Thursday, April 29, 2010

Thursday miscellany

Feeling kind of disjointed and off today.  Could be any of the following:
  • The nature of springtime in Denver, which is totally schizophrenic.  Yesterday it was 80 degrees and unbelievably beautiful - blue skies, balmy breeze.  When I woke up this morning, it was snowing.  Now it's just kind of drizzling and overcast.  A friend of mine quipped that Denver really doesn't experience spring -- it's more like winter and summer duking it out for a couple of months.  That is an astoundingly astute description of what April is like in this city.  
  • I'm tired.  Josie is having an odd stretch.  It might be teething or a growth spurt (or both).  But she isn't sleeping or eating like she normally does and is a little bit fussy (which, by normal baby standards, isn't much, but it's so unlike her).  So I've been up the last three nights at 3 a.m. to give her a bottle.  At least Zeke is making up for it by being astoundingly cute and well-behaved.  He's sleeping in his own bed.  He's using the potty more and more.  He's having great days at school where he plays nicely with his friends.  He's happy and fun to be with.
  • The fucking Capitals.  Grr.  Congratulations on being the first #1 seed to blow a 3-1 series lead in the history of the NHL playoffs, guys.  Jesus.
But there are things to be happy about as well.
  • I started a new workout program a couple of weeks ago.  In addition to the workouts being really fun, I'm seeing results.  Meaning I won't be the chubby girl at the high school reunion who has to go on an on about how she's still trying to lose the baby weight (and yes, Sophie, it's looking like I'll be able to go -- yay!).  
  • More importantly, Emma is going home from the rehab center tomorrow.  This is blowing my mind.  The accident was only 6 weeks ago.  She literally almost died.  Had she been hit an inch further over here or a centimeter further over there, she could have been dead or severely impaired for the rest of her life.  And she's only been doing hardcore rehab for a little over a week.  But in that time, she's gone from being in a wheelchair to walking with a cane to barely needing the cane at all anymore.  She's working really hard to regain the use of her right arm and hand, and she's doing astoundingly well.  She'll still need to continue with rehab for a while, but she doesn't need to do it on an in-patient basis. What a stud she is.
So, as you can see, I'm sort of all over the place today.


  1. sounds my the day I'm having. And go emma!

  2. wow. "sounds my the day I'm having"?

    Clearly, I'm having a shitty smart day, too.

    Sounds like the day I'm having, is what I tried to say. Sheesh.

  3. Awesome news about Emma! Truly a miracle!

    As hard it is to do with crappy weather and no sleep, stay focused on the positive.

    You'll think I'm a flake, but what do I care? You're the third person I know who has had their child not sleeping the last few nights and there is a full moon. While it's highly likely it is teething or a growth spurt or some new developmental milestone, that all may be made worse by the lunar cycle. Just sayin'. : )

    It sounds like you have a handle on it all and that's something to celebrate, too!

  4. moosie -- until you pointed out the typo, I didn't even notice it.

    Dawn -- You know, I didn't even think about the full moon, but you may be on to something. I am totally affected by the full moon -- I always feel off and on edge, so maybe Josie is affected by it as well. Or she could be teething and/or growing. Who knows. This is why I prefer children of the talking variety.

  5. Fning caps, more 3-1 series leads BLOWN then I care to remeber!
    If the Caps were only as resilent as Emma ;0)

  6. Emma could teach Ovie a thing or two

  7. Wendy! That is wonderful news about Emma! I'm so glad to hear it. As for the weather, the hockey and sweet Josie, that will all work out soon! (and I hope sooner, rather than later...)