Monday, February 17, 2014

Nice Monday

I haven't written anything in a while, so let me change that. Right now, at this moment, it's 9:00 am on a Monday. Bethany is sleeping in because she needs it. Miles woke up this morning at like, 6:30, so I got up with him and we watched some USA Women's olympic hockey, as the team was thrashing Sweden. Got his butt changed, made coffee and gave him his waffle. He devoured that sucker like a champ. We came back in here and he was clearly getting tired again, so I got him back to sleep, and now I'm sitting here with two sleepy kids, a sleepy wife and a quiet house, except for the washer, of course.

I'm taking this moment to not do anything. I'm just going to sit here and mindlessly play around on the internet and my phone and enjoy the sunshine in my living room while it lasts.  Supposed to get warm this week, and do some raining.  I hope it doesn't rain too much so I can take my children outside and play, because we all could use some fresh air.

Speaking of fresh air, I can't wait to be able to open some windows in this place.  We moved in at the end of October, so we didn't have that many nice days yet in the new house. I haven't tried to open many windows here, but I certainly hope they open up, because I love the feeling of the fresh breeze flowing through my home. Perhaps this week when it gets warm enough I'll test them out. There's 14 windows and two doors that could be opened throughout the house, which should create a nice cross-breeze.

Okay, that's all for now.  Time to go off and do nothing.

Thursday, February 6, 2014


The kitchen is a mess. The toys are a mess. If I cook anything for dinner, Evie won't want to eat it, then complain to me an hour later that she's hungry. I can't cook anything because the counter is a mess. Miles probably needs a nap but right now isn't a good time to put him down for one.  Miles pulls everything off of every table. He pulls the diapers off the drying rack. He goes into the bathroom and gets into everything he's not supposed to get into. The dog probably needs to go pee. What do I feed Miles? When do I have time to feed him something? I bought a bag of flour and I need to put it into the flour thing but I can't do that, Evie is hungry, but she's not gonna eat whatever I make for her, and it's probably not going to be all that healthy for either of us. Miles spilled his water on the floor and Evie stepped in it and she needs new socks because her feet are wet.

The water is boiling.

The kids need baths tonight, especially after the poop Miles had earlier.  All up his back because he got it on his shirt.  They needed baths anyway.

And I can't complain about it because Bethany has it worse on the weekends when I'm at work and she's all alone.

All I want to do is drink a beer and watch a hockey game.  Instead, I have to chase Miles around and put out Evelyn's temper fires.

I'll miss this one day, but today isn't' that day. 

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Rainy Day and Diamond Youth

Well, it's a rainy, cold, gloomy day in the capitol city of Tennessee, both kids are napping and I've gotten my copy of the Diamond Youth EP downloaded to my iTunes.  So the weather is crap but the music is good.

Miles has been having poop problems lately so we're gonna try and cut out wheat and/or dairy from his diet and see if that helps him out.  He ate an entire banana earlier, which was a sight to see.  I'm still amazed sometimes at his ability to eat solids.  He's just a baby! And as far as that point, of him just being a baby, it's still so weird to see him walking around. He's so good at it, and he's so little.  It's hilarious.

So it never really got bright enough today to not have lamps on in the house.  To further my original point here, it's such a shitty day, weatherwise, I don't really feel like doing anything else except what I'm doing at this very moment.

I think I'll make burritos for dinner tonight.

Here is a link to this album.  It's really good, but I see there are two songs not available on the Bandcamp page as what I got from my preorder.  Weird.  Doesn't matter, it's till good.  I highly recommend this band.