crying squirrel

This is what I heard as I was reading “In a Bosnian Trench.” So I got up to see what kind of bird was on our front porch, but it was a partly grown squirrel making a racket. I took a video with my phone, but can’t figure out how to put it on here. So I present a youtube video of a like-sounding squirrel.

I am trying to learn all about Bosnia and the war there in the early and mid ’90s (since we have a significant Bosnian population living among us presently). I wish I had known more when I met some of them at at the neighborhood/soccer game day over a week ago now. I read the Bosnian Anne Frank story, which was very good.

This is not the book I read, but I did read Nadja’s book, “My Childhood Under Fire.”

painting rocks

I’ve enjoyed painting rocks for a few years now. At present I am aiming at painting 100 rocks to sell at craft fairs this Spring and Summer and Fall.

When we took a glorious trip to Israel in 2008 my daughter bought this T-shirt. I have been very slowly learning the Hebrew alphabet and it is so rich in meaning. I want to keep trying and plugging away at it. I painted a few of these animals on this t-shirt which will be one way to learn words. So far I know camel and lion 🙂 and of course toda is thank-you and ken is yes, lo is no and shalom is hello, goodbye and peace.

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Also made some magnets.

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For this vicuna I just used black magic marker on an unpainted rock – works for me ! !

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I got the idea of painting rocks from a book I found at the library – Here it is – Let’s Rock

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