Sunday, January 04, 2009

Sunday

New thread.

149 comments:

hedgie said...

Thanks for early new thread, Steve!
Happy Sunday to you.
Finney nest is empty.
Our cam is still "kerflooey'!
Early-bird Margy saw ISS and is probably back to sleep, I hope.
At least she didn't get called in to work!

normabyrd said...

GOOD MORNING EAGLE BUDDIES!!---MORNIN' STEVEN & HEDGIE!!---CONGRATS! HEDGIE---our #1 EAGLE MOM---today & every day!!---I noticed the "ROYAL COUPLE" have their BLINDS PULLED!!--Guess they 'vant' to be alone again! ho!
It is a COOL-- CLOUDY 27° here in WONDERFUL WILD WV!!---ENJOY 2009!

normabyrd said...

HEY HEDGIE!---MARGY just left for church!!---She is so cool!---always in a good mood!!---If I had her work schedule--I would be fussing all the time!!

Mits said...

GOOD SUNDAY MORNING EVERYONE:)

normabyrd said...

funny story?----Santa gave me a new microwave---Laura helped me set it up, etc.----I lost my favorite COFFEE MUG!---I have hunted for 3 or 4 days----Finally---it hit me!------Look in the old microwave---WOW!!---My coffee mug with a half a cup of coffee --- was still in the old one--- LAURA had carried out a few days ago!!!-
LIFE IS GOOD!!

normabyrd said...

MORNIN' HELEN!---I have been thinking of CEIL & MM!!!---Hope they are movin' along to MD!!!

normabyrd said...

NO NEW NEWS---ATLANTA 'PRINCE XI'!

normabyrd said...

ME NEST---MT!---SUNNY & BREEZY!

Mits said...

I talked to Ceil yesterday, they were at the Portland train station, waiting to be bussed back up to Spokane....so the journey begins..she said she would keep me posted.....I will be glad when they are home

normabyrd said...

HELEN---I bet you have missed them!!---We have missed CEIL too!!
Will keep them in my thoughts for a safe journey home!!---

Mits said...

yeah, I always like having the family near by:)

normabyrd said...

BWO---EAGLE & CHECK OUT THE SIZE OF THE VULTURE LISA HAS POSTED!!--WOW!

hedgie said...

Hi, Norma and Helen!
Unbelievable that that mug of coffee hadn't spilled when the m/w was moved, Norma!!

hedgie said...

Clouds getting heavier here...was 25° when I got up, now at 29°. NO wind, thank goodness! Had to get leaf blower going yesterday to clean all twiggies off of decks from those bad winds earlier in week.
Mits, know you will be glad when the sis's get home!

paula eagleholic said...

Morning, all!

Funny story, Norma!

normabyrd said...

HEDGIE---It was unbelievable that I was so obsessed with finding my COFFEE MUG?!!----ho!

Mits said...

poor Tian, he wants to play and Mei gives the warning growl to keep away from me.

normabyrd said...

MORNIN' PAULA!!----Wonderful---your Mother is feeling better!!!Will pray this continues!!!

normabyrd said...

HERE'S PRAYING that MEMA JO will be dancing in the SNOW too!!---Love you & miss you----BIG TIME!!

(ps--no paula--i don't have snow!)

hedgie said...

Neither do we, Norma...and I, for one, don't want any!!!

paula eagleholic said...

2 eagles at TH

Mits said...

WEATHER FOR NCTC NEST....

Today
Cloudy. A slight chance of rain this morning...then a chance of rain this afternoon. Highs in the lower 40s. East winds around 5 mph...becoming south around 5 mph this afternoon. Chance of rain 40 percent.
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Tonight
Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of rain in the evening. Lows in the lower 30s. South winds around 5 mph...becoming west after midnight. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Monday
Partly sunny. A chance of rain showers in the morning. Highs in the mid 40s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent.
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Monday Night
Partly cloudy in the evening...then becoming mostly clear. Lows in the mid 20s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday
Partly sunny with a chance of snow in the morning...then cloudy with a chance of rain...freezing rain and snow in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 30s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.
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Tuesday Night
Rain...snow...freezing rain and sleet likely. Lows around 30. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.
Wednesday
Cloudy with a chance of rain and freezing rain. Highs around 40. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.
AMEN...

paula eagleholic said...

eagle still at BWO

normabyrd said...

