Friday, May 29, 2009

My babies done left me

This morning.

This evening.


Good bye feathered friends,
I hope we meet agains.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

More birdy pictures

Mama bird

5 days old.

7 days old.

9 days old.

Today, 10 days old. So furry!

Spring has sprung?

We have baby birds living in a bush RIGHTNEXT to the back door. As in, open the door, reach out, and get buzzed by a low-flying red breasted robin.

The next was empty for a while, then, one Saturday, I peeked in.

Then next morning, not even 12 hours later, I peeked in again.

A few hours later, I peeked in again.

This was just over a week ago. Since then, the mama bird and a daddy bird (I think) have been flying around. When we slide open the door, the bush rustles, then a bird takes off. We've seen both birds hanging out by the bush, on our back hill, on the nearby bushes, often with worms in their beaks.

Today the chicks are chirping and, when we peek in, looking for food from the parents. They have feathers and have pretty much doubled in size. It's kind of neat. I've grown pretty attached to these guys. It'll be neat to see how they turn out.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Back from the dead

No reason for the downtime. Just not into blogging, I guess.

I just got back from 2 hours of God Rock. I played in the worship band at SPU for a little function for the college kids. I rehearsed for 3.5 hours yesterday and now my hands are kind of tired (but not too tired to blog).

In addition, today, I climbed on the roof and cleaned the gutters (leaf blower to gutters FTW), went to a friend's house for a double family Memorial Day barbecue, came home and mowed the lawn, then weed wacked the back yard. It was a busy day.

Anyway, it was interesting playing this gig. Musically, it wasn't my finest moment. I guess I did ok, but it's hard playing the worship songs because we never practice but for the performances, which is my fault, because I don't want to tack on any more practice time than needed. Also, the drummer we had today has been away from drums for awhile and is out of practice. He has some time issues, but appears willing to learn.

What was cool about playing there at SPU was the people that came to watch. It was college students and, since SPU is a Christian college, they were religious. Usually when I play out, the people watching are drinking beers and sitting around. For this thing, people were out in the middle of Martin Square dancing, singing, praying, kneeling, holding hands and just having moments. Though it wasn't for the band, the sight of these people showing some sort of emotion or reaction to the event was pretty cool.

A few of us went out for food after the gig and found a cool place in Fremont. Forget what the place was called, but you get big ass slices of pizza for $4.95. Pretty neat.

I'll get caught up in another blog tomorrow. It's time for bed now.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

What's next?

I think I have writer's block. All I want to write about is how I've been spinning my wheels the past few months. No progress on the job front. No progress on the legal front. No leads on the horizon.

At what point to I swallow what little pride I have left so that I can at least get a paycheck?

Church today said that God will provide. I'm not looking for a handout, but a little nibble might be nice.

I feel like a dull failure. I feel like I'm wasting my time looking on Craigslist every morning. Then I set my sights higher, look at or Microsoft or something and realize that I simply cannot do the things that they want an employee to do.

Heck. I don't even know what I want to do. People ask me and I have no idea what to tell them. When I went from the Y to work for Dad, I didn't have a job interview. I didn't have to give a resume. I guess that's a plus when your dad is the boss.

These days, I have a resume, but, in my humble opinion, it's kind of a joke. It's so hard to be objective about myself. I know I'm good at stuff, but so many of those employers are looking for something specific.

Part of me is like, "Hey, get your ass back to school! Get some knowledge on these 'specifics' and get your ass hired!"

Then I realize you need to have $$$ to go to school and $$$ is something that is sorely lacking. Plus, the way the C&A situation is, well, let's just say I won't be taking out any loans anytime soon.

On the plus side, I'm really enjoying the family time. I love spending extra time with the kids and with Marci (what little I see of her. She's a busy bee!). I wish I was more handy; I could whittle down my imaginary Honey Do list. I'd start with replacing the ballasts in the garage lights, then maybe power wash the driveway. Gutters need cleaning too.

All of a sudden I just realized those things are easy. I just need to do them. Don't worry. I'm on it!

I just hate having a pity party.