Tuesday, September 30, 2008

No words can describe...

...the helplessness when you have a child who is sick.

Not mine...

My first exchange student has a five year old nephew who needs a bone marrow transplant. The likelihood of finding a donor is low.

Here are your marching orders: Go to http://www.dkmsamericas.org/ and register to be a bone marrow donor.

Right now.

Monday, September 08, 2008

Back to the non-slimy

The quilt is a baby quilt for my nephew's first born. I really like turquoise, and lavender was one of the wedding colors. I really much prefer sewing on colors I like.

I really really wanted to get those slugs off the first picture.

I hate those things.

Banana slugs are the worst. And biggest.
Then Black slugs.
Then brown slugs.
I used to put physics tests between black and brown slugs, but I haven't taken any since college, and I even stopped doing Analytical Physics since I quit work, so they really are off my radar.
Sorry, Brooklyn, about adding slugs to a post featuring your baby quilt.

Saturday, September 06, 2008

They Lied.

When I first moved here (egad, was that 31 years ago) from the Seattle area (where you do not walk barefoot at night) They said that there were no slugs in Eastern Washington, particularly the desert areas.
They lied.
These are about 3 inches long.
They are crawling up the side of the house.
The chickens love them.
The chickens also love earwigs, and so I love the chickens. It's the enemy of my enemy thing.
Unfortunately, the chickens are asleep now.
For the record, they also lied about adolescent acne (I think I am finally rid of it at 53, but only because the latest disappeared yesterday when I was only 52).
They also said that menopause would end about mid-forties. Fortunately I am not PMSing at this moment, but only because my period started today. (early)
They, whomever they are, cannot be relied upon.