I didn't move the nest or the wreath, as I thought, instead letting Mama Robin just be and putting up a BIG white sign warning people away and directing them to our side door. But then she took off and I feared she was gone forever, with a belly full of babies (or eggs at least). Eric told me, when he came home in the dark, that my sign was a tad distracting [to the bird] and that it probably scared her away. I immediately pulled it down and sent 'welcome back vibes' out into the universe even though I am totally creeped out by this and not a bird lover in any way, shape or form.
Speaking of bird loving -- last fall Eric asked me about my love of birds which totally confused me seeing that I don't even like them. Apparently I started a bird collection without even knowing it -- birds on my kitchen counter, bird prints in my bedroom, more bird prints in our powder room and little eggs around the house! All this and birds truly freak me out! I told him that birds are very 'in' these days (and I'm nothing if not trendy - LOL), and it he seemingly remembered, hence his thought that I'd stuck that nest in on purpose! Well, it does look good there!
Anyway, I digress (as usual). Mama Robin must have heard me, for she returned this morning bringing new twigs in her beak, disappearing from our view into the wreath. She's back in full nesting mode.
Speaking of which, the kids and I are nesting today, too. It's an at-home day and they are so happy, though I will demand they get out of their PJs at some point. A friend is also stopping by with her little one. I love the company and it's always a great motivator for me to get a few tasks done. My plan is to sit on the deck in our [hopefully] 70-degree weather and veg.
For now, though, my littles are holed up in the playroom playing 'family' -- still a favorite game. (Would you believe this room was completely picked up an hour ago? Sigh... sometimes I wonder why I bother.) Listening to them cracks me up -- except when I hear my words come through their mouths. Audrey's tucking in the boys, both of whom are pretending to be her babies, and Jack has that role down pat, adding in lusty cries for great effect.
I'd better get on with our day, I'm hoping to spend a little time today in my pantry. My mouth continues to hurt, however, so we'll see how much energy I have after taking a little codeine! Cheers! Enjoy your Tuesday...