For The Birds
28 March 2013 | Kingston
Jennifer - warming up but grey
These are bits of natural (ie. no chemicals) fibers I have set aside from a year of knitting. Once I see the first Robin I scatter these bits at the base of trees. I could be delusional (and likely am) in my thinking that the Robins will seek this out for use in their nest making. Its bright, fun and super warm. I have to believe its just got to be better than twigs and dead grass. I like to think I’m the Home Depot for birds, providing free easy to access insulation (delusional again).
Part of this is how I entertain myself and balance my caregiving. Yesterday we got an ambulance ride to Emergency to deal with the current issue. Al’s catheter had become blocked with clots from his Warfarin level being too low. He got irrigated and we were on our way with a new increased dose of Warfarin to take. This whole Warfarin thing is very sensitive and despite my best efforts to get the blood work drawn at home, it appears I will have to Take Al out often for this testing. If I take him to HDH (Hotel Dieu Hospital) the blood gets drawn and the results within an hour. If Life Lab comes in, it goes off to Toronto and you don’t get results until the next day (thank you privatization). Since the Warfarin levels dance a fine line between life and death I will take him to HDH. Fortunately the weather is turning warmer here. I will scatter my bits today for the birds and revel in the delusion that I am making them warm and cozy homes.