Out of Plastic Bird Nerd

Today was like my Tuesday, since I worked yesterday…but it sure as hell felt like a Monday.  Something was off to begin with, and I was totally out of it after waking up this morning.  I didn’t want to eat breakfast and had to force myself while wandering around aimlessly trying to get ready for work.

Breakfast was nothing other than boring and redundant, hence why I have no picture.  Don’t worry, the lighting would have been horrible for my cereal/pb/fruit mess…and nothing you haven’t seen before, I promise.

I headed out into the field and as beautiful and cool (weather wise) as it was…I just couldn’t get into it.  Well, until I saw the hawks.  But it was just…lonely.  Normally it doesn’t bother me that much having to work for hours by myself and not having a lot of friends around, but there was just something about today.  Hrm…

Anyhow, I had an early lunch as I had to oblige to my growling belly and dove into the plastic I brought to carry my food:

Grapes and a Dark Chocolate Dreams PB sandwich on Sheepherders…plus some kitty grahams in more plastic.  And FYI, when I use plastic bags, they come home with me, into the sink and get washed and reused.  I usually get about 10 uses out of them before the binding starts to get weird and too much air leaks in…go being envi-friendly!!!

The afternoon got better with my last survey as I saw some of my favorite hawks and brought my spirits back up.  On the drive home I snacked on 1/2 a TJ’s Chocolate bar, an asian pear and some honey pretzel sticks.

Even upon returning home I was still starving so I snacked on a big bowl on Kashi Cinnamon Harvest Shredded Wheat Squares.  I didn’t realize how many of those babies are in a serving but by the time I hit around two…my stomach was happy and content.  Success!

After procrastinating long enough I did Jillian Michael’s No Trouble Zones and damned, I’m gonna hurt tomorrow.  Especially my quads and triceps.  Ouch, ouch and more ouch.

But the best part of the night was going to learn about these beauties!!!!

I can’t tell you how much I love these little beauties.  They weigh on average about 3 grams, which is about the weight of a paper clip.  They can beat their wings anywhere from 20-80 times a second depending on their size (smaller = more, bigger = less) and have a downward cast so they hover and move air just like helicopters.

Gosh I miss having these guys around all the time like I did in Texas…I just need to get a feeder and sugar water.  Or  move back home where my dad has planted native flowers and bushes that attract them like mad.

Anyhow, the late lecture directly after my workout resulted in me eating my dinner out of plastics, again.

Yes, that’s how exciting my dinner was.  And I ate the last two pieces of baked tofu to boot.  But my belly is still pissed because I waited so long to eat.  It happens every time I do that…you’d think I’d have learned by now.  Gah.

Sorry to be a downer, but tomorrow will be a better day!  I hope to start it off on a better foot!  And mindset!

But, have you checked out my FAQ page under the header picture yet?  I was working on it all weekend with the questions I’ve been asked over the years, but would love to hear if you have more!  Let me know via comment or email and I’ll have them up asap!!!

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10 Responses to Out of Plastic Bird Nerd

  1. Kristina @ spabettie says:

    …are those hummingbirds? :)

    my Grandpa Z had hummingbird feeders, and we would sit and watch them… and my grandparent's fridge was about 1/3 full of red colored sugar water!

    those birds are beautiful in your photos…

  2. mymarblerye says:

    you know what..it's weird but you DESERVE to have a day where you CAN feel down…not everyday is going to be happy…but as long as you are happy with yourself and don't have negative thoughts about your BODY then it's okay…and I feel lonely all the time as well so TEXT ME or chat with me! Oh..and if you miss those birds so much why dont you come to texas to visit them? :) BTW are you going to EatingBender's wedding? I think I'll be in Chicago that weekend!

  3. Jessie (Bites and Pieces) says:

    Hummingbirds are such amazing creatures! I wish I could say that I have seen many of them, but I have only seen about 5 in my entire life. So sad!

  4. Natalie says:

    I totally reuse my plastic bags too…and I make my husband do it as well :)

    I hope you have a fabulous day!!

  5. Dorry says:

    The birds are so beautiful! We have a feeder in the backyard here and the same dove has laid her eggs twice in one of the planters. <3 your love for birds.

  6. Gabriela says:

    My mom washes all our plastic bags, but whenever I do it they don't dry out and then my food gets kind of soggy. Gross :( Those hummingbirds are beautiful!! My BF's mom loves them :)

  7. Jessica @ The Process of Healing says:

    I'm so sorry you had such a bad day girl… I hope today was better!!!!
    Beautiful pictures!
    Love you bunches and bunches! :)

  8. Katie @ Health for the Whole Self says:

    Those little birdies are just beautiful!

    I really need to be better about re-using my plastic bags, or using more tupperware…

  9. Krista says:

    LOVE hummingbirds!!

    Just did NMTZ at lunch and I think I'm gonna be in agony tomorrow!!!

  10. annelies says:

    Wow. I've never seen a hummingbird with a blue throat- most of the ones we have out here are red or pink throated. They're so cute but SUPER territorial! :)

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