Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Daily Reminder # 337

The tufted titmouse continues to torment me by
being too fast or too far or too... Still, it's around and that's nice

It has been quiet in the back yard for the past couple of days. There was a woodchuck sighting, but the little stinker visited neighbors on both sides while ignoring MY yard. The tufted titmouse made a brief visit but I missed it on the feeder because it came and went so fast. Did get a visit from a catbird, which was nice, though it didn't come close either. This may have been good in some ways because we had a lovely but unwelcome visit right up to the porch by a big, very pretty ginger cat. I do wish people would keep their cats indoors. Indoor cats should (in my opinion) remain there. It's healthier for them and for the environment since cats are not actually native to North American and have endangered a species or two of birds. I guess I don't mind a feral cat killing for supper (though I'd rather there were no feral cats), but somehow a pampered pet killing for play is just as bothersome to me as a pampered human doing the same. Of course the cat is operating on instinct. It's their humans I wish would stop and think.  But that's my bias. Angel would love to go outside, but I make an effort to play with her as much as I can to atone for the fact that she is never going to do so if I have my druthers. But I'm rambling. I don't really have anything interesting to say this evening. Just some pictures and some gratitude.

I will also ask again for your continuing prayers for my friend Sara in Ohio, who is trying to overcome stage 4 cancer.


Some things I'm grateful for today: (Items in red are pre-gratitude, a mission to inspire generosity (more than already given) from the creative forces of the Universe, particularly in the form of a truckload of money with which I could take care of most of the other items on the list myself.)

  • Angel and Tara Grace
  • Spring
  • flowers
  • birds
  • wood chucks
  • my camera
  • my computer
  • the internet
  • my TV
  • the remote control
  • my back yard
  • the view from my desk
  • music
  • Pandora radio
  • Netflix
  • my microwave
  • the colors of the rainbow
  • the ability to read and write
  • a clothes dryer
  • a truckload of money
  • $5,000/week for life from PCH
  • zero balance on my credit cards
  • a paid off mortgage
  • more flowers in my back  yard
  • freshly painted living and bedroom walls
  • a Bose sound system
  • Nintendo
  • a sun room on the back of the house
  • winning lottery numbers
  • Dr. Jim
  • words
  • books
  • ideas
  • the ability to type
  • reiki
  • angels
  • magic
  • mystery
  • poetry
  • President Obama
  • Oprah
  • water
  • electricity
  • my Tibetan salt lamps
  • my mattress
  • my kitchen
  • indoor plumbing
  • my house
  • Jon Stewart
  • Stephen Colbert
  • my friends
  • my nieces, my nephew & their famlies
  • humor
  • laughter
  • beauty
  • hope
  • resilience
  • life



quilly said...

Woodpeckers want suet but will settle for Crisco and would LOVE peanut butter. Many of your other birds would love it, too -- and so would Mr. Squirrel!

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