Friday, September 04, 2009

Tuckered Out

Wow. I excel at relaxation. I spent better part of the day "nesting" in bed with my knitting and watching old Buffy and CSI reruns. Sounds pathetic, but it was a better alternative to just sleeping the whole day away. I did manage a couple loads of laundry and putting away the dishes I washed yesterday. Oh, I also spied on the birds at my feeders at breakfast and lunch. In the morning after the kids left for school Mr. Cardinal brought the Mrs. over for breakfast. He even passed the seeds right to her beak! Very sweet. She never even approached the feeder, just sat on my honeysuckle vine and waited for him to bring over sunflower seeds! I was thrilled to bits watching them. Of course the other diners -blue jays, chickadees, goldfinches-completely ignored them.

I forgot to mention in yesterday's post: I had an unexpected visitor that caused quite a commotion in the house after dinner. It so happened that a starling managed to get in the house via our fireplace chimney and was flying around the kitchen from door to windows, in a panicked attempt to free itself. I called my son down and after many "oh my gosh" and "holy cow" and "wow", and once the frightened bird finally rested on the end of the sink, I had Colin sneak by to prop the door open while I directed the bird towards it with a woolly duster! Oh, the excitement of it all! Hopefully it won't happen again any time soon.

Now that the kids are home for the weekend I think we'll drive to the shore at Margaretville and walk on the rocky beach. I love the ocean.


Ali P said...

So jealous!!!!!! I miss just walking on the shore so much.

lexa said...

Luckily I've never had a bird fly down our chimney. Luckily, also, that I have glass doors that remain shut on it!

Have a nice long weekend!