Tuesday, February 7, 2012

A few thoughts before bedtime

I painted my fingernails tonight after Clara went to sleep then worked on my computer while Paul washed dishes;

My assistant at work (who is way too good to me) bought me the book "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies";

I have two sets of adoption friends who recently had adoptions fall through and my heart has been breaking for them;

I have one set of adoption friends who recently had a placement happen and I rejoice for them;

Last night when Paul asked me for a glass of water I filled it with really hot water instead of cold, giggling at what a great prank I was going to pull - he figured it out before taking a swig though;

Clara apparently dislikes spaghetti - at least the Gerber 3rd foods kind - and I am worried she will wake up hungry tonight since she didn't eat very much for dinner because even when I switched to banana custard (which she loves) she seemed to have the spaghetti taste in her mouth and kept refusing;

I really like seeing the balance of our savings account going up and the balance of our student loans going down;

When I got home with Clara tonight, it was nearing dusk and the sky was clotted with gray clouds so we went for a walk and I taught her about rain, wind, clouds, lightning, and thunder, complete with sound effects and Clara-girl loved it;

For dinner last night I cooked a casserole that I made and stuck in the freezer more than two months ago and while it wasn't the best thing ever, it also wasn't a complete failure as a meal;

Paul and I rented a movie called "Contagion" this weekend about an epidemic which freaked me out, so I went out and stocked up on baby food and formula for Clara on Monday night, just in case;

Sometimes Paul and I talk about how at some point in our life we are going to need a car with more space and although I don't like the idea, Paul might be able to persuade me into a mini-van if it means that we get to have a big(ger) family;

We think, but are not entirely sure, that Clara has been trying to say "mama" recently - it certainly sounds a lot like it and it is always directed at me when she wants me to pick her up and hold her;

I haven't had a haircut in six months and I am dying to do something about that but just can't commit to an appointment, much less find a new salon out here since I still don't have someone I like;

That is all, and good night.


  1. Amy, I Loved this post. My heart goes out to those who have adoptions fall through.

    The savings account going up is always good.

    Just give her real spaghetti, angel hair with red sauce and cut it up really well. Have you ever tasted that Gerber spaghetti? It's nasty. :)

    Mini-vans are awesome. Once you get one you will wonder why you didn't always have one even when it was just you and Paul....hahaha.

    Here is the number to my stylist. She worked on Santana Row for years and decided to work out of home. She's great. Her name is Laura Damico. She charges me $50.00 for a cut and color... her number is 387-4242.

    Have a good day tomorrow.


    Are you a prosecuting attorney?

  2. I love the different things you teach Clara about that I often take for granted, like thunder and lightning.

    I hated Contagion. It was too realistic, and so much more terrifying because it could actually happen.

    I'm right there with you on the hair thing. The last time I got mine cut was in July, and I'm sorely tempted to chop a ton off.

    And I love the random facts post.

  3. Pretty sure we'll end up with a mini-van.

    Emma loves to watch it rain and will stand at the window singing "It's raining, It's pouring."

    I would not be surprised if Clara is saying mama.

    Haven't cut my hair since July, it's starting to drive me nuts.

  4. Hey Amy, I tagged you on my blog. I hope you participate-I know you're busy so no rush. I really enjoy your blog-take care,



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