Saturday, May 16, 2009

Sunny Saturday Thoughts

I know nobody cares about the weather (or about what I had for lunch) but today was an excellent Wyoming spring day. And since those kind of days are few and far between, I think a passing comment is warranted.

Post 6 baseball is in full swing with a trip to Rapid this weekend. Backyard baseball is in full swing as well. Recent improvements to the field include foul lines (drawn in chalk by drunken chimpanzees by the looks of them) and a snack shack. The snack shack was operated by my niece, who is sometimes adrift in the sea of boys that our family has begotten. But she's found her niche in the food service industry--they're always hungry and if she keeps on making them pay for their concessions, I predict she'll have made her first million by the seventh grade.

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Things I didn't do today that I wanted to : plant the garden (too soon) write a novel (too nice outside) make a cake (too time consuming) find a new book to read (to busy finishing my old one)

Things I did do today that I didn't plan on doing: mow the lawn (enjoyable) run the dishwasher three times (what? we didn't even eat lunch here) boil lettuce for tadpoles (kindergarten is depending on me) and thoroughly enjoy myself.

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Tomorrow I will set up my new computer. Unless it's too nice outside or I get busy or I forget. Or I find that new book that I can't put down.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Library Ninja Skills

Every Thursday, we go to story time at the library. Often, I stop for a cup of coffee on the way, inhaling both the scent of brewed espresso and the atmosphere of people dressed for Important Jobs (read, not in jeans, tevas, and slobbered on t-shirt).

After my standard maybe-I-should-go-back-to-work musings, we arrived at the library, where Son3 opened the automatic sliding doors using his best ninja moves. I think it was the flying high kick/jump and spin that finally caused the door to yield to his clearly superior powers.

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So, if you're not selling enough cars, does it make any sense to make it harder for people to buy your cars? Maybe I should go back to work after all--these people need someone to get in there and figure something out (hint guys: buy low, sell high).

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I have lots more on my mind, but not much of it post worthy. Unless the internet suddenly becomes interested in the status of my laundry (oh wait, that's what Twitter is for).

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Back in the Blogging Saddle

I got a new computer yesterday. I'm typing this post on my old Dell Inspiron 1200 that is three years old and is missing the F-G-V-&-B keys thanks to a curious kitten. I have decided that opening and setting up my new laptop is to be deferred until I clean up and organize my office.

I might get to use it around September.

I'm having a weird time with the time suck that is the Internet lately. My kids are needing me in very time consuming ways. My work around the house and as a lawyer is becoming more time consuming also. And I have a stack of new projects/hobbies that I want to try. Meanwhile, I'm also thinking that maybe, just maybe, I might, possibly, allegedly, have too much stuff.

Or, maybe it's just a function of sunny spring weather and a good spring cleaning of the coat closet and junk drawer will cure me. Either way, I'll soon find out.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

A List of Reasons I Didn't Post Yesterday

  • Brief due by close of business
  • Smallish existential crisis
  • Fell asleep reading to kids; when I woke up at 9:15 (p.m.) to stumble to my bed, too tired to care about posting daily
  • Too mesmerized by gummy baby smiles
  • Did I mention, brief due by close of business?

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Obligatory The-Weather-Sucks Post

March 1-- clear and sunny, high around 68. I sweat going for a walk with my neighbor.

March 2--snow, blowing snow. High around 20. The wind, oh god, the wind.

March 3--clear, cold, sunny. High around 40. I wear a long-sleeved shirt and a fleece vest to take the kids to the doctor.

March 4--clear and cold this morning. 1 inch of snow has fallen since 6:30 when I got home from the grocery store.

Tomorrow--snow shovel, sidewalk chalk, scooter--who knows? Whatever it brings, we're ready.

Monday, March 03, 2008

Things I Will Do Today

that I didn't do on the days I turned five, fifteen, or twenty-five:
  • Between 8 and 10 loads of laundry in an effort to sanitize out whatever cold/cough/goopey-eye crud is hanging around.
  • Constantly wipe three noses and faces (none of them my own) as a result of the above mentioned cold/cough/goopey-eye crud.
  • Take three children to the doctor so that he can (most likely) tell me they have a cold and there's nothing to do but ride it out.
  • Write an appellate brief arguing for the court to overturn a state administrative agency action.
  • Blog.
  • Decide that thirty-five isn't so old after all.

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Second List

Reasons why my plan to take the boys to the library, bring my computer, and finish my brief while they occupy themselves in various ways is not working:
  • Bishopp is asleep on my chest, forcing me to type while leaning backwards enough that he doesn't fall.
  • The books.
  • Really, a lot of books that I should be reading to my kids.
  • I mean, have you seen the books in this place?
And also? I don't really want to be working on my brief.