'The true Soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because He loves what is behind him.' -G. K. Chesterton

12 January 2014

Sunday Kipling

Blogger is giving me fits this morning. Let's see if this works.

 Lu is down sick this morning so it'll be a quiet day around here. Nothing serious, just feeling poorly. She'll be back on her feet soon I am sure. Too much cheering and support from yesterday no doubt. She's a trooper that one. I'll be cleaning guns and gear. I shoulda done it yesterday but, as I've often said, I'm pretty lazy :)

We're enjoying our last few days with The DO and the kids before they have to fly home on Thursday. The house always seems so big and empty after they leave.

I hope you all have a great day. A day full of joy and good companionship. A day of love and hope. May The Good Lord bless and keep you all my friends.

Something light and silly this morning.

Cuckoo Song

(Spring begins in southern England on the 14th April, on which date the Old Woman lets the Cuckoo out of her basket at Heathfield Fair -- locally known as Heffle Cuckoo Fair.)
Tell it to the locked-up trees,
Cuckoo, bring your song here!
Warrant, Act and Summons, please,
For Spring to pass along here!
Tell old Winter, if he doubt,
Tell him squat and square -- a!
Old Woman!
Old Woman!
Old Woman's let the Cuckoo out
At Heffle Cuckoo Fair -- a!

March has searched and April tried --
'Tisn't long to May now.
Not so far to Whitsuntide
And Cuckoo's come to stay now!
Hear the valiant fellow shout
Down the orchard bare -- a!
Old Woman!
Old Woman!
Old Woman's let the Cuckoo out
At Heffle Cuckoo Fair -- a!

When your heart is young and gay
And the season rules it --
Work your works and play your play
'Fore the Autumn cools it!
Kiss you turn and turn-about,
But, my lad, beware -- a!
Old Woman!
Old Woman!
Old Woman's let the Cuckoo out
At Heffle Cuckoo Fair -- a!


Lois Evensen said...

All good wishes for Lu to feel better. Give those Labs a hug for me. It's a good life out here, but I sure miss our kids and dogs when we are at sea. 2 weeks down, 8 to go to next vacation. :)

Old NFO said...

Hope she's better soon!

Monkeywrangler said...

I sure hope Lu does not have the flu! Make her some tea and soup. That usually helps me feel better if I am sick.

Brighid said...

Big bad bug going around here too. It makes me just a bit CRABBY! Hope Lu is better soon!

Six said...

Thanks all! Lu is feeling a It better today. It was unpleasant but not too awful. DO got sick as well so I've been running around taking care of 2 sick women, 2 kids and one bored silly Lab!