It's Friday night, which means it is time for another Dare to Share Party!
It's been another bumpy week!
Our cats love to hang out with our mice. They do not hurt them, they just sit and watch them play. Well on Monday morning, I noticed our cat Milo (not pictured) looking strangely into Oreo's cage. (the smiling mouse on the right) Oreo and Milo are good buddies, and I could tell something was wrong. When I looked in the cage, I saw Oreo laying still on the bottom. I could tell right away he was gone. I dreaded what I knew that I would have to do a few hours later. I would have to tell Kara that Oreo had passed, after the hard week she had last week. She did not take it well, and kind of avoided looking at him and dealing with it for a long while (2 1/2 days!) On Tuesday she said she was sick again, I allowed her to stay home. By the afternoon though, she was feeling okay again. I sent her back to school on Wednesday. She called from the office second hour (P.E time) , saying she did not feel good. I told her that I was not picking her up. She called again an hour later claiming she really was sick. I knew she was having anxiety, because of what happened last week at school and losing Oreo. I did end up picking her up, because I could tell she would call me all day. I talked to the school counselor and one of her teachers about what is going on. She went to school the entire day yesterday, but called home several times again today asking to go home. I did not go pick her up. but I found out later though that she spent the time in the office instead of class. We have a three day weekend this weekend, so I am hoping it will give her a long enough break to regroup.
Last night, we noticed that our hedgehog was having some issues walking. He has been a little bit out of sorts the last few days, not really eating and drinking much. I did some research online and saw he had some symptoms of a possible ear infection. Around 11 p.m. I called the vet that stays open 24 hours to ask if they see hedgehogs, so I could make an appointment. We had taken two of our hamsters there in the past, so we knew they saw small animals. I did not know if it was an emergency where he would need to be seen right way, but I found out there were two of the vets in the office that did see hedgehogs, and they were available right then. Since Kara was wide awake anyway, and I knew she would worry all day if we waited until Saturday (the next day the Drs would be in the office) we bundled him up and went to vet at 11:30 pm. The good news is he will be okay. He does not have an ear infection but actually a sore paw. One of fingers seems out of place. We figured out that he was probably in pain, and the reason why he was having problems walking was his little foot hurt. We were given some pain meds,and the instructions to check in with the vet this weekend. If he is still having issues, they may try to take tiny little x-rays to see if anything is broken.
There have been a few positive things that have happened this week. My oldest daughter went to school every single day this week, and made a lot of progress on her work. She was accepted into a work skills program that she is excited about, and now wants to finish school. YEA!! The weather was MUCH better this week than last. While there were a couple of mornings in the single digits, we got up close to 30 degrees a few days which felt like a heat wave!! Next week is the last week of the semester, and then we will have another 3 day weekend with NO homework.
This week I multi-tasked. Since I did have time to work on projects at home, I shared a fun Sock Snowman craft that I made with my women's group at church. They are super easy to make, and can easily be customized.
I promise I will be sharing a lot more features this upcoming week to make up for these last two weeks. I thought these Sausage Stuffed Mushroom by Summer Scraps would be great to serve for this week's play off games or for the upcoming Super Bowl.
My co-host Kim from Kandy Kreations has a lot of fun snowman themed ideas this week on her blog. I love these Easy Olaf Wrapper Printables that would be perfect for a Frozen party. If you are having one, you definitely need to check out her site.
Now it is time for this week's party. You are welcome to link up anything that you would like to share. If you are chosen a Dare to Share Feature of the Day your post will be featured on the blog and my social media. Kim also shares features so you could be shared on her social media as well.
Link up and HAVE FUN!!