Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Mikal: acorns for you!

We have a chipmunk that lives in our garage. Our sweetie-pie hamster, Fleur, died this spring (a ripe old age for a hamster), and we miss her and the chipmunk flitting about reminds us of her when she was sneaky and escaped and ran along the baseboards and looked cute and stripey, so we kind of encourage it.

Today, though, she's in a bit of trouble: I saw that she feasted on the acorns Ellee and I gathered. For her, I'm sure she thought.... I just laughed and grabbed my camera. But moved those babies inside (I love them! Plus, tempting her up on my workbench meant also bringing little chipmunk droppings--no thank you!) Certainly there are enough left to fill a box to mail off to my acorn giveaway winner. It's right here in front of me.

Mikal? Audrey randomly chose your number. Would you please e-mail me your address so I can send them to you in the acorn-free desert?

Apologies for the lateness. That baby of mine had a wicked bad weekend, bringing mouth sores and fevers and bruising and nursing strikes (pumping at the dinner table, pumping while I rock him, pumping...) and precious little sleep and a lot of sadness and I was good for NOTHING. We gave him some nice fluids and platelets into his handy port yesterday and I'm happy to report that he started nursing again last night (yes, I did cry with joy), is now eating more solids, and is feeling so much better that he's tearing this house apart! I think there are good things to report soon on the horizon, like the looming end of chemo??!! Fingers crossed for us. More acorn project and costume posts soon to come!


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Cynthia said...

WE went collecting this weekend in the seemingly rare sunshine. Nothing too thrilling but some different varieties which is fun.

I am sorry for a rough weekend. Many hugs your way.