Let me start at the beginning... I'm sick, have been for over 8 days. Coughing, ears plugged and sore, throat feels like I have a dagger in it, head stuffed, etc.,... all the typical flu signs. I've been trying to ignore everything and just carry on bravely but after waking yesterday with a heck of a headache I cancelled my dentist appointment and put in a call to the doctor. After sitting for 30 minutes in the waiting room (grrrh) I saw the doc (not my own but a different one) for all of five minutes. No I haven't been to Mexico, and no I don't know anyone who has been recently. After looking at my eardrums he said they are like they are turned inside out, the reason for the pain in the ears, throat, and the reason for not hearing so well. No antibiotics, just pick up some decongestant nasal mist and hold my head over hot steaming water. I should be over it in another ten days... TEN DAYS? I thought I was doing good by holding out for eight days before I went to the doc but there's a chance I may cough myself silly if I have to put up with this for another ten days... good Lord.
In the meantime I'm sitting at my kitchen table not doing much of anything. I've thrown in the towel and succumb to the flu... sore throat and all. Funny thing is I hadn't been anywhere for almost two weeks so someone brought this to me. Ever feel like installing a disinfectant sprayer thingy at your door before anyone comes in? If you felt like me you'd already have plans drawn up for it.
Okay enough whining, time to get on with other stuff. This morning a new very tiny bird showed up at my feeder. I snapped some pics and grabbed my bird book. The bird is an American Goldfinch, if I'm wrong please correct me. Hey I wonder if they have any Canadian Goldfinch's? Probably not but it never hurts to ask :)
Here's some pics:
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