Sean was home cleaning the fish tank, I was on a mission to figure
out just what to do with our amazingly-reproductive snails.
The very kind owner of Noah's Pets at Metrotown agreed to take all
of the snails and keep them in a tank at his store, thinking maybe
some would sell, and what's another tank? And I made it clear that
we had issues with killing them. Because there's over 100 of them,
and I have a hard enough time eating a dozen chicken wings and thinking
of all those chickens.
When I got home I was impressed with how clean the tank looked,
then told Sean my most excellent news that this store would take
our snails, and Sean said "That's the easiest I've ever cleaned
that tank. The snails keep it clean - I hardly had to do anything..."
and my eyes begin to squint at him and he says "... I think
we should keep them."
Other than that, it snowed, I'm sleeping more than I did in the
first trimester, and Sean hasn't had work in over a week. Yayy.
I got up at 3:30 (I had to open that day) and went into the bathroom
to take a shower. I took off my clothes, looked in the mirror, and
gasped. I knew I was supposed to be in a growth spurt in
these few weeks - my midwife even warned me about it, but I had
NO IDEA it could happen so fast. I didn't even go to bed until midnight
the night before and I swear that belly wasn't there just three
and a half hours earlier.
While working at Starbucks I felt... bloated and full.
Every time I leaned against something, it was met with the hard
thing in my stomach. This ain't a gas baby. It's a meat
When I got home I called my midwife just so she could reassure me
- and she did. Turns out, the baby grew and grew, and then that
night? The round ligaments finally popped out to make room for the
already bigger baby. And here I am. As of yesterday, when I approach
a counter I have to do so much more carefully because now there's
something else that hits the counter before I do. And when I ram
it at full speed, it makes me go "Oooff!"
03-05-06 Transfer One
Complete! Sorry if you stopped by earlier and the site was down - it took
a LONG time to FTP to Uniserve's server.
Sean's birthday improved
greatly. We had a nice family get-together/dinner at Debra & Dave's
and the next day Jon came up (with gifts!). More pictures from the weekend
Worse than rabbits
of all, I just wanted to show you the snail sabotage going on
in the fish tank. I find clusters like this all the time, and
I'm not sure if they're doing some sort of Scientological gathering
or planning the death of another ghost knife or just having a
snail orgy. Of course, based on the multiplication of snails in
the tank, I'm gonna go with the snail orgy. They are becoming
a nuisance - there's just. too. many. of them. I'm seriously trying
to figure out how I can scoop out about a hundred of them and
leave them on the doorstep of a no-kill snail shelter in the middle
of the night. But what a burden that would be on the shelter.
And now the wonkiness - the DSL didn't get hooked up yet, but
Jon will still be here Sunday with the server, so the DSL company
offered to host my sites until the DSL is hooked up - but that
still means transferring all the files and re-routing the ip address
so the site may be down off and on over the weekend, then again
when we switch it back over to the house. They kindly offered
me free hosting in the meantime and said they'd give me a whole
"100 megabytes" and I said "Uhhh... that's daymented.com
When I tell people
I have my entire life on here for the past 5 years? I mean it.
Oh hey wow, it'll be six years this summer!
The dining room is painted white but we had to stop once we got to the
stairwell, since we don't have the special ladder needed for a stairwell.
But the painted part looks nice. I designed some simple bookshelves to
go under the living room window to have something else red and also to
make "stairs" for the cats to see out that big window, so that's
probably Sean's next project, then I'll paint it.
Tomorrow I am spending the day making the homemade pasta sauce I mentioned
before, then cannelloni for Sean's birthday dinner with the family. He
had a crappy birthday, but it's picking up now.
Then of course Jon will be and it's PARTY PARTY PARTY.