Friday, May 25, 2007

The Painted Room

Actually, the room is not painted yet, alas.

Getting a room ready to paint is a long, arduous process. It almost never ends.

Theric and I (mostly I) have spent the last month prepping the Big O's room for a fresh coat of paint. And tonight I believe I finally completed the prepping. Tomorrow morning we will begin putting on the primer coats.

Hopefully by the end of Monday we will have a room that is this color of madness.

My own madness, however, is not that particular shade.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Short Alphabet

Did you know that there is a short alphabet?

All this time we've been messing around with 26 letters when we could have been saving time using the shortened version.

A B C D E F G H I................W X Y Z

It was the Big O who pointed out the existence of the short alphabet to me. He was washing his hands, singing the alphabet song, as he has been taught, so as to be sure he washes long enough to kill all the germs. So as he was washing, I noticed that he skipped a large section of the alphabet. I pointed this out to him. "

Big O you forgot J K L M N O P Q R S T U V."

To which he replied, "No Mama, me didn't. Me singing short alphabet."


Friday, May 11, 2007


I am finally feeling better. I am certainly not all the way recovered, but I am pretty close. By the middle of next week I should feel like a normal pregnant lady again, instead of a really sick one.

The best part is that my sense of smell and taste are returning. I hate how colds take all the fun out of eating.

Of course I can't be too happy right now as Theric has become very ill. So ill that I am sending the Big O away to his grandparents, where he hopefully will be safe from all the diseases in our house.

I am very grateful that my parents are so willing, and able, to take care of him for extended periods. They had the Big O most of last week while I was sick, so they would be perfectly justified in telling me they didn't want him to come and stay.

The saddest part about sending the Big O away is that he won't be here on Mother's Day to sing with the Primary during Sacrament Meeting. This would have been his first Mother's Day performance. I have been looking forward to it since I was pregnant with him. I am trying not to think about it too much as I start getting all weepy.

Stupid sicknesses.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Strong Juices

The Big O has strong juices.

Do you have strong juices?

His Daddy has strong juices, but not his Mommy.

What do you think strong juices are?