I haven’t really written a pet update since June, so I figured now would be a good time. I’ve been holding onto some photos from the past few months to share with you. We don’t currently have any rats; we’re still mourning the unexpected passing of Franc last June 🙁 Instead we’ve been busy focusing on Bonkers’ health, my health, and an accidental onslaught of fish babies…
Every year Ipswich, MA does what it calls Ipswich Illuminated. They light mini barges on fire along the River, decorate public streets & parks with lights, have activities for kids, have cool artistic light-related installations… it’s very cool! I’ve enjoyed seeing the River fires since I moved here 6 years ago. Apparently I’ve never posted any pics on my blog before.
In mid September, Jim’s Dad and stepmom came to visit us for a few days. It was a wonderful visit and we had a lot of fun doing touristy things and eating wonderful food.
Since I’ve been sick for 12 weeks, I haven’t really had anything to blog about, so I’ve been writing you a story instead. This is my 2nd foray into short story writing. This story was inspired by something hubby and I witnessed from our backyard on October 8th. So I guess you can say this story is “Based on Actual Events” 🙂
I have now been sick for 12 weeks. Here is the timeline I have been keeping, thanks to a suggestion from my mother. On 8/8 I first noticed a sore throat coming on. Today, 12 weeks later, day 96 of being sick, I am still not better.
About 6 weeks ago, after being sick for 6 weeks [I’m finally starting to feel better, although I’m still way too tired] I decided I needed to do something DIY-ish. Birdie was having a love-hate relationship with her litter boxes and usually left me daily “presents” on the girl cave floor. Turns out it was the litter not the box, but I didn’t know that then.
This project was inspired by wine. Need I say more?
After 8 weeks of being sick, I finally have a diagnosis.
For the past 5 years Marini Farm in Ipswich has hosted the “Muddy Leprechaun”, a 5k obstacle run through their muddy fields. Every year I’ve wanted to do it, but since I don’t run, I never pursued it. Until last year when I decided “who cares if I don’t run, I’m doing it!” Hubby runs, so last Fall I asked him about doing this year’s mud run with me, but he wasn’t interested. So I asked Abbie [who doesn’t run either] and she said “YES!!!”
It SUCKS. No energy for projects. Barely enough energy to go to work and do a good job. I’ve had a sore throat for 36 days now [that’s 5 weeks + 1 day]! HOWEVER, being sick for 5 weeks did NOT stop me from competing in a 5k mud run last weekend 😀