Category Archives: Birds

Better work day

I worked today. The Princess said, “Didn’t you just get home?” After last weekend, I sure didn’t want to go, but I showed up. And guess what?! We were actually fully staffed! I was so happy to see a secretary AND a tech, as well as a full nursing staff. What a treat – it’s been so long my morale was in the dirt.
It wasn’t half as bad as Sunday was. But I was done before I even got there. I was a very good nurse, as usual, but boy am I glad to be home now. I don’t have to work again until next Wednesday!

Tomorrow, rest, running, O’Baby. Bubba has piano lesson, then his 2nd grade musical at school. It’s called ‘Nuts!” and he has to wear brown, so I guess he’s a nut. Should be fun – I love his school shows.

O’Baby can say some words now. He is a slow talker, but boy is that kid smart! He grabbed at the scissors on the table and said, “Scisisisisss.” He points at the moon and names it. He can say Bay-bay (baby). And he engages everyone in animated Chinese conversation while sitting at the table. Such a joy. What will I do without him around? I can’t think about that.

I got invited to a Cash for G0ld party. Have you ever heard of that? Too weird. I’m not going – I don’t have any gold stuff anyway.

I’m almost ready to order my new kitchen table. My problem lies in the chair selection. I want yellow leather, but they don’t make it and I can’t find it anywhere. So my other choices are brown leather, or oat microsuede. Oat will look better, but I had really had my heart set on leather. Oh well. It’ll still be pretty.

The bird was out of her cage tonight and decided to fly. She landed on the top windowsill in our family room – very high up. Hubby got the ladder and picked her up, but she flew to the next window. They repeated this twice, then we finally got her down. I put her in her cage quickly and gave her some millet. Think maybe it’s time to get her wings clipped? Hmmmm.

I have songs by They Might Be Giants stuck in my head. Thanks Bubba.


I ran 2.25 miles this morning. It took me 25 minutes and I did it nonstop. Then I walked for a quarter mile, then ran again for the last quarter mile. I don’t hurt yet.

I have to run again tomorrow morning, since I work all weekend. We’ll see how it goes. I’m not going to kill myself, that’s for sure.

Also running – my nose. Since I got out of the shower this morning, I’ve been sneezing almost constantly. I tried benadryl and sudafed, but the only thing that really helped was using the neti-pot. Not fun, rinsing out my sinuses with saline, but effective. Then the drugs kicked in and I actually had a quasi-nap on the couch this afternoon. That’s when you know I really don’t feel well.

Today, bed early. Tomorrow, begin again.


Reminder: Tomorrow starts the Great Backyard Bird Count! It goes all weekend, and we have a lot of fun with it every year! Try it out!

Guess what today is!

It’s The Great Backyard Bird Count!  All this weekend, you can participate in the biggest bird count of the year!

It’s free, and the information you submit online about what you’ve observed is valuable in determining migration patterns, population changes, and the health of the bird population.

Bubba and I participate in this every year.  And we both love it.  We also do FeederWatch year-round.

There’s just something so special about watching the birds out our back windows.

Gotta go!  Have to fill the feeders!