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!!!