Hope you all had a wonderful Easter Weekend. Our kiddos were out of town, so we had a really quiet, low-key weekend. We did go out Saturday night to our fave Italian spot, but that was about the size of it. About the most exciting thing going on around here at the moment is out on the back upper deck. There are a couple of noisy house wren's and they've been busy putting together an intricate little nest inside one of my derelict birdhouses. A while back I was trying to shift some vintage garden things around and a couple of these handmade birdhouses wound up right outside the kitchen window on one of my vintage wrought iron Etergeres. (don't ask me why it's now a shelf for birdhouses and not in the house)
One year we had bees decide to move into the birdhouses, so the bottoms of the houses were un-nailed and they were cleaned out, never to be put back together again. These birdhouses are in the direct full hot south-facing sun, so I've been worried that it might get too much like an oven in there with the galvanized tin roof.
I found an old outdoor pillow and wedged it on the top shelf in hopes that it might give them some shade from the direct sunlight. You can kind of see it in the above pic, but since it looks really dorky, I cropped that out. That's why the rest of the deck isn't being shown right now, either. I haven't had a chance to get flowers out, hopefully it will be a little more cleaned up and colorful in a few weeks.
These little guys are one of my favorite birds because they're so stubby and compact, (love the sassy little tail). They have such a distinct voice, they are unmistakable; it's a cross between a bird chirp and a locust, which is sort of grating on the ear. It always sounds like they're scolding you, which probably they are. Of course I get a good cursing out each time I walk out the door, from the daddy wren since he's watching the nest.
Hopefully the little nest won't get too hot and we'll have some babies in a bit. I really miss feeding and watching the birds and critters from the other house. We had a new deck built when we moved in here and bird seed on a deck is not conducive to keeping chewing squirrels and rodents away. Our deck was almost destroyed by squirrels at the other house. grrrr... mostly my fault for catering to Mother Nature.
Our younger daughter has a little kitty gal who needs daily medication for seizures. Since Aly was out of town over Easter, we ran by her place to take care of that. They have a cream that you rub on the inside of the ear, so no pills or liquids. She has a vicious set of chompers so I'm glad there's no mouth opening necessary. As usual, sorry for the lousy phone pics... Just look at that scrunchy little face. She's some variety of Himalayan, um yeh, that would be the stinky kind.
This is Nelly, and she's really smart. You can tell she's thrilled to see us. We were ready for her hide-and-seek antics under the bed. You have to reach under and literally drag her out. We trapped her; that's when she turns into a wet rag/slinky little feline.
I haven't shared the latest on what's been happening with my health fun...in particular an update on my Thyroid woes. I think the last time I talked about that my Hypothyroid state had been thoroughly yanked inside out and thrown around the room backwards, as I found myself on the other end of the scale which is just as bad, with an overactive thyroid. I had to wait 6 weeks to get retested and get a handle on what had happened. That was late February, and I've been dealing with the fallout since then. Going through all that has caused me to do a lot of research on the subject.
I had a lot of unanswered health questions as I ended my Series. I'm going to share all this in a separate post, because I've learned alot since Christmas. Information that I didn't even realize was out there, and it all can be a huge interconnecting factor in our health. Especially women, and as we age the possibility that we might be affected rises alarmingly. I'll get to work on that post this week, and it will be part of the Series on Regaining Your Health which has a link below my posts, in the blog footer. Be watching for it...
Hope you're having a good week,
I'm making progress... xoxo
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