Sunday, October 30, 2005

Your Aura is Purple

Your Personality: You're a dreamer and visionary. You believe you were put on this earth to do something great.

You in Love: You're very passionate but often too busy for love. You need a man who sees your vision and adopts it as his own.

Your Career: You need a job that helps you make a difference. You have a bright future as a guru, politician, teacher, or musician.

What Color Is Your Aura? Take This Quiz :-)

Find the Love of Your Life
(and More Love Quizzes) at Your New Romance.

Something fun, since this weekend hasn't been.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Baby Update

I know that my kid sleeps all the time, so why am I so tired? Why does she get wide eyed when I want to sleep? And why can't I sleep when she does (like now)? She is adorable. She's been really smiley, and she's been holding her head up for longer periods of time. But she also been displaying a temper. She has the potential to be a very willful child. Lord help me. I love her to pieces, but I've been doing the all night care taker thing all month. I can't wait for DH to come home from his conference. I'm going to pump a dozen bottles, and check into a hotel with a jacuzzi tub and put a hold on the phone. I'll bring Thai food and wine, and a new guilty pleasure book. Something light and fluffy and fun. I'll ignore the fact that if I'm not there the house won't be cleaned properly. I'll ignore the growing mounds of laundry and the garden that needs to be put to bed. I won't even bring my homework with me. School be damned!My nipples will recover, my brain will recharge and maybe, just maybe I'll resemble my old self. Ah to dream....
But instead I'm off to take another big ibuprophen for my back, and clean up the kitchen. I need a housekeeper. Of course I'd probably clean up before she got here. When did I become so anal?

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Vacation Pictures

The Munchkin had a good time playing with Grandma.

She also made a new friend named Lucky.

The North woods out on quite a show for us. It was beautiful. This is a portion of my parents' property in back of the house.

Back from the Woods

We are finally home. What a trip! I went to visit my mother to help her settle my grandmother's estate. I learned that my grandmother was lowered into her vault at the exact same time that Zoe entered the world. Spooky! Seeing as how I wasn't present for the funeral, this was a chance for me to do some mourning before the holidays. It would have been too odd to get up there for xmas and have it be the first time there with out Rem. At any rate, my mother is still a mess, so I packed all of Rem's clothes for charity and cleaned out the kitchen and made dinner and cleaned up... So I'm a little beat. I didn't get much knitting done, and even less homework, as the computer flipped out a few days in, and I couldn't get on-line or use Word. So now that I'm back home I have a mountain of work.
But the trip wasn't all bad. We were there during peak color. And my Mom really enjoyed all her time with the munchkin. So did my Dad. He's already planning a xmas light extravaganza. But it was a long three weeks, with little to show for it. Pics will have to go up later. DH cleaned and I can't find my camera cord. Like I said you take the good with the bad.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Traveling with the Baby

We've made it to the woods! The munchkin was wonderful while we drove from Muncie to Milwaukee, but she was a little fussy driving up to the woods today. We stopped for her to nurse twice, in a four hour drive. And she was a little fussy setteling in at Grandma's house. But now she's sleepig quietly on the souch with Grandma's dog Lucky. Lucky is very anxious about this little human. I don't think he's ever seen one before, and everytime she grunts or coos, he goes crazy.
But the woods are beautiful, the fall colors are approaching their peak, and it's should be cool soon. I made sure to pack lots of sweaters for the munchkin, so bring it on Mother Nature. I love the fall

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Busy Weekend

What a busy weekend. The in-laws came into town on Friday, and the whirlwind has yet to stop. But God love 'em, they gave us a great present. Friday night I set up two bottles, and they took care of the munchkin all night and morning, so we could sleep. It was amazing. When I finally got up it 10:00 am, an dthe house was silent, because the three of them were out for a walk. So I even had a quiet re-entry period. And I'm ending the weekend with the new Lovely body lotion fro, Sarah Jessica Parker, and with a new pair of lime green sneakers (like converse). Not to bad. However the fun isn't over yet. We have a BSU party in the next hour, and then the munchkin and I headed north with the in-laws. My Dad is picking us up in Milwaukee tomorrow, and from there, into the woods. Literally, my parents live near the Upper Pennisula, in the woods. So now that I know what a pain it is to pack for two people, we'll see how baby likes the car for 5 hour streaches.