I should just give up on ever doing this on a Thursday. Sigh. But here, on Friday evening, are my three things. Better late than never, right?
1) My daughter and I are taking archery. Our first class was last night. Apparently, in a world where most people are right eye dominate, and some people are left eye dominate, I am in the strange, confused minority that has competing eye dominance. So I get to pick whether to shoot left or right handed. Oddly enough, for now I'm choosing left handed (holding the bow int he right hand), because I have had wrist surgery on both wrists, and the left one gets the most sore with use in the flexed position (like when you are holding a bow). We'll see how it goes. Left handed is the way my daughter also shoots. Last night, I was just thrilled that 9 out of 10 arrows hit the target at all :-).
|My target (two arrows are next to each other, so you don't see both)|
3) We have a dead rat on our back porch. On purpose. And we have to keep it there for the next 8 months. No, I'm not making this up. Mimi is taking forensics, and she came home from her first class with a frozen rat. Her crime scene scenario is that her victim was found drowned, clothed, and was a sinker, not a floater, so needed to be held underwater. Yay (yes, that's sarcasm). So we had to find a container that was a) suitable to hold the rat for 8 months, b) would not get tipped over or messed with by critters, c) would keep critters from EATTING the rat (ewwww!!!!), and d) would still allow the rat to be exposed to the elements so all the natural processes could take place...no problem. (EWWWWW). So I bought a 5 gallon pickle bucket from Firehouse subs for $2, we made homemade sea water (1/2 C salt to 1 gallon water), and Mimi cut an old headband to make clothes for Waldo (the name the rat was given by the teacher). We found a small rock, tied a tether line to keep Waldo submerged, and poof! instant drowned rat. (ALL pun intended. All that remains is for The Hubs to drill some holes in the top for the elements to be able to do their thing, but since her rat is submerged, we know bugs won't play a big role in decomp. Oh, and she has to check it every day or so...that was
gross lovely today. Have I said EWWWW yet???
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