Sunday, November 27, 2011

The good and the bad

Ok, so I failed miserably at NaBloPoMo.  In between being SICK, Grandma in the hospital, lots of noisy wind and rain waking Avery up every night so I've not been getting enough sleep, reading too many other great blogs and feeling like I can't ever write that well or that funny or that insightful, etc., etc..  I just had to let it go.
Enough of that, on to the good.  It was wonderful to have the last four days off.  We had a really nice Thanksgiving with family, it was a lot of driving and traffic was bad through Seattle, but it was worth the drive.  We saw Santa on friday
Saturday we went swimming, today we stayed home all day and it was really nice.  We read, watched a movie, fed the chickens and collected three(!) eggs, played with trains and dolls and danced and sang songs.  And then I made stuff!  I forget how much I love that, making stuff.  I made diapers for Avery's dolls


Whyyyyy is it not right side up????   I've spent too much time trying to fix it, so it's going to have to stay sideways.
This was such an easy project and one that I think will get used a lot.  It would have been pretty quick to make tham except that I had a "helper" the whole time.  I'm looking forward to doing more sewing projects once Avery is old enough to be trusted with scissors and needles.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

it sucks to get old

This was a tough weekend.  Other than the fun of going to Yo Gabba Gabba it was tough and emotional.  My Grandma is in the hospital and has not been doing well.  I was able to see her today and she's a little better but it's just so hard watching those you love get sick and old. 
Avery wasn't allowed in the critical care unit that she's in so she stayed in the lobby with my mom while I went up to visit.  When I came back my mom told me that Avery asked, "What's that smell?", my mom said "I don't know" and Avery said, "It smells like shots!"  It helps to have a funny 3-year old around when you are feeling sad.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Suck and check

Avery was full of funny things to say today.  We were getting ready to go to Yo Gabba Gabba (which was awesome!) and I asked Avery if I could cut her bangs.  She thought for a second and then said "no, I don't know how to grow more". 
Earlier in the day I was wearing a tank top and holding Avery and she was poking at my chest and she asked me if there was milk in there.  I told her no milk anymore, she drank it all (she hasn't nursed in over a year).  Then she said perfectly seriously, "can I suck and check?"  My husband and I were nearly in tears we were laughing so hard. 
We told each other jokes on the way home from Seattle, she didn't get my jokes and I didn't get hers but we laughed the whole way, she has been such fun this weekend.  Three is interesting, some times are so trying and some are so much fun.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

going forward or backwards

I'm trying to make a decision on a new cell phone since mine is dying.  Do I want to save money, go with a super basic phone, no bells and whistles and a basic and cheap plan.  Or... do I want to spend even more than I am now and get a fancy smartphone that does much more than make phone calls?  I'm inclined to go the basic money saving route since well, I like saving money.  But am I missing out on something I don't even know I'm missing out on by not having a fancy phone?  Hmmm... this is the kind of decision I get stuck on.  I need some opinions...

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Half Baked

I just finished reading Half Baked: The story of my nerves, my newborn, and how we both learned to breathe.  Wow, this was a great book.  I have so much to say about it but I am so tired tonight I can barely type.  Ok, unless I'm going to start drinking coffee at 10 PM, I'm done for the day.