Friday, February 29, 2008

Leap Day!

Okay, it's not looking like the baby will arrive today....

Still, Happy Leap Day, everyone! We won't get another one of these for a while.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

My mom sent me this...

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.
Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.
Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts.
Persistence and determination are omnipotent. Calvin Coolidge

From what I remember growing up, my mom has valued education and persistence more than other goods and traits. Consequently, I have valued them too. Of course, sometimes you are on the wrong track, and persistence starts to look like "staying the course" no matter how wrong your direction. I can think of times when realizing I was going the wrong way and turning back was not only the right thing to do, but I was thankful that I realized I should stop and reassess my direction early enough to fix the problem.

I have always been a fan of Aristotle's golden mean.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

You heard it here first...

Ralph Nader is secretly a Republican.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Tee hee hee

I actually had a lovely Valentine's Day, because my husband is quite the sweetheart, but I came across this picture and it made both of us laugh.


Old TV

Mama's Family. Currently on one of our six channels, in reruns of course. It occurs to me that I am most like their dippy neighbor Iola because she makes crafty items like crochet/knit tea cozies. Which are hated and mocked by the complete losers that make up Mama's family. Oy.

Except the stuff that I knit and give away is pretty. Right? Right???

I mean, the experimental, ugly stuff I keep to myself. Like my very first sweater. I'm wearing it now, but it's not like I'd inflict it on someone else. My friends and family are very patient, but even I don't want to wear this thing out of the house.

Okay then...

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Dream World

Does anyone else have places that they visit in dreams, over and over again? I have a fake three floor middle school that I go to every so often, a huge loft with exposed brick where I spend time, an "Alaska" that isn't anything like the real Alaska, an old "San Francisco" that isn't like real San Fran, back-stage at some theater, and probably other places too.

I also dream, every so often, that I have papers to write or I won't graduate from school. I've been out of school for five years.

Getting Old

So...My So-Called Life ran when I was a senior in high school. I can't say that I was anything like Angela, but at least back then, I identified with the kids in the series. Now I identify with the parents. They look so young! Plus: they take ballroom dance lessons in one episode--I so want to try that! And then they get audited by the IRS, which might be my biggest fear. Don't ask me why I fear the IRS. And they have a huge house. I covet their house.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Sweater is done...kind of

My very first knit sweater is finished, unless I decide to add sleeves. But it's kind of cool without them. I'm not sure I'll be able to wear it much either way because it fits NOW. I am thinking of starting another sweater that will fit after I lose the baby weight...and for that sweater, I could go all out and do sleeves.

Lincoln was gay?!

Did anyone else hear this on NPR over the weekend (or was it last week)?

I know they end up saying "no one really knows," but come on, people.


Sunday, February 17, 2008

The plan so far....

Cloth diapers seem like a good idea, but I'm not sure we can pull them off as renters. Maybe for the next kid. Or maybe we could switch after buying a house. Hmmm....

On the other hand, baby-carrying, co-sleeping, breast-feeding, no TV, making our own baby-food, and teaching the baby to sign are all on the list of things we hope to do (or not do).

I think I know about five or six ASL signs already. Signing is really fun.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Sum up life in six words?

I guess for today, "baby due in thirty-two days" works.

Friday, February 08, 2008

35 Down, 35 To Go!

35 weeks down, that is. Only 35 days to go! Woo hoo!

Wednesday, February 06, 2008