Friday, June 7, 2013

feeling a bit discombobulated and baby robin update


My mind's been in a whirl this week. I think it's a combination of Brian being
at home (he's on vacation) and knowing Tim is moving out in just 3-1/2 weeks.
It's nice having Brian at home during the day, but it throws off my daily
routine. We've gotten some little things done around the house and another
day was spontaneously spent with my mom. The weather has also been very
un-June like with below normal temps and lots of rain.

Brian took on some extra work today and I went to a library book sale,
then spent a lot of the day doing yard work since the sun was finally out.
 One thing's for sure ~ the plants are so lush from all the rain.







The baby robins are now seven days old. It's amazing to see the growth
and change in them every day. Their eyes are open and feathers are starting
to grow in. They're so ugly, they're cute! I think this little guy looks like an ostrich.


"Mama, I'm hungry!"


"Gimme worms!"


Like Mama Robin, I'm busy taking care of all the last-minute needs before my
 "baby" flies the nest...shopping for all the things Tim will need for his new
place, researching rental truck prices for moving, helping Tim find a new bank...
and we're also researching new phone plans and phones, I'm designing
business cards for my mom, helping an acquaintance with her property tax appeal,
 and a million and one other things, so it seems. Do you know I never even
 finished cleaning  out and organizing the basement after the flood a couple of
months ago? And so it goes...


20 comments:

  1. Boy, your baby birds are really growing! Isn't it amazing how fast they grow? We're awaiting the birth of Mourning Dove babies any day now. They only lay 2 eggs each time.

    A child moving out is such a bittersweet time. Enjoy the time you have with him and your hubby.

    Judy

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    1. It certainly is amazing to see how quickly baby birds grow! I'd love to see pictures of your Mourning Doves, if you are able to take pictures in their nest. Definitely bittersweet with Tim moving out.

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  2. Sounds like you're one busy Mama!! If you're like me, it's bittersweet when your baby moves out. It's good they can fly on their own, but you miss them so much!
    Mary Alice

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    1. Absolutely, Mary Alice - I already know I'm going to miss Tim a ton!

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  3. You are TOO busy, my friend, but please believe, it's just for now. Your photos are just awesome. I so remember those hungry (greedy) little mouths of the birds I raised, including many wild ones. Another chapter we will discuss!!

    Things often feel askew when the hubby is home, that's why we try to get away when ever Al is home! I hate being interrupted from my daily routine by anybody, if you know what what I mean, and I don't think he'd appreciate me parking in his office for the day either!!! Keeping busy is the answer and then plan a lot of downtime next week, including naps!! :)

    XO,
    Jane

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    1. I know things will be less busy once we get Tim moved. Just trying to get all the things done beforehand is overwhelming! No naps here for me...I'm not a daytime napper unless I've hardly had any sleep or I don't feel well.

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  4. Those baby birds are so cute! It's rare I get to see them so up close and personal!

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    1. The only reason I am able to see them up close like that is because their nest is in a hanging plant - which I can take down. :-)

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  5. I'm feeling like you, one thing after another with not much getting actually done! Sigh... they baby birds are so cute! Great photos!

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    1. We're like little hamsters on a wheel, huh? ;-) Thanks for the compliments on the photos.

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  6. I don't feel like I get much accomplished. I gave up making lists of what needed done--that was downright depressing.

    Your babies in the nest are adorable. Have you been tempted to supplement their diet? I'd have a hard time resisting the temptation to add a few earthworm and mealworm snacks for them :)

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    1. I have a list going on the fridge - it's never-ending! No, not tempted at all to feed the baby birds...mama is doing a fine job and I don't dare mess with Mother Nature, anyway. Probably not good for them!

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  7. Oh you are definitely keeping busy! It seems as though there is never idle time anymore. Your babies are adorable! We had a cardinal nest with 2 babies just last week. I could not get a good picture of them no matter how I tried. Your photos are amazing!

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    1. Thanks, Gina! Since this nest is in a hanging plant, I am able to take it down and get good, close-up photos. :-)

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  8. Isn't it funny how the babies are so odd looking when the eggs are so amazing! But once the feathers are there, they'll look all fluffy!

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    1. You are right! Their feathers are growing in more each day, so they're finally starting to look like proper birds. :-)

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  9. Lovely post, Melanie! I know what you mean when you say things get thrown off a bit. I will have a lot of adjusting to do with the advent of summer. I won't have my little Rachel coming every morning to spend her days with me. It is a bit sad, too, because she starts K-5 this fall and I won't be her daily caregiver. Empty nest, all over again.

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    1. Oh, no! Why do kids have to grow up so fast?

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  10. I know this feeling Melanie. I think the world keeps moving faster and it is harder to keep up. It is already half way through 2013 and I don't know where the time has flown to. At least we can say we are not sitting around bored...lol.

    I am amazed at those robins and you being able to get up close to watch them grow. What a wonderful thing to experience spring.

    Where is Tim moving to?

    Hugs from Holland ~
    Heidi

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    1. I am never bored, Heidi - and doubt you are either! I guess that could be a positive way to look at it. Tim will be attending university in a town 1-1/2 hours away. He'll be renting a house with his cousin and a few other young people (5 bedroom house). At least it's not TOO far away. I plan on hopping in the car once/month and going out there to bring him homemade food and take him shopping, if needed, for groceries and such.

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