Monday, April 16, 2012


I woke up with the urge to do some chores around this place! On the list:
  • taxes
  • laundry (trip to laundrette)
  • dishes
  • pet areas
  • recycling (trip to recycling center)
  • gardening (weeding & garden planning)
  • tune up the bicycle

There is another list for "after payday":

  • 23,000 mile service on the car
  • gardening (trip to nursery for dirt & planting)
  • fix the washing machine

I think the list for today is long enough. I don't know if I will get through it all, but it is time to get started! Billy the cockatiel is helping by dusting off the bird playpen and preening the sisal ropes on his bird swing.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Weathering the Storm

We have had some rain, wind, hail and general chilliness here today. I love it! The critters don't seem impressed, but I turned the heater on for them as soon as I got home.

The clouds made for some amazing skies tonight on the drive home: black, yellow, white and gray all together. Add rainbows and glints of light from all the clean cars on the freeway and it was just beautiful. Plain blue skies get so boring!

Friday, April 06, 2012

The Hair Thieves

They came. They chopped. I love it.

Thursday, April 05, 2012


I love playing World of Warcraft, as you know. I am also in the beta test for the new content (called Mists of Pandaria). It is going to be a great expansion and worth every penny if all I do is sit on a rock overlooking the lake and listen to the soundtrack.

My sweet Baobei is nice to look at too.
In addition to the low level characters to try out the new race & class, I have brought a high level character over to try out the new "grown up" world and dungeons. It is all very cool, beautiful and exciting to see the working models of the new ideas.

Gaming cuts into my knitting time, but I do so enjoy escaping into another world.

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Cheep Entertainment

The newest clutch of baby cockatiels has come out quite nicely. I found two fluffy yellow jelly beans in the nest box back on February 17th, long after I had given up hope for a clutch this spring. They grew up fast and suddenly these sweet faces: Had become these poised and sophisticated young ladies:

The lower pictures were taken just this past Monday. I am particularly excited to have a cinnamon pied in this clutch. The cinnamon in the last clutch was fantastic and this is even more beautiful. The poor normal grey looks quite dowdy in comparison, but she is a lovely shade of slate and recovered well from an accident a few weeks ago which left her missing a toe.

I thought I had some names picked out last night, but I seem to have forgotten them already. Perhaps Iris for the pearl and ... I have no idea for the other one.