Hello, I am back from Maryland, tired and sore from the drive but happy to be back home. I had an excellent time and bought quite a bit of stuff, which I will get around to taking pictures of soon.
I knew upon re-entry to the real world on Monday life would be crazy and surprise, surprise it was and of course still is! Except I didn't expect to take Julianna's beloved guniea pig, Fluffy to the vet tonight to have put down. Fluffy has been on a downward spiral for about 3 weeks and I don't think it is fair to watch her die a very, very slow death. Plus I think it is less traumatic for Julianna to know the vet is going to take care of Fluffy, vs. waking up in the morning to find her dead in the cage. The cage is in her room, enough said?
I've been preparing Julianna for about 3 weeks now and now that the time is come, she is rightfully sad and upset, but feels good we are doing what is right for Fluffy. I also won't be surprised if the school calls to come and pick up a very sad little girl early.
In the year and half we had Fluffy, there was only a hand full of times I had to remind J to give her fresh food and water. J took very good care of Fluffy which I didn't think would happen. I thought the idea of having the thing would wear off, but it didn't. I'm quite proud of the way J took care of her.
J also wants to get another guinea pig, even though she knows what wil happen. What a great strong little kid I have there.
On a happier note, Julianna turned 8 on the weekend! She is so thrilled because now she doesn't have to sit in a car seat. I believe this is the happiest birthday she has ever celebrated. She normally doesn't like to be the centre of attention, but at her family party last Thursday, she was actually looking forward to it. My little one is slowly growing up. Wow!
Any hoo = have a great one and knit on!
posted by Lisa @ 12:04 p.m.