It’s been another big week here at Diaper Cove. Let’s see…
Me: For once this week, I’m gonna put ME first. I went to work. First day of a new job is always exciting. I finally got to use my backup ID documents on line. What’s that? Don’t you have backup ID documents on line? Here’s what you do: Scan in your passport, or any other document that might make it easier to get from place to place far from home, and email the scan to yourself. Then, should you be overseas and loose all your stuff, because you were robbed in the marketplace or fell in Lake Constance (or you are a complete dope in another way), you can go to a cyber-cafe and get the scan, and then you can more easily find sanctuary at an embassy. Or, in my case, you start a new job and need to prove your citizenship and don’t want to have to go home and flip the house looking for your Social Security Card. I just printed from my inbox and was done with my paperwork in a flash. It was a great first day on the job at All Saints. I look forward to another week there and many more to come.
Eleanor: This week, Elly has backslid in her behavior a bit. She is sorely in need of returning to her usual routine. That and she needs to stop being fed by her grandparents. They will feed her anything she wants, any time she asks. Even when she doesn’t ask, they offer her all kinds of stuff when she’s not hungry, which she eats. THIS has got to stop. It’s a way bad habit, and one that really could last for life. We have set times for meals and snacks, people – get with the program… . Otherwise, Elly is still growing like a weed and is learning many new words and skills every day. She really loves playing with her Play Dough extruder, and her Sesame Street puzzle. I wish we could get this potty thing going, though. She’s been flooding her diapers during naps and overnight, and she wakes up with her pants all wet and smelly. Potty Soon… potty soon.
Saralyn: She is such a great happy child. She is holding her head right up and is super strong. However, she’s almost constantly in motion. The flinging of her arms and bucking of her head are beginning to wear her mother out. Last night, she woke at 3 for a snack, and then flipped flopped and Sputniked her head for the rest of the night. I got no meaningful sleep. And am grumpy. And cranky. (snarl.) Saralyn seems to be developing a pattern where she sleeps restlessly after the middle-of-the-night feeding, then is awake most of the morning, then sleeps like a stone for several hours in the afternoon, then is awake (and a little fussy) in the evenings. Saralyn fuss is nowhere near as intense as Eleanor fuss, so everyone is still alive and unharmed.
Tony: The boss went back to work this week. I hate it when he has to go. I love it when he’s home with me. Sigh. Anyway, we went to trivia Thursday and had a nice time, and Tony went to his first Mensa get together Friday. I’ll have to ask him how that went when he gets home.
I promise I will see about getting the blog back on track when the dust settles from packing up Christmas. So hang with me.