Somehow I haven't felt much like writing lately. I've been busy, it's true, but I also haven't had a lot to say. Life is moving forward, sometimes quickly and sometimes agonizingly slow...
We're homeschooling. Barely. We do our reading lesson and reading every day, but other than that I've been a slacker in that area. I'm giving myself some grace here...he's 4 1/2 and already reading. We're still ahead of the curve!
I'm trying to organize the house and get it cleaned. I mean DEEP cleaned. And ready for us to move this summer. Which means I need to slowly start packing.
Did I mention JMonster went through a HUGE growth spurt and has outgrown a lot of his clothes? So, not only are we doing a seasonal closet change, we have to go through every piece to figure out what still fits. I despise doing this!
(Of course, I also have bursitis in my shoulder. VERY painful. VERY limiting!)
And CHRISTMAS is coming!
I've been finishing the Shutterfly book I do every year.
I've been shopping.
Did I mention the Shutterfly book?
Which takes HOURS?
And in the midst of all of that, we're discussing whether we should try and get pregnant again. We have 2 more frozen embryos, remember? And I'm not getting any younger. And no one has jumped up and shouted that they would be a surrogate for us (okay, 2 people did but both of them promptly got pregnant!).
So, we're discussing doing a transfer in the next couple of months.
But to do so we'd have to add maternity coverage to our health insurance.
Yesterday I decided that it was time to clean the fish bowl. I mean...REALLY time to clean the fish bowl. It had white gunk floating on the top. A sort of crust. This has never happened in the 3+ years we've had a fish so I'm still not quite sure what went wrong.
I did as I normally do and put Dorothy, the betta, in a separate cup.
I boiled the water.
I scrubbed all of the stones.
I scrubbed the bowl.
I scrubbed the plants.
I then put spring water (yes, I purchase spring water for the darn fish!) in the bowl.
Back in went Dorothy.
(Dorothy is a MALE fish, by the way. And is Dorothy the 2nd.)
Dorothy immediately started gasping and went straight to the bottom of the bowl.
Where he stayed for almost an hour.
And causing JMonster to be very concerned that he would die.
We got on the internet and looked up fish illnesses.