Here’s what happened in my life over the past week:
- In courtyard bird-watching news, I saw a pair of hummingbirds, which I think are Anna’s hummingbirds because one had a bright red head. I haven’t seen hummingbirds here since a particular tree they liked was cut down several years ago. I also managed to identify a bird that was squawking and interacting strangely with the crows. I’ve hauled out the binoculars for some bird-watching, which hopefully neighbours won’t interpret as me creeping on them.
- I was weighing whether or not it was worth it for me to continue with Amazon Prime, because I don’t like to spend money. I decided it did make sense to continue, but I should really start taking advantage of access to books through Prime Reading. Anyway, I was browsing along, and came across a book titled 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do, which is apparently a bestseller. If some people are supposedly mentally strong, that implies that other people must be mentally weak. That seems like a rather yucky way of looking at the world.
- Speaking of Amazon both my credit card and grocery store loyalty card let me redeem points for Amazon gift cards. This week I redeemed and got a new bullet journal, some stickers to use in it, and a jigsaw puzzle. I’m not that interested in having stuff, but free usable stuff is fun.
- I don’t typically stick my fingers in the guinea pigs’ ears, because they don’t like it (surprise, surprise), but I checked Oreo’s the other day and she had a fair bit of crud buildup. I’m a fairly gross individual, and things like clearing crud out of a piggie’s ear makes it seem like all is well in the world for that moment.
- 3 1/2 weeks of antibiotics came back to bite me in the nether regions. Fun times.
- I continue to be baffled by people who steal blog content but are too dumb to remove the internal links. If I’m getting a pingback from someone publishing a post of mine, that strikes me as fairly good evidence that they’re dumb as a pile of rocks.
I was rather thrilled to capture this right outside my bedroom window. The one on the right has a worm hanging out of its mouth. I’m not talented enough to have caught the other one mid-hop; I took this as an HEIC image on my iPhone, and was able to pick out this particular frame. At first I thought it was mom and fledgling, but they were dancing and squawking excitedly for a couple of hours, so I’m guessing they were courting. Apparently males feed the females as part of the courting dance, to show they’re able to bring home the bacon/worms.
How has your week been?