Friday, June 17, 2011

A few things

  • I'm so excited for our farm share to start. We pick up on Tuesdays because it is a fun thing to do with Little G and means I don't have to do it on the weekends. However, we seem to be the last people in the continental US to be starting their share! Our farm started its p/u schedule earlier this just so happens that this Tuesday is the latest of the start dates. Anyway, in a week when I'm complaining about all the beet greens and lettuce you can smack me upside the head and remind me of how much I was looking forward to this.

  • Real Simple has an essay contest going on that I keep thinking I want to write something for. I have the perfect subject and story and everything and can't seem to get it together to write what I want to write. The dumb thing is that I would want to write this regardless of some contest, so you would think I would just get it out of me...but since it is a contest I am finding myself completely overwhelmed. Essay topic: When did you first understand the meaning of love?

  • I signed up to be a part of the BlogHer advertising network. I have no idea how it all works and I certainly have no expectations of any of you clicking on any of the links that will now appear on my blog, but if you do, thank you for helping to contribute to my blogging habit. Also, I think once I put the code into my website, I'm going to need to figure out a way to make my current blog a three column one, because I can't handle having advertising above even the 'about me' section. Also, I'm pretty sure I'll have some ugly blue bar across the top which makes me sad...but if it pays for my hosting fees, than I guess I can put up with the less-than-optimal addition to my carefully designed blog template

  • My birthday is next week and I was asked what I wanted to do and I said I wanted to go out to dinner with my friends. Except we can't even figure that out because our babysitter is out of the country visiting relatives for the month and we don't have a back-up. I'm giving up. I don't feel like working this hard just to be able to go out for my birthday. Just get me some Carvel ice cream cake and I'll move on with my life.

  • Little G has recently hit the "MINE" phase. Its pretty annoying, but sometimes funny. My six year old nephew was here last week visiting and it was humorous to watch Little G race around the house grabbing everything that Cousin W touched and shouting, "No, MY ___!" You can fill in that blank with any of the following: car, doll, turn, hat, couch, pillow, bed, kitty, snack, etc. Apparently he doesn't do this at daycare, but it was pretty silly to watch him try to declare the padding we were jumping on at the gym as his.

  • The house cleaners are here. Am I the only one who feels incredibly self conscious about being around when someone else is cleaning the house? I'm currently holed up in my office (which is not on the cleaning list) and hoping that I can seamlessly transfer myself downstairs once they head upstairs. I'd be out of the house completely, but I have work to do...which is why I'm blogging

  • Oh yeah...I sort of alluded to it in a couple of posts, but the new addition is most definitely a girl. I guess we should come up with some sort of nick name for her while we're waiting for her debut...any suggestions? Little G was the Kernel since I used to be Mrs Corn over at Weddingbee. But the Kernelette seems wrong. Maybe a Corn Muffin? Anyone? Bueller?


  1. How about Popcorn? Or Little She and Little G? (I know, I'm a sucker for rhymes.)

  2. What about Corn Pop (like the cereal)?

  3. Yeah, I like Corn Pop...but we called my husband Pop Corn, so I'm not sure it works. So far we've just called her 'the little girl'. She's been named already, so we call her by her name sometimes too.

  4. Congratulations!!!

    I think Niblet is adorable! When are you due?

  5. Maisie? Because Corn is also called Maize, and it's an adorable girl's name...? I don't know, that's all I've got. But congrats on your new little girl!