Whew, I finally did it. After going to the girl’s classroom for another “author celebration,” I went into the one place in the neighborhood with a $99 special for exam and contacts. Yippee! Not only did I get the exam done and contacts ordered, they had a trial pair on hand in my prescription. I don’t think that ever happened for me before. So now instead of tipping my head to try and prevent the lens from falling out of my broken eyeglass frames, I’m tipping my head trying to get used to having peripheral vision again–it’s been several years. 🙂
I swear the colors in the tank are popping more now. 😉 Speaking of the tank, Mama has a couple of new additions. I’ve remained in touch and friendly with the young man I bought the system from, and have been getting to know his girlfriend too. Both very lovely. And gf was interested in doggie gumbo, so we’ve been swapping gumbo for critters. I got a clam!!!!! She (she because the girl named her Boca) has a beautiful blue and brown pattern on her mantle. Also some new zoas, and a new SPS frag that has a long scientific name that promptly trickled out of my ears. 🙂 Sorry, still no pics because I can’t get the camera to work.
And here’s the most exciting tank news, Mama’s clownfish are breeding! Have I already mentioned that? :0 No, I won’t be raising the fry, but they’re a tasty treat for the other critters. Mama didn’t actually realize what they were doing until the aforementioned fishy friends were here and clued me in. In my defense, clowns have some weird behavior patterns, so I thought it was just part of their regular weirdness.
Both boys are miserable with their allergies now, and the girl is just wishing the school year would hurry up and end. Me too, darling, me too.