Monday, October 15, 2007

Bunny Love

Poor little Angoras, whenever I bring them near their cage after petting them, they scrabble to get back inside. Their little claws are sharp.

At what point do you think I'll get clever enough to put on long sleeves when I handle the bunnies? Yeah, I'm not sure, either. Ouch. Actually, it only hurts for a second, but people look at you funny, like I'm a self-cutter or something, when I am wearing short sleeves in public. So it's long sleeves in public or at home, whichever I remember. =)

On the other hand, the bunny love also shows itself as this:

It's so soft, it's satisfying all by itself. But I really don't know what to do with it.

I was brainstorming earlier, and don't you wish that, when you got stressed, you didn't want to eat? I do. But when I get stressed out, I can't sleep, which leaves me awake and hungry. I got two hours' last night, then I woke up - wide awake - thinking of everything there was to do. Silly home business/church council/drama club/soccer mom life. Anyway, the point is, insomnia strikes me in such a way that I can't actually get up and do anything. I'm too tired. I can sit there on the couch, reading Patricia Cornwell and listening to every noise in the house. But I can't balance the checkbook or work on a shawl - see? Very frustrating. So it's daytime now, and my body says, "Sure! Go work!" Alas, with no sleep, everything's a bit harder. However, in exciting news, the Halloween costumes are ready to be sewn! This will be fun. We've got some good ideas this year. I thought the youngest would be easy - super hero. Cool, ay? Well, apparently the super hero is Super Why, and he's brand new from pbs. I'm thinking of taking last year's Superman costume, or Wonder Woman, whichever fit, and putting a felt decal over the chest. Will it work? It depends on how I sell it to her. =)

Fabrics awaiting transformation:


Brynne said...

Have fun sewing! I copped out this year and bought a firefighter costume for my older son. We love Super Why too!

Janice said...

ouch... those bunny scratches look painful!! Personally I love going out in public like that and keep people guessing :-)!! That bunny fur looks sooo soft!! Yum!

Anonymous said...

The fur looks soooooo soft. But the scratches...ouch!

Yeah, when I get insomnia, I can't do anything either, just toss & turn in bed & wish I had the energy to get up & do something.

I can't wait to see these costumes!

Cheryl S. said...

OUCH! I always looked the same way when I had a kitten.

Denise said...

I had angora bunnies about 10 years ago - I was surprised just how vividly I remembered those bunny claws on reading your post!

I get insomnia quite a bit too. It's so frustrating to be so wide awake at night or early in the morning and then struggling to stay awake at my desk during the day. Hope it resolves soon.

Good luck with the sewing!

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Marlene said...

If I was foolish enough to go near a bunny and it scratched me I would not only have welts the size of small snakes, my eyes would puff up, completely closed and I'd be wheezing for breath. Yeah. I won't be spinning any angora, ever.


When I was a wee girl, just starting school, my mom blew her budget to buy enough angora yarn to make me a fluffy pink sweater for my first day of school. We discovered that I was deathly allergic to bunnies.

Jen said...

Ouch! I love bunnies though.
The fabric looks pretty neat for costumes. :)

AR said...

Darn, sweet, soft bunnies! We are going to have to come over and see them in real life sometime.

Can't wait to see the costumes. Lil Ar is going to be a hippie. As if we don't have a real one in the household, hehe. I'll see you later this afternoon!

Carrie K said...

Bad bunnies. Hopefully they'll tame down a bit, roughly the same time you start wearing long sleeves?

Good luck on the costume sell!

Whenever I get insomnia, I tend to count out how much sleep I would get if only I dropped off right that minute. This isn't all the conducive to falling asleep.

Brigitte said...

Oooo, just like a certain cat I know! Do we get to see more bunny pics soon?!

I wonder if you could spin the fur?

Romi said...

Heh. I have scratches all over my arms too! Feisty critters, aren't they?!