Hello everyone on this winter Wednesday! Just one more day to go. And then it’s March. That doesn’t necessarily mean anything however. Winter is still here. And the cold weather is going to stick around for a while yet it seems. Sigh. But, it will be one more month gone. This winter has been a long one. And it has worn me out. The pile of snow from my pathway has grown to be 7 feet deep. I can’t even get the snow up that high anymore. So I spent some time cutting it down a bit and pushing more of it over the hill out back. So now, when more snow comes I can…I can…stay in bed and pull the blankets over my head and dream of summer. Again. Sigh.
Today was a bit milder. Actually got up to 5F. Okay, that’s not exactly mild.
But it is better than the -25F of yesterday. And it will be that cold again in a couple of days. So I decided to get back outside and spend some time with my birds. I was out there for about 20 minutes. Nearly froze. Took half an hour for my fingers to return to normal. And did they pain. Again. Seems like I am doing that a lot this winter. But I did get some nice pics. Why do I keep taking pics of the same birds?
Because I’m crazy. Really, no two pics are ever the same. And I want to get pics from every angle so the whole bird can be seen. Can’t do that with one photo.
Was a bit wacky this afternoon. She wanted to play. I was a bit tired for playing. So we played. For quite a while. She was flying around here. And right up on shelves where she never goes. Fast. Without knocking anything down. A couple things did move around a bit. But nothing fell. Muffin has never yet broken anything with her wild antics. But she sure enjoys herself. I didn’t have to move quite so fast. Which was good. Because I couldn’t anyway. I did manage to whack my knee against the table. And kick a bookcase. Slap my hand against the counter. And go head first into another shelf unit. All in all it wasn’t such a bad time. Usually I hurt myself much worse. Oh right, hit my elbow too. That still hurts. So does my hand. Muffin finally landed in front of the window and watched the birds for a while before heading to her chair and a nap. It was my chair. Hers now. I won’t argue. I’m low on bandages.
I’m no cook…
So I have usually existed on fast type foods. You know, something that comes in a can or a box. Quick and easy. I never could, and still can’t, understand the concept of spending an hour or more cooking a meal that can be eaten in less than 10 minutes and then spend half an hour washing dishes. Sigh. Things change. Now I have Celiac. Now all those nice quick and easy things I can’t eat. And food costs 7 times as much as before. No exaggeration there by the way. I mean, 2 lbs of flour for $7. A loaf of bread for $9.69. I never thought I would ever pay that much for just a plain loaf of bread. Anyway. I still can’t cook. But now I need to. Which is crazy. I mean, a small roast costs $24. I cook it. Okay, now, I have sharp knives. I like sharp knives. Much easier to work with. I had a very hard time cutting that roast. Even harder time trying to chew it. Finally gave up that idea and just swallowed it. I said, forget it. I put it out for the ravens. They eat anything. Raven landed on it. They have big mean beaks. He stood on that roast and pounded away at it. And pounded. He finally got a piece off and flew away. He didn’t come back. Even the ravens wouldn’t eat it. That’s bad.
Or did you guess that already? Haven’t been sleeping well for about a week and a half.
Makes it hard to think. I think. Since it’s normally hard for me to think it’s hard to tell if it’s hard to think or if I just think it’s hard to think when it’s really just normally hard to think and not really hard to think. I think. Sigh.
So much for mid week. I hope you will all be back Friday for…wait, can’t tell you just yet. Anyway, bye for now and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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