Hello! I am still lion crazy over here. I know myself well enough to not close down my shop and start a whole new, lion-centered shop, but I love making them nonetheless. I have started making hoops for other creatures, too, the more forest dwelling ones. Last night, when I was picking up my husband from school, a baby bunny crossed the road. It was such a sweet, tiny, vulnerable thing. I hope it's still out there and not eaten up by an alligator. I was a little confused to see it roaming around at night. From what I remember from junior high, only vampire bunnies stay up that late (did anyone else read the Bunnicula books?).
My daughter has gotten really fast. She is watched by a dear friend several hours every day, but during the other hours that she is here, I still need to work. To work from home with a speedy baby who has no sense of her own fragility means sacrificing all sanity. When I see her heading to danger (most of the time, the choking hazards of little dog food), I usually break out into song and dance to distract her enough so that I can outpace her to the danger zone and alter the surroundings. She's such a rascal.
The weather is really beautiful down here in Louisiana. It's gorgeous out, and breezy. It's like this for a brief moment, and then the sun gets angry and tries to attack us. Every Sunday, we've been spending time at New Orlean's City Park. Last time we went there was a hula hooping event. Hula Hoops every where, like being in a bowl of fruit loops. Some people are very good at hula hooping. I mean, very, very good. Did you know that it is possible to hula hoop with your big toe? People can do it! The person I saw doing it was also super pregnant. This world, and the people in it, are amazing, folks.