I should have known the morning was going to be a wash when I opened the last container of soy milk for my coffee and it was all chunky. Ewww (but not nearly as ewww as what happened next). This was a new-to-me brand of soy milk because Trader Joe’s was out of my usual (organic, sugar free, plain soy milk), so maybe it’s always like that. Whatever; I can drink my coffee black. Know what I can’t take, though?
If you have been reading here for awhile, you may know that my husband has reptiles. He’s got an iguana, five snakes, and a monitor lizard, along with a couple of tarantulas, a scorpion, Madagascar hissing cockroaches and a very recently expired walking stick.
The monitor lizard has a little cage with a heater that looks like a rock. A hot rock, like this one. The hot rock plugs into a power strip that is down on the floor, at the bottom of the stack of cages. Two things happened recently, two things that have the girls and I locked away in my bedroom while the rest of the house has the windows and doors open to the cold morning air.
- the lizard ate two rats
- somehow, the hot rock got unplugged
That means that the lizard, being cold-blooded, got too cold to digest his meal. So, guess what he did? He barfed partly digested rat all inside his cage.
I am so done. I want a fucking dog already. Anyhow, John cleaned it up, but the smell, sweet baby Jesus, the smell, is awful. I can’t even go in the living room. My first thought was that I’d take the girls and leave, but if we go off and leave the front door open, which is HAS TO BE for awhile, then I’m afraid that the squirrels will come in and party while we’re gone. In fact, they could be shredding the couch in the living room right now, since we took away their swing cushion supply of polyfill that they were stealing for their nest.
So, Sophie is playing games on the desktop computer, I’m in bed with Willow and her Care Bears, and the squirrels are partying in the living room. Sophie is supposed to have a friend come home with her today after school. I’m totally going to make John take all the kids to the park, but first I’m going to freecycle that monitor lizard.