This week there is a lot of bird activity not only up in the woods but at home as well. Yesterday brought some house finches to my feeders and today there has been Cedar Waxwings on the crabapple, and Red Breasted Nuthatch on the window feeder, what a treat. Up in the park I've seen several species of vireo, Magnolia, Black & White, Black Pole, and Yellow rumpted Warblers. A flock of Canada Geese just flew over. Blue Jays have been migrating over the last week. Broadwings passed through, last push seemed to be Sunday the 23rd. Love Fall!!
Now....if only I could figure out what I want to do for work for the next few years. I need to earn some income to help out at home until we get all the kids out of college. I am so hopping to do something that I actually like...is that possible? One option might be Veterinarian Receptionist. But hubby is still working for himself so he is able to take off when he wants, and I would lose that luxury. Not sure we want to go that route at this point in our lives. I may walk dogs and doggie sit for them while their owners are on vacation. I have a bit of time before I have to get working and plan on using it to get my health and fitness squared away, and the HUGE task of Simplifying my life, aka....cleaning out all the junk I've hoarded for the last 52 years, I'm so ready to purge it all. Once I feel better physically and lighter mentally, I will be ready to embark on my next chapter of life, leaving total mothering behind for more self fulfillment. So task (1) Start eating right and exercising. My Diet: Meat, Fish, Eggs, Tons of Raw Vegetables, cooked vegetables, small amounts of fruit, nuts and seeds....simple! Now why can't I stick to it? Once we are on our path to our new life I think my stress levels will go down and I should be able to get back on track. As for exercise continue to hike, and add some full body exercises. (2) Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and GET RID of anything that doesn't make my heart sing or that I haven't touched in years. Books, CDs, Clothing, Kitchen Items, etc etc etc. JUST DO IT! A little each day and it will get done.