Tag Archives: bird

Contemplating composting


I’ve been so out of sorts this week. And fighting a cold—or is it allergies? That would explain a lot.

Two books that I’ve enjoyed this week:

I was recently inspired by the following post (from a visitor to this blog) and am determined to start a worm compost bin soon. I’ve always let composting intimidate me, but this makes it seem easy:


And then, maybe I can work my way up to some of the other techniques in the Composting book.

Walnuts and carrots


I miss my bird friend.

  • Walnuts and carrots make me sad (her favorite foods)
  • When I see a cardboard tube or a sturdy cardboard box, I want to give them to her to chew into shreds
  • When  I have cut veggie leftovers, an apple core, or a heel of bread, I want to put them in her dishes and hear that excited call
  • I want to fill her water dish with fresh water and watch her cram her entire body in and bathe, one more time
  • I want to hear her say “Baby Bird” and “Oooohhhh” one more time
  • I want to feel her pokey feet and her soft feathers, and kiss her warm soft head, one more time
  • I want to hear her laughter, once more time
  • I even want her to fly around and chew on the kitchen cupboards, just once more

Poor thing. She went so quickly and took a piece of me with her.

My favorite post about Caesar.

Good Sunday


A good Sunday:

  • slept in a bit
  • a little show research
  • walked the butte with the kids (we’re on a great three times a week roll)
  • took the kids to the Engine 2 Diet 28-Day Challenge orientation at Whole Foods
  • came back, made potato salad
  • went down to the studio for a couple of hours to record some individual segments, got bumped out of the studio at 7, which was great, since I couldn’t be tempted to stay longer
  • came home, eldest step-daughter had made a great recipe from the Engine 2 Diet orientation packet, hubby and kids had deep cleaned the kitty boxes and much of the house
  • had a glass of wine while hanging out with hubby, kids, and animals
  • made tomorrow’s bread dough
  • sent the kids upstairs
  • baked some black bean brownies
  • baked yesterday’s bread dough
  • read The Tiger’s Wife on my Kindle while tending to the baked goods
  • hung out with Caesar, tucked her in for the night
  • hung out with Gordy, tucked him into his laundry room bedroom
  • downstairs shut down, reconvened with hubby, 3 cats, and 2 dogs in the master bedroom
  • blog post
  • to do: finish The Tiger’s Wife and to bed early

I love the nighttime ritual we’ve settled into.