Home from Boston. Saw lots of folks, survived wrangling tLD in a completely non-babyproofed home. Had fun. Relaxed some. More later. Go tud now.
cyllan: (Default)
( Apr. 21st, 2006 09:49 am)
Happy birthday to [livejournal.com profile] sulleniguana!

Can I go back to bed now?
cyllan: (Default)
( Apr. 19th, 2006 05:31 pm)
Spent much of Sunday hanging out with [livejournal.com profile] cnoocy and his lovely Badger-wife. They're on my short-list of folks that I wish would just give in and move down here so I could see them more often. Alas, I don't know that having them closer would do much good; I don't see many of my local friends often enough to suit. Still, it was a very happy visit, and it was good to see them. I do think that I may take Badger up on her desire to go participate a major pagan festival sometime either next year or the year after if [livejournal.com profile] touchstone is good with it. Could be interesting.

We went out to dinner, marking tLD's first restaurant experience since she was capable of sitting up and feeding herself. The experience went remarkably well. She made a mess, but not too awful of one, and she didn't scream or fuss until the very end. Now that she's capable of eating off my plate, food becomes much less of a stress point.

On Monday, I was done. tLD didn't sleep well, so I was awake from about 2:00 until 5:00 in the morning. I react poorly to little sleep, and I was a snappy bitchy for much of the day and evening. Luckily she slept much better Monday night, and I didn't have to kill the children. Had a pleasant evening last night plotting how to kill SI PCs and generally chatting.

My life really is dreadfully mundane. Apologies, dear readers. Perhaps I'll take up Adventure Travel or something to entertain you better.
cyllan: (Default)
( Apr. 15th, 2006 07:34 pm)
Got to see a friend from high school today. She looks remarkably like herself; not that many changes over the past 15 years facially. But she has two boys now (and a husband). We spent most of our visiting time running after children, but that may be just as well. I have a feeling that if I sat down with her and had a long heart to heart we'd find we were very different people than we used to be. While I suspect I would still like her, such realignments in thinking may be better of coming more slowly. Still, she's in Atlanta, and we'll likely see her again.

We took our guests to the playground behind our house, completely forgetting that it was Easter Egg Hunt day. So 5 minutes after we got there, hordes of small children descended upon us (including the IguanaCoon child) intent upon finding eggs. I managed, through luck, to pick up the "win a prize" egg and (tLD being way too small for such things) hand it off to the Kit.

We came home, tLD napped, and we went out to buy books for her. Well, mostly for her. They're children's books. But as we're the ones who read them to her, we sorta needed new books to read. There is only so many times one can read "Is Your Mama A Llama" before needing something else. We also picked up some summer weight clothes as it's getting hot outside, and a new toy or two for the Bit.

In which I babble about tLD's accomplishments )

My mom is putting an offer on a house nearer to us (yay for closer babysitting) on Monday. It's going to need some work -- mostly cosmetic -- before it's good, but I think it's a good deal for her and just in general. I'll probably see if I can wrangle together a work party for painting, carpet removal and floor polishing in exchange for food and beer. But that's a little later down the line. I hope she gets the house; it really is pretty nifty.

And now off to bathe tLD and hopefully to get her to sleep.
cyllan: (Default)
( Apr. 13th, 2006 11:32 am)
After a somewhat difficult evening -- tLD decided she didn't want to sleep and would rather scream her head off from 10:30 to midnight -- I woke up in a decidedly good mood. I'm a little sleepy, and a little bit disoriented for various things, but I am reminded today of just how very fortunate I am. My drive into work was happy (Da Vinci's Notebook makes all things good), and work is actually going well.

tLD did decide to take a header off the bed this morning. I was in the shower and heard a "THUMP" followed by an oath from [livejournal.com profile] touchstone and screaming. She was more scared than anything, and as falling off the bed appears to be a right of passage, at least she got it over with fairly painlessly.

Hopefully I get to see a number of friends this weekend. (If not, there's always next weekend. Where did my April weekends go?) See? Just generally lucky.

However lucky I may be, I'm not spoiled! )
cyllan: (Default)
( Mar. 15th, 2006 10:53 am)
It's utterly lovely out, and I'm stuck inside my office. I shake a fist at the cruelty of life. Today is a much better day than yesterday. Yesterday was a Bad Mommy Day(tm) in which both children were conspiring to drive me insane. tLD woke up cranky after being cranky for the entire night. The Kit, although adorable, was in constant Identification Mode ("car? Car? CAR?" "Yes, Kit; it's a car." "Car. Car. Car? Car? CAR?" and repeat) for both drives to and fron the babysitter. I was in dire need of some quiet time, and it just wasn't happening.

However, I managed to get the sproglings home without driving into the concrete barrier out of frustration and handed tLD over to [livejournal.com profile] touchstone. The Kit, once home, was perfectly content to wander around and play. tLD, once handed over, was equally content. And I got to go run. Thirty minutes of exercise later, I was in a vastly improved mood.

Dinner last night was fabulous -- both food and company -- (all hail [livejournal.com profile] lightbearer for his lovely corned beef), and once tLD fell asleep, [livejournal.com profile] touchstone shooed me outside again for some quiet time. Everything was illuminated by the gigantic full moon, and nothing was stirring. It was so quiet I could hear the sounds of the creek some hundred yards away. I stood in the moonlight, sipped some irish whiskey and generally relaxed. After about ten minutes, I went back into the house and curled up to read.

Much much better.

And then today I got my teeth cleaned. Zesty, minty fresh teeth!

(also, go eat a tasty animal for PETA today!)
cyllan: (Default)
( Mar. 1st, 2006 09:36 am)
State of Work )

State of the Social Life )

State of the Lilisonna )

State of the State )

State of tLD )

Summary: Work = good. Social life = busy. Me = Happier. Weather = Beautiful. Baby = cute.
cyllan: (Default)
( Feb. 3rd, 2006 02:33 pm)
Georgia State Senate news and bills. I'm still looking for the "proposed legislation" section, but at least I've managed to find the "what's going on right now" section.

Stuff I found. )
In other news )


cyllan: (Default)


RSS Atom

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags