All Pets and Plants Survived a Weekend
I had a friend from Seattle come for a visit, so I was away for the weekend. It gave me a chance to test my "vacation" mode for my plants and pets.
Big concern was my balcony vegetable garden. Last year I started growing tomatoes with gre... Read more
A Trick My Fish is Teaching Me
I bought Data the Betta because I miss having a fish. I grew up with aquariums, and I haven't had a fish in a very long time. I'm becoming obsessed with the idea of creating an aquarium with a mini self sustaining ecosystem, but I'm doing more... Read more
Morning Routine (and aquarium update)
With all the pets and plants I've added to the household, my morning routine is getting quite structured!
6:30am - Wake up, feed cats, empty litter boxes, make coffee
6:45am - Water plants, check on fish
7:00am - Make breakfast - bowl o... Read more
Fish Training: That Was Fast!
Well, getting the betta to sit on the "leaf" was easier than I expected.
I'm starting to get him used to the idea of purple ring = food. I was hoping to use that to lure him into sitting on his floating "leaf". Apparently, it didn't take ... Read more
Teaching a Fish New Tricks
Remember the "Stupid Pet Tricks" segment on David Letterman?
I am going to try teaching Data the Betta some tricks!
First, meet Data the Betta if you haven't already.
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New Family Member - Data the Betta!
It's was a lovely day in the South. Today we went for a walk on the beach. On the way home, we stopped for dinner at Five Guys. We both had the 'little burger', shared fries, and a zero calorie drink. Total calories was approximately 600 cal... Read more
The Cat is Munching My Chives!
Yesterday I caught one of the cats chewing on my chives. There were a few chives that looked shorter than they should be.
Silly cat! I read that onion and garlic based plants can cause health problems in cats. I'm going to have to get an... Read more
An Update on my Friend's Cancer
I just got the word on my friend's cancer. I dared not ask him directly what his prognosis was because I didn't want to sound like I was asking, "So how long do you have to live?" Fortunately he volunteered the information today. He has a ver... Read more
Making your weakness your strength
(Sorry about all the blog entries. I'm just feeling inspired to write.)
A week ago, I posted a status update that said something like: "Take your greatest weakness, and make it your strength."
What did I mean by this?
This actual... Read more
Dancing with the Stars
I'm a fan of dance shows. When I was little, I used to watch Solid Gold, Star Search, and even Lawrence Welk with my mom.
I can't dance myself being rhythm impaired, but I always appreciated the grace and the athleticism. I have pretty st... Read more
I Feel Like Such a Heel
Just a recap in case you haven't been following my continuing saga. I've been complaining the past couple of days because the fiance came to me earlier this week with some 'changes' that he wanted with my cooking. At first I was offended by hi... Read more
We're getting married next year, so it's time to get a hustle on organizing. We've at least finally settled on a rough plan of where and when. We want to do a destination wedding because neither of us really want to do the work of getting a ca... Read more
I Hate My Hair
I have the weirdest hair. In high humidity, it goes curly. In low humidity, it goes flat. It's impossibly thin and prone to breakage just by brushing.
I want to get a wig. Seriously. It's pre-styled, and looks the same everyday. No hav... Read more
How I Solved Our Dispute
Earlier I wrote that the SO declared this morning he was on a diet, and had a list of how he wanted his food prepared. Everything sounded right on target, until he said he didn't want any more fried food. This came as a surprise to me.
Fri... Read more
We're on Diets (and a rant)
This morning the fiance came into my computer room and declared he's on a diet. He gave me a list of how he wants his meals prepared.
1) Meats no larger than 3 oz. Sounds good. Check.
2) Small portions of starch. Check.
3) Lots of ve... Read more