5.31.2006

Awesome Thirteen

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Numbers 1 through 10:

There are 10 pictures in the link below. Please view them as a slideshow. You will witness two peregrine falcons exchanging food mid air as they are flying. One falcon will fly upside down and retrieve the food from the other falcon. It is so incredible to watch! Thanks to Marcia who let me post these pictures.

Incredible Mid Air Food Exchange.

The birds are Mariah and Kaver, stars of the Kodak Birdcam.

Number 11:


Ring graphics courtesy of Carrie of Cze-Johnson Fever

Today is Blog Olympics Training Camp #8. The festivities start today (June 1) at noon eastern time, 9:00 AM MST. Just check out the count down clock on my sidebar to see how much time is left till it starts, or maybe it's already started. It only takes a few minutes to play. Just go to Keb's Blog and follow a couple of easy instructions. Five minutes later you'll be done, and you might win Olympic Gold!

What's it all about? Visit Melli's Thursday Thirteen.

Number 12:

My Birdcam Portal

Today is banding day for the Kodak Birdcam baby falcons. They will get little ankle bracelets that can be used to identify them when they leave the nest. They will also get named today, it's a big day for falcaholics.

Number 13:

13. Thank you so much to all who visit here, I really do appreciate your blog patronage.


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Wordless Wednesday


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5.30.2006

Blog Olympics Training Camp #8


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Are you ready for Blog Olympics #8 ? The Eighth Blog Olympics Training Camp will be held at (Insert Expletive Here).

We're going to the southwest American states for this training camp, and I am looking forward to seeing you there!

Check Lazy Daisy Log for all the pre-game news of the training camp.

Keb is starting things off at 9:00 AM MST, (that's noon EDT). You have an entire 24 hours to play. You can find the count down clock on this post: Keb: Sticky Note. Check my sidebar for the time too! It's only hours away!



Training Camp is fast, easy and fun. We had a great time last time at Binnsy's. Don't miss out on the fun this time around!

If you would like me to send you an email reminder before the Blog Olympics Training Camps, please send me an email.

If you would like to host an upcoming Blog Olympics Training Camps, please send me an email.

Here are the current standings:

04 S X X S X X X X Amber
02 S X X X X X X X Amy Linder
02 X X X S X X X X Andria
04 X X X X X X S S Angie
05 S X G X X X X X Anita
02 S X X X X X X X Archshrk
02 X X X X X X S X Battlerocker
02 S X X X X X X X Beckie
08 X X X X X B S H Binnsy
01 X X X X X X B X Bob-kat
03 X X X X X G X X Bonnie
02 X X X X X S X X Carmen
10 S X S S S S X X Carol
03 X X X X S X B X Carolyn
02 X X X X S X X X Carrie
09 X X X B S S S S Chichimama
01 X X X X X B X X Chilady
04 X X S X X X X S Chrixean
19 S G S S X G H S CrazieQueen
05 B X S X S X X X Crazy MomCat
02 X X S X X X X X Dave
10 S X S X S S S X David
02 X X X X X X S X Dena
04 X X X X X X S S Eph2810
09 S S S B X X S X Erin
02 X X X X X X S X Fizzy
11 S X S S B X S S Friday's Child
01 X X X X B X X X Frog Legs
07 B X S S X X S X Gnome
02 X X X X X X S X Heather
05 X X S G X X X X Imran
03 X X X X X G X X Indigo
02 X X X X X S X X Iris
11 S X S S B G B X Jane
02 X X X X X X S X Jake Silver
03 X X X X X G X X Janet
05 X X X X X X G S Jen
03 X X G X X X X X Joyce
02 X X X X S X X X Karin
11 G X S S X X S S Keb
02 X X X X X X S X Keda
23 G G S S H G G S Killired
02 X X X X S X X X Kimmy
09 S B S S X X S X Kristarella
02 X X X X X X S X Le Laquet!
06 S X S S X X X X Lazy Daisy
03 X X X X X G X X Leanne
04 X S S X X X X X Lyn
06 X X X X X S G B Lynne
04 S X S X X X X X Mama B
03 X X X X X S B X Mandy
14 S B S B G S S S Mar
06 X X X X S S S X Marcia
09 X X X S B S S S Melli
08 B X S B S X S X Minerva
06 X X X X X S S S Miss Cellania
04 X X X X S X S X Mom Nancy
03 X X X X X X G X Mrs. Aginoth
07 X X S S X X S B Nancy
05 X X X X X X S G No Average Girl
03 G X X X X X X X Novaks8
04 X X X X X X S S Old Old Lady
05 X X X G S X X X Owlhaven
01 X X X X B X X X R
02 X X X X X X S X rashbre
03 G X X X X X X X Renee
03 X X X X X X B S Ruth
02 S X X X X X X X Scott
10 S S S S X X S X Scouser
01 X X X X X B X X Shash
02 S X X X X X X X Shelli
02 X X X X X X S X Singapore Girl
07 S X X G S X X X Sister Celtic
02 X X X X S X X X Stephen
01 X X S X X X X X Su
03 X X X X X G X X SueEllen
02 X X X X B X X X Susan
06 S X S X X X S X Suzy
09 S H S X X X X X tamara
08 X X B S S B X S Tanya
01 X X X X X B X X Terry
03 X X G X X X X X The Random Yak
16 S X S S S H S B TNChick
08 S X S S X X S X Trinity13
03 S X B X X X X X Veronika
02 X X S X X X X X Wendy - On the Go Mom
01 X X X X X B X X Wendy B
18 S X S S G G G G WendyWings
02 X X X X X S X X Xmichra
07 X X S X G X S X YellowRose

