What are we doing today?
Well, I went to my book club luncheon, the one where I was SUPPOSE to pass on the presidency, only NO ONE would take it on. Please people, you are not the only one that is busy. Really.
I haven't done much of anything this week. We have been just taking it easy this last week before school starts. The leaves are starting to change on some of the trees, and it is getting dark earlier and earlier. It isn't very hot here anymore, and with a simple fan, we are able to keep our house cool. The nights are peaceful, with the late night twittering of birds, and because of the reduced heat, hardly any bugs. The FFA has a field behind our house and they are growing pumpkins. I took Tess out there to see the growth and they are coming along quite well. Tess does not believe they are pumpkins though, they are still green. She will be so surprised when they finally turn orange.
The kids have started practice for fall sports. We can see the practice fields from our back yard. Football, cross country and girls soccer outside, swimming, and volleyball inside. Because I am the treasurer of the booster club, I have access to the number of kids that play a fall sport; it is about 400. That is a lot of kids!! I'm really grateful for all the people that are willing to coach these athletes. Some of them aren't very good, but all of them have good intentions. That is the nice thing.
Everyday I feel more and more grateful for my eternal marriage. Some days, my husband drives me a little nuts, but every day I'm grateful that I have him and he is always there to love me, and support me, and listen to me whine. He isn't all that happy with me right now. He will be turning 50 in just four short months and I'm telling him right now, we are having a party whether he wants one or not. SO there.
On with the fish saga: Our tank is still sick, although it does seem to be getting better. Here's a funny story though. We have to change out about a third of the water every 5 to 7 days, but because we don't have to do all of it, we don't have to take out the fish, just make sure they don't get into the pitcher of water that we are taking out of the tank. Well, we changed out the water and we put the fresh water in and all the fish were doing fine, but the filter was making some weird noise. It needed to be refilled with water, so I got a cup and dipped it in the water poured it in the filter. Guess what I did? I dipped one of the fish into the filter!! Poor thing!! They were all there when we got done doing the water then all of the sudden one was missing. It took me about an hour to figure out what I had done to it, so then when I got it out, it was traumatized. But still living!! That's a good sign. Now though, it has a big lump on it's head, which I think could be something like a scab or something. At any rate, it doesn't seem to be any different than it was before. I guess we'll see how it goes in the next few days. We put some kind of fish healer stuff in the tank. Oh my gosh, the fish stuff we have accumulated. If you were here, you would laugh at me.
You can b-a-r-e-l-y see the fish in the bottom right corner with the white bump on his head. Too weird. I'm sure he will die too. Poor fish.
Speaking of pets, I have decided that I want a bird. Isn't that funny?! Yes, I know they are noisy, and yes, I know they are messy. But I really want one. What I would do with it, and where would I put it are two very good questions. It's all on hold anyway until we can get the fish straightened out.
My nephew asked me to go out to the local college to see what all he needed to take to finish his degree and how long it would take him, and so on. So I did. And then I told Brad. And then he didn't believe me, and so he went out himself and found out that... I had told him the truth. What is up with kids these days? I told him exactly what the counselor told me! Tyson does the same thing to me. We tell him one thing, and he pooh-pooh's us and then about a month or two later, he tells the same thing we told him, only he thinks it is some new idea. We're like, wait, didn't we tell you that already?! Really we just smile and nod and say, oh that sounds like a good idea. I'm glad you thought of it. Children. Psh.
We are anxiously waiting to hear how Garth and Deborah are doing with the birth of their new baby TODAY! Auntie Pam, what is going on?!?
Well, that is all for my thoughts for Thursday. Not very deep. Just a little of me.