2 BARN OWLS!----at BARN OWL TRUST--

hedgie said...

Not a very encouraging weather forecast, eh, Mits??

Mits said...

could be a little nasty :(

normabyrd said...

DANA---NO DONKEYS!!

Mits said...

EAGLE BWE

magpie said...

I would call that weather forecast for Tuesday night downright Poopy!

Good Sunday Morning everyone...
Norma: noted that your last post on the old thread was at "9:11." May your cheerful and bright spirit encourage and lift up all those with heavy hearts.

xoxo ♥

magpie said...

Bee-You-Tee-Ful Eagle at BWE...The colors there are so spectacular !

Nice church service at Hedgesville. Hedgie, if they are under construction, I did not notice it!

magpie said...

Just wonder what kind of shenanigans there are going on at NCTC when we cannot view the Birds! Plenty of ♥-ing I hope. xo

Mits said...

the hummer cam is so up close and personal this time, feel like you are right in the nest with it

magpie said...

And now, Two at BWE...♥ ♥

magpie said...

You're right, MITS, that bird takes up the whole view! We will be able to count heartbeats!
xo

Off to the groceyr store with
my 91-year old pal...

See you Eagle ♀'s and ♂'s later xoxo

paula eagleholic said...

I don't know about any ♥ at our nest, but there was some at the TH nest a little while ago!

Mits said...

poof at BWE....fish crow at BWO

normabyrd said...

MORNIN' MARGY!---I was just getting ready to tell you to do something today that makes you happy!!----YOU DIDN'T LET ME DOWN!-----You enjoy helping others MOST OF ALL!!----STAY COOL!

magpie said...

xoxox

Mits said...

back at BWE

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normabyrd said...

In re:---those "eeeeeeee" things that we all hate!!---

WV FARMERS WARNED OF PREDATOR BLACK VULTURES---

WV farmers are being warned about a new dark arrival to the state---BLACK VULTURES that prey on newborn livestock.
Unlike their carrion-eating cousins, these predators seek out living animals.
Their beaks are not powerful enough to rip open prey, so they pick at soft flesh & eyes.

The US Dept. of Agriculture said the natives of the southeastern US have been expanding their range to now include WV.
Chris Croson is WV Dir. of the Dept. Wildlife Services. He said there have been reports of these vultures killing newborn calves, lambs & goats.
VULTURES ARE PROTECTED ANIMALS & A PERMIT IS REQUIRED TO KILL THEM.
(the associated press)

normabyrd said...

Found the above article in 'THE CHARLESTON GAZETTE' paper----I thought you all might be interested!---

normabyrd said...

Sooooo HELEN!---REMEMBER we need a PERMIT!!! ho!

indiana nesting eagles dave said...

Good morning; We are getting some
rain today and it isn't very cold.
Later today it is going to get a
bit colder with some snow later in
the week.My winter with the eagles
isn't doing to well,with no snow
and the eagles haven't been around
the nest lately,and with the lakes
being froze they are most likely at
the river or at the power plant.I
will make a trip to see if i can
see any eagles at the power plant.
Our eagle watch days at Duke energy station will be on Jan 24
and 25 and i am looking foward to
that.There are sometimes over 100
eagles there,both adult and younger
birds,and the american eagle
foundation might be there with some
of there birds.Last year they had
a golden eagle,bald eagle,redtail
hawk,owl.and a black valture,and
it was a fun day.
I hope that everyone has a great
day.

Indiana Nesting Eagles----Dave

hedgie said...

It was in our paper yesterday, Norma. Eeeeeewieeee!!
Margy, when you check back in....they put an addition on the back of the building (the one that used to be Catlett's greasy spoon!)...don't know how much parking space it cost!!

normabyrd said...

OREGON NEST still has snow!---But surrounding greenery doesn't have much!!!!-----GOOD SIGN!

paula eagleholic said...

2 eagles at BWE now

paula eagleholic said...

LOL, down to one as I posted!

normabyrd said...

