Emily Kruse
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Today we got a day off from school. I don’t actually know why….. Anyways I’ve been really busy lately. Track started, quiz bowl started, soccer is starting in April, I have volleyball regional’s this weekend, and my family is going to Alabama next weekend for spring break!!!
Track started on Monday. We have run A LOT. We run about probably 3 400’s(one lap) 4 200’s(half a lap) 2 800’s(2 laps) 3 100’s(half of half a lap) and yeahhhh. That is a lot of running. I do enjoy it though. I is good conditioning for soccer, volleyball and softball. And we have practice every night!
Quiz bowl started a few weeks ago. I like it alot. Some of the questions are REALLY hard though. x5%+6over9+8=5*kto the fourth power???? that’s not a real question but that’s what they sound like to me!!!! I answer quite a bit of questions though. It’s fun to just hang around with my friends too.
Soccer is starting in April. That is really all I have to say about that…….:0
Volleyball regional’s are this weekend!!!! Im sooooo excited!! Our team is ranked about 4th out of like 30. I LOVE volleyball. Our team is pretty good. We’ve won 3 tournaments, and got 2nd in one. my number is #21. #1 is Payton, #2 is Delaney, #8 is Bri, #10 is Hannah, #12 is Josie, #19 is Cara, #20 is Grace, #21 is Me!!, and #47 is Mac. We have practice usually on Fridays But last week we had one on Thursday and Friday. This week we have one today and Thursday. Today we are decorating posters for our hotel doors in Des Moine. We are also puffy painting t-shirts.
Next week we are going to Alabama!!!! We are going to Dauphin Island. It is and Island right off the coast. I am sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We are going on a dolphin tour and shelling!!! Our house is on stilts so during high tide, the water rushes under the house!!!!! I will definitely post about that but if I do forget, my mom won’t on her blog
I got straight A’s again!!! This time with no A-‘s!!!!!! So yeah!
I bought a 55 gallon fish tank with my own money about 8 weeks ago. It is done cycling and now I am picking out and stocking my tank. I started with 6 brilliant rasbora’s, then got a mated pair of orange sail-fin mollies, Then I got 6 gold barbs( I do NOT recommend these, they nip and terrorize my other fish, even though Aquatic Environments told me the were peaceful.), then I got 2 powder blue dwarf gouramis, and 2 German blue rams. Unfortunately, The filter that came with the tank was terrible and caused another ammonia spike.. We lost our two most fragile fish, the rams:(. We also lost one gourami due to stress:(:(. But luckily we were taking the ram back to the fish store to ask for a refund(this was in 48 hours, and the fish was like 15$ so why not?) and Aquatic Environments told us about our bad filter. They set us up with a bio-wheel filter that is quieter, and more efficient than the other one. The reason I got the tank is because(man, I feel stupid saying this) we went to walmart, got a 3 gallon tank, 2 puffer fish, and a common pleco. We did not know that puffer fish were one of the most advanced fish you can buy. We also did not know that they needed a heater. We also did not know that the needed more than a 3 gallon tank. We also did not know that a pleco can grow up to 18 inches long. Saying so you can tell we didn’t know ANYTHING. So after a while we got a 10 gallon tank. We just poured in tap water and put safety tabs in thinking that was safe. We went and got 2 banded gouramis and 6 neon tetras. We did not know anything about the nitrite cycle. So they obviously died. So we actually looked up why our fish were dying and then we felt pretty stupid. So about 15 fish and 3 months later we got our facts straight and are currently not killing any fish.
I have to go to volleyball now!!!! hahahahha