Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Snow on the Way

Depending on who you listen to Milwaukee is expecting somewhere between 3 and 9 inches of snow tonight. That's lousy if I was planning to drive, but with my Escort still down for repairs and Lisa and I both working tomorrow I'll probably have to take the bus anyway, so no harm no foul.

* while still not road worthy, the Escort is now starting and running, thanks to some tinkering I did under the hood. And, uh, just because it decided to co-operate.

I haven't felt much like blogging lately. I've been working, spending my spare time looking for a better, full time job, and dealing with the ins and outs of everyday life. Not much time for extracurricular writing I'm afraid. I hope to watch American Idol with Lisa tonight and if I consume enough caffeine I'd love to post about it. We'll see.

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You may feel free to 'x' out of here now, because the rest of this post will be nothing more than a catch-up piece.

* In addition to Lump's ability to acquire bumps and bruises she continues to destroy my house every time she is freed from her cage (er, playpen). I might have mentioned this before, but as an example of how she spends her time: One day I lifted her out of her crib and onto the floor. This was a second-long maneuver that covered all of five feet. In that time she grabbed a blanket off the dresser with one hand, pulling it to the floor along with everything on top of it, and with the other hand grabbed a toy and threw it against the wall.

She's not unique of course. Today at work a toddler girl knocked down an entire display, sending it crashing to the ground. The Mom was embarrassed and looked crestfallen, something compounded by the rather unprofessional reaction of a co-worker of mine.

"Eighteen month old?" I asked the mom.

"Yes," she said. "How did you know?"

"I've got one at home," I said. "Mine would've done worse."

* Smiley can now call Lump by a nickname that's promoted by my sister and despised by Lisa. For the record, it's her first syllable followed by 'eee'. He also said 'no tank ooo mom-a' at the mall yesterday, which was super!

* I have to remember to schedule a doctor's appointment for my sinuses. To quote Lisa today: "You fiddle with your nose so much people are going to start thinking you've got a coke problem."

* I've become somewhat of a fan of college basketball, and of the local Bucks. Iv'e even started DVR'ing the games I'm not home to see. This is horrific news to Lisa. "You're attractivness has seriously fallen four points. I used to love that you hated sports. I would tell people 'he's not like other boys, he reads and writes and loves politics and doesn't waste his time screaming at a TV screen. Now you're just one of 'them'."

Well, that's a bit harsh. And untrue too. I have always loved baseball, and I was a casual but competitive fan of nearly all sports. May I bring up a Packers playoff victory in the '90's? It was a lovely come from behind affair. I was so excited with the result that I screamed, picked up Lisa, and tossed her in the air - ripping her $300 dress right down the back.

How quickly we forget.

6 comments:

Bridgett said...

9 inches possible? Eek.
I dunno...part of me likes being somewhat homebound by snow. :)

Regardless, be careful.

XOXO

Jeanne said...

As I got up this morning and looked out, I was so mad, no snow and I canceled an enjoyable evening at dance with my daughter and grand children...The weather men sometimes gets it right, but this time I'm sad and Glad that they were wrong...

Lummb is so cute...I'm sure the mother of that little girl in the store was happy that you were there..

Anonymous said...

People forget how their toddlers behaved....nature makes us forget. Anyhoo...you sure have a way of making me look like a pill of a wife and mother! I would like all of your readers to know that I don't own clothes worth 300 bucks. That was my highschool prom dress that I had made and wore for Christmas parties through my early 20's. I paid for it myself and only had it specially made because I couldn't find another dress that would fit my boobs. Other than my wedding dress I have never owned anything else even a third that expensive. And since I'm making some things clear here....you are way more into sports then what you were....get real. But....I still love you and value you and all that other jazz. Your wife, Mrs. Slapinions.

Sybil said...

I sure hope that you sisn't get the snow ..it is past time that it was going on it's way..I think, hope, that our short snowy spell has gone now, it certainly is getting a bit warmer..That wee Lump should be renames Imp !! she sure is one. I am so happy Dan that Smily is slowly beginning ti get his speach together. Bless Him.
In fact Bless you all. Take care.
I am away now to write to a certain wee girl !!
Love Sybil xx

Sybil said...

I sure hope that you sisn't get the snow ..it is past time that it was going on it's way..I think, hope, that our short snowy spell has gone now, it certainly is getting a bit warmer..That wee Lump should be renames Imp !! she sure is one. I am so happy Dan that Smily is slowly beginning ti get his speach together. Bless Him.
In fact Bless you all. Take care.
I am away now to write to a certain wee girl !!
Love Sybil xx

~Rebecca Anne~ said...

I loved this entry. An 18 month old is capable of enormous things in a split second, aren't they......
As for that 300 dollar dress. Us ladies understand excitment and the things that can carry our men away.....just be prepared to buy a new one and you'll stay out of the dog house~
Rebecca