Heartbroken

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My sweet rabbit Sebastian passed away last night. I have had him and his brother for over 11 years. I rescued them from a shelter, They were only 6 months old. It was very sudden. His bunny brother is in mourning and I am so afraid I will lose him too. I know rabbits do not usually live this long so I am blessed to have had him as long as I did. I miss him terribly. I have been giving his brother Sammy extra treats and attention but he isn’t responding to either. He just sits in a corner all hunched over. It is the saddest thing. IMG_1217

Tosohatchee Wildlife Management Area – Orlando, FL.

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We decided to take a trip out here yesterday since we have never been. I managed to get a few pictures before it started pouring down rain. Its a nice area with a lot of hiking trails. P1000925 P1000926 P1000943 P1000942 P1000935 P1000934 P1000929

Hummingbird!

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This is the 3rd time I have seen a hummingbird in my yard after 16 years of living here. While outside trying to get pictures of the wrens leaving the nest I turned around and saw the hummingbird! So glad I had my camera in my hand. I have created  hummingbird and butterfly gardens and finally they are showing up. I was able to catch a picture but its not the greatest. I just snapped away and hoped I caught it in the lens. I have tried unsuccessfully to get a picture before but its so fast! It is near the bottom of the pictures. I’m so happy!! P1000977 P1000978

The babies have left the nest

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The baby wrens came out the nest for the first time today. Mama and daddy bird led them away. How neat! I am so blessed to get to witness this. From the very begining watching them build the nest to leading them away. This is the 4th year in a row these birds have come to my porch and built a nest in my plant. P1000955 P1000967 P1000969 P1000970

Quiet Book

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I decided to start on another quiet book. This time for a girl. I made a few boy ones for my friends little boy months ago and he still drags them out and plays with them. I made the felt “paper doll” for the dress up page. I usually sew the faces on and something made me use fabric marker on her. Not sure if I like it. She may be a do over. But its a start. felt paper foll

Feeling a bit discouraged today

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I have not worked in a year now. After getting laid off from a law firm that I had worked at as a receptionist for only one month I just couldn’t bring myself to go back into the work force. I do volunteer as a Guardian Ad Litem. But other than that I’m not doing much. Yes, I keep my house clean and family fed which I am so blessed to be able to do because my incredible loving husband is fine with me not working if that’s what makes me happy. And it does. But something is missing. I just don’t know what. My children are older. My oldest recently moved out on his own. He is 20. My youngest is 14 and about to start high school. They are such great kids. I never had any of the “teenage  years” that everyone talks about. Yet. I don’t think I will. My youngest helps me out in so many ways. Helps me organize and clean. Even goes plant and craft shopping with me! I had planned on selling my softies and quiet books on Etsy. I have a store but have only 2 items and I don’t get a lot of traffic. I usually end up making something and giving it away to someone I think will love it or a family member. I have so many ideas of things I want to make but to have them pile up and not be able to sell them is quite discouraging. I love making them. We are pet sitting my sons friends guinea pigs and I actually made them a bed. I guess I’m getting desperate. They really liked it though. So basically I am trying to figure out what to do with myself. I guess I will sleep on it. Maybe something will come to me in my sleep.

Orlando Science Center

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We haven’t been in years. A lot has changed. They are still doing a lot of construction. We mainly checked out the dinosaur exhibit. My youngest is 14 and the center is geared more towards younger children but it was still fun.

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