Monday, October 31, 2005

My rabbit "charlie"

He is 9 years old. It's pretty old as a rabbit. He is really tough guy. He has some health problems, but still survives in a good health condition. I need to take him to the veterinary every month for check up, and he needs to get cut his teeth back every 2 month.

Rabbit's teeth keep to grow. Normaly their teeth are abraided by eating hay, but sometimes rabbits that have bad row of teeth can't abraide so they just grow. This problem causes some other problems :-( The grown teeth injure in the mouth, get infection from it, they can't chew correctly. They have to get cut the teeth back in certain period. The other problem is anaesthesia. There is a possiblity that my rabbit might be killed by anaesthesia because he is quite old... , but have to get teeth cut until his life will be finished.

This time, he got 5 lumps on his side. I recognized 3 of them since before, the vet said it's no problem for now. So they were left for a long time. But I found 2 more new lumps, so they were removed at the same time when he got cut his teeth. After the surgery, the veterinarian gave me a big collar to prevent from scratching, licking the wounds, pulling out the stitches by him, but the collar is too big for him. He couldn't even walk with it, he went to crazy as well. So I made a suit for him instead of the collar. I think the suit is much better than the collar. Does he look good???


Today is Halloween. I am expecting no child come to visit to my house for "Trick or Treat" because the house really looks like a hauted house. Especially at night :-( I didn't see any child last year too. It's kind of sad.

Yesterday, my husband and I went to visit my husband friend's house. It was very beautiful day, no cloud. Lately we have many rainy days as the last week was all rain straght. They came from India, have 2 babies, live in the USA for a long time. They took us to Halloween festival that is held at a big mall. The mall was filled up by tons of people, it was very packed. Each shops waited for kids with candies and snacks for "Trick or Treat". I got many candies and snacks in a plastic bag with kids. It was fun.
Most of girls were costuming as a princess, it was very fun to see them. Cute! Pretty! Lovely! I also saw many spidermans, pumpkins (for baby costume), witches... etc. I thought this tradition is very fun for children because they can be something that they wanted to be by costuming. If I had the custom in Japan when I was a child, I could be a princess too!
I should bring my camera, but have forgotten it :-( It was too bad.

Every time when I visit to the Indian friend, I ask them to take me to the Indian food shop. I have a small one around my place, but it's really small and not many Indian foods, spices are on the shelf. I spent $41 at there for Indian spices and dried beans. It might be too much a little bit..., but I seldom have a opportunity to go there, so... it's ok. I enjoy many kinds of beans lately. Indian food shops have them, but American or Asian shops.

I was happy yesterday :-)

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Cold !!!

It got really cold since the last night all of the sudden. I was in fall weather yesterday, but I was surprised to hear MD which is the next state of VA had 12 inches snow yesterday! Today it's like winter already, it's hard to believe! I need to get my plants inside of my house in today before night.

My computer (my husband's computer) have been under the strange condition, always something doesn't work. Now, CD doesn't work, it read data on CD, but doesn't write any data. I can't make backup of my data! (>_<) Last night, my husband's drive died and he was going to be nuts. I am trying to make backup of some of my important files before my drive would be died, but... it's hard work... I'm going to make the backup on my web server.

The picture shows my latest work, applique quilt, the title is "Arabian coffee".

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Birthday party

Today was my friend's birthday party at the library. So, it was potluck. I don't like to bring my food because it's not good :-( Besides, the food for potluck and the one for dinner at my home is different. I need to think something good for potluck. I asked my friends to get some idea of potluck menue, and they gave me some.

Today, it was many kinds of small rice balls. It seemed go well. I just had a little of left over of my food when I left the library. Next time will be "Imomochi" that is made from potato and cheese, next time will be Japanese tempura, then "Kushi-Katsu" (
pieces of pork fried on a skewer) ... I'm glad to not think about menue of potluck for a while.

We kept very quiet for my friend's birthday, I guess she was feeling something sad. We collected some money from friends, and got a gift certificate for her. She was very surprised at the party. It was very good :-)

The picture is a quilt I made for my best friend who lives in Hokkaido, Japan. I just sent it to her yesterday.