Monday, August 30, 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Lily is in 2nd grade. She, of course, had to pick out a dress for the first day. And I have to admit, she looked darn cute in it. Her teacher is one of the best at the school, and we're thrilled she has him. Lily cracked me up when we were walking through the halls on the first day. She was like the little mayor of the school, saying hi to and chatting up everyone she saw. She is definitely my little social butterfly.
Campbell now goes to preschool five mornings a week, thank the baby jeebus. He needs more activities and stimulation that I can give him. He insisted on wearing his new sunglasses to school. We've started calling him The Dude. And he does indeed abide.
And finally, mah baybee. Elizabeth started a mother's day out program and goes to school Tuesday and Thursday mornings. She has the same divine teacher all of the other kids have had, which made dropping her off much easier. I was able to hand Elizabeth off to Miss Katherine and leave, knowing that she was in the best possible care.
Monday, August 23, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
He didn't even care that the big kids were off doing their own thing. Campbell was his own best company. I was too far away to hear what he was saying, but he was chattering away the whole time.
Saturday, August 21, 2010
We're home, thank the baby jeebus. Overall, it was a good week away. There were some minor hiccups, like Elizabeth's absolute hatred of having her feet touch the sand and the drunk elephants upstairs, but the good stuff outweighed the problems, for sure. I have lots of posts lined up.
I did a good job of turning off electronics for the week, mostly. I still checked e-mail a few times and scanned headlines online, but I stayed off Twitter and Facebook, with one exception, which I'll get to in a minute.
While I was unplugged, I didn't read blogs at all, and when I turned on my google reader this morning, I cleaned out my list of unread items so that I wouldn't be tempted to spend all day today down the rabbit hole. This also means I haven't left comments for anyone. Please don't hate me.
Spending the week without Twitter and Facebook has broken me of the habit of checking in constantly. I think I've been online all of twice today.
As a result of being offline, I got a ton of knitting done - I finished a pair of socks and started a new one and worked on my sweater. I also read a lot; I currently have four books in progress - Empire of the Summer Moon, Pillars of the Earth, Kon-Tiki, and The Great Swim.
And now for the question I posted on Facebook and Twitter:
What the hell is an esoteric hot tub?
(And I have tried a dozen times to get the image to flip right side up. It's correct in my photo editing software, but for some reason when it gets imported to effing blogger, it flips. So I'm giving up.)
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Monday, August 09, 2010
Thursday, August 05, 2010
Tuesday, August 03, 2010
Monday, August 02, 2010
Sunday, August 01, 2010
- Monday - 4, loops in the neighborhood
- Wednesday - 3, with circuits
- Friday - 9, on the treadmill
- Saturday - 2, at the Trail