Bits & Pieces

A Long Time Ago....
I used to own a baby bearded dragon. We found it in our back yard and almost ran over it with the lawn mower. I kept it for a week or two before I let it go again. Back then I had no knowledge of light, UVA, UVB or heat, and how they were all essential to a healthy life of a beardy. I kept the dragon in a 20 litre glass fish tank in my bedroom by the window in my bedroom. I remember it was hot because each day I would go out to the vacant block behind us and catch little grasshoppers to feed it. It was a good eater and always ate all that it was given.
It was towards the end of my ownership of it that it stopped eating and I made the decision to let it go again, back where it was found. It was seen a week or so later alive and healthy.

Thinking back to that, the beardy would have been happier had I been able to provide it with a proper UV light. Reptiles (moreso lizards and dragons) are becoming popular and are making their way into normal households as pets. Snakes have been around longer, particularly pythons, but dragons are reasonably new, and still very pricey. You need to have a licence to own any type of reptile but due to the popularity, the accessability of those has become easier and more affordable. Most pet shops even contain food and/or the reptiles themselves nowdays.

I like my little dragons that I have now and it is interesting to watch them in their tank. Hopefully in the next year they will breed so that we will have more little dragons.

The Things You See
I just witnessed the three younger kids (J, Erin and Grub) up and exercising with a program on tv specially designed kids, Active Kidz. Miranda was on the couch trying to touch the back of her head with her toes!

Only 5 Days To Go...
Till Jadeen's 7th birthday. Only 4 days till Christmas itself. For J's birthday we are having a 'barbie' cake, and a trip to the movies for the elder two with their dad. I will go shopping or wandering the shops with the younger two, or something like that. There is still too much to do and I am deliberately sitting here to avoid doing it.

To-Do List

  • Work more on the cooking e-course
  • fold the mountain of laundry
  • wash the other mountain of laundry
  • wash the floors (but can be put off)
  • wrap more presents
  • buy more presents
  • tidy my desk
  • bake something, anything!
  • walk to the shops to buy milk, when it is cooler, about 4pm
  • alter the mess of a skirt I made
  • sew up cushions and a hangy thing, maybe
  • dishes, lunch and many more mind numbingly boring jobs while trying to referee arguments, and many more things I won't list here.

Why do I always delete the good stuff? Dunno.

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