Monday, March 28, 2011

life goes to the birds

Over the week last week everytime I took my dog out to the bathroom, I would see tons of birds. Now this isn't out of the ordinary. We have what's left of a hedge and it has tons of berries, trees growing in it etc. and this really brings birds here. There is a cardinal couple who has been hopping about out there and last year there was a cardinal family that lived there. So Emily and I decided that it wasn't fair to the birds that the ground is frozen over and can't get food. Then following in the wake of my sister over at A Very Dandoislion Life we decided to feed those little peeps:) So I bought birdseed on Saturday night and we made a soda bottle feeder, and hung it outside. It's only been there since yesterday morning so the birds haven't located it yet, but I think it will be a very happening spot.  Here are some pics!

So anyway, here's to hoping the birds think we worked hard enough to feed them that they come and visit. Cause I had a lot of fun and I know Emily did!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

losing it

Weight that is. Though some of my coworkers may think they have witnessed me finally cracking and going insane. I can't blame them really. But anyway, I am part of a website called Sparkpeople. It's a free diet and weightloss website that is really amazing. I joined a team called DONE being the Fat Girl. Though my dr. begs to differ and apparently having 35 pounds to lose means I am obese,  It's a lie.  I'm not really fat, but the team is fun and funny and that's what I need. So I joined it and they are starting a challenge on Sunday that should be a lot of fun and make me get to it! I read a book that resonated with me, called Women Food and God, and what the book said made sense. But....I really like concentrating on what I am eating and exercising because it gives me a sense of purpose. Even though, the book says that is just a way to cover up the real things I should be thinking about:)

Anyway. You know that feeling you get when you know it's time to move on from something? What if you know it's time to move on but you don't know where to go? I don't want a band aid fix, I want a job I love. That makes me want to get up in the morning and sigh with content when I go to bed at night. Sometimes, in order to make big changes you gotta start small. So i got my hair cut. I know, not really job related per say, but well, it's enough to make my head not hurt anymore!!

Mind you, my hair used to be about to my bellybutton(if my bellybutton was on the back I mean:) So it was a big cut. So anyway, maybe today will be the day I hear of the perfect solution to my conundrum. When and how to move on.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Inspiration Journals

So I haven't posted in a really long time and a lot of that is because I have gone inward for a while! I have been working on an inspiration journal of the things I love, the places I want to go, and events and feelings I want to experience. I have also been reading...alot and have read 7 books in a 2 week period. I've also been working out, and taking Zumba and Dancesport Endurance at the YMCA and that more than anything has opened me up again. There is something about exercising, no, not just exercising, dancing that reawakens who I am down to the very core of myself. I have more energy, I'm feistier, and I take better care of myself all the way around now that I am back to working out.

I have stopped for the moment, my casting about to find what I want to do with my life. I have pushed the "I am sitting back and enjoying myself for a while and maybe that something will find me" button. I think you can only search for so long, before you get to this point. A time is going to come when I find what I am always looking for. I might as well let it come to me instead of me to it because that is obviously not working.

I am a very verbal person. Very. But there are somethings I keep to myself. I don't talk alot about and one of those things is my love of horses. I don't necessarily have posters of them, or read books about them, but if I close my eyes I can see them running down the beach, or I can feel how a horses nose feels in my hand. I dream of learning to ride them and seeing the wild horses. Someday.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

twitterpaited or just plain birdbrained

This morning there is an awful lot of activity going on our my little house. On my front porch, there is a pair of House Finches preparing to make a nest on my porch. They are doing the things you would normally do when scouting a place for a home. First looking at the neighborhood. They have checked out the porch, the butterfly bush, the screen door, and the birdhouses that are sitting on the front porch. Then they flew up to where a nest was last year(I believe it is the same couple:) and began cleaning up the tiny remnants from their old nest. The male is of course very beautiful, he has a red hewed head and chest. The female, well, she's a bird. Out in the backyard more bird related insanity. There are a bunch of Blue Jays flying to and fro out there, from crab apple treet to hedge and back again. There is a male and female cardinal(whom I tried to photograph during the snowstorm but my lens and camera inside left spots galore). Last year cardinals made a nest in the hedge out back and before long there were baby cardinals learning to fly out of it. There is another couple of birds, I'm not sure exactly what kind they are other than small and adorable out back that I believe are completely twitterpaited!! There are some other tiny little birds back in the hedge just chirping away.

Is spring coming? Could it be that the birds believe spring will be early and are staking their claims now? I HOPE SO. I am including some pictures I took on Friday, they are not great but it's ok. I will swallow my pride and show you my imperfect pictures!

So there you have it. Snow day birdular type activity. I will have to get some springular type activity pics soon!