Monday, September 25, 2006

Apparently, Elspeth likes fish too.

She points at them and says "shish, shish!" So yes, my baby says fish (at least sort of) and knows what they are! However she also smudges the aquarium glass a great deal. Silly baby. Also, one of the aquarium bulbs is definitely sprouting. Yay! Happy Monday!

Saturday, September 23, 2006

I like fish...

We got a fish tank, because I found a ten gallon set up (filter, heater, and all) for fifty bucks at petsmart. We also got some gravel and a couple of plants, because I like live plant aquariums and thought I would try my hand. NEVER BUY LIVE PLANTS FROM PETSMART. Having been in our tank a grand total of two days, they were completely covered in hair algae and dying. Fortunately they gave me my money back, for I was filled with unbridled rage. Fortunately there's a place called Jay's Jungle down the street from which we got some Rotala.

That is not our rotala, but that's pretty much what it looks like...pretty plant. We also have a fligree myrio, whick looks rather like green feathers. Of course, the Petsmart algae is still in there, but we got a butterfly pleco who seems to at least be keeping it under control, and today we added some glolite tetras, which Mark picked out. We also have some aquarium bulbs we got from Walmart in there...apparently they'll grow almost no matter what you do to them, and make flowers if you're nice to them, so they should suck up whatever it is the algae is eating. At any rate I got ten of them for three bucks. They've only been in there for two days and are already starting to get some little white roots, so I'm feeling rather hopeful. We also have water lily bulbs, but I'm waiting on those until the "miracle bulbs" are growing. It is going to be a lovely tank.

Friday, September 01, 2006


Well, tooth, anyway. As in Elspeth has one. Lower front right, to be exact, and it is very pointy even in its current barely-above-the-gums stage. Like, you can only see it from above. Finally teeth on one hand, and on the other hand, she's getting entirely too big entirely too fast. I need a rewind button on the last year.

In other news, I bought a whole flat of raspberries today. It was only fifteen bucks (super cheap!) but I'm not entirely sure what to do with that many raspberries. Eat some and freeze some I suppose. We also got an aroma therapy diffuser and some citronella oil for the mosquito problem (they rebounded...I woke up yesterday morning with five new bites). With luck, that will at least keep them off of us as we slumber. Only about a month of mosquito season to go, I know, but I have absolutely had it.

The last thing is the blog seems to be getting spam comments. So, if you made those comments and are a real person and not a spam-bot, please don't be offended. If you didn't want your comments deleted you'd a) put something in them to make them look like you read my post and b) not have tags for things like viagra in your post. Anyway.