Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Jacob's birthday was last weekend and it was a wonderful time. Stressful in parts, but when isn't it stressful when you have a house full of people and a tortoise that doesn't act like you were hoping it would?

That's right, Jake received a tortoise for his birthday. He was shocked and amazed. Immediately he named it "Cap'n K'nuckles" after the character in the cartoon The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack. I didn't realize that he liked the character so much on the TV show, but he was insistent that this would be his pet's name.

The Cap'n (one of his nicknames) seems to have a cold and is not eating. I took him to the vet on Sunday and we are now giving him drops in his nostril once a day. Otherwise he doesn't do much right now. Personally, I think he might be trying to hibernate. Then again, whenever we bring him out of his glass case he's very active. I don't know anything about tortoises so so this is a learning experience for all of us.

It was nice having Mom and Dad in town for the weekend. We haven't seen them in months. As we just bought out tickets for the Christmas holidays, I expect that we'll see them at my cousin's wedding on New Year's Eve.

Work has been insanely busy. My determination to complete the revision of my book has prevented me from making entries on this blog. But it is very freeing to be writing on it, as if I can take a deep breath again.


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