I'm really crabby right now. Hubby would say "Ain't nothin' new there," but no, this is more crabby than usual. In all the years we've lived out here in the country, and in all the years I've had bird feeders over in this side yard, I have never seen those stupid little wannabe chipmunks kill birds. Not only have I seen it THREE times this summer, but two of those times were in about ten minutes of each other this afternoon. The first time I saw it was earlier this summer, and the little rodent bastard snagged a baby bird. I was like "WTF?!" in horror, and then Googled it only to find out that yes, there are times when they will indeed kill small birds.
Ok, fine, nature at work and all that jazz. But then it happened again today. And then AGAIN about ten minutes later. That second time I actually tried to create enough noise and motion to stop it but to no avail. What the heck is going on?! When hubby got home I told him there is weirdness afoot and maybe there is something to all that End of Days talk. I was already all stressed out about other things and adding that to it now has me almost physically ill. I almost want to stop keeping bird feeders because of all the animal drama we've had this summer. Gah!
Let's get this crabfest turned around if we can. Ahhh, yes, Christian Ponder. I didn't see the Raiders game or any news on how he did, if he even played. I know the Raiders lost though. His daughter Scout has two super cute videos on her Instgram channel. One is him teaching her how to growl, and the other is her clapping and watching the game. You should go check out that sassy baby. She's so dang cute.
The Vikings won. Or did I say that yesterday? Yes, I think I did.
Moving on . . .
Do you ever find that when you hear bad news about someone else, you feel better about yourself? It's not that you wish bad things upon people, but it sometimes makes you realize your own problems aren't that bad. That happened to me today. I was feeling quite a lot better about nearly everything for a while, until that bird thing happened.
I was thinking about the diary/journal thing. I wonder if I do it as sort of a mood journal if I'll be able to get a habit started. Maybe I'll be able to find some patterns or triggers to all this madness. That way it also won't feel like I'm just repeating myself by writing about the same things I already write on my calendar or natter about here. And if I can finally get into the habit of writing, and it wants to become more of a regular daily events things, so be it. All the better!
I've also been thinking about getting some coloring books. I didn't even realize they made coloring books for adults, like stress therapy coloring books. They have more intricate designs and things, and need things like markers or colored pencils, something more fine pointed than regular crayons. Have you seen those kinds of books? Well, I've heard even regular kids coloring books can be stress relieving, but these adult ones look so cool.
I watched a true crime show today called Murder Made Me Famous. The episode I watched was about Scott and Laci Peterson. I remember back when that murder happened, remember following it somewhat, but never really did know what happened. It was interesting to watch this show. I did not know that the book/movie Gone Girl was inspired by the Peterson events! Now I have the DVR set to record that. Yes, I'm the only person in the world who hasn't seen that movie yet. *sigh*
Well, I've got dishes to do, and then some UO to play before I go up to bed and read a bit more Percy Jackson.
How are you today?