Legend:
First number is the total points so far, the following letters are the medals you won at each successive training camp.

G = Gold = 3 points
S = Silver = 2 points
B = Bronze = 1 points
X = Missing = 0 points
H = Host = 5 points



Blog Olympics Training Camps are held the first and fifteenth every month.

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A Whimsie by WendyWings: Comment CASTING CALL...(come and audition)

A Whimsie by WendyWings: Comment CASTING CALL...(come and audition)

Yes folks it is the once a month casting call.

Wendy's Whimsies needs you !

For the next couple of days she is going to be holding a comment casting call! You better get over there! She has cookies!

5.29.2006

Kodak Birdcam Movie

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I made this on Shaky's Site
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5.28.2006

Memorial Day Weekend

Strawberry Breakfast

This year my employer gave us a four day weekend for Memorial Day. I like long weekends. We started out Friday with the Strawberry Breakfast at my son's school. The Strawberry Breakfast is a tradition each May at his school. Every year is pretty much exactly like the year before:

The 4th grade girls and 5th grade boys do the processional.
The sophomores put a flower crown on the senior girls and pin a flower on the senior boys.
The 10th grade girls do the Maypole dance.
The high school chorus sings.
The third graders do the ribbon dance.
The 10th grade boys do a sword dance.
The second grade dances, sings and plays instruments.
The fifth grade girls do the Maypole dance.
The sixth grade does the recessional chain for the seniors.
Everyone has strawberries, donuts, punch and coffee in the dining commons.

The children really look forward to the grades where they get to perform at the Strawberry Breakfast, and the day eases everyone into the holiday weekend. Normally the ceremonies are in the school courtyard, this year it was moved to the gym because it was raining. My son is in fifth grade so he was in the processional. He was the first person in the processional on one side of the gym and I don't think anyone told him to walk slowly because he walked as fast as possible over to the place he was supposed to stand. Here is a picture of him below:

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I noticed that some of the 5th grade boys enjoyed the effects of breathing in helium after the program was over.

Kittens

Friday evening my neighbor across the street knocked on my door. He wanted my help because I am a cat person. A stray cat had kittens out behind his shed in a wood pile. We caught one of them and another neighbor added it to a batch of kittens his mother's cat was caring for. The mother cat and other kittens took off for parts unknown. Since the neighbors whose yard the kittens were born in were leaving on vacation they asked me to care for their new pets. So I am going over there a few times a day with food and water, I haven't seen any cats, but something is eating the food.

