Tuesday. It always comes down to Tuesday.
*I'm sure you are all anxiously awaiting a preschool drop off update, but since Oscar only goes on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, you're going to have to wait another day. I actually think this is part of the problem, that he has four days off between school. He gets used to NOT going and then he has to go again. There is really nothing I can do about that, since that is just the schedule for the 3s at his school.
*I've been a little anxious about folding laundry since the ambush. The clean laundry is starting to pile up.
*My laptop battery died, so I've been using my mom's tiny little Dell Mini and as a result my fingers are terribly cramped. And the punctuation keys are in the wrong places, so it's confusing. My new battery hasn't even shipped yet, so I am a bit concerned that I'm going to suffer a permanent finger deformity from typing on this teensy, tiny keyboard. But, the Mini is pink so that's fun.
*My children are finally over the worst and most lingering cold in the world and now I have it. Well, they are still coughing. Like I said, this one lingers.
*I'm reading three books right now. Three! The Happiness Project* by Gretchen Rubin; Amy and Isabelle: A novel* by Elizabeth Strout; and NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children* by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman. So, I want to say I don't really like The Happiness Project, but I'm feeling inspired to clear my clutter, clean my closets, and be a better friend and spouse so even if I think I'm not enjoying it, it is obviously having an effect on me. Amy and Isabelle is great. Not as great as Olive Kitteridge, but I would still highly recommend it. And Nurture Shock I love. It is just my kind of think though; I like books about parenting and books based on scientific research, so it combines two of my favorite things, and I think it is well written in a way that makes it accessible. My friend Jane, who is an elementary school teacher recommended it to me, so I knew it would be good. She's one of those friends that always has good book recs.
*I made these whole wheat apple muffins this morning for breakfast and they were a hit. So much so that Nelson call me on his way into work to tell me how much he enjoyed them. Very yummy and healthy. Made me feel a little better about the terrible insomnia that woke me up early and inspired me to bake them at 6AM.
*Oscar is becoming quite the library enthusiast, hence my reading so many books. We go once sometimes twice a week. He has his own library card and it is terribly cute. I tend to do a lot of reserving online in advance of our visits, but I will also let him run around a pick a few books he likes. Miles rips them, and I feel horrible, but I noticed that many of the children's books we check out have repaired tears, so I guess torn books are just par for the course.
*Miles has taken to randomly shouting out "All aboard train!" and it is heartbreaking. He sounds like a little train conductor with a speech impediment.
*Wall art has achieved new heights in my home. I've got a couple of regular Picasso's on my hands. I can't decide if it is better to wash the art as it is created or once a week.
*Rain, rain go away. My children are making me nuts and need to go outside to play.
That's all I got, my lovely little chickens. Be a good sport and visit Keely and a few of the other RTT players.
*Disclosure: Book links go to my Amazon Associate's account and should you click and purchase I will get a (teeny, tiny) cut.
It’s us, but in dead animal form. But not really dead because they weren’t ever alive. Undead? No. That makes them sound like vampires. So not that. Fuck. I don’t know the word. Hey, how long can a title be? Because this seems excessive. Someone should stop me. Jesus. This is as bad as 280-character twitter.