Tuesday, December 27, 2011
My favorite part of winter is sitting at my kitchen table in front of the patio door, drinking tea (now green tea), watching snow fall and the birds at my feeders. Here's some photos from last winter.
Count the Cardinals
we've had as many as 26 cardinals, but only during the occasional southern Indiana severe snow storms.
Tail-less cardinal (daughter's cat got his tail feathers)
ground feeders...many are visitors from Canada
Here's the list of birds we have visit us in winter:
In the creek
Mallard Duck, up to 20
Great Blue Heron, 3-4
Wood Duck, up to 4
At our feeders
Cardinal, (4-20 pairs depending on the weather)
Catbird, 1 pair
Chickadee, 2-3 pairs???
House Finch, 2 pairs
Goldfinch, small flock
Dark-eyed Junco, small flock, winter visitor from Canada
Mourning Dove, large flock, yum! yum!
American Tree Sparrow, small flock
Fox Sparrow, small flock
House Sparrow, small flock--nasty birds
Song Sparrow, small flock
White-Crowned Sparrow, small flock, winter visitor from Canada
White-Throated Sparrow, small flock, winter visitor from Canada
Tufted Titmouse, large flock
Towhee, 2 pair depending on how deep the snow is
Downy Woodpecker, 2 pairs
Hairy Woodpecker, 1 pair
Red-Bellied Woodpecker, 2 pairs
In our woods
Great Horned Owl
Migrates Through and/or seen on occasion flying over our creek
Bitter cold February day
Friday, December 23, 2011
It is now Friday evening.
Taking the advice of my precious SparkFriends, I did climb into my garden tub and took a long bubblebath soak (B&BW's Carried Away scent), then climbed back into my jammies and warm bed and napped 3 hours. After a late lunch and shower, I felt better. I've taken it easy the rest of the day and am now back in jammies again, sitting by a warm fire, and doing well.
I hate fibro flare-ups!! But I am thankful it happened today and not on Christmas day.
Merry Christmas everyone! See ya'll Monday!
Thursday, December 22, 2011
After so much success, you'd think I'd stay motivated.
However, I am losing my motivation for exercise.
I have all I need...supportive family, dvds, equipment, cute workout clothes, time (2 week school break), but I am just not wanting to exercise. I feel tired. I feel achy.
I am in such better health, much thinner and stronger than I've been in a decade. But I honestly don't want to stop here...I have more weight to lose, my blood pressure needs to be lowered more, and I know I can't lose the last 26 lbs to my goal by diet alone. I know I need to exercise.
I just feel so tired. so achy. so NOT motivated.
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