In my house right now:
It smells like vomit and Lysol. Z was sick last night, and the house is still recovering.
Z is laying on the couch, watching Mickey Mouse. She’s kept down some toast and water (last night not even water would stay down), so things are looking better.
Tiny is standing in front of the TV in pants that are apparently too big, as they have slipped down over her diaper and are now around only one ankle. I should go do something about that.
Ok, I’m back. The elastic on the waist isn’t tight enough to keep them up. Heehee.
I still haven’t taken a shower, but my hair is a lovely scarlet color.
I’m reading Writing Motherhood by Lisa Garrigues. It is fantastic.
I’m loving this woman’s art, and thinking that we need to commission a portrait of Mimi, the lion that helps Z be brave. Speaking of whom… we did a little switcharoo last night and replaced the old, decrepit, hair falling out Mimi with a new replacement Mimi. Z totally bought it, as we had to stick the old Mimi in the wash because of the vomit, and as far as she knows, washing a stuffed animal magically gives it back its hair; but I have to admit, I felt a little like I was betraying the old Mimi. He served Z really well, saw her through a great number of childhood dramas, and was well loved in return. I know that as far as Z is concerned, this is still Mimi, but I like to think that out there somewhere Mimi got turned into a real lion (ala the Velveteen Rabbit), because he certainly was a real one to Z.
I have SO many books to read. I need to finish Writing Motherhood, and Positive Discipline for Preschoolers, AND We Never Talk About My Brother by Peter S. Beagle. And those are just the books I’m currently reading. Then I have a stack of 7 other books waiting for me. AND I need to get the Old Testament finished in the next 3 days if I want to keep on schedule with my goal to read all of the LDS standard works this year. And I’m only in Isaiah. I think I’m in trouble.
I’m also reading the manual for my new camera, which is something I would never have thought of doing if it weren’t for my beloved friend, Miss Jessica of MomShots. I’m learning all sorts of new things, and discovering so many neat things I can do with my camera. Check it out:
Isn’t that such a cool effect? And it’s ON my camera, not photoshopped. So cool!
And check out the super awesome panorama shot!
Seriously, she’s so cute:
And the little misses out on a walk, with Miss Z being a sweet big sister:
It’s such an awesome camera, I LOVE it.
I saw Alice in Wonderland the other evening, and LOVED it. I will write about it at a later time, but I thought it was gorgeous, and I had a different reading of it than many of the reviews I’ve read. I know you’re all aflutter waiting for it.
I’m getting ready for an influx of babies! My sister-in-law is due any day, a new friend is getting induced on Friday, another friend just had a baby, and one of my best friends just brought home her new baby. So I have lots of baby blankets and showers in the works, which is fun and exciting.
And now I should go get things moving for my day. My day at home with girls watching TV. I think I may clean my house.
What’s going on with you at this moment?