Friday, February 06, 2009


Welcome to my weekly (I hope) Favorite Things Friday.

These two little pottery containers sit on the bookshelf in the den. One contains cat whiskers and the other one contains our kids' baby teeth (every last one). We've managed to keep those baby teeth all these years, and I'm still adding to the cat whisker container whenever I come across one. I bought these at a craft show around 15 years ago and they quickly become favorites of mine. Just call me a sentimental old fool.

And today I have good news for those of you living with cold and snow. Today I spotted the first robins of spring while walking in the park. They have begun their migration north. Unfortunately, I didn't have my camera so I took a picture with my cell phone. You're going to have to take my word for it...the two little dark things in the middle of this picture are robins.

I'm always excited when I spot my first robin each year. Please bare in mind that I'm not a bird expert, but I can tell you that we only see robins during their migration in the spring and fall. I don't know where they go for the winter, but it must be south of here and I'm thinking maybe Mexico or somewhere in Central or South America. They'll probably be around here for three to four weeks and then they'll be gone. Be watching for them as they travel north because spring can't be far behind. See why I included them in Favorite Things Friday?


  1. Yee haw! Spring around the corner! What fantastic news. I'll let you know when the robins arrive!!! I kept all M's baby teeth too. I'm also a sentimental old fool. We still have snow on the ground but it's melting rapidly.

  2. Robins, really? Then spring will definitely be here soon.

  3. I can see why you have kept the pots. I think robins cheer everyone up.

  4. Anonymous8:26 PM

    Your cell phone does alright! Cat whiskers? Now that's a unique collection!


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