Free Birds

Today was the first day since December 10th, that I’ve been free to walk out of my house on two feet, sans crutches, sans male nurse disguised as husband, and just dooooooooooooo!

Whatever I wanted.

Whatever struck my fancy.

Just Do It!

So…what did I do?

I grabbed my camera and took her out on a date.

In Mini, who I’ve not driven since then either.

We’ve shared not one single moment of exploration time since moving to Virginia…and I must admit, that’s been worse than the broken leg!

Trouble is…the eastern seaboard is either getting hammered or getting ready to be hammered my Winter Storm PAX.

I am in the latter group…getting prepared.

Normally this would not bother me in the least.  I mean, I’m a Yankee for God’s sake!  I have ice in my veins.

(No..not THAT kind of ice…the pretty kind  🙂  )

But one must remember that I now live in the land of “OMG OMG OMG…THEY ARE CALLING FOR SNOW” people and that made for a poor ‘Mini, take me away’ day.

It was more a “Mini, get me the hell home because the people on the roads (and I swear…they are ALL on the roads) are LUNATICS and it hasn’t even started yet!”

I made it as far as Wal-Mart, a mere 6 miles from here, because I had some photos I wanted printed.  I am supposed to return, but frankly, I don’t think it would be worth it.  After all, I’m not collecting hazard pay and having just tasted freedom for the first time in more than two months…NO accidents for me, thank you very much!

So…I returned good ol’ friend Mini to the garage, took CC with me to the backyard, and having left the world outside my little acre to go crazy nuts…I spent a few moments with my VISITOR.

hawk collage

Besides…the skies are dreary, the colors dull, the vibrancy of spring not yet peaking around the corner…I think I found the best the winter has to offer today, right here in my back yard.

Tomorrow is another day.

If there’s snow on the ground, all the better for me and CC.

If not, then we’ll see what we will see when we see it.

In the meantime, my VISITOR and I shall be, for today, FREE BIRDS!

Life is good!

Just ask Lynyrd

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Hi everyone! Welcome to 50 Shades of Gray Hair. 50 Shades is my blog of life over the hill, where each day is full of delicious opportunities to earn another gray hair. I stopped declaring war on the gray when I began this blog years ago. Instead, I embrace and celebrate them along with whatever life decides to throw my way, with (sarcasm forward) humor and an optimistic eye to the future. I think. I hope? I don't know. At any's real, it's honest, it's full of 4 letter words, and it's me...on a platter. I sincerely welcome you all to my porch....♥♥Rhonda

17 thoughts on “Free Birds”

    1. hahaha…well nothing wrong with a little rhyme thyme bon bon. 😉
      I will take it nice and slow…no WAY am I gonna lose another 9 weeks…too much to do! xo


    1. Hahahaha…that’s funny. We ended up with a pretty good layer of ice on top of the snow, so going out will not be an option…but I WILL collect what I can from the back door! 😉


  1. Woo hoo on your freedom!!! Great shots♥ ( stay away from Wally’s…very dangerous!)

    Speaking of Lynyrd…..back in the fall we went to their concert….they could have just played this song repeatedly and that would have been great with the majority of us there. ♥

    Hugs and be safe. ♥


  2. You had me worried there… out driving in impending snowstorm, I thought another possible accident… glad didn’t happen.

    You have nice visitors, SB. Glad you’re up and about and cruising the mean streets.


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