I’m so glad to know it’s official

You Are Not a Jerk
You treat everyone as fairly as possible. You think it’s important to be good to people.
You may feel like being rude at times, but you hold back. You are civilized.

While you are considerate, you don’t go overboard. You only show others the same respect you’d expect.
Those who want to take advantage of you may accuse you of being a jerk, but in truth, they’re the real jerks!



I worked about 40 hours this week!  And I can really feel it.  My boss’s father died on Tuesday, so I filled in for her and worked every day.  Then I had meetings on Wed and Thurs nights.  So I am behind on housework, and behind on rest!  So I’m looking forward to the weekend to hopefully catch up on those.  It turned cold again, but I think this might be about the last of it and spring is almost here.  I might go around to my bluebird trail tomorrow and check the boxes, maybe put a couple new ones up and take a couple down and move them.  I haven’t seen a bluebird in a while so I’m ready.  They really give me joy.

I just sat down here to check email and take a break, while I have some beef stew cooking upstairs and it smells great.  One of the hard things about my job is that I do a lot of cooking, cleaning, etc etc all day, then when I get home I have to do the same thing, and by then I am a little tired of it!  I’m sure I’ll keep adjusting to it.

Yesterday afternoon I had a treat when I got home.  The phone rang, and it was our son calling from CA.  He said he had seen some bluebirds while he was walking to lunch, and it made him think about me!  I’m not sure what kind of bird it was, maybe a western bluebird.  But anyway, after I talked to him and hang up I cried.  That meant a lot to me, that he thought about me seeing those birds.  I miss him.   I’m hoping we might be able to take a quick trip out there to see him next month.  Have to wait and see.

Ok, that’s about it for now!

Quick update:

Been working a lot….my boss had family emergency so I have been working more hours and I’m tired.  I can’t seem to figure out how to keep up with my real life.

Have a bluebird society meeting tomorrow night and not really ready for it, but that’s the way it is!  I’m taking a habitat steward class on Thurs nights, learning a lot about creating backyard wildlife habitats.

Dan and Jamie are gettting along well…they got to hear the baby’s heartbeat last week!  I am still so amazed.  Wowee.

Rob is doing pretty good but don’t hear much from him.  Hoping to go out and see him but I have no idea when.

Still need to submit my count for the Great Backyard Bird Count.  On the day I was doing it at home, it seemed like the birds knew it and I had quite a bird party going on in the back yard.

I’m going to try to give up desserts for the next 40 days.  I need to and it will be good for me in every way.  This a challenge for me!

Today my nephew Ryan is 25 years old.  He was born on the due date of my first pregnancy, which I miscarried in 1983.  After I started having some trouble I found out I was carrying twins!  Although I lost them, I still think about them and hope they are waiting for me, along with another baby I lost when Dan was about 2.  Ryan’s birthday always reminds me.  Ryan’s mom Carol has been very sick in Florida, but is finally in a rehab center and recovering slowly.

“Be at rest once more, O my soul,
       for the LORD has been good to you.” Ps 116:7

 Happy Valentines Day!


This weekend is also the GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT!

gbbc07 <——click on link for info

It is a lot of fun and you don’t have to spend a lot of time on it. I’ve done it for several years now. Visit this web page for instructions. Basically you count all the birds you see for a certain amount of time, then go and log them on the web. Easy!


Remembering Mom

My mom passed away two years ago today.  I’m sure the blogs are still there from those days…it was a pretty hard time.  But today I am remembering some happy times and scanned some old photos!  I think these show her loving and fun spirit, which I hope that my siblings and I, and her grandkids, carry on!

momfur momnote

This note was on the back of this picture of Mom looking gorgeous in her fur stole!  1940’s


Mom and Dad 1940s


Mom with baby George, my brother.  1948 I think.


Mom with my sister Suzie.  I love this one.  World’s best Mommy!

There’s lots more pictures where these came from, when I get time!!