Thursday, November 30, 2006


I had my flu shot this morning and now my arm hurts. I automatically chose the left arm since I am right handed and after the fact realized that I use the left arm to carry SkyWalker since I am right handed and need that free... won't that be fun? Because my apt. was at 9 a.m. Vader took SkyWalker to daycare (late of course. he couldn't be on time even if he was Hiro and could stop time...). The flu shot took all of 2 minutes so I am back home now. I've cleaned the unbelievably disgusting countertop next my sink in the bathroom, eaten breakfast, and showered. Right now I am leisurely drinking a cup of tea and on the internets. I do need to leave early so I can cash a check and have some damn money in my wallet, fill a prescription, and hopefully get my hair cut. I have to make my dinner, ooh just remembered leftover turkeyballs, and either have lunch here or pack that up too.

Thanksgiving was lovely. It was so nice to be with *my* family this year. There were so many people to change diapers (I taught SkyWalker to go to Nana and say "Nana poop." so she'd change his diaper. It was great.) It was like a real holiday. We played games, we went to a playground, we had a great time. The only downside was that it really made me realize how much I wish we were closer. I don't want to be 20 minutes from them either (like we are from the in-laws) but an hour or 2 wouldn't be bad. Somewhere in the middle would be nice, so we weren't so close to the in-laws but not so far from my family. It would be great to live in Connecticut near the ferry and just be a ferry ride away. But that will never happen. Vader will never leave his family, I don't want to leave my house and we're just not movers. And by the time Vader could leave (i.e. his parents are no longer around) there would probably be less of an impetus to do so... So as SkyWalker has been saying recently "I stuck." 

Someone from TW must be reading this since right after I wrote about it cutting off the last minute of Heroes each week (on the DVR), I noticed the guide said 1 hour and 1 minute. I watched the last 2 episodes last night (am finally caught up) and nothing was cut off. Yay!

I should really start moving but the idea of leaving the couch is just not appealing. The dogs are outside getting dirty and barking as normal and it's just so nice to sit and not move. I am in serious need of a vacation. A not going anywhere, not doing anything, just being lazy vacation. If I could get this vacation to last the rest of my life that would be great. I really don't think I'm cut out for this working business. The dogs are now on the deck looking in the door and staring at me like they know I am just goofing off right now. Isaac has a particularly funny incredulous look on his face right now like "Lady, you have *something* to do! Why aren't you doing it?".

I am so not used to free time.

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Thursday, November 16, 2006

Phone etiquette

I forgot to write this last night--

Tuesday morning I'm in the bathroom doing what people do in the bathroom. The phone rings but I am clearly not getting it since I am in the bathroom. I hear a "beep" which means that the phone is off the hook. I shout "Did you pick up that phone??!!" And SkyWalker comes toddling in the bathroom, phone in hand, and says "Dada." I hope it's my husband. I look at the phone and the light is indeed red, so I say "Hello??" and it's my mother. Luckily my mother. So I say "I'm sorry I'm pooping now I'll have to call you back." She knew SkyWalker had picked up the phone and could hear him talking but he didn't say anything to her. It was hilarious. As I type this now it just dawned on me that he didn't say "Dada." He always calls my husband Daddy. I think he said "there there" which is what he says when he hands me something. That's even funnier.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2006


My not posting (to this blog) at work rule means very few posts. I am amazed I have the laptop right now. It's usually occupied and I am far too lazy to go down to the cold basement to use the desktop. I am far too paranoid--well not really. This blog has the username associated with me and could easily be found by People Who Make Decisions. And I've been burned before over stupid internet stuff by People Who Make Decisions. So better safe than sorry right?

SkyWalker is having problems sleeping. He's normally such a good sleeper but lately he's been waking up in the middle of the night very upset. I thought it was gas, I thought he was sick, I thought he had nightmares. I don't know what the hell it is but I hope it stops soon. I am very tired and cranky.

No Lost tonight. *Sigh*. Not that it matters since I'd only be recording it anyway. I'll probably watch my recorded Heroes instead and hope it didn't cut the last minute off again like it's done the last 2 weeks. I frickin' hate Time Warner. I like the DVR but man, TW just sucks, they really need to improve their services. Their own help page tells me I can do things with the DVR that I can't. qw21?

I am looking forward to Thanksgiving next week. Mostly because I am going to my parents so it will be a real Thanksgiving. I am not looking forward to the car trip, but it's not as bad as it could be. Maybe I can get some reading done. I only have about 5 potty training books.

Yeah, the potty training is going nowhere. He'll sit on it at home but he won't do anything. He cries at daycare. He's  not ready. I realized I've been putting pressure on him and myself. He's only 2. So what if some kids are potty trained earlier? This is my kid. And if I push him he'll say Screw You and never be trained. I need to just chill out and wait until he's actually ready.

He is talking quite a bit now. I don't mean literally now since he is in bed, but now in general. He's repeating words and saying words perfectly his first try. It's kind of funny actually. The whole car ride home he told me it was dark. And when we got home there were two deer in the driveway and then they ran away. So he kept saying "Deer?" "Deer ra? I finally figured out the "ra" meant either ran or run. It was awfully cute. The first 10 times and then it got a little tiresome. :-)

As suspected the laptop is being requisitioned.

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