GOOD MORNIN' INDIANA DAVE!!---WOW sounds like you have a lot to look forward to on the 24th!!---I think
GLO & DEB have a 24th day everyday in their neck of the woods!!---Wish you a HAPPY NEW YEAR!! & PRAY YOU WILL SEE MANY--MANY EAGLES EVERY DAY!!----That would be COOL!!

deb said...

Good morning, eveyone. My sister just left from her weekend visit. We had a nice time. It is cold here, -1 this morning.

Mits said...

way to cold, Deb....Dave sounds like a good time

normabyrd said...

HEDGIE!---I thought it was interesting---I never dreamed you need a permit to shoot one!!---

hedgie said...

Dave, bet you can't wait for that excursion!!! Take pics!!! Check momsters mail...Delphia also has an interesting session planned!

normabyrd said...

MORNIN' DEB!---Now that is a 'wee bit' too COLD!-----Is it expected to warm up?----We are in 20s---BUT NO WIND!!----which makes it feel warmer!!

hedgie said...

Me, either, Norma. See them occasionally around here...mostly sitting on fence posts on the nearby farm. Worry then that there is a calf down or away from it's mom and defenseless.

deb said...

We are headed to 14 today, Norma. Tomorrow is supposed to be in the 20's.

deb said...

Make that the 30's for tomorrow!

paula eagleholic said...

Heat Wave!

normabyrd said...

PAULA!---I thought I saw you running in the LAKE in your bathing suit last week!! ho!

normabyrd said...

HELEN!---Which game are you going to watch today!!---Aren't the REDSKINS & RAVENS playing at the same time!!-----

normabyrd said...

BWO----EAGLE!

paula eagleholic said...

No Skins game today, Norma. They are out of it!

paula eagleholic said...

Ravens are playing the Dolphins at 1pm

normabyrd said...

THANKS PAULA!----I have been getting dressed while reading paper!!-----BASKETBALL!---1:00--CLEVELAND/WASHINGTON!!!----& I knew REDSKINS were beaten last wk!!----ho!----Bet RAVENS will win!

paula eagleholic said...

1 eagle BWE

NatureNut said...

Happy Sunday Everyone!!
Was trying to loads some pics & they went out of order, so trying to redo.Blogger being difficult!

Guess our cam is still down :>(

More coffee, then try again...

normabyrd said...

PENNINGTON who plays for MIAMI---played for MARSHALL U---sister went to MARSHALL ---so?

movin said...



**GOOD MORNING**

**EVERYBODY**


It looks like the heavy, wet fog, as well as the gentle rain, has cleared out this morning, and we are looking at a beautiful day, which eventually will climb into the 60's here in So Cal.

Talking about pro football, The Chargers pulled off a miracle comeback to win the AFC West! Now let's see how far they can carry the ball...they play the Colts this evening in San Diego.


C(°ٿ°)D

Jim

normabyrd said...

GOOD MORNIN' NATURENUT!---Sorry--I can't help you!!----But will admire them when you get them posted!!!

normabyrd said...

MORNIN' MOVIN'JIM!---Who do you chose in the RAVENS v MIAMI game?

NatureNut said...

Hi Gang ☺
Finally got yesterday's pictures on blog. They are not great, but a beginning of new season and first time I've seen our eagle.

Fubby just hollered that Baltimore & Dolphins are playing!!!!!Later...

movin said...

Good morning, Norma. How are you??

Who do you chose?? I know you are following the teams in your general area very closely.

iT looks like the know-it-alls on-line are picking the Ravens. But they are playing in Miami with the home team getting their first chance at fame in a long time .... Could go to the home team, I say.


C(°ٿ°)D

Jim

movin said...

Hahaha, Norma. It looks like I said a 'dumb one.' The Chargers already played last night and eliminated the Colts in OT.

CCHHAAAAARRGGEE!!! ALL THE WAY TO A SUPER BOWL WIN!!


C(°ٿ°)D

Jim

paula eagleholic said...

Go Ravens! Get that touchdown!

paula eagleholic said...

They settle for a field goal. Game tied 3 all.

normabyrd said...

JIM!---RAVENS are GOOD!!----They beat my team---DALLAS!----ho!--I bet they will win today!---But MIAMI has a player--PENNINGTON--who played at MARSHALL U---my sister's school!!

deb said...

