Friday, May 17, 2013

Friday

New thread.  TGIF.

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magpie said...

Oh Yippee !
I found this !

Thank you Steve, and I hope your
day and your week-end is stellar!

xo ☺

CarolAnne said...

Magpie, glad you liked the pictures.

The bear story bear was to be tested for rabies as it was totally unusual behavior.

Great Welcome Back gift for Jo - your feather.

magpie said...

I was kind of thinking that,
CarolAnne...about the bear...
let us know if you hear or read
anything else about it...

Mema Jo said...

Good Noon Hour to all.
You are sure to get a feather at this 11:12 or a minute before of after as the automated Blog is posted! Congrats Margy - you were right on time!
Hi CarolAnne!
Being away 4 days means I have a lot of reading to do and pictures to view
No double this will take TIME.....

I notice that our Juvies are at the 4-5:00 position on the n est. That is where in the past seasons the First Flight Launch Pad existed. Won't be too much longer.

Blackwater is about 1 or 2 weeks ahead of us. Talon is now flying. For those who are concerned about Talon when we don't see him, he sometimes sits on a branch just out of view. Lisa does has pix.

Off to my reading ......... ♥

Sandi said...

Quick check in from school and I see we have a new thread!

C/A, very scary bear story! I agree that something must have been wrong with it b/c that behavior seems very uncharacteristic!

Beautiful day outside - too bad I'm inside!!

Will check in later!!

Sandi said...

No box to check until I posted once, so I need to post again - later all!

Sandi said...

Wonder why we didn't get a new thread around 11:10am yesterday??

JudyE said...

Its a every other day thread I see Good afternoon eagle buds

Haven't got caught up but will

JudyE said...

good to hear from WANDA did you call Comcast and tell them your woes
may be on their end??

JudyE said...

will be keeping Delphia, in my thoughts that her surgery goes good

magpie said...

I really can't say for sure
because it's a big fluff pile
and access...is difficult
but I think
I count 6 fuzz-buzzes...
at the Kestrel Nest Box

Hello Afternoon Eagle Pals...
xo ☺

magpie said...

Yes...the Royal Juveniles
are really hanging out at
the Launch Pad...
it is so cute, I can almost
imagine them sitting there with
their legs and talons just
swinging off of the next edge....
while they trade nesting stories with each other

magpie said...

Just as long as THEY know it is too early to leave....
they should be okay....
and US TOO !!!

JudyE said...

Welcome home JO bet you are happy to be home

KAY I hope you have a wonderful trip to CA and have a safe trip
JANET sounds like your area is getting storms in Nashville I know you are on a camping trip and hope this doesn't effect you
LOLLY have a safe trip
CA loved you bear pics and Here in Tampa this am a 300 lb black bear was in a mans back yard when he let his dog out the bear went up in the tree they tranquilized it and released it back in the Ocala forest silly bear is the same one that they capture months ago in Orlando and released back there also He is♫♫♪♫♫ looking for love in all the wrong places ♫♫

JudyE said...

Just got off the phone with Angie for ever She called me to let me know that at 630 we are going to go look at the house that they are thinking of getting and close to here too

JudyE said...

Have you ever been bothered by the same dream over and over in one night I keep waking up last nite with the same dream bothering me just to go back in to the same damn dream Horrible terrible dream

Jewels said...

Hello everyone. In not ready for our eagles to leave!!! They need to slow down.

Judie said...

Good afternoon everyone.

Thank you Steve and Lolly.

Welcome home, Jo.

House is not going on the market. Just finally, after 27 years, getting around to making changes long overdue and will be needed when we do decide to move to Solomon's.

Well, today it's all about me. The cardiologist is amazing. She is nice and fun and has no problem saying: "Why did he put you on this freakin drug?" No wonder you have muscle weakness. So, there are many changes in medication, will have Thalium pictures done in a week plus a limited tread mill test. Need to cut back on items with sugar and carbs. So, all is good.

Need to get some things done around here this afternoon. Kennedy Center tonight: Showboat.

Margy, I saw three Kestrel bobble heads so don't know if the other two have hatched. Isla is still sitting. Bears are staking out their territories, RTH babes are really beginning to look like hawks, and our babes are at the original launch pad.

BBL

Judie said...

Um, JudyE, stop eating hot spicy food. lol

Mema Jo said...

Great news Judie and at last - a dr who cares!

JudyE said...

I would have to blame Carls Alfredo chicken pasta we had last night JUDIE LOL

JudyE said...

OK gonna go to the cell phone tower to see if anyone home there was on yesterday in the nest area wouldn't go on top just keep peeping then go get Jordyn to go to Freedom park not Largo because gonna meet Angie and Carl for dinner before we see the house they are interested in

Mema Jo said...

Since Steve went up Maine on vacation it seems new threads are every other day... Ok with me - I just don't like it longer then 2 days.

Beautiful sunny day - Even though I was away on those 2 very cold mornings my plants are ok. Jenny and Mike covered them all except my hanging basket - but it has come back very well.

BBL - need to check out my finances.

magpie said...

Well Hallelujah Judie

this is all great, your reports...you will come to treasure and enjoy your well-chosen and healthy carbs and sugars !

magpie said...

I SEE YOU JEWELS!!!
You snuck in and out, but you can't sneak past us Momsters !!! ♥

magpie said...

Enjoy your day and family time
JudyE...


OH Judie! Showboat at the Kennedy Center....now that is also great !

magpie said...

OH Snap !
I meant to say,
can't tell whether it was fur
or fish at the nest that
it seems Shep brought in
and shared

magpie said...

okay
back to the dough factory...

Y'all Enjoy your Afternoon and Evening !!

xo ☺ ♥

Lolly said...

Getting on to say Adios Amigos!

Annie has gone to camp and we leave in an hour...last minute things to do.

C/A oh my, the bear story!! Really scary and yes not typical behavior, but bears are wild animals. Let us know if you hear it had rabies.

Gotta run! See you Sunday!

Judie said...

