We are down to a single digit list of things to do to the inside of the apartment. We're kind of thinking to be done by Wednesday, and we're both chomping at the bit to get it all done.
Next week, I'll be headed to my son's house for a week. He's working away for the next two weeks, and this will give my daughter-in-law a bit of a break from flying solo.
Tim went happened on a yard sale this afternoon, and came back with two pair of converse sneakers for William. He sent me back over to look at the clothing. There were two of the most adorable little baby dresses, smocked and embroidered. I could not restrain myself. I asked the woman if she had any boys clothes. She waved her hand at a gaggle of boys riding bikes, a little girl trying to keep up with them. "Boys clothes gets handed down 3 or 4 times. There's nothing left of them when they get done. I only have one girl." Made me laugh.
A strange thing happened. A pair of geese were resting behind the renovation. They had four half grown goslings. I thought it was sweet, the little ones all curled up around one of the adults. The other adult was standing alertly watching me. I went back inside and continued working. Later, I came out and saw one gosling all by itself, silently walking up and down the bank scanning the water.
I know that geese are very devoted parents, so I was convinced this was not one of the family of geese that I saw earlier. However, the very next day, I saw a pair of geese come up from the river to curl up once again. This time they had only three goslings with them.
I've been keeping an eye out for one lone gosling. I haven't see him.
As the mother of three boys I can relate to that lady's comment. So can my youngest who rarely had anything new!ReplyDelete
I fear the gosling might be dinner for a fox or, god forbid, mangey.
He was actually not a tiny little thing at all. He was half grown. I think he would have just scampered into the river if a cat had come along. I think a cat would not have troubled him because he was much taller than a cat.Delete
Poor gosling. Life is hard. I am so very happy that you found the thing you lost.ReplyDelete
Yes, life can be very hard. Especially when you are an absent minded person losing things right and left. :DDelete
All I'm getting now are pigeons on our roof solar panels driving us crazy. We used to love going to garage sales! We bought most of the kids clothes at garage sales until they reached middle school. Then they got picky.ReplyDelete
My poor kids had no choice in it. Luckily, I was pretty picky. They learned some pretty valuable lessons from those hard days.Delete
Many water birds are kind of funny. they exchange kids or kids go off with their cousins. Watch families go by. Count the second time and they could have more or less kids! Researchers have found that they can throw a lost gosling at a family and the little guy is accepted immediately.ReplyDelete
You know when I saw this sad little scene, I wondered about that because I have seen geese with an amazing number of goslings swimming behind them all in a row. The funny thing is that I thought, 'I wish I could ask Red. I bet he knows.'Delete
I like Red's hopeful info. Linda in KansasReplyDelete
Maybe a sad ending to the story. Birds doing what they do can be so interesting.ReplyDelete
Having an alternative happy ending, I'm choosing Red's ending!Delete
Yard sales sound like car boot sales. Places to find cheap and useful things.ReplyDelete
They are exactly like car boot sales. People take things they no longer want and put them outside on a table and sell from their yards. The difference is that you drive from sale to sale. I like the idea of carbooting, where everyone brings their things to one place and you walk from sale to sale.Delete
I hope the gosling does turn up.ReplyDelete
If he has gotten himself in with another goose family, I will never know.Delete
Oh, I’m a bit sad now.ReplyDelete
I am going with Red's take on it. He knows a lot about birds. Plus it's a happy ending. I like happy endings.Delete
I was thinking the same thing as Red. I've seen geese with as many twenty goslings, stolen, borrowed, abducted, from other families. Hopefully this little guy will find another family. Or mabe they're something wrong with him. Who knows?ReplyDelete
He seemed perfectly healthy, and when he saw me, he hopped into the river and floated a bit downstream. He walked back up the bank to where the goose family was earlier in the day. I think he had an instinct to stay where he was left.Delete
I'm glad to read Red's comment. We often have nesting Canada Geese and the mortality rate for babies is alarmingly high. There are so many predators! -KellyReplyDelete
We lose a surprising number of baby ducks and geese to snapping turtles.ReplyDelete
How strange about the gosling. I bet he's still around.ReplyDelete
I hope he just joined up with another family.Delete
It was just my brother and I and I’m sure none of our clothes were given away either.ReplyDelete
I don't remember much about hand me downs. Of course, I was the oldest. :DDelete