I'm back, at least for this one post right now. I hope to be a little more regular, but I'll probably be a lot more erratic than I was in the past. I just can't seem to find things to post about.
I guess I have two pieces of news, though. The first is that I'm on day 17 of a diet. I decided that it was time to lose all this extra weight that is keeping me from doing the things that I want to do. I could stand to lose 100 pounds, but I'll be happy with less, as long as I keep it off. So far, only weighing myself once a week, I've lost 5.5 pounds. But, I won't bore you with constant updates on how the diet is going.
The second thing that I wanted to share with you is the wonderful sight that I saw out of my rear window this morning. I was puttering around when I noticed that Becky Cat, who loves to sit and watch the birds out of that window, started making that chattering noise that cats make when they are excited. I went over to the window and this is what I saw.
When the birds fledged, the young birds had to roam farther afield, to find new Winter hunting territories. That's why we, here in New York State, are now being treated with the sight of so many of them. This looks to me like a first year bird, probably a male, which would be in line with the theory.
Just a short while later, I got an email from my neighbor. He had seen the bird also, and sent me this picture.
So, there we have it, a brief update on my so very unexciting life. I promise, I'll try to get a blog up now and again, and I also promise that I will try my best to get caught up on your blogs in the next few days.