Noooooooooo! I will NOT enjoy healthy carbs! My "palate" only appreciates the good stuff -- you know, brownies, brownies with ice cream, brownies with whipped cream, brownies with birthday cake and ice cream...

Oh, and #1 Jimmy.

Scary bear story, CarolAnne. Sorry it happened.

Going to put my feet up, peruse the newspaper, stare at paint colors. BBL

CarolAnne said...

Hi all,
A bit of bear story follow up - a DNR official said it appeared to be a yearling male out on his own for the first time. Actions could have been caused by hunger. Late spring & very dry conditions have made their typical spring foods scarce.

Man attacked said he was angry at himself for letting his guard down & that he would be teaching his wife how to load & shoot a gun.

Rabies test results will take awhile.

CarolAnne said...

Oh and one other thing. The bear in our yard bypassed the bird seed feeder & the hummingbird feeder. . . but found the garbage can and littered the contents around. Ick!

stronghunter said...

Good afternoon!

Happy anniversary, Megan and Russ.

CarolAnne said...

DNR has already announced bear DID NOT have rabies.

Just a weird bear - pics showed him chewing on the garden hose & the man's hat.

Lori said...

Good afternoon, all!

Yes, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY Russ & MEGAN! And, many more!

Lots of travelers this weekend. Safe travels to JANET, KAY and LOLLY and PAULA!

JUDIE, good news from the doc! Glad you're getting your meds straightened out. What changes are you making to your house?

C/A - scary bear story! Imagine!

I got my official notice, today, that I've been accepted to nursing school! My bank accounts will soon be depleted!

Also, getting ready to go down to Maryland tomorrow. I'll stay until probably the end of July and get in a little "HOME" time before I have to start school. I have a healthcare providers CPR class and orientation at the end of July, after that I'll probably go back to MD for a few weeks before the start of school.

Hope everyone has a great day!

CarolAnne said...

Congratulations Lori - we all knew you'd do it.

Sandi said...

Good afternoon - yay, it's my weekend!!!

Lori, best news of the day!! Congrats to you on making it into nursing school!! Of course, none of us are really surprised to hear that you were accepted!!

I see 2 eaglets, side by side, just checking out their world.

magpie said...

Absitively, Posolutely
Super News, Lori...!!!


You will be one Amazing Nurse,
it will bring a whole new
appeal to one's being sick!
BRAVO !!!

magpie said...

Judie:
I definitely see FIVE bobblehead kestrels...they are wiggly
so I guess all eggs have hatched....
So Cute they are !

magpie said...

And back to the carbs and Sugars...
go for the Good Stuff!
The things you already mentioned!
And you will soon subtract
the junk !
That's how it's worked for me ☺

magpie said...

Oh my Shamrock and Hedgie are
getting more and more daring....
they look so funny when they flatten themselves out
along the side of the nest as they
are now

Mema Jo said...

Congratulations Lori! Proud of you and your achievement

Happy Wedding Anniversary Megan and Russ
Go for the gold

CarolAnne said...

Someone get Ms Bookworm
She 's stuck on Wed.

magpie said...

CarolAnne
I have read your Bear updates...
it is sad, that things happened the way they did, glad that the people did not get harmed...
oh dear, though, poor hungry
young bear....

Thank you for the updates

ttfn chores to attend to....
Happy Friday Evening Wishes to
Every One...

CarolAnne said...

QUESTION : What are gas prices by you?
$3.95 in southern Wisconsin

Lynne2 said...

OUCH CarolAnne....that hurts! I paid $3.25 on Wednesday, up in PA. We are close to the line and when I have occasion to cross, I get gas. The gas taxes here are crazy.

How to tell when the gas prices go up...stock market up $3.52 in MD. Stock market down now, gas down to $3.45 this AM.

Good evening all, and beauty it is indeed!

Lynne2 said...

Dragging Andy over....

Ms Bookworm has left a new comment on the post "Wednesday":

Hi, Gang!
Gotta make myself presentable so I can go grossery shopping ASAP, but have a quick story to share:

Squirrel on small table out back eating seeds like a piggy... Cooper's hawk does a low fly-over, but decides mid-flight that our fat squirrel is too big to pick up and carry off. Flies to top of cinderblock wall. Squirrel keeps on eating, but flattens himself out like a furry pancake for a while. Local songbirds scold the hawk for about 5 minutes. Squirrel runs around all over the back lawn, leaving an interesting trail for Emma to find later! Note to self: better buy LARGE (20#) bag of bird seed this week!

OK, gotta run. Back later with another gripping tale about our goofy squirrel, "Rocky"! Prayers for all. I ♥ us!!!

Lynne2 said...

Trying to read back....

CarolAnne, wowser that is a scarey bear story. I hope they'll release the Rabies results to the public. There was a rabid black bear in Western MD a couple of years ago at our campground area.

Lynne2 said...

Judy, the dreams are about SOMETHING...Hoda will have some ideas on how to determine what and why, I think.

That would be cool if Angie gets to live closer to you!

JUDIE....dang, missed my guess! LOL! Glad you'll have some stress testing and changes in meds. I'm sure you will enjoy Showboat!

Lynne2 said...

oh, catching up....glad the bear wasn't rabid. I was thinking HUNGRY. The winter has been so bad up there. A rescue group I follow is having all kinds of birds migrating in and it's too cold for the bugs they need to eat. Loons are literally falling from the sky needing help, so much so they have been asking for the public to help rescue. So sad....

Lynne2 said...

oh, Judie, I've been put on WARNING about my bad carbs and sugar. Life will never be the same....I feel for you.

Lynne2 said...

of course, I cheated today. One of our clients brought us some death by chocolate decadence this afternoon....GRRRRRR!

Lynne2 said...

LORI....YAY YAY YAY YAY and WOOOO HOOOOO! happy dancing here!

Lynne2 said...

OK, we've got Lori, Kay, Lolly, Paula and Janet on the road, and Steve too. SAFE TRAVELS!

JudyE said...

Hello home for a great day with family and what a nice house they looked at Jorydn was so funny wanting to move now

Just got off the phone with Janet to let her know we got a packet in the mail from lawyer YEAH final on the house

CONGRATULATION on emptying the bank acct for a good reason LORI We are so proud of you for doing this big step in your life Kudos gal


big shake on cam

JudyE said...

