These two adorable dwarf hamsters were a birthday present for my daughter. Well, all was going well -- we watched them run on the wheel, hide in toilet paper rolls, shred toilet paper, stuff their cheeks with food. But kind of like my own children, they started fighting as they grew older. We have them in two separate cages and they are much happier. Gee, I hope we don't have to do that with our kids (they do have their own room, and that should be enough).
The good news is that my daughter is happy to give one of the hamsters to a good friend. I can't think of a better ending to hamster wars.
Below is a picture of my son playing with a microprocessor, learning to do some basic programming. This particular test is to determine response time. My daughter has gotten the highest score so far ... and she needs it to catch those fast little hamsters, for corporal cuddling and kissing. Check out the movie clip ... see those little legs? Robos are fast!
Today we made a visit to Cypress Gardens and the best part was paddling around in the swamp. I'll post some pictures when I get a chance. We got caught in another thunderstorm on our way home ... this seems to be a daily occurrence and you can be sure I get soaked on a regular basis when we walk the dog. I don't really mind because it's so hot here, so the shower feels great. I didn't realize this but SC gets more rain than WA per year.
I hope you're all having a lovely weekend. Happy Feast of St. Clare. This upcoming school year, one of the books that my son will read is The Road to Damietta by Scott O'Dell, a historical fiction account of the girl who loved St. Francis. Of course, St. Clare's dramatic escape from home to become a follower of Francis is in the book. Oh, to write historical fiction with such depth and detail so that it is accessible to the modern reader while preserving the sense of time and place the events take place. I have my work cut out for me. Thank goodness for amazing writers like O'Dell to show us the path.