Thursday, April 23, 2009

3 pics from our trip to my hometown

E enjoyed her gift of sidewalk chalk, her new friend Daisy who likes to lick her hands, and she even wanted to hold her baby cousin and feed her a bottle. This was the first time she wasn't hostile to a new baby!

You can see the orange patch I crocheted on her blankie. There's also a bright green one and a multicolored pastel one.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

something to distract you

Yes, I have a lot of catching up to do but here's a picture of David's recent work (the top photo is a mural he and his friend were asked to "fix", bottom is what they accomplished in 24 hours).

Friday, April 10, 2009


I keep sighing. Every time I change activities or tasks, I feel despondent for a moment as I figure out which of a million things I should do next. So, several times a day I'm reminded that I "could" do more or that I'm "not choosing" to do more, or that I "can't" do more, and a) that's depressing in itself, b) it's unrealistic to expect I could do (much) more, and so, c) I get annoyed with myself for being so hard on myself!

I have some paying part-time contract work that I'm excited about, and a promise of more in May from someone else. I heard through the grapevine that one of the organizations I applied to is interested in talking to me more. So things aren't too bad, really, but there's just too much on my mind.

And I miss seeing my friends at work. Figuring out how and when to get together is another activity on my to-do list, and of course it's worth the effort, it just takes time and memory.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

science, space, and spirituality

A brief detour from talking about the child.... Don't worry, we'll be back to Cinderella soon!

This is the website of a friend of mine. He's making an IMAX movie with actual photos of Saturn from the Cassini (?) voyage.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Cinderella at the party

At the end of March E went to a friend's 4th birthday party, where one of her idols made a personal appearance.

fever day

This was yesterday, she's all better now. Her temperature got almost to 103, and she threw up a little (at 3:30 am both nights it seemed). She's an old pro at vomiting, doesn't freak her out at all. Doctor ruled out strep throat. That shirt she's wearing was a present from my friend Marie, who embroidered it just for E. The girl in the robot costume is supposed to be her. E refused to wear it for a long time before now, but she welcomed its warmth when she got the chills.

Last night she was complaining of "purple stuff coming out of her eyes" when she closed them, said it was like lights. Something a high temp does to you maybe??

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

april fools by google