Monday, January 25, 2010


What is it about keeping a schedule that is so incredibly difficult? I mean is this the ADD? I'm talking waking up and going to bed at a specific time, and having meals within a relatively regular schedule. Nothing drastic. Just a little bit of structure.

Why can't I manage it? Elijah, B, and even I function better when we stick to it. Everyone gets enough sleep, everyone's blood sugar stays decent.

But I just can't seem to keep it up.

I can has ADD meds now please?

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Title? Really? Do I have to do this every time?

This morning, Elijah ate more cereal for breakfast than I did (and with less sugar...), and is in a much more awake and less cranky mood than I am as well. He's watching Signing Time now, so I can have a few minutes to wake up, although when I first started playing it, he fussed and asked for Pooh. But I can't take Pooh for the 20th time since yesterday, so Signing Time it is.

And after an hour of Signing Time, it's Pooh time again, and time for the blanket fort to be set up and the blocks to be pulled out :)


Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Snippets and commentary.

There's an animal that eats algae and steals algae genes so it can photosyntesize.

It can turn sunlight into energy.

It doesn't need to eat food.

It's an animal that eats sunlight!

Here! Go here! Animal-plant creature!

I want these: BLT Bites

We've been watching Lady and the Tramp. The animation impresses me, the expression on the dogs' faces. There's an excellent, "Shut UP, grrrr!" face on the Scottie when the bloodhound starts talking when Darling might hear. Which is amusing since the humans don't understand the dogs to begin with.

The best thing of all, however, is Elijah sitting in his rocking chair, watching the show.

And he moved his chair so that it was facing the screen, instead of away from it.


Elijah wakes up enough to squirm and rub his face, make a cute little noise, then goes back to sleep.

This morning, he wore a black leather fedora all through breakfast.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Salvation, with tomatoes.

Things keeping me sane today:

Cat with cherry tomatoes.

Youtube, mostly these:
358. Salvation Has Been Brought Down-Southside Chuch of Christ

An Engineer's Guide to Cats

Salvation has been brought down BMalone SSOrl 52409

Elijah dancing to the hymns and signing for more. Also lots of toddler tickles.

Honey nut Cheerios (with half & half and way too much sugar).

Torchwood (on Netflix).

Winnie the Pooh.


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Hello again.

Well, for a little bit there, I thought I was going to manage to post every day in January... but apparently not. Maybe I'll manage it for February :)

Elijah has been blowing kisses, giving hugs, pointing a lot, trying to babble more. Signing and signing and signing. He's gaining more recognition of the world every day and it's a lot of fun.

He's also discovered a love of frozen waffles. While still frozen.

I still haven't found a food he won't eat, though Kacy's given him asparagus and that didn't go over well. But garlic, mashed potatoes, spicy Thai curry, cheese (and cheese and more cheese), bacon, beef stew, baby corn, hot sauce on eggs? He gobbles it all up, loves it.

And he's learning to put his clothes on. He's figured out socks, and he nearly got his pants on today. He got them up to his thighs, and stood up, but I had to pull them up for him.


As for me, the day's been full of pain, sleep, and Northern Exposure. And love, lots of love--the whole family was here for the weekend. Chris had to head home for job and school related stuff, but Kacy and JD and the cat are still here. I've done nothing of substance today except make coffee and cuddle the baby boy.

And continually threaten to eat Remmy, because he won't stop barking.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Notes to self:
-new music every day
-painkillers work better if taken at the right time
-naps are wonderful can save sanity
-so can Netflix

Note to Elijah:
"ga" made much more sense as your word for "dog" than "ma" does. "ma" has none of the right sounds. At least "ga" had one correct letter.

(placeholder post? maybe. seeya tomorrow.)

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

One of those nights.

This is a post.

This is a line in a post.

This is a greeting in a line in a post.


Yeah, goodnight.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Picture Post

Christmas morning.

This picture makes it look like I can actually manage to keep my house tidy. I assure you, that's not the case.

I'm thinking of getting rid of that blanket because I keep mistaking it for the dog (especially when he's clean).

Monday, January 4, 2010

So I had a post all written up and ready but then I needed to add some pictures but NOTHING is co-operating and I can't seem to make Picasa work right now and it's SO late and I have to get up in barely 7 hours to make coffee and food and aaack.

And I spent entirely too long today trying to find an alarm clock program. And FAILING.



Alien toothbrush!

What I like about being an adult:
If I want to do my personal hygiene shopping at the pet store, I can. Thus, my new toothbrush:

What I dislike about being an adult:
Almost everything else.

Sunday, January 3, 2010


In today's news: Elijah blew on his hot oatmeal to cool it down, at breakfast, and this evening before dinner, he fussed every time an episode of Red Dwarf ended. He fussed until the next episode was playing. Then he would go off and play with his toys again.

Right now, he and Daddy are running through all the signs they know, from "thank you" to "pirate" and "helicopter".

One stalk of bamboo has died, so I now have only 54 stalks of bamboo ;)

My mom has a new cat, and that is awesome.

Peanut-beef stew with rice is tasty.

It's too freakin' cold.

Swearing now results in one five minute time-out per transgression. For me. Not for Elijah, as he is a baby and wouldn't understand. And doesn't swear yet. But! It should be a successful deterrent for me. Hopefully. We'll see.

I have one time-out so far today ;)

And we're moving up to level 4 at Gymboree next week. A whole new set of kids and parents and activities... Wish us luck.

Elijah will be fine. It's me who has trouble with transitions.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Friday, January 1, 2010

Good evening, 2010.

It's a new year!


-finish more books
-do one thing, say one thing, in life - every. day. (do something cool, talk about someone else's cool thing)
-try out new recipes

Anyone got any interesting ground beef recipes? I've recently acquired approximately 12lbs of ground beef that started out as really high quality meat... not sure why it was then ground, but I'm not complaining about free food.

So far, meat cobbler has been the most successful recipe.