Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Long time no blog

No one's taken me up on that 48 hour break yet.....

Fall garden is doing great. 4 potato plants have sprouted up to surprise us--guess we missed a few potatoes last spring. Chickens are slowing down on production, but still giving us 3 or 4 eggs a day. Tomato plants have started to bloom and the squash has female blooms. Hopefully we'll get a good harvest before the first frost hits. A cricket is living somewhere in the kitchen. We've tried (to no avail) to find the bugger, but apparently our cricket hunting skills are sorely lacking. The dang thing chirps ALL night. It was kinda nice and cozy and a little like sleeping in a tent....for the first two or three nights. Now, I'd really like to hunt it down and unburden it of it's little chirpy legs.

Josh had to go get his blood taken a while back (and for any person out there hell-bent on shutting down research and prone to taking their oh so applicable Latin American studies degree and applying it to science.....this happens every year for record keeping purposes and in no way what so ever indicates there was any exposure risk of any sort). I personally would have already been back to the lab to demand some sort of disciplinary action, note in a file, SOMETHING for this phlebotomist, but he's not as hot headed as I am. I'm not even sure how you can mess up a simple blood draw this badly, but it happened! Seriously, she must have just ripped the vein or something.

Less icky (maybe?) Sierra got a hold of Sedona's hair bows, a brush, and me again. She insisted on taking a picture of me when she was done.

For cute pictures---Sedona got to take her first trip to the park without big sister around. She LOVED the slide

And here are the girls playing ring around the roses

Oh, and you're running out of time---if you're not already registered to vote, do it now. If you don't vote, no complaining from you for the next 4 years.


Brandy said...

Holy cow! What the heck did they do to his arm?!?! That's JUST from taking blood?

The Hills said...

Yup, JUST a blood draw! Only one stick too. Not sure how much digging around she did with the needle, but at the very, very least, she had to have pushed all the way through the vein. He has super good veins too---they're very visible and don't roll, shouldn't have been a problem at all.

Josie said...

Thanks for the reminder. For voting that is. Had to re-register since we moved.

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