Yup...like I blinked...and it's Monday 21st. Some of you know what's going on through IG-for the rest of you my friends-I'm going to give you a re-cap:
Last Friday, my dad was rushed to the E.R. with his blood sugar over 600 (his glucose meter only goes to 599) and his BP was over 200/120. A brain scan showed a blood clot due to a blunt force trauma he suffered before Christmas. He was accidentally knocked over by a grocery store employee and my dad hit his head on the way down. Fast forward to today...no stroke, no more bleeding, he's in an amazing re-hab center making good progress. His insulin was cut in half and even though he has his "la-la" moments, I savor his moments of lucidity. My mom is s-l-o-w-l-y doing ok...but that can easily slip at any moment. My brother and I are doing everything we can to make each of their lives...well...livable. I'm surprised I sleep at night.
I had my 49th birthday a week ago...it passed quietly this year.
I should have posted this on the 14th...but the sentiments are still the same.
I released 2 beautiful female an 1 very handsome male monarch last week.
One will emerge tomorrow and I still have 3 left. The weather is super warm for their release...We're just going on 9 straight days of wind...(grrrrrr) So Frankie made me this cute little net carrier to take the butterflies to a less windy spot.
I found Juniper berries in my spice cabinet. I'm sure there is a very good reason and recipe somewhere-I've just forgotten! But I liked how they photographed at any rate.
Frankie, Austin and I drove downtown for a hike. Oh...it was just beautiful. 80* and NO dang wind! We hiked up to the Griffith Observatory. The views of the entire valley in all directions was breathtaking. Was not thrilled, however, w/Matilda's performance...I have got to send her away to get the focus points aligned...Honestly, I don't know why I'm dragging my heels...well actually I do...I'm mad that I have to do it in the first place!
I've loved having today off, I got a lot done and I wanted so bad to sit and visit with you all.
I ticked off everything on my list...
I'm off to visit your blogs.
Happy (no wind) Snapping