Two new feathered friends in the home ended up becoming just one (but it’s not a bad thing!)

Last Monday I had a doctor's appointment and ended up getting two more parakeets (I didn't wanna leave just one in the display cage, waiting for an owner... and they were chatting with each other). Initially, I was curious about the grieving time and whether I SHOULD get another one--and when--for Dusty to be friends … Continue reading Two new feathered friends in the home ended up becoming just one (but it’s not a bad thing!)

Seems my “shoe-drop” was a day later than expected… & it happened to one of my feathered family instead…

Well, two weeks ago it was the plumbing madness. Last week it was an E.R. visit thanks to bad timing, a sharp knife, and a misplaced thumb. Now, it's Miss Aqua, the 3rd parakeet I'd bought. I'd expected the shoe to drop yesterday, if it was going to at all (Thursdays being what they've been, … Continue reading Seems my “shoe-drop” was a day later than expected… & it happened to one of my feathered family instead…

One of those days… though maybe I’ll be lucky & it’ll just be a crap morning.

I should've known how today would start. I went to sleep with some bad thoughts swirling around my head because of some mail I got yesterday, and spent some time trying to stamp them down, put a positive on 'em, and get some much-needed sleep. Because of it, I tried to sleep in a bit, … Continue reading One of those days… though maybe I’ll be lucky & it’ll just be a crap morning.

A defense for not cleaning my sliding glass door so often…

And it's not just laziness. Seriously, when you've got dogs that insist on pressing their noses against the thing or fogging it up with their breath while waiting to go outside--or both--then it takes some doing having to scrub all that slobbery mess off after the sun's baked it on for a couple of days. … Continue reading A defense for not cleaning my sliding glass door so often…

I forgot what a full (& productive) day felt like, til now.

I'm trying to figure out how it happened. Other than a quick go early this morning online to do a few basic things for my gaming team to get points, I got started with my day. I think I only touched YouTube most of the day to put some stuff on for noise come mid … Continue reading I forgot what a full (& productive) day felt like, til now.

Q #159: What are some great ways you know of to make icy steps safer (or de-ice them) quickly when you live where typical treatments aren’t sold?

Down here in Southeast Texas, there's not one brick and mortar location with any de-icing solution beyond the basic antifreeze you put in the car (and by the time they special ordered it, the crazy weather would be over). Not much help when you're in the middle of it. I started by researching the kitty … Continue reading Q #159: What are some great ways you know of to make icy steps safer (or de-ice them) quickly when you live where typical treatments aren’t sold?

Thanksgiving 2020 plans; or, it’s a Thursday that happens to feature turkey or ham…

I'm checking the weather report about tomorrow. My dogs had some "pup-kin pie," the filling that didn't fit in the pie shells that I poured into Pyrex bowls to cook separately (they were so happy). I'd planned to make baked potatoes for over a week and had some veggies I needed to use up, so … Continue reading Thanksgiving 2020 plans; or, it’s a Thursday that happens to feature turkey or ham…

Bringing new friends home at last, & hoping for the best…

I was gonna wait til tomorrow to go back to the store and get the parakeets I heard were gonna be available. I knew they had 'em, but they weren't available to be bought yet because they do a check-up and quarantine of sorts for a week or two to make sure they're okay and … Continue reading Bringing new friends home at last, & hoping for the best…

The Pet Conundrum; or, learning patience while trying to move on & find another little friend or two…

I should be looking at online jobs right now. I should've been working on my self-education opportunities, watching lectures, or doing Masterclass activities this week. Instead, I just keep thinking about Buddy and what I'll do now for a new pet or two, because it feels strange without that squawker. I've got two dogs and … Continue reading The Pet Conundrum; or, learning patience while trying to move on & find another little friend or two…

The end of an era; or, the “squawking green chicken” has flown the coop forever…

It's 5:30 a.m. and I just got in from burying my 28 year old green cheeked Amazon in the yard. I knew something was up with him, but it was the alarmed squeaking and wing-flapping from my parakeets that clued me in that something was amiss. And when I looked to see if there was … Continue reading The end of an era; or, the “squawking green chicken” has flown the coop forever…