Monday, July 16, 2012

Healing slowly

This morning I was thinking their blisters definitely look smaller and that they are drying up, so I was guessing 1 or 2 more days, but tonight Ivan still has some on his hands that look very full of liquid so I'm really not sure. But he can eat fine and their energy is sure not affected! Maybe I will take them out for a walk anyways and just tell them not to touch anyone! I found out that we did share our illness with some of our favorite cousins- sorry Janet! And her littlest one, Neve got the brunt of it. I did see an article about hand, foot and mouth disease wrecking havoc in China and was thinking that if that strand makes it over here, maybe my kids will have built up some immunity to it- gotta look on the positive.

So I was asked what an inukshuk was. It's supposed to look like this. The Inukshuk Gallery explained: "They are monuments made of unworked stones that are used by the Inuit for communication and survival. The traditional meaning of the inukshuk is "Someone was here" or "You are on the right path."  However, ours is not quite so graceful.  I've likened ours to a pregnant, amputee inukshuk.  Also, when it rains, water comes between it's legs out the drain I hid, so I guess that means her water broke.  I found the round rock with stripes at a beach and liked it and I haven't found a long arm piece yet, so we may be changing it around.  Then my friend told me that when they made them, they shaped the rocks!  So I may try to rub them some to make them a bit sturdier.  My original idea was to cover the ugly drain, but then when I saw it resembled the bottom of an inukshuk, I started to play with my little person creation.
The kids ate our first raspberry today. This picture was a few days ago. We just planted the canes this year, so we are fortunate to get anything on them. There are a few more growing, so I'm calling dibs for Brian and I on the next ripe one! The kids oohed and aahed at how good it was, so I'm looking forward to having several of them ripen as the plants mature and reproduce.
We've been eating lettuce, spinach and radishes from the garden, as well as cilantro, basil, parsley,rosemary & chives. My herbs keep trying to go to seed and I'm thinking I may just let them and try to plant the seeds. I prefer the herbs in the winter anyways and had them growing in pots in the kitchen, so we'll see if I can get that figured out. We are such newbies at the garden thing. I have to look up how to do everything. But the internet is very helpful as well as friends.


Kimberley said...

I can definitely say that the HFM blisters look different than the pox that we had. What a great summer you and I are having! Can we get a do-over? Maybe a Mom's weekend away??

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