Thursday, August 07, 2008

If You Have Your Health...

He who has health has hope; and he who has hope has everything. ~Arabic Proverb

So... it's been crazy (as always, so I suppose I should say it's been "normal") at the homestead the past few days.

This morning, I went to check on the monarch pillar who should be hatching first. Her chrysalis is quite dark so she should be hatching today. HOWEVER... one particularly sneaky pillar whose chrysalis wasn't even gray yesterday HATCHED. In her tiny little container. Little bugger. What's worse is that it's raining out, so I can't release her. I put her in the butterfly box we use for the swallowtails, so she can at least stretch her wings a bit.

Also, Dakota (aka Dd) has been sick. Seems she has giardia (which can make her... erhm... her stools very loose). So, she's on meds for that. But, for whatever reason, she's started vomiting as well. I spent the best part of yesterday outside with her while she heaved. Doc has her on a "bland diet" -- boiled burger or chicken and white rice.

DD seems to be coming down with a cold... and decided to self-medicate yesterday. She took FIVE of the chewable vitamin C. Have any of you every overdosed on Vitamin C? It's not toxic, thankfully, being a water soluble vitamin, but the results are much like Dd with giardia.

Bet you wish you were here.



Don't forget my "Kitchen Matches" contest! I'm thoroughly enjoying the stories folks have sent so far, but want more, More, MORE!!! You have two more days to make me laugh.

Please? Clearly I need it (see above).


Gotta fly... busy as always, but wish you all a happy and loose-stool-free day. Ha.



keri mikulski :) said...

Sending hugs..

Dru said...


Hope today is better.

Melissa said...

Hope everyone feels better soon! Take care of yourself, Marianne!

Amy said...

Hugs on the sick D(d)D. When you have to stand by while ANYTHING or ANYONE pukes, it's no fun at all. I hope they've got it out of their system and things are staying where they belong.

Oooh, a sneaky pillar (I'm so glad I'm back among to blogging living so I can catch up on Pillar Place)....

Judy Thomas said...

Well.. at least DD is becoming self-reliant...that's a good thing, right? ;-)

Tori Lennox said...

Ack! *hugs* Hope the sickies are feeling better soon.

Brandy said...

Awww, sending good wishes for good health and Hugs to you!

groovyoldlady said...

"Loose Stools" could be the title of your next romance starring a furniture repairman.

Amy said...

Hugs on the lost Pillar. Glad DD & Dd are better.

How did DD handle the euthanasia and burial? She doin' okay?