3.24 gas in Fl my area

JudyE said...

lots of wingersizing and the cam keeps freezing on me

Lynne2 said...

I've gone LOONY now!

Lynne2 said...

Sure wish we could pan the cam back....sigh.

PA Nana said...

Hooray for Lori! We had no doubt and you'll do well in school.

CarolAnne, that was a scary story. It was not normal behavior for black bears and hope all tests are normal. But, wouldn't they have to kill the bear to test it? Lynne2?

Best wishes and rapid recovery for Delphia. Had 2 myself and it wasn't as terrible as it sounded.

Welcome home, Jo.

Must tell you I have great neighbors. One brought me a hanging planter las night and tonight the other brought me a pretty pink geranium. I am blessed.

Wanda, having the same trouble as you. Can't read my mail from Internet Explorer and had to download Firefox and read the Comcast mail from there. Maybe that'll work for you with another provider. Let me know how it works for you.

Time to watch some tv. If I don't get back safe travels for those on the road and goodnight to all.
♥♥♥

JudyE said...

from facebook I thought I would share the great news


"""Delphia Strickland
Delphia has left the building!! I'm walking out of here with almost no pain at all!!!
Like · · Share · 13 minutes ago near Phoenix, AZ ·
3 people like this.

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Kimberly Farrar who was the doc and what did they do?
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Judy Eddy that is wonderful news I will tell the blog momster and dadster
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JudyE said...

I just thought of something on the email issue did you go in to your tools to see if the right email provider is listed I had that happen to me and when I called the cable co the walked me through it don't know what had happened but I just remember that

its under Tools in your email area and the under accts see what is listed if a letter or dot is out of place it won't work I had the provider help me but I remember what we did

Lynne2 said...

yes Diann, the only way to test for rabies is to use the tissue in the brain.

Lori said...

YAY for DELPHIA!

Thank you JUDYE for bringing over the good news. So happy for her!

magpie said...

Yo! Great News on Bird Girl, JudyE, thank you so much!

Lynne2: You can just keep on
Charley Harpering your avatars as often as you jolly well please !!!

xo ♥

magpie said...

Glad you like the house that
Angie is looking at, JudyE

I daydream about houses....yards, gardens, Birds to hang feeders for....SPACE, quietude...normal things like that ☺

magpie said...

I also dream about
winning the powerball,
retiring,
normal kind of things like that ☺

Lynne2: some things are just
too irresistible...like that chocolate decadence thing you mentioned

But for example, I LOVE the oatmeal creme pies....but I had to put the skids on them (i.e. slow down my consumption) after
reading the Sugars in "just one," and
the very long list of chemical additives...
Home-made always takes precedence
over "store-bought"
Ice cream is just about a must...
small portion in a small bowl, and eat it with a small spoon!
Okay, enough about my personal
habits ☺

magpie said...

The Peaglets are in opposite corners, "sort of"

man oh man I wish there more
hours in a day sometimes...
more time to do things, and
definitely more time to SLEEP !

ttfn "stuff to do here"

Oh, I just had some Megan Lettuce in an egg salad sandwich: Yummo!


Lynne2 said...

I will have no sugar added ice cream on the weekends! Small portions, of course....

I won't eat or drink anything with sugar substitutes.

Have you noticed how we have more foodlike diets rather than actual FOOD? Changing that as well.

Lynne2 said...

Margy, can you get a short shepherd hook and hang a small feeder in your garden? If you hang it, they will come! Just use the slightly more expensive but oh so worth it sunflower seeds already shelled to avoid mess and too much on the ground.

Lynne2 said...

Hey, has anyone been in touch with Chrissy? There has been no emails from her on the momster emails, which is so strange considering it's ISLA season.....

I tried 2 emails I have for here but haven't gotten any response...

magpie said...

Lynne2:
I have not been in touch with Chrissy for a long time...
and of course, not on Facebook with anyone....

and about a feeder: I could hang one, BUT - that is how Mr. Squirrel made himself unwelcome in my apartment a few years back....he liked the sunflower seeds, and found a way into the apartment through an opening in an eave..it was pure HE%# for 18 months......
the best I could safely try is
a finch only feeder with the tee-tiny holes

at "the other place" I had lots of feeders, lot of birdy visitors, and
lots of fun !!!

magpie said...

and "gotcha" on the foodlike diets, not of interest to me...
I have gone to mostly organic
everything....a bit more expensive,
but "it's only me" to feed so
it's worth the cost and the effort
and I enjoy what I eat so much more now

CarolAnne said...

Yeah Delphia - amazing, surgery & leaving all in one day. Hope its the miracle she needed.

PA NANA - unfortunately the bear was killed. It charged the sheriff that came after they called to report the incident. The bear had spent about 30 minutes trying to get into their cottage after attacking the man, and roaming around the yard biting on things. No rabies but I 'm sure it gad some kind of problem.

Diets? - I 'm on the seafood diet. I SEE food & eat it.

CarolAnne said...

Peaceful & restful night to all.

magpie said...

'NIght-night, CarolAnne....

Sweeeeet Sleep wishes to you ♥

Hoda said...

I enjoyed reading the threads.

Safe Travel LOLLY and JACK and ZACHAROOSKI.

Yay Delphia is out of the hospital. That has got to be good.

JUDIE very happy with your Doctor's response and plan of action. Keep with it.

C/A Sorry they shot the bear but it was scary indeed. I liked your pictures.

LORI PRECIOUS PRECIOUS LORI...Good on you! I am so proud of you and pleased for you and it is only money and it will build up again...
Congratulations.

Had a terrific day...one meeting that got a bit tense as one of the group was under som much stress she sobbed and we stopped the meeting and stayed present to her. Things are not going as well for her and some family issues came up and my oh my is she stressed. We will all have to do something to let her know that we have got her back...

Summer is coming and a lot of the volunteer things slow down and she will need to keep contact so she would not isolate with her problems.

