Updating for Updating's sake

on 01 March 2010

So I watched this interview that Michelle Obama did with Matt Lauer and she was telling him that she does Roses and Thorns with her kids at dinner at night.  They tell things that they liked and didn't like throughout the day.  In that spirit, here's what's going on in these parts:


  • The Boy's first discernible word is Pickle.  I wish I was exaggerating, but alas, I am not.  And yes, it is HILARIOUS.
  • I'm working on 3 separate Easter projects (a sweater, a basket and a bunny--all for the Boy) and while they're taking all of my time, they're super cute and soft and it feels good to make things with my hands.
  • My friend Mona sent me cookies!  In the MAIL!  And they were AWESOME.  We shall not discuss how many cookies I ate last weekend.
  • Our local library had a book sale and I found a copy of the Pevear/Volokhonsky translation of War and Peace for $1!  I was so excited I came home and started it and lo, I am delirious with the joy of reading.  I finished the introduction and I sighed and Chris asked what was wrong and I said, "I just LOVE these people.  I love their minds.  I love the way they see the work of translation.  I want to sit at their feet and learn the art of it.  It makes me so happy."  And yes, he shook his head and thinks I'm a little odd.  It's ok.  I'm at peace with my oddness.
  • My friend Brett had her baby!  Two weeks early!  I get to go and hang out with them this afternoon.  
  • I have watched an abnormal amount of Olympic figure skating this past week.  I have to say, I love the short programs because you get the whole field of skaters.  I LOVE to see the skaters come from poor countries, or poorly represented countries.  I love to hear their stories and see their parents in the crowd.  I cried 3 times during the women's short program and twice during the men's.  It's just so amazing to see how far they've come, how hard they've worked and all of the sacrifice that's gone in to the skaters being at the Olympics.  It's awesome.
  • I've done some other writing.  Some of which may be published in a book...but we'll see.  I'm sort of assuming that I'll get more information and as I get it, I'll pass it on to you guys.
  • I made muffins to freeze and then thaw for quick breakfasts and they are yummy.  Of course, eating one means that the Boy chases me around the apartment with his mouth wide open begging for bites.
and Thorns:
  • Chris' laptop died.  And by died I mean it's DEAD.  It won't even turn on.  Not even a little bit.  BUT!  The silver lining is that our friend Jeff told us about this cable that we could run between his laptop and my own and transfer all of the data from Chris' laptop on to mine.  So we did that (the hospital had one that they loaned us), so the good news is that we have everything that was on Chris' laptop. 
  • We still have no job.  We haven't heard anything from the places where we've submitted applications and that makes me sad.
  • I'm back to working out 3-4 times a week.  I started out doing yoga again because yoga makes me happy and I love the way I feel after wards, but then I got all ambitious and decided to go back to 30-day Shred again.  I guess I forgot, having not used that program for many many months, how it makes me want to DIE.  I used it last week and was so sore after wards that I walked like an old woman for the next 2 days.  It was bad.  I felt very lame.  But I'm going to try again this week because apparently, I am glutton for punishment.
  • I only took 4 pictures of my child during the month of February.  I feel terrible!  I'm usually so much better about documenting him than that.  But in a way it's ok, for I have resolved to do better by March.

And now you're in the loop with Burnstopia.  Happy March, y'all.  I for one am relieved to bid adieu to February.  What's next?


Bird said...

My mom asked why I haven't sent any photos out to the family recently and I replied that I needed to have taken some to be able to send some.

Smart move with the muffins, I think I might do the same!

Katrina said...

Pickle? That really is hilarious. I request you get this on film so we can all hear.

There is a thank you note in the mail, but I want to tell you here too how much I love the blanket you sent. It is soft and beautiful and perfect! Thank you!

Rae said...

I'm glad it's March, too. I love seeing the number 1 on a calendar. February was just odd. I hope this month brings you more roses than thorns, my friend.