Wednesday, February 02, 2005
This is not a very inspiring photo, and startlings are not very inspiring birds. They are considered a nuisance by many. Yesterday I identified a new bird, a Harris sparrow, but I don't have a photo. They are similar to all the other sparrows, but a bit larger and they have a black chin. The bird book says they have a small range, just our part of Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas in the winter and central Canada in the summer.
Today I started the income tax process. There are always a bunch of preparations that have to be done before filling in the forms. I'm hoping for a refund to help make another college payment.
Have I mentioned that I'm ready for the sun to shine again?
Tuesday, February 01, 2005
I don't know
Should I admit I found it in my kitchen?
I'm just about ready for the sun to shine again. It seems like we've had a solid week of rain or at least of heavy clouds. I'm one of those people who is sensitive to sunshine.
Not much news to report today. My next project is to do the taxes. I will probably start on that this afternoon since it is too rainy to take my afternoon walk.
Monday, January 31, 2005
Happy Birthday, Andrew!
No, today is not Andrew's birthday, but today I got some photos of it. Andrew's girlfriend went to Ethiopia right after Christmas and was there for his birthday. I was quite impressed how she managed to organize a surprise party for him, complete with balloons and roses at the airport and a meal with friends at a restaurant. Today I got a CD of photos from her trip, and thought this one would look nice in my blog. I aso received a wrap/scarf/skirt from Kenya which is cool.
I talked briefly with Rachel this afternoon. She said student teaching went pretty smoothly today--the two troublemakers were absent! She told me the other day she was interviewed and photographed for a blurb in the school annual on student teachers.