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Quick Takes Friday, Vol. 13

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I pretty much stayed away from my computer while visiting our family, so Merry Christmas three days late. Sure, I could have auto posted on Christmas, but that would require far too much planning on my part.

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Before our trip, B was fine, but Finn’s recurring cough that sounds horrible enough to make everyone cringe was back in full force. Two days into the trip, Finn wasn’t coughing, but Beckett was coughing and running through boxes of Kleenex. Not in the fun toddler Kleenex all over the floor way, either. At this rate, I’m pretty sure It will be a few months before I can say we’re all healthy without feeling like I’m jinxing myself.

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Beckett has started waving. He clearly knows it’s cute, because he does it when he gets caught doing something he shouldn’t as well as the appropriate times.

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Beckett has also started turning his slobbery baby kisses into baby love bites. It’s cute, but I’m sure I need to make it stop before they turn into real bites.

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I haven’t uploaded trip pictures yet. Sorry.

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I did get my Holiday box from http://www.influenster.com/ and will be blogging about the awesome things I was given to try soon. I still have a few invites to give out, so if you blog/tweet/fb and are interesting in doing product reviews, send me your email.

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We decided to get a Wii after years of an Atari being the only game system in our house. (I’ll wait while you Google Atari….) My sis and her hubby were upgrading to a Wii U, so they gave us their Wii for Christmas. Yay!

I have seen that it’s possible to get a Wii to play DVDs. There’s an instructible for it and everything. I would love to be able to move our bulky DVD/VHS player, since we rarely watch our VHS tapes, but I don’t want to break the Wii trying to do it, either.

Yes, we have both an Atari and VHS tapes we actually use sometimes. And I am familiar with Pong. At least we don’t have a Betamax.

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Quick Takes Friday, Vol. 6

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B is still congested. It is getting better, but laying down=congestion=no sleep. Luckily B is perpetually happy, sleep or no sleep. Me, on the other hand…

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I just got this cute bag in the mail yesterday. (I got the blue one.) I can’t wait to stuff it’s zillion pockets with emergency supplies that I’ll probably never need unless I forget to pack them. I’m even more excited to see that the sale price I paid for it last campaign was less than half of the current campaign price.

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I found out that the driver behind the 911 fun yesterday morning had been arrested sometime after the mailbox/gas line destruction for similar shenanigans up the road. I’m very thankful that nobody was hurt. I’d also like to know what kind of indestructible tank he drives.

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Beckett loves Elmo. I think he even said “Eee-uho” yesterday. Sorry Sweetie. I’m sure da-da will be next.

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Finnian had started writing and illustrating his own books. He can crank out two or more a day. I love his creativity, but I’m now faced with the problem of what to do with all of them, not to mention his schoolwork, report cards, random artwork, etc.

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Finnian and one of his friends have decided that their pets who died have returned as ghosts to play with and protect them. So far it seems to be fun pretend, but knowing Finnian’s imagination I’m waiting for it to get a little extreme.

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Why is it taking so long for a laundry washing/drying/folding machine to be invented? Even just an automatic folding machine would be nice. In other words, I‘ll be spending the day with a mountain of laundry. I am seriously contemplating a “naked at home” policy.
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Quick Takes Friday, Vol. 6 was originally published on SubEarthan Cottage

Quick Takes Friday, Vol. 6 was originally published on SubEarthan Cottage

Quick Takes Friday, Vol. 6 was originally published on SubEarthan Cottage

Quick Takes Friday, Vol. 6 was originally published on SubEarthan Cottage

Quick Takes Friday, Vol. 6 was originally published on SubEarthan Cottage

Quick Takes Friday, Vol. 6 was originally published on SubEarthan Cottage

Quick Takes Friday, Vol. 6 was originally published on SubEarthan Cottage

Quick Takes Friday, Vol. 6 was originally published on SubEarthan Cottage

Quick Takes Friday, Vol. 6 was originally published on SubEarthan Cottage

Quick Takes Friday, Vol. 6 was originally published on SubEarthan Cottage

Quick Takes Friday, Vol. 6 was originally published on SubEarthan Cottage

Quick Takes Friday, Vol. 6 was originally published on SubEarthan Cottage

Quick Takes Friday, Vol. 6 was originally published on SubEarthan Cottage

Quick Takes Friday, Vol. 6 was originally published on SubEarthan Cottage

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Quick Takes Friday, Vol.5

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Today is the best Friday of the year. Know why? Daylight Savings Time (a.k.a. Hell) ends this weekend! I swear, I never adjust to the torture that is DST, so for over half the year I’m fighting my body’s internal clock. It’s almost over for this year, though. I’m so happy I might throw a party. Or cry tears of joy. Or just sleep. (More anti-DST fun)

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Is there some weird DNA coding in young boys that tells them to move slower when you’re running late, or is it just my boy? It also seems to affect how tired his normally full of energy leg muscles are when walking to school.

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November is National Novel Writer’s Month, aka NaNoWriMo. I gave up all pretense of trying to complete something remotely novel-like in November about six years ago. Even so, I still feel a twinge of anxiousness at the beginning of November. It’s like the feeling I get when there’s something I need to do, something I should be doing but either can’t or am just being lazy. The result is my wanting to smack anyone who mentions NaNo in my presence. Oddly enough, 90%-ish of my twitter and FB friends are writers, at least for the month of November. I might need to take a month long social media break. 

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Wasps are making yet another nest near my front porch. Getting the kids in and out of the house without getting stung has become a sort of sport. Chris likes wasps because they eat the web worm larva that attack our pecan (that’s puh-cahn, not pee-can<-gross) trees. I like pecans, but I like not getting stung and having to stay drugged up on Benedryl for two days better. But with the Beckett attached at the hip (and, um, two days of Benedryl coma if I get stung), Chris has to be the one to get rid of the wasps. Since he sees them as beneficial, he tends to drag his feet about it. I’m thinking of announcing a cooking and/or leaving the house boycott this time in hopes of getting it done faster.

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Our high temperature for today is supposed to be 88 degrees. Someone please inform the weather that it is November.

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Why is it so hard to find soft-soled baby shoes? With cooler weather coming (I hope), B needs some shoes to keep socks on his feet. The only shoes I have for him are some clunky Nike shoes someone gave him. I refuse to make him wear them for these reasons. I finally broke down and ordered some soft, non-slip baby shoes online, even though I really wanted him to try them on first. In the meantime, I’ll have to continue to deal with the annoying “Where’s his shoes?” remarks from people even though it’s 80 degrees and he’s not walking and always in a sling/stroller/buggy whenever we’re out.

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I really wish Caillou would get a year or two older. Maybe then he would stop whining. 
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Quick Takes Friday, Vol.5 was originally published on SubEarthan Cottage

Quick Takes Friday, Vol.5 was originally published on SubEarthan Cottage

Quick Takes Friday, Vol.5 was originally published on SubEarthan Cottage

Quick Takes Friday, Vol.5 was originally published on SubEarthan Cottage

Quick Takes Friday, Vol.5 was originally published on SubEarthan Cottage

Quick Takes Friday, Vol.5 was originally published on SubEarthan Cottage

Quick Takes Friday, Vol.5 was originally published on SubEarthan Cottage

Quick Takes Friday, Vol.5 was originally published on SubEarthan Cottage

Quick Takes Friday, Vol.5 was originally published on SubEarthan Cottage

Quick Takes Friday, Vol.5 was originally published on SubEarthan Cottage