Monthly Archives: November 2006

I see big, fat snowflakes outside my office window!

It is snowing! Since I spent over 40 years of my life living in southern California, I am in awe every time I see it snow. Now that we live in Oklahoma City, I have had it snow at my house every year. The back yard looks so pretty in the snow!

The fish pond is starting to freeze over. Our goldfish did fine last year, our first winter with the pond, so I am not (as) worried about them as I was last year.

I would have posted a picture of the snow, but it is too cold to go outside! It is 22 degrees F outside. Brr!

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It’s supposed to snow today!

We are supposed to get the first snow of this winter today. We had a really hot summer here in Oklahoma City, and I’m ready for winter. Of course, I don’t have to go out and drive in the snow, or I would feel differently. I work at home, so I just have to see it snow out my office window.

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

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My parrot has a favorite TV show!

This is true! My parrot, Rufus, has a favorite TV show! It is "America’s Funniest Home Videos". His favorite videos are those with animals. He laughs and laughs. He makes me and my husband laugh out loud. He is such a crack up!

Only other parrot lovers will believe me. The rest of you will just have to trust me!

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Rufus the Wonder Bird!

Rufus the Wonder Bird!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

I love this little prayer:

Thank you God for all that grows,
Thank you for the sky’s rainbows,
Thank you for the stars that shine,
Thank you for these friends of mine,
Thank you for the moon and sun,
Thank you God for all you’ve done!

Happy Thanksgiving everybody!

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It is cold, rainy, windy and icky outside.

I am so thankful that I work at home! I’m looking out my office window and it looks really dreary. I’m so happy I don’t have to drive to work any more!

Don’t worry though, I paid my dues first! I drove to work for 30 years before I was given the opportunity to do my work at home. I used to work in an office with the same person who is my boss now. He asked if I would mind working at home. Mind?? Mind?? Heck no! I won’t mind working at home!

My boss works out of his home now, too. We use phone, email and fax to communicate. I draw construction plans with computer aided drafting, and I send my work to him in emails. We’ve been doing it this way for about four years. I like it very much!

Any way, I’m so happy I get to sit in my office and look at the cold, rainy, windy and icky day and I don’t have to drive it it any more!

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To every thing there is a season……

This song has been playing in my head a lot the last week. I thought I’d post it here just for kicks:

"Turn, Turn, Turn"

Written by "Pete Seeger"

To every thing, turn, turn, turn
There is a season, turn, turn, turn
And a time to every purpose under heaven
A time to be born, a time to die
A time to plant, a time to reap
A time to kill, a time to heal
A time to laugh, a time to weep

To everything, turn, turn, turn
There is a season, turn, turn, turn
And a time to every purpose under heaven
A time to build up, a time to break down
A time to dance, a time to mourn
A time to cast away stones
A time to gather stones together

To everything, turn, turn, turn
There is a season, turn, turn, turn
And a time to every purpose under heaven
A time of love, a time of hate
A time of war, a time of peace
A time you may embrace
A time to refrain from embracing

To everything, turn, turn, turn
There is a season, turn, turn, turn
And a time to every purpose under heaven
A time to gain, a time to lose
A time to rend, a time to sew
A time to love, a time to hate
A time for peace, I swear it’s not too late

Most of the lyrics in this song are from the Bible, the third chapter of Ecclesiastes. King Solomon wrote pretty good lyrics, huh?

I’ve been thinking about this passage in the Bible after my parakeet Miss Piggy died (previous blog entry). Beady, her widowed mate, is adapting to being single. Ziggy, a female parakeet, has been making eyes at Beady. Ziggy has never had a special friend among the other parakeets in all the years I’ve had her. But, now that Beady is available, she keeps standing next to him. It’s really cute! It looks like he might be interested eventually.

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Rest in Peace Miss Piggy

My parakeet, Miss Piggy, the mate and constant companion of Beady, just died. We will miss her very much.

I just wrote in my previous blog entry that I am a Bird Lady. I love to give homes to homeless birds. There is always room for one more.

I first saw Miss Piggy in a cage by herself at Petsmart. She only had one foot, and they kept her separate from the other birds because of that. I told the manager to please give her to me, and I would see that she had a happy home all her life. I already had a cage full of parakeets, and had other handicapped birds, too. I thought she would be happy with us. I named this little one-legged bird "Piggy" after a joke about a three-legged pig. When Piggy matured, and I saw she was a female, I rechristened her "Miss Piggy".

Meanwhile, Joy, another parakeet I had taken in because she only had one eye, fell in love with Davy, an old man parakeet whose owner had moved overseas in the military. Joy and Davy had babies, one of whom was Beady. When he was little, Beady had big, black eyes that looked like beads, hence the name. As Beady grew, he came to look just like Miss Piggy. They could have been twins, but I knew they were not related.

In time, Beady and Miss Piggy fell in love and have been inseparable ever since. They would snuggle constantly. Miss Piggy had trouble getting around, and Beady would make sure she had plenty to eat by feeding her mouth to mouth. They made an adorable couple since they looked identical except for the color of the "cere" where their nostrils are: blue for boys and pink for girls.

Good bye, Miss Piggy. We will miss you.

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Beady, left, and Miss Piggy, right. Miss Piggy, we will miss you very much.

Beady, left, and Miss Piggy, right

 

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