Friday, May 25, 2007


I think I may have just witnessed chipmunk nookie...

A bevy of thoughts and opinions...

Charlie is now of an age where he can amuse himself for a while. However, this is only really possible in his nursery. He isn't old enough to just hang in the nursery by himself. The number of productive tasks you can accomplish in the nursery is, somewhat unsurprisingly, low. Hence, I am becoming rather enthralled by chrysalis.

When I become mistakenly optimistic about the world I try to do crazy things, like pick things up, whatever I have in my hand becomes far better than the big pink ball and I am then stuck prying things out of Charlie's hands and mouth (now with three teeth!).

Will Charlie ever reach a point when he isn't teething?

How is it that I have been back at pre-baby weight (actually a bit below) and in pre-baby clothing for months but I still have more tummy than I started with? Is this fair? Can't I get points for effort?

We have 2 dogs. One dog is enthralled by Charlie a hunk of the time and would love to play. When she is done with Charlie she intelligently leaves the room. The other dog would really rather Charlie leave her alone but has yet to figure out she can totally run faster than him. Which dog do you think Charlie would like to have as his bff?

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Tissue Paper

I just glanced up, realized my child was eating tissue paper, and decided that since it was white and wouldn't stain anything, I was ok with it until I could finish reading the America's Next Top Model recap (when I took the rest of the paper away and gave him a nice, edible rice cake instead- I'm not completely slacking...)

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Pulling Up

Charlie is working on learning to pull-up. I need to rent 2 padded rooms- one for Charlie with many benches, just right for cruising and one for me with a fully stocked bar...

Monday, May 14, 2007

Make Shane's Day

So, there's a little boy in Ontario who is struggling with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. He has a birthday coming up and his wish is to break the world's record for most birthday cards recieved. His birthday is on May 29th. Go ahead and send him a card!

Shane Bernier
PO Box 484
Lancaster, Ontario
K0C 1N0

I scoff in your food safe Lysol spray's general direction..."

So, this article, posted at News On the Fly has made me completely question if there is any point to making any sort of effort in the area of cleaning Charlie's toys. These bacteria survive airless, waterless, radioactive, nasty, nasty environments. Is my spritzing and dishwashing really doing anything? Should I just skip it and pour me a nice glass of tea instead?

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

There's something about Vikings...

So, I am totally devouring the Sookie Stackhouse vampire mystery series. The steamy scenes are just right- enough to get you thinking but not enough to get you thinking logistics. The world building is blended with the story nicely so you never feel lost but you also don't feel like the exposition fairy has just wandered by either. The back story from previous novels is helpful but not vital so you can read them in whatever order you can get them from the library. Also, this may be the single best way to get a Viking into a romance novel ever. Eric is a Viking vampire who has made his way through the ages into the modern world so you get the "Oooh, rugged alpha male with many, many muscles" without any of the historically accurate elements to his character and actions that thwart your feminist side. The latest book is a little on the plot heavy side. Its set up a lot of elements for coming books and goes light on the nookie but it was still good. I'm looking forward to the net already and it won't be out for another year. This is good since Harry Potter will be out this summer- so bittersweet!

In other news... Charlie is working on pulling up. We are sadly lacking in items of the correct height so I suspect many tears of frustration in the near future.