Friday, September 26, 2008

Girls-only weekend

Scott got home from his trip to Colorado this afternoon around 1:30, then spent the next 1-1/2 hours getting things ready for the weekend. Tomorrow is the duck season opener so Scott and Gage went to Tuttle to spend the weekend together, hunting. This will be Gage's 3rd duck opener. I'm hoping he doesn't come home in the state he did last year! He was so tired when he got home it wasn't even funny. He immediately started bawling and ended up in his room underneath his little table because he was just so exhausted he didn't know what to do with himself. The nicest thing about this was that Scott sent him home to me with someone else, completely exhausted and irrational, then spent the next few days in Tuttle by himself, hunting, while I got to deal with an overly tired, cranky child. I'm hoping that doesn't happen this year. Hopefully another year of maturity is under Gage's belt and he will know when he needs to nap and knows to get to bed at a decent time.

So, with Scott and Gage gone, that leaves Emma and I for a girls-only weekend. I took her to swimming lessons this afternoon, then we came home to eat supper and went out to PetSmart to get Sid (we've gone from Sally to Sid) the salamander set up in a different environment. He wasn't looking so hot today, despite eating crickets like a champion. That habitat just isn't the right set up for him and it isn't big enough. We decided to set up our 10-gallon aquarium, that we already had to house our anole we had a few years ago, for him. We bought some wood chips and moss, along with a big, shallow water dish that he can lay in if he wants. After we got home and got the aquarium set up, I had to get him out of the habitat and he was in a tight spot, which was hard to get him out of, but he didn't put up much of a fight. He looked kind of flatso before I took him out. After getting him into the new environment he ate about 40 cents worth of crickets (we're going to go broke buying crickets for him.................that is, if he doesn't die first!), he looks slightly better. Hopefully he will start to feeling better since he can move around more? Does anyone else know anything about taking care of a salamander?

Tomorrow Emma has a Girl Scout event called "Girls Rock the Park" at Sertoma Park. It should be a lot of fun for her, but mostly I'm glad we have something to do to keep her mind off not getting to go with Scott and Gage. She has a birthday party to go to Sunday afternoon, so that will also help.

Hope you all have a great weekend!

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