November 6th, 2006

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Monday morning

Another surprise this morning - Blizzard and Cyclone (our crested gecko pair) laid another clutch. So, we have one surviving viable egg from the last clutch, that could hatch in the next 2-5 weeks. Now, we have two more eggs, both of which seem viable, which should hatch in the next 60-70 days. If these guys start actually producing, and I get good enough to get the eggs to hatch...hmmm...baby cresteds in the pet store are about $50 each. I might could sell these for enough to at least make up for maintenance costs. Might buy crickets *laugh* Of course, I'll probably keep the first one to hatch, and anything that seems to have a REALLY cool morph, so it could be bred when it grows up.

I haven't even had an egg hatch and I'm already planning :)

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I have to dream, I guess. I'm alone now. The boys are in school, and Scott left this morning for a business trip. He won't be back until Friday night at midnight, so I'm fending for myself. He then leaves again on Monday morning and comes back Tuesday night. I'm really going to miss him, and I'll be getting a lot less rest in the evenings *grin*
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Unreal day

My predictions were right - I have a blood clot. Actually, I have two. One in my right hand, and one in my right forearm. THANKFULLY, they are superficial. They don't know why they are there, but may be related to something from the surgery. I have a nifty brace for my arm now, which makes me feel like I'm wearing my bowling brace, and a prescription for 500mg Aleve to try to resolve the clots. Very rarely do superficial clots cause any problems. The only thing I'll have to do is make sure I work with my surgeons to insure that we try to avoid clots with the surgery next month, and try to weigh anti-coagulants against bleeding from surgery.

Now for what makes the day unreal. I was taking my mom home today after a CT scan and we stopped to grab a few groceries for her. We were stopped in the parking lot of her seniors community piling her groceries onto her walker so she could get them in. This guy, maybe in his late 40s to early 50s, stopped his car alongside my van and came around to where we were. His words were "I don't want to weird you both out, but I wanted you to have these to make your day a little brighter!". He then handed me a dozen red roses, which I promptly handed over to my mom. I thanked him and wished him a wonderful day as well. He hopped in his car and left. This is a gated community, so he must have been there visiting someone. He was too young to live there.

He didn't give out creepy guy vibes. He seemed like he was geniuinely wanting to spread a smile to others. Sometimes, you forget that there are people like that out there, but they do exist. With hubby being gone and the pain of these blood clots, it still seems like a pretty good day thanks to the kindness of a stranger.