tiny chirpers




Watching the robins feed their chirping, always hungry babies while waiting for our dinner to finish cooking on the grill is a treat and entertaining.

These two precocious birds made their lavish nest in the huge unruly bush that adjoins our back deck.  I’m not entirely sure if they felt that we could be trusted or they were running out of options and took the chance.

They take turns standing guard as the other goes in search of some delectable worm, or bug nugget to feed their tiny chirpers.  Each time the chosen hunter comes back with it’s prized catch he or she (I can’t tell either way, and definitely don’t know if a magnifying glass would help) will perch on top of our roof, watching our every move, and scanning the rest of the area surrounding us to make sure we aren’t about to get up and grab the tiny chirpers, or, as my 4-H and forestry educated husband will point out, make sure no other scavengers will find their carefully plotted nest and eat their chirpy, ravenous family.

As soon as each parent feels it’s safe from predators and ensures we aren’t moving, they dive into the overgrown bush and feed their young.  This goes on all day, and well into the evening.  Tonight, they seemed to be a bit more accustomed to seeing us or are learning that we aren’t a threat to their tiny chirpers, as they got closer to our level while on the roof, instead of the very top.

After cleaning up the evening meal (grilled pork chops, brown rice for me, baked potatoes for the rest, and corn-on-the-cob that was advertised as sweet but was anything BUT) I decided to jump in the small, in-ground salt water pool that we have for my daily exercise.  I try to accomplish 40 minutes of water aerobics, which typically ends at 20 minutes.  Tonight, was no exception.

I noticed one of the robins was perched on our finch bird feeder garden hook watching me.  I couldn’t figure out if this red-breasted non-stop feeding machine was thinking about joining me, in this Olympic sized bird bath, or if it thought I was insane.

I think I will go with a fifty-fifty verdict.

Sunseatime Womens Casual Tunic Tops Plaid Patchwork Long Sleeve T Shirts Pullover Sweatshirt




Super cute and warm shirt!  Light enough for fall, and I love the purple!  I thought I’d get it for myself, but my daughter snagged it on me!  A little large on her but she loved it (even though not the day she tried it on, since it was a muggy warm day).

This fits below the waist and will look great with jeans or maybe even a long skirt.  Super soft, and very well made, my daughter hasn’t had any issues with it, although fall here has just started, so hasn’t gotten a lot of wear out of it yet.  Washes well and retains shape.

The color scheme of the black checker and the purple are very sharp together.  This could be worn casual or dressy, depending on your accessorizing skills.

I review from time to time and give honest opinions…that are MY opinions, and not forced on me.  I read reviews when I go to research something before purchasing, especially since money isn’t easy to come by, and neither is time.

I highly recommend this product!


Sunseatime Womens Casual Dresses Long Sleeve Tshirt Dress With Pockets Striped Color Block



Purchased this Casual Dress to wear with leggings.  It actually fit my daughter better as a sundress or a bathing suit cover.  It’s a very cute dress!

Very soft, almost velvety feel to it, with pockets on the side to place your sunglasses, cell phone or keys.  I love the light blue color with the stripes, it’s a very striking color scheme.

The skirt part itself offers a bit of a sway when you walk.  Very loose fitting and comfortable.  The material is thin, so definitely not for a winter outfit, unless you’re warm blooded.  The length reaches just above my daughter’s knees.

Very cute outfit for casual wear or you could even dress it up with a pair of heels and some nice jewelry.

Not a bad investment for the price and the quality is great.

I do review from time to time, and I will give my honest opinion, no matter what.  I read reviews before I spend money on an item, I honestly have no desire to waste time and money returning items after I’ve purchased so I’m quite conscientious about what I write.

In my opinion, this is a good deal and very good quality.