That’s been stuck in my head all day. I love Family Guy, and several times lately I’ve seen the episode where Peter gets the record from the diner and then plays it over and over and over and over and over. Anyway, guess what I have now?! Here’s a hint:

It’s big and green and not a smoothie!

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Meet Mango- the eclectus parrot! He’s an absolute sweetheart! He gave me kisses the first night I brought him home, and he is wonderfully sweet just about all the time. I don’t know how well he and Rocky are going to get along with each other. I know not to cage them together, but I would really like to keep them in the same room, at least. I guess I’ll have to feel that out when the quarantine period is over.

I also had an emergency trip to the vet this afternoon with my rats. Willow has sliced her back wide open, most likely with part of the cage, and had to get stitches. $150!! Insane!! The rats are class pets and this afternoon a couple of the kids noticed that she was bleeding. After inspecting her, it quickly became clear that she was going to definitely need some stitches, so right after school, I had to pack her up and take her to the vet. She handled the surgery well, though, and as long as she doesn’t pick at the stitches, it will be a pretty easy recovery.

One other quick thing to report: I asked for a change of grade level, not really expecting it to happen. Two of our 5th grade teachers are retiring, and I have taught 2nd grade for 3 years now. I guess I just want to try something new, so I asked the principal if I could move up. He let me know yesterday that I would be moving to 5th next year, which means 1) I have a lot to pack during post-planning, and 2) I need to plan on having NO CLUE what I’m doing next year!!! I’m sure I’ll figure it out, either way, but it is a little bit intimidating, now that I know it’ll actually be happening. Still, I’m pretty excited about it, and from the sounds of things, so are a lot of other people. Apparently, nobody expected me to stay in 2nd as long as I have!

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