Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Feed the birds.............

This picture was on the front of a Christmas card we received this year from my cousin. I instantly fell in love with it, and saved it.
One of my winter activities is feeding the birds. I have several feeders, and last year Roger and I counted 8 pairs of red birds on the feeder at once; his comment was "if I hadn't seen it, I wouldn't have believed it!"
One of my all time favorite songs is "Feed the Birds", from the Movie Mary Poppins. The stanza that stands out to me is:

"All around the cathedral
the saints and apostles
look down where she sells her wares.
Although you can't see them,
I know they are smiling,
each time someone shows that he cares."

I've always figured if God cares enough for the birds to know "when a sparrow falls to the earth", the least I can do is feed them. My bird feeders are up, and my oak tree is full of birds, every kind pictured here, and yes I think God is smiling to know that I am "feeding the birds".

Saturday, January 24, 2009


Yep, it's cold! We didn't get quite this much snow, but it is COLD! 9 degrees this morning unloading the Angel Food Truck, and 14 when I was driving home at noon after distribution. Nic always said that winters in Kansas were boring, as we ALWAYS got the cold temperatures, but not necessiarily the snow. "What good if cold weather if there isn't any snow to play in?!" That is the way it is now, bitter cold, and no snow. Don't get me wrong, I'm not one for snow and ice, but it is sort of boring. I'll be soooo glad when winter is over.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Another New Cerretti

Well, here is ANOTHER new Cerretti!
Henry Randall Cerretti, that is Henry R. Cerretti to those who aren't on the full name basis, and doesn't that just have the most grown up sound to it!? I see a tall guy in a business suit someday, striding into a room, ready for whatever action will come his way. I have to admit, I'm a little partial to the name Henry. Some of the more important people in my life have been named Henry; Grandpa Henry Wolf (my mothers dad), my uncle Henry Wolf, (mothers brother), Henry (Hank) Wells, my mothers boss of 24 years. Not to mention Roger had a Uncle Henry Cerretti, his dad's oldest brother. Now we have another wonderful Henry in the family. He came in on the 29th of Dec. (yep, I'm slow), at 8 lbs, and 4 oz. His grandma Cathy said he was wide awake, alert and ready to go.

Welcome to the family!

Thursday, January 8, 2009


It's been two months since Holton made his appearance into this world, and I finally got to meet him yesterday.
My original plan was to go to the hospital when he was born and get the "fresh from heaven" experience that so many people love when a baby is "fresh". However, with him being a month early, and going straight to the NICU no one but parents, and grandparents were allowed to see or touch; alas I am neither, so I waited....... I then made plans to go over the day after Christmas, but had a TERRIBLE cold (I think that is what it was), and didn't want the dubious distinction of giving him,or anyone else in his immediate domain, his first cold, especially since the Dr's had been adament about keeping him home and away from small children to further insure the safety of those tiny premature lungs.
It was beginning to look like he would be old enough to introduce himself to me at the rate things were moving but AT LAST, I saw, I held, and I relished the sweet baby sounds, the incredible smell of a tiny newborn, and the innocent helpless dependence of a "little bit of heaven" here on earth. He is, as any self-respecting great aunt would attest, perfect. Content, peaceful, and........yep, perfect...until I become a grandmother that is :)

Monday, January 5, 2009


Negative capability.....
[is being] capable of being in uncertainties, mysteries, doubts without any irritable reaching after fact and reason.--John Keats

Or as a fried puts it:

Happiness is being able to enjoy the scenery.......on a detour.
or perhaps another term is:
Faith, Trust......