Robert (gurdonark) wrote,

seed on a pedestal

In the morning I walked in the shopping center next to my office building. I like the stillness of the not-yet-active buildings.

I made a reservation on a shuttle for tomorrow morning. I like when shuttles allow me to tip in advance.

In the afternoon, emails slowed a bit at work. But by day's end they were back on pace.

In the early evening I walked in Salmon Park and watched the Eastern Bluebirds.

At home tonight, I updated my smaller, travel laptop. I had had problems with updating from the graphical user interface, but a command line update worked like a charm. Ever since I switched my laptops to Q4OS, a Debian derivative, when I encounter issues, they tend to be solvable more or less easily with a little patience.

A huge troupe of House Sparrows is hanging out in our back yard bushes. They seem to share the space with our usual Winter Dark-Eyed Juncos. Some mornings, I put bird seed on the little concrete bench our neighbors got us in honor of our beloved dog Scout. I like spreading seeds on that small platform because it seems to me to avoid the problems like House Finches spreading infection to one another that bird feeders create. So far beyond the sparrows I have seen a Carolina Chickadee and a female Northern Cardinal feeding on the seeds. My favorite part of the seed bag is that it is resealable, which makes for less muss and fuss.

Social media has its downsides, but I like that I can flip a twitter message to a friend battling illness and make a moment of contact to make sure my friend is all right.

Breakfast: two packets of instant oatmeal
Lunch: a Potbelly's TKY sandwich on wheat, with a cup of chicken noodle soup and baked potato chips
Dinner: 2 chicken breasts, a chicken leg, a small fries and 1/4 of a biscuit at Church's Chicken.
I resisted the temptation to buy lots of bananas.

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