Friday, November 20, 2009

Seven Quick Takes Friday




1) I really love the Quick Takes meme, but so seldom have a chance to write on Fridays. If there's a post up here on Fridays, it's usually because I've written it earlier in the week and set it to autopost. But today I've decided to postpone my workout time till the kids wake up and we're going to do a Denise Austin Kid's Fit video together. It's all in the interest of mentoring the kids in a healthy lifestyle. I'll let you know how that goes...

2) I really do intend to finish up The Story of Us and I'm really not on a power trip. It just takes a while to dredge up a coherent story out of all the bits and pieces of my memories. I've already remembered stuff that I should have included earlier in the story... Such as a famous platter of shrimp that J and I shared when our families went out to dinner (we eat shrimp on every anniversary now). Also, I did find a few diary entries that were low enough on the embarrassment scale to actually share, but now they're moot. All that to say, I will finish the story, I promise, just let me take my time and do all the quality control needed to produce a series worthy of this most excellent blog. (*snort, choke, giggle*)

3) The Holiday Crazies are about to begin in the house of F. This weekend we take off for my parent's house to see my sister (this one) perform in a local production of Fiddler on the Roof. There's something about that show... It's like a family tradition. Or kinda. J and I sang selections from that show for our first public appearance together "after it all went down". You'll hear more about that later-- see number two, above. Anyway, we'll be back for two days and then off again for J's family's place for Thanksgiving. Can I express publicly just how grateful I am to be spending this holiday with J's family? Remember last year's harrowing experience?? Yeeeeah....

4) I've been coming to a depressing realization recently. I want to write more fully about it later, but for now I'll say it looks like I'm going to have to give up my precious nap time writing/reading/relaxing time in favor of giving Sofi more undivided attention during her school work. I am NOT looking forward to this. Advice and encouragement from moms who have survived the transition to No Naps would be appreciated... (Sofi isn't napping, she just has free reading time while Judah naps)

5) I am conducting an experiment in my bathroom to discover how long a shower can go un-scrubbed before the tub ring spontaneously generates life. So far, so good. I'll let you know how that goes, too.

6) I finally put up my button from Dawn! It's over there in my sidebar and you can click on it and read all about our big cross-country adventure with Two Mommies, Two Toddlers and a Princess. I have every intention of continuing to edit the pictures that never made it up (due to crappy hotel internet) and add them to fill in the holes in the story, so check back in a few weeks and see if there's anything new :)

7) If I don't go right now and wake up my children, Judah will not nap today. That would be bad. I must go. I will talk to all y'all later!



7 comments:

septembermom said...

Fiddler on the Roof is one of my favorites. Hope you enjoyed the show. Christmas craziness is going to hit my house soon. I'm clueless as to what to buy the kids this year. Enjoy your Friday!

Hosanna said...

What day are you going to the show? I'm going on Sunday.

Anonymous said...

I think maybe I'll intimidate our Perchik by telling him my amazing former Fiddler star brother-in-law will be there tomorrow to critique his performance... :)
-Polly

Jenny said...

AW! Tell Polly good luck for me! Wish we could see it, I'd love Evie to experience that :)
Hope you guys have a great visit with the fam. (and yes, I DO remember last years fiasco without even clicking that link...I generally remember things that make me laugh that hard;)).
I'm thinking that you do that "Kids Fit" thing earlier in the day and wear Sofi out so she's ready for an hour of down time (if not nap time!). :) Good luck with that! Happy Thanksgiving!

Dawn Farias said...

I, also, am transitioning to giving up my personal time during the kids' quiet time. The olders spend a "quiet time" in their rooms and play while the baby naps. Last week I started playing around with spending unhurried time with them while the baby naps. I miss my "me" time, though.

Veronica Lee said...

Hi! I'm visiting from MBC. Great blog.

Buckeroomama said...

J just started giving up naps late this year and it was a struggle at first. A struggle both for him and for me. Now, in lieu of nap time, he has Quiet Time --where he does something on his own (read books, draw on his sketchbook...). Sometimes while reading, he might fall asleep (mostly not). But yeah, Quiet Time is never as long as nap time, so we do have to do other things to keep him occupied. :)