Has this become the "I haven't completely fallen off the face of the planet" thread?
Things have been ridiculous this year. I don't even know how to start to explain. Three of my good friends will return late this month from a semester in Japan. Things with a boy, who was also one of my best friends, have been... completely awful. I've spoken to him once in the last three weeks, and that became a fight Thanksgiving night from midnight to 4. School this semester left me constantly exhausted. I'm happy that finals week is here and I only have one test left.
Between talking to Micah and a few of the good friends I still have in town, I've somehow managed to keep things together, for the most part. I spent two hours today building a snow fort in front of our house. My roommate says I should put a sign in the fort asking the neighbors for more snow (apparently a snow blower is used for our shared driveway). All of this was done despite having another
fever last night (only 99.4).
This year I've got my 10g aquarium up still, plus a 10g paludarium with two chinese firebelly newts, and a 5 gallon terrarium with my woodlice, garden snail, and four giant north american millipedes (n. annularis
). I also picked up in my basement what I believe is a marbled orb weaver. She's pretty. She's also definitely a she, since her eggs hatched the other week.
I think there's another marbled orb weaver that got into my "Pod" tank (isopod, gastropod, diplopod) when it was much smaller, and that one's just been feeding off the fruit flies in the corner.
And getting harassed by the snail, which, as snails will, makes a mess of everything, destroying the sanctity of this poor spider's web.