HAPPY QUEEN VICTORIA DAY WEEKEND one and all...it is a long weekend here and the markets are in full swing and there is dancing in the streets.

Very happy to see WANDA on here. I miss her posts and I miss hearing about the soup kitchen. LOVE YOU WANDA.

MARGY that was very gracioius to gift JO with your feather. You have class lady.

Yoga class was good and I went for a long bike ride afterwards and feel really good. Beat the rain today.

Mema Jo said...

I am looking forward to tomorrow - Celebrating Vincent's 1 yr b-day. I hope he isn't overwhelmed by it all. It is an outside party at Pen Mar Park. Should be lots of fun!
Hoping for sunshine of course.
I am pretty much caught up on the blog on the days I was not here.
I am headed to bed and will save our beloved sandman a trip to the valley.

Take care - sleep well and wake up refreshed. I ♥ US ♥♥

magpie said...

Good that you can be there for your
fellow group member, Hoda....
this is ministry....and I hope she can just get through "one day at a time." (( Hugs ))

Time for beddy-bye for me

Prayers for Wellness, Healing
and Lots of Joy

God Bless Us,
Every One xoxo ♥

magpie said...

and some Prayers for Good Weather for Vincent's 1-year Birthday Party!
Night-Night, Jo
and to everyone else too ♥

Lolly said...

Nite all! We are at the camp ground of the Texas State Railroad. Zach has been a delight! Going to be a great day tomorrow. He has been asleep for a while and we have been outside enjoying the night and some wine! Doctors orders!!! SED!

stronghunter said...

Time for me to say good night. Will have to read back later.

SED, everyone.

Judie said...

Back home and settled in.

News Flash: opera singers should NOT do musical theater.

Lori, congratulations girlfriend. So very happy you have confirmation of what we all knew would be the outcome. Big hug. Removing wallpaper, painting.

JudyE, it would be nice for you, Angie, and Jordyn to live closer together. Hope it happens.

Well, you'll never guess. Sandperson just tore through the front door all in a dither. Grumbled something about going all the way into some valley in MD and the person was already asleep. I said just go on back out and visit the others.

So, sandperson has gone back out and will be visiting soon. Restful sleep for all.

Judie said...

I see it is now Vincent's first birthday party day.

♪♫HAPPY FIRST BIRTHDAY VINCENT♪♫ Enjoy your party!

Hoda said...

Keep following those orders LOLLY!
Glad tomorrow is going to be a great day and take pictures so we can see ZACHAROOSKI on FB and maybe engage in conversation?

Happy Birthday VINCENT.

Thank you MARGY

Hoda said...

Goodnight

Tomorrow Paddling with the Dragons. On to Cottonwood Market with the Grans, yoga and a bicycle ride is what I am hoping to do...

PRAYERS♥

Hoda said...

So very glad you directed the sandman back out the door...I hope you told hime to head North West and not to worry too much about some hold up at the border and keep going till he gets here...counting on it JUDIE

Disappointed in the Opera Singer doing musical theatre...sorry about that...at least you were in The Kennedy Centre. It is like a dream for me to be able to go there!!!

Sandi said...

Good Saturday morning my eagle friends!

Both eaglets are already hopping and flapping and looking like they can't wait to fly!

Overcast here this morning - I think that's on tap for the day. That will make it easier for me to get my housework and laundry done! I hope Vincent's party goers stay dry today!

Lolly, enjoy your Zach weekend!

Sandi said...

If any of you think of it while you're on FB, PIGS Animal Sanctuary has made it to the quarterfinals of a contest. If they get the most votes, they will win a new van for the sanctuary. So, please go to the PIGS page, click the link there, and vote for them every day. PIGS is a great place in Shepherdstown and Melissa, who runs it, is a wonderful, very deserving person!

magpie said...

Good Morning Eagle Pals....


Armed Forces Day....Tribute and
Gratitude to all our Armed Forces Men and Women....

magpie said...

Sandi
Hope the votes pile up for first place for P.I.G.S.
a very good cause, for sure !

Really putting positive thoughts
out for Good Weather for every one today and especially
Baby Vincent and ALL the Family Lennox

Weather looks GREAT where Paula is in New England....

magpie said...

Work time looms....
Sigh...I really don't feel like
going to work today, but
on to the day...

Best Wishes to All, for a
Very Good Day
xoxox (( Hugs ♥ ))

JudyE said...

GOOD MORNING
food delivery

Lori said...

Good Morning everyone - it's Saturday!

SANDI, PIGS is a great cause- the bulldog rescue has placed a few dogs with Melissa there! Great place! Thanks for the info.

Getting ready to load the car and head south to Maryland. Dad is doing wonderful now, so it's a great time to take a break.

Hope everyone has a great weekend and those on the road stay safe.

BB once I set up in MD!

CarolAnne said...

Happy Saturday all -
We have a Dragon Whisperer, a Sandman director, and all manner of talents here, could a Bird Whisperer speak to those young'uns to get away from the edge of the nest for a few more weeks?

CarolAnne said...

Safe travels Lori!

CarolAnne said...

Per still cam 2 snuggly eaglets between 9 & 12.

CarolAnne said...

Read an interesting statement:


God closes doors no man can open & God opens doors no man can close.

CarolAnne said...

Babies stop wiggling by the edge.

CarolAnne said...

Jack Hanna - release of 3 bald eagle chicks - Douglas Lake, TN

CarolAnne said...

Guess I 'm the only one without a life today. . .lol
One eaglet @ 10 and one barely visible at noon.

Hope everyone is having a great day!

Mema Jo said...

Good morning - a little bit dismal weather wise but thankful it isn't really hot hot for the picnic in the open pavilion. Can't wait to see this little ggs and the other 5 ggkids.

Lolly - I am glad you were able to kidnap Zach for the weekend. I'm sure he will remember it for a long time.

Welcome back to MD Lori - have a good 2 months here.

Judie - I guess you were expecting a Howard Keel performance. I love the music from Show Boat but sure can understand that Opera doesn't belong - too formal.

Mema Jo said...

