Still Alive and Kicking!

Saturday, April 30, 2011

A quick check-in. I have not been so good lately at keeping up with my regular blog subscriptions, so am out of the loop with a bunch of my SparkFriends. Just wanted to say 'I'm still here!'. Doing OK with most everything. Still going up and down with the same few pounds, it seems, but I'm still here.

My Mom is having a rough go of it lately. She has two broken hips and some other things going on. It is hard not to worry constantly. I know that is not productive OR HEALTHY! I'm working on it! Any and all prayers welcome! Her name is Almeda. She is a strong woman and has really been keeping her spirits up.

I love, love, love my BLC team, the Silver Spies! I do check in regularly with them, but have REALLY let friends outside of that team slide. I don't seem to be able to keep up with but one team at a time! I'm going to keep working to catch up with my non-team buds though.

We have a Painted Bunting who has been gracing us daily with his beautiful self. He's been busy at the feeder at our Kitchen window. I filled it for the last time to finish off this winter's feed and he showed up! I'll get more and keep feeding to keep him around.

Here is a link to some photos. They are incredible! Enjoy!

Hope all is well with you guys and I will get around here better soon!!
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    OK, so where are you? You are MISSED! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3155 days ago
    What a pretty bird I should get a feeder I like watching animals!! It is great having you on my BLC team! I love love love your screen name! LOL makes me giggle every time I see it!!!
    3311 days ago
    omg- what a beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeutiful bird!
    Take care of yourself while you're busy taking care of everyone else!
    3312 days ago
  • NANCY-
    What a beautiful bird. I can understand why you would want to keep him around. I would too.
    It is difficult to do everything thing... you are doing the same thing that I am, sharpening your focus. If we are spread too thin, that is not good. Be where you need to be for your needs.
    3312 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6386197
    Glad you included a picture of your little bird friend--had no idea what one would look like.

    I will definitely continue to keep you and your mom in my prayers. We are always here for you!

    3312 days ago
    What a beautifully colored bird! At my cabin I have indigo buntings; their blue is amazing. I had never seen them before. We had to quit feeding birds here as the deer were visiting more than the birds.

    I'll put Almeda on my prayer list. I find it a great way to get 2 things done at once when I walk the dogs. We walk, they sniff, I work through my praryer list including all those dreaded news headlines. I'm home before I know it. Aging/sick parent issues are so hard for everyone. If there is a positive it is in the extra time spent together.

    Thanks for the update and take care. AT least those pounds are the same pounds you are playing with and not new pounds. When you have worries and too much business going on the focus and energy go to those areas of concern. Hang tough.
    3312 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4357551
    Sorry about your mom and I will keep her in my prayers.

    Glad you checked in!!

    That is a beautiful MALE bird isn't it?

    You take care of yourself!!


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    3313 days ago
  • no profile photo THEMRSH
    Prayers for you, your Mom & family. I love her name, it's beautiful.

    I can see why you want to keep that gorgeous bird around! I keep a hummer feeder in the spring and summer but I think I'd like to branch out and attract some other birds too.

    I too know what you mean by not knowing what's going on outside of the Spy World! I keep thinking I need to catch up with folks and then I get distracted. We can only do what we can do though right?!
    3313 days ago
  • TRICIA0623
    Prayers for your Mom & you!

    It is hard to keep on on everything - just do what you can & move on!!!

    Thanks for sharing the pics.

    Have a beautiful weekend!

    3313 days ago
  • FITAT50
    I know what you mean not being able to keep up with friends outside of the Spies!

    Keeping your Mom in my prayers, remember to celebrate the good days no matter if they are not what they used to be.

    Oh my, what a beautiful bird!! I'd never heard of that one before. I've seen a cardinal in my back yard a couple of times this Spring.

    One day at a time my friend,
    3313 days ago
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