Many of you have asked where in the world I've been.

All I know is that after 7 plus years of blogging and a different lappy, which I don’t like, I seem to have lost my blogging fervor.

Someday, when you least expect it, I will post again.

For those of you still waiting I say thank you.

Meanwhile, I am rather prolific on twitter. Find me: @KeethaB
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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The Fat Lady Sang and Sang and Sang

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She sang today.

You know the one I mean - - - the really fat one that sings to signal that it's over.

I finished packing up my personal things out of my classroom, loaded them in my Durango, and drove away.

Now I am just me - - - whoever that is without teaching.

Many of you have asked what I'll be doing. I don't know what I'll be doing - - - but I do know what I WON'T be doing.

I don't plan to find another teaching job. I do plan to wait until after we return from our vacation to Wisconsin in July before I give any serious thoughts to the next "thing".

In the meantime - - - - I shall be watching some of these:



Mr. Goldfinch and his entire family stay with us year around. Mr. Rose-breasted Grosbeak only passes through on his way to greener pastures. This year he stayed around for a few days - - - just long enough to make us think he was staying, and then he checked out.


Meet Mr. Bluebird. Mr. Bluebird has lived in our yard for several years - - - but THIS year he has taken on a whole new personality.

A few days ago, a raccoon or something opened up the bluebird house, cleaned out the nest and all the young, and knocked the house to the ground.

Mr. Bluebird, like any good daddy, became very distraught and began flying right up to our family room window, perching on the hummingbird feeder, and tapping on the glass.


Fisherhubby put the house back on the tree, sealing the door to keep the "pests" out.

Though we have seen Mr. and Mrs. Bluebird return to their house, Mr. now prefers to sit right up near our windows indulging in frequent flapping and pecking.

Strange birdie behavior!!!

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15 comments:

Snappy Di said...

You're lucky to have such a nice colorful mix of birds in your yard!

Di

Just Breathe said...

Enjoy your summer. {{HUGS}} I've been thinking about you a lot. I know that many good things can come from change.

Jojo said...

We all know that a new window is about to open. Enjoy your vacation and treasure the down time. Good things are on there way.

Wishing you many blessings.

BTW-thank you for helping the bluebird out. Hard to watch the poor fellow when he is so upset.

Dawn said...

Mr. Bluebird knows you're there to protect and serve... :)

kyooty said...

that's awesome! I love a good story, and you seem to have a way of finding some good ones. Mr Blue Bird? what kind of bird is he? he's not a Blue Jay.

Carol said...

I'm thinking of you & wishing you the best! Enjoy your summer!

Whosyergurl said...

Enjoy! You sound fine. Strong. You do what you must.
How soon is the vacay?
Hugs, Cheryl

Linda said...

Enjoy your vacation and the next thing will show itself to you. I love the birds!

jennifer said...

Whatever you choose to do? You will be wonderful. I KNOW that with all of my heart.

Your bird pictures are great - very clear! I adore bluebirds. I'm sorry yours had a home mishap.

Keri said...

I had no idea birds could have that kind of knowledge...I mean, he knew to peck on your window to ask for help?!?! That's amazing!

(I have to say it...how could a BIRD have a personality like that and NOT have been lovingly CREATED???)

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Great birdie pics!
Keetha, I know God has great things in store for you! For everything a reason and a plan by God's hand. Things are going the way they should. An end is always hard, but a new beginning is exciting.
HUGS!!!!

Headless Mom said...

((Hugs))

Martin LaBar said...

God's best in whatever is coming your way.

The Fat Lady Sings Online said...

It's good to have a goal, even if it's just a goldfinch.

Beth said...

Your birds are beautiful! I have never seen a rosy breasted grosbeek but how lovely it is. Too sad about the bluebird house. They love their babies just like we love ours! Thanks for sharing, Keetha and enjoy your vacation! Best of luck on whatever the future holds for you!
Beth