Friday, January 12, 2007

More Fun in the Snow

So today we were 'snowed in' again. Well, kinda. Fran went to work but I wasn't about to drive anywhere.

My sister was over and we spent a TON of time outside, despite the fact that it was colder than can really be considered reasonable or humane.

There was a lot of wiping-out but even more FUN. This was our second of three outdoorsy sessions today, and Naomi was asleep so I wasn't doing anything more interesting than sitting on a log a few feet from the top of the hill, taking pictures of kids going by.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Snow Kids

OK so they had some better runs later, but I like these pictures best :)

Obligatory Naomi photo:

Snow Scenery

What lovely, lovely snow we had this morning! This doesn't happen every day 'round here, so of course, I had to go out and take some photos of it! Here are just a random couple. I've got all sorts of snow, branch, sky photos, and I'm sure I'll love and hate them all in sequence.

And yes, that IS my house, that little tiny thing under all those trees. And yes, I WAS this-close-to shitting myself during that wind storm the week before Christmas.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Why Are Toddlers So Gross?!

Toddlerness' latest and unloveliest habit? Filling her mouth with water/juice/milk (whatever) and spitting it back and forth from cup to cup. Or onto her legs. Or whatever. We just like to spit.

"Mama, here, DRINKIT!!!" Um, no girlie. No.

Monday, January 08, 2007

My Own 2000th Visitor

So when I went to check on the uploaded/not status of that last entry, I became my own 2000th visitor!

Yay me!

I think.

Books!!! Here!!! At my house!!! For REAL!!!

Oh, I'm so glad to see them.

Who ever would have thought that "The Developing Human: Clinically Oriented Embryology" and "Obstetrics: Normal and Problem Pregnancies" (and 8 others) would have my heart going pitter-patter?

I was really, really worried for a while. These books were incredibly horribly expensive and were ordered practically the SECOND that a generous check from my mom cleared its way into my account. It became phenominally messy when I collaborated with MIL to use her discount (at which point she stepped in and paid the remaining several hundred dollars for the rest of my books), and things were ordered under her name to her house, so I couldn't even call people up and bitch them out in person.

I'm very much not-happy with Barnes and Noble, but I'm feeling a good deal more magnanimous now that my books are actually in my hands. I was pondering, last week while everyone ELSE was talking about how much reading they were having to do and *I* was just sitting here thinking about how I would have to do TWICE THAT next week, actually buying them on Amazon on credit and working out the details later. That would have been phenominally STUPID, and I'm glad I didn't do it.

And off I go to read.