I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. Rom 12:1-2

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Owls and Respite

Yesterday morning I woke up at 5:30 to a whooo-oooo sound.  At first I thought Super T was making the sound (he is a notorious early-riser, although it has been getting much better especially now that the days are getting shorter).  A minute later I realized that I was being serenaded by an owl.  There is nothing quite like that whoooo-oooo in the early morning to help me spring out of bed with a smile.  Well, spring might be a rather strong word, but I did immediately get up and go open the front door in hopes of hearing the owl better.  Apparently he was in my parents' back yard because the sound was fainter from the front (my folks live next door to me...a perfect arrangement when you are a single mom and have wonderful parents).  I thought then about blogging (it is usually early morning or not at all around here), but got distracted by a book I was reading.  Peace and quiet is so alluring to me.  :)

Yesterday afternoon two sweet little girls were dropped of for respite.  They have been here before for a longer period and this is just for the weekend, so we are all happy about it, especially Little Pud who desperately wants a little sister and will likely cry when they leave, but even LOTL who balks at having little ones for long periods of time is good with having them for the weekend, and Super T loves anyone who is littler than him since he almost always is around people who are bigger than him and boss him around.  He tries to boss the little girls around, much to their annoyance but his delight.  I am thrilled to help out some hard-working foster parents and care for some precious girls who have been in a bad situation.  It promises to be a busy weekend, so I am up early this morning to try to pound out on the keyboard what is floating around in my brain.  I guess we'll all find out if it gets done before the small fry get up...


Anonymous said...

Did you ever actually see the owl? It would be nice to have a full description of this interloper. He was undoubtedly trying to wake you up to ascertain the coordinates of my vehicle. It is truly alarming that the Owls and Respites (sworn enemies) have formed an alliance for the sole purpose of blogging on my car! Sometimes I long for simpler times.

Love you, and great post :)


Shannon said...

I have never heard an owl. For a while I thought I was hearing one during the day, which didn't make any sense to me. Then I learned that it was a dove I was hearing. Well, I take that back, I might have heard an owl at Dry Gulch last year. I got up really early to watch the sun rise on the lake. It was pitch dark out, so I couldn't see if it was an owl or not.

Justine said...

I have never seen the owl. Last year there was one that lived nearby. I eventually identified it as a Great Horned Owl (if I remember correctly). I identified it solely by its call and known range since I was able to listen to it many many times. Several times I got up to try to see it. I even woke the kids up once or twice, but to no avail. I am really hoping this one sticks around and maybe I can catch a glimpse this time.

NCH you crack me up. You should blog. Seriously. (Not that it would be a serious blog...) It would give you someplace to put all of your April Fool's stories, "apple" computer stories, and such.