my energy) jabbering in one ear, and Andrew (with all his boundless energy) jabbering away in the other. 

I imagine she had to go home and rest a bit after that!

The pupsters were ecstatic to see me. Dogs make you feel like a million bucks every time you walk in the door!

As you can see from the photo above, Abi nestled right next to me (Charlie a couple of feet away in his red dog bed) and all was right with their world.


25 comments

  1. It sounds like the perfect afternoon, Brenda. I love having conversations with our grandchildren. They're like little sponges, absorbing whatever knowledge you share with them. I think you've got a fellow birdwatcher in the making!

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  2. What a pleasant afternoon you all had together. You and Andrew are building a special friendship. I really like the arrangement in your living room of the chair, the tables, and the artwork. Very well balanced and cozy!

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  3. I enjoy birds as well. If I step out the door for 5 minutes my little Molly is so happy to see me. It is nice to come home to that. I love the color or red on the little table in your living room. Did you paint it and if so what color is it?

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    1. The red table next to the front door was from Kirklands. I saw it in there one day, but it had a lot of scratches on the top of it and they had not been able to sell it. I asked for a discount and agreed with what they came up with. I don't let the scratches bother me, as they're mostly covered up!

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  4. Sounds like you had a wonderful day with your daughter and grandson - I'm glad for you! I'm a high energy person, too and can yack your ear off. Though "funny" thing is though, I'm an introvert. I don't like being in groups of people, but if I'm with one person, or even two, such as my mom and my aunt, I talk a lot. But afterwards, I need lots of rest and downtime.

    That new red planter you got looks really pretty. I can't wait to see what it looks like after you are able to get flowers planted in it.

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    1. I'm the same way, Melanie. I can talk your ear off if it's just me and one or even two others. But more than that, I'm pretty quiet. I'm introverted as well. My blog friends are my social life for the most part. It is what I am comfortable with.

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  5. a lovely post about a delightful day in every way! xo
    except now i want Mexican food. LOL

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  6. Raising hand for the introverts here too:)
    Little boys are incredible,interested in everything around them,joy comes to everyone in their world!
    I do need a nap most days after Connor too.
    I'm in upstate NY,we had a frost here this a.m.
    Spring arrives very slowly in our world up here

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  7. Raising hand for the introverts here too:)
    Little boys are incredible,interested in everything around them,joy comes to everyone in their world!
    I do need a nap most days after Connor too.
    I'm in upstate NY,we had a frost here this a.m.
    Spring arrives very slowly in our world up here

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  8. Not sure if you already know this, but certain species of birds only nest in certain types of bird houses. I did not know this, and could not get birds to use my birdhouses either when I had a yard.

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  9. Hi Brenda,
    You certainly have a green thumb. Everything look good so far. Would you have a link to the new
    giant pot you ordered from Walmart? I would love to try some roses on my deck.
    Happy you had a fun day with your daughter and grandson.

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    1. My blog friend Mountain Mama (Debbie) sent me the link to it, as she has one. Here it is...https://www.walmart.com/ip/13072119

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  10. What a wonderful day! I'm sure your daughter had a wonderful, if exhausting day.
    Clara

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  11. I love it when you retell the time you get to spend with your daughter and grandson. Makes me happy for you.

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  12. I lovely afternoon and a great potential for a new relationship between "kindred, energetic" spirits!!! How wonderful!

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  13. ahhh...the life of a dog. so glad that you got to spend time with your daughter and Andrew!

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  14. I love days like this...I feel so cooped up in the winter. It's fun to hang out with the little ones, too. They eat up everything we love to share! :)

    Jane x

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  15. I'm so happy for you that you can have these outings with your daughter and get to experience the world thru Connor's eyes. I never have had birds nest in any houses. Only up high in the trees. Do I spy a new floor lamp? I'm loving it.

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    1. I've had them a few months, the two standing lamps. Ordered from Joss & Main. About $50 each.

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  16. Sounds like a great afternoon! It has turned chilly here again as well.

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  17. How fun to get to spend that time with your little grandson. Three is such a sweet age. Such a privilege to be an important person in a little one's life from early on. I have four little grandsons, the oldest-twin boys-are six, the next is five and the baby just turned two. The twins and their mom live with me and sometimes that is hard, but I still treasure my relationship and the closeness I have with the two of them. My grandparents were very important in my life from a young age and I appreciate the opportunity to form that kind of relationship with my grandsons.

    Your plant photos are so pretty. I have been getting outside the last two days to start working in my flower beds and yard. It's just so centering to me to be digging in the earth again after the long winter months. I have been able to get an earlier start this year than usual as the April weather here in Michigan has been fairly mild with a good amount of rain. I can't wait to be able to go to the garden store and buy some flowers to plant.

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  18. I'm so happy that you are so close to your grandson. I hope he turns into a garden lover too :)

    xo,
    rue

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