This is a short post today! Another bout of vertigo started last night, and in the 24-hours later getting better phase –I feel like I’m walking around on a ship on rolling seas right now instead of piss-drunk trying to close my eyes and go to sleep with the spins, which is how last night went. That is an improvement.
I’m evaluating some new releases and new lines and just can’t hit any conclusions about them yet. I guess it’s good if I don’t automatically go, that is just awful. Now I’m just – do I like them for me or do I have anything meaningful to say about them? The new Amouages and the Atelier Materis. I like them, just having some trouble processing them. Too complicated? Maybe that’s why I just go throw on some cheap suntan-smelling coconut perfume instead. Summer IS coming.
The birds, you know I’m going to talk about them! We had like 2 inches of rain overnight on Saturday, before Mother’s Day. Since then, we are awash in birds, mostly Orioles. We can’t keep the feeders full, they’ve run through like 3 jars of Welch’s grape jelly, and I’m waiting for more to arrive – no trip to the store today, drunken sailor vertigo is not an acceptable driving condition. So I increased the number of feeders. I think some of the Orioles just got stuck because of the weather. It was warming, and they were still migrating, and some of the ones headed further north just stuck because it was too cold here, no sense in going into colder. AND there was grape jelly and yummy clementines!
There are actually two more feeders up there than in the picture, and I’m adding more. They fight over them! Two of them sometimes will sit on the same feeder, but more often there is a bit of a scrap. One enterprising oriole, just held onto the perch and slipped over the side and under the feeder and popped back up when the bigger, older boy was gone. Then he had jelly snax. They start out at the chain on the feeder, stop, look around, hop down a couple of links, look around some more and then finally get on the feeder. I used to think they were worried about people or predators. Nope, I’m sure they are just looking out for other Orioles ready to take away their sugary breakfast.
I had goldfinches today on the little finch feeder – they are so sweet and delicate. Yesterday I saw my first rose-breasted grosbeak. There was a gorgeous woodpecker having at the finch feeder upside down. Crazy little guys! In the picture is one of the orioles – not a good picture – but on the feeder next to him is the big fat-beaked grosbeak. I’m dumb, that’s how he got his name!
My backyard is now their feeding meadow, I’m surrounded by trees, so they go soaring from one gigantic oak or maple to another. Still haven’t spotted any nests, but I need binoculars, I think to try and spot those.
Having trouble focusing on perfume with all the little wonderful bird friends! And it still is avoiding really being spring here. Overcast and rainy and 50s and 60s. Word is we are heading for 70s this weekend and generally staying there or going up. That sounds lovely. I need to finish planting my little raised bed garden. Just melons, broccoli and maybe cucumbers this year to see if we kill it all or not.
I think I’ve asked this before, but do any of you have vertigo, and is there anything you can do about it? It never seems to last long enough or I have enough of them to see a doctor – maybe once a year now. I’ve tried the motion sickness pills, and I think that made it worse! so just laying down, neti potting my sinuses to try and clear any ear imbalance things, which I’m certain is what it is. I’ve checked my diet before they start. I thought for a while sugar kicked it of, but nope, haven’t had a lick of sugar in days.