How are you this week? Do you have lots of good stuff you’re ready to share with your fellow Darlings of The Dungeon? :may14
As usual, I’ll start… :may15
I AM HAPPY that I got my yard mowed this week. Man, that was a lot of work. And it was kind of unintentional. Frankly, I’d have been happy waiting until June, July, maybe even September before mowing for the first time. And usually I wait until the neighbors have mowed two or three times before I finally drag myself out & deal with my foot-high grass.
This time, however, I decided to just go out & see if the mower would start. Sometimes after a long winter, the battery is dead, so I figured if it was, I would charge it & get it ready for…whenever. But the battery wasn’t dead & the engine started right up. So I was already there, the mower was running, & I thought, What the heck.
Yeah, what the heck. I got it done, but it took forever & I’m feelin’ it today, let me tell you. :may33
Oh, & I AM HAPPY (perhaps wickedly so :may23 ) that I actually got my yard mowed & lookin’ fine before the neighbors got to theirs. Heh, heh, heh. Betcha they all make a point of getting outside & mowing their own lawns now; when they see my yard mowed, they get nervous & think, “Oh, man, I better get out there if Heidi’s yard is done!”
And I AM HAPPY that the birds who come to my yard are so happy! They’ve been eating me out of house & home this year, going through seed blocks, loose food, & suet blocks like crazy—I think because it’s been so cold & there’s no natural food out there for them yet. But I’m happy to feed them if they’re hungry, especially since they make such great entertainment for The Kittehs. :may3
But the thing that makes me happiest is the number of “new” birds I’ve seen that have never been regulars at my feeders before. Typically, I see Chickadees, Titmouses, Cardinals, Grackles, Blackbirds, Sparrows, Finches, Blue Jays, etc. So far this Spring, though, I’ve also seen a Black-Crested Titmouse (just one!), Grosbeaks, Woodpeckers, a Flicker (again, just one!), & Oriels. I’m most excited about the Oriel(s). I don’t think I’ve ever seen one so up-close before & they’re such a bright, beautiful orange!
That’s an awful lot of happy, so now it’s your turn…
What are you happy about, thankful for, or just plain smiling over this week? If you’re willing to share, we’re all ears! :may11
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