We don't really know what happened, but we hadn't seen any robins at the nest for a while. Three weeks after Easter, I became suspicious, and now for sure these eggs won't hatch. We're going to clean up the whole window area and hopefully next year we will have successful robin hatching.
Posted by Heather Daley on May 10, 2006, 11:39 am | Read 4927 times | Comments (3)
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Our first attempt at keeping a live Christmas tree live was a dismal failure, for two main reasons. One, we didn't take it down until April or some other such long time. Two, I misunderstood the instructions about misting the tree. What you are supposed to do is mist the branches to keep them hydrated. However, I thought you were supposed to mist the rootball. So this poor tree never had enough water from the start. (More)
Posted by Heather Daley on May 4, 2006, 2:32 pm | Read 9072 times | Comments (1)
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After two and a half years of sleeping in a family bed, it is surely ingrained in me. When our friends' daughter needed to spend the night with us when her baby brother was being born, I couldn't bear the thought of putting her in another room. (More)
Posted by Heather Daley on May 2, 2006, 8:41 am | Read 2092 times | Comments (1)
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Lo and behold, robins' eggs appeared in the nest this very Easter morning! There are three. Jon took a picture which will be up sometime...
Posted by Heather Daley on April 16, 2006, 9:48 pm | Read 2318 times | Comments (0)
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Last night we had a spectacular and very close thunderstorm roll though. The lightning actually struck a transformer down the street, cutting our power at around 10:30. (More)
Posted by Heather Daley on April 13, 2006, 12:56 pm | Read 2077 times | Comments (0)
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I'm so excited about last night's (almost) from scratch Mediterranean dinner success that I have to post! (More)
Posted by Heather Daley on April 9, 2006, 7:15 pm | Read 2773 times | Comments (6)
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On Saturday morning, April 1st, I saw the mother robin checking out the nest over our door. I put up a blanket over the window (since I never got to finding a one-way glass) so our comings and goings would not disturb the nesting. There are no eggs yet, and I have not seen her again. I sincerely hope that my seeing her that morning did not dissuade her from picking that spot for her nest this year.
Posted by Heather Daley on April 3, 2006, 10:25 am | Read 1751 times | Comments (2)
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A woman I know has been having breastfeeding troubles with her three month old. She firmly believes in the superiority of breastmilk and nursing, and so has persisted through the discouragement (implicit and from other people, including pediatrician) and is using a lactation supplementer instead of bottles. She used donated breast milk in it until she ran out and now is using formula in it. As we talked this morning, I volunteered to pump some extra so that her baby can have real breastmilk. (More)
Posted by Heather Daley on March 14, 2006, 4:47 pm | Read 1709 times | Comments (3)
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It has been many moons since a fish update. The last blog entry about it was October 2004, but there might be a newsletter that has a more recent update. If not this poor catfish of ours was lonely for a longer time than I thought. (More)
Posted by Heather Daley on February 13, 2006, 1:51 pm | Read 1758 times | Comments (0)
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I was talking with a friend the other day about grandmothers knitting and sweaters they give for Christmas. Her comment was, "I loved my grandma, but those things were hideous." Then I related how I always loved the things my grandma knitted for me. I was just thinking about it again recently. I even liked the pink sweater she made, and the tomboy in me normally didn't like pink. Maybe she was just more savvy about what little girls liked then. She made my sister and me these really neat sweatervests that had animals worked in - the face of the animal on the front, with button eyes, and the tail on the back, with little cat tails hanging out, or bunny rabbit cottontails. They were great. Yay for Grandma!
Posted by Heather Daley on January 12, 2006, 4:29 pm | Read 1438 times | Comments (1)
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Christmas Eve, we went to a church family's party and then had a candlelight service at church. Christmas Day, there was no service (we meet in a school and they didn't want to make the janitor work on Christmas) so we had the day at home. (More)
Posted by Heather Daley on January 7, 2006, 5:19 pm | Read 2331 times | Comments (1)
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I have proved it to myself. Eating too much sugar drains my energy, making me tired and lethargic. On the positive side, cutting down on my sugar consumption gives me energy to last through the day! (More)
Posted by Heather Daley on December 10, 2005, 9:00 am | Read 2628 times | Comments (0)
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Just for the record, Pittsburgh got snow flurries yesterday. Very fun to watch. A few actually stuck on the car until the sun came out.
Posted by Heather Daley on November 18, 2005, 10:03 am | Read 2038 times | Comments (0)
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Based on an excruciating headache Wednesday afternoon, October 12, that did not go away, Jon and I headed to West Penn Hospital Emergency Room at 10:30pm. A friend came to the house to watch Jonathan while he slept. Here is an aside - it was so good for Jonathan that he did not come, he would have been tired and cranky and I would have not had any resources left to support Jon. (More)
Posted by Heather Daley on October 24, 2005, 4:37 pm | Read 3258 times | Comments (3)
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This will be short because there is catch-up to do.

Saturday we went shopping for Thanksgiving dinner and apple picking. Jonathan slept through the whole apple picking trip, even though his car seat was placed in a wagon that got a very bumpy ride through the orchard. We picked a half-bushel for ourselves. (More)
Posted by Heather Daley on October 24, 2005, 4:30 pm | Read 1794 times | Comments (0)
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