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post #41 of 175
Fairbanks mamas! A friend and I are bringing kiddos to Bonkers tomorrow for an indoor playdate! Call me, PM me, email me, whatever if you can make it! I'd LOVE to meet more mamas!
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This is really interesting. There are many people that don't know about this since I know that we are not the only people that have bought rats.
Anyway, they are gone. Snake ate them.

We have been breeding Gerbils! LOL They are cuter and I am not freaked out by their tails. Rat tails creep me out.
We started with mice but they breed to slowly! And now our snake it too big for mice. By the time this gerbil thing takes off we'll have move up to Rabbits. Are there any rules about that?


sigh, there are........nevermind. City living sucks.
What kind of snakes do you have that they need rabbits?!?

I don't get the rat tail thing. But I am familiar enough with the concept. DH is a park ranger. Deals with aggressive moose, bears, dogs - even mountain lions in other places on a somewhat regular basis. I'm not even thinking about the humans better catagorized as vermin that he has to confront. But mouse tails - "they're scaley - get me my leather gloves" - that bothers him? It's a good thing we were married before I learned this about him - otherwise I would have questioned his mental stability.
post #43 of 175
What is Bonkers, Pure_Ak_Crystal?
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What is Bonkers, Pure_Ak_Crystal?
It's an indoor playground that has a ball pit, a slide, a bouncy house, and a tiny tot section. There's a small admission charge, but it's great for cold weather play!
post #45 of 175
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What kind of snakes do you have that they need rabbits?!?

I don't get the rat tail thing. But I am familiar enough with the concept. DH is a park ranger. Deals with aggressive moose, bears, dogs - even mountain lions in other places on a somewhat regular basis. I'm not even thinking about the humans better catagorized as vermin that he has to confront. But mouse tails - "they're scaley - get me my leather gloves" - that bothers him? It's a good thing we were married before I learned this about him - otherwise I would have questioned his mental stability.
A boa

http://www.bgsu.edu/departments/biol...s/redtail.html
post #46 of 175
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That is the type my favorite snake was at a place I once worked. His name was Scar. He was named that after the pet store/rescue I worked for rescued him from a negligent home. He had been kept in a wire cage and had scars all over his face and body from the sharp wires scraping and cutting him and he had a terrible upper respiratory infection that took forever to cure him of. He still was all wheezy afterward. He was treated by a reptile enthusiast at that pet store with nasal drops several times per day. This caused him to be quite docile and he completely tolerated handling even around his head, unlike most snakes. We used him when the local school took tours of the pet store for pet care education. He was so sweet everyone wanted to touch him during the show and tell portion at the end of the tour. Even the kids who were afraid were brave enough to touch him and find out that snakes are not slimy.
post #47 of 175
still here
still pg
BUT there is snow out there this morning! Not a lot, but maybe it's enough, right?! And more is coming down...
Down and out baby, down and out!!
post #48 of 175
I went 42 full weeks with my UC babe, Jenni. Hardest 14 days of my life! Hang in there!

Spamming myself here... I'm ready to slowly start up my home daycare again after a two-year hiatus. Thinking maybe 2 full-time kids to start and go from there. If anyone is looking for childcare, or knows someone who is looking, I'd be happy to share more info, just PM me. I'm in Anchorage near UAA/Providence.

I wish it would just go on and snow if it's gonna. This dreary greyness is driving me insane. I am getting a SAD light this year, I'm determined! I need to get my butt to the gym consistently, too, it really helps. Annnnyway.

What color would you paint your totally open floorplan living room if you'd just painted your dining/kitchen a vibrant green? - Thyme leaf green, it's called. The contrast between the builder's beige and the green is just, ugh.
post #49 of 175
Pure_AK_Crystal, where is Bonkers? That sounds awesome. Sorry I missed your post but maybe we'll see each other there someday.

Hey ladies! Just got a new laptop and now I have the internet. Yay, finally! We are doing pretty good. Quick question--is it an AK thing that you need a dr's referral to go see a chiropractor? Or was I misinformed? Seems a little odd to me.
post #50 of 175
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Pure_AK_Crystal, where is Bonkers? That sounds awesome. Sorry I missed your post but maybe we'll see each other there someday.

Hey ladies! Just got a new laptop and now I have the internet. Yay, finally! We are doing pretty good. Quick question--is it an AK thing that you need a dr's referral to go see a chiropractor? Or was I misinformed? Seems a little odd to me.