Hard Work

My son is a boy scout and on Saturday morning it was his duty to help an older scout with a service project. I dropped him off at a residential medical daycare facility where he would spend the morning mulching the yard and cleaning windows. I gave him his father's cell phone and told him to call home if he needed anything. He has been asking for a cell phone for several months, but he really has no need for one, until yesterday. When I dropped him off two older scouts came to the car to greet him. I made a point to ask my son if he had "his" cell phone with the older boys there, I think he appreciated that.

I went home and helped my husband open the pool. I spent most of the time clearing the debris from the trees of the pool deck and patio. There were a million little helicopter seedlings all over the place. I also weeded the area around the pool. My son called on "his" cell phone and said they finished early, could I go get him. So I drove over and picked him up. I spoke briefly with one of the other scout's mother and she said my son was extremely helpful. I then went over to the scouts who were in charge, one of their mother's said my son was extremely helpful, then the scouts said my son worked harder than any of the other scouts. I'm so proud of him.

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We went back home to finish up the work on the yard. The little bird above serenaded us from the roof as we worked. We planted some new hosta plants around the house and pulled out some english ivy. We had the pool open for only an hour or so before a mallard decided to go for a swim. I hope all the chlorine we put in to shock the water didn't burn his fins.

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Defragmenting

My PC has been choking on all the pictures I've asked it to handle. Before it would let me see another picture I had to defragment the hard drive. It was so badly fragmented that the defrag took 12 hours! That delayed this post from last night to tonight. I watched the defrag as it was performed. I was oddly entertained by all the little blinking lights on my screen. My son was too. We defragged his computer today just to watch it happen. We need to get real lives.

Parade

Today we went to a parade in a neighboring town. I'm saving the pictures I took for TNChick's July Photo Contest. I got that picture of a fire truck out of the way!

An Invitation

Someone left a comment on one of my Flickr photos the other day. Here's what it said:

Hello, this picture is very suitable for our group. Would you be so kind to send it to The Guild Of Crappy Photography. Thanks!

Tomorrow

My son and I may go out to the river gorge to watch the Kodak falcons fly and hunt. In the afternoon we are going to a barbecue at a friend's house. I better bring my camera, a BBQ is on TNChick's July Photo Contest.

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. What have you been up to?
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5.26.2006

Red, White and Blue

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5.24.2006

Wordless Wednesday


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The answer to the simple question...

My son said they took a poll in their fifth grade class and only one person voted for Katharine. His class is usually a pretty good barometer, so it doesn't look good for Katherine.

My son performed in his school concert last night, he and his classmates did their usual stellar job. I recorded American Idol, and had my husband record it another VCR just in case mine didn't make it. Neither of us successfully recorded it. That's just so odd, each of us are 20+ year veterans in the IT industry having written hundreds of programs for corporate America, but we can't program our VCRs.

Anywho, I got home and watched the last 20 minutes of the show, turning on the TV as Katharine started that dreadful Destiny song. That was a laughable final two performance, I thought the judges gave it better praise than it deserved, even Simon. Then Taylor sang the song asking if he made us proud, which was alright, not a show stopper or anything like that, but a lot better than Katharine. The crowd seemed to love Taylor.

So, I am now proclaiming Taylor Hicks as the winner of American Idol. Remember, you heard it here first.
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5.23.2006

Simple Question

Taylor or Katherine?
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5.21.2006

Blog Olympics Training Camp Standings


Ring graphics courtesy of Carrie of Cze-Johnson Fever

A big thank you to Binnsy, who hosted a great training camp. All participants took stock of their blogs and saw how they compared to the others. Binnsy posted the results of the training camp, go see how everyone did. Don't forget to display your medal on your blog!



Congratulations to all the medalists at Binnsy's Training Camp. Pick up your medals here! Cut and paste the HTML code to your blog where you want the medal to appear.

<a href="http://binnsyshovel.blogspot.com/2006/05/blog-olympics-training-camp-7-results.html"> <img src="http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6328/205/200/-gold.0.png" /></a>



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Blog Olympics Training Camps are held the first and fifteenth every month.

The Eighth Blog Olympics Training Camp will be held at Keb's
on June 1! We're back in the United States, this time on the west coast.

