Monday, February 7, 2011

I am sooooo not in Kansas anymore!

Not that I've ever been to Kansas. It's on my list of things to do.

I am definitely not anywhere near home, though. I knew that when the palmetto trees started showing up on the highway. It has been confirmed by the palm trees outside the window. And the lovely 84 degree weather... It's wonderful.

What's not quite as wonderful is the wind. Blowing at 25 mph and gusting to 37 mph (according to the weather report. I personally think there is no gusting. It's a steady blow at about 40, feels like. Or maybe 50 mph). Nobody warned me about the wind.

I was really looking forward to the chance to see a lot of birds that I can't see at home. My sweetie even bought me a book of just the ones found in this state... Unfortunately, the only birds braving the breezes are turkey vultures. I can see them at home. (If I really want to. Which I normally don't.) Even the poor vultures are having difficulty staying up without crashing. The couple of other birds I've seen braving the wind, nearly smashed into the pavement...

Still, it's early. We just got here yesterday. There's plenty of time. I hope. I don't want to leave without some good lifers. Who knows when I'll get the chance to come back and try again?

Needless to say, there hasn't been a lot of quilting or anything else lately. Which isn't super. I have two baby quilts/blankets that need to get done pretty soon. The first one is due for a shower in April. Yikes! Also, I have several other projects that need to start pretty quick, so after the vacay, I'll need to hop right to it. In the meantime, we're gonna try to enjoy the lovely weather, and see some sights. Hopefully a few pictures will be forthcoming. I've had requests for Little Miss photos. We're gonna try to get her to the beach (if the wind ever stops) for an hour or two, and maybe a couple of other places... So, stay tuned if you're interested.

(This post is mostly for family, who have been complaining about the lack of posts and pictures of Little Miss. Anyone else, feel free to ignore it if it's boring.)