Robert (gurdonark) wrote,
Robert
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Celebration and Cut

Saturday morning I got up early. I ate puffed kamut and skim milk for breakfast. I drove to nearby Celebration Park here in Allen, I walked on the Celebration Pass Trail, a sidewalk trail that usually has lots of birding interest.  Saturday proved a good day to walk. I saw 27 species of birds.  Two species were my first sighting this year, bringing my total to 50 species for January.  My best pictures were of Yellow-Throated Sparrows.

My wife and I went to Elke's for lunch, I ordered a salmon, fresh fruit and a greens salad without dressing. It came with a slice of wheat toast. My salmon was particularly good. After lunch, we took Beatrice for a walk around the pond in Glendover Park.  In the late afternoon I went for a bicycle ride on the Watters Branch Trail. I saw 15 species of bird during a 6-mile ride.

Saturday night we went to Lita's a Tex/Mex/Indian fusion place. I had spinach enchiladas, bean soup, and rice. I listened to an ambient album and wrote liner notes for it.

Sunday morning I started my day at the Chisholm Trail in Plano near Christie Elementary off Rainier. When I got out of my car, I saw a large immature Red-Tailed Hawk in a tree.  I walked around in the chilly morning, taking short video clips of Ring-Necked Ducks. After half an hour, I drove to my Weight Watchers meeting.

I was down two pounds, bringing me back to 99 pounds lost. This is within the 10-pound range my doctor set for me. I have been in that range for over a year. I still go to Weight Watchers meetinsg every week. I even participate in its social media app, called Connect. Connect is a very positive place/. After Weight Watchers, I drove to Schell Park in Plano. I saw seven species of bird there. Then I went to church. I liked the sermon, one of an ongoing series of sermons on building bridges with other people.

After church, I drove to Chicken Express, where I had catfsh fillets, green beans and a roll.

After lunch, I went to Classic Cuts in Plano, where I got a haircut. My stylist, May, wished me a happy New Year, and pointed out that she gets two new years because it is nearly New Year in her home country.

I worked on cleaning things from my car and putting things away. I made a lot of progress on that. I want to make more progress, but the end is in sight.  In the late afternoon, I cleaned up the backyard so that it is more pleasant for Beatrice.  I worked a bit on figuring out a paperwork matter for a family matter.

At day's end, I drove to nearby Green Park, where I saw lots of the abundant Winter-resident warbler, the Yellow-Rumped Warbler. Then I went to El Pollo Loco to pick us up dinner. I had three pieces of chicken, broccoli, pinto beans and corn tortillas.

I want to get more things done this coming week, but I felt I made a good start on some things today.








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