Monthly Archives: October 2006

Confessions of a Bird Lady!

Yep, I’m a Bird Lady. I love animals and I like to surround myself with pets. In addition to my three mutt dogs, two free-range box turtles, and my goldfish in the pond, I have a lot of pet birds. They are all parrot type birds including two cockatiels, two African grey parrots, a lovebird and a lot of parakeets. Here’s a few of my birds:

 

Rufus the Wonder Bird - African grey parrot   My Pretty Penny - Cockatiel   Peanut Boy - Timneh African grey parrot 

Pipsqueak - Lovebird    Jonah - Cockatiel      Beady and Miss Piggy - Parakeet (husband and wife)

  • Hover your mouse over the pictures to see what type of birds they are.
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My cockatiels, Penny and Jonah, just came to see me. They must have heard me thinking of them, tee hee. I open their house first thing in the morning, and they get to choose if they want to play on top of their house, or jump off and waddle over to see Mom.

Oh, in addition to being a Bird Lady, I am also a wife with a very understanding hubby. Thank you, sweetie!

My birds have their own website! Their website has their biographies. Some of my birds are adopted and I talk about how they came to live with me. I am very much in favor of adopting homeless animals! All three of our doggies are adopted mutts.

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My first video of Rufus!

Here’s the first video I ever took with our digital camera:

This video is a peak inside the secret world of X. You can hear me and my hubby talking!

Here’s a Link to my other videos.

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I’m still trying to get used to my new glasses.

I promised that I wasn’t going to talk about my new glasses any more, but ….

… I’m doing pretty good everywhere except with the computer monitors. Since the lenses are graduated, only the middle is in focus, the edges of my monitors are still fuzzy. It feels like I’m looking through a fishbowl. It’s very distracting!

But, without my glasses, I catch myself leaning forward to see the screen better. I’m going to see if I can keep the glasses on all day while I’m working at the computer today. Wish me luck!

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My Soapbox on MSN Videos!

I signed up for Soapbox on MSN Video per Dev’s recommendation and I’ve put up a few videos. This new feature has a blog with more info, and it tells how to show this in our space in the October 6, 2006 entry. Check it out!

I’m usually really afraid about sharing personal information on the web, but the video called My First Video of Rufus has a conversation between me and my hubby. So, if you want to hear my voice, listen quick before I get scared and take it off!

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Edited to add:

Well, bummer, it doesn’t show on my space. It looks just fine in my Windows Live Writer software. Well, here’s a link to my Soapbox on MSN Video page.

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My first blog entry with my new glasses!

Well, I’ve got my new glasses on. I wrote about it the last two blog entries, after this I’ll try not to bore you with it any more.

Anyway, my hubby took time off work to drive me to get my glasses. I didn’t want to drive with them on since the prescription is so different, and also, I wanted to look at he scenery on the way home to see the difference……

Wow! I can see birds a lot better now! I’ve been a bird watcher for twenty or so years, and I hadn’t noticed my vision had gotten so bad! The birds look great with my new glasses.

They will take some time to get used to. I already have had to take them off to finish this post. I have to hold my head back too far to see the screen with the glasses on. I got the graduated deal, where there are unlimited focal lengths. It’s the same as trifocals, but without the two lines. Any way, I like the glasses for outside, but not for the computer just quite yet. I’m looking forward to seeing what TV and movies look like, now. Well, it IS my day off. I think I’ll go watch a movie that I taped.

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Yep, I was right about needing trifocals. Bummer!

I complained (I mean blogged) yesterday about getting my eyes checked and probably needing trifocals. Yep, I was right. That’s what the doctor said I need. (I guess I am officially middle-aged now) He rigged up some sample glasses in his office just to show me how my closeup vision would look like with glasses. I could read really tiny print with the rigged up glasses.

Zowie! I had no idea my eyes had gotten so bad. I could still read, but it was getting to be more difficult. As a crossword puzzle junkie, my closeup vision is very important to me! I was having to hold puzzles further and further away from my eyes to be able to focus.

Oh, I also need to see well for doing my job, as well as for doing crossword puzzles. Tee hee. I do computer aided drafting and I kept finding myself leaning closer and closer to the computer to see it well.

Up till now, I’ve had my glasses hanging on a cord around my neck since I only needed them for far away. Now, the doctor says I need to wear them all the time. Bummer.

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I’m getting my eyes checked today. Bummer.

I’ve been putting off getting my eyes checked because I think I need bifocals or maybe even trifocals. My hubby finally put his foot down and told me to get new glasses! OK, sweetie, get off my back, tee hee. (He reads my blog).

I first got glasses when I was in my mid-twenties, a long time ago. First, I just used them for watching movies, then I needed them for driving, then I needed them for TV. But all this time, I only needed glasses for distance. But, I’ve been losing my closeup vision, and I’m really bummed about it.

I cannot read a book on my lap comfortably any more. I need it further away. Also, for knitting and crocheting, I need to hold my arms out further to focus on what I’m doing. Also, and this is the worst part, I can’t see the computer screen very well any more. I catch myself leaning forward to see. I work on the computer all day. Like I said, I’m bummed.

Well, in a couple of hours I’ll find out what the verdict will be. For years, I’ve hung my glasses around my neck since I only needed them once in a while, but I think I’m going to need to wear glasses all the time.

Did I tell you I’m bummed?

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