Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The Joys And Pains Of Home

In so many ways, it's good to be home. It's also a lot of work. Monday was lots of cleaning and unpacking and replacing the food in the fridge that spoiled while we were gone. Actually, we were pretty good and used up most of our perishables before we left, but replacing them still required a trip to the store.

There were no bad surprises waiting for us when we got home, which is always a concern of mine.

Yesterday we went to the Lyme Dr. We couldn't find anyone to watch the girls, so we took them with us. We've told them that they will need to be tested for Lyme eventually, and shocker of all Anna asked if she could just get it over with. So they took blood from three of us for tests, and I think Alyssa was feeling left out, because she keeps asking when she gets to have her "shot."

Next time, baby cakes. I hope she's still excited when the needle comes out.

Also, today Kara and Anna went to pick up the rat cage. No, we are not getting a rat. Kara told Anna she could get a guinea pig for her birthday in September, and we have heard nothing but "guinea pig, guinea pig, guinea pig" for the last month. I make cracks about South American protein whenever I've heard enough.

At the pet store Monday night, while picking up flea spray for Tucker, Anna met a lady who offered to give her this rat cage for free. I don't exactly know how this conversation went down, but I was at another store buying groceries so I'll leave that part to Kara. Anyway, they went and picked the cage up today, and it's quite the setup, especially for free. Two layers, with a wheel and water bottle and little ramps and everything.

There's still more than a month left until Anna's birthday. I hope the anticipation doesn't cause her to explode.

1 comment:

Stephanie Humphreys said...

Eeew...exploding children. That would not be good. Glad you all made it home in one piece.