Friday, March 12, 2021


 Today has been a day...I had to get away for a few minutes...I will explain in a bit.  I needed to run to Walmart, so before we went there, we did a drive through of the strip pit area.  I was hoping to see some wildlife... all we saw were a few birds.  I was thankful to see them, but I don't think I will ever get used to the lack of life that is there now.  

This girl, I think it is a female Ring Necked Duck...kept diving and diving.  Every time I was about ready to take a photo she would disappear.  Edited to add Ginny thinks the one above is Pied billed grebe...I feel pretty sure she is correct.   

This is the male Ring Necked least I am pretty sure that is it is.  If you know different, please feel free to correct me.  Both photos are cropped.   This male was a good distance away.

This dove was just right beside our vehicle....

We are seeing a lot of the American Robins any where we go....I thought this one had a redder than usual breast.  


Okay, will tell you about the day.  I knew I had to run to Walmart, but figured I could do that and be done and have time left to do either things I needed to do, or to sew.  To being the day, the cat got me up way earlier than I normally get up.  That should have given me a clue to the day.

Roger was up, but kept staying in the bedroom.  I had no idea what he was doing.  I went ahead and got my war paint on...and I don't mean make-up.  I mean a medication and sunscreen.  He still wasn't out.  I thought to give him a couple more minutes and then go see if something was wrong.  Here he came....he had lost a hearing aid!  

So, I went in there and looked and looked.  I looked under everything, I tore the covers back and looked in the bed...I looked behind the bed...I looked in shoes...I even took stuff out of two drawers.  Remember the two drawers part.

He said he had had them when he went to bed...but his memory after the stroke is not always the best.  Though I do think he would have noticed if he had not had both hearing aids on.  I went and seen if he had left one by the stationary bike.  I called the restaurant we stopped at yesterday to see if it had been turned in to the lost and found.

During this he had me stop and run him through the McDonald's drive-thru...

He got done with breakfast, and was kind of wanting me to start looking more.  I had been looking most of the time he was eating.

I told him I had to go to Walmart...he wanted to go.  So we went, but I grabbed my camera.  Going through the strip pits takes my mind off everything.  It is one place I can usually go and just forget everything.

Came home and he wanted to start on the hearing aid again.  I got him to go on and ride the bike, and I went in to the bedroom.  I thought I would start on the drawers again.  I went to the third drawer...I had opened it earlier but it looked so neat, I had only lifted one t-shirt and thought there was no need to go farther.  This time I went to the bottom of the drawer and there it was!  Laying there in the corner of the drawer!  I was so relieved to find it.

That all took up a huge portion of my time here at home...I have not accomplished much of anything at all this day.  Did not even do my normal Friday chores.  I haven't sewn a stitch, but the night is not over.