Information on the Tesoro nest from the Maine forum:

I heard from Lynda White a while back (early Dec.) and she indicated that she was having difficulty getting a response from Tesoro regarding access to the nest. At that time, they apparently had not been able to check on them.
I'm not sure whether that means a problem with that relationship and I didn't ask any questions.....don't believe it is our business. I'm sure that if she is able to check on them, she will post something as we aren't the only ones that were following this nest. ....She indicated that she misses them terribly as well.

She did say that she is in hopes of funding for next season for a nest in the Orlando area......likely that means the fall of 2009.

paula eagleholic said...

I was lucky enough to be videoing the TH nest when they bonded this morning.

Pair Bonding at Two Harbors

magpie said...

Well, I don't follow football much, but I sure follow posted pics! Loretta's are Greeaatttt!

magpie said...

Yeeee-Ha! Wow, Paula, that is a terrific video!! You know how to be in the right place at the right time !!

magpie said...

Hi, Deb ...I haven't been around long enough to catch on to Tesoro, though I viewed some things here and there that you all had posted...hope you guys get your wish and they can be seen again...

And how is your Uncle getting along? Glad to hear you had a nice visit with your sister....tough when family has to leave though....I always was so sad after the holidays when all my brothers and sisters went back to college..when I was little....:(

xo

magpie said...

Hedgie... when you check back in, - I went in and out the front entrance...it will be interesting to see how it all develops. It is a nice little parish with a great priest, so I hope it works out well. The priest is a former Marine, who travels back to North Carolina to a base there where he is a military chaplain, then he returns here on Friday, gets flown in and out both ways. Once a marine, always a marine, really. He was also assistant pastor at Saint James in Charles Town for a few years. Truly, one of a kind.

I'm going to flake out for awhile with some magazines and tea, catch you folks later...xox

paula eagleholic said...

Interception and TD Ravens!!

deb said...

My uncle is moving his ankle now on the his left leg, still nothing on the right leg. The doctors are giving him a 50/50 chance of walking again, which is quite a change from no chance. I think he is determined enough to do the work to make it happen!

magpie said...

Oh, I forgot to mention, there is a Potomac Valley Master Naturalist Class starting in February hereabouts, with half the training to take place at Cacapon State Park in Morgan County, WV, and the other half, to take place, at, you guessed it: NCTC !! Classes begin in March and end in October of this year. 64 hours of classroom time, 30 hours of volunteer work, tuition $300 per person, and limited to 20 persons....This was in Saturday's Martinsburg Journal....

Now I really wish I was retired !

If anyone wants additional information I have a name and contact number and a few other details....

deb said...

Whoa! I should have checked for an update before I posted that, the neurologist was in, very slow progress in the right leg. We'll take it, way better than no progress!!

magpie said...

Deb that is good news, and encouraging to know he has the determination to make it happen...can tell he is kin to you!
Prayers continue every day for him and all the family...


...Later... xo

Mits said...

talked to Ceil, right before I went to mass, they were in Whitefish, Montana, about 2 hours behind schedule, they are expecting blizzard conditions tonight as the head to ND, she doesn't thin k they will make it home by Tuesday, but said they had a good time...Have been watching robins in the backyard, they always come for a winter visit, don't know why?

paula eagleholic said...

Ravens are whooping the Dolphins!!

hedgie said...

Oops...looks like Miami is going to score...DEFENSE!

hedgie said...

Score...drat.

hedgie said...

PAT blocked!!! Alright!!!

hedgie said...

Loretta, I think the pics are great! So glad you were able to see your very "own" eagle!!

hedgie said...

Oh, no, Mits.....poor Ceil, Jim and MM....maybe the forecast will be wrong, or the front will slow down until they get through that area!

hedgie said...

Deb, attitude is half the battle, and it sounds like Unc has the right stuff!! Praying that improvement continues! How old is he?

paula eagleholic said...

Great news Deb!

hedgie said...

Go Ravens! Since my Skins aren't "in it", gotta defect to the AFC for the duration of this season since Baltimore IS!! Kind of the 2nd close-to-hometown team!

NatureNut said...

Ravens Looking Good!!!
If the Skins are out of the picture, at least we have a local team to root for!

