Friday, January 29, 2010

oh-oh, play doh!

i bought lolly some play-doh a while back for a road trip. not the best plan, but i didn't find much that would be entertaining. fortunately, she loves to draw right now and we never opened them. we got home for ANOTHER road trip tuesday and when we brought everything in from the car, she saw this. so she has been playing with play-doh for 2.5 days.

she is a hoot. she mixes all of the colors together (maddening when i want to play, funny since i don't. much) and cuts them up like an apple with the "sharp knife" that came with the kit. it's a seaside kit, 3 colors, 1 pot of "sand"-textured play-doh, some shapes and other stuff.

it's already almost brown from mixing. she's making birthday cake now. and she will NOT put them away and cries if i do. she'll have to learn that play-doh dries out the hard way, i'm afraid. so my daughter.

at least i have my charming girl to play with since there is SNOW forecast later today and all weekend. gr.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

January blahs

and i have nothing to say. it's weird, when i was so chatty in december, but january is a different month. (yes, profound, deep thoughts; it's the title of the blog!)

hoping everyone is having a good january, staying warm, and thinking inappropriate and/or amusing thoughts!

Sunday, January 10, 2010


friday night, instead of a date, i spent 4 hours sewing the entire quilt top together. i had purchased batteries earlier in the day so i do have electronic record, but haven't yet uploaded as i've been working all weekend, WITH a head cold that promises sinus infection soonest.

guess what DH found saturday? the damn batteries. at least they're good for 7 years.

Thursday, January 07, 2010

a bug bit me

so, lolly and i were tooling around the EE yesterday. the library was closed to move over the holidays and doesn't reopen until TOMORROW; when we showed up and the doors were locked lolly said "oh, no! what are we going to DO?" and i said, we'll go rent a movie. when we got out of the car at wally's to hit the redbox, she said "i want the other santa clause movie." so we headed for the back of the store to see if it was there. (she's been watching 1 and 2 in rotation, so 3 could only be a benefit for those of us who live here with her.)

oops. i bought a camera. it was $19 and doesn't zoom and probably isn't very many megapixels, but she threw away my old one (which was kinda new and NICE) in april and i'm tired of making do with the camera phone. we found Monsters versus Aliens for $10 packaged with a bonus monster featurette, which made her happier since all the christmas movies went back to the warehouse already.

i brought the camera home and went to find my AAA batteries; i bought a 20-pack or something before Christmas. whoever got one out got the only one, apparently, because NOBODY IN MY HOUSE KNOWS ANYTHING ABOUT THESE BATTERIES. so now i can't take pictures until i buy more, and i don't WANT to, i already BOUGHT batteries! gr.

since finances are really tight right now (oil costs the earth, there's no work at christmas, and i spent the oil money on christmas), i felt i'd spent too much. so i went down the craft aisle and bought a $20 bundle of fabric. yes. let me say it again. it's aquas and pinks and chocolate BATIKS (swoon), cut into 2-1/2-inch strips. what's the point, you ask? i don't have to pick colors, i don't have to cut, I CAN GO HOME AND CREATE!

i'd been thinking about making a basket-weave pattern quilt, and thinking about what colors i wanted. when i saw these, i said YES! and lolly said PINK! and we took them home, got out the sewing machine (idle lo these many years), and sewed 50 strips into 25 strips, and 24 strips into 12 panels 4 strips wide. used two bobbins up. today we're going to cut these strips into 8-1/2-inch segments and put together the top of the quilt. whee!

and if my children hadn't lost my BATTERIES, i could post pictures. it's kind of random because lolly helped pick which strips to put together; i would have spent more time on that and been more "artistic," counted how many pinks i had and how many blues, and so on, but it's her quilt and it's kinda cool she helped.

so watch for the next battery post...

Wednesday, January 06, 2010


lolly is sick.

she woke up yesterday morning at 2 a.m. with a fever that felt like close to 104 (why torture a sick kid with a cold thermometer? just give them tylenol and cuddle them against your cool skin). tossed and turned the rest of the night; i took her to the recliner by 2:30 to let DH sleep.

she felt ooky yesterday and had lots of runny nose. kept giving tylenol by the clock to keep her a little comfortable.

so i emailed work and said i'd be in late, sick baby, up all night and such. got on, no work, kept checking back and typing the account i hate that had a few reports on it.

DH calls me around noon and says "how are you enjoying your day off?"

i'm scheduled to work this weekend so i get tues. and wed. off. completely forgot.

emailed work and said "just kidding! i WON'T be back today! hahahahaha." they were very amused. at least i didn't forget until sunday evening, like i did a couple of months ago. eek!

last night we both slept well; she slept a good 12 hours and is feeling better, temp closer to 100 before i gave her medicine this morning. praise be! and i didn't try to go to work.

Monday, January 04, 2010

missing the kids

NOT! they went back to school today, and i'm hoping for a return to a normal life and normal habits. not gonna happen, i know, but let me live in my delusionary world for a little while.

one of the best early lessons i learned about being a parent is this: just when you think you've got everything settled down, it will change. in other words, don't be too excited about how well your childcare solution is working because next month it won't.

back to LaLa land, both lolly's and mine...

Sunday, January 03, 2010

life after holidays

it's a lot calmer. kinda boring. peaceful.

we cleaned up the living room yesterday and it looks great! now if only the other 7 rooms in the house looked like that, i'd feel like we had accomplished something.

with a calmer life comes less inspiration for bloggity. december was a banner month; what will become of january?

they've forecast a record-level cold snap for the next 2 weeks. i may be in hibernation; i WILL be charging oil rather than paying cash, which i HATE. i may be a bear when i come out of hibernation in february.

i refuse to be predictable. that's because i have no idea what i'm doing from one MINUTE to the next, let alone day! hahaha

enjoy the mystery that is Deep Thoughts.