The adventure has definitely begun and my mechanic skills are being tested daily. Who knew it would have to do with a snail? Seriously?
Here at our home we have the entire bedtime routine down to a science. I'm one of the those people that if I get out of a routine I am a mess. My kids know this. Part of our bedtime routine is feeding the fish. Now this is not just a few cute goldfish, this is two large 75-85 gallon tanks and another one with two Goldfish! <smile> My Prince has a passion for fish and I have been given the authority to keep them alive. Well, I've already screwed up. Our fish tanks have a variety of fish in them. They are all fresh water so we have a tank of what I call the "mean" fish and then a tank of "sweet & loving" fish like guppies. That tank is "sweet & loving" because they seem to constantly multiply without us buying more. <u-huh>. The "mean" fish tank has more of the aggressive fish which also included a snail because he liked it in there. This stupid snail (pretty big mind you- named Goldie) has been living for a pretty good bit. He slides all over the tank and always seems pretty darn happy…until last night. Alexis noticed that Goldie was stuck inside the filter. ???? Panic set in as I knew I would have to touch it and yep… I did. I didn't know what to do since I'm not a fish mechanic and really was at a loss. I gently pulled the filter bottom off and stopped the suction. Goldie eventually fell off the filter and has remained in the same place since yesterday. You know what that means….. dum, dum dum dum- DEAD! Since I was able to get Goldie off the filter I needed to get the filter going again. Guess what? I plugged it in and it stopped working. This is when I almost had a panic attack. Since I knew I could call my Prince, I did. His first question, "Are the kids still up this late on a school night?" My answer, "I'll fix it myself!" By this time my adrenaline kicked in and I was bound and determined to make this filter work. Meantime I am slimy up to my elbows in fish stuff and NOT happy. The good news is the filter is back in working condition and I am still speaking to my Prince. The bad news is the stupid snail is DEAD!
Regardless of you being a military wife if you are a wife whose husband travels you know EXACTLY what I am talking about here. The moment they leave something breaks. I will consider my luck and be glad it was just the filter.
Today the screen door off my deck fell off. This is going to require big tools. This could get very interesting.
My lack of posting has not been from laziness which I tend to use as my excuse but really the complete opposite. The kids have kept me extremely busy and I do have a watchful eye on them just to see how they are handling everything. They are doing great—->except at bedtime. That seems to be the magic hour when they ask lots of questions. Questions that make me scratch my head but they are sweet and innocent questions. While this magical hour can be heart wrenching at times we've had a lot of laughs and it's my MOST favorite time with these little gem blossoms.
The Prince says to say hello. He is doing great too. Okay, maybe not GREAT, but managing. He looks great from what I can tell on a monitor. <sigh>
Lastly, I'm coming to the end of my Photography class. I've been super excited about this and I think my camera and I are finally bff's. It took a long time. Finally we see eye to eye. <smile>
Here are a few shots of my gems:
Alexis had a Doll & Me tea on Saturday with her Brownie troop. She dressed really snazzy and brought her bear. She looked so beautiful and had a really great time.
Here Brandon is giving the pose called, "Please get that camera out of my face!"
When the camera comes out the kids RUN fast as they can. The only thing currently that I can take a picture of is my doggie!
I love my doggie. She is just 4lbs and a princess.
There you have it. It all started with a silly snail! Life has been crazy but it's a good crazy. There is good news in all this craziness…. HANG on to your PANTS!
This week I WILL have the supply list ready for my FREE class I will be offering next Monday. I hope to have this ready tomorrow but I'm learning not to hold my breath. The class is complete and you will not want to miss it. It's a SUPER duper fun project and perfect for May Day. I'll clue you in on what May Day is all about when I post the supply list. <I didn't know what it was>
I can tell you this much… you will want to make sure you have purchased the Spring is Blossoming Special. Click on the link and check it out. The Four Frames stamp set is amazing and the new Paisley Prints DSP is one of the best! These are must haves for your stampin' collection.
Have a fabulous week and thank you for always taking the time to get a peek in my crazy life.