Friday, April 24, 2009

Enjoying the Right Now . . .

During my hiatus, I made the decision to just enjoy what is right now. It might end tomorrow but I am focused on deriving great joy from my daily shower, enjoying coasting down a wide open highway, checking my e-mail anytime I get good and ready. I'm still interested in emergency preparedness and getting my family through tough times comfortably but I am determined to enjoy right now. As long as there's life, health and strength . . . why not?

I get it. Economic depression. End of cheap oil. Food shortages. All these things loom as very real possibilities for our near futures (if not current realities).

But this weekend, the weather will be GREAT. In the 80s. After a long hard winter, I am ready, you hear? R.e.a.d.y!!! I hope you enjoy it as much as I will.

Photo Credit: Spring Time in Tennessee by countryboy1949 on Flickr

He's a Biter!!!

Z2 is a biter and it is just so unnerving. Everywhere we go I spend the whole time chasing him around to make sure he doesn't sink his teeth into some unsuspecting little person. It's not malicious. Not always. I mean, if you take something he's playing with, he will try to bite you. Z1 knows this firsthand and all too well. But most of the time, biting is part of some bear hug, "I'm trying to be your friend" ritual. I can't wait till this stage is through!

I am continually taken by how different children, even children with the same father and mother, can be. Our issue with Z1 was that he didn't bite enough. He would swallow chunks of food whole and we'd have great fun identifying things in his diaper. Z2 on the other hand chews everything thoroughly. Z1 was reserved and took a long time to warm up to other kids. Z2, though, will walk right up and . . . bite. Z2 is adventurous and climbs thing with little to no regard as to what might happen should he lose his footing. Z1 has always been extremely cautious with himself and although he injures himself from time to time, it's more so because he's not watching his step not because he's willfully being daring.

Anyway, we've dubbed Z2 "Little Chomper". He's still too cute.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

I'm back . . .

I was trying to think of some clever way to make my re-entry into the world of blogging but I couldn't. But I'm back--back with a much clearer vision of how I want internet usage to be a part of my life. I'm catching up on blogs. Unsubcribing from others. Sorting through e-mail. Paying bills (was worried I'd have to go get some stamps for a minute there). Generally getting re-acclimated.

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