The half gone could refer to the month of February or to me. Helen and I talked about Jerry who gave me candy. She said everyone was mean to him and I probably was not. When I missed school from being burned, he came to visit...at least twice. Well, I have blocked that out. His last name was O'dell...not the name I was thinking. That came to me later too. Helen knew immediately but she has stopped telling me when I make a big goof. She just leaves it alone. I think she is probably thinking, "Poor Sister is half gone".
But half gone could be February is half gone. The sun is out today and it is going to be a nice day. Yesterday was rainy, but that is past. If all days were perfect soon, we would not appreciate the nice days. Just the same in life, we learn to be thankful for the blessings we receive by bearing our misfortunes. What a shallow person we would be if everything was perfect in our lives. Proud to say I am not like that, but it is hard to look at oneself and see some of our faults whereas others can softly remind us. Helen did that yesterday with a chuckle and I got it immediately and she was so on to what she said. I am glad I have Sisters who can gently chastise me. I really need to brought back to earth often!! Fleta often says...."and we are perfect", when I complain to her!
This is the bird I despise. It is a Red Winged Black Bird. I used to have herds of them, but Larry said to move the feed just a little closer to the house and it was discourage them. It has and now I have a few but not so many I can't have other birds. I see them peeking into the little bird houses. They are checking to see if there is an egg they can eat! Blue Jays are not nearly as vicious as these birds. You can see I must fill the feeders today.