Here are 2 of the new babies all ready for a rocking Christmas. I believe that this one (the brown and white) is available and the black and white one is spoken for but there are plenty more where he/she came from. If anyone is interested they will be ready to go the 1st of February.
First there was Bela, then there was Bela and Gizzy and this past Sunday 6 more showed up. Apparently Bela and Gizzy did what bunnies do and on Sunday afternoon, they became the proud parents of 6 baby bunnies. Momma is doing well, she is very protective of her babies. Dad has been moved to a different cage until the babies are a little bigger, but he is very curious what all the fuss is under the covering of fur in the corner. Why do the humans keep looking in there and why does Gizzy keep running over to make sure that they are ok and how come he is over here in this cage instead of snuggling with Gizzy? Poor Bela is a little confused. Soon enough he can go back. There will be no more accidental babies though, we took care of that issue.
Don't look now but there is knitting going on. Actually I have been doing quite a bit of knitting. I just keep forgetting to take pictures of it. This is a project that I finished this summer - stole back from Mel and Olivia and just realized I hadn't posted it. Very cute hat, made for a two year old - so doesn't fit just yet but fun to do, fun to pratice a little bit of color work and extremely easy. Could be for a girl or boy, just remove the flower on top.
These are the socks that I made for Lucia for our silly sock swap. They are again my own design done in Seacoast yarn. Great color, not great yarn at least this ball. Lots of split strands and breaks in the yarn and at least one large knot. But it was great to knit with. The name of this pattern is snakes and lattice, as the solid parts of the leg look like snakes and the open work is absolutely lattice like. Easy pattern.
There is a very good possibility that this is where Kelsie is going to be spending the next 4 or 5 years of her life. We went to visit there 2 weeks ago and she felt so at home and could see herself going there that she has decided to apply for early decision. So we will know before Christmas if this is where she is going to go to school. It is far enough away (about 6 hours) but close enough. The city is not huge but not a village either. My friend Christine says it has lots of wineries so we will have to check them out.
The second is something that is very near and dear to my heart.As many of you know, back in May I lost a colleague to breast cancer.Jen was a lovely woman with a huge heart and a brave soul.This year our department as a whole is participating in the Making Strides against Breast Cancer walk that is taking place in Boston on October 4th.I am unfortunately not able to walk but am doing other things like donating and showing my support other ways.I am hoping that you will want to join me and support Team Jen Too by making a donating toward the team goal.Please take a minute and read the information below and then if you would like follow the link and make a quick donation.No amount is too small to help fight this disease that robs the world of wonderful women like Jen.Thanks.
Welcome to Team Jen - too!
Please join us in supporting the Making Strides against Breast Cancer in memory of our dear friend and co-worker, Jennifer McConnell who, after years of heroically battling breast cancer, was taken at the young age of 43 from her young daughter and husband and family members, and many friends and colleagues in May of 2009, and for all the women who have survived or are currently battling this disease.
Making Strides against Breast Cancer is more than just the name of a walk; it describes the progress we're making in the fight against breast cancer. Nothing can describe the hope that is inspired by walking with others who share a passion for ending this disease. Because nearly everyone has been touched by breast cancer in some way, hope for a world without the disease starts with us. We've decided to show our support and make a difference by walking as a team in the American Cancer Society Making Strides against Breast Cancer.
Hope starts with one walker and one dollar at a time.
This weekend was great at camp despite the weather. Damp and drizzly days didn’t put a damper on the good times that we had. A pot luck 60th birthday party for a great guy, good food, good conversations and best of all we were able to share it all with Mary’s dad. He came up to camp, stayed in one of the cabins, had Chinese food with us, two great fires, pot luck food, awesome breakfasts courtesy of Kathy and some fun teasing a kitten. He relaxed in the sun, laughed, told stories, drank some wine and I think thoroughly enjoyed himself. I was so glad he asked to come back and that he is thinking of coming up maybe one more time before we close. It is good to see him and to know that he is having a good time just doing nothing but doing it out side of the four walls of his house. Thanks dad for entertaining us with your great stories and for spending time with us at our home away from home.
Well it was an interesting summer at the Blouin/Houlihan/Carmo residence.I took the summer off and only worked one job, Cheryl took two college classes and did well on both, David had 2 really cool adventures with Boy Scouts, my mom made the decision to retire this fall (for sure this time), Jared made some hard decisions regarding school/GED/training program and is back at school this fall, Mary continued her job search and worked through some health issues (nothing serious), and Kelsie looked at some colleges, loved some, hated others and narrowed down her school choices to 8 colleges/universities.
We also adopted not one but two bunnies that will be making appearances here at the blog for your viewing pleasure.Y’all have met one already, Bela LaBunny, and the newest member is Gizmo, little bunny with big ears.We built them a cage, and they are getting comfy on our sun porch.As you all know, we have 4 cats as well and everyone of them is afraid of the buns.It is too funny to see the big cats back up away from the 3 pound buns.
Extended family has had an interesting summer as well.Mary’s nephew/godson left for the Marines in August, 2 of Mary’s nieces got engaged, and Mary’s dad has been up to visit camp not once but twice already and is coming up for a third visit this weekend.My sister-in-law and brother-in-law are adjusting to being empty nesters, my brother-in-law Alan is getting ready to go back to Iraq in January.
Please meet the newest memeber of our household, Bela LaBunny. I believe that he is a Jersey Wooley, but am not 100% possitive. If anyone knows for sure I would love to know. He is from a litter that was born at camp in June and came to live with us this past weekend. NONE of us have any bunny experience so any helpful suggestions, comments are more than welcome.
His funny name came from the fact that I thought he was a girl and we were going to name him after Mary's cousin AnnaBella and when we discovered that he was a boy, we just kept the Bela and added LaBunny. Pretty sure he is getting a roommate this weekend. Will keep you posted.