So, you probably already know this, Joe, but when I took the 16 wk bird-watching course at college... LO these MANY years ago ... it was suggested to us that the best places to see a bigger variety of birds was if we chose a spot that was open (like fields) and bordered by a wooded (foresty-type) area. I chose a hillside spot on the edges of the campus, below which was a small farm with cattle, pigs, and a small saw-mill, and my spot was bordered by woods (uninhabited by people/buildings). We were also told to sit in our chosen spot, quietly, and in about 15-20 minutes the 'wildlife' (ie birds, squirrels and other small critters) would return, giving us more birds to see. I don't know if this info is helpful for you or redundant, but I thought I'd send it along. Part of our assignment, which you DON'T have to do 😊 because you aren't being graded (!) was to draw a picture/map of our chosen spot, showing what was where, and then noting the birds we saw in each of the maps areas. Somewhere down in the shed in our back yard, in all the boxes we've been unable to pack for the past 4-5 years, is my Birding Diary .... unless it is eaten by mice or covered with mildew by now .... Here is where I have to shrug and say "OH WELL!" But jeesh, I'd really like to be reunited with my "STUFF" soon. If I can't win a sweepstakes or lotto scratch card one of these days soon, I dunno. But I'm too much of a chicken to try to rob a bank, so it may be "lost and gone forever, dreadful sorry," No Stars. (--instead of 'Clementine' -- get it?)
Tweety, I am feeling better, not nearly dizzy-ish as I was, but still feeling like a balloon...my body as well as my head. And I learned DON'T look up, because that's when my balance is found wanting. I discovered this when I took Ozzie out and looked up at the clouds, and later on when I reached up to a top shelf in a kitchen cupboard to get out a plate or something...and ...Whoooop-sie!!! Did not fall, but staggered a bit for a moment there! Whew. I want blood-work, a UA/C+S, an EEG, an MRI, and a partridge in a pear tree, to have a baseline or to discover WTH is going on inside! Much easier to deal with something if you KNOW what you are dealing with! Will have to wait and see, and just take it easy like I have been doing. Which involves no driving or errand running, so hubby is exclaiming that he realized just how much it is that I do around here, because he is the one doing all the Supply Sargent work for now!
Hmmm, a movie titled "Dead Pigs"? I'll have to look it up on line. Since the cable channels have ALL started having their own PLUS networks (for mo'money) there are a lot of things I'd like to see, but each of those "+" channels ---though the ads say for $4.99, they really mean "starting at $4.99". AND they would have just as many program offerings (tho of a different kind) as cable, channels or programs to NOT watch and still pay for. Too bad ya can't pick and choose your programs and pay according to what you will actually watch. There's so much I'd like to see, but I feel like it could eat up my life looking at the tube.
Baseball game was on late last night, of which I only watched 4 innings, was lost by one run. Tonight's game is on at 8:30 PM, which might mean that Nannie will stay rooted in her recliner for way too long to suit us! UGH. But I hope they don't keep losing by one run the way they have for some of the most frequent games. That'll mean we won't win the East title, but oh well, what will be will be. Once the season is over MAYBE Nannie will start turning in a bit earlier...I hope, I hope, I hope!
Hubby called and placed our supper order, and when he got there, 15-20 minutes later, they hadn't even put the order in to start it! So he has to wait, and so do we. OH WELL. This particular place isn't the one we go to most often, and when he places an order over the phone, it seems like some of the girls don't even know what they have on the menu, as he has to repeat himself three times, and then when he asks them to read the order back to him, 59% of the time they don't have it correct. It's one of the bigger businesses in that little town so they do a lot of business, anyway. I learned never to order any fish or seafood (I know, BCg, but when you're living inland like we do, you don't have much choice if you want any kind of seafood), ...so, as I was saying, I never order their seafood because all the coating they apply to fry it ....falls OFF the minute you get it in your fork, and there is nothing crispy to it. Yech!
I am wondering if, when I post this, will j22 have beat me to the punch again? Maybe not; she may not even be home from work yet, being as she is half the country away from here.
All for now!