Keep your eyes on Lazy Daisy Log for all the best news about the Blog Olympics.

Training Camp is fast, easy and fun. Don't miss out on the fun next time around!

If you would like to get an email reminder before the Blog Olympics Training Camps, please send me an email.

If you would like to host an upcoming Blog Olympics Training Camp, please send me an email.

Here are the current standings:

04 S X X S X X X X Amber
02 S X X X X X X X Amy Linder
02 X X X S X X X X Andria
04 X X X X X X S S Angie
05 S X G X X X X X Anita
02 S X X X X X X X Archshrk
02 X X X X X X S X Battlerocker
02 S X X X X X X X Beckie
08 X X X X X B S H Binnsy
01 X X X X X X B X Bob-kat
03 X X X X X G X X Bonnie
02 X X X X X S X X Carmen
10 S X S S S S X X Carol
03 X X X X S X B X Carolyn
02 X X X X S X X X Carrie
09 X X X B S S S S Chichimama
01 X X X X X B X X Chilady
04 X X S X X X X S Chrixean
19 S G S S X G H S CrazieQueen
05 B X S X S X X X Crazy MomCat
02 X X S X X X X X Dave
10 S X S X S S S X David
02 X X X X X X S X Dena
04 X X X X X X S S Eph2810
09 S S S B X X S X Erin
02 X X X X X X S X Fizzy
11 S X S S B X S S Friday's Child
01 X X X X B X X X Frog Legs
07 B X S S X X S X Gnome
02 X X X X X X S X Heather
05 X X S G X X X X Imran
03 X X X X X G X X Indigo
02 X X X X X S X X Iris
11 S X S S B G B X Jane
02 X X X X X X S X Jake Silver
03 X X X X X G X X Janet
05 X X X X X X G S Jen
03 X X G X X X X X Joyce
02 X X X X S X X X Karin
11 G X S S X X S S Keb
02 X X X X X X S X Keda
23 G G S S H G G S Killired
02 X X X X S X X X Kimmy
09 S B S S X X S X Kristarella
02 X X X X X X S X Le Laquet!
06 S X S S X X X X Lazy Daisy
03 X X X X X G X X Leanne
04 X S S X X X X X Lyn
06 X X X X X S G B Lynne
04 S X S X X X X X Mama B
03 X X X X X S B X Mandy
14 S B S B G S S S Mar
06 X X X X S S S X Marcia
09 X X X S B S S S Melli
08 B X S B S X S X Minerva
06 X X X X X S S S Miss Cellania
04 X X X X S X S X Mom Nancy
03 X X X X X X G X Mrs. Aginoth
07 X X S S X X S B Nancy
05 X X X X X X S G No Average Girl
03 G X X X X X X X Novaks8
04 X X X X X X S S Old Old Lady
05 X X X G S X X X Owlhaven
01 X X X X B X X X R
02 X X X X X X S X rashbre
03 G X X X X X X X Renee
03 X X X X X X B S Ruth
02 S X X X X X X X Scott
10 S S S S X X S X Scouser
01 X X X X X B X X Shash
02 S X X X X X X X Shelli
02 X X X X X X S X Singapore Girl
07 S X X G S X X X Sister Celtic
02 X X X X S X X X Stephen
01 X X S X X X X X Su
03 X X X X X G X X SueEllen
02 X X X X B X X X Susan
06 S X S X X X S X Suzy
09 S H S X X X X X tamara
08 X X B S S B X S Tanya
01 X X X X X B X X Terry
03 X X G X X X X X The Random Yak
16 S X S S S H S B TNChick
08 S X S S X X S X Trinity13
03 S X B X X X X X Veronika
02 X X S X X X X X Wendy - On the Go Mom
01 X X X X X B X X Wendy B
18 S X S S G G G G WendyWings
02 X X X X X S X X Xmichra
07 X X S X G X S X YellowRose

Legend:
First number is the total points so far, the following letters are the medals you won at each successive training camp.

G = Gold = 3 points
S = Silver = 2 points
B = Bronze = 1 points
X = Missing = 0 points
H = Host = 5 points

If I've miscalculated the standings, please let me know.

