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Our Wacky Red Male Cardinal

Sunday, June 22, 2014

He is beautiful!
He is bright red!
He is persistent!
He is wacky!!!
For 3 months this beautiful red cardinal has flown into our windows with all of his strength!
Not once a day! Not twice a day! But countless times a day!
Not one window! Not two windows! But almost every window in the house!
Not one house, but at least two as he goes next door to our son's and repeats his antics!
He wakens me at 6:15 as his beak hits windows numerous times!
This continues until about noon when he must take a siesta, then resumes in PM until about 6 in the evening.
Can you imagine the bird poo on our decks and window sills as he hits so hard he releases that poo.
Tried aluminum foil streamers - no avail!
Tried Insect Spray all around windows - no avail!
Can't ever get windows washed!
Then I hear the beautiful song of the cardinal calling "Pretty! Pretty"! about 8 PM.
Is his wife calling him home?
Can you shed any light on this strange behavior of a bird???

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DJ4HEALTH 7/8/2014 2:15AM

    Something is very wrong with him and he needs help. You might want to contact animal control and ask them what could be done.

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WILLITWORK1 6/27/2014 2:06PM

    That is truly wacky!! Is this in NC or still down in FL? You could call the state wildlife folks.

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BKNOCK 6/23/2014 2:53PM

    Ha Ha how did you get so lucky?

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Back in February I wrote a blog stating I had lost all respect for Dr. Oz because he was promoting this weight loss product which we all know is fake.
Well, today on the Noon News I heard that Dr. Oz was going to Washington this afternoon to do something about these companies who fictitiously use someone's name saying they endorse that program.
He never endorsed that weight loss product and wants to get back at the companies who put his name to their products.
I am glad to hear he was not part of that endorsement because I thought he was more intelligent than that.
I apologize to Dr. Oz.

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WILLITWORK1 6/22/2014 9:44AM

    I never knew that! Thanks for sharing.

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DJ4HEALTH 6/20/2014 3:20AM

    I saw the news about that and how that congress woman went after him for that but what they did not tell you is that she was paid with money from the pharmacy industry and she was looking out for the people that gave her money and just wanted to quiet Dr. Oz and he even says that there are people that are using his name and picture of him that he does not do or even get money from them.

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QUADCMOM 6/18/2014 6:46AM

    Great Blog Carol !!!

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GOLFGMA 6/18/2014 6:39AM

    I had seen him earlier tell his audience that a lot of companies were touting his support and they were false. I believe he stated he didn't endorse products. Glad you realized in time. Wish more were like that. emoticon

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MAGGIEVAN 6/17/2014 3:56PM

    Good on you!

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Saturday, June 07, 2014

Finally got in a full hour of water aerobics - and I am very tired tonight. Going to bed early.
Grandson graduates tomorrow evening and service starts at 8 PM. Guess I'd better take a nap or I will never stay awake for it.
Hope I have time for pool again as the water if finally warm and beautiful.
Have an enjoyable Sunday!

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EDUCGRAD 6/15/2014 3:50PM

    water aerobics sounds great!

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BKNOCK 6/8/2014 7:05PM

    Glad you had a chance to swim! Congrats to your Grandson!

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GOSPELCLOWN 6/8/2014 2:39PM

    What a great way to exercise! Enjoy the ceremony!

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FITGRANDMA120 6/8/2014 8:38AM

    I miss water aerobics, it is a great all around exercise. Have fun at the graduation.

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SOXYINMO 6/8/2014 8:01AM

    Yea! Congratulations on the Grandson graduation. Have a great time.

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ARNETTELEE 6/7/2014 10:12PM

  Happy sparking!

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Day 5 / NO Sweets

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Did it! Only 95 more to go!!!
May have been a tad easier today, but find I am eating good solid food and ending at high end of calorie count. So now I will work on NO Sweets along with lighter snacks.

PS Got to talk to sister tonight and was good to hear her voice. She has a long way to go but sounded very upbeat!

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SOXYINMO 6/6/2014 6:47AM

    Wooo hoooo!!!!

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QUADCMOM 6/4/2014 9:02PM

    Way to go on day 5. I'm on day two of my 100 day goals. So far, so good !!!

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BKNOCK 6/4/2014 1:50PM

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MSOVERCOMER 6/4/2014 1:35AM

    You've got this! We BOTH do. 😎

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LEWIS314 6/3/2014 10:45PM

    that is great

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Days 3 & 4

Monday, June 02, 2014

Not really easy, but I have now completed two more days with NO sweets.

And to this I must add, my younger sister came through very serious surgery at Cleveland Clinic today, but there is a rough road ahead. She has a great faith and we are all praying for her. If you care to, please add Kathy to your prayer list.

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BKNOCK 6/2/2014 9:08PM

    Congrats on no sweets! I have been trying to eat fruit instead of sweets.

Cleveland Clinic is a great hospital, my niece had scoliosis surgery there last year and has made a full recovery at the age of 14.

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JAMBABY0 6/2/2014 8:58PM

    You are all in my prayers and great job on no sweets and if your interested click the link on your spark point page at the top put your cursor over the word community and click the one that says "spark teams", you will find a small square that says "Challenge Central" towards the top of the page above your teams, if you click that square it will bring you to a list of challenge teams that you can join and earn trophies for completing them and the one I think you should check out is called "Official Tame Your Sweet Tooth", it is a 4 week challenge and if you complete it you will get a trophy, it's all up to you, good luck!

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