On another note, there's is a new wild Cooper's Hawk friend who I've named "Al" that has been visiting me for a couple years now. One day he just appeared in the back yard wanting food (as I was breeding live mice at the time for the owls). He was clearly a juvenile hawk & simply wouldn't leave, so I finally caved & fed him. He's been coming back ever since! Now an adult, he hunts on his own, but when he's not so successful he comes around for a meal & sometimes he just comes to check in with me. Interestingly, whenever I dream of him he is there that morning & whenever I feel sad, he shows up. We definitely have some sort of connection going on. Maybe I really do have bird blood in me? Haha. There's now also a wild screech owl which comes at sunset almost daily & sits on a branch & looks at me for awhile before flying away. I have actually wondered if it is an owl that I rehabbed & released somewhere nearby?
Unfortunately, there's only so much time in a day, & between my "regular job" in (human-related) healthcare , rehabbing sick & injured raptors, & taking care of my animal companions in the house, that doesn't leave a whole lot of time left over. Perhaps I misjudged how much time & effort doing 10 things at once take? It's the curse of the multitasker I guess! At any rate, it will soon be time to get working on some new pieces as I've been accumulating all kinds of cool beads & have a bunch of ideas for them. Maybe I'll even have time to do some drawing & painting again (yeah, right)...I can dream though, can't I? So, dream I do, (& if all goes well) 2017 will have some new & interesting things coming up!