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Work has gotten so much less interesting since I have been back from maternity leave–in a good way. My management situation is drastically improved, and I hope others in the group feel the same way. He has made some changes and we all know how painful change is for some folks. But overall, 4th quarter was peaceful on that front.
Dominic is a stinker. Does anyone have any tips on how I can convince him to sleep in his own bed again? He was doing just fine and then about two weeks before his surgery he started making his way to my bed in the middle of the night. That morphed into the whole night when he had his surgery. Then, we geared up and said, “on SUNDAY night, you have to start sleeping in your own bed again” and he did…for about 2 nights. We rewarded him and praised him and everything. But over the holiday break, he kept going into Sarah’s bed. Then, when I said he couldn’t do that (she only has a twin and it was affecting her ability to get some sleep) he started sharing Helen’s bed. Helen has a “double” bed on the bottom bunk, so there’s room for him there, but she kicked him out last night and he ended up in my bed again. *sigh* I really want him to WANT to sleep in his own bed and I really don’t want to have a fight about it. Any cool ideas for motivation out there?
I signed up for a 7-week session of Spin Class on Thursday nights. It started last night. Remember, I went to a complimentary class back in December
. You know, to sort of try-it-out and all. But, this instructor was a bit tougher I guess. I wasn’t all that sore after the other class, but I was sore almost immediately last night and today I am definitely feeling it. And I know this is good…at least I continue to remind myself.
I started reading The Bible
this week along with Catholic Mutt. She wrote some thoughts on Job the other day
. I was behind her in the reading so I hadn’t read it yet, but when I did, I was surprised that my impression of what was written was so different from hers. I didn’t read that anyone told Job that if he had more faith he wouldn’t have the suffering he was having. Did I miss something? I guess I should re-read it, because it seemed like the three friends came and were sorry to see their friend suffering, but they didn’t seem to say anything to them (I am reading New American Translation…given to my by my Benedictine Nun Aunt…do I have a weird translation?) I got the impression that the friends were like so many friends of people who suffer…at a loss because there was nothing they could do to ease the suffering. Where am I off, friends?
Sarah got an iPod Touch for Christmas. I have to admit, I hemmed and hawed and toiled over this decision. I kept wondering what I was doing spending that kind of money and giving that kind of technology over to a 10-year-old? She’s asked for one for a couple of years and before this year, I was pretty quick to dismiss it and never felt bad about it. This year was different though. I won’t write too much about my process at this point because these ARE supposed to be QUICK takes. But I will say this…one pleasant effect of her having an iPod Touch is the ability to be in touch with her through the iMessage feature (I have an iPhone) and her ability to catch video and pictures of the other kids that Craig and I are not able to catch. She got a very cute video of Dominic saying his ABC’s and some really sweet photos of Helen and Dominic together.
Dani got a guitar for Christmas. No, not a toy one. A real one. One we expect her to learn how to play. One she wants to learn how to play. After Basketball is over.
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Speaking of Basketball, Dani has her first games tomorrow! So excited to see how the girls do! Dani played rec league last year and learned a lot. This year, her class gets to play in the parochial school development league. She is in a class with 18 girls (!!!) and 16 of them went out for basketball (double !!!) so they have two teams of 8 girls.
oh yeah and also speaking of basketball…Jayhawks played a great game the other night! Well, mostly a great game. They won which is nice…especially since we are in conference play now. Jayhawks have won the last 7 conference championships, so here’s to hoping they get #8!!
Have a great weekend!