Friday, February 23, 2007

Howdy Blogging Buckaroos!



I awoke this morning to the sound of birdsong, the light peeping in along the curtain tops and the muffled chatter of children walking to school. Today is Friday and the weekend is here to enjoy!
A quick peek at the weather over my bowl of yogurt and Alpen: “a bit of rain and shine” ~ typical. As my granny used to say, “Yer grandpa’s like the weather- nae pattern.”, meaning: The Scottish climate is like your grandfather – unpredictable. lol
But then there is another saying: “January’s cauld can be used”, meaning: Even January can be a lovely month if you know what to do with it. So as it looks like Sunday will be braw* l’ll make plans for then. :)
My youngest sister is past her due date for her first child. I have been thinking of her much because l know she is more than ready for things to start happening. She lives in Germany now with her husband who is stationed there with his army regiment. My mum is going out in a few weeks to be with her.
Here she is in the photo with me. This snap was taken years back when l lived in Georgia, U.S. My mum and sister had come out to visit and we took them to a place called Ghost Town in the Sky ~ what an adventure that was. 'D' is the cowboy and 'M' the indian.
Well l need to get on, 'S' has a birthday party to attend tomorrow and l still have to go and buy a present for his wee friend.

Additional Note:
When l was busy scanning these photos 'S' brought his empty plate of oatmeal over and sat it on my chair, then hung back giggling, waiting for me to sit on it! He is so funny and l had better watch out- the wee trickster!

*braw
Unintelligible, yet somehow mysteriously compelling, Scots word for grand, fine, super, etc

It's a braw, bricht, moonlicht nicht t' nicht
(Translated into lesser English: It's a superb, bright, monnlit night tonight)

11 comments:

Jeanette said...

Hi Horizon
Oh I hope you have some news of the arrival of your sisters Bub very soon.
I also have the school Kids and school bus going past my bedroom window everyday. then again at 3.30pm.

Kerri said...

I awoke this morning to the sounds of silence. More snow is falling, and we can't often hear the birds (unless it's the loud jays squawking) because the house is shut up. It's very beautiful outside and such a delight to watch the birds feed, as I sip my morning coffee and check on a few blogging friends.
I loved seeing these photos of you and your family.
I so much enjoy how you teach us a little about the Scottish brogue and the meanings of the words. Love that Scottish accent! :)
Yes, the cold months can be used very well!
Have a wonderful day dear friend.
xox

Betty said...

Horizon,
Your post is so interesting today, especially the bit about 'when I lived in GA, US. You lived in the United States? I live in GA, USA and wonder where you lived. Please put me out of my suspense!

Thanks for the visit and comment about my friend Roselyn. I will see her this evening and give her your greeting.

Your wee one sounds like so much fun to have around........

Pretty Lady said...

Yay!! I love love Fridays!!! Yipppee!!!
I thank you very much for your lovely wishes on my birthday! You were the first one!!!
God bless you for making my day so bright!!!

Susie said...

So you will soon be an auntie again!
How exciting for you and of course your sister.
I had forgotten which part of the the US you lived in. Fun pictures.
We've gone from sunshine here to rain, hail and now freezing temps!
Brrrr!~
xoxox

PEA said...

I awoke to sunshine this morning but -30C temps so brrrrrrrr! lol Oh dear, I do hope your sister has her baby SOON...I was a week past my due date for Corey and I remember how completely fed up I felt!! Bad enough being pregnant for 9 1/2 months without being pregnant for 10 months! lol Love that picture:-) I see little Sam likes to play tricks on his mum! hehe Hugs xox

Tammy said...

how could you stand there grinin' with a gun to your head????
:-D

Merle said...

Hi Horizon ~~ Glad to hear the new babe has arrived safely. I liked your
explanations of some Scottish words.
I hope that your son has his computer
by now. How disappointing for him.
I hope the weather soon brightens up for you. Thanks for your comments and your good wishes for my ct scan.
I feel quite OK and the hairdo helps
so I hope all will be well.
Take care dear Sarah, Love, Merle.

Joanne B Kaar said...
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Joanne B Kaar said...

Hi
I found your blog while searching things about messages in bottles!

Where in the West Highlands are you ? I'm in on Dunnet Head in Caithness..

I'm adding this comment as I couldn't find an e-mail to contact you at!

You might be interested in this...
Last year I threw some messages in bottles into the sea in Durness.... while working as the artist-in-residence. None of mine have been found, but we found one, and added more messages to it and threw it back in the sea! This week it was found in Norway!
to read more visit my Durness residency blog: www.joannebkaar.blogspot.com
Joanne

Joanne B Kaar said...

Hi
I found your blog while searching things about messages in bottles!

Where in the West Highlands are you ? I'm in on Dunnet Head in Caithness..

I'm adding this comment as I couldn't find an e-mail to contact you at!

You might be interested in this...
Last year I threw some messages in bottles into the sea in Durness.... while working as the artist-in-residence. None of mine have been found, but we found one, and added more messages to it and threw it back in the sea! This week it was found in Norway!
to read more visit my Durness residency blog: www.joannebkaar.blogspot.com
Joanne

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