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Jul. 4th, 2017 09:05 am
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I got up and was in the process of pulling up the blinds when I noticed a bunny munching on some weeds in the shadow near the corner of the building. I tried to get Declan to look, but he's far too engrossed in watching videos online. So it was just me watching this little bun eat the leaves from weeds as fast as it could.

Moments later, I spied a chipmunk coming closer from the direction of the fence. This chippy, who was about a quarter of the bunny's size, startled the rabbit and then chased it away. Chipmunks are territorial little fuckers with lots of fear and none.

A little piece of the natural world in the heart of a city and my son missed all of it, choosing YouTube over wonder. *sigh*

UPDATE: After a brief power outage, I noticed that the bunny had come back. And yes, this time Declan got to see it. Apologies for the blur, the photo was taken through a window screen.


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Sep. 8th, 2005 04:26 pm
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I feel odd, like I haven't eaten anything. I'm light-headed and my hands are trembly and I feel very disassociated from my sense of self. But I have eaten twice already today and I'm trying to keep hydrated (I've had no more or less water than I did yesterday at this time), but I still feel woozy.

I was going to post pictures of two necklaces that I had made in the last couple of days, but I can't seem to access any of the hosting sites I use. Fuck. Maybe tomorrow. I think I should lie down on the couch or something and see if being horizontal for a while helps me feel better.

EDIT: While I was waiting for this to be posted, one of the sites decided to play nice so I can post those images. For the sake of your flist, I'm going to put them behind cuts.

Random Seed Beads )
Spider Necklace Remake )
We have a open platform type birdfeeder that feeds a particular squirrel more than it feeds the birds. I have named this squirrel Fatty McRodent (not to be confused with another squirrel that occasionally eats from the feeder, Rodent McFatty) and I would shoo him out of the feeder so the birds could actually eat what was intended for them.

This is Fatty McRodent.

I noticed that even though it was winter, Fatty was quite plump.

Well, turns out there's a good reason for that.

He is really a she. And she is a mommy.

So I leave Fatty McRodent alone now, and let her gorge herself on the birdseed since she has nursing young.


Mar. 21st, 2005 10:51 pm
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I've finished cutting the jacket pattern out of velvet. I'm reminded of purple fabric that, years ago, I made into a pair of very funky trousers for the Coyote Priest. After I had sewn them and given them as part of a Christmas gift, I found little purple fuzzballs for months afterwards. The black velvet is already doing the same, so now it will be black ones instead of purple. :P

Anyway, now that the pieces are cut, the first thing I did was embroider the TOB symbol onto the left side.

I used a technique called Blackwork, which is basically a running stitch. It's not as neat as it could be, but it's not bad for a first attempt at the style. My apologies on the picture. Between the scanner and the resizing, it's not very clear how it turned out. You'll just have to take my word on it.

This also means that over the next couple of nights, I will be attached to my sewing machine, finishing the Rabbit Sabbath outfit for Tabula Rasa.
Today was the bimonthly cardiac visit for Shannon. It went surprisingly well. She fussed during the initial echocardiogram (just like she always does, regardless of the technician doing it) and it took her a while to settle even after food and a diaper change. Since she was still being a grumpy gus, they weighed her.

She sat still throughout the process, which is very unusual. She's not fond of being nekkid. And, for the first time, she peed in the seat (very amusing, in a way). She tolerated being cleaned up and her diaper put back on. Then, strangest of all, she sat still and happy while a four limb blood pressure was done. That just never happens.

Doctor Roman came to look and the pictures and did another echo and she slept! As soon as her head hit the mattress, she was asleep. He's such a calming influence that I wonder if you could bottle it. Imagine how much you could get for it on eBAY...a product guaranteed to put your wee fussy bairn to sleep everytime. :)

That was the oddness that was the hospital visit, but it's not as strange as what I did yesterday...too scary for public viewing! )


Jan. 19th, 2005 09:16 pm
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Yes, more images of my precious baby girl cleverly hidden behind this cut )

More Pics!

Dec. 19th, 2004 08:05 pm
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These were taken Saturday night as we were leaving Toronto at my sister's and her boyfriend's condo. The dog (5 month old German Shepherd) is named Kitty and she can be a handful when no one pays attention to her. My apologies about the size of the pics, I didn't post them.

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