A ruckus

One day this week while I was standing on the porch watching sleet come down, a flock of robins intermingled with cedar waxwings descended upon the bushes and trees beside our house.  They made quite a commotion for the brief time that they were about and then as suddenly as they had appeared, they were gone.  I’m hoping that this is a sign that spring isn’t too far away.

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“Even when in the midst of disturbance, the stillness of the mind can offer sanctuary.”  ~Stephen Richards

The family

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“The family.  We were a strange little band of characters trudging through life sharing diseases and toothpaste, coveting one another’s desserts, hiding shampoo, borrowing money, locking each other out of our rooms, inflicting pain and kissing to heal it in the same instant, loving, laughing, defending, and trying to figure out the common thread that bound us all together.”  ~Erma Bombeck