Morning CarolAnne - I find a great deal of meaning in your 'interesting statement' So true.

I have to wrap a gift and sign our card and then spruce myself up a bit. I think Picnic party means jeans

BBL

CarolAnne said...

Mema Jo - have a great time.
Awaiting your stories.

Judie said...

Good morning to everyone - present or otherwise.

Lori have a safe drive. Happy your dad is so much better.

Lolly, enjoy your Zack time. He will always certainly treasure your love and attention.

Jo, hope the valley is as cool as it is here this morning. Have fun with the family.

If this helps, there was a sign board above the stage that provided the words to the songs. Opera voices, IMHO, are not for musical theater productions.

Hi CarolAnne.

Margy, have a quiet day at work. Oh, my new cardiologist-first name is Margie. Good sign I think (:

What's Shirley up to? Maybe busy taking phone calls for Hunter?

Hope Delphia is doing well. She should be resting but capable of normal activities except lifting more than 10lbs.

Judie, in her disguise as Laura the Laudress and her other disguise as Gertie the Grocery Shopper, needs to get some tasks done.

Wishing everyone a pleasant morning.

Judie said...

Doing a Margy.

Isla is sitting, RTH babes are beginning to try to self-feed and wingersizing, bears are quiet, 5 Kestrel babies bobbling around, Hedgie and Shamrock just hangin' out.

Mema Jo said...

From FB

Steven Chase
Back online after a great trip in the north Maine Woods.


Welcome home, Steve

Bird Girl said...

HELLO MOMSTERS AND DADSTERS!

Your very own Bird Girl here!

My surgery was a success, I was home the same night and this morning I feel pretty good - still hurts enough to take a percocet, but not anywhere close to what it did before!

This injury will slingshot me into an exercise program that is long overdue to strengthen my core muscles, and my family is going to do it with me so we will all be more likely to actually do the work.

I had a decompressive lumbar microlaminectomy. I ruptured the L5-S1 disc and the insides of the disc was pushing into my spinal column, compressing the nerves and causing excruciating pain. I've been able to lay only on my left side for about a month now. Last night, I lay on my right side and my back and it felt so wonderful!

I had been in a bit of a state of shock Thursday because that was the first time I'd seen the surgeon, and was expecting to have physical therapy for a while before even contemplating surgery. However, after a quick exam revealed I had no reflexes in my right achilles' tendon, and extreme pain barely raising my legs, and looking at my MRI, he said only surgery would fix the problem.

I was in imminent danger of becoming permanently incontinent (at only 40!), among other things. So when he said, TOMORROW, I wasn't prepared for the concept but I knew it was my only choice. Boy, am I glad I did! Modern medicine truly is amazing :))

I still have to take it really easy for a few weeks while everything heals and the nerves start functioning normally again; then I begin an exercise-ball program to strengthen my core muscles. I'm only allowed to walk on flat surfaces, and no stairs, right now, so that means wandering around and around my kitchen/living room and the deck, but I'll be able to go back to my mile walks with Lily in a month or so!

I can't tell you how much I appreciate all of your positive thoughts, prayers, and well-wishes. The Power of the Momsters is truly great! Thank you all for being my friends :)

As always, I remain
Your very own Bird Girl

Bird Girl said...

Did we have a fledge this morning, or was the other chick out of the shot because s/he was on a branch?

Mema Jo said...

Hello Delphia

No Fledge They are both visible in the nest at this time. They like to
hang up at the 12:00 position and then they are out of our vision - next year cam will be focused on the entire nest!

I don't think we are going to see them actually take that first flight :(

Lori said...

Made it! Safe & sound at home in Maryland!

DELPHIA, so happy your surgery went great and you have so much less pain!

JUDIE, are you painting, removing wallpaper this weekend?

HODA, happy yoga and Happy Queen Victoria Day Weekend!

Bird Girl said...

Glad I didn't miss a fledge then! I have to go do dishes and take a walk around the kitchen/living room/deck.

Have a great day everyone!

BG

Ms Bookworm said...

Hi, Everyone,

HAPPY FIRST BIRTHDAY TO VINCENT!!!
Hope it's a spectacular day!

Lori, congratulations! I am SO proud of you! I knew you could do it. You go, girl!!!

Lynne2, thanks for dragging my post over to this side. Didn't make it here last night, so must tell the other squirrel story:

A week or two ago, our squirrel was shoveling in bird seed on the small patio table, when a raven (probably one of the two now nesting in our big tree) came down to check out the birdy fare. They both ended up on the table in a sort of "Mexican standoff." Neither one was particularly fearful of the other, although they both seemed a bit cautious. Pretty amusing! (The squirrel lives in the front yard under our big Lantana bush. He runs from there to the back yard to shovel in birdseed.)

I was extremely happy to hear that Delphia's surgery went so well! Prayers for a SPEEDY and complete recovery!

CarolAnne, that bear story really had me going! Glad to hear that the bear did not have rabies!

Hoda, wishing you a fabulous day paddling the Dragon boat and doing your many other pursuits--how do you manage to do SO much in one day?! I think I need a class in time management or something!

Judie, I'm glad you like your new doctor, and will have some major adjustment to your meds. Will be thinking of you next week, as you have the tests.

Well, need to go get some things done around here, so will say bye for now. Wishing everyone a spectacular weekend!
♥♥Lynn♥♥
♥♥Carolyn & Christy♥♥
I ♥ us!!!

Sandi said...

Sounds like food was just delivered. Both eaglets started peeping, then Belle arrived and one eaglet immediately grabbed whatever she brought in. Still can't see it but it appears to be edible.

Lori, glad to hear that your dad is doing well enough that you feel comfortable going home for a few months.

Delphia, wonderful news about your surgery being so successful - and in and out of the hospital in one day!!?? Terrific!!

Whatever was brought in looks furry, not scaly.

Back to work for me!

magpie said...

Yes it does.
look furry.

magpie said...

Whew, Delphia....Wow,
talk about being taken by surprised and saying YES to "tomorrow" !!

Hope recovery goes superbly smoothly and you can do all your favorite things and be in your favorite places in no time flat !

paula eagleholic said...

