It’s winter. I’m bored and boring. I always hated winter and it has gotten worse as I got older. I always tended to hibernate like some big fat bear. Now there is COVID added to that. I’ve had my shots and wear a mask in public but the new variant is all around here. So, more hibernation………
The gardener in me isn’t happy unless I’m growing something, so inside the glass enclosure that used to be Geyri’s house, my uromastyx, I’m growing some lettuce and a few herbs. Gives me some things to eat and a chore to do every day: tending my garden.
Geyri is asleep, winter brumation for several months now. I go past her enclosure and look in, but nobody is looking out. Brumation is bad for the uro keepers. I woke her up recently just to see if she looks ok and weigh her. Sometimes they can start to dehydrate. But she looks good. She was not impressed that I was concerned for her health. I put her outside her brumation hideaway and gave her the choice to go back to sleep or stay out, warm up, and walk around. She went right back to sleep.
There is ice on the ground outside because we had a snow storm followed by sleet. Feeding the birds and squirrels, one of my winter pleasures, can be done by stepping only a short distance out back. There are flocks of birds who know they will find food here. And sometimes 10 squirrels at one time, with some little territorial disputes which are fun to see but get settled quickly. I love to watch them and am thankful I can provide food for them when there is not other food available to them now.
So it didn’t take much to catch up with my news, because there isn’t much news. Stay at home mostly, avoid the virus, don’t fall on ice, grow lettuce etc. See, I told you I’m boring now.
But writing a blog now has another purpose. In early February, it will be 12 years since this blog has been up and running. Sometimes blogging more, lately less, but I’ll keep posting sometimes as long as I have anything much to say. I’m thankful for the readers who follow along, a few of you for many of those 12 years. I hope you are all well and happy, maybe bored with winter too but still finding interesting things in each day. Today is what we have; have a good Today.