Friday, November 8, 2019

missing the toads that are really frogs

Happy Friday, friends.  I try not to be one of those people who lives for the weekend or dreads Mondays.  If I'm dreading Mondays or any other day, it's time to fix something!  But this has been a pretty busy week, and I'm glad for some downtime. 

First, though, I'm missing these guys:

Anybody remember back in 2013, Meego got some fire-bellied toads?  He set up a nice little ecosystem for them in a 20-gallon tank, and they've just continued being their happy fire-bellied selves.  

We never expected them to live this long, and now, we're moving and can't take them with us.  I advertised for a good home for them, not knowing what to expect. But several people contacted me with resume' - like details of their knowledge of fire-bellied toad care.  Yesterday, a nice family picked them up, tank and all the fixings.  The toads will be moving into a freshly created 75-gal vivarium if I'm to believe this family's "application".  

So I'm happy for them, but I strangely miss those little buggers.

Also this week, I had my 4-week check with the oral surgeon.  Remember when I said I had a big hole in my sinus so I couldn't blow my nose for 2 weeks?  Well, at the 2-week check, he told me 2 more weeks of no-blo.  Darn, I was so looking forward to blowing my nose.

This week, he said I'm 95% healed, so blow gently as needed.  Woohoo, party time.

I haven't drawn a darn thing since the end of Inktober.  Haven't even popped the top off of any pens.

But here's a shout out to these creative teachers... 

Remember my young friend, Tiffany, who died suddenly and unexpectedly.  She was a teacher at a local high school.  She studied engineering in college and became a teacher through Teach for America.  So she was passionate about STEM education, and within that, she was passionate about space exploration, winning numerous teaching awards, etc.  

Her team decided to have a Tiffany-themed Halloween at school.  Aren't they cute?


What's your favorite day of the week?  Why?


Chatty Crone said...

Nice they are celebrating your friend.
I did not know you were moving - how did I miss that.
Glad you can gently blow your nose - lol.

LL Cool Joe said...

Moving? When? Where?

I like Mondays. Weekend gigs over, partner at work. A quiet day in.

Abby said...

Sandie, the whole "we're moving" thing just got more solidified, so I haven't detailed it here yet. I'm loving the nose blowing!

Joey, Yep, moving. Details to follow! I like your Mondays.

ShadowRun300 said...

Moving! How exciting! Can’t wait to hear more.
I kinda like Mondays... I know it’s going to be a busy day, with lots to catch up on. So it’ll go fast! Plus, as crazy as it sounds, I’m usually anxious to get back to work. :)

Abby said...

SR300, it is exciting... and kind of a pain. Good way to clean out the crap.
Happy Monday :)

Linda Hensley said...

Saturday's my favorite. Anything is possible and nothing is obligatory. Tiffany's team is adorable :)

Anita said...

Monday is sort-of my fav. By that time, I'm ready to experience some good ol' introvert-ness.

It's still sad about your friend.