Friday, October 21, 2011

21 on the 21st

It's October 21! So today, you get 21 random bits of information from me. What's so special about October 21? Nothing, other than the fact that the idea occured to me in a dozing-off dream early this morning. So enjoy! I have no idea what bits of randomness will come out.

1. If you're Facebook friends with me, then you already know that Sophie did her first somersault last night. I wish I had grabbed my camera, I could tell what she was trying to do. But I honestly didn't think she'd get there yet! She did, though, and sat up and grinned so big, so proud of herself. It was great.

2. This week, I've worn shirts I haven't been able to wear in three years.

3. Yesterday was the first time I opened my laptop since last weekend.

4. Last night we watched Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed get married finally.

5. Their kids can really sing.

6. I was planning on making spaghetti and garlic bread for dinner last night. I wanted chicken and dumplings, but didn't want to take that long to cook. Browned some ground beef and we were out of spaghetti sauce! Not enough meat for tacos, so I thought I'd make some brown gravy and noodles and mix all together. Out of gravy mix, too. So, I cooked a box of macaroni and cheese and mixed it all together, and heated some vegetables. At that point I was just done trying.

7. Tonight I'm going to the grocery store.

8. My eyes were more green than blue yesterday. Not sure which color they are today. Yes, they change. The outer part of my irises is blue, the inner part is green, and sometimes one color is more dominant.

9. Emma's eyes were blue when she was little, then for a few years changed like mine do, but now they're all green. So far Sophie's are still solid blue.

10. I really need to get my car fixed. There is a hole in the muffler or something, and it is killing my gas mileage! Takes almost a quarter of a tank to get to work and back every day. Luckily I have a small tank.

11. I'm mostly over Angry Birds. I still play it, but I honestly don't care about achievements. That goes for any game - they're useless! And designed to make people want to play more. Instead, they annoy me and make me want to play less.

12. I can't wait to get The Sims 3 Pets, though. Although I hardly ever have time to play anymore.

13. My iPod just changed from Slick and Rose  (below) to Red Hot Chili Peppers.

14. I got my order of Bubcaps yesterday and am, I think, overly excited. Whoever invented this is genius! Sophie likes to play games and watch videos on my phone, but also loves the little button at the bottom. Unfortuantely, it also ends her game or video. So every few seconds, I have been getting a panicked "Mama!" because it disappeared. Then she'd push it again. And again. Totally defeating the purpose of giving me a few minutes to get something done. This is a simple rigid sticker that covers the home button so toddlers can't push it, but adults can. Brilliant!

15. Emma had the chance to test her sample of migraine medication yesterday. She missed another day of school wtih a headache. It did give her some relief, but didn't take it away completely. I don't know if this is the best relief she will get and to get the full prescription, or to try something else. This was supposed to be the best. I guess I'll know more after calling the neurologist's office.

16. Last weekend, we bought a tall bookcase for Sophie's room. She had two short cases for her books, and I wanted to replace one, put all her books on it, and use the other for toy storage. Her room is the smallest in the house, so we don't have extra floor space for more furniture. When my husband finished putting it together, we saw that it was bigger than my overloaded, overflowing living room bookcase, so I used the new one to replace that one, and put the smaller one in her room. The big one is still too small. I need another bookcase. Sophie's turned out great, though! the bottomm 3 1/2 shelves are books, and the rest are her toys. She can't reach them, but we can get them down for her and put them back for her when she's done. It works.

17. I want to find a secondhand dresser and paint for her room, to use in place of her changing table. She's almost outgrown it, and I can always put the changing pad on the dresser for diaper changes until she's potty-trained. And it seems like she's getting closer to that point. She can take off her clothes and diaper, and tells us when she's gone in her diaper.

18. Although I don't remember how to potty-train a child.

19. I am so happy tomorrow is Saturday. I have been exhausted all week, and can't wait to sleep a little.

20. I have so many Twitter and Facebook friends into Doctor Who that I started watching it on Netflix to see what all the fuss was about. I love it now, too! I'm up to Season 5 already, the last one on instant-play. Season 6 is the current season, but sadly it's near the end and not many episodes are on OnDemand. I just might have to sign up for another month of Hulu in the near future...

21. I have 66 emails in my inbox. (How's that for random?)


  1. Love this list! Such a nice idea for a blog post, but I might wait and do it on Nov 3 or something. ;-)

  2. I think I will try this out on January 1.

  3. Oh, come on... what's the fun in that? :)

  4. Congrats on your shorts and I've had many a night like number 6!