aisforamy: december 2011 (Ronald Knox)
I took this pic of my turtle's belly, because my sister always jokes that he has an image of Jesus in his markings. I don't deny it resembles a face, but I don't know about Jesus...who does it look like to you?
large images under here... )
aisforamy: december 2011 (Default)
When my brother in law mentioned last night that a friend of his' sister in law needed to find a new home for their pet turtle, I asked a couple of questions; "How big is it? Is it a boy or a girl?" They said it was about six inches, and it was a girl. I agreed to take it off their hands, and went to pick her up this morning. She is HUGE compared to my babies! I know, they are hardly babies anymore, but they will always be my babies. I will take and post some pictures, soon.

Her name is Trixie. She is a red eared slider, like Godzilla, but easily twice his size. He seems a bit freaked out by her at the moment. Torkle is more curious, and I hope that he doesn't fight with her. She has snapped at him once or twice, and he backed off, but then went back for more. She is used to being the only turtle in the tank. So far, she has just bowled them over, or bulldozed her way through where she wanted to go.

I dumped another dozen feeder fish in the tank with them, and they seems to be having a good time chasing them around. I don't know if Trixie has ever had any to chase before, but she seems to be enjoying the stimulation. Seeing them all in the tank together makes it look small, though, and the sooner we get the pond put into the backyard for them, the better. I'm sure they will established a pecking order, but I will be keeping a close eye on them to make sure that no one gets hurt.

The people who gave us Trixie also gave us a good sized tank, too, so if they get too aggressive with each other, I can always take her out and give her her own space again.

In other news, I was going to take the kids to the zoo today, because it's only supposed get to 93F and is overcast. Unfortunately, the kids slept in WAY late, and then we had to go and get Trixie. When we got home, it was to find that the doggie had had an accident on her bed, so that had to be cleaned up, and now it's too late to hit the zoo and avoid the crowds. Instead, we are going to stay home and I will work on helping to teach the boys to ride their bikes without training wheels.

I hope I have enough band aids in stock.

That's my news, for now. I have a long to-do list for the next few days.

Alicia, if you are reading this, I have not forgotten about visiting you. Every time I think of calling, it is either insanely late, or early in the day. Let me know if you're going to be home this week, and if the boys are out of school yet.

**Hugs to everyone!**
aisforamy: december 2011 (Aang is happy)
I finished the wand I was making for [livejournal.com profile] lai_lore, and it turned out prettiful, I think. The scans aren't the greatest, but they give you a general idea of what it looks like.

Two big scans under the cut )

I hope to get it into the mail in the next day or so.

It has been fun getting out my tools and playing with them, again!

In other news, the first two days of my diet have been going well. I need to get out and exercise, but at least I am watching what I eat, writing everything down, and eating small frequent snacks (like oranges and little bits of cheese and crackers!)

I took my dog to get her nails trimmed today (they were SOOOOO long and scary), and she tried to bite the lady, because she was freaked out. The poor baby was shaking like crazy, and I had to put a muzzle on her, because she fought the lady. I swear they cut a quarter to a half and inch off her nails! She is such an indoor dog, that she doesn't wear them down. I am afraid to trim them myself, because her toenails are black, so I can't wee where the nerve is.

I also took her for show and share at my son's class, and she did very well. She behaved like a good dog should, and obeyed all my hand signals. The special ed teacher came and asked me if I could bring her to her room some time for her kids to love on, but I think I want to wait until she has had a bit more training and socializing.

Godzilla and Torkle are growing so fast, but Torkle (the river cooter) is easily two to three times bigger than Godzilla now. He is almost too big for his turtle dock, and it sinks pretty far when he climbs onto it. I will take pictures of them if my husband ever gives my camera back. I accidentally left it in his truck, and he's discovered it is handy for his job. *sigh*

My bloodwork came back yesterday, and my , blood is way too thin now. This is getting silly. I was taking 5mg of coumadin on odd days, and 10mg on even days, and now I am not supposed to take it again until tomorrow, then take ten mg every day except Weds and Sun, when I will take 5mg. Am I really supposed to remember this? We're talking about the girl who nuked her lunch yesterday, then forgot about it for over an hour. This should be interesting.

Nothing much more to report, and I've rambled for long enough.

Can you tell my anti depressants have kicked in? Wheeee!

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