Tuesday, November 8, 2011

old school

It's funny how blogs change over the years.  When I first started my blog, my posts were like "I'm going on a date with this boy, oh man school is hard, it was so cold today!"  Not just the subject matter has changed--it was all very day-to-day, here is what is going on kind of stuff.  That's probably why it was easier to blog every day!  And now I have to wait until I can have a post dedicated to cute pictures of Ruby's little bum in her crib.

So here is some of what is going on, without pictures or themes.

I have started indexing during Ruby's naps.  It is fun, and it makes me feel better than just browsing the interwebs. I'm currently working on a census from Surrey.  My favorite thing is when they mark the occupation of 4 year olds as "scholar."

Ruby is entirely off of bottles.  Yay!  She can finally drink from any sippy cup we give her. I think I read that babes should stop using bottles at 14 months, so I've been stressing for some reason. Needlessly, because she's only 13 months.

 I have been sewing circle garlands until my fingers ache.  Kelsie is in charge of decorations for the Young Women in Excellence activity, so I've been helping.  It's tonight and will be super cute.

My finger AND toe nails are painted in a gray Essie shade--chinchilly.  I am ridiculously in love with it. I look down and see winter and sophistication.  (Mind you, I am not sophisticated.  Nor are my nails.  Just the color.)

It is freezing here. I don't hate it yet, but I will soon. Stay tuned.

We are 97%ish done with Christmas presents.  I think we've done a good job this year!  Much better than last year--our presents were so lame.  Sorry, family.  And I have an idea for what I'm giving Kyle that is going to knock his little argyle socks off.

AND I've just started a wish list for what I want for myself.  Oh snap.

Every day I change my mind about whether or not I want a purple streak in my hair.  Oh, I haven't blogged about that yet.  Awkward.  I've been wanting to forever, and now  I have a friend in the hair business.  I've been taking a poll of everyone I know to decide if I should do it.  If you haven't been contacted, consider this your invitation.  I keep going back and forth.

I kind of miss this style of blogging.  It's been fun.


Brittany said...

Chinchilly is the BEST! I've had it on my toes for probably 3 weeks now and have had it on my fingers a bunch too. I love gray and we call Lillian Chinchillian, so it was a match made in heaven. I'm so happy you love it too!

Celia said...

These are the kinds of blog posts that I LOVE! I am so proud of Ruby for kicking the bottle so soon. I'm glad you were so diligent about it. Eliza is now 26 months and STILL REFUSES to drink out of anything other than a bottle. It is a serious issues. Anyway, you are awesome for indexing and helping with the Young Women's program. I hope it doesn't snow too much this winter :)

Kayla said...

Have you seen this?? I'm dying to try it out. http://pinterest.com/pin/147774431492666706/

I think maybe I'm just a mean mom. When Wes turned 12 months we just took his bottle and handed him a sippy and that was that. Pretty much did the same thing with Jones. Maybe they deserved more of a transition?

Emily said...

You are always helping people with their projects! That's what I love about you. You make people excited to make things because you're excited to make them!

Juliann said...

I love the old school blog post. I love indexing. You should try the purple streak. My friend did a temporary pink one and it only lasted for about 2 weeks. Way to stop the bottle so soon. Mae was about 21 months and I had been wanting to stop for a long time. I finally had to go cold turkey and it worked out well.

Katy said...

you forgot to mention who you are going on dates with this week. have you finished your essay for paxman yet?

Rica said...

So glad I'm not the only one who does indexing. It also entertains me when they put a person's occupation as "Capitalist."

Karen said...

So maybe I could get some of the chic polish for Christmas? And you could put it on me??? I've wanted to do indexing since I heard about it. I am so glad that you are doing it!!

Christy said...

8 comments-what a popular post! I love the old school update. We should do this more often:)