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    Studies in sleep deprivation

    January 30, 2007

    What’s more fun than a sinus infection?

    A raging sinus infection and a six month old that suddenly needs to wake up every hour from midnight until 7 am and will not go back to sleep until
    a) You rock him back to sleep

    b) You nurse him yet again even though he ate well before bed and just ate the hour before when he last woke up previously

    c)A combination of both ‘a’ and ‘b’

    Apparently I have done something to anger fate because this is all happening right before my husband has to leave for a week for business. Why is it never that the baby magically starts sleeping for seven or eight hours at a stretch during the night right before my husband leaves on business–instead deciding that since Daddy’s going to be away, now’s the time to see just how well Mama can function on four hours of sleep?

    The sinus infection is just gravy on two weeks worth of not sleeping.

    Even better?

    Tomorrow I have an appointment with my dentist. Really, I just don’t think things can get any better over here this week.

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    January 22, 2007

    Since the beginning of the new year, it really seems so easy to kind of ignore this and forget to write. It isn’t that I don’t have great ideas for posts (that occur at 2am and I don’t write down and then promptly forget about)–I just keep getting sidetracked in my everyday life.

    Some short highlights from the real world–

    *Owen, who just turned 6 months on Friday, can sit by himself for short periods of time. Of course, this usually ends in a face plant of some kind, so we’re still working on that.

    *Making baby food is going so well–I have enough frozen cubes of butternut squash, peas, avacados and yams to last for the next two months. I feel so…accomplished and domestic.

    *I am finally having to face up to my fear of the dentist. I have a molar that’s been giving me some problems off and on and I am going to call the dentist tomorrow and make an appointment. Our dentist is really nice (and VERY good)–I have just had a few previous unpleasant experiences with another dentist and my teeth are already super sensitive, so I really really really don’t like going to the dentist. In fact, I think I would about rather go through labor without drugs than have work done on my teeth.

    *I started a craft blog (and promptly haven’t posted anymore) called Two Crafty Hands and I am really going to make more of an effort to do something with it. Stop by if you craft or are just interested to see if I ever manage to make it past one post.

    *Our new computer is arriving tomorrow. I am SO excited. I am completely stoked about the idea of being able to run more than one program at a time without everything slowing down to the pace of glaciers moving.

    Other than not managing to work on that New Year’s Resolution of actually getting to the gym to work off the 15 pounds I’m still trying to lose post-Owen, that’s about it from here for now.

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    6 strange things about me

    January 15, 2007

    I’m a few days late doing this, but I’ve been busy (isn’t that the usual excuse?). Really though, I have been super busy this past week–I bought a food processor and have been about elbow deep in squash, making food for Owen. Not that I am a baby food activist (you know, along the lines of “It MUST be organic or it does not enter the child’s mouth), I just think it is really cool to make food for the baby. It’s just an added bonus that there aren’t any added preservatives and that I am saving money. That and the past week was also the first week of a new semester and I actually have to attend one of my classes in person. I’m only taking 6 credits (all web/design related stuff) but it should be a full busy semester. So much better than last semester though–even though I can crank out a decent 10 page paper on short notice (thank you History degree), I really don’t like having to write papers often, which is pretty much what both of my classes last semester were. I’d much rather actually ‘do’ stuff, which is what this semester will be.

    Now, on to the good stuff.

    Karrie tagged me for the 6 strange things about you meme. So without further ado, six weird things about me (though there are many many more)

    1. I know, and can still recite 13 years after learning them, all the books of the Old Testament (thank you high school religion class). In fact, I can sing them all to a catchy little tune as well.
    2. When I am stressed out, I count things to calm down. I just pick something and count in my head. I guess it’s kind of like the whole counting to 10 thing.
    3. I have a totally irrational, yet extremely crippling, fear of (in no particular order) slugs, snails, caterpillars and all other similar creepy crawlies. Slugs are by far the worst though. Yuck, I get edgy just thinking about them.
    4. I have really long narrow feet, with really long toes. Which I use to pick things up with and pinch my husband with. He claims I have monkey feet, so dextrous am I with my feet. It really came in handy when I was hugely pregnant and couldn’t face bending over to pick something up. I’d just do it with my feet.
    5. I don’t particularly like chocolate or candy. In fact, if you offered me a choice betwen a dish of seaweed salad and a big piece of milk chocolate, I’d choose the seaweed. Tasty stuff, that seaweed–and so good for you too!
    6. I have an extra line going from one of my kidneys to my bladder. Usually people have one line going from each kidney to the bladder. Not me though, I just happen to have an extra line coming off of my right kidney. It doesn’t go to the bladder though–it just dead ends. I would never have even known if I wouldn’t have had to have a scan of my kidneys when I was 29.

    Well there you have it–just some of the weird things about me.