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A week on the ranch (February 23 - March 1)

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by , 03-01-2009 at 09:56 PM (879 Views)
And in the blink of an eye, another month is gone, and no getting it back.

My week started on a hectic but happy note: my chicks arrived from Murray McMurray. I just moved them into larger quarters tonight, so as I'm typing this, they are snuggled together on their blanket, warm and dry and safe under their heat lamp, while the wolf of winter howls around the doors, trying to find a way in. Who knows what tomorrow will bring, or if any of them will eventually fall prey to a bobcat or a coyote, or will get sick and die earlier than they should. But for tonight, all is well, and as I look at them laying in little lazy clumps, stretching and sleeping, perhaps dreaming, I feel secure in my belief that they are happy and content, and really, there isn't much more any of us can hope for in life.

Colton the bunny got a clean bill of health at the vet, at least where his ears are concerned. He has a small ulcer on his eye, caused by him rubbing it, so he gets an ointment in it 2-3 times per day. He doesn't seem to mind, though, unlike when I had to put drops in his ear.

Unlike Colton, I am STILL waiting for MY clean bill of health! I had to go to the doctor again on Friday, and I have another appointment coming up, after they check my bloodwork and chest x-rays. I am hoping March marks the end of my one-month bout with pneumonia and who knows what else!

I got my yarn fix this week, and that is going to have to hold me for a while! I can't afford to be buying as much yarn as I bought in the last week on any kind of regular basis! But I am excited about what I got, and I am hoping to sign up for some classes this month to learn a few new things: cables, 3-dimensional knitting, felted purses, and more.

I also stopped at my local bead store this week and found that they have a number of classes going on this month, so I put a deposit down on three, and I signed up as interested in a fourth that hasn't been scheduled yet: wire-wrapping pendants.

I am hoping to use the classes I take this month to learn new techniques that I can use in the inventory I am trying to sell at the craft booth.

I experimented with cooking this week, as well, and successfully made pasta for the first time! I also tried eggplant lasagne, with mediocre results, and an Asian mushroom stir-fry, which was really tasty!

So overall, I finished out February on a high note, and I feel like I used my week well.

Today is the first day of March, the first day of a new month - a unique month - and while I look forward to the promise of it, tonight, like my chicks, I am basking, feeling the comfort of a full belly and a warm hearth, and not worried about what tomorrow will bring.

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Updated 03-01-2009 at 09:58 PM by madhen

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  1. Debbie-cat's Avatar
    You were able to get alot done this month despite the fact that you are struggling with pnemonia. Time sure flies doesn't it? I hope you little chickies all live a happy and long life basking in the love you give them.