25 December 2009
And, in the light of inclusiveness coupled with a respect for history, allow me to also wish you a belated Happy Hanukkah, a jolly Jul, a festive Winter Solstice and Sol Invictus celebration, a fabulous Saturnalia, and so forth.
Syncretism. What would we do without it?
22 December 2009
Store – Buy quart plastic bag, travel size eye stuff
Go to bank
Dependent care forms
Clean carpet spots
Take out trash, recycling, compost
Clean kitchen, fridge
Clean out purse
Send out non-resident mail
Feed & water cats
Go to Spencer’s place
Go to airport
21 December 2009
- The Little Bug had a cold and cough.
- The Little Bug had stomach flu.
- I had stomach flu.
- I missed a lot of work due to aforementioned illnesses.
- I am way behind on cleaning the apartment.
- We had at least 4 inches of snow over the weekend.
- The Little Bug was climbing on a chair (though he has been told not to, again and again) and fell and hurt his foot.
- And so forth.
15 December 2009
I think this is so amazing, with the amusing but logical setup (of course Big Bird thinks nursing is a funny way to feed a baby: he's a bird, and females in his species do not lactate) and the simple way that breastfeeding is presented as a natural and healthy action, while at the same time respectfully avoiding condemnation of mothers who don't breastfeed.
I wonder if Sesame Street would ever broadcast a segment today with a celebrity mama nursing her baby in this day and age. I hope so. I'd watch it.
10 December 2009
Bear Paw boots (40% off), very much in the style of the popular Ugg boots. I've always hated Ugg boots, but then I've always seen them worn in California with mini skirts or short shorts, which is just about as crazy a trend as anyone could find. I swore I would never wear boots like this, but then again, I also swore that I would never live any place that had snow. And with heavy denim trousers and a sensible jacket, these boots look great, utterly appropriate, and are water-proof, snow-proof, and extremely comfortable. Again, these manufacturers totally know what they are doing.