January 5, 2024 – Wash Clothes and a Pheasant

Happy New Year, All! Did you make New Year resolutions? Have you implemented them with a cheerful soul? Did you just roll your eyes at me? I hope not, but if you did, don’t. As obnoxious as all of the new year ads for self help and weight loss are, it’s a great time to readjust ourselves and make some personal goals. Do I have some? Yes. Are they written down? Not quite yet, but I am working on it. AND, one of my resolutions is to add to my blog more often this year. Look at me, making a resolution HAPPEN! I make that resolution every year. It’s a great time to readjust!

What am I up to? Well, yesterday I was working diligently in my office on paperwork, when I heard a strange sound coming from the outdoors. When I took a peak out the window, I saw this beautiful pheasant on high alert near the ditch. Close by was our local black cat with white socks (Let’s call him Gus!) That must have been the reason for the bird making noise. It turned out Gus wanted nothing to do with the pheasant and trotted off. The pheasant hung around the ditch for a bit and I went back to work. We live near a pheasant hunting place and a few lucky birds escape and frequent our neighborhood. Beautiful birds, but very stupid. They get hit by cars often.

Ditch Pheasant

Paperwork. I’ve been working on paperwork and crocheting wash clothes. I love to crochet, but haven’t done much of it in the past year. I needed new dish/wash clothes and really loved the handmade ones my mother-in-law made us for Christmas one year. I searched the internet for a pattern I liked and made one with cotton yarn I had on hand. I LOVE the wash cloth I made! I ended up making one more for myself (Pink Green Purple) and another for a Christmas gift in a different color. I just finished a third one and I am not sure what I will do with it. I’ll either use it or make more and sell them in my next craft fair. (Sorry, it’s not easy photographing crocheted things, I have found.)

And now I must get back to work.

I am looking forward to so many things in this brand new year! I just wanted to stop by and say “hello!” and I hope you will take a moment and look forward to YOUR brand new year.

Have a great day!

Missie S. 😀