Saturday, October 27, 2007

Home Tour 2007

I am exhausted.

But, exhausted in that way after a performance, where you are like a monkey in the jungle swinging through trees... in that I also feel amped up.

We helped the local historical society by putting our house on their tour.

It is an incredible experience to have so many strangers peek around your things, have a glimpse into your life.

I was fortunate enough to have some dear friends come over and help out by talking to people and pointing out the neat things about the house we live in.

But I am so freaky tired, and the Squink never got a nap because it is hard to put a kid down when there are lots of folks in the house... so we are winding down, mindless in front of the television set, not even sure of what we are watching.

also posted over in the house blog, which rarely (uhmm, never)gets posts since folks started walking in randomly.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

little sad boy

little sad boy, originally uploaded by Blair Necessities.

Last night, he had a tough time getting to (and staying a-) sleep.

One of those dreaded "did not get a nap and ended up at a birthday party" kind of days... where they get so spun up they just can't relax enough to fall asleep.

Finally, I brought him into bed with me... he proceeded to fall out and skin his lip (about 12:30 am)... which I am willing to bet dollars to doughnuts is more painful than a skinned knee.

He refused Tylenol and once I got the bleeding stopped, I just put him to bed and let him cry himself to sleep... which happened much faster than I anticipated.

He slept until 8:30 the next morning.

He woke up in a surprisingly good mood in spite of my following him around with a camera (since he would not let me look at his lip very closely so I thought I would take a high res picture and look at it that way).

He ended the morning giving me this look... which is equally precious!


Sunday, October 07, 2007

Making sand castles

Making sand castles

It was a lovely fall day!
We took the Squink to the park and played in the sand. Since it is often on the warmer side here we went to the one that has a water spout in the middle of the sand pit. We taught him how to make a sand castle, which he devoted non stop attention to for over 45 minutes. As a matter of fact, we had to force him to leave, he probably would have spent more time making them.
We lured him away just as the local trolley stopped at the park, so we climbed aboard and rode the neighborhood circuit as well as the downtown one.
When we got home we did a little around the house and I made some of the best grilled ham and cheese sandwiches ever!
All in all it was a rather enjoyable and relaxed day.
I needed it.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Eats shoots and leaves

Before I continue there are a few things I want to say;

  • 1) I try daily not to cast stones.
  • 2) I fail in accomplishing aforementioned statement daily.
  • 3) double negative are probably the only things that irritate me in spoken English. (they don't bother me in Spanish, but they are acceptable there).
  • 4) I actually love to find grammatical and/or spelling errors.
    • 4a) They make me smile when they are funny.
    • 4b) It is nice to be reminded that I am not the only one out there with similar KSA's.

So, I was sitting in front of my computer this beautiful fall morning reading my not so new obsession (food blogs - over 500 in my reader) and found this lovely gem;

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

the possibilities are endless...



Currently, Squink is the only one who can legally travel in our household.

You may have heard how folks are waiting months and months for their passports, Squink got his in 10 days.


Thursday, October 04, 2007

monkey feet?

monkey feet, yes, monkey feet... my favorite search term that lead some poor unsuspecting soul to this silly excuse for a blog this week!

give me a break, I am trying to generate some excitement for this.