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Yesterday as I was packing the car to go to the hospital I saw a hummingbird on the floor of the garage. She was tangled in cobwebs and had probably been in the garage all night.

I picked her up and was pleased to see she still had enough energy to struggle. I got a better hold on her and took her into the house shouting for Mralrescate. He had happened to make some hummer hooch the night before so we had some sugar water ready to give her.

We took her outside and started removing the cobwebs from her feathers and feet while giving her drinks of sugar water. She flew out of my hands a couple of times but was still so tangled (and confused) that she couldn't figure out how to fly off the porch. We were able to gently snag her to continue removing cobwebs and giving small drinks of water. At one point she flew onto my chest with her wings and tail feathers spread. Her lovely green irridescent feather were quite a sight on my red shirt. Mralrescate proceeded to give her drinks of sugar water while she was on my chest which resulted in quite a bit of sugar water down my shirt.

As we were removing one more bunch of cobwebs from her feathers she flew again and this time made under the porch roof and slowly up to a tree in the yard.

I hope she was able to recover.

What about the bruises?

Well when she was on my shirt, Mralrescate said he would be pouring less sugar water down my shirt if I was sitting down. So I leaned against the door so I could squat down to give a better angle. Unfortunately for me the door wasn't completely closed and I fell into the house with all the dogs around me. (They had been standing at the door watching us.) Luckily the dogs decided not to rush out to escape and the hummingbird was not harmed. I, however, have a couple of bruises on my arm.
alrescate: (Gracie Loves)
I had a pretty decent weekend. We went into town Saturday for lunch and then stopped in at Barnes and Nobles where a friend of mine was doing a book signing. She did a nice little book with photographs and stories about her family and their journey from Italy to Springfield Missouri.

The mister and I also played a marathon game of 'Risk' Saturday night/Sunday morning. We started about nine pm Saturday and finished up at about two am on Sunday. (We had no idea it was getting so late!) I'm happy to report that after MrAlrescate's 'Yellow Peril' had almost taken over the world my 'Red Meanies' stuck to their Master Plan and swept through the world. I'm sure I'll be a fairly benevolent dictator. *grin* After sleeping in as late as the dogs would allow we got up and had a nice breakfast and I was able to settle in with a good book.

It's a shame Monday had to come so soon but the good news is I only have a couple more days before I get to go blow glass!
alrescate: (witch)
I'm just popping in for a moment. Yesterday I had a lovely visit with [personal profile] bountifulpots and now I'm visiting my mother. I'll try to catch up with everyone's journal Monday when I have my own connection again. (It stinks to be without my internet connection!)

Yesterday B.P. made me cookies and tea and took me to a nice sushi place with her family. It was a lovely time...I really enjoyed it. I was very pleased to finally arrive at my mom's because I was getting quite tired of being in the car. (At least the trip from BP's to my mom's was fun because BP gave me a fabulous audio book to listen to. I think I am now in love.)

Today my mom is going through her bookshelves to send me off with a bunch of books to register and release. Whoo! I'll be heading home tomorrow where I will be met by six lonely dogs. Mr. Alrescate got a chance to go see the Kansas City Chiefs (an American football team) play the New England Patriots. He's pretty pleased about that...even though it means we won't see each other until late Sunday evening. I hope I don't start going into withdrawal! *grin*

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