February 17, 2012
7 quick takes
1 - Thank you, Pandora Radio, for the above song. About a minute into it sounds like something off the Graceland album. And that is such a good album. mmm-mmmm. (That was a Lady Blacksmith Mambazo impression from "Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes" in case you missed it.)
2 - I have been very emotional lately. Pregnancy hormones are to blame, of course. So are memories of the NICU. I was asked to be part of a panel suggesting improvements for the cooling therapy and communication with / integration of families. Making my Top Ten list had me sobbing, so clearly there are still some things I haven't dealt with yet. I think, though, that doing this panel will make me feel better as I work through different situations. Hoping.
3 - I baked an apple pie yesterday because I just wanted an apple pie. It was a good decision. So what if dinner was late? Nothing is better than warm apple pie on a hopeless day.
Betty Duffy! Love her! So see, there's one more reason why you should make the drive and come! Come! You can register right now if you want. I'll wait for you to come back so we can finish these quick takes.
5 - For a long time JF was afraid of stairs. He managed to get stuck on the bottom on a few times (while I was upstairs showering) and then he just avoided them for a long time. However, I've been working with him on doing stairs since the baby will be here soon and we need to get this done! So I'm very happy to say that yesterday he just took off and walk-crawled all the way up the stairs to the second story. He did it perfectly and we were all proud - most especially him. The baby gate has come back out.
6 - Today I'm buying tickets for the local JJ Heller - Audrey Assad show. So excited!
7 - Travis is going out of town tomorrow to do some work on a friends cabin. We need money, badly, so the arrangement will have to work of pregnant me + 2 -3 kids who do not sleep through the night, all alone. You can pray for me. You can also hire Travis to do handyman jobs or renovations at your house, especially if you live 40 mins or less away. We can all win.