I usually try to post on Fridays, but yesterday I couldn't come up with anything to post about. And today hasn't been any better. All I have are short, random thoughts, so like Jen, I'm just going to give you some "Quick Takes."
After a couple weeks with no snow, we got a snowstorm on the weekend (like most of the province). I try to stay on top of the shovelling, because we have a very steep driveway and I don't want it to get icy. So one morning this week, I went out to shovel. Sunshine sat in her snowsuit watching me, and I got half of it done before she decided she'd had enough of that. I shovelled the other half while she napped later. When my husband got home, and asked me what I'd done that day, I thought it should have been obvious. "I shovelled the driveway," I said. He grinned at me and answered, "There's more snow on it." Mother Nature got ahead of me! So we got our evening exercise by shovelling again, and it hasn't snowed since then.
The best way to cheer yourself up? Play peek-a-boo with your baby until she is laughing her head off. Or tickle her. Or for that matter, tickle another baby and your baby will laugh anyways because she's used to you tickling her. :)
What do you do on a Saturday afternoon, when your Jeep is in the shop getting its gas gauge fixed, and it is -30* outside, and you live in a small town where there isn't much to do beyond renting movies or watching curling, and you have a busy 9-month-old baby? Then again, if you've stayed up until midnight the night before watching a movie, you can just have a nap when the baby does...
And sometimes, typing while keeping a baby away from the printer paper, keyboard, pens and note paper, mouse, DVDs, your glass of water, the mouse pad, and other miscellany around the computer, is a lot of work. Especially when said baby is tired and refuses to get put down to play with her blocks or rubber duckies. But when she sits quietly on your lap, hands planted on the desk, and goes "lalalala" while she watches you type, it's cute. However, it's also bedtime. So good night!