we've been away from the blog for several reasons. now, stealing a moment from the world of sleep we come to you dear blog readers.
it's cold in sunnyside, and yesterday morning there were snow flurries. the wind means pulling the hat down over the ears of the beast every few steps.
here are the reasons we've been away from the blog: beast with cold, burmese prince with cold, lisa of the blog with cold, dental nightmares (more to come), busy at zoo all the time, 64 crayon box hurray.
as for dental nightmares, what kind of satanic country do we live in that most citizens have to pay thousands of dollars to a dentist to have an infected tooth fixed, or pay hundreds of dollars to a dentist to have an infected tooth pulled, or else just pull the thing out yourself because you have no choice, right? we have chosen to pay thousands of dollars that we don't have. no, we don't know how either.
the recession also looms large these days as we buy pork neck bones for broth (goodbye lamb steaks, goodbye fancy cheeses). black beans are good and cheap, and avocados around here in sunnyside, and corn tortillas. so there, that's what we'll eat.
christmas will be a day at home with home-made knitted things. the 64 color box of crayons does give us lots of mileage. we all draw owls.
as for all other things, they are impossible. the email inbox reads 700 emails unanswered. this is not an exaggerated figure. sorry peops.
we have dreams of jogging, taking a botany class, and even reading a book.
we wonder what will happen to america and polar bears and endangered lemurs.
and now, off to sleep. peace people, and eat the rich (stewed in pork neck bones w/ a few carrots).