Are you a new player? Do you think you'll never be able to knock Killired off her throne? Don't worry, the overall standings will be computed on the results of the last 10 training camps, so get in now and in 10 training camps you could be first in the standings. There's no resting on your laurels when you're a Blog Olympian.

Blog Olympics Training Camps are held the first and fifteenth every month.

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5.19.2006

Flower

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Kodak Birdcam 2006.

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This is Mariah, the heart and soul of the Kodak Birdcam program.

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This is Kaver, Mariah's devoted mate. He has charmed his way into the hearts of the Birdcam followers.

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Kaver and Mariah have three lovely hatchlings, but they really shouldn't argue in front of the kids.
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5.16.2006

Calmness in our lives

I am passing this on to you because it definitely worked for me and we all could use a little more calmness in our lives.

By following the simple advice I heard on the Dr. Phil show, I have finally found inner peace. Dr. Phil proclaimed, "The way to achieve inner peace is to finish all the things you've started and never finished."

So, I looked around my house to see all the things I started and hadn't finished. And before leaving the house this morning, I finished off a bottle of Merlot, a bottle Chardonnay, a bottle of Bailey's Bristol Cream, and a bottle of Kahlua, a package of saltines, a package of Oreos, a can of peanuts, a bag of potato chips, the rest of the cheesecake, a box of chocolates and the remainder of my old Prozac prescription.

You have no idea how freaking good I feel.

(My cousin emailed this to me today)
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5.15.2006

Extension - Blog Olympics Training Camp

Binnsy has extended the allotted time for the training camp! You have until May 16 6:00 AM EST to compete! I think Wendy Wings is leading the pack. Take stock and she if you can surpass her!

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5.13.2006

Blog Olympics Training Camp #7


Ring graphics courtesy of Carrie of Cze-Johnson Fever

Update: Camp has started!!

Are you ready for Blog Olympics #7 ? The Seventh Blog Olympics Training Camp will be held at Binnsy's Hovel.

We're going down under for this training camp, and I am looking forward to seeing you there!

Check Lazy Daisy Log for all the pre-game news of the training camp, unless she is too busy sight-seeing in New York City.

Binnsy is starting things off in the morning in Australia. Watch out, it's already tomorrow in Australia! According to the clock on his site canp will begin at 8:00 PM on March 14 here on the east coast of the USA. You have an entire 24 hours to play. You can find the count down clock on this post: Binnsy's Hovel: Blog Olympics Training Camp Update. Check my sidebar for the time too! It's only hours away!



Training Camp is fast, easy and fun. We had a great time last time at craziequeen's palace. Don't miss out on the fun this time around!

If you would like me to send you an email reminder before the Blog Olympics Training Camps, please send me an email.

If you would like to host an upcoming Blog Olympics Training Camps, please send me an email.

Here are the current standings:

