A little confused here

Hi!  I mentioned about the job at Traderspoint Creamery.  Today I spent a few hours there working in the store as a little training and orientation. I haven’t officially started there.  Boy that was some hard work!  So, this afternoon after I got home from other errands, I thought I had better check back in with the owner of the Wild Birds Unlimited store who I had talked to a couple of weeks ago.  To my surprise they want to hire me also.  I knew they were interested but I never heard back from them, and I wasn’t sure I wanted to drive up to the location where they need help right now.  There is a store over here, south of Zionsville near where Ed works.  The 2nd store is up in Carmel/Westfield, 146th street.  Although I don’t really want to drive that far it might be worth it to get my foot in the door.  They really like me and want me to work there since I already have a bunch of bird knowledge.  So I called back the lady at TPC, who has been SO nice to me!  She said it was totally fine with her if I want to check out the WBU and take a few days to think about it. She is great.  So I’m a little confused and trying to decide.  It was good spending some time there today because it really showed me more of what the job entails.  I’m going to call the WBU folks in the morning and ask if I can come over and spend some time there too.

So I guess I will figure it out and I’m thankful I have a choice!  🙂  Crazy! 


The bluebird nest here has 4 eggs and the one at the cemetery has five.  I need to get around and check my other boxes too. We have a bluebird meeting next Tues in Lebanon.  Also we have a couple of Rose-Breasted Grosbeaks here and I love it!  They are gorgeous and are out at the feeder all the time.  I’ve seen them before but usually they just pass through.  This time they came and stayed so they must be nesting.   I accidentally put this yellow highlight on here and can’t get rid of it, so I guess I’ll leave it!  I still haven’t had a chance to get pictures off my camera from the latest events but I’ll try to do that soon. 


Got worn out hiking through 3 woods looking for mushrooms yesterday. I only found one, and Ed found a couple, so the timing wasn’t too good! But my family sent us home with all the ones they found so we’ll get to have a nice mess (that’s the lingo.) But got to see some cool birds and flowers…..Ed found a turkey vulture nest with two eggs. Pics to come.

Going mushrooming today!  One of my favorite things, tromping around in the woods, listening to birds sing, the smell of the woods, the wildflowers, and hopefully the thrill of some nice patches of morels!  Oh yeah, and the sweet memories of Mom and Dad.

I have the chance for a new job, too, which is making me happy!  At Trader’s Point Creamery working in the store and giving tours.  It is a short and pretty drive from my home.  I’m excited.  You can read about it here:


I’m not too sure about these results!  🙂  We do have a dog like this though, except he is black, and he does add some fun to our lives:


You Live an Exciting Life
You are anything but a bore. You make sure that life is full of excitement.
You have an adventurous spirit, and you don’t like to sit still for too long.

If you feel like doing something, you don’t think about it. You just do it.
There’s no way you could ever live a boring life. There’s too much to do and not enough time.

Birthday time

Today is Ed’s birthday!  Happy birthday dear.  We had a party last night for the family, since Ed and his two brothers all were born in April, John the 16th, Tom the 17th and Ed the 19th.  Not all the same year, ha.  Tom was one year before Ed, and John is 5 years younger than Ed.  So, we had everybody over for dinner and cake,  It was fun and little Avery had an exciting time (our great-niece.)  We also had a campfire and sat out in the yard for a while.  What a nice day.  There is nothing like spring time after a long winter.

I will be going to Zionsville this afternoon for the Z’Greenfest at the Zion Nature Center/Eagle Elementary,  I’ll have a booth about the Bluebird Society and talk bluebirds.  There will be lots of other conservation groups and food and music, celebrating Earth Day.  It is usually outdoors but because of the rain we will probably be in the school gym.  So I will be packing up my stuff in the van in a little while and heading over there to set up.  I have to miss church though.

While we were out in the yard last night, I noticed a bluebird going in and out of a box buiding a nest!  The female builds the nest.  I was able to catch sight of the male nearby.  I hope this nest will survive, because they built in this box last year and got booted out by a house wren!

Have a great Sunday everyone.

Big news

On Monday night, our daughter-in-law Jamie had an ultrasound, and the doctor is 90-95% sure the baby is a girl!  So it looks like we will be having a grand-daughter in August!  Yeah!  Everything is going fine so far with the pregnancy.  Our son Dan is taking very good care of his wifey and babykins.  We had a nice time with them over the weekend, just not long enough as usual.  It’s still all hard to believe!  I’m very thankful.  Pictures to come.


Happy Easter weekend


In my Easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it!

Hi friends,

We’re getting ready to drive up to Chicago this morning to spend Easter weekend with our son Dan and his wife Jamie.  I haven’t seen them since Jan. so it’s about time!  They are thinking about moving to Denver, so I think maybe I better start making trips up there more often.  They haven’t been able to come down here because Jamie is working full time, and it is hard and exhausting for her.   On Monday they have an appt. for an ultrasound so we might find out if the baby is a girl or boy!  I’m excited for them and their plans for moving and being closer to Jamie’s family.  But I just have to confess it is hard for me to think that they’ll be so far away.  I guess I shouldn’t have sung all those John Denver songs about Colorado to Dan when he was growing up!  Ha!

Gotta get going.  You all have a blessed weekend.   It’s such a great time of year, to soak in the meaning of these days.

In Christ alone my hope is found;
He is my light, my strength, my song;
This cornerstone, this solid ground,
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm.
What heights of love, what depths of peace,
When fears are stilled, when strivings cease!
My comforter, my all in all—
Here in the love of Christ I stand.

In Christ alone, Who took on flesh,
Fullness of God in helpless babe!
This gift of love and righteousness,
Scorned by the ones He came to save.
Till on that cross as Jesus died,
The wrath of God was satisfied;
For ev’ry sin on Him was laid—
Here in the death of Christ I live.

There in the ground His body lay,
Light of the world by darkness slain;
Then bursting forth in glorious day,
Up from the grave He rose again!
And as He stands in victory,
Sin’s curse has lost its grip on me;
For I am His and He is mine—
Bought with the precious blood of Christ.

No guilt in life, no fear in death—
This is the pow’r of Christ in me;
From life’s first cry to final breath,
Jesus commands my destiny.
No pow’r of hell, no scheme of man,
Can ever pluck me from His hand;
Till He returns or calls me home—
Here in the pow’r of Christ I’ll stand.

“In Christ Alone”
Words and Music by Keith Getty & Stuart Townend
Copyright © 2001 Kingsway Thankyou Music

It was a great day, I’m exhausted.

I checked one of my bluebird boxes up at the fairground, and I knew right away that tree swallows had taken up residence because before I even got to the box to open it, they started dive bombing my head.  They’re so pretty.  I tried to take a picture but I don’t think my camera is good at catching a bird in flight!