Hello.friends!

It's been a busy couple of days...we are finally Boston bound. We are taking a duck tour of the city when we arrive and will also go to QUINCY market. Tonight we have a motel in PLYMOUTH and will see plymouth rock in the morning before we head to the Cape.

Will try and read back now while I have time

Love and hugs to all

Saw Birdgirl was doing much better!

magpie said...

Wheeeee
Nice report, Paula...
likes like where YOU are is getting
the prize for delightful
weather for the week-end...
sounds like you are having a real nice time !

Judie said...

Back with food for a few days.

Hope the weather stayed reasonable for Vincent's birthday party.

Delphia, I had the same area ruptured in 2007. Difference is I suffered that pain for 18 months. Neurosurgeon was finally consulted. Surgery three days later. Took life easy for a few weeks, a Percocet at night, not one problem since.

A funny exchange with the surgeon. He said he would not use sutures to close the incision but would use glue. I looked at him and said: "Well, I hope to hell it's stronger than Elmer's."

A funny exchange with the anesthesiologist. He came in and asked if I was nervous about anything. I said yes - him. He asked why -- because you could kill me when I'm asleep. He assured me he would not kill me and I said thank you. Last thing I remember before waking up alive.

If you are glued, it will simply peal off in the next few weeks.

Okay, off to put my feets up for a few then to the scullery.

BBL

Judie said...

What a nice trip for Paula. So happy she is able to get away and enjoy some new scenery with family.

Hi Andy. If it isn't bees it's a standoff between a squirrel and a Raven. Maybe put out two personalized bowls -- Raven and Squirrel.

Lori is home safely. Rest and enjoy. Maybe start reading Gray's Anatomy just for fun.

Hi Sandi.

Still wondering what Shirley is up to. She's been quiet, too quiet.

Okay, I'm leaving. Really. Bye

JudyE said...

Home from work and gonna head to tower had to come home and change its toooo hot to go unless I do 88° out now

Here is a link to sweatshirt like JO's Tough OLd bird t shirt she has a friend of mine posted on my wall and I thought I would share

The vveterans tough old bird sweatshit

JudyE said...

did anyone watch the tagging of the California eagles today????????

JudyE said...

big shake on cam

JudyE said...

both eaglets are on the edge one at the launch pad and the other all I see is one talon at 12

Hoda said...

Well I am now officially a true Nelsonite!!!

Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Don't tell anyone!!!

I was on my way to the Cottonwood market after an awesome Paddle on the lake and beautiful geese who kept racing with us and weather was clear. Stopped to watch some Belly dancers as I came out of the co-op and a friend wanted to chat.

Well there was this small matter of a parking meter! I did not feed the meter!

As I was talking I saw the Yellow Jacket!

OH NO OH NO OH NO!!!

YEP INDEEDY it was a YELLOW JACKET for sure!

I am a true Nelsonite!!!

I got a $ 10.00 Parking ticket!!!

He was very gracious and friendly and smiled nicely as he passed me.

What to do what to do...

Drive on to the market and it is all good and Life is full of abundance and there is nothing to do...

Two days of no tea and muffins at a café!!

I will live!

Hoda said...

Raining now and huge black clouds descended on the market...colourful umbrellas friendly people lots of laughter and we all stayed dry and talked.

Life is good.

Thank you LORI.

LAUGHING so hard JUDIE on your two responses to the medical folks.

Good to hear from you PAULA.

DELPHIA very happy that you are well enough to write on the blog. Glad the family will join in with the exercises.

C/A I love your wisdom as reflected in your reading. Very true.

Glad to have STEVE back from being off grid. There was a video on racing in to shore to beat bad weather. They were going at a good clip! Living on the edge I suppose.

Hoda said...

Happy Victoria Day Weekend to you all. Tip a cup of tea for Her Majesty's Great Great Grandmother!

Lolly said...

Sitting outside watching a hawk nest right above us. See two young about ready to fledge. Saw a snake delivered. Really cool. Zach is already asleep. He was exhausted!!! He did great today until he was so tired he crashed!

Hoda said...

So happy you had a good day with ZACH LOLLY. What great Grand Parents you are.

Lolly said...

RS hawks! Feel right at home. There is a large branch that angels out and up. When the snake was delivered one of the young ran up that branch and got the snake. Watched it eat and then it ran back down to the nest. Other folks camping do not know about the nature show going on!

Hoda said...

Sounds good LOLLY. Often many are not aware...Enjoying a glass of wine I hope.

magpie said...

Lovely, just lovely...what I read about since I last posted and read.
Yes, Judie is a Stitch....

Hoda, "the check" cleared and it was truly a delight to see your signature as I can "view" the check.
I'll have to do that again sometime!
Pay the parking ticket as soon as you can.....Please !!

magpie said...

Lolly...I love it the Zacharooski report, and yours as well...
I checked the Red-Shouldered Hawk's at Swinging Bridge....
:(
No Action whatsoever....
So I am sure they found a better nest somewhere...
I DID hear but now SEE,
Wood Thrush (one of Lynne2's favorites) and also Indigo Bunting...
and saw and heard some wonderful
Eastern Meadowlarks ☺

magpie said...

did NOT see I meant to type.
Blame it on the hands and fingers, oh yeah, good excuse !

magpie said...

Two tomato plants IN the ground,
caged, staked, and one little cloth tie on each to help them stay "connected" while they thrive.
I'll get one more and then just wait until BLT Season !
I am so happy!
Broccoli plants are looking good!
How fun this would be if they actually produce food !

Lynne2 said...

chasertv.com to see a LIVE tornado!

magpie said...

Weather here threatened rain all day, but I only felt one drop after work on my Field Trip, but wow the clouds were impressive!
I am hoping that Jo's party day was rain-less!!

I thought she said HOT DOG instead of HOT HOT picnic earlier, and I was salivating!

Lolly said...

LOL. HODA, you know us too well! Yep, enjoying wine

Lynne2 said...

the weather channel is now showing the same tornados...they are chasing as well. This is so AWESOME!

