Bird needs a haircut and other bits of information

So, after another trip to Urgent Care and many, many hours waiting to see a bona-fide opthamologist and a series of three waiting rooms full of elderly people with cataracts, my husband is fine, his sight has been restored, and the eye patch has been retired until the next ocular tragedy or costumed holiday, whichever comes first.

I’m still looking for the camera cable so I can share a photo or two. Our little catch-all office area is still a shambles but a more, uh, planned shambles, as we now have some actual piles of things that might really go together after we build the shelves we’ve promised ourselves. A. has separated all of “his” stuff from “my” stuff… editing and video and random cables and hard drives and nerds-only equipment over here, teeming piles of shit to be shredded, shit to be reviewed, shit to be paid, and general miscellaneous shit– oh, and the massive collection of daily finger paint masterpieces on thick construction paper–over there. Seeing as “my” computer doesn’t have internet, or electricity at the moment, I’m typing this on some kind of bozo keyboard that has editing symbols and colored keys instead of letters, and I must say I’m faring remarkably well. Mrs. Gibbs (high school typing teacher– we actually used typewriters. And corrective tape) would be proud of my mad blind typing skeels.

Anywho, just thought I’d share that I didn’t make bread this week and didn’t buy any either, and yet we have miraculously survived. I received my political bumper sticker of choice and continue to race home to check for my t-shirt daily, but alas, it does not arrive. I made a delicious thing from the October VT tonight that I didn’t expect to be quite so delicious, but hey, we were pleasantly surprised (served it over cous cous). Birdy has declared a tolerance for cous cous, and the new kid in her class at school seems to cause her mild stress by simply existing to this point without a working knowledge of the rules and culture of her beloved Red Building. I just spent an outrageous amount of money on 2 new dog beds and the big guy still insists on sleeping in his stinky old chair, which I have a desire to un-stink and about which he has a fierce re-stinking agenda. He is more underfoot than usual tonight, like the worst version of a needy, underfoot cat, if that cat weighed seventy pounds.

And another thing: I’m pregnant. You may know that already, because you know me outside of this blog or because I’ve not exactly been NOT hinting about it. We’re excited, we’re terrified, we’re freaking out about the cost of dueling childcare. We’re savoring the tail end of our three-pack days and preparing for a new life– both the literal human one that will keep us up all night and smell like a heavenly human biscuit, and the new life we’ll be navigating and fumbling with as everything changes in all six of the lives that are currently being lived under our little roof. I’m due April 28, almost ten weeks along at present. I’ll keep you posted.

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