Sunday, December 14, 2008

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

ToolMan and I were up several times during the night because Andy Rooney wasn't doing well. His blood sugar must have been high again, because he was panting, drinking lots of water, and barfing all night long. We gave him an insulin shot about 1:00 a.m. and it helped somewhat. Finally, at about 5:30 a.m., we gave him his regular insulin injection and a few strips of chicken jerky and he settled down, either because his blood sugar was down to normal or because of sheer exhaustion. When the three of us finally drug ourselves out of bed at 10:00, we woke up to a winter wonderland!

The two little hedgies that live on the balcony, along with everything else, got completely covered in snow. In fact, it continued to come down for pretty much the rest of the day.

Almost as soon as the ground was covered with snow, the little ones in our neighborhood were bundled up to go play in it. We sat at the dining room table, sipping our hot coffee and teach, watching the young families take their toddlers out for their first romp in the snow.

It was play time for two-year olds and beagle pups; we have several of each in the neighborhood. How excited they all were with the snow! I went upstairs to get better pictures of the snow, but Andy Rooney, being neither a two-year old nor a beagle, decided that retreat was the better part of valor, and went back to the nice, warm bed.

The trees behind our house look so pretty in the snow, especially the blue spruce next to the fence.

While I was in the guest room, I remembered that I hadn't posted a picture of the hedgie that Tami gave me a couple of weeks ago.

Isn't he adorable? His face, tummy, and paws are made of burlap, but his prickles are made of some kind of dried pod or leaves. He looks very at home in the guest room with the rest of the hedgies!

Eventually, Andy Rooney had to brave the weather and go for his morning constitutional. ToolMan wore the hat and scarf I made for him a couple of weeks ago, but we couldn't find a single pair of gloves for him in the house. So, after a dive into the stash, pull out Ann Budd's book, and a few hours of Santa Clause 3 and Sixty Minutes, and VIOLA:

Mittens to keep ToolMan's mitts warm and dry.


  1. An absolutely perfect pajama day. It's so nice to have an irrefutable excuse to be lazy.

  2. I hope Andy Rooney's feeling better, poor fella.

    Nice mittens! I need to find a good pattern and make some for the family. Fingerless mitts don't do the job when it's this cold.


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