Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Wednesday Update

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Cheese Danish, and it's all mine.

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Go ahead, make...my...day.

I was leaning against my car while pumping gas. A crow landed a few feet away, cocked its head and glared at me as if to say, "Excuse me, you are blocking my pastry." Oh, OK. I made the connection and stepped back a few feet.

My upper respiratory cold has taken over this week. Home from work today, I was able to sleep 11 hours last night. Rest - gotta have it. Back to work tomorrow in slow motion. I've been reading posts but my mind draws a blank and my fingers stiffen on the keyboard. Slow thinking, dull, flat. You know what I mean?

27 comments:

Carol said...

Huh, I drew a blank on what to reply.

Kidding! Happy to hear you are doing better. I hope you are keeping the bird feeders filled as you get over your cold.

Carol, May Dreams Gardens

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I hope you enjoyed your day off. You sound like you really needed it. Get well. Don't worry about those stiff disconected appendages for a few days.

Ruth said...

If you can sleep 11 hours without coughing or dripping, you must be on the mend. That second picture is very impressive. I saw it on Flickr and had to come over to see what it was about.

Larry said...

coffee fixes that slow flat thinking for me but can't do that on a weeknight!-Nice photos!

Mary said...

Carol, perhaps the birds have been avoiding me is due to the cough I have while filling their feeders? :o)

Lisa, I could use another day off but one day of lounging made a nice difference.

Ruth, American Crows are interesting if you watch them for a little while.

Larry, coffee would be my worst enemy right now!

KGMom said...

Mary--my husband has been getting over a cold that lasted a MONTH! No kidding.
And he still hacks and coughs--sounds terrible, but he claims he is getting better.
Hope yours doesn't last so long.

Mary said...

Donna - poor husband. I've had colds that lasted that long when I lived in MD/DE - mostly allergy related. I get this particular cold every 4-5 years and the residual coughing lasted a month. This time, I hope to be lucky and count on another winter freeze to help out. It was 73 degrees today.

JeanMac said...

Rest is the best right now!

Susan Gets Native said...

I think slow all the time.

Toni said...

Mary it is better to get your rest rather than being on the computer. We will all still be around. Now go and take care of yourself.

egretsnest said...

Thank you so much for the crows. Greedy, brazen things!

Trixie said...

I know exactly what you mean. And it can strike me without a cold. ;-)

Jayne said...

So hope the worst is over and that you are feeling better each day! Love the crows gobbling the danish.

Grace, Every Day said...

Get better soon, friend. Praying for you today.

RuthieJ said...

Hi Mary,
I hope you feel better soon--it's no fun to have a cold like that.

Fun pictures of the crows. We used to put breadsticks out for them--now that's a sight...a crow flying around with what appeared to be a big white cigar in its beak!

Sonia said...

Enjoy your time, dear Mary!
Love those photos!

Marvin said...

Your sense of humor seems to be alive and well.

Thanks for the photos (and captions) of the crows.

nikkipolani said...

Very cool shots of a happy breakfaster. Hope you are feeling better soon, Mary.

Q said...

Dear Mary,
Glad to know you were able to get some much needed sleep. Try to continue resting when you are able.
If I could I would hibernate in January but who would feed the birds? We have a cold rain today.
I feel the call of a nap.
Hugs and green tea,
Sherry

Chris said...

Great photos, Mary! Love the crow in flight. 11 hours sleep sounds good to me :-) Take it easy and get rid of that cold!

gardenpath said...

Mary, you are getting some great bird photos! What are you going to do when you are well??

Hope you feel better soon.

NatureWoman said...

I hope you feel wonderful again soon, Mary. That's cool you connected with the crow's needs!

mon@rch said...

Birds are awesome! Isn't that funny how they know how to manipulate us into do things!

dguzman said...

Oh, poor sick Mary. I hope you get better soon.

Nice pics! Now go get some rest.

terra incognita said...

So sorry to hear that you've been sick, Mary. I hope you have a restful weekend and feel better soon.

PJ said...

Your bird photos are absolutely gorgeous on your blog...I'm over visiting from Leaves of Grass...because of our pets :)

smilnsigh said...

Very funny story to go with the photos.

Hope your cold lets up sooooon.

Mari-Nanci