Hello, y'all! Haven't updated about myself in a little while so thought I'd give a little update. Mostly everything has been the same so guess that means I am stable. There have been a few little improvements though, which is encouraging. I'm still getting muscle spasms almost every night, but they don't seem to be as bad. Have been sleeping a little better. My strength hasn't improved much, but my stamina has increased a little. Perhaps the most exciting improvement for me is that I can now stand on my tip toes. This is something I haven't been able to do for over a year now. I am thankful to God for these improvements.
Some snowfall on a chilly November day. Presently it is 37 degrees, but temperatures are expected to drop throughout the day. Forecast calls for the possibility of up to an inch of accumulation. The ground is very soggy though, so we will see. In the meantime, we will enjoy its beauty as it falls!
"Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool." (Isaiah 1:18)
A while back I gave a sneak peek at this crochet project.
Well, the project was supposed to be a baby blanket, but then the colors were no longer available. I put it aside for a while until I could decide what to do with it. Finally decided to make it into a poncho. The yarn used is Caron Simply Soft, and the colors are Lemon and Mango. It is very soft and warm and cozy. It even has a "pigtail tie" on it (although it doesn't actually tie).
Well, 8 down and ? more to go. We are thankful to have gotten rid of the mice, although I think there may still be one or two left. The other day, we discovered where they were coming in and blocked off their entry ways. We have also put all food items (including cereal) into closed containers). In addition, we have put peppermint around, which most of them don't seem to like at all.
In light of the adventures we have had with mice this fall, I thought this ad was funny. Hope you get a good chuckle! :-)
Well, life has certainly been crazy with the mice around here. When the weather began to get cooler, the mice invaded - lots of mice. Whatever room we went into, we could hear mice scurrying away. We do have an electronic rodent repelling device, and it does drive some of them away. We also put out peppermint and other "scented" things that mice don't like. Some of them may have left because of that. Three of them got caught in traps.
While we seem to have gotten rid of most of the mice, there are a couple of stragglers left. The bad thing is that they seem to be getting less and less afraid. One of them has been getting up on the night stand beside my bed, and last night he was climbing up and down my curtain! My window is only about three feet away from my bed. I do not want that thing to get in bed with me!
Today I went about setting two more traps and putting two of the others in more strategic locations. We had thought that the remaining mice were not paying any attention to the traps. However, when I was moving them, I noticed the one that had been under the sink had no bait left in it. It looked like half the bait was gone from the one in the living room. These are not regular snap traps but walk-in traps. In order the get the bait, the mice must walk into the trap. The bait is at the back of the trap. The trap is supposed to spring when the mice walk in. So, here is the question - Do we have really smart mice or do we have defective traps? Well, we know that at least one of the traps works because we already caught a mouse in it. The trap was still good, so we just reset it. So, we still wonder how they were able to get the bait without the trap springing. I reloaded the traps with generous amounts of peanut butter and bird seed. Mice love bird seed. That way the mice will have to work at the bait a while. Maybe we can catch the last two. Just maybe. :-)
Sour Sammy could not be good, no matter how he tried. One day his father had to discipline him for doing wrong, He asked his father why he could not be good, so his father got down the Bible and showed Sour Sammy how only Jesus could make him good.
"Soon it was known all over town
That Sour Sam had lost his frown --
Jesus had turned it upside down."
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