The aviary, anxiety, and getting on with it

Mish-mash catch-all post with updates on various happenings in my life. Busy days this shortened work week, but before I get too engulfed by various things I wanted to provide a quick update on current events. Cheepers I wish I'd thought to take a more recent photo, but Cheepers is still with us and appears…

More Cheepers

M's bird guest is thriving. While he's cute and all, I guess I am just not into birds. Dogs are more my thing, but anymore, the idea of the responsibility of having one in the household is daunting. I like the freedom that comes with being an empty nester. We do have cats, but they…

Houseguest

In general, M and I try hard to be gracious hosts. Apparently our hospitality extends to the feathered in our midst. M rescued this baby bird from the heat on Tuesday. This is the second such rescue this year, the first, Birdy Bird, resulted in a tragic and untimely death of unknown causes. Not for…

Contagion

I have a dear friend who is a nurse and has worked graveyard shift for as long as I have known him. We met in the worst of times - he cared for my oldest child in her final days - and he has become part of the story of my life for the last…

Baby bird loser

Okay, backstory here is that M rescued a couple of baby hummingbirds that had been abandoned and/or fell out of their nest. One was too weak to last long in our bird nursery and died in the first 24 hours. We were on day 3 with the other one - nicknamed Sweety Tweety. Today M…

Good somethings

Last night I went to a yoga class with both daughter C and future daughter-in-law K. It was hilarious. None of us are particularly bendy people, but we tried. I have more experience with Bikram than either of them, and neither were prepared for how hot it is in a room heated to 105 degrees.…

Like living with a long-haired dog

M commented wistfully this morning about finding a way to separate my hair from his running┬ábandanas. Apparently ┬ámy stray hairs are trapped and then when he uses them to wipe his eyes he thinks some bug is flying around, but it's only a stray hair. It could be so much worse. We could have adopted…