My brain is a bit fried this week so I'm going to make this easy on myself. Here is a list of what went on this week:
(I don't know if you can tell by the picture above, but in her hair is a ponytail holder from the Freshly Picked Etsy Shop. I've mentioned the shop before when I bought some pillowcase dresses. I really love all the Freshly Picked items.)
*The library hasn't been open the past few days, but we were able to go earlier in the week, thank goodness. One of the books I checked out for the girl was called The Witch's Children. It's adorable and entertaining, even for adults. Do check it out if you get the chance.
*One of the books I read this week was Go Green, Live Rich. It was basically a list of 50 ways to save the earth. I almost feel bad adding this one to my reading list because it only took a few hours to read and I didn't get too much from it. Most of the suggestions I either already do (switch to compact fluorescent bulbs, compost, buy energy star items) or are things I would like to do but just don't have the budget for yet. I don't need to be told that solar panels are a great idea. I know they are. I just don't have the funds for the initial cost of $20,000. I did read the book from cover to cover though, so it's going on the list. (That brings the total to 42, for those keeping track.)*During one of the windier moments of the storm, I heard something hit the roof. I went outside and saw a baby squirrel on the roof. Jay came out and rescued him and we found two more of his siblings in various parts of the yard. Sadly, one of them died before the night had ended. I think he hit the ground pretty hard, his head was a horrible mashed up shape.
They spent the night in an infants shoe box under a lamp to keep warm. We fed them every few hours from a children's medicine dispenser.
The next morning we gave them to one of my mom's friends who has done this sort of thing before successfully. One of the squirrels was starting to squirm and crawl out of the box, and my house with it's six cats, just wasn't the safest place for him. There is a part of me that feels bad, because I'm sure the squirrel mama was looking for her babies, but I couldn't leave them out in the yard in the cold rain.
*Jay and I watched a movie called Smart People. We were both really blown away by this movie. Ellen Page and Thomas Haden Church were hilarious as ever. I've always been sort of unimpressed with Dennis Quaid and Sarah Jessica Parker, but they really turned it up a notch in this movie. I kinda forgot it was Dennis Quaid and Sarah Jessica Parker. This is one of the few movies I watched all the way through without looking at the clock and wondering if it was going to end soon.
Well people, that was it for my week. We were trapped in the house but we tried to make the most of it. We really didn't get too much excitement from Fay, some rain and wind but nothing like what was had by the rest of the state.
I want to leave you with this picture of my son wearing his Safety Patrol sash. He put it on the other morning and sighed, "I've been waiting for this for five years."