Lolly said...

This is totally awesome! Watching one of the young branch. This time it "flew" back to the nest!

Lynne2 said...

are you able to get pictures Lolly?

Judie said...

Well, I had planned to settle in and do some reading but I just got a call from Interpol so I need to go to work. Seems the RCMP are putting together a poster offering a very large reward for the location and apprehension of a woman who is more active than a teenager but disguises herself as an older woman who goes about doing nice things for her community. It seems this "person of interest" has an outstanding $10 parking violation. I have been asked to develop a criminal profile.

Lynne2 said...

hoping someday that all of this technology will finally result in that magic ingredient that will give much more warning for tornadoes, and someday things like what just happened in TX will be no more....

Lolly said...

Where are the tornados?

Lolly said...

Amen! Lynne!

Lynne2 said...

central Kansas

Lynne2 said...

very open and very sparsely populated area. Thank goodness...

Lynne2 said...

guess what....I got another LIFER today, a RED HEADED WOODPECKER!!!!

and I saw a WOOD THRUSH too Margy!

Lolly said...

LOL. Judie! You are right on! Hope that person is apprehended!

Judie said...

Margy, your garden will be terrific in a few weeks. We, Darth, has yet to get tomatoes planted. Oh well, sigh.

Lolly, how cool to have a hawk nest right there to watch. Pleasant dreams.

Did I miss a Jo report on the party today? Hope it was a good one.

Lynne2, makes me nervous to watch tornado chases. Always fear the worst. You can enjoy for us both.

Lynne2 said...

Is there a reward? Cause I want to go on a Tornado Chaser Vacation and I need some money. LOL!

JUST KIDDING HODA!!

Lynne2 said...

Been watching the Weather Channel guys review the 2 tornadoes.

Judie said...

Ah, Sandperson is bouncing with anticipation of being on the way to visit you all. Bag is brimming with sleepy dust and happy dreams.

Restful sleep for all.

Lolly said...

Lynne, just saw your question. Nest is too high in a pine tree to get a pic.

magpie said...

Don't Go Yet Judie !
I need some of that GLUE of which you spoke...
I just dropped and broke the handle of my favorite LARGE mug for
Butternut Squash Soup !!

You are too funny! We did not KNOW you back in 2007 but you are doing a GREAT job bringing us up to date on all that that we missed at the time ☺ ♥

magpie said...

oh I sprinkled a little Holy Water on the tomato plants...not sure that is acceptable...but I DO know it will help the Tomatoes!

magpie said...

You did not miss a JO party report..I suspect it will come along a wee bit later, Judie

Oh, the ground has not really been
"Warm Enough" for the right number of days, that is ONE WEEK, but mine were itching to get into the ground and it had to be on MY schedule this time not the ground's !

magpie said...

Another way to make money
is to have a company use your personal vehicle for
ADVERTISEMENTS !
I have always wanted to do that, but I really think it is MY TURN to wind Powerball tonight $$$$$

Lynne2 said...

quite dark in the tornado areas now. still watches in effect. Tornado and dark are not a good mix....

magpie said...

I apologize for not being tuned in to all the Tornado things, am sort of drifting between things right now...
we had a tornado in Berkeley County several years ago....at night...my man pal at the time and I bailed out and went to his daughter's - Scary it was !!
I grabbed my toothbrush and pocketbook and out the door we went...we lived in a mobile home aka "trailer" at the time, no safe place to go there !!!

Lolly said...

HODA, we are laughing at your earlier post. Jack says to tell you to rejoice at the opportunity to contribute to the city paying it 's bills and to continue to enjoy tea and muffins. And, have a glass of wine, too!!!!!!

Lynne2 said...

how scary Margy!

magpie said...

Yah, Lynne....I had said "I think I better get to the office"
and he said
"No, that's the direction of where the tornado is"

Worked for me !

Lynne2 said...

we don't have a basement here, either. YIKES. This bottom floor is all stone. But the second/third floor is all wooden. They'd get ripped off of the house, and then we'd get sucked up into the tornado. :(

Lynne2 said...

Long gone are the days when I could RUN somewhere.....

magpie said...

Well, Lynne...maybe that's where your Guardian Angels will step in and help you do the running !

Okay, before I start waxing emotional here....

Good Night, Precious Pals !!

Prayers for Wellness, Healing,
Safety and Joy...
and for Sweet, Restful Sleep

God Bless Us,
Every One xoxo ♥

magpie said...

oh, PS

Baby deer should be "being born" right about now...keep an eye out for the Spotties ☺

Hoda said...

Well LYNNE would sell her friend for a reward to chase tornados!!! THANKS A LOT there Kiddo!!!

JUDIE would co-operate with Interpol and is opening a file on me???

Now I know who my friends really are!!!

LOL!!!

All is well though...this weekend we are all sipping tea in honour of HER LONG DEPARTED MAJESTY QUEEN VICTORIA...
JACK must be part BRITISH because he recommends drinking tea...this weekend it will have to be tea and scones for High Tea with elegant sandwiches to celebrate!!!

MARGY since everything is all shut down here for Victoria Day I will ride my bicycle to City Hall on Tuesday and pay the fine...you see I have "friends" who said they would co-operate with the RCMP for an outstanding warrant!!! Tsk Tsk Tsk!!! so I can not risk driving...poor poor poor me!! Oh sigh how I must suffer and life is so so so rough...a whole ten dollars...as a good friend said, Hoda do not spend it all in one place!!! But alas I will have to spend it at City Hall Tuesday so I would not be reported!!!

Yes LOLLY I agree with JACK continue to have tea and muffins and life is way too short.

Don't sweat the small stuff! It is all small stuff!

MARGY thank you very much again for the donation and while I was with the Grans today in the market they told me today to make sure to have said thank you...

Sorry about the squash soup cup...yes I think MISS JUDIE should send some of her famous glue.

STAY SAFE LYNNE AND STEVE.
MARGY too is there a tornado near you too??? Please God I hope NOT

Lynne2 said...

HODA...no no no! I am watching online. or I was, it's too dark now. No tornadoes in the east.