04 S X X S X X X Amber
02 S X X X X X X Amy Linder
02 X X X S X X X Andria
02 X X X X X X S Angie
05 S X G X X X X Anita
02 S X X X X X X Archshrk
02 X X X X X X S Battlerocker
02 S X X X X X X Beckie
03 X X X X X B S Binnsy
01 X X X X X X B Bob-kat
03 X X X X X G X Bonnie
02 X X X X X S X Carmen
10 S X S S S S X Carol
03 X X X X S X B Carolyn
02 X X X X S X X Carrie
07 X X X B S S S Chichimama
01 X X X X X B X Chilady
02 X X S X X X X Chrixean
17 S G S S X G H CrazieQueen
05 B X S X S X X Crazy MomCat
02 X X S X X X X Dave
10 S X S X S S S David
02 X X X X X X S Dena
02 X X X X X X S Eph2810
09 S S S B X X S Erin
02 X X X X X X S Fizzy
09 S X S S B X S Friday's Child
01 X X X X B X X Frog Legs
07 B X S S X X S Gnome
02 X X X X X X S Heather
05 X X S G X X X Imran
03 X X X X X G X Indigo
02 X X X X X S X Iris
11 S X S S B G B Jane
02 X X X X X X S Jake Silver
03 X X X X X G X Janet
03 X X X X X X G Jen
03 X X G X X X X Joyce
02 X X X X S X X Karin
09 G X S S X X S Keb
02 X X X X X X S Keda
21 G G S S H G G Killired
02 X X X X S X X Kimmy
09 S B S S X X S Kristarella
02 X X X X X X S Le Laquet!
06 S X S S X X X Lazy Daisy
03 X X X X X G X Leanne
04 X S S X X X X Lyn
05 X X X X X S G Lynne
04 S X S X X X X Mama B
03 X X X X X S B Mandy
11 S X B S B G S Mar
06 X X X X S S S Marcia
07 X X X S B S S Melli
08 B X S B S X S Minerva
04 X X X X X S S Miss Cellania
04 X X X X S X S Mom Nancy
03 X X X X X X G Mrs. Aginoth
06 X X S S X X S Nancy
02 X X X X X X S No Average Girl
03 G X X X X X X Novaks8
02 X X X X X X S Old Old Lady
05 X X X G S X X Owlhaven
01 X X X X B X X R
02 X X X X X X S rashbre
03 G X X X X X X Renee
01 X X X X X X B Ruth
02 S X X X X X X Scott
10 S S S S X X S Scouser
01 X X X X X B X Shash
02 S X X X X X X Shelli
02 X X X X X X S Singapore Girl
07 S X X G S X X Sister Celtic
02 X X X X S X X Stephen
01 X X S X X X X Su
03 X X X X X G X SueEllen
02 X X X X B X X Susan
06 S X S X X X S Suzy
09 S H S X X X X tamara
06 X X B S S B X Tanya
01 X X X X X B X Terry
03 X X G X X X X The Random Yak
15 S X S S S H S TNChick
08 S X S S X X S Trinity13
03 S X B X X X X Veronika
02 X X S X X X X Wendy - On the Go Mom
01 X X X X X B X Wendy B
15 S X S S G G G WendyWings
02 X X X X X S X Xmichra
07 X X S X G X S YellowRose

Legend:
First number is the total points so far, the following letters are the medals you won at each successive training camp.

G = Gold = 3 points
S = Silver = 2 points
B = Bronze = 1 points
X = Missing = 0 points
H = Host = 5 points



Blog Olympics Training Camps are held the first and fifteenth every month.

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Celebration

5.12.2006

What President Bush heard while listening to my phone conversations

"Large pepperoni with cheese please."

"The boy scout meeting is at 7:00 P.M. at the church."

"I'm very happy with my present phone company, thank you."

"I'm getting ready to leave work, I'll be home in a few minutes."

"Yes, I can hold."

"I'm not interested in taking a survey, thank you."


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5.11.2006

13 Impacts of My Migraine Headaches

Header Graphic courtesy of Chaotic Home
The pain
My family has to be quiet
The cost of medication
Nausea
Broken commitments
Insomnia
Loss of appetite
Trying to catch up on what I didn't do while debilitated.
Living life only part way because I know I can't promise to do the things I wish I could.
Canceling social engagements
Abdicating parental responsibilities to my husband
Stress
Loss of meaningful time in my life

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Leave your link here if you're participating in Thursday thirteen this week! Please comment either way.

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5.10.2006

Kodak Birdcam - Is Mariah's leg broken?

Kodak-Birdcam - Eyas in trouble

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May 10, 4:45 AM - Mariah and eyasses resting
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May 10, 4:52 AM - Mariah leaves and comes back shortly to feed eyasses
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May 10, 5:03 AM - Mariah and eyasses rest after feeding, one eyas left uncovered, 48 degrees F outside.
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May 10, 5:42 AM - Last time we see eyas in foreground move.
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May 10, 6:05 AM - Last picture before birdcam stops working .

Message on Official Kodak Birdcam Discussion Board:

47280 From: "Jim Pisello"

Date: Wed May 10, 2006 7:39am
Subject: Quick Birdcam Update lord_garavin

I have informed the kodak.com folks about the images not posting to the website. I'm told it might be due to a normally scheduled maintenance that went a little long, but they're looking into it now and hopefully it will be up again soon.

