Saturday, January 26, 2008


  1. Recycling. We're doin' it. Even Joe is doing it. He laughed at me when I suggested it. Of course, I didn't take it to heart. I do things every day that warrant a good laugh. I am shocked and amazed at how quickly the recycling has become second nature. It really takes a while for changes to sink in to my stubborn soul. Example: I bought cloth grocery bags. Put them in the car. Forgot to bring them in to the grocery store for a good month.
  2. Smoking. Not doing it. As much. I have an occasional smoke when I'm out with friends. Since most of my friends are parents, we share a lack of personal time and social life. So...hmm...four smokes a month? That's about right.
  3. Photography. I have always, always had a burning interest in it. So I joined a site called Shutter Sisters. Wanna see the photos I've submitted? Check it. I have lots to learn. But I'm going to have fun doing it.

Other news.

Jackson has his first real sinus infection. Oh, it's a doozy. When he sneezes, ungodly amounts of yellow snot fly from his nose. It's awesome. There is something so satisfying about pulling that out of his face. So he's asleep right now, slathered in Vick's BabyRub, propped at an angle to drain his congested head, and snoozing to the soothing sounds of a cool mist humidifier.

My 20 year reunion is in September. GAWD. I'm pretty freaking excited about it. I haven't been back home in, ohhh...six years? My dilemna is: drive or fly. Flying is fast, but it's up. In the air. Above clouds. No likee. Driving is much more appealing to the control freakmama inside of me. But. Fourteen hours. In the car. With two kids.

Shit. What to do.


Heather said...

We drove with two under three for 500 miles. Not quite the 14 hour trip you are envisioning, but nevertheless it was exciting. You can do it! If you are not the type to have your kiddos watch DVD's the whole way, lots of car games, sing-alongs, and hopefully naps will occur. Good luck!

sillypants said...

Love the photos....especially the tree/fog one :)

maile said...

so glad you joined shutter sisters, and thanks for participating!

Anonymous said...

Oh girl,
I SO understand the satisfaction in getting boogies out of noses. I work in NICU and with every set of cares on certain babies we have to suction out their mouth and nose... OH, the SATISFACTION in getting all that stuff OUT!!

It's true on the other end too... some of their little bellies get upset and bloated, then they need a dose of baby lax. Yet again, complete satisfaction as their little hineys release all that pent-up nastiness. You can just sense the RELIEF they feel to poop it all out! Can't believe I'm writing this in a comment, but somehow I think you'll get me. :)

Totally gonna keep reading, you make me laugh!

Anonymous said...

And oh yeah, how FUN is shutter sisters?? Just joined a couple of months ago too!