This Week…Don’t Lay Those Eggs Yet!

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This Week…Don’t Lay Those Eggs Yet!


We’ve been preparing for some much colder weather this week. This morning we should have below-freezing temperatures. 


I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers. Khalil Gibran


For those up north who might be laughing…I get it. But those of us in Texas are still reeling from last Valentine’s Day snow, freeze, pipe-bursting, and power outage event. 



When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight. Khalil Gibran

Our bluebirds that are so often featured here have built their nest and are looking a little too frisky!  We want them to hold off laying any eggs until we get warmer weather but as I understand it…we have no say in it. 

Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself. Khalil Gibran

While going through books this week, I came across one of my favorites…The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran. 



Life without liberty is like a body without spirit. Khalil Gibran


Hope you don’t mind that I’ve chosen to share some with you. Skip over them if you wish. 



Stay warm this weekend!

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Comments (36)

Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Somewhere in a box I have a Khalil Gibran book with his quotes.  I have always loved his words and thoughts.  A

Jan 22, 2022 11:29 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Kat Palmiotti Thank you!!!  Hope you're staying warm and enjoying your Saturday. 

Nina Hollander, Broker I can remember when I bought the book. Loved it. 

Jan 22, 2022 11:41 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog it's off to a good start!!!  Hope yours is as well. 

Roy Kelley Thank you. I have a book I'm ready to finish so will make time for that!

Jan 22, 2022 11:47 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Joan Cox you're right about not liking the cold weather. However, it could be worse. 

faye schubert our cold temps don't sound that bad !!!

Michael Jacobs and I wonder where your pondering will have you wander. 

Jan 22, 2022 12:09 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho I'd forgotten about that quote but am keeping it close to me. 

Raymond Henson, eXp Realty sadly, we checked later this morning and there is now one egg. 

Jan 22, 2022 12:11 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Carla Freund when we lived in Northern VA for a few years, I loved it when it snowed. What I didn't like were the high winds in February. 

Grant Schneider that's a goo question!!!  I'd be heading back to FL!

Jan 22, 2022 12:15 PM
Carla Freund

I hear you. I don't like wind unless it is a gentle breeze coming off the ocean.

Jan 23, 2022 12:29 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD we had no control....we checked mid morning and there is now an egg!!! And so glad you enjoyed the quotes. I'm heading to your post on Thich Nhat Hanh.

Jan 22, 2022 12:29 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Will Hamm we don't do anything but provide the box. They build the nest from pine needles!!! It's amazing how they do it. 

OMG Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker I say that (snug as a bug...) all of the time. 

Jan 22, 2022 12:31 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Ron and Alexandra Seigel that's where I found mine!  We'd moved so many times, many books were still in boxes. 

Jan 22, 2022 12:35 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy let's hope the bluebirds are a little less frisky, so their eggs have a better chance of surviving.

Jan 22, 2022 01:25 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I had my husband cover the outside faucets yesterday.  We went to bed with a hardy fire in the wood burning stove with sleet on the porch, but it had melted by the time I got out of bed this morning.

Jan 22, 2022 01:40 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy Streib - As soon as I saw your title, I had a hunch at the content.  I remember the discovery of the eggs that didn't make it last year.  Hopefully this year will be different. Fingers crossed!

Jan 22, 2022 04:50 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I really like this Khalil Gibran although I'd never heard of him/her before Kathy Streib .

Jan 22, 2022 06:55 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

We just finished getting our basement pumped, dried, and now we are ready for new flooring Kathy. I hope you are having a great weekend 🙂

Jan 22, 2022 09:07 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy I loved each quote but this one truly resonated with me I am sure you know why:

Life without liberty is like a body without spirit. Khalil Gibran

Jan 22, 2022 10:31 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Have you tried talking to the birds about it?  Perhaps they would listen to you and wait for warmer weather?

Jan 23, 2022 04:46 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

It's sunny and reasonably warm for a winter Sacramento day.  The temperature is presently 63 degrees.

Jan 23, 2022 02:48 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Kathy, on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

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Jan 23, 2022 02:48 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Kathy:

Hopefully the bluebirds will see the wisdom of holding off a bit, if there's any choice in the matter. Maybe your weather will be better than forecasted.

We have had beautiful weather the last 2 days - feels like spring and not midwinter at 72 degrees, clear and sunny. Love it!!



Jan 23, 2022 04:29 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

If those birds know what is good for them they will take your advice. LOL

Love the quotes!

Jan 24, 2022 03:30 PM