Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Originally uploaded by sjross

Monday, December 22, 2008

Life lesson

Never hide in the bathtub with the curtain closed so that you can jump out and shout "Boo!" at your son while he is going pee. Really, profoundly, truly BAD idea.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Merry Craziness...

Christmas makes me insane every year. We've tried to simplify each year, and somehow it still ends up over-committed, over-spent, and just so busy. So I'm sorry - I'm kind of disappearing for a few weeks while I drown in gift wrap and baking...hopefully I'll be up for air soon.

The good news - I think - is that Nate's now home for THREE whole weeks. So I'm hoping for a moment or two to myself, childless, to (gasp) shower, shop, and otherwise behave like an adult. I'm very much looking forward to it.

I read today a column by Emily Lemmons. She quoted someone who said "I had thought joy to be rather synonymous with happiness, but it seems now to be far less vulnerable than happiness. Joy seems to be a part of an unconditional will to live, not holding back because life may not meet our preferences and expectations. Joy seems to be a function of the willingness to accept the whole, and to show up to meet with whatever is there. It has a kind of invincibility that attachment to any particular outcome would deny us. "

So I'm wishing all of you, my lovelies, a very merry Christmas and a new year in which the joy totally overcomes the sorrows.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Ugh...pledge month.

Detroit Public TV is killing me. Slowly but surely killing me. They're in the middle of a $22 million dollar campaign to switch to digital broadcasting. So their pledge drive is going on until they raise it all - it's been over 2 weeks already...

This happens to coincide with our decision to get rid of cable (and my beloved TiVo - sniff). It was actually great for a while - Josh loved Sid the Science Kid and Martha Speaks, and I was enjoying the limited amount of tv we watched.

BUT they've now switched to running the same stupid shows over and over each morning - Curious George, Clifford, and freaking Dragon Tales. And the couple that does the pledge drive - OMG. That's all I can say.

Someone please stick a pencil in my ear and end my misery.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

4 year stats

Josh is officially a giant...

44-1/4 lbs

45" tall

Off the charts once again - this time closer to an average 6 year old!

Sadie's on a roll!