The above are drawings of one of my nieces. She is quite talented.
I think that is a self-portrait to the right of the bottom picture.
Today I awoke to the very loud screeching sound of a rooster about an hour before I usually get up. Steve is not here though usually being by myself doesn't freak me out. Was my house being invaded by aliens? Groggily I got up and went to the next room where the rooster sound was escalating. Was my computer doing this? Next to the computer was a flashing smart phone, not mine. I am one of the few people around here without one. I hit the screen..wrong move. In five minutes the cacophony began anew. There seemed no way to turn this thing off..I could just make it snooze. After a few more cycles, I started messing around with the phone's settings turning the sound off, I thought. 5 minutes later, more racket. I finally figured out how to turn that alarm off...a half hour later.
I needed to be up by that time anyway as Naomi's shifts are getting longer and longer and I might be needed to watch Maya so her husband can go to work.
It is Steve's and my anniversary today and he is gone. The project he is working on has run into some hitches. Maybe he'll be back tonight...
Last night a friend (the phone owner) and I were planning a cruise for early February. As years go by, winter drags on me more and more and I look forward to some sun and warmth. So we will be hitting the Turks, Bahamas, Puerto Rico and St. Maartens; all but one being new to me. I will be hoping Shanna junior will stay in utero while I am gone. She will be at 34 weeks when I return. By dates, Daniel came at 36 weeks but his immature lungs indicated that maybe he was only 34 weeks. (His size, close to 8 lbs, indicated an almost full term boy, the world's biggest preemie).
Technically it is not even winter yet. Yesterday it was a balmy 42 degrees and it might be warmer today.