Yes, things are looking bright here! It’s been a wonderful summer. There is a lot to catch up on.
First off, I should announce a congratulation to my sister-in-law. She was sealed to her husband in the Brigham City Temple this last may. Woot!!
In lieu of weddings, we have also been busy with summer classes, work, traveling up to Bear Lake, and decorating the apartment. It’s felt like home since we’ve been here, but I love the little homey touches and updates we get to make with it. Jason and I just finished our Summer semester and are moving on to the new Fall semester. We may have a load of classes, but I am starting to feel closer to graduation than I have before. I’ve also gotten into wreath making and have been working on my art. You can check out my art and wreaths and the pricing on my FB and on my Pinterest. I’ve also updated my poetry section on the blog. Don’t forget to check out the changes and updates on the forum. With all the hubbub that’s been going on, Jason and I still felt like something was missing. We decided that before the Fall semester started, we needed to get a bird. That’s right, a bird.
My lutina cockatiel, Kino, of +15 years passed away this last winter. I’ve missed her very much, and it hasn’t felt as bright in our apartment as it used to. We didn’t decide to get another bird to replace her, but we both missed the companionship. I knew I couldn’t do another cockatiel, so I went bird hunting. For months, I researched birds and searched for breeders. We had it down to a parotlett and a green cheek conure. That’s when we found Rochelle. She’s a bird breeder in Sandy. we asked her many questions before finally going to meet her and the birds. We had initially planned to only check out the conures to see if they would be the right bird choice for us. However, once we got there, we knew the conures beat out the parotletts. The conures were all very sweet and had hand training. There were many to choose from, and it took us a long time to narrow down to the right bird.
We thought we would have Rochelle keep track of the bird we liked. Jason and I were still trying to be good pet buyers by keeping our options open and looking for other birds. However, there was one little conure in particular that stood out to us. Jason and I looked at each other at one point and knew that was the bird we needed. So, we payed Rochelle, and took our eight-week-old green cheek home. Luckily, I had a cage ready, but we didn’t have food or a name. We weren’t thinking we were going to walk out with a bird when we went to check them out. Rochelle came to our rescue by providing us with food for a while and a little box to take him home in. We later bought food and toys for him, and we found a name the next day.
We decided to name our conure Eiros. Eiros is Gaelic and means “bright.” We thought it was fitting with his colors.
He’s been a joy to have. He’s been with us for a week. He’s a quick learner, he’s curious, and he’s good with people–albeit he is a little shy at times, but that’s endearing!
Yes, things are definitely bright here, and I expect them to become even brighter.