Sunday, January 24, 2010


Doesn't "nesting" sound so much nicer then housework? That's what I was doing today, nesting.

I've been sick the last three weeks with a bad sinus infection and was off work for nine days. It took the sinus infection getting worse before it got better and a couple different prescriptions to finally take care of it.

Feeling like your head is going to explode and being dizzy and light-headed isn't a very motivating combination, so I spent most of my time off on the couch napping and watching TV.

The house has been neglected since I've been sick, so it was actually nice to have the energy to do some cleaning around here today before heading back to work tomorrow.

I did the usual, dusting,laundry, etc. I also tackled my kitchen cupboards as the state of them as been bothering me for a while. This morning I took the time to take everything out, wipe them down, sort and throw stuff out, and then organize the rest.

I was very happy with my end result and feel like I'm getting a head start on my spring cleaning!

Sunday, January 17, 2010


Taken just after midnight Jan. 1st, 2010.

This past weekend saw Rob and I celebrating 6 years of being together. We met for a coffee six years ago today. One coffee at Timothy's on the corner of Charles and Bay, and we've been together ever since.

We spent the weekend doing something we came to love together, birding. Saturday we went to two different areas, Palgrave Conservation Area and Albion Hills, where we saw many chickadees, red breasted nuthatches and the surprise of the day, a wild turkey!

Rob caught this shot of a Female Wild Turkey running away from us.

Today we went to a park closer to home, Jame's Gardens and had an enjoyable time watching the many woodpeckers in Lambton Woods, including a Red Bellied Woodpecker. We saw three Brown Creepers and quite a few White Breasted Nuthatches, which was special as we don't see them often.

Rob took this great shot of the Brown Creeper.

After birding today we went for a hot chocolate at Delight which was picked as one of the top ten places to go for hot chocolate in Toronto from blogTO. We had the "spicy", and it was delicious, and just what we needed to warm us up. We also bought a few truffles to enjoy tonight.

Spending time with the one I love, doing stuff we love, doesn't get better then that!

Sunday, January 3, 2010


It's become a New Years Day tradition for us to go birding, if the weather cooperates, and thankfully this year it did.

In the early morning hours, while a lot of people were still in bed recovering from the previous nights festivities, Rob and I were walking around Cranberry Marsh near Whitby, Ontario enjoying our feathered friends.

We saw many species of birds that day; Cardinals, Downy Woodpeckers, a Brown Creeper, Mourning Doves, Blue Jays, White Breasted Nuthatches, different types of Sparrows, Gold Finches, and of course, the very friendly Chickadees.

I've posted a few of our favorite pictures from our outing for you to enjoy. It was a wonderful way for us to start the new year!

Double Trouble, two chickadees enjoy the seed from my hand.

You can see here how "friendly" the little guys are! This is a shot of one of my hands and one of Rob's, and the Chickadees were constant visitors for seed.

We got the idea to put seed on our hats from another birder, and as you can see, it worked!

We thought the colour contrast between the dogwood bush and the pine trees was beautiful.

A White Breasted Nuthatch enjoys seed from Rob's hand.

I love the feeling of having this little guy land in my hand for seed.

Rob took this beautiful shot of the Chickadee in the pine tree.

A Blue Jay joins us for a peanut.