Friday, June 10, 2011

it's been a long time baby!

My life is full.Fitting a blog in is hard to do. I'm going to aim for once a week. Maybe a weekly summary. The past year has been crazy.Crazy good and sometimes crazy not so good. My Mom was sick for a while. There have been very few times where I haven't passed out as soon as my head hit the pillow.While she was sick I lay in bed for hours praying almost nightly.Now that she better,I am getting way more sleep.
We're heading to the end of another school year. Chris and Alyssa are both heading to middle school in the fall(wahhhhh).

Friday, May 14, 2010

Dead fish,purple water and super Crab

WOW,Things can get crazy around here! Not sure if I mentioned but we have ALOT of pets.Last weekend the filter in our fish tank shut off without anyone noticing.By feeding time,3 of the four fish had died leaving one fish and an underwater frog.In a smaller tank,we had a crayfish.So until I got a minute to clean out the stinky tank,the fish and frog went on a trip to crabbys tank.Did I mention this happened in the few days before Mothers day? One thing I wanted to get done before tackling the tank was to help the Little Man make a hand print card for his Mom.After we painted his hands blue and orange and I spent 2 years(8 minutes) writting a poem on it(my printer is broke).I set it up on a paper stacker on the kids desk. Crabbys tank is also on said desk.A bit later I happened to walk passed the desk and notice that the water was a lovely shade of purple and floating at the bottom was our lovely art project! The kids were very impressed that every bit of the paint came off with no scrubbing.I was too busy trying to save the lives of Crabby and his two new room(tank) mates to notice.Fishy was easy.Froggy was easy to catch but jumped out of the net before I could get him into the jar I was putting them in until I could clean one of the now 2 dirty tanks! I screamed because I am grossed out by those things! Regular frogs I can handle(we have 2 of those!) but those albino underwater ones freak me out.So after 3 hours(minutes) of screeching while chasing the thing all over the desk top with the net while listening to my Daughter laugh(Thanks Ash)I finally got it into the jar.Next was Crabby.Crabby likes to hide under rocks.There was no way I could see him in the purple water so I had a brilliant idea! The tank wasn't very full so I carried it to the kitchen and set it on the counter.My idea was to tip it up while holding the net under the water that is draining out.Eventually he would have to come out and land in the net.Right???,that my friends would be far to easy! Somehow he managed to fly through the water,past the net and into the other sink..That was full of dishes...and hot water(did I mention I was getting ready to wash dishes when I saw the purple water?) So after draining the water,I found him and he joined his friends in the jar.After giving the tank a good scrubbing and a new location,the 3 are now back home.They are all actually getting along so the will stay together until someone eats someone else of the filter stops working.....again.Im....uh...really going to miss those 3 other fish....NOT! BTW,Crabbys new name is Super Crab.

Friday, May 7, 2010

In the begining......

Testing,testing,1,2,3...(I think that's what I'm supposed to say....?) Anywho,this is day one of my very first (and only) BLOG! I was reading a friends and thought why not? Maybe no one will read it,maybe 1 million people will and I will become famous and get a street named after me.That would be cool or maybe not.It would probably be a dead end road with potholes and speed bumps but at the end would be a beautiful house full of smiling children,happy pets,lots of laundry and dishes that are not only done but also put away! I would always be rested and on time and there would absolutely be NO dog sleeping in my bed,under my covers while I'm in it!
Ashlei,Chris,Bug and Wyatt I love you all.