The joke is on you...

I apologize for my lack of blogging lately. I'm not going to bore you with details as of why I haven't, I'm sure you all know by now I'm still a little shaken up over what happened, even though it happened a week ago. Still, things like that take time to recover from.

My work weekend definitely helped take my mind off of things for a while. Saturday, one of the grill closing guys (a good friend of mine), Robbie, decided to be a no call no show. He was already planning on quitting next week, but that pretty much assured that he would never get another job there again. Then, our KP closer, another friend of mine, went on her break and... never came back. She took the coward way out and had her boyfriend call for her to say that she quits.

So Saturday, I was stuck closing KP. Which basically means that I washed pretty much everything that could be washed in the entire store. Fun, fun, fun. You know I'm being sarcastic, right?

Well last night, every damn person got off work at 5, still not sure why. Then, around 7, Tyler and I lost our 3rd grill person. That basically meant that it was just me in grill. Tyler is this awesome little flipping boy, but he's still semi-new to the grill (even though he's the new closer). So after 7, it was basically me on tables all by myself.

Around 8, when I was scheduled to be off, one of the managers had to go to the next town over to get buns from them, because we were literally down to one tray. She was asking everyone if anyone needed anything, then I made the stupid remark of saying that I wouldn't be there when she got back. That's when she asked if I could stay until she got back, which would be another hour at least. And because Melissa was working, and only because Melissa was working, I agreed.

The gliders are all doing good, the joeys are doing great... thankfully. Neal grows sweeter and sweeter by the day. He's like a mini, standard version of his mom. I'm not sure if you guys got the hint in my last post, but he's staying with us. No one is interested in standard gliders anymore anyways, so he may as well stay here. Charli and Tyler's little ones have opened their eyes now. I so desperately want to take outdoor pictures of them, but I fear it's too windy today. They are both SO gorgeous!

Kira, Logan, and Seamus have all put on so much weight. Not like an obscene amount, but they're pretty chubby, especially Logan. We both worry that they're getting too chubby, so we're trying to cut down on the treats a little, which is torture. I guess we need to start tracking his weight.

Omg, have I mentioned that Lucy is pregnant? Like SO pregnant? It's our own stupid faults for not getting her spayed over the winter like we originally intended. We had the appointment made and everything. Then December 1st happened and everything just kind of faded into the darkness. Now it's too late. As soon as these little ones wean, she's getting fixed.

I guess I'm going to call it quits for now. Be sure to check out the beyond adorable pictures of the 3 joeys at the bottom. They're all from last Thursday, so no open eyes from the twins just yet. Until next time...

Love & Peace


Here's Fiona:

And Declan:

And lastly, Neal:

Days gone by...

Things are starting to settle some. Not a day goes by that I don't think of him, but I didn't expect anything less. We buried him Monday evening by the Bleeding Hearts. It's kind of dead and not very pretty at the moment, but things will start to blossom in the next few weeks.

His mini-funeral -- which was mostly just us standing around in silence -- was nice, very emotional, even though I held it all in. I cried enough to last a lifetime Sunday. I'm just glad the days have passed.

Call me crazy, but I've been having horrible anxiety issues ever since Saturday night. I knew it was all mainly from the stress of everything that happened, but somehow that lovely feeling of impending doom has managed to hang on. It's starting to subside a little (fingers crossed), but it's still there, in the back of my mind.

I feel like such an ass that I haven't even talked about Charli and Tyler's joeys. They detached Saturday at some point. I still don't know how, but I managed to get some pictures of them. And just as I suspected, they're gorgeous! I knew Tyler and Charli would have pretty babies. Pictures below.

Speaking of joeys, LaVaughn and I are growing very fond of Neal, David's brother. We have some type of special bond with him, something I can't explain. He's just so precious and so sweet. I'm sure 90% of it has to do with what happened to his brother, but there's still just something about him. He's like his mother in so many ways.

This is where I'm sure we'll get reamed by the community, but I honestly don't care. When everything happened Friday night, we separated Cas and Violet because we weren't sure if he was the instigator. We're both too scared to put him back in with Violet, because if he did something similar to Neal, I'm afraid Cas would be going to live with Tracy again.

I don't know if it's just us or not, but Cas just does not seem to like joeys. Violet held the boys IP for an extended amount a time because of this. Neal even started opening his eyes at just 2 days OOP! Every time poor Violet would sing and get the boys off of her, Cas would just ignore her and continue playing in the wheel. This went on for the first two days before we finally had to intervene on Thursday. We just held the boys for her for a couple hours, then put them back.

Even when everything happened Friday night, she still hadn't been outside of the pouch and was starving. When we were holding her in a bonding pouch, she would take everything that we would give her and just swallow it.

And I know this sounds like I'm just deliberately picking on Cas, but I swear, all that boy wants to do is mate! He and Violet we're fighting on two separate occasions last week because he was trying to mount her and was clinging to the back of her neck. It was extremely frustrating because she had two newly OOP babies attached to her and it all just seemed very stressful. Not to mention she was flipping out and crabbing up a storm.

As of right now, I don't know what we're going to do with Cas. I feel so bad for him because he's alone, but it's just too risky to put him back in with Neal. I guess we'll just see how things go in the next couple weeks.

I really, honestly don't even remember what's taken place since last week. Clearly it was nothing exciting or I would remember to write about it. So I suppose I'll leave it at that.

Love & Peace


Here are pictures of Charli and Tyler's little joeys, Declan and Fiona.

This is Declan, a gorgeous Ringtail Mosaic joey:

Look at that awesome tail!

His face isn't too bad either.

And this is Fiona, another gorgeous Ringtail Mosaic:

She has the coolest facial markings ever!

Check out the white on her head!

She has a pretty nice looking tail too.

The twins together:

Now for some pictures of David's grave:

It'll look better this spring after we add a different top.

And some surrounding flowers.

Pictures of Neal sleeping:

The twins again:

Lots of sugar glider joey love:

And lastly, Una: