Week in READ-view is a post I have posted on Sundays telling you what I have been up to this week and what I read or am reading. The Sunday Post is a meme sponsored by the awesome Kimba at the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.
Real Life & Blog News:
Did you know Hermit Crabs Molt? I didn’t either but let me tell you a traumatizing story that is hilarious (at least to me). We have 3 Hermit Crabs in one tank. Leonardo, Spiderman and Flyra. Flyra is my daughters hermit crab from when we went to Wildwood in August. The hermit clan are BFF’s and have tank meeting about me every once in a while (seriously). Well two weeks ago I went into the tank, after taking Julia to school, to check on them all and Flyra has the grey look and sort of fell out of her shell. I was in a PANIC, OMG It’s dying. I put it on the counter and texted my husband with a bunch of panic emails of OMG she is dying, What do I do, Julia is going to be upset. I kept checking on her and she was moving but barely, so I wrapped her in a papertowel and figured I would wait till she died then figure out what to do. I checked on her again and she was super grayish and her eyes had lost the black. I was so sad, I slowly grabbed her to pull her from the shell and when I gave a little tug her entire outer skin came off and she retracted back in the shell. I SCREAMED! OMG SHE’S ALIVE but HOLY SHIT, I RIPPED OFF HER SKIN!!!! I then realized maybe she is molting? Wait, Do Hermit Crabs molt? Well, Yes they do, I just helped her along. Not sure if that was a good thing or not. I should have read the article a little more but I put her back in the tank, in their little house, to rest until her outer skin hardens again. Thank goodness she wasn’t dead. However she needed to be isolated because at some point in the middle of the night she got out of her shell and the other little shit Leonardo jumped out of his shell and into hers. I woke up to a now NAKED Flyra in the tank, all day, I need to protect her because she was still soft. So I loomed over the tank all day to keep an eye on her. She eventually got into Leo’s old shell and now they switched. Not confusing at all. Thank goodness I noticed. So she has been pretty good since then….Until Monday….
If you are still reading this god bless you but this is what happened this week.
I saw her Sunday night in the shell (it’s shaped like a turtle, super cute) and put her in the little yellow house since she seems so depressed and still her skin is hardening. Monday morning she was still in the house, I went to work. When I got home I checked on her again just for whatever reason and opened the tank and took the house off of her and looking in the shell….SHE WAS GONE! I looked in all the other shells, NO FLYRA, OMG is she naked again under the dirt? I took everything out moved the other two crabs and…NO FLYRA. OMG DID THEY EAT HER? DO THEY EAT EACH OTHER? but there was no trace of her at all? What happened to her. I had to get the kids and explain to Julia that Houdini disappeared and I couldn’t find her. I checked all the empty shells again and moved some stuff again but found nothing, I go get the kids.
I explained to Julia that I was so sorry, I had no idea what happened to her and made up a story of this happening sometimes. She was upset but took it better than I was. For the next two hours I sat trying to figure out HOW this hermit crab disappeared, I check every place. I was so confused. Just for the hell of it let me just check again. So I got a bright lamp and inspected everything in the tank, I went through each shell looking inside and Son of a Bitch there she was. In the biggest friggin shell she could be in. It’s so big she doesn’t even fit in it and I didn’t see her at all. I SCREAMED! SHE’S ALIVE….again.
So I am happy to report Flyra is just fine, As far as me, I need a vacation or a really big glass of wine. These hermit crabs are going to kill me 🙂
The rest of the week thank goodness has been rather quiet but the weather took a turn for the worse and it’s FREEZING.
Spent most of the weekend doing nothing but reading and blogging, my favorite kind of weekend 🙂
Last year I mentions a birthday wall for my son, if you don’t remember I have a wall in our house that I decorate in the morning on one of the kids birthdays, they look forward to it and I have been doing it for 10 years now. I was quite proud of this years wall I made for my son. I did this all by myself, even I was impressed with my mad drawing skills 🙂
Last Week on the Blog:
- [9 Feb] Just a Random Post ~ Page Numbers
- [10 Feb] The Ruby Airship by ★★★★
- [10 Feb] Super Ahead but Sort of Behind ~ Task It Tuesday!
- [11 Feb] Henge by Realm Lovejoy ★★★★★
- [12 Feb] Life of Blogger ~ Websites (favorites & most used)
- [13 Feb] Eliza Bluebell by A.J. York ★★★★★
- [13 Feb] 20 Things You Didn’t Know About Me ~ I was tagged 🙂
- [14 Feb] 2014/2015 #Coyer Winter Update ~ Week 8
- [14 Feb] My To-Be Read List ~ And the Winner is….
- [15 Feb] A Hermit Crab Houdini! Oh there you are!~WIR & TSP
This Week on the Blog:
- Review The Dominion Pulse by Brad LaMar
- App Review~ 5 Nights at Freddy’s 2
- Top Ten Apps I can’t live without
- Review ~Hardcore Volume 2 by Staci Hart
Books I got this week:
I kind of went one click crazy but for a good reason, I have my 2015 Reading Assignment books are all physical books but I found 5 of them on sale for .99 so I got the kindle version because I find it easier to read and now I don’t have to ruin the books since they are all signed books. I am going to be lazy and just list them with links to goodreads 🙂
- The Hit List by Nikki Urang
- Whisper Falls by Elizabeth Langston
- Behind the Scenes by Dahlia Adler
- Between by Megan Whitmer
- I Wish by Elizabeth Langston
So tell me what have you been reading and up to this week?
Hope you all have a fantastic week!!!