The aquarium of shame (where I judge myself and my self-worth on how poorly I care for the fishtank) is being banished. I transported the only living member of the aquarium to friend's house today. Then proceeded to empty the water.
Also decided to clean out fishbowl. Told elder boy to look up instructions for how to do so, but did not wait for him to find them before I went ahead and washed everything with dishsoap and rinsed it very well. I thought.
Fish lived for less than an hour. Then started sort of floating on the bottom of the fishbowl with their heads in the bright-blue gravel and their tails pointed toward the sky.
Which stressed out all the children, made me feel like crap, and left me with a bowl of dead guppies.
Also, feel sick. Clammy/sweaty forhead. Bad stomachache. Is that really how you spell that? stomacheache? Ache in my abdomen. Gut ache.
Talked with friend today. A little time in the garden. Meant to do a bunch of things I didn't do, but feeling faint and crappy so instead I will go rest.
Grateful Crap: something
time with friend
Quaker, teacher, parent,