Okay, so I’m not stitching at the moment but I didn’t want to let that get in my way of saying hello to everyone. :)
The past week has been one of those weeks that when you reach the end of it, you just take a deep breath and feel grateful to have made it to the other side. No ill health or losses like that, thank heavens, but some state-level budget restructuring that makes me deeply troubled … and facing unemployment. Our governor has decided to throw mental health and education under the wheels of the bus in his ongoing attempt to balance the budget. The district I live in has been especially hard hit – our entire department was wiped out – with more punishing blows anticipated. I have already put in for another job and it tentatively looks good, but I am very, very sad to see such a dedicated and talented group of crisis workers broken up.
On the bright side, Mary Margaret’s twins are doing so well and growing so much that I purchased a new-to-me larger cage (we call it a bunny apartment) for them. Max set it up for me today (do not trust me with illustrated instructions and tiny parts!) and the family is enjoying their new digs. Arthur likes having the love of his life nearer by. ;)
Silverjacket and Maybellene are still inside. Winter storm/blizzard Nemo has given them an extra few days on the sun porch. I love how the kids have been enjoying and interacting with the animals during this period, and I’m deeply appreciative of the kids’ friends who are also enjoying it. We had one negative encounter when a friend of Rowen’s was denied permission to come visit due to the fact that we had a goat in the house, but other parents have been understanding and supportive and have even thanked me for being the crazy parent so their kids can enjoy the experience without having the muss & fuss at their own home. LOL!
Speaking of friends, Rowen celebrated her 9th birthday this week and had two of her best friends over for a slumber party. It was a lot of fun, and I’m glad that my kids have such great taste in their friends. :D
As mentioned, we did enjoy some extra attention from Mother Nature this weekend in the guise of a blizzard. Here at home, we feel like the last big storm actually dumped more snow, but Nemo was wild with winds approaching 50 mph that made the world look like a snowglobe in the hands of an unusually energetic two-year old. I had the dubious pleasure of walking in to work on Saturday morning against a headwind so strong that it seemed to take me three steps before I could progress even one. But I do love to see Mother Nature in her glory! Here is a picture of the tail end of the storm Saturday evening, and a few pictures taken as the sun set tonight.
Wishing you well, and I thank you kindly for visiting even if there are no stitching pictures to share. :)