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12 March 2008


So I discovered a source of motivation yesterday- sunshine! Rob like our bedroom to be a "cave" so we usually have the curtains shut, but the other day I needed to trim Max's fingernails and that required a bit more light. So I opened the curtains and forgot to close them again. Well, when I woke up the next morning there was sunshine to greet me!! Instead of rolling over and going back to sleep until noon like I usually do after Rob leaves for work and I get to stay home, I got up. And cleaned the WHOLE kitchen. Usually I just do the dishes, but this time I did the dishes, put ALL the dishes away once they were clean- usually I just leave them in the dishwasher until the dishwasher is empty, and then I know it's time to do dishes again. And I cleaned up all the clutter that gets dumped on any spare flat surface, and mopped, and cleaned out the fridge. It was a good day. And it meant that I could make dinner tonight! Rob was so happy!

And so everyone knows, I made a list too- that's how I knew to clean the kitchen.

And Max has learned a new trick- how to take off his diaper. Luckily, nothing has happened yet- we've been able to catch it before he lets go. That boy just LOVES to be naked. After his baths, he has to have a run-around-the-house-naked session before getting dressed. Max is also not sleeping all the way through the night anymore. Grrrrr. Is this normal for his age? Around 4 am he wakes up screaming and the only way to get him back to sleep is to bring him to our bed, where he lays sideways and either kicks us or headbutts us the rest of the night. Not fun. And just ask Rob- I am a grumpy sleeper. Mess with my sleeping and I'm not nice.

And something COMPLETELY random- Max was born early, but before he was born, I had made a list of "labor activities" like my lamaze reachertold me too. Labor activities are stuff to do while you're laboring at home before you go to the hospital to keep your mind off the pain (supposedly). One of the things on my list was to do a photo shoot in a ll my maternity clothes and stuff so I'd remember this time in my life. But I particularly wanted one shot: me barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen. Before Rob and I got married, me and him and his roommate Nayte would joke that a woman's place is in the kitchen, barefoot and pregnant. Well, I never got the picture and I'm very sad about it. Now I have to get pregnant again just so I can get that shot. (That'll be a couple more years)

And the last thing I'm going to bore you with is my current addiction. Sim City. I don't know what it is about that game, but it has me hooked. I don't like being addicted to stuff so I've been trying to wean myself from it. And it's only been 5 days. Pathetic. I thought I had stronger moral fiber than that.

I lied. One more thing- check out Stuff White People Like. It's the first link on my link list down on the right. HILARIOUS. But it's only so funny because it's true. Two excerpts that are especially true for me:
#82 Hating Corporations
When engaging in a conversation about corporate evils it is important to NEVER, EVER mention Apple Computers, Target or Ikea in the same breath as the companies mentioned earlier. White people prefer to hate corporations that don’t make stuff that they like.
#79 Modern Furniture
Referring to a white person’s expensive chair as a ‘chair’ is considered poor form and will likely result in a loss of trust and/or respect.

The best strategy for avoiding this faux pas is to look for the most uncomfortable chair in a white person’s home and ask “who designed that?” If they say “Ikea” or “Design within Reach” you can call it a chair, otherwise refer to it only by the name they give you.

Like me and my sister say, "we are pure-bred white girls."


  1. Yay for a clean kitchen! And so funny that Max can take his diaper off now. Look out! I will check that link too. Sounds funny.

  2. I have no comments on the sleeping through the night, b/c I am the worst person to give advice on that. So good luck to you. But congrats on the clean kitchen. Maybe I can start doing that too!!!

  3. Changing in and out of maternity clothes while having contractions sounds like a party and a half! I can't imagine why you didn't have enough time to get all the shots you wanted!

  4. sunshine is a pretty powerful motivator. i feel much more productive in the spring time than any other time of the year. yeah for spring coming back!