ANOTHER SNAIL UPDATE ๐ŸŒ ๐Ÿฅฆ

The baby snails are getting so big, and eating so much. Their shells havenโ€™t fully hardened yet, but the amount of cuttlebone, calcium powder and lettuce they eat daily is astounding. They also eat tomato, broccoli, carrots, and some cucumber. Iโ€™ve yet to be able to coax them to eat more protein. Iโ€™m trying. I have to feed them twice a day: thatโ€™s how much the are eating!

Meanwhile… well, the big snails struggle. Over the last 48 hours, a slightly promising turn appears to have taken place. The snails are eating. Mites are still visible, I intend to order more hypoaspis miles in 10 days. Maybe the issue is finally improving. With two dead snails now, I donโ€™t want to get my hopes up.

But I still love keeping snails. So far itโ€™s still more rewarding than not.

My Birthday ๐ŸŽ‚

Todayโ€™s my birthday! I finally got to open the box with my birthday bear on it (Wilfy, whom Iโ€™ve named Toby). The outfit I put together for him fit him really well! I think heโ€™s got to be one of the nicest Charlie Bears I have ever seen.

I also got to open the gift from my friend Riley. The second Escargot book! Itโ€™s so cute and I canโ€™t wait to read it with Christopher. These picture books really are a must for any snail lover.

I really wasnโ€™t expecting to get to go anywhere today. Though I was so happy to get my new bear, it was a really sad and also very stressful day. Iโ€™m gonna go into more details about that in a later post.

But our friend Kris very generously offered to take us out both to distract us and to celebrate my birthday. He let me pick anywhere I wanted. That was a huge treat as well as seeing two of my best friends. It really made a bad day end a lot better. It felt a little odd to dress up to go out given the circumstances but I tried to be kind to myself.

I hadnโ€™t put together an outfit in a while and Iโ€™m really happy with this one. I took MoonPie along:

We went to The Tavern. Our table was lovely, next to the fireplace, but the light also made it hard to get a good picture, as you could tell in the photo:

I had a fancy drink:

Sorry the photos are so bad, the light was really poor as I said… anyhow, it was a nice enough evening after such a day. Now Iโ€™m 37. Happy Birthday to me!

Neurologist Update – Urgent MRI

I want to give everyone an update on whatโ€™s going on. Today I went to the neurologist because Iโ€™m having โ€œexertion headachesโ€ (look up thunderclap headaches caused by exertion and itโ€™s probably caused exactly by what youโ€™re thinking.)

A couple of you (well, three) know details. Itโ€™s not so much that Iโ€™m embarrassed of the particulars I just donโ€™t want to expose people to details they donโ€™t want to hear.

ANYWAY. I was hoping for the doctor to reassure me, instead she was concerned, baffled by the fact that I havenโ€™t had an MRI ever consider Iโ€™m an epileptic, and mentioned that my โ€œexertion headacheโ€ isnโ€™t normal. Itโ€™s very localized and it lasts too long. She wanted me to have two MRI done like, NOW. Now now. Started calling every place nearby to find a place that could see me immediately. So thatโ€™s a great feeling. /s

And now here I go all by myself and I canโ€™t begin to tell you how much I wish I could have my husband with me, itโ€™s never great to see a neurologist worried. Plus she said the reflexes on the right side of my body are a little weaker (thatโ€™s the side of my head I have the headaches on, in my temple.)

So yeah this sucks royally. Gonna keep you all as posted as possible.

Little Finds ๐Ÿงธ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ’•

Here are some goodies I found at the local Asian market! ๐Ÿงธ๐ŸŒˆ ๐ŸŒŸ

I got a little cup which will be perfect for my wine since Iโ€ฆ keep breaking my glassesโ€ฆ and a little pouch that Iโ€™m 99% sure is for kid sized chopsticks but will be so great for my Apple Pencil, since you know, I take it LOTS of places these daysโ€ฆ ๐Ÿ™„

Anyway this cheered me up today so I wanted to share!

Midnight Picnic ๐Ÿฅช

The twins’ impromptu picnic was crashed by mom, but I’m not sure she wants to join them… a commission for tugscarebear!

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