Hello and welcome to ThreeChannels.

I used to homeschool but now I’m obsessed with couponing and breeding crayfish…

I fell off.

Fell off the earth, I guess, so to speak.

Once you stop writing, the inertia to return is stifling.

I’m sure some of you have experienced this, but ceasing to write has been so odd for me since writing was integrally therapeutic for me.  My focus needed to return to saving money, dealing rare books, and finding ways to budget all the while raising the children, the dog, the guinea pig, an ever- expanding giant millipede, one flatulent hedgehog, the dwindling minnow collective/Borg, a stoic Japanese fighting fish, and a now terribly fertile crayfish gleefully adopted from a third grade science class.

“She” gave birth yesterday, so my time has been spent attempting to separate the nearly microscopic offspring into separate tiny habitats (read old Tupperware) before she gobbles her perilous progeny mercilessly.

So today I had a birthday party for Jesus event for Sue’s class and the children immediately flocked to the pantry where all the pets dwell.  One of the mothers wandered in there, looked at me in a troubled yet intrigued way, and asked, “So what all kinds of creatures do you breed in here?”

“Breed! What do you mean?”  I asked.  “I’m a hedge fund manager.  These pets are just a hobby.”

She left the pet room and poured herself another cup of decaf in my thrice-used Spode Christmas china.

It’s just a snapshot.

I’ve got more.

Posted on 18 December '10 by , under Humor/Disconnected Miscellany.

13 Comments to “I used to homeschool but now I’m obsessed with couponing and breeding crayfish…”

#1 Posted by Trish (18.12.10 at 09:04 )

Hi there lady! Good to see that you’re alive and well and still reproducing. :)
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#2 Posted by Patty (18.12.10 at 10:15 )

I missed you! Glad to hear you’re still breeding exotic creatures! My kids want a pet in a bad way, but with Bil’s allergies dogs and cats are out. It’s only a matter of time until they figure out that many other creatures are not off limits. Like say, a hedgehog…
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#3 Posted by JoyMama (18.12.10 at 23:22 )

Glad you’re back. Was wondering what was up!
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#5 Posted by danette (26.12.10 at 11:42 )

It’s great to see you back! Hope ya’ll had a wonderful Christmas :).
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#6 Posted by the domestic fringe (29.12.10 at 12:10 )

You’re so funny! Sounds like you’ve got your hands full, or at least your tupperware. ;-)

-FringeGirl

#7 Posted by Florence (01.01.11 at 06:42 )

I was going to send out a search party for you but I did not want to get lost in the sea of ever increasing pets, :)

Glad to see you back.

#8 Posted by Mrsbear (03.01.11 at 23:41 )

I’ve been out too. Nothing as exciting as breeding crayfish, I’ll admit…

I’ve missed you!

#9 Posted by william (15.01.11 at 20:58 )

Nice site, from a children author

#10 Posted by Barbara (22.01.11 at 02:12 )

Still missing you!
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