Seven Random Quick Takes

1. It’s been about a month since I slept more than 3-4 hours in a night.
I’m really really hoping Sarah’s antibiotics and reflux medicine kick in soon. I am not the world’s most patient mama/thorough housekeeper/articulate conversationalist at this level of sleep deprivation. I’m beginning to wonder if I should voluntarily relinquish my driver’s license or something to prevent me from being a public safety hazard.

2. I have an Atari commercial from the 80’s stuck in my head.
“The fun is back, oh yessiree! It’s the twenty-six-hundred from A-TAR-I!!!!”

You’re welcome for that.

3. Yesterday I started using cloth diapers again during the day.
It may be a short-lived experiment. I have been getting free disposables from CVS and Walgreens since this summer, but there haven’t been any deals in a while and I’m starting to run low. My sister-in-law gave me some Bummis covers in Jack’s size that she had never used, so I figured I could go back to cloth. I like cloth diapers for economy (I’ll never pay actual money for disposable diapers, it goes against my principles!), and they are really cute, but I forgot how bulky they are! It would be a shame not to use all the cute little newborn size cloth diapers I have though, so I’ll stick it out for a while.

4. This morning, Hannah found ice inside our windows.
Yes, inside. It’s wicked cold here, ya’ll.

5. I fed the kids chocolate chip cookies for their afternoon snack.
Now I have some very rambunctious toddlers. I may live to regret my acquiescence to their request for cookies. At least they were whole wheat flour cookies, so maybe there was some redeeming value to them.

6. Shouldn’t there be a statute of limitations for leaving political yard signs out?
Seriously people, the election was nearly three months ago, I think everyone’s mind is made up. Maybe you could take down your tattered faded plastic signs before our home values plummet even more precipitously. And yes, this is sort of directed to my neighbor who decorated her Obama signs for Christmas. I guess it’s better than those tacky reflective mirror ball lawn ornaments, or a wooden cut-out of a fat lady’s bottom in polka-dot bloomers. But still. (Note: I don’t mean to imply that the signs should come down because they are Obama signs. Really, I think a Merry McCainmas theme would be even tackier, since McCain lost. I really just think campaign signs in general need to come down the day after an election. That’s just me!)

7. I think it’s funny that our Psalty CDs tell the kids “and now it’s time to turn over the record.”
Funny because of course they don’t know what a record is. I guess that’s probably how my parents felt about 8 tracks or something. And possibly just a little bit how my grandmother felt when I asked her if she used to ride to church in a covered wagon.

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