Deb, encouarging news about your Uncle. ☺

NatureNut said...

Lynn, good minds think alike! I hadn't read current comments!

NatureNut said...

Paula, great video ;>)

movin said...

lOOK at BWE ... eagle there.

I see Ballimore won again. Look out.


C(°ٿ°)D

Jim

paula eagleholic said...

Yay Ravens!

Our cam is still stuck!

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

Good evening everyone!

paula eagleholic said...

Eagle BWE

paula eagleholic said...

Hey, Girl! How ya feeling?

hedgie said...

Been wondering where the Bluefield gang was!! Hey there, Sharon!! How are you feeling??? You didn't overdo New Years' did you??

magpie said...

...Regarding the Master Naturalist Program: "After completing the training and volunteer work, particpants can engage in such activities as leading interpretive walks at state parks, assising state biologists with research and giving presentations to school children and other groups....

"A limited number of scholarships are available, deadline for submitting applications is Feb 13, 2009, but candidate and scholarshp selection will begin in January."

Norma: You always wanted to "pay" to work at NCTC ☺

Costume Lady said...

Hi, Ladies...I've been wondering about the Bluefield Beauties, too. I guess I missed Sharon getting her last drain out? And Sissy's ankle is healing?

Costume Lady said...

Cigarettes a thing of the past, Sharon? Easier now? How about you, Paula??

Costume Lady said...

Loved seeing your Pileated Woody, Loretta. We have a family of them in our woods, hear them often, see them seldom. They are one of my favorites:)

glo said...

Hi Everyone. So glad to see some good news ont he Blog. Folks who are recovering are checking in. Great news on continued progress for Debs uncle. Got some travelers who still need to return home. Some folks still getting their strength back form illnesses and surgeries and MeMa Jo checking in. Hoping each day she feels stronger.

Perhoas tomorrow we will get to see the happenings in our nest.
I am actually just now sitting down to watch the Rose Parade. I got it taped on HGTV :) but have taken no time to watch it yet. Tonight is the night :).

Costume Lady said...

Hi, Glo. Glad you are still up and about. We do miss Jo, and hope she will return tomorrow along with our cam;)

deb said...

Eagle at LW!

hedgie said...

Wanda, I see the pileateds all the time...as they continue to destroy my trees!!! But they are beauties...like I said once before here...don't know how they don't end up with a headache!

Mits said...

hi ya....nice win for the Ravens,,,Sharon still has one more drain to go:)

Costume Lady said...

I guess we are lucky here, Lynn; the only tree they bother here is a big walnut stump, which they both (male & female) pound at. They must have an exceptionally hard head. I get a headache just watching those headbangers:) They don't visit us very often, I guess, because there are so many other trees in the woods which are appetizing to them.

Costume Lady said...

That seems like an awfully long time to have a drain in your body. I had only one with Gall Bladder surgery and thought that was awful, but it was gone by the time I went home (7 or 8 days). I know she will be soooo glad to get rid of it.

paula eagleholic said...

Anyone else having Blogger issues? Seems like everytime I try to refresh, it hangs up. Have to end task on IE to get back on.

So if you don't see me anymore tonight, I have given up!

magpie said...

Paula I was just going to tell you that for once I am not having any problems, but Blogger Cop got me!
I have not had much opened up today, except to have a quick peek then close them out...also closing Blog out when I leave the house...
Now, will this one go ?
Good Night if we don't see you again ! xo

Mits said...

raccoon at PA, deer at snowman cam.

Mits said...

eagle at Caltran

Mits said...

Paula, I have had trouble with the blog for several weeks now:(

Mits said...

both eagles at Caltran....sorry your team lost, Deb, I know Redskins fans aren't happy to see Eagles win.

Mits said...

poof-poof at Caltran

Mits said...

both back at Caltran

magpie said...

wow, checked in too late to see Caltrans Eagles....Sigh -

That mess o'racoons at Pix PA is doing the get-well Jo routine
..they miss her her as much as WE do !

Lolly said...

Good evening! Just watched The Bucket List. Good movie!

Jack and I had a picnic tonight and grilled hot dogs in the fireplace. LOL Even spread a picnic cloth.

Read quickly through the blog. I have never seen a pileated woodpecker and would dearly love to see one.

