Tuesday, October 27, 2015

1000 Posts, and a Baby

This is my 1000th post (not counting ones I later took down for Reasons).  When I started writing, I was a very unhappy grad student (do they come in another variety? - yes, I know they do, but rarely at SnootyU sciences, I assure you), newly married, and living somewhere I hated.  Now I have three children, a part-time job which is actually pretty great, a nice house that I could stand to clean more often (HA, HA), and am living in a place that makes my top-five US destinations (in no small part because we're close to my parents).

I still need to write about my cognitive dissonance about THREE CHILDREN, but here is a cute baby (for a couple days at least, after which, poof).  She is adorable.  I love the pink clothes with ruffles (gender stereotyping BLAH BLAH whatever, I want cute things with ruffles.  And pants, so she can play/crawl).   I love the magical eating-everything baby age and the little coos and how she tries to babble at us.  I love that she puts herself to sleep with a stuffed mousie and I can sleep at night.  And most especially, I love leaving her with someone else once a week so I can go work and be an adult with an identity outside my children, and I love how happy she is to see me when I get back (three whole hours later).



What's good right now with you?

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  1. what a great update. And, what a cutie (and of course, I'm referring to the mama. The kid's not bad looking either).

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  2. Happy millennial post! What's good with me right now is that I had an hour to sit and watch waves on the ocean with a dear sister this weekend.

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    1. So soothing! Waves and sister both, hopefully.

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  3. Belle8:45 PM

    So many things are good right now! Sabbatical, a beautiful home in a beautiful location, traveling to France, the cat demanding dinner as I type... but very definitely the chance to see you and the rest of your family in a month and a half!!!

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    1. Oh my, that is soon. We should... make some plans! Yes! And I certainly think all those things are wonderful!

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  4. I'm so glad she's putting herself to sleep and is in the fun part of the babyness! It makes her extra cute. Congrats on your 1000th post :) You do live in an exceptionally lovely area which I shall have to come visit again in a few years. I had a fantastic time visiting this summer!

    There's lots that is good. The boys are in school so I'm tackling major decluttering projects around the house. Patrick is switching to a slightly different team within Bicycle Company so he will be less stressed and bored soon. I put 12' tall curtains in my living room and they're awesome. Oh, and I'm planning a trip to Provence in March, with some helpful suggestions from a good friend! In July next year, Antje and family are coming to the U.S. to visit!!

    Speaking of top 5 U.S. destinations, what else is on your list?

    Oh, and most importantly right now: I have a laundry basket FULL of quince, and a Simply Quince book with lots of recipes marked. I will have to send you some jelly.

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    1. QUINCE! Why does no-one here grow quince? Bah.

      Your trip promises to be delightful. And full of wine.

      Other places to LIVE: Cold City, NC mountains, upstate Maine, Colorado near Estes Park (note that mountains feature prominently, plus Cold City is cold but delightful). To visit: San Diego, Baxter State Park or Arcadia, Colorado again, DC.

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  5. Oh. And also Alaska for both.

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  6. There's a quince tree on someone's tree lawn down the street...
    You and that baby are both stunning. I'm glad there's this good stuff to balance the chronic PAIN, etc. I hope there's a time soon when there's nothing but good. Over here? Well, I am loving the heck out of my own cognitive dissonance baby.

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    1. I will be there IMMEDIATELY to steal their quinces.

      Your baby is ALSO adorable! I heard someone call baby 3 the 'spite baby', especially if you have male and female models already in residence.

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  7. 1000 posts? Blimey.

    What's good here? The first three weeks of letting my "baby" have his swimming lesson in the pool without me holding him. The first day watching my "baby" on a balance bike zooming off down the pavement with no fear. Knowing that my "baby" will be four in two week's time....

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    1. Tatoe just turned four! The Horrible Three Year Old personality is slowly fading now.

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