janiejones: (margarita)
Small Anne: I want the lamp on.

Me: We don't need the lamp on, it's bright outside and that makes it bright in the house.

Small Anne: Why is it bright outside?

Me: Because the sun is out. It's daytime.

Small Anne: But I don't want it to be daytime. I want it to be nighttime. I want it to be nighttime right nooooooooooooooooooooow.
janiejones: (computer says no)
Does anyone know why I'm not getting a notification when someone replies to one of my replies? My LJ messages show when someone replies to one of my own posts, and it used to show me when you guys replied to one of my replies on your posts, but now it doesn't. And sometimes I think, 'I wonder why they haven't responded to that,' but I think about it three days later, and of course, you guys did reply, but it was three days ago.

It's very annoying. It wouldn't annoy me so much if it had never done it, but it did and now it stopped. Stoopid LJ.

We had Small Anne's birthday party today. We had to cancel last weekend because not only was the weather heinous, but I had a monster head cold. But today it went off without a hitch. We had great pizza and a good cake (made by yours truly) and Small Anne enjoyed herself. She had no idea what was going on, of course, but she got cake and presents, so it was all okay by her.

Those 3-6" inches of snow they've been harping about ALL WEEK have not materialized. Damn them for getting my hopes up.

Hello, 2007

Jan. 2nd, 2007 10:33 pm
janiejones: ([everwood] friends)
Oh man. I am never going to get caught up on anything, let alone LJ, at the rate I'm going. Last night was the first night in nearly two weeks that we didn't have a guest, and I recuperated today by playing with Small Anne and watching a hundred episodes of VH1's ANTM mega-marathon.

Christmas was lovely. The big family dinner went well. Our families ended up segregating, but naturally, not awkwardly, and everyone fawned over the baby. I hope she enjoyed it; this time next year she'll have at least one cousin to share the attention with (one of S's brother is expecting a baby with his girlfriend, and who knows? The married brother and his wife are still trying).

I had an awesome, awesome time with J. I'm so glad she came after all. It was wonderful having her here; I really miss having a good friend close by. She was a total hit with Small Anne, and she and S had a marathon conversation about BSG, Star Trek, Dr Who, Stargate, and other sci-fi things of which I could contribute little. So we all miss her.

We saw Eragon while she was here. Meh. Not impressed. I've never read the book, but I expected good things. It didn't hold my interest and I didn't like the way it was edited--lots and lots of short, choppy scenes. Also, I could have just saved myself the $8 and watched Star Wars and Lord of the Rings instead. It was deja vu all over again.

Small Anne is turning 1 two weeks from today. I'm not even sure how I feel about that yet, expect slightly stunned.

My New Year's resolution is to go to bed earlier.

As you can see, I'm still recovering from the holidays.

Hope you all had nice holidays. I'm off to find out if you did or not :)

Yawn.

Jun. 9th, 2006 01:17 pm
janiejones: (mummy knows best :: thetricia)
Small Anne has had a couple of rough days and nights. She came down with a pretty bad cold--stuffed-up nose, bad phlegmy cough, and just general, all-around irritability. Wednesday night was hell. She and I got maybe 4 or 5 hours of sleep (hardly any of them in a row), and considering she usually averages 10-12, she and I were both kind of zombies the next day. (I made S sleep on the couch; he would seriously have gotten no sleep otherwise.)

I took her to the doctor yesterday, and they said her ears and throat look fine, her lungs sound great, it's just a cold and we have to ride it out. Then we came home and she and I slept for an hour-and-a-half, woke up, ate, zoned out, and then slept for another two-and-a-half hours. I don't think I've ever been more exhausted in my life. But I kind of feel like I've achieved some badge of motherhood. Staying up with your sick baby, sticking saline drops up her nose and suctioning out snot, rubbing Baby Vicks on her chest, rocking her for 2 hours, singing COUNTLESS songs you didn't even realize you knew the words to, taking her to bed with you, and then waking up at her every sniffle and sneeze, not to mention all the WORRYING...the least you deserve for that is a badge, right?

She seems better today. She didn't go to sleep until after 10 last night, but then she slept till 6, and has already taken two naps today. I know that sleep is the best thing for her, so I'm grateful she's finally getting it.

As a sidenote, is there anything stinkier than a small dog who's been out in 90-degree heat for half an hour? I think not.
janiejones: (sam seaborn :: rickenbacker)
Okay, I think we all know what I'm going to say here. Mainly: SamyayOMGSQUEEEEEEE!

But also: Transition )

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In non-WW squeeing news, one of my worst fears was realized today when I was clipping Small Anne's nails. Yeah, you can already see where this is going. I clipped a tiny chunk out of her teeny little thumb. Oh, how she cried. It was the saddest thing in the world. I cried, too. She's okay now, and it hardly bled at all, but there's a little bit of skin missing.

Poor little Small Anne with her sucky, clumsy mama.
janiejones: (roosevelt room :: ancientfeelings)
The last few days have been a blur. Small Anne seems to have begun teething. We're not seeing any teeth pop up, but she had many of the symptoms, and it is a lengthy process that she is probably only just starting now. I consulted an expert (ie, my mom) and she agreed. The bad thing is that I didn't catch on for a couple of days, so Small Anne had to suffer on her own for a while. I thought she was just being unusually cranky, till I sussed that she was drooling like crazy and sucking on her fist or our fingers every chance she got. I just didn't expect any teething symptoms so early. She seems to be over the worst of it now and is back to her usual, only mildly-fussy self, albeit with maximum drool-age.

S and I spent most of the weekend rearranging the house. We moved all the furniture and the television from the den into the living room, and turned the den into the new library. It's pretty nifty; we're pleased with ourselves. The only sucky thing is that the outlet in the living room isn't working, so our cable won't be working until tomorrow when Cox comes to fix it.

Which means I didn't get to record tonight's WW. Can someone pretty please fill me in on what happened? And most especially, this promo for next week which apparently made [livejournal.com profile] dianora2 frighten her poor cat? *g*

(I'm watching The Women for the second time this weekend. I love this movie. "There's a name for you ladies, but it isn't used in high society...outside of a kennel.")

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