Sunday, April 22, 2007

Let The Sun Shine In!

Ah! I believe spring has finally sprung! We've had very warm temperatures over the past few days, in the mid to upper 70's. That's a heatwave here in northeast Pennsylvania. Of course the downside are the pollens being released, by mostly maple trees and grasses. Another downside is Amanda now has bronchitis. Her doctor stated it's been going around, and is caused not just by bacteria, but viruses floating around. She reacts differently to the meds, as codeine makes her wide awake. Most people are ready to pass out from taking narcotics. Strange :)

Another great sign of spring is the number of insects now finally appearing! Those who know us know we are actively involved in their collection. Now that we're in what's considered a "prime"4-H year in PA will mean even more active collecting. Generally, we go to certain areas where normal people tend to stay away from. It also means not wearing insect repellent, because that would defeat the purpose. If ever you see folks wallowing around in swamps, or dank areas, think of me, as I'm sure they're looking for critters to collect. I'm waiting for the day when I have to report I've contracted malaria because I was in some contaminated swamp *rolls eyes*.

The joys of being an insect-collecting mom! Let the fun begin :)

4 comments:

The Swede1875 said...

Wow, it seems your daughter has given you a new hobby. That's great! Just remember that you actually are not supposed to eat them...

I'm learning a new programming language right now, so I have quite a lot of bugs over here too. :-)

Therese said...

We are heading for winter here and our autumn days are around 70 too. I don't really like winter much. The mornings are cold but the days warm up still (to around 55-60) so it isn't too bad. I just hate cold mornings.

You are a good mother Dawn. You won't find me in any swamps.

Lilder said...

You are a braver woman than I!! If either of my kids want to collect bugs, they'll have to have their aunt help them ;)

Dawn said...

I don't think of myself as brave, just crazy :) Normal people wouldn't risk their health to go after bugs. Now that it's getting even warmer, the numbers of insects are even greater.