Thursday, April 10, 2008
I use to have 2 pitbulls but they moved out with my son. I miss their company horribly and usually end up loving on my neighbors big black great dane, named Chaos. So now I have a cat who is about 14 years old and she pretty much sleeps all day and then has moments of madness - she dashes around the house, shoots out her cat door, runs rampant around the deck and then back in, all while making her tiny self sound like a herd of elephants. That would be her exercise for the day (or two) - wait I can relate to this..hmmmm.
I also have lots of birds right now and have several bird feeders. It has been kinda cool to watch them daily, seeing the different ones who clearly are living on our property. So I have been taking pictures of them which makes it easier to look them up in the bird book if I don't know what they are. I have a crow who has taken up residence (I call him Jeckel) and I have one bluejay who daily chats with me - had to name him Tony Soprano because he sits and chatters at me and then stomps the daylights out of my container plants (demanding food!). If I don't give in, he calls in his friends - then I have several stomping my poor plants! The other day I was showing my hubby pictures of the birds and my named ones and he looked at me, shook his head and said, "you do need a companion, don't you". You think the naming of the birds was too much? HA!
This morning I had to get up at 5:30AM to go pick up my daughter who needed a ride to the ferry. I hear a huge crash outside so I looked up, to see a racoon climbing over my deck railing. I opened the door to scoot him away and of course he ran down to the enclosed end of the deck. So I ran into the bedroom to shut off the cat door (since undoubtedly my cat would decide she was all bad kitty and want to go take on the "big cat"). I go back out onto the deck and I see two racoons trying to figure out how they were going to get the bird food out of the HANGING bird feeders. I was tempted to watch this for awhile but hey, I had to go pick up the kid. So I rushed at them, figuring they would drop off the deck since it isn't that big of a drop. But oh no, those racoons were HANGING off the side, pretending to have dropped. Everytime I would walk away or turn my back, they would scurry back up onto the deck rail. We played this game for a few minutes until I finally gave up. I went in to let my hubby know so he could deal with them (like he could not know considering he was trying to sleep thru all of this!).
The conclusion - I need a dog!
Friday, March 28, 2008
Well I reached my goal weight again - one I wasn't sure if I would make it but figured why not try. I figured my body would decide if I could do it or not. Evidently it agreed. So now I am pondering another 5 pound goal. 135 sounds nice! For now, I will just work on maintenance I think. I got a new pedometer yesterday since I was curious how much I was walking in the neighborhood. Now if the thing could just yell at me periodically to walk faster!
Sunday, March 09, 2008
I am not a religious person but I am a spiritual one. I do believe in something greater than myself, more earth based I guess and I believe in animal totems. Being raised on or around Indian reservations for most of my life, I learned to respect animals, and be aware of their presence in my life. I know several of my totems, some that have been with me since I was a child. In the last year, I became aware of another which hit me hard with its presence - the hummingbird. Every time I went outside, I would have one or two come visit. Even through the winter when they should have been long gone, they would come out. We all just smiled when we saw them and I just accepted the fact that it would make sense to me at some point.
On Tuesday, I got to take care of Delaney all day while her mama went into the city to tend to business and shopping. My taking care of her just entailed holding her all day, watching her sleep on my chest, and feeding her when she opened her little mouth hungrily. Looking down on her, so tiny, I realized she was my little bird.
Her mom and dad came and took her home about 7:30pm that night. That was the last time I saw her little eyes looking around. They found her at 2am non responsive and the next 36 hours were spent at the hospital in disbelief, processing the fact that we only had her for 10 days. Delaney died at 10:22am on March 6, amongst family and friends.
I appreciate the kind words and prayers and support from my friends here on Sparks. It may not seem like much but honestly it is. For me to be able to "escape" the real life for a few minutes by taking a few minutes reaching out online, whether to chat, or talk diet does make a difference. Again much love to you all for being willing to share
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Delaney Luca arrived at 12:53pm, 3 weeks ahead of her due date. She weighed in at 5lbs 6 ounces, is 18.2 inches and has strawberry blonde hair. Definitely will post more when my head isn't so caffeine buzzy. I slept 2 hours last night and about 4 the night before so I am trying to wind down. Too much to do tomorrow.
I did get teased by my daughter when she saw me pull out my baggie of almonds, jug of water, can of v8 and a protein bar. Of course she didn't laugh long when they told her she had to wait to eat - suddenly my food didn't look too bad!
Will update tomorrow when I know the wee one gets to come home.
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