Wednesday, May 03, 2023

A Bit of Sewing

This has been an "interesting" week.  I think that I passed the 6th kidney stone this morning. That makes 6 in 12 days. Sheesh.   I was scheduled to work as usher for a Broadway touring show, but the onset of #5 caused me to call and tell them that I could not come in.  I have to say that I think only the first one was a big one. Or it could be that I am learning to deal with the pain better. I have not managed to catch or see any of these, but I have felt each of them moving along the ureter.  As I am writing this, I feel a possible #7 coming down the line. Hopefully it is small and will move quickly.  

During the "lulls" in the pain, I have started sewing some random pieces together to start another wild scrappy quilt.  There are three separate sections in the photo. While I put them so that they almost look like one big piece;  they probably will not end up together. 

While I was at Mom's, I went to the mailbox for her. As I neared the road I saw something moving at the edge of the road, near the mailbox.  I slowed down and made some noise. These two raised up their heads and started to leave.  I said "What are those?"

So I took the photo and showed mom when I was back inside. She had no clue either. 
Hmmm.... Let me try Google lens!  It focused in on the bird at the right.  The results said:
Helmeted Guinea fowl.
Of course, I was curious, seeing them for the first time. I read several articles. 
You will notice that this is a couple. The one on the right was trailing behind. I noticed that he/she was walking with a slight limp.  I suspect it has a damaged foot.  I have read that they mate for life. So I suspect this is why there were only two of them, as usually they stay in flocks. Perhaps they got left behind. 

Until Next Time,  
Stay Creative 

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A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Good grief - I hope #7 is the last of them! I'm glad your scrappy quilt is a diversion - and it will look great no matter how you put it together. I've never seen those birds before either - it's amazing that you were able to identify them by taking their picture - ;))

Vicki W said...

I had some guinea fowl show up at my house about 20 years ago. They freaked me out at first because they are so weird looking. Unfortunately they decided to roost in a tree outside our bedroom. Those birds are loud! They didn't last long. They are stupid and foxes love them.
I sure hope you are done with the kidney stones soon.

Kathleen said...

You have had quite the time. I do hope this is the last...I saw 5 but now 6 and maybe 7....yuk! Glad you were able to get some sewing in and see the guinea fowl. Always fun to see new creatures about!

Valerie-Jael said...

Hi Gene, sorry about the kidney stones, I often have similar problems! Love the quilt. Hugs, Valerie