Monday, May 12, 2008

Felix Birds a Big Weekend

In conjunction with International Migratory Bird Day, Felix had his big all-birding, all-weekend adventure. After flying together, we parted ways at the airport, me off to my cousin Sally's, and him to whatever it is that birders do.

Sally and I did major thrifting (hello, vintage dress for Clara! Hello silver-plated chafing dish! Will you fit into my suitcase?) and so much fabric shopping that I told her *not* to stop at any more fabric stores. That the day ever came . . . . In between shopping jaunts we napped with her baby in her tranquil apartment, and ate brownies from a Trader Joe's mix. Rejuvenating!

When I caught back up with Felix on Sunday for the flight back home, he had been up for 36 hours straight with the other bird enthusiasts. But it was not enough, apparently, as on the drive home he identified (by call) both a nightjar and a whipporwill. And spent all of this afternoon out on his bike looking and listening.

I spent the afternoon serenely doing laundry, stepping neatly back into my routine, as the Composer had somehow kept up with *absolutely everything in the house*.

15 comments:

Adrienne said...

It sounds like both of you had a good time away. Did you bring the chafing dish home? ~Adrienne~

YayaOrchid said...

Sometimes it does a lot of good to get away with a good buddy for a day of whirlwind shopping. Hope you show us a glimpse of your fabric acquisitions. Sounds like you had tons of fun!

Tracy said...

Sounds like a fabulous weekend Anna. Don't suppose you'll be posting some pics of your wonderful finds? Cos I'm a sticky nose...

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

One of the amazing things about the Blogging world is how we get to know people we've never met in person.

I found myself wondering (over the weekend) your your trip was going. :) Probably because it sounded so lovely.

Ms Dale said...

Anna, so glad your weekend was fun. Thought about you and what fun you must be having. I suppose we will see some great things coming from all those fabrics...Ms.Dale

Suzanne said...

Sounds like you had a lovely time. We're doing a lot of birding here on the East Coast--warblers out in droves. Tell Felix good job!

Phyllis said...

"Absolutely everything in the house".The Composer sounds like a man who appreciates the bright and steady calm of your homekeeping.

Anonymous said...

So the composer kept up with the chores.

Good for him.

Looks like you don't have to be such a domestic drudge after all.

Janna said...

What a fun trip! Welcome back. I've missed your blog posts.

Lisa said...

Our Birder had a mini-marathon this weekend, too.:-)

Lisa W. said...

Anonymous,

My goodness, if you can't see that the word "drudge" is far and away the most inaccurate word to describe Anna, you need some glasses or SOMETHING! Anna is an artist, a creative genius, a woman in love with her job, an inspiration, a faithful worker in God's kingdom, a lady with many important tasks that she performs with love and care--ANYTHING but a drudge!

It is wonderful, Anna, that your dear Composer showed his appreciation for all you do in part by keeping up with the household tasks so it was easy for you to resume them. I'm glad you had such a nice time away!

Anonymous said...

Well said, Lisa. W. I couldn;t have expressed it any better. Peggy in Virginia

Marlaine said...

Aaahhh--the joys of treasure hunting! (Felix for birds, you for "buys"!) ;-) Truly a source of refreshment for those of us who are wired to dig and discover...in stores! What a blessing to get to be away with a like-minded fellow treasure hunter--and when it happens to be family it's even a sweeter treat! To top it all off with brownies sounds like a supreme recipe for "Successful Girlfriend Getaway"! I'm happy for you, Anna! :-)

tns said...

The best treat of all is coming home from a rejuvenating trip and finding a tidy house. What a nice gift.

Bethgem said...

I'm glad you had a nice vacation.

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