Hoda said...

YAY that is good news LYNNE. Thank you I will not worry then!

Hoda said...

I read back again and MARGY was talking of a past experience. Yes indeed scary...

When I go to City Hall on Tuesday I will take JACK'S words with me LOLLY: I am helping Nelson pay its bills!!!

SHIRLEY has not been on here much lately. Miss you SHIRLEY. I see her periodically on FB so I know she is alright.

paula eagleholic said...

Eveing all

Headed to Plymouth ....had a great day in Boston.

We parked and walked abouut 2 blocks...right to where the bombing ocurred...there was a makeshift memorial...very touching...we didn't know we were going to see that.

Hoda said...

PAULA!
It must have been moving.
Bless them and Bless Boston.

Safe trip to Plymouth

Mema Jo said...

Good late evening!
Birthday party was well attended and there wasn't any rain. BUT there wasn't any sun either and there was a slight wind that made jackets and socks feel great.
Vincent was over whelmed - mainly with so many people talking to him. I'm sure his most favorite part was all the cousins being with him.

Time for me to head out of here -
the pillows are calling my name.
Good night Friends. ♥

Hoda said...

Glad it was a good party JO.

Goodnight

PRAYERS♥

stronghunter said...

Time to say good night. Rest well, everyone.

stronghunter said...

Sorry I have been absent today. I have been pretty lazy. Guess I am recovering from a busy week.

JudyE said...

GOOD MORNING EAGLE BUDLETS

JudyE said...

wow a single winning ticket was sold in FL

Sandi said...

Good soggy Sunday morning Judy and all my eagle friends! Glad I have an indoor court for tennis this morning!

I see one eaglet eating and the other is out of view at the 12 position.

Judy, is the winning ticket yours? Guess my faculty won't be quitting - we pooled together to buy a bunch of tickets for last Wed. and again for yesterday.

Make it a great day all!

T-Bird said...

Good morning my eagle peeps.

CarolAnne said...

Morning all,
Hope JudyE & family are P.Ball winners. :o)

Eaglet sitting on edge, tailend hanging out over the edge. Be still my heart.

Hope upcoming nasty weather misses us all.

Have an interesting day! Enjoy!

T-Bird said...

I'm so thankful to have the nest and the relationships with the wild but it sure bothers me that we can't see all the nest. : ( Oh well, I've got to practice just living with it. : ) Hugs with love on top to you all.

Lori said...

Good Morning Eagle friends!

Slept in way late this morning, 8:30, of course, I didn't remember that my clocks had not been changed!

Feels great to be home!

Hoping all travelers are having a great time, and the winning ticket is JUDYE's!

Ugly day here with drizzle and a 70% chance of showers all day! Won't get caught up on any gardening, for sure!

Have a great day all. BBL

stronghunter said...

Good morning,

Glad the party was a success, Jo.

I wish we could see the whole nest as well, Thelma. Thankful for what we have, but I do miss seeing the 12:00 section of the nest.

The Boston visit has to be something to remember, Paula.

stronghunter said...

Good morning,

Glad the party was a success, Jo.

I wish we could see the whole nest as well, Thelma. Thankful for what we have, but I do miss seeing the 12:00 section of the nest.

The Boston visit has to be something to remember, Paula.

stronghunter said...

Good morning,

Glad the party was a success, Jo.

I wish we could see the whole nest as well, Thelma. Thankful for what we have, but I do miss seeing the 12:00 section of the nest.

The Boston visit has to be something to remember, Paula.

stronghunter said...

Please pardon the double post.









stronghunter said...

So the Power Ball winner is in Florida. Well, it would be nice if it were Judy. I didn't buy a ticket, so I did not watch the drawing.

stronghunter said...

So the Power Ball winner is in Florida. Well, it would be nice if it were Judy. I didn't buy a ticket, so I did not watch the drawing.

stronghunter said...

Good to see that Delphia's surgery was successful.

Judie said...

Good morning.

Did anyone ever tell JudyE that if she won the lottery it is required to share with eagle family members? Well, that is the rule! Seriously, hope whoever won is someone who needs the $.

Isla is doing nestorations, bears are quiet, one of the RTH babes is standing strong looking very hawk-like,AND Hedgie and Shamrock were at the 4 spot looking over the edge.

Hi Thelma, Next year we'll see all the nest.

Hi also to Sandi and CarolAnne.

Jo, glad everyone had fun yesterday. Vincent will have tons of pictures to remind him of his first party.

Hi Shirley, nice to see you stopped by. Wondered about you.



Judie said...

Okay, now that I know what paint colors look like in gloomy overcast light and artificial light, maybe the sun will come out so I can see what they look like with sun in the rooms. Paint colors always seem to tricky for me.

May go to the Mall later today. Have some other items on my agenda: new guest room mattress/box springs and replacing upstairs carpet. House is all hardwoood but need carpet for the upstairs.

Have a lovely morning.

magpie said...

Roaring towards the SPLIT


Good Morning Eagle Pals...

Eagle Parents have delivered at least two fish in the last hour...
one was Whole and Wiggling, the other was headless and motionless

The Peaglets, especially Hedgie,
were very attentive to the chow

magpie said...

Judie,
You are going to be more busy
than when you were Professoring !

Sounds like some great changes in store....yes, paint colors...very hard to tell what a WIDE SWATH of color is going to look like...
I have seen the outside of houses...and thought..oh dear,
I don't think the owners really
thought it was going to turn out
like it did

magpie said...

Nice Party Report from JO...so glad NO rain, jackets and socks seemed to have taken care of the cool situation

magpie said...

Hope your upcoming week
is not quite so busy as the one just completed, Shirley...
We have missed You !!

magpie said...

Morning GLori
just enjoy these few mornings where you CAN sleep in...
the overcastedness.....well...
it can take some of the
"Pressure" of feeling you HAVE
to be outside doing something...

Enjoy your "Down Home" stay ♥

magpie said...

Sounds like Paula's time in Massachusetts....is about as
perfect as it could be....
Very glad to see this !

magpie said...

SPLITTAROONI TIME

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