Kaver and Mariah are both in the nest box now. A feeding just took place, with Mariah feeding at least 2 or 3 eyases (it was hard to tell how many from the camera view). Unfortunately the eyas that got out did not participate in this feeding. It is currently moving only a little. Whether it is simply full from its last meal and is resting (which is more or less normal behavior), or is in dire straits for having been exposed to the cool air for too long is impossible to tell at this point. We'll simply have to keep watching to see what happens. It appears that both Mariah and Kaver are not attempting to corral the eyas at this time.

There are large eggshell fragments visible, which means there may have been another hatching. Once the camera views are restored we should be able to tell more.

We may have a hard day in front of us. We cannot risk disturbing the nest by sending anyone up to investigate, so for now all we can do is watch and monitor the situation. It is not the best news to have today, but that's the reality we have to face.

I'll try to provide updates as I can, and I'm sure the other folks here will be piping in with their observations as well.

Jim

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5.09.2006

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Kodak Birdcam Pictures - May 9

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May 9, 7:20 AM, Kaver feeds the eyas while Mariah watches.

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5.08.2006

Happy Birthday Killired



I got you your favorite ice cream!!!

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Blog Olympics Training Camp #7


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The Seventh Blog Olympics Training Camp will be held at Binnsy's Hovel!

That's right folks, we're going all the way to Australia for this camp, and if you head over to Binnsy's Hovel right now you will get a preview of what's in store for you.

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Kodak Birdcam 2006 - 4 Eyas Hatched

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May 8, 5:55 AM: Mariah feeding the eyas

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There are 28 pictures now! Dinner time pictures included. Updated the number of eyas to 4, not 5 like I said earlier.

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5.07.2006

Mariah and Kaver have 3 Eyas (Babies)

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May 7, 8:56 AM: Mariah with eyas

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More pictures added!

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5.06.2006

Breaking News - Hatching - Mariah and Kaver

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Here is a picture of Kaver with his hatchling! The first one hatched this morning. Five to go.

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OPEN!!!!

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I wish the eggs in Mariah and Kaver's Nest would open. Here is a beautiful picture of Mariah with six eggs due to hatch any time now.

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My Father and I

Barbara and Dad

Here is a picture of Dad and me on the day I got married.

Dad passed away last November, today is his birthday, he would have been 74 years old. My sister Liz loaned me this picture, she selected it from the photographer's proofs after the wedding. I haven't seen the picture in years and had forgotten about it's existence. I'm so glad my sister shared it with me.

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5.05.2006

Mariah and Kaver - The Wait Continues

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Fifth Grade Readings

Last night my son and his classmates treated their parents to original essays and poetry. It was very enjoyable. They each wrote an essay about their favorite older friend, each was more heart warming than the next. This was sharply contrasted by the poems they wrote. One girl wrote about how she hates teachers, some wrote odes to their friends. One boy wrote a haiku about how he hates limericks. I got permission from my son to share his poems. He only read the first one, the others were contenders for the reading. He got some inspiration from J. Andrew Lockhart's Blog. Without further adieu -

Air

So much depends upon air.
So clean and fresh you breath it all day.
Without it you would be dead.


The Sign

Middle of the day
An old sign hangs from a post
A silent ghost town



Planes

There once was a man named Itty
Who never been to the city
And then one day
He flew away
The plane crash was a pity


Closet

Sticking out of
my very messy closet
are old gym socks I wore



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5.04.2006

Thirteen Essential Links for Bloggers

5.03.2006

Kodak Birdcam 2006 Mariah Kaver - Still Waiting

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May 3, 11:00 AM: This is an absolutely stunning picture of Mariah. To see the full size image visit this link.

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May 3, 6:30 PM: Mariah and all six eggs. Both Mariah and Kaver are spending more time looking and listening to the eggs. The eggs typically hatch 33 days after the last one is laid. Mariah laid the last one April 6.

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May 3, 7:06 PM: Kaver is arriving at the nest box. The underside of his wings has striped feathers. Kaver has been busy keeping a couple of turkey vultures out of the nest area the past week.


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Blog Olympics Medals HTML Code


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