This past weekend/week has been just… crazy.
Saturday I decide to go to Laurel (of all places…) to do my grocery shopping. Ok, my main reason was Corn Dog 7. Yeah, you read that right. I wanted a corn dog. Yay pregnancy.
So I head to Laurel. On my way I start thinking… why did I come to Laurel? Then I said.. “Ok. I’ll give it a chance.”
When I got to Laurel I stopped at Hudson’s. The Laurel Hudson’s isn’t part of all the rest of the Hudson’s company. The Laurel Hudson’s marks stuff up and then does 30% and you think you’re getting a deal, when really, you are paying full price for ketchup. Don’t buy food at Hudson’s.
They had people all over the store who were watching people to make sure no one was stealing. The actually had a stock of shoes, where there was one entrance, and they had a guy on duty so no one could sneak shoes. I’m being serious. So I left, and thought, that’s a little ghetto, but I’m giving Laurel a chance.
I head toward the mall to get my corn dog. Men on horses. Oh, right, of course.
Then I see there is a MLK parade going on and the streets are blocked. So I drive around to a different mall entrance, upon which I had to stop to allow the loose horse, to walk past my car.
I’m not kidding.
A police officer was following behind him. Some kid had dropped the lead, and the horse, of course, got away. It was a young horse, still a horse.
I get out and go get my corn dog. It was good. Wasn’t as good as I had hoped, but it was good. And then Lucy and I were outta there, and on our way to Walmart.
I get to Walmart and get all the groceries that I need. I stopped by the clearance section earlier and noticed they still sold fish. I had thought about getting Lucy a fish tank a long time ago, but never did, so I figured, why not today?
So I spent like 40 bucks and bought her a small 1 gallon aquarium, 4 small fish, and a few things to decorate the tank with. The girl who scooped the fish, I realized fairly quickly, wasn’t much of a fish person.
Instead of taking the water that the fish were already in (correct way) she filled the bag up with water from the faucet (wrong way). So not only was the new water these fish were being introduced in a very different temperature (shock to their system) but it was also chlorinated (kills fish).
I got home, hoping that they could be saved, and I set up the tank quickly, and got them into the right kind of water.
Lucy loved watching the little fish swim around in the tank.
Sunday morning I woke up to find 3 dead fish.
I’m just glad Lucy wasn’t old enough to have named them and actually liked them.
Sunday after church I took a small baggie full of dead fish and another baggie with a live fish back to Walmart, along with the teensy tank. I got over half my money back.
I went across the street to talk to the nice folks at Petsmart and got a kit there, and all the stuff I needed to set up a fish tank for real. I used the money I got back from Walmart to buy the tank, and had to add $50 to it. So now, I’m in this like 90 bucks, and still don’t have any fish. But the tank itself was pretty…
Wes liked the idea of a tank, and Lucy liked the idea of having “sish” so I just went with it.
The next day, Wes, Lucy and I went to a pet store and picked her out some fish. We got an algae eater, a molly, and some neon glofish. They are small fish that zip around the tank and are very bright. Lucy can see them well. And they are pretty active.
She loves her new “sish”.
And we ordered our chickens last week. So, we have 18 chicks on the way (they’ll be here January 27th). We are raising chickens for eggs. Our coop is almost done (but the chicks will be inside til probably the end of March, so we have time to finish).
My dreams have been a little bezerk. I’ve been dreaming of having my baby. I’ve had dreams of fishtanks, and dreams of chickens and coops and eggs.
So because of all the dreaming, I haven’t been sleeping well.
Yesterday, I made myself a to do list book.
Instead of all this stuff rolling around in my head (I need to buy a light for the bitties, I need to go through Lucy’s clothes once we find out what it is, I need to make some meals for my freezer before the baby gets here) I put it all down so I don’t keep myself awake at night trying to sort through my to-do’s.
And then my AT&T fiasco.
I’ll make a TWO HOURS on the phone with AT&T story short.
Collins had a DSL outage, but the AT&T guy told me it was our modem. Wes and I drive to Hattiesburg (during all the rainy yuck) to get a new one. I get home and get it all set up, and it still doesn’t work. I call back – and find out about the outage. Then I can’t get my wireless to work again. Finally, at 10:10pm, it’s fixed. Finally got a hold of some people at AT&T who seemed to care that AT&T messed up my service, and didn’t want to deal with me. They helped and it works.
Happy customer again.
I slept good last night because I was so exhausted.
Ok.. I’ve typed enough for today. Enjoy the rest of your week!