Friday, March 31, 2017

Welcome to the World D26.

The eaglet has landed! We finally got our first glimpse of D26 today. It was already dry and fluffy, so we know it hatched earlier today. This tantalizing video by Prairiefirewind gives us a quick glimpse of half an eggshell at 1:52 this afternoon: Congratulations to Mom and Dad Decorah on the new arrival! We will post more videos as they come in!
Welcome to the world, D26!

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Pip Pip Hooray

We have a pip in Decorah! Thanks to Prairiefirewind and the Decorah mods for their hard work getting this very brief moment. D26 is on the way! Video:
It has been 37 days, 21 hours, and 36 minutes since Mom laid egg number one in Decorah this year.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Bible Journalling

I attended a district meeting Saturday.  The program was about journalling in our Bible.  When I was a child I thought if you made marks in your Bible you would go to Hell.  Afterall the Bible is a sacred book and you should not deface it.  It is the words of Jesus, not a book to color in.  It took me a very long time to realize it was ok for me to mark verses, words that meant something to me, passages I would go back to when I need them, etc.  So Saturday I listened to the speaker talk about why she journals in her bible, drawing pictures that show how she feels when reading it, marking passages with ribbons or tags, etc.  I came home and of course went to Pinterest because everything about everything is on Pinterest, who needs Google.  While many pages were so journalled you could not read the words, some of them were simple additions to make a passage mean more to the person reading it.  I have 3 Bibles and they have very thin paper and not much room in the margin to do anything with.  My main Bible I read has underlined passages and stars by certain verses, but doing anything more I fear would tear the pages.  I got to thinking about why would I want to journal in my Bible.  Some people have a journal for their Bible which is separate book so they don't mark up too much of their Bible.  I found a Journal Bible on Amazon and ordered it.  I am not a drawer, I can barely draw a stick figure but I can make it so the words that have certain meanings to me are more visible.  This morning as I was working on the catalog for the church library I got to thinking that people scrapbook their life of events that mean something to them and "scrapbooking" or journalling in my Bible was my way to scrapbook my life with God.  So I can't wait to have my new Bible arrive and start a new journey of my life with God.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

I Would Not Chase Him if I Were You

This morning the Blue Jays were going nuts.  I looked out in the back yard and noticed Mr Hawk caught himself a nice big juicy lunch.  He finally took off and what did the 2 in the tree do, they chased him.  Really your buddy just became lunch and you are going to chase the bird who did this to your friend?  Not real bright.  I have a lot of Blue Jays this year and now I guess I am down one or maybe 3.

Thursday, March 09, 2017

They are SuperStars

Iowa PBS had a viewing of the new Decorah eagles story last night.  Of course they were fund raising and I am sure this was a lot of help for them.  If you would like to view it here it is:

Sunday, March 05, 2017


I keep seeing the stories about April the giraffe who is supposedly past her due date or they got it wrong.  Anyway last night one of my friends said at 8 my time they feed her.  Giraffes have always been one of my favorite animals so i tuned in.  Big mistake, now i can't decide whether to watch her or my eagles.  The eggs won't hatch for another month so I guess I will switch back and forth and see what is going on in the animal world.  If you want to watch April go here:  They feed her at 9pm eastern time.  She is so cute.

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Hygge Cal

I finally have week one done. I think i screwed up on the dark blue row which got me off on the rest. I am not ripping it out. I also think because I am using a fingering weight yarn my bobbles don't pop as well. After the yellow row I found that if you carry the dark thread behind instead of catch it in the bobble it makes the bobble pop, so I will remember that if we have more bobbles. I think their fingering weight is heavier than ours like their double crochet is what we call single crochet. I am off to week 2 and see how that goes. This is all about learning and whatever the end project looks like, it will be ok.