a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

A House Full Of Sleeping Males...

that is Christmas holiday...a few extra boys to make the holiday fun for the one that stays.  There has been music, football, games and pop corn in places I would never dream. 

Dishes do make it back to the kitchen as I allow them freedom to feed themselves.  No toothbrush patrol or bath brigades here.  I eavesdrop on laughter and conversation and feel their happiness in the safe freedom I have given them.

It is quiet now in the hour before I leave for work.

I hear the rooster outside my window, discovering the dog food as he calls to his friends, Here! I have found a banquet.

A new calf, on the coldest day, frolics beside her mother, not knowing it's cold for this is the world in which she was born.

The innocence of youth silently sleeps, scattered on pallets, filled with dreams...and I smile with the pure joy of it all.

16 comments:

Nancy said...

That's lovely, Gail. I feel like I'm there, the way you describe it.

Have a great day!

Teresa aka JW said...

When I get rid of my glooms, it's surprising the happiness I see all around me: children laughing, birds singing, animals playing.

Good job...seeing the lovely.

Sunny said...

Beautifully said :)
☼ Sunny

colenic said...

Sounds lovely....hope that you have a great day!!

John Gray jgsheffield@hotmail.com said...

nicely written and love the new banner pic

The Golden Eagle said...

I enjoyed reading this!

Rudee said...

Yes...I can see the joy in all of this.

DesertHen said...

Brings back memories of my cousins and I sleeping at Nana's during the holidays. What fun we had!

EmptyNester said...

What a lovely post!

Rural Rambler said...

Very cool Gail. A sweet read.

Nora said...

Isn't it lovely to see the joy in things on a very clear moment?

Far Side of Fifty said...

Nothing better than the quiet when half the house is sleeping:)

LindaG said...

Really glad to hear it was such a blessed day! :-)

Nezzy said...

Ahhhh, peaceful sleepin' males. Bar the door baby 'cause soon they wake! Heeehehehe!

We had a baby calf born on the cold night too!!! Sure can't be an easy entry at eleven degrees!

Have a good one Gail!!!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

I enjoyed this post very much Gail. Felt magical somehow.

Blessings abound at your place indeed,
~Lisa

Judy said...

Wonderful descriptions...really sets the scene...

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