Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Please keep Isabella in Your Thoughts

My friend's 3yo is not doing well, they put her on a ventilator today. She is having another session of dialysis too. Please pray, light candles, send healing vibes, send whatever positive energy you can spare. Her name is Isabella.

Monday, June 27, 2005

Live Dangerously

That's what I told the UPS man when he couldn't believe I was sitting outside in the yard, planting some rose bushes while there was a thunder storm going on. I also told him that I didn't particularly feel singled out by the gods as some one who should be hit by lightning. Geez, there were tons of trees to be hit first, not to mention objects like houses and such. He said he would never be gardening out in a thunder storm.

I thought about it some more, and decided that thunder storms definitely rate high on my list of favorite weather types. Especially when it has been in the high nineties and horribly humid for the last few days. My only regret is that we didn't get a nice rain storm to go with the thunder.

Harvested lots of strawberries again today, our strawberry bed is producing like crazy. I guess that's one thing that's good about the hot weather.

Sunday, June 26, 2005

Attack of The Killer Frogs

sylvia at the beaver pond

We have a tiny pond next to our house, in which more and more frogs have found their home. Last count there were 14, and we also have a bunch of tadpoles, so we are definitely frog rich. Sylvia likes to look at the water, and the frogs, and a few days ago, she was laying on her belly next to the pond, dangling her hand in the water, and enjoying the frogs jumping away from her. Till suddenly, one of the frogs swam back, and broke the water surface very close to her face, which startled her enormously. She jumped up and started crying. She has not been dangling her hands in the water since. Attack of the killer frogs!

Too much going on here, including having a friend's 3yo in the hospital with E. Coli sepsis, which developed into HUS (Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome). She is on dialysis now, because her kidneys have stopped working, and it's going to be a long road to recovery. Please send positive energy her way.