Sunday, August 19, 2012
Visit to Grandma's
Grandma is doing very well. She's almost back to her original weight before last year's surgery and was eating very well for the two meals we had with her. Of course, the trout today was "tasteless" to her (but she still ate the whole thing!). And we enjoyed the coconut-banana cream pie for dessert.
The finch bird feeder was empty already so we re-filled the sock with Nyjer seed for the finches. There has only been one bird that eats the suet so far, a Black-Headed Grosbeak, but he hasn't been back recently. I think maybe we should look into getting a shepherd's hook so we can hang some more formal bird-feeders and place it so some of the other residents can see it as well.
UPDATE: As I typed this, the Grosbeak came back! Tried to take a picture but all we had was my phone and as soon as we approached, off he flew. I think his ears must have been burning.
The kindle is also updated with a few new library books. We got...
- The Worst Journey in the World by Apsley Cherry-Garrard about a failed journey to the South Pole in early 1900s.
- Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen (i hear the book was better than the movie)
- The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender (I know you said this was weird, penny, but so many good reviews!)
And of course, we brought over a few Dick Francis novels for her as well.