July 24, 2008
I keep thinking of random things to blog about but nothing really warrants a full post, so here’s some randomness for you!
Yesterday morning I went in to get Maggie up and ready for daycare (yes, I had to GO AND WAKE MY KID UP at 8:15. Hate me. It’s okay.) and turns out, she was already awake. And she was EATING THE INSIDE GEL-STUFF from her overnight diaper. The diaper was completely pee-soaked (this kid can pee like nobody’s business through the night, it’s truly amazing) and it had split open in the front. So naturally, she thought it would make a good morning snack. I almost gagged, argh. Thankfully I don’t think she ingested any of it, she was just kind of playing with it and looking at me funny, like ‘Mom, what IS this stuff?’. When I told Dan about it, he proclaimed ‘NO KISSES FOR MAGGIE TONIGHT!’ Perhaps that was her motive?
Today I saw a middle-aged woman naked from the waist down in the locker room at the community pool. She was just oh-so-casually folding a tshirt and putting it into her beach bag, like she wasn’t standing there bare-bottomed in front of 10 other women and children (THE CHILDREN! THINK OF THE CHILDREN!) It was just really really bizarre. Also: It made me want to buy her a razor or a gift certificate for a bikini wax. Srsly.
I mentioned this on Twitter, but thought I’d elaborate a bit here. I started a ‘real’ job yesterday! It’s not full-time- in fact, it’s very very part-time. As in one day per month. A local company needed a web designer/developer to fill in for their one-man-web-department (??) while he serves grand jury duty 1 week each month for the next 18 months. I could fill in one Wednesday a month, and they were good with that. The pay is great, and it’s been 2 years since I’ve had any sort of guaranteed income each month, so woohoo! Plus it’s like 5 minutes from my house. Win-Win! It was weird being a real office again though. I’m pretty sure I’ll never be able to work for someone else again- after being my own boss, being the one who calls the shots, going back would be like having to clean my own toilets again. NOT HAPPENING, if I can avoid it.
On Saturday, we are going to Kennywood!! I am super-duper excited about this. I haven’t been in like… 3, maybe 4 years? I used to go every year, sometimes more than once, when I was a kid. I remember waking up way too early for a summer vacation day and having butterflies in my stomach while I ate breakfast. Then we’d count the signs on the way there, and we’d meet our aunts and cousins at the McDonalds across the street for lunch before heading into the park. I just love Kennywood. I love the sounds and the smells and say all you want about the big parks like Disney and all that, but there’s just something about Kennywood that is so awesome. And I cannot wait to see how Maggie likes it.
EDITED TO ADD: Duh, forgot one more thing! If you’re interested in downloading and using some of my old blog themes, I’ll be slowly adding more of them here. Wheeee!