Archive for March, 2006

Sign of Summer on the Way

There was a little lizard caught in the window today. It had climbed up the brick and on to the screen, then managed to get itself between the screen and the storm window and couldn’t figure out how to get out. (Though if it had kept climbing up, it would have ended up in the house.) Matt released it and it jumped unto the window sill and then took a flying leap for the ground under the azalea bushes, where it was completely hidden behind mounds of pink blooms.

The last couple days have been kind of tough. Nowhere near enough sleep, so I’ve been pretty exhausted and depressed as a result.

Today was a little better. I actually managed to get to sleep around 4am, so I got more sleep. 🙂

Autumn and I ran errands this morning. We went to Wal-Mart for groceries and to look at plants. Then to Lowe’s to get primer little foam rollers and look at some more plants. While at Lowe’s, I lost my keys. Well, to be more accurate…I lost my key (singular). Somehow, the key to the Pontiac managed to come off of my key ring. Still not quite sure how. I got out to the car, used the remote to unlock it and emptied my cart. Put Autumn in the car, put the cart away and went to start the car, only to find I had no key. So I had to load Autumn back up and go back in and ask if anyone had turned in a key. Thankfully someone had.

I meant to get plants at Lowe’s (I still need to put in my tomatoes), but they looked pretty sick. So that’s put off yet again.

When we got home, Autumn and I read The Tailor of Gloucester and then I put her down for a nap.

Matt got off work not too long after Autumn and I got back home, so I fixed him some lunch and then decided to run around the corner to the scrapbook store and pick up a couple sheets of vellum for a project I’m working on. When I walked into the store I must have looked pretty funny. I caught myself with my mouth hanging open as I looked around the store–empty. Turns out they’re closing down on Friday for good. Can’t quite figure out how I missed this fact, but somehow I did. Needless to say, I wasn’t able to find the vellum I was looking for. However, I was able to pick up a few ink pads and some paper for 80% off. Despite the discount it’s still pretty sad though. The store hasn’t been there that long and they did have a pretty good paper selection.

We went for a walk this evening before dinner. We headed down to the park and Autumn had a great time playing on the swings and slide with her Daddy. She just giggled and squealed and giggled and squealed and just couldn’t stop.

After making and cleaning up dinner, we watched House and I just mixed up a couple of mango-peach margaritas. I still think that the best part of any margarita is the salt. Yummy. 🙂
Just hoping to get some sleep tonight.

Just Watched

The Prizewinner of Defiance, Ohio. I only started the book, didn’t finish it, but for as far as I had read, the movie stuck with the book very well. It was pretty interesting, not the best movie I’ve watched recently, but interesting. Not one I would recommend to everyone though. Definitely too much language for families with younger kids.


Anyone have suggestions for some good books to read? (Not that I really have the time…but my brain desperately needs a little bit of exercise.)

Play Time!





A tooth coming in.

Sitting up steadily.

Mastering moving from sitting to stomach in order to reach things.

And (scariest of all) starting to very slowly scoot across the floor to get something just a little further out of reach.

Growing up way too fast.