March 4, 2015

Nature, man........It's Brutal!

Once upon a time I had a little budgie named Norman. Norman was loud and messy and lots of fun to watch.

Then one day I had an idea..."Hmmmm.....I think Norman needs a buddy!" So the kids and I went to the pet store and they, of course, fell in love with a tiny little bird sitting on the ground alllll alone looking helpless. He was all white that faded into a lemon yellow with lime green, blue, pink and black all mixed in. He was beautiful. So we took him home and named him Jack.

We put him in his own cage for a few weeks to make sure that he was healthy. We gradually moved him closer to Norman's cage so they could get used to each other. When Norman began cooing at him and sleeping as close to his cage as he could get I knew it would be ok, so I moved him in with Norman.

And things went really well. I made sure to take Jack out as much as possible to get him used to us, and of course to satisfy my own need of holding something so little and soft. He was adorable.

Life was good. Until this happened........

Obviously Norman is actually a NorMA. So yeah, this happened. A lot! Multiple times a day. Nature, man. Nature! Great learning experience for the kids. I did some research and realized that these two were mating as much as possible because they want babies!!! I made a mad dash to gather supplies in time....a nesting box, nesting material, cuttle bones, mineral block, organic fruits and veggies, and then I waited. Then this happened......

Obviously this one didn't make the cut. Nature, man! It's brutal! I realized that Norman is not messing around. A day went by and no more eggs. I thought "Great!! I don't need all that drama in my life!!!". So of course this happened........

As much as I hate to admit it, I may have a teeny, tiny little bird to take care of. The kids are so excited. Especially Lola. She keeps asking how Norma is doing, how long till the baby hatches, what color it will be and so on and so forth. It will be interesting to see what happens. I'll update as soon as anything happens. Until then, I'll be in the corner rocking back and forth and hoping she doesn't lay any more eggs. Hopefully this has a happy ending!


February 23, 2015

I'm Here, I'm Alive.....Barely

It's been FOREVER since I last blogged. Why? Because Winter has gotten to me. I'm in a funk. I barely get out of the house, forget about getting dressed, and I have such a Vitamin D deficiency that I had to start taking supplements. So yeah, I'm in a real funk. I hate being stuck in the house. I hate it! Add snow days, sick days and even more snow days and well, you got yourself a crazy lady. So yeah, I'm here, I'm alive.........but just barely. I'll check in when the temperature is above 40. -_-