Mostly it was quite cold, with snow every day. I don't know what you call it when snow comes down hard, but it did. Then, we began having rain. Rather, it poured. But then, like a gift, Friday afternoon was warm, with no snow or rain falling. That's not supposed to be the case for the next week, we're due for a week's worth of rain, but at least there was one bright day that wasn't freezing cold. I was warm for nearly 3 hours, lol!
It was another week that was mostly too cold, wet, or snowy to do much. Traveling was dangerous, yardwork was impossible, etc.
Plus, I got sick. I know from Pasteur that something must be present to catch something, which seems impossible, but Ds does come by to deliver gas and such. They aren't sick, but didn't feel well for a couple of days. Perhaps I just got more sick with my lack of immunity, etc.
My sub-lingual tonsils (side and under the side of the tongue.) hurt so badly that I have barely been able to eat, or even swallow. You don't think about how many times a day you swallow until it's a horrible pain each time that you do. And, it's connected to my ear somehow. As I eat, slowly and carefully, I reach up and cup the ear and jaw/neck with my hand. Kind of like you would with mumps. And, so far, I still have a decent fever.
Dh had a phone appt. with our Dr., and he was not in due to the weather, but put me on antibiotics. I've been on them for two days only, so am hoping for a miraculous change soon.
We got a froggy surprise the other day. Dh picked up a frog to save it from the critters and showed it to me before he took it out. He was pointing out how large it looked compared to normal, when suddenly, a 2nd frog popped out. He quickly grabbed it before it could hit the floor. Well, that explained it.
We were laughing over that when *Hop!* a 3rd frog jumped out of the knot! 3? Really? Wow! We rounded them up before the keystone frogs could produce any more!
This week, we heard the geese heading north. The pair that we hear in the mornings fly from west to east from our creek area. These not only were in large numbers, but were flying high in the clouds and coming from the south heading north.
We watched a robin nearly hit the ground this week. They don't fly straight like an arrow, but as if they are going over hills and valleys. One was heading into a 'valley' when it was caught in the storm of that day and was carried downwards. He/she was really lucky to make it back up before hitting the ground.
And, Dh was buzzed by a hummingbird a couple of days ago. We put fresh food out, but they haven't visited the feeder yet that we know of. Ds said that he saw one a couple of days before that, he thinks. So, perhaps they are returning, in spite of the inclement weather?
Thyri had a fun birthday with cake, homemade pizza, and presents. She made out like a little bandit between her parents, and 2 sets of grandparents.
She got a very clever flashlight. Since she gets upset when the power goes off (Ka-Boom! Remember?), they thought that having her own flashlight might help. It's shaped like a bug of some type, maybe a glow worm? It's lightweight, and it takes an act of congress to open it to get to the batteries, which is great.
When we were children, (though not quite as young as she is.) we had flashlights, too, which I loved having. They didn't have ones that looked like bugs, were colorful, or safer. Just regular ones, first metal, then plastic but unlike today's plastics. I'm sure that you all remember them.
Also, her mom made a hopscotch on the floor out of masking tape, so she's learning something new that she can do. A little exercise is a good idea considering that it's so cold and wet outdoors currently.
Well, that's all from this neck of the woods. How was your week?
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