Wanda Sorry I checked out on you last night without saying good nite. Got distracted, I guess. I got a new camera recently, but decided I wanted a laptop more than a more expensive camera. I mainly take pictures of family and a small digital is all I need. The laptop is going to be great on trips. Interesting story about my new camera. My brother gave me and my sister small checks at the wedding in November. It was the end of Mother's money. We lost her two years ago. She did not have much, she had been a widow since '69 and we all shared in her expenses and let her keep her small income. She fretted that she could not by the whole family gifts. Well, Momma gave me a gift. I got my new camera.

magpie said...

Lolly - that is a beautiful story, about your camera.

I have a feeling that many of us are in fact having trouble getting the Blog to refresh...me too included now... so I am going to try to sneak this one, and then say:

Good Night to all, Peace, Love and Prayers....look forward to tomorrow's miracles. xox ♥

Lolly said...

Nite Margy! I have not had any problem refreshing, will see what happens.

Lolly said...

Deer at snowman cam.

Costume Lady said...

Lolly, who do you have as your Provider for your lap top? Do you have an Air Card? I'm so confused as to what steps you have to take before the lap top is usable.

movin said...



***good night***

***eVerybody***


I'm glad your New Year is coming out as it should thus far. Keep the roll going. [:~D]


Jim

Costume Lady said...

My main reason for wanting a new camera, is because I have a terribly unsteady hand and have ruined many good shots because of that. Also, I take a lot of photos through the windows of the Eagle Express and the camera that we were looking at addresses both of those issues.

Costume Lady said...

Good Night Jim...have a good week:)

Costume Lady said...

I guess I am next in line to call it a day.

GOOD NIGHT EVERYONE
SWEET DREAMS
PRAYERS FOR ALL

movin said...

Good night, Wanda...

Unsteady hand... So you got a camera that limits the motion in your shots? (can't think of the exact term now).

You might also think of a monopod and a short remote cable.

That way you place the monopod on the floor of the vehicle and hold onto that. Then you use the remote cable with your right hand.
You will have more stability from the monopod, and your hands will never directly touch the camera at the moment that you are shooting photos.

Jim

hedgie said...

And I'm next. Fell asleep watching Bro's & Sis's.
I haven't had any blog problems at all yesterday or today..miracle!
Peace and prayers. PLEASE GET WELL, JO, and all others who are feeling badly!
Have a good day at work tomorrow, Margy!

hedgie said...

Hey, Jim, I was thinking of telling Wanda the same thing!

hedgie said...

One last thought....Geula, if you are lurking....praying for your safety and peace in your country. Heard on the news that NYC Mayor Blumberg was there today!

Lolly said...

Wanda, we have a router and it sends the signal from our home computer and phone line to this computer. When we are on the road we will have to connect at RV parks with wifi. People where you puchase a computer will help you to understand.

Mema Jo said...

Good Night from you absent Eagle Buddy
Doing a bit better today - going to call for an appointment tomorrow and get a miracle drug!

Prayers for all being said!
((hugs))

Mema Jo said...

Good night from your absent eagle buddy

Feeling a bit better today but nor too much better so I will be seeing the Dr tomorrow.

Prayers for all being said
((((hugs)))) ♥

Mema Jo said...

As you can read

I AM STILL A BIT DOPEY !!

Lolly said...

Nite Jo, sure hope you get the miracle drog tomorrow. We miss Nite all!. Sweet dreams!

Lolly said...

Meant we miss you! time for bed! LOL

magpie said...

Good Early morning folks.

Geula has posted a message on the Eaglet page, she and family are still safe, and she asks for our prayers for peace.

Dayshift for me today starting at 6 AM -
Hope you all get to see some action at NCTC today...

Things sure look cold in Finland, looks like ice is forming on the water.

Hope it is a good day for all, full of wellness, and your favorite things.

xo ☺

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Good morning my friends!! I see our cam is messed up, bummer. 2 sea eagles at Finney, absolutely breathtaking!!

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Sorry I missed ya magpie! I don't know how you work on these different shifts. I would never be able to rest switching around like that. You are such a trooper!

Mits said...

NEW THREAD IS UP!!!!!!!!!!

First pic of royal couple thread