i forgot what i was going to write about…

AJ and I are in the middle of That Hideous Strength by Mr. Clive Staples L. This book is so unlike anything I have ever read by him and it’s getting weirder with every chapter. I’m hooked. 

 

Yes, that’s Clive Staples L. as in C. S. Lewis. Witty of me, I know. 

Today while Violet was asleep, I took the opportunity to clip all her nails. They grow so fast, and she uses them like a ninja uses a ninja sword (They have a special name that I can’t remember just now). 

Great Idea That I Plan on Carrying Out This Very Summer, So Be Nice and I Might Share With You: I will endeavour to make a banana, coconut, peanut butter, chocolate cream pie…with toasted almonds on top. Oh yes, I shall. 

So here’s the dilemma of the day. Haggen has Kashi cereal on sale at 30% off. They also have a coupon you can combine for an additional $.75 per box. This poses a problem for me because I have mixed feeling about Kashi just now. I really really really like cold cereal, and if I was a single cat lady, I would most likely live solely off of cold cereal and milk. I especially like the more expensive kinds and since Kashi is more expensive, that gives me a legitimate reason to like it. Recently though, a friend told a story about going out for a jog and throwing up after eating Kashi for breakfast, and the Kashi that she had eaten 4 or 5 hours earlier was still totally intact in her stomach, which prompts AJ to say, “Tastes like cardboard, must digest like cardboard.” Walks like a duck, talks like a duck, I guess. So, answer me this:

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To Do List

not in this order…

go downstairs and get fruit salad stuff together

give the baby a bath

start laundry

set out clothes for tomorrow

read That Hideous Strengthwith AJ

stock diaper bag

cheerios in a baggy

take the bag of cotton balls away from the baby

digest mexican dinner

play with Violet to wear her out

Ha! I just looked and Violet has panty lines. I’m not even sure how that’s possible.

She now has two teeth, by the way…

Anyway, this random post goes out to the people using the black markers to write on the cardboard in the hallway while the wind was funnelling the fumes directly onto the stage where I was standing. Thanks guys.

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un-Fay in the un-Say!

day 3 of perfect weather. perfect.

It’s finally dry enough, so I took Violet out to the park outside our house and let her play in the grass for the first time in her life. when sitting, she tore up as much grass as she could reach, and when crawling, she crawled on her hands and feet to keep her knees from getting wet.

After AJ got home we went out again to another park for a picnic dinner. Our town has a ton of parks. Violet gave AJ a reprise of her unique crawling style, and ate some dried leaves/bugs/dirt. We played frisbee afterwards while she crawled around. Which reminds me; the whole hand-eye-coordination thing is not so much one of my special skills. This fact was hammered home when I was an awkward thirteen-year old on a softball team but back then I figured I’d grow out of it someday. Not so much. I still frequently miss high 5’s on the first shot.

In other news, we finally got That Hideous Strength  from the library. can’t wait.

By the way, will someone please tell me why Barack Obama gets to keep his Blackberry? I guess being the most powerful man in the world comes with some “because I said so” perks.

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We did our taxes today…

Apparently, babies make a big difference in tax returns. Who’d have thought?

Breaking News: If you feed a baby a blackberry-banana smoothie, their “spit-up” is the same color as the smoothie. Purple Urple! The good news is, she was just as entertained by the smoothie the second time around. I found her sitting on the carpet swishing around a little purple puddle with her fingers.

In other news, C.S Lewis is always better the second time around. We’re currently reading his space trilogy, and I’m finding it much more interesting than I did at 13 or 14.

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