It could be an Insurance thing? I have seen a chiro in Anchorage with no referral and my DH saw one in Fairbanks with no referral.

My insurance now does not cover Chiro, so I have to pay out of pocket but I can still go to anyone I like. Just call them up and make an appointment.
post #51 of 175
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I went 42 full weeks with my UC babe, Jenni. Hardest 14 days of my life! Hang in there!

Spamming myself here... I'm ready to slowly start up my home daycare again after a two-year hiatus. Thinking maybe 2 full-time kids to start and go from there. If anyone is looking for childcare, or knows someone who is looking, I'd be happy to share more info, just PM me. I'm in Anchorage near UAA/Providence.

I wish it would just go on and snow if it's gonna. This dreary greyness is driving me insane. I am getting a SAD light this year, I'm determined! I need to get my butt to the gym consistently, too, it really helps. Annnnyway.

What color would you paint your totally open floorplan living room if you'd just painted your dining/kitchen a vibrant green? - Thyme leaf green, it's called. The contrast between the builder's beige and the green is just, ugh.

Well Browns and Green, Blues and Green, they should work well together.

Chocolate? Sounds good!
post #52 of 175
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What color would you paint your totally open floorplan living room if you'd just painted your dining/kitchen a vibrant green? - Thyme leaf green, it's called. The contrast between the builder's beige and the green is just, ugh.
a rusty orange...or dark yellow...or terra cotta ish. thats what i would do!
post #53 of 175
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Well Browns and Green, Blues and Green, they should work well together.
I second the blue motion. Either that or lavender.
post #54 of 175
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What color would you paint your totally open floorplan living room if you'd just painted your dining/kitchen a vibrant green? - Thyme leaf green, it's called. The contrast between the builder's beige and the green is just, ugh.
I'm all for accent walls and mixed colors. You could use a complimentary or contrasting color on the wall with the door/passage from the kitchen to living room than a more mellow color in the living room. Maybe you could go with a less bright version of the kitchen color - a deeper "thyme" - more dark or pastel depending on your taste. A purple or brown contrast could also be very cool.

From my front door you look through the living room and into the kitchen. The opposite wall from the front door that has the doorway into the kitchen is the same bright yellow as the kitchen. The other 3 walls are whitish. It helps with the open floor plan feel. I'm tempted to make another wall in the living room a darkish color - maybe a mocha brown or deep red. When I repaint the "white" walls hopefully this summer.
post #55 of 175
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I think you should see if you can get a permit to trap feral domestic rabbits around Anchorage or the Valley - there are tons. Like rats they are an invasive species (unlike the snowshoe hare). Free snake food and help the native ecosystem. (My college research was on an invasive plant and invasives are one my "issues." I like bunnies, but would shoot feral ones if it was safe and legal to do so.)
post #56 of 175
Yesterday I had so may ctx (all day long, they even continued when napping, although they slowed) that I was feeling really optimistic...but still no baby. :sigh I know we're closer--I mean, he's got to come eventually so no matter what happens we're getting closer, right? i'm just so tired of this crazy prodromal labor stuff. Waiting was a lot easier last time because nothing happened until it was actually ready to HAPPEN. This way of doing things sucks.
post #57 of 175
Gonna throw in a Holiday Helper plug...
I don't know what may be available elsewhere, but here in Homer I just saw stocking caps at Ulmers for 99cents (the tags say 9.99 but they're on sale I guess!) I know I'm not the only MDCer in Homer--there's at least three more of you!! Anyway, there are plenty of families on HH who could use some hats... a few 99cent hats plus postage still adds up to not very much $ and it would sure help somebody.

(Yep, HH is one of my great time-sucks this time of year...and a pretty good still-not-in-labor distraction )
post #58 of 175
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(Yep, HH is one of my great time-sucks this time of year...and a pretty good still-not-in-labor distraction )
I usually do a big push for HH this time of year as well since I was once a mama in need myself. I am still contemplating what I want to do this year, I think I am going to buy some gift cards with the next paycheck. My mom LOVES helping me pick out gifts for a fin- but the packing and shipping has fallen on me many many times now.. so I think the cards are the way to go for me (plus I am not sure about this babe just yet, and I don't want to be lugging boxes or anything anymore.. and what baby stuff needs to stay and what to go?) I am HOPING I start getting in the "spirit" of things soon- perhaps it is the lack of snow mixed with morning sickness that is dampening my holiday spirit this year?
post #59 of 175
S-n-o-w!!!
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S-n-o-w!!!
OMG !!!
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