Dead gerbils, Spider Bites, & Puppy School

So I have completed a week and a half of school...and it sure was exhausting. I have 27 students until next week when one moves (and hopefully no move in). I will go ahead and say that I am kind of glad this kiddo is moving. He drives me bonkers!

So I had this great idea over the summer of having a class pet. Well it turned into class pets because I bought two cute little gerbils, Oreo and Butterscotch.

Well, school started on a Wednesday. On Friday when I got to school, Oreo had died :( Well over the weekend I decided to get a new black gerbil and not tell the kids the sad news, after all they had just met the sweet little gerbil. So last week went well, the gerbils made many appearances, being loved by all.

Well, this morning when I arrived in my classroom, I saw Butterscotch laying on the 2nd floor of their abode, dead. So I packed her up and the kids didn't notice anything amiss today.

After school, I took the cage home cleaned it out and returned the only live gerbil I had, Oreo Jr. So, tomorrow I am going to have to break the news to my students that our class pets were short lived. RIP girls.

Well the 2nd point in my title is just as newsworthy. Last Wed or Thur I had two bug bites on my left bicep. Thur night before going into the Open House meeting at school, my hip was itching and I noticed another bite. Well the bite on my inside left bicep kept getting bigger yet more oval like. Over the weekend this mysterious tail appeared on it, traveling up my arm. So I talked to my aunt, an RN as well as my school nurse, also an RN. They both recommended that I see a Dr. stat. The school nurse really wanted me to go tonight, but I told her that I had an appt in the morning. So, she drew around the edge of it and told me that I had to go to a Dr. tonight if it moved outside of the pen marks.

So tomorrow I will see the Dr who better take care of it!

Finally, Zoe, my cute little energetic ball of fur will complete half of her puppy training school at Petsmart on Wed. While she is a very naughty little pooch, she is the best dog in her class of 3 puppies. She is very good at all her tricks, while the other 2 dogs sit there like bumps on a log or adhd mutts. Like my sister, I may do a dog report on Zoe sometime soon because this little excerpt does not do her justice!

Well, even though I get to sleep in some tomorrow before the Dr, I forgot to mention that the little snot nosed kiddos gave me a cold! Off to bed!


  1. YAYYYY! I was totally going to text you to tell you that you had some serious blogging to do. But you must have read my mind. ESPN?

    Poor gerbils. You didn't say how the PetSmart showdown went??? Unacceptable?

    I love that Zoe is the best in her class of THREE.

    Zoe is really cute in that sweatshirt pic. Even though she's a total pain...

  2. Ideas for blogs (so mom can stop the harassment):

    1. Update on Rock Solid Investments
    2. Discuss your feelings around child birth (when, constant harassment by certain grandpa & grandma wannabes)
    3. Talk about panic attacks
    4. Pet Dossiers
    5. Eating habits (or lack thereof)
    6. Funny Clint sayings
    7. Weird things you do

    That should be